Quanergy branches out into lidar-equipped security surveillance systems

June 14, 2017
Quanergy is demonstrating a first-of-its-kind security solution for intruder detection and surveillance automation using lidar.

Lidar (light detection and ranging) and smart sensing solutions company Quanergy Systems (Sunnyvale, CA), normally in the news for its development of autonomous vehicle lidar systems, is demonstrating a first-of-its-kind security solution for intruder detection and surveillance automation. The demonstration integrates Quanergy’s Q-Guard security technology with a PTZ (Pan-Tilt-Zoom) camera from Overview (London, England).

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The demonstration combines Q-Guard, an intrusion detection and perimeter monitoring system powered by a Quanergy lidar sensor integrated with a PTZ camera, allowing for real-time detection, tracking, and counting using 3D point clouds and color video. The system uses lidar to quickly detect and classify a human intruding into a secure area, and follows that unique subject with a video security camera throughout a designated area.

"Current security systems are plagued by inefficiencies and expensive false alarms. By combining these two technologies, LiDAR and PTZ cameras, we have created a new, optimized security solution," said Louay Eldada, CEO of Quanergy Systems. "With Quanergy's Q-Guard and Overview's PTZ camera, the system can detect security breaches quickly and accurately, and will catch any intrusion. No other system on the market today provides this integrated capability."

With a lidar-equipped security system, security professionals no longer need to monitor several cameras and TV screens at the same time--rather, they can be assured that the lidar sensor will detect intrusions into secure areas and automatically direct the camera specifically to the location in question. The system can also zoom, focus, and monitor specific zones of interest, with certain behaviors prompting it to track and record within a given space.

In this integration, Quanergy will be merging its Q-Guard technology, comprising an M8 lidar sensor, with Overview’s Hydra Uno camera, which is designed for operation in harsh environments and possesses outstanding accuracy as well as ultra-smooth and rapid motion with continuous rotation in both pan and tilt. Q-Guard and Hydra can work both indoors and outdoors, and in any weather or lighting condition.

The M8 LiDAR sensor provides a 360 degree field of view, high accuracy, fine resolution, and has a maximum range exceeding 150 m.

Overview is a British company founded in 1985 and headquartered in South West London. Now employing approximately 45 highly skilled staff, Overview manufactures more than 75,000 camera positioning systems per year.

SOURCE: Quanergy; http://quanergy.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/IFSEC2017_Quanergy_Overview-Press-Release_BusWireFinal.pdf

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Gail Overton | Senior Editor (2004-2020)

Gail has more than 30 years of engineering, marketing, product management, and editorial experience in the photonics and optical communications industry. Before joining the staff at Laser Focus World in 2004, she held many product management and product marketing roles in the fiber-optics industry, most notably at Hughes (El Segundo, CA), GTE Labs (Waltham, MA), Corning (Corning, NY), Photon Kinetics (Beaverton, OR), and Newport Corporation (Irvine, CA). During her marketing career, Gail published articles in WDM Solutions and Sensors magazine and traveled internationally to conduct product and sales training. Gail received her BS degree in physics, with an emphasis in optics, from San Diego State University in San Diego, CA in May 1986.

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