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Beyond Video Cameras: Reducing False Alarms with Blended Technologies

?3D lasers, fiber-optics, and radar are among the five key technologies in improving the effectiveness of video surveillance in open areas and on perimeters according to SICK Sensor Intelligence, a leading manufacturer of sensors for industrial applications. In a recently published paper, the authors argue that enhanced sensing technologies will make the difference going forward. "Solutions that combine a variety of different technologies provide more in-depth data, which in-turn dramatically improves response times and eliminates false positives." It is this high number of false alarms�as much as 95% of all alarm calls in some jurisdictions�that delay response times and sap the finite resources required to effectively respond to actual intrusions.

While there is no silver bullet to solve the problem of false alarms, there are key considerations to every technology that will guide their strategic deployment. Among the key factors are immunity to environment, detection distance, price, commissioning costs, and defeatability. In the white paper "Top 5 Technologies: Enhance Video Surveillance Effectiveness with Perimeter and Open Area Intrusion Detection", the authors review the capabilities and limitations of technologies that, when combined to meet the specific needs of the particular environment, can greatly improve security by greatly reducing false alarms.

To download a copy of the white paper at no cost, go to theSICK listing in the Security Management Buyers Guide and click on the "resources" tab.