FISH FARM SECURITY – EMPLOYEE SAFETY
The safety of employees on fish farms is of course, very important. Unfortunately, it is not unknown for employees to fall into water or to require aid on these sites. Particularly at night, visibility can be low and it is therefore paramount to have a system in place that allows constant surveillance in real-time, as well as the possibility to track and find anyone in danger in order to bring them back to safety.
If employees working on the fish farm are fitted with an AIS SART beacon inside the life jacket, Fish Farm Security can automatically trigger an alarm and dispatch a hovercrafr when a man falls in the water.
Not only does Fish Farm Security alert the on-site operator, but it also gives the exact position of the incident on the screen and can be configured to automatically point the camera in that direction and send response to those coordinates.
Fish farms in Norway are being equipped with Fish Farm Security. Every employee is wearing an AIS SART beacon that is automatically triggered when a man falls in the water. In such an incident, a local alarm is triggered, then the camera will automatically pan to track the man in the water and an SMS is sent to the fish farm main operating center.
Hovercraft can be quickly dispatched, deployed from almost anywhere, get close to the victim for swift rescue and transport them to land, or for a drone to be dispatched to drop help, medicine and supplies.
FISH FARM SECURITY – THEFT & POACHING
Depending on the location, theft and poaching can pose a great threat to fish farms. If unprepared, farms can find themselves defenseless against theft which could have severe business repercussions. In the long run, it is certainly preferable to invest in a system that allows you to safe-guard your business against this type of problem.
An example of this occurred in the River Wye in Britain. Between 2009 and 2011, the number of wild salmon dropped by 57%, largely due to illegal poaching. The poached fish was stolen and then sold on the black market.
To prevent theft, poaching and monitor nearby traffic, Fish Farm Security can detect unknown objects approaching the fish farm with precision. ARPA targets can be tracked by the integrated radar(s) which can alert you to possible intruders even when they are still relatively far from the site, allowing plenty of time to deploy response and deterrents. Fish Farm operating service vessels can be classified thanks to AIS to prevent those triggering alarms.
By using this solution, surveillance is made extremely simple and allows for a virtually instantaneous response to dangerous situations.
Fish Farm Security – MONITOR NEARBY TRAFFIC
Even in areas where theft and poaching are not a threat, it is very important for the fish farm operator to monitor nearby traffic. A security perimeter has to be established to prevent vessels getting untangled in the fish farm lines and nets. Recreational fishermen might also be tempted to fish near the farm and might accidentally hook a fish inside the farm causing net damage.
Various boundaries can be drawn by the user and set to trigger different behaviors. Fish Farm Security can automatically acquire and track targets detected by the Radar (ARPA targets).
A Zone can be set 100 at meters and if a vessel that is not fish farm operated will trigger a notification and the camera automatically points in the direction of the target. This allows the operator to identify the type of vessel, dispatch drones or hovercraft and respond accordingly.
Boundary can be set at 20 meter perimeter or a forbidden area that is set to trigger an alarm and optionally send an SMS, email or deploy countermeasures.
Fish Farm Security – AERIAL SURVEILLANCE AND RESPONSE
Drones fly to any way-point in seconds, visually detects humans and tracks them, leading security personnel to suspects in real-time while streaming live video and location to operators in the control room.
With drones there is real time flight management, flight tracking, planning, and sensor data management and dissemination enabling multiple UAS operators to plan and remotely share video, pictures, and tracks.
Drones fly a pre-defined route to identify suspicious activities near the facility perimeter. The drone is able to continuously search for moving objects while on patrol, alert and stream live videos in case of suspicious movements detection.
Each of our drones have the capability of “looking down” with high resolution video cameras to survey and search an area. Via on-board video recorder or FPV (first person view) technology, we can survey extensive terrain in real time. Once a subject of interest is located, the exact location can be relayed back to the ground crew. On-board video can also be downloaded for post-flight inspection.
Average flight times for these all electric drones is usually between 10-25 minutes giving the pilot enough time with several batteries to scan an area miles in diameter using a zig-zag sweep pattern or expanding spiral search pattern. One drone can search an extensive area in minutes that might take an entire group of ground personnel to cover in hours.
Fish Farm Security – EXTENDED SURFACE SURVEILLANCE AND RESPONSE
Hov Pod Ocean Hovercraft have unique abilities make Hov Pod extremely effective on the ocean. And hovercraft are safer and more fuel-efficient than boats for short distances, harbors, island clusters, and moving seamlessly from water to land. Hov Pod Ocean Hovercraft are a great choice as they are not affected by small swells or the depth of water, or direction of the current. Hov Pod is softer-riding than a boat is, they are dry and fast, because it doesn’t confront the wave it flies over it.
Hov Pod unlike many other craft are also designed for salt water operation with enclosed quick lift off engine covers, high specification electrical components and stainless steel fittings that minimize corrosion, while increasing operational reliability and safety.
Given the logistical and economical challenges of monitoring harbors, oil platforms, waterside facilities, fish farms, contained ocean perimeters, monuments, sanctuaries or protected areas creates unique security issues. Deploying the right surveillance technologies can increase monitoring capability and guide law enforcement personnel to suspicious activities. Hovercraft deliver multi terrain capability meaning the Hov Pod Ocean Hovercraft can act immediately taking a direct line for fast response without concern to water depth or other surface limitations in its path.
Fish Farm Security – CONTINUOUS MOBILE MONITORING
Currently, drones and hovercraft are helping to patrol amphibious areas around the world, but many additional applications remain to be developed. For instance, tethered can provide a cost-effective platform capable of inspecting critical infrastructure such as pipelines, wind farms, solar parks and electric transmission lines in remote areas. Surveillance and monitoring of sensitive areas such as ports and airports, as well as search-and-rescue operations in remote areas such as desert regions, offshore areas and major inland waterways also can be supported by tethered drones. In law enforcement, UAVs can be used to keep a suspect “in sight” while a pursuit is underway in urban or rugged terrain environments.
Once a target area in identified and a route plan is programmed and the drone/hovercraft solution delivers surface to air viability and the ability to engage or provide critical surface response. Onboard video can also be downloaded for post-mission inspection. One drone and a hovercraft can search an extensive area in minutes that another crew may not be able to reach or that might take an entire group of ground personnel to cover in hours.
Fish Farm Security – CONTINUOUS DRONE MISSIONS 24/7
Drones have distance, flight time and operational limitations due to battery life, maximum remote control range and line of sight restrictions. If the home station is in a static location, operators must ensure that drones stay within remote control range or line of sight and that each drone has sufficient power to get home safely.
Autonomous all-terrain mobile surveillance, security, border patrol or search and rescue operations?
Mobile Drone Station – HoverHome is a mobile all terrain automated battery swap station, that not only allows for operation in remote areas but when a drones battery gets low, our robotic station can land the drone, swap the battery with a freshly charged one, and relaunch the drone to resume its mission. All with or without a pilot or crew on-board.
HoverHome – Mobile Drone Station is expanding the capabilities of commercial drones, by allowing for launching and landing on water, amphibious or hard to reach terrain. Enabling near-continuous flights with minimal down time, this mobile automated battery swap station also ensures data is collected when and where it is needed in a data-driven world.
Fish Farm Security – Long Range Reconnaissance
Our engineers have developed various unique and proprietary features for the Transranger including but not limited to quick release wing latches, integrated internal fuel tank, aerofoil shaped landing gear, antennas build into the winglets and internal GPS, meaning zero drag induced by these systems, rapid deploy airframe for quick assembly and transport, highly optimized manufacturing and composite techniques along with many other ‘Transranger only’ features.
These features and design values allow for an incredibly low weight system with a maximum take-off weight of only 16kg. The payload bay can be tailored to fit and mount a wide range of cameras, sensors and other equipment, the system offers great flexibility without limiting the operator or mission scope. Designed to be aerodynamically stable and steady in low speed flight applications the Transranger is designed to cruise at 20m/s. The airframe has a maximum VNE speed of 30m/s and a low stall speed of 13m/s and an incredible endurance of up to 7 hours.
At Approximately 1800 feet altitude, 45 mph, the trip on way will take approximately depending on conditions. Continuous 24/7 Surveillance.
Fish Farm Security – Long Range Countermeasures
We offer a laser or dazzle gun either as a standalone system as in the rifle (RifleDazz) or the DazzPod -1 a mounted format for smaller vessels or one of our larger integrated LRAD systems to vary the defense when confronted by these threats.
The POD Ops dazzle gun solutions are a type of laser weapon which uses green light to disorient and temporary blind pirates as well as other types of threats. The concentrated blast of green light can be used during both day and night.
Long range acoustic device (LRAD) is a non-lethal anti-piracy device which uses pain inducing sound beam to drive away pirates, thieves, vandals, intrduders and other threats. The sonic weapon produces high-pitched noise that is higher than the tolerance level of an average human being. LRAD have been mainly used on cargo and cruise ships until now.
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FIXED WING HIGHLIGHTS
◊ Made From the Highest-Grade Materials
◊ Highly Optimized Composite Frame
◊ Advanced Aerodynamic Design
◊ Efficient Cruise with Very Low Drag
◊ Incredibly Low Weight at Only 5.6kg
◊ Airframe is Completely Modular
◊ Rapid Deployment Case To in the Air
◊ Vertical Takeoff No Need for a Runway
◊ Vertical Landing No Expensive Catapult
◊ Multi-rotor Flight & Fixed Wing Flight
◊ VTOL Technology into Fixed Wing System
◊ Take-Off and Land in Confined Spaces
◊ Quick Release Wing Latches
◊ Integrated Internal Fuel Tank
◊ Aero foil Shaped Landing Gear
◊ Antennas Build Into the Winglets
◊ Internal GPS, Meaning Zero Drag
◊ Tailored To Fit a Wide Range of Cameras
◊ Steady in Low Speed Flight Applications
◊ Designed To Cruise At 20m/S
◊ Maximum VNE Speed of 30m/S
◊ Low Stall Speed of 13m/S
◊ Flight Endurance Of Up To 7 Hours
◊ New Generation in Unmanned Aircraft