Ports and Freight Terminals
Vandalism, theft, and terrorism can wreak havoc and cause substantial economic pain to business and the nation. Ports and freight terminals are large areas with a lot of vehicle and human activities. Radiation portals are needed as major ports to detect weapons of mass destruction. Sentinel software operating inside ports and freight terminal command and control centers can provide many advantages. ARA’s Sentinel command and control enterprise software solution has been in continuous operation at multiple high value locations for more than a decade. Radiation detection in vehicles traveling at highway speed with associated cameras have been in operation at several sites. Over the years new security modules generally consisting of radars, radiation detectors, and integrated cameras have been added based on new threats and improved sensor technology. Sentinel’s open source “Plug and Play” capability allows the seamless introduction of COTS equipment from a wide range of sensor manufacturers each with cost/benefit trade-offs that security managers can decide upon.
In addition to automated radiation detection at highway speed, Sentinel combines long range ground radar solutions having human and vehicle tracking capabilities with a variety of camera options that automatically “slew to cue” putting eyes on the moving radar target. Sentinel’s AI algorithms assure that intruder targets are properly analyzed in real time to determine if it is one intruder or groupings of intruders. This software solution also can incorporate hundreds of cameras, door alarms, security gates, controlled access points, license plate readers, and change detection capabilities. Automated masked and alert areas allow customers to fine tune their alert monitoring to minimize nuisance alarms from “normal” activities.
Sentinel’s automation and AI software allows an individual security person to monitor and react to each alert from hundreds of security sensors and data points. The automation eliminates the need for security personnel to monitor large numbers of sensors and cameras hoping to see something while at the same time fighting off boredom. Instead a smaller security command and control staff reacts to alerts and related images that automatically pop up in front of them.
- Fixed and mobile wide area and perimeter intrusion detection and assessment
- IP-based primary and alternate command and control capability
- Remote Administrator workstation reduces security desk operation interruptions
- Automatic network video recording of all camera video and audio
- Ergonomically designed command and control displays to reduce operator fatigue
- Options for additional remote monitoring stations
- Military & Commercial Airfields
- Critical infrastructure
- Private Security & Prison Command & Control Centers
- Ports & Freight Terminals