Solar farms increasingly turning to radar detection technology to improve perimeter security

Recent attacks on power grids worldwide have highlighted the complexities of protecting critical infrastructure assets. With cyber security threats, vandalism and theft of valuable physical assets like copper and cables, security professionals are faced with significant security challenges.

Solar farms face even more challenges because they are unlike any other electricity-generating facility. While power plants and substations are often located in contained spaces, inside a building or fenced area, solar farms are traditionally vast in size and located in remote locations. Traditional security technologies, like video surveillance systems and fences, can prove costly while a few radar sensors can provide a cost effective and reliable solution.

Globally, the solar farm market size is expected to reach USD $267.8 billion by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 17.51% over the forecast period 2022 to 2030, according to a report from Precedence Research.

The steady growth of the solar farm industry has increased awareness of the real need to secure solar farms. Consequently, many solar farms are now looking to invest in radar detection technology to improve perimeter security.

“The main challenge solar farms face is lack of existing infrastructure, which is why radar detection technology is an ideal solution because it requires less power and bandwidth consumption,” said Yaron Zussman, General Manager, Magos Americas.” Radar technology also detects and tracks potential threats before they reach the fence line, enabling security operators to take proactive steps.”

Magos Systems’ radar technology enables solar farms to deploy a reliable yet cost-effective solution that can effectively monitor large and remote areas. Unlike other security solutions, Magos radars have minimal infrastructure and maintenance requirements, and integrate seamlessly with a wide range of security systems, including VMS, PSIM, Access Control etc.

By offering radar models in different ranges, Magos Systems can provide a cost-effective solution for “gap filling” and tight coverage in areas where larger range models cannot be used. For example, solar farms with many “corridors” and corners would suffer from blind spots since the panels would obstruct the long-range radar’s “view” of the perimeter. Since placing multiple long-range radars is not a cost-effective solution in this case, the short-range models are used to eliminate dead-zones thereby keeping the entire solution very cost-efficient.

Magos radars combine MASS software and advanced AI algorithms, to provide video-based object classification, including people, vehicles, and boats. Known as MASS+AI, it can also filter out irrelevant alerts caused by wildlife and fauna that often surround solar farm sites without compromising threat detection.




About Magos Systems

Magos Systems was founded in 2010 by Aviel Kisliansky and Amit Isseroff, with a vision to bring advanced radar technologies to the civilian markets. The company offers extensive know-how and specializes in the development of innovative, high-performance, cost-effective radars. Magos’ perimeter security solution seamlessly integrates with many VMS and camera models, and together with its unique AI Technology provides exact video-based object classification to cut down nuisance alarms to near zero without compromising threat detection capabilities. With a broad international experience in hundreds of installations for over 40 countries, Magos Systems provides comprehensive and advanced security solutions for multiple verticals.

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