WATERSIDE SECURITY – System Inteligence
A good security system should provide a stream of information to the operators regarding each detected object, distance, azimuth, speed, size and GPS position. Having access to these details will ensure operators are able to efficiently calculate potential risks and threats.
In addition, the Waterside Security system can instantly correlate data points with other information from other sources, such as Vessel Tracking, static cameras as well as cameras on drones and hovercraft. Once Waterside Security is alerted to a threat, the platform will have the ability to ingest and correlate information. This information will be converted into usable intelligence that will strengthen the organization’s security posture.
Within split seconds of an information raised from the various sources, Waterside Security could query databases such as patrol boats or AIS and filter the alarms coming through to the control room based on this. It means operators only need to focus on the small number of “exceptions” to the pre-programmed processes in Waterside Security.
From here Waterside Security can allow the control room to dispatch reconnaissance, patrol teams, inform national security agencies, evacuate an area, or any number of processes that an airport or critical infrastructure may be required to do to resolve a water side security threat.
WATERSIDE SECURITY – TRAFFIC CONTROL
Many of the waterside facilities need to monitor and control the traffic of boats and other vessels in the vicinity. For these establishments, accidents from collision can cause expensive damage to the facility infrastructure. On rivers, loose objects such as barges or loose vessels can be carried by the flow and cause great damage.
Installing Waterside Security will help your waterside facility to simply manage the vessel traffic and berthing in the area. Connect an AIS receiver so that you can view vessel positions, movements and information in real time on the nautical chart. It is also easy to set up customized boundary areas, and alarms, which are essential for avoiding collisions.
By connecting one or multiple radars to the system, anything on the water within the radar(s) range will be visible on-screen in real time. A radar is mandatory for monitoring loose objects or any vessels that don’t have an AIS transmitter. Waterside Security can be setup to trigger a very specific alarm when an object or vessel has been detected by the radar without a correlated AIS target indicating a possible threat.
Add on the Record and Replay module so that you can record all data (Radar, Targets, and Cameras) at all times directly to your hard drive. This will allow you to review the traffic and in case of a collision or terrorist-related incidents, you will be able to refer back to the video to see exactly what happened. This information can prove critical for insurance or administrative reasons.
WATERSIDE SECURITY – TERRORISM & THEFT
Sensitive waterside facilities must be prepared for all possible security threats. Terrorism attacks and theft are two of the most serious threats.
Explosive Motor Bombs (“EMB”s) have been used in the past, and involve explosives loaded onto a boat, which is then sent in the direction of the facility being attacked.
Theft and other criminal acts can also occur, depending on the type of facility. A boat can be used to make a fast getaway by criminals, so the waterside location can make the facility an easy target. Prevention is better than cure in each of these situations, so businesses should learn about available security solutions and install the one that fits their needs before any incident occurs. Waterside Security is an investment that offers peace of mind and can help avoid a costly or dangerous event.
Waterside Security allows you to connect and integrate several type of cameras both static and mobile, so that all areas of your waterside facility can be monitored and viewed at all times. Thermal cameras will allow the operator to see a visible image even in the dark of night.
The Water Security hyper sensitive night vision camera will not only be able to provide the depth of capability required to detect the subtle changes in a camera scene needed to detect maritime threats, but it will outperform the best motion detection devices.
Waterside Security integrated drones and hovercraft offer the ability to respond quickly to detected threats from long range with various deterrents and countermeasures from the surface or air.
WATERSIDE SECURITY – SAFETY AND RESCUE
Being beside the water means that there is always a risk of accidents taking place. On land employees may fall into the water by accident, or boat passengers can go overboard. If this happens, it is extremely important to have a rescue strategy in place that will allow you to respond instantly to the situation.
This could save a life and so should be the number one priority. However, a successful rescue requires powerful tools that help you to react effectively which must be installed in advance.
Radars and cameras can be controlled directly from the software system and the user can quickly lock-on and track certain targets, such as a man in the water. The advantage of integrating static and mobile thermal cameras with Waterside Security is that objects are clearly visible even in total darkness. People are particularly visible with heat detecting cameras. If employees working near the water are fitted with an AIS SART beacon inside the life jacket, Waterside Security can automatically trigger an alarm when a man falls in the water.
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.
WATERSIDE SECURITY – WHEATHER
Bad weather conditions can cause poor visibility, dangerously choppy waters and accidents. Vessels may be caught unaware when navigating towards port and experience difficulty in controlling the boat which can easily lead to a man overboard or damage to infrastructure and the boat itself.
Heavy fog often causes poor visibility. This can prevent regular CCTV cameras from clearly viewing and recording events such as accidents. It can also make it impossible to see what exactly triggered an alarm to sound.
With Waterside Security, it is easy to download detailed weather forecast files for the area. This can be updated several times a day so that it is as accurate as possible. This allows the manager of the waterside facility to be adequately prepared for any inclement weather conditions. The weather reports can be superimposed on the chart displayed in your Waterside Security monitoring software so that you can clearly visualize the weather progression.
It is also possible to connect weather sensors, such as a wind sensor to the system. This provides real-time weather information that can serve as an additional aid when determining weather forecasts for the near future.
Waterside 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.
Waterside 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.
Waterside 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.
Waterside 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.
Waterside 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.
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
Waterside 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.