With militant terrorist groups increasingly targeting oil and gas pipelines, inflicting not only critical damage in terms of revenue loss and repair costs, but also having wider implications to a country’s economy, French company HGH Infrared Systems (Stand 07-B27) is offering its Spynel 360° thermal imaging system to address what it claims is a lack in current security measures.
The Spynel cameras are said to take wide-area surveillance to the next level, giving an early intrusion alert to an unlimited number of targets, such as crawling men, small wooden boats, rigid-hulled inflatable boats (RHIBs), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), stealth aircraft, and more. With a standalone, persistent surveillance system, Spynel would be able to detect intruders well in advance to allow operators to take precautionary action before they have a chance to inflict damage on the pipeline.
Equipped with CYCLOPE advanced motion detection software, Spynel provides real-time security against conventional and asymmetrical threats. Completely passive, rugged and compact, it can be fully operational within minutes.
The Spynel family comprises five models to cover all surveillance applications: Spynel-X InfraRed Search and Track (pictured), Spynel-S Panoramic Detection System, Spynel-C Panoramic Thermal Camera, Spynel-U Perimeter Intrusion System, and Spynel-M Thermal Radar for Intrusion Detection.