7 of the Top 10 Utilities use SpotterRF radars

SpotterRF is the de facto standard for U.S. Electrical Utilities to detect and track threats beyond the fence line around substations ansubstation solar beam 20140401d power plants.  7 of the Top 10 Utilities now use SpotterRF radar.  In response to CIP 14 regulations and in conjunction with low light and Thermal cameras, SpotterRF provides the best technological solution available at an extremely competitive price.  This application remains the focus of SpotterRF and is the driving force behind the SpotterCOP and our new product development.
SpotterRF radically reduces the risk of repeat attacks experienced by the electricity industry.  SpotterRF Compact Radar systems ensure that security personnel have 100% coverage in all weather conditions, both day and night.  This small radar packs up to 300 acres of radar tracking power into a 4lb device to detect ground or aerial threats beyond the fence line and alert security before an attack ever happens. With advanced proprietary NetworkedIO management, SpotterRF coordinates visual, thermal, and motion detection to provide the most thorough, never-blind, surveillance available.
Compact Surveillance Radar (CSR) is a revolutionary advancement in surveillance radar for industrial security. CSR is radar small enough to hold in your hand that was designed for elite forces and is now available to electrical utility security professionals.  With CSR you are able to cover 20 times the area at the same cost as thermal cameras running video analytics with a fraction of the false alarms.  The layout below contrast the difference between the two technologies.Camera coverage versus Spotter Radar

Now with the SS-MOBILE-REMOTE kit you can secure a medium sized substation in a day.  See a short introduction of what CSR is and its ability to detect and track targets inside and outside the fence line.

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Installation examples

Utilities in the US and across the world are using CSR from SpotterRF. Here are a few pictures of installations:

Mobile Tower System with SS-MOBILE-REMOTE
Mobile Tower System with SS-MOBILE-REMOTE

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  • 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.

    Andrew Liszewski
    Andrew LiszewskiGizmodo
  • "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."

    VTI Security
  • 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.

    William Strecker
    William StreckerIn-Q-Tel (IQT)
  • 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.

    Ashley Campbell
    Ashley CampbellSensei Solutions
  • 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.

    Ed Knoch, Director of Security Operations Centers
    Ed Knoch, Director of Security Operations CentersNMS Security
  • 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.

  • 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.

    Popular Science
  • The C40 is the first of its class and makes radar as inexpensive and easy to use as IP cameras.

    2012 ASIS Accolades
    2012 ASIS Accolades
  • 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.

    Bob J.
    Bob J.Leidos
  • 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.


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