Video management and perimeter intrusion detection solutions specialist Senstar has issued its new sensor fusion engine which synthesises data from multiple sensors to generate actionable information.
“The concept of sensor fusion isn’t a new one, but we’ve taken it beyond simple Boolean logic integration to develop an engine that analyses real-time data alongside historical, locational, environmental and classification data before generating an alarm,” explained the company’s chief technology officer Jeremy Weese. “The resulting decrease in nuisance alarm rates and increase in system confidence enables security operators to focus on what’s important. Specifically, a quick and efficient response to real security threats.”
The Senstar sensor fusion engine accesses low-level data to intelligently characterise potential risks and data synthesis enables the system to achieve levels of performance that exceed those of the individual sensors. For security applications, this has direct and practical benefits, including the ability to maximise the strengths of individual sensor technologies, while at the same time avoiding their shortcomings.
When signal response data from outdoor sensors is synthesized with video analytics data, nuisance alarms generated by wind or debris are virtually eliminated, while the system’s high probability of detection is maintained.
Game-changer for the industry
“Senstar’s sensor fusion engine is a game-changer for the industry as it specifically addresses one of the top concerns for perimeter security, which is that focused on nuisance alarms,” said managing director Fabien Haubert. “Senstar continues to differentiate itself by advancing security technologies and simplifying deployment to better serve customers in the utilities, logistics and energy sector markets.”
Driving Senstar’s new sensor fusion engine is the Senstar Symphony common operating platform, which is a modular solution for security management and data intelligence. In addition to being an open and highly scalable video management system with built-in video analytics, it includes fully-featured access control and perimeter intrusion detection modules. The Senstar Symphony Common Operating Platform is the latest expansion of the Senstar Symphony video management software, itself a leading solution in the security industry for close on two decades.