"Although we have a full-time night watchman on our payroll, we still needed more security since we are patrolling such a large area. We were extremely impressed with the radar technology that was shown to us and the ability to detect, record, and report movement within a set boundary. While staging our assets directly adjacent to a highly traveled roadway, their system allowed us to detect someone crossing a set boundary, recorded the activity in high definition, and immediately sent emails and/or text messages to our contact list. We were successful in apprehending the criminals each and every time (day or night) the system alerted us simply because we were notified in real-time. The bottom line, there have been numerous arrests made and thousands of dollars saved in theft/vandalism as a result of this high-tech monitoring system. In our experience there is no better option than this reliable radar tracking system along with the expert, knowledgeable staff that installs and maintains the system."
"As utility substations and protection of 'the grid' become front and center in the national security conversation, companies like SpotterRF have taken a proactive position in the mitigation of these threats. Using ground-based radar technology in combination with robust surveillance solutions and design ingenuity from forward-thinking integrators like VTI Security, SpotterRF has led the market in utility protection solutions."
"The overall objective is to early detect and track incoming ships, boats and other vessels approaching Statoil facility. The system has been fully operational and functioning as expected."
"With SpotterRF we've got a tool we previously lacked, the ability to detect far beyond our perimeter. We consider this a valuable addition to our CCTV system. We can now monitor a larger part of our sanctuary and get early indications of adverse events, and thus more opportunities to take preventive measures."
Last August, a polar bear wandering along Alaska’s Beaufort Sea shoreline provided the perfect opportunity for Exxon Mobil wildlife experts to test their experimental new bear detection technology. “It was a dark and foggy night, and there was something moving in the distance,” recalled Chris Warren, the wildlife issues lead for Exxon Mobil’s natural gas project here. From the company’s wildlife monitoring station, observers detected a bear-sized image on their state-of-the-art ground surveillance monitoring radar. The installation is a scaled-down version of technology used by the military. Once the animal was spotted, wildlife experts confirmed and tracked the bear using surveillance cameras equipped with pan-tilt-zoom lenses. The radar and camera images are monitored 24 hours a day on computer screens in the company’s wildlife station.
In effect, this system improves situational awareness and force protection for small-unit operations without adding significant training or weight to the dismounted soldier. . . Giving elite forces working in the most remote locations perimeter security and the ability to detect and follow hostile movements with a miniaturized radar small enough and lightweight enough to be thrown in a backpack can only be a good thing.
The C40 is the first of its class and makes radar as inexpensive and easy to use as IP cameras.
The radar-based system is surprisingly easy to oversee and execute. . . Through a web portal, I easily created trigger areas (see shaded areas in circle below) and received alerts as people walked into the zone.
SpotterRF radar greatly enhances the range and intelligence of the best camera and analytics available. It’s easy to show clients the value of adding this low-cost radar capability to new or existing systems.
Video security surveillance for oil wells and other remote sites is an explosive cost center for the oil & gas industry. Theft and terrorist threats increase the need for vigilance. The introduction of compact radar shows great potential associated with legacy video systems and the mountain of associated data that must be transmitted and analyzed. SpotterRF C20 will lower the cost and decrease response time for real threats.
The Spotter radars have helped us protect large areas with a relatively low cost and footprint.
SpotterRF provides a unique radar motion detection ability in a small, cost effective package that will be of great benefit to the government, military, and industrial security markets. IQT’s strategic investment in SpotterRF reflects the opportunities we see for this ready-soon innovation to make a difference in both the government and commercial sectors. We were particularly impressed to see the company integrate its product with Google Earth (formerly IQT portfolio company Keyhole) for real-time display of radar targets.
Nimble small group forces securing a position must first eliminate threats, then, set up a defensible perimeter. Troop position may change overnight or in an hour. Since we can make SpotterRF radar operational from pack to track in just a few minutes, we minimize the time our troops are at greatest risk. This ultimately saves lives.
Radar and sensor fusion is a game changer for perimeter security. With increasing intruder threat levels for critical infrastructure such as airports and electric substations, this new approach reduces costs and public risk associated with these environments. SpotterRF is a perfect fit because of its low cost, accuracy and reliability.
The results are very encouraging. The cameras and compact radar extends our view to 1000 meters and effectively covers a wide area of precision object tracking with minimal security personnel and thus, a remarkably low cost per acre. This gives us peace of mind that we are doing everything possible to protect not only our critical facilities, but the citizens of San Diego.
This system costs less than building one mile of freeway or one overpass on a freeway and provides advanced security to Arizona citizens we are responsible to protect. Each registered citizen will have Internet cloud access to the output from this system for the highest level of transparency possible.
MDTA is planning ahead to reduce homeland security threats. SpotterRF compact radar makes our smart cameras even smarter and our surveillance even more active at a price point within reach of limited state budgets.
I know customers/visitors always want to correspond the track picture with vessels they can see, so a near range capability is very important for demonstrating system performance. Based on our experience, SpotterRF position reports demonstrated outstanding accuracy and target resolution, as well as exceptional ease of setup and operator control.
Seeing beyond the fence line during all types of weather is a top priority for our clients. Oil field theft is a big problem and the SpotterRF compact radar automatically detects threats out to 1000 meters, covering up to 150 acres, never gets tired and sees through fog, snow and rain. Combining this with the NetworkedIO automatic slewing of cameras eases the workload of security personnel and gives workers peace of mind and reduces risk.
The Japanese Defense Foundation members who witnessed the SpotterRF’s demonstration were so impressed at SpotterRF’s capability with low cost solutions. They agreed that SpotterRF plays an important role in protection and security for important facilities in the both commercial and military sectors.
Spotter RF's C550 radar brings radar to security managers that are integrated with video management solutions, allowing the use of one interface. This makes installation easy and offers turn-key, off-the-shelf, wide area coverage, thereby bringing security to consumers via a waterproof, IP-67 rated network box.
Systems available under the Shield Initiative are pre-integrated, pre-assembled, pre-tested and ready to ship within a few weeks . . . Making these systems accessible to a wide range of users enables sensor station installation to be done in hours instead of days required by other alternatives.
Radar made smaller’ isn’t a slogan for SpotterRF, although it certainly could be. This innovative company has developed a number of compact radar systems that can literally be hauled around in a backpack—then set up in minutes to establish a surveillance barrier around any desired perimeter.
Multiple radars that could be strategically placed around the critical infrastructure was the best application of the radar technology, [rather than] having one maritime radar to sweep the entire area; then there would be lots of blind spots because of the bridge structure and the bridge piers.
Last year, SpotterRF drew attention releasing a low cost, ground-based radar unit for intrusion detection. This year, the company is ramping up their portfolio and introducing a unit with wider coverage range, and a new integration server to simplify IP camera integrators.
. . . A breakthrough in the field of surveillance radar technology. . . Innovations like this one reflect how technology can be used to make the ground safer for elite fighters.
The great outdoors can provide a relaxing reprieve from city life, but not if you spend all your time worrying about bears invading your camp. So even though it's designed for military use, this radar-in-a-backpack kit should provide ample peace of mind when roughing it.
The M600 made by SpotterRF is a compact radar system useful for tracking humans and vehicles on small firebases or in perimeter security. The five-pound system can detect humans walkers out to 1,000 meters [0.62 miles] and vehicles up to 1,500 meters, and plot their positions on Google Earth.
The portable radar arrays used by the military are heavy and cumbersome to set up. The SpotterRF M600C fits into a backpack and weighs just four pounds. It's also easy to use: Soldiers can assemble the system and learn the interface in less than an hour. A single unit can scan a 90-degree-wide ellipse up to 3,280 feet and track up to 20 bodies across 150 acres; two units scan 180 degrees.
If you ever end up in a ‘Most Dangerous Game’-type situation, the radar backpack kit would be a worthy investment.