IDEX 2017

Pipeline surveillance [IDEX17D3]

21 February 2017

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.

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