The Need

A petroleum company is building a new pipeline, therefore needs an operating site that includes accommodations and storage units, protected from intruders and unauthorized personnel.
In addition, the site is relocated from time to time as the work along the pipe progresses.

The Solution

Multi-Faceted Security System Based on Two Types of Detection Sensors.

To offer 360 degrees of site coverage Magos' SR500 radars were installed on a high pole in the middle of the site. The radars are installed at such height to allow a maximum line of sight within the protected perimeter, and a full line of sight to the surrounding fence and beyond it to the various access paths.

An indicative fence around the perimeter with sensors installed every ~10 feet dividing the fence into segments. The alarm is triggered in each segment separately whenever an intruder tries to penetrate/climb over the fence. This also includes a sensor at the access gates to avoid false alarms when the gate is opened or alert when the gate is opened un-intentionally.

In addition, three types of cameras installed as verification means:
1 high-reliability PTZ thermal camera on the pole next to the radars for a maximum line of sight.
4 PTZ IR illuminated cameras for covering areas where the thermal camera has poor or no line of sight.
24 fixed day cameras are placed around the site allowing a closer view of the monitored site in case of detection
The entire perimeter security system is controlled and managed using the MASS software installed on a server in the control room.


Control functions are divided into the following categories:

Mass control software:
Showing a birdseye view of the site, the coverage areas of each sensor (radar/camera/fence segment), and their physical location on the map, their status, and more.
The MASS includes interest zones (alarm zones, ignore zones, etc.) and allows full flexibility in defining the sensor operation logic (which sensors direct which cameras, what type of detection to ignore, etc.)
* The MASS integrates between the sensors – allowing automatic cueing of the appropriate camera to the location of reported detections and displaying the relevant video stream on the main display screen
* The MASS is also integrated with a VMS software controlling which video streams are displayed in real-time, and issuing event signals upon intrusion detection so the video captions of these events could be logged and tagged in the VMS server for post-mortem analysis.

VMS software:
*Allowing full management and logging of the video streams from all on-site cameras

Indicative fence control software:
*Allowing initial installation and fine-tuning and parameterizing of the indicative fence independently of the MASS software.

Conclusion & Advantages

Magos Is the Ultimate Perimeter Security Solution

Extremely High Reliability - The radar-based solution provides detection and comprehensive protection in all weather and lighting conditions.

Multi-Layered Protection - Relying on several types of detection sensors, such that each possible intrusion scenario handled by at least two sensors enhances the protection level of the perimeter.

Only Relevant Information - Additional verification means allows reduction of false alarms and minimum hassle when detection's triggered in non-hostile scenarios such as an accidental fence touch of an authorized personnel/ a big animal is walking outside the fence, etc.

Simple Installation - The entire solution is controlled and managed via a single software which minimizing compatibility issues and mishandling errors.

Cost-Effective - In comparison to the alternatives, this is the lowest cost solution available as it minimizes the use of high-end expensive thermal cameras and infrastructure needed. The VMD-based alternative with the same performance must rely on multiple thermal cameras supplying double coverage over every corner of the site.

This site demonstrated the ease of integration of Magos products with other sensors and means. The extensive solution of VMS software, different cameras, and the indicative fence were chosen by the customer. After site construction and sensor placement, the entire technological solution was brought up within less than a week. 

The site can be easily relocated by the customer without requiring additional support. The solution is also scalable allowing for much larger sites with additional sensors and/or multiple sites controlled either locally or in a single command and control center that groups several sites.

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