The stakes are never higher than when it comes to protecting critical infrastructure. Timothy Compston takes a look at the camera technology that is making waves in this vital sector.
Given the critical nature and sheer scale of the infrastructure being protected – from airports to petrochemical plants – it is not surprising that these applications tend to be early adopters of high-performance cameras and technology, whether we are talking about 4K or even 8K resolution models; the application of AI (Artificial Intelligence) driven video analytics at the edge through powerful algorithms and specialised chipsets (system-on-a-chip (SOC)); the roll-out of visual and thermal cameras in the same housings and the combination of radar and cameras for 360-degree coverage, including to combat the rising drone challenge.
The threat vectors faced by today’s critical infrastructure sites and equipment are certainly wide-ranging. Hassan El-Banna, business development manager for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa at Genetec, agrees that there are a wealth of security concerns here, including perimeter security, terrorism threats, theft, safety breaches, and trespassing: “Whether it is the intent to sabotage or theft, the traditional job of security systems and surveillance cameras is to keep threats at bay.”
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