Security System Combines Machine Vision and Fiberoptics

Aug. 11, 2003
Helsinki, Finland, August 12, 2003. High security locations from prisons, banks and airports to military bases, museums and art galleries will soon be able to improve their intruder protection capability following the development of a unique system as part of a project being run by the European Commission. Fenceguard is a system that combines Integrated Machine Vision (IMV) with fiberoptic cabling

Helsinki, Finland, August 12, 2003. High security locations from prisons, banks and airports to military bases, museums and art galleries will soon be able to improve their intruder protection capability following the development of a unique system as part of a project being run by the European Commission. Fenceguard is a system that combines Integrated Machine Vision (IMV) with fiberoptic cabling.

Fenceguard was developed as part of a European Commission project, EUTIST-IMV, which is aimed at promoting the adoption of IMV technology across a wide range of industries. It was tested very successfully at a major European explosives factory as part of a program covering Hungary and Finland. It will be shown to the public for the first time anywhere in the world at next month's Automaatio exhibition in Helsinki, Finland (September 9-11).

"Integrating IMV with fibre optics gives a dynamic new element to security systems," said Fenceguard Project Manager Raimo Mattila. "Trials have proved that false alarms are dramatically reduced, with the system 'learning' from its experiences. It is taking security to a whole new level at a time when the world is particularly concerned about maximizing on such issues."

Fenceguard gives organizations the ability to protect installations with security which has the built-in intelligence to learn the difference between a real intruder and a false alarm. Fenceguard has proved so sensitive that it can detect under concrete flooring, beneath roads or from inside walls. The fiberoptics are also much more difficult to detect than infrared beams or the more obvious presence of security cameras.

Fenceguard is one of 23 pilot projects being run by the European Commission to promote the uptake of Machine Vision. It was developed by Multitec Ltd and CCD Photonics Ltd of Finland and Electro-Technic of Hungary.

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