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Surveillance and Intrusion Detection: The Evolution of 3D LiDAR Security Technology

3D LiDAR Security Solutions offer a proactive approach. These systems can detect intruders in real-time, reduce false alarms, and enhance overall security effectiveness.

A new and exciting technology emerges every few years, stimulating a paradigm shift in how physical security systems are designed, implemented, and deliver new intelligence sources.

Many of the most impactful technologies launch quietly, typically introduced by new industry players.

From the transition from analog to IP devices to the latest advancements in unified AI-driven management platforms, IoT, and cybersecurity, numerous solutions were initially met with skepticism but have now become fundamental technologies that redefine enterprise-level systems.

Joining this list is the next significant advancement in physical security – 3D LiDAR-based Perimeter Intrusion Detection.

Understanding LiDAR-Based Technology in Security Surveillance

3D LiDAR Security Solutions advance Spatial Intelligence by mapping environments in 3D and classifying objects to distinguish between people and vehicles.

Understanding the basics of 3D LiDAR Technology (FB)
Light Detection and Ranging, also known as LiDAR, is a technology for remote sensing that is used to measure distances in an environment (FB)

These solutions transition security systems from reactive to proactive, triggering real-time alarms and notifying security personnel of potential threats, significantly enhancing real-time surveillance and intrusion detection systems.

LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) is pivotal in Spatial Intelligence Platforms, using eye-safe lasers to measure distances by recording the time it takes for the light to reflect back from objects.

This data generates a 3D point cloud image, providing spatial and depth information. Integrated with Outsight's Shift Perception Software, 3D LIDAR data allows for real-time object identification, classification, and tracking. Combined with a VMS, it forms a comprehensive security system.

3D LiDAR Security vs. Traditional Approaches

Traditional security measures often foster a false sense of security. Systems based on access control and surveillance cameras react to incidents rather than preventing them.

For example, access control might alert to tailgating too late, and surveillance footage is only useful after the fact.

Traditional cameras

However, these 'reactive' security systems can't stop an intrusion as it happens. When an access control system signals an alert for tailgating or a crime is seen on a surveillance video, the event has already occurred.

In contrast, 3D LiDAR security solutions enhance surveillance by alerting personnel to perimeter intrusions in real-time and actively preventing crimes.

They operate effectively under any environmental conditions without reliance on external lighting, making them ideal for challenging environments like energy substations.

Unlike traditional cameras that provide limited 2D perspectives, LiDAR sensors deliver detailed 3D images over a 360° field, comprehensively identifying exact locations of potential intrusions and tracking movements.

Smart intrusion detection software within these systems further enhances their capability by differentiating between types of moving objects, thereby enriching the spatial monitoring within a given area.

Outsight Shift immediately detects intrusion and continuously tracks the trajectory
Outsight Shift immediately detects intrusion and continuously tracks the trajectory.

This capability not only improves real-time surveillance but also significantly boosts the effectiveness of intrusion detection systems.

LiDAR Sensors and CCTV Systems: Complementary Technologies

Rather than competing, LiDAR-based intrusion detection systems enhance CCTV capabilities by directing PTZ cameras to precisely focus on and track potential threats.

This integration allows for continuous monitoring, even if an object temporarily moves out of direct sight.

The next video shows a LiDAR-based security solution with a PTZ integration within a Milestone VMS. The LiDAR software solution can automatically point PTZ cameras toward a suspicious person or vehicle.

Since advanced 3D LiDAR sensors offer complete 360° 3D coverage and can cover areas up to 15,000 square meters per sensor, they can significantly reduce the need for multiple hardware components, software installations, cabling, networking setups, and installation efforts.

This reduction in requirements ultimately lowers the overall system costs.

Additionally, it's essential to highlight that 3D LiDAR solutions alleviate privacy concerns compared to camera-based systems or facial recognition technology.

LiDAR sensors do not capture facial images or any personally identifiable information, ensuring compliance with stringent privacy regulations. This feature makes them well-suited for deployments in regulated environments.

As a result, 3D LiDAR solutions provide real-time surveillance and highly accurate detection, tracking, and classification capabilities across various environments and weather conditions while safeguarding personal privacy.

3D LiDAR Sees Beyond

The forward-thinking awareness provided by 3D LiDAR is crucial for protecting critical infrastructures such as data centers and energy facilities and enhancing city security while respecting privacy.

LiDAR solutions for security
LiDAR-based security systems, with the right perception software, provide smart, efficient, and automated means of preventing threats and avoiding false positive detections.

In a world that operates in three dimensions, security solutions should, too. 3D LiDAR offers a transformative approach for organizations to secure their environments comprehensively, heralding a new era in physical security.

If you want to know more, contact our team!

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