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SURVEILLANCE OF FOREST FIRES SURVEILLANCE AND SECURITY
OF CRITICAL CIVIL INFRASTRUCTURES
SURVEILLANCE AND SECURITY
OF MILITARY INFRASTRUCTURES
The tower heights vary depending on the needs and the terrain, in the picture you can see a surveillance system self supporting tower 35 meters high.

 

 

 

The towers are located in strategically chosen points from where you can monitor a large forest area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The integrated optronic system allows tracking patrols extinguishing forest fires, assisting them in they do tours and simplifying the task of finding escape routes in areas of dense smoke.
 
 
 
 
Division of Surveillance of Forest Fires
Project VERSI© - Surveillance, Detection and Tracking of Forest Fires

Project VERSI© was created applying the most up to date processes of computer engineering, robotics, artificial vision and communication systems.

This technology works continuously and autonomously 24 hours a day without human intervention and permits the early detection of the source of the fire and its posterior tracking. Basing our work on these automated systems of detection (which are located at previously selected strategic points) and using the potential that the detection units provide, it is possible to detect, track (in addition to the source of the fire) moving objects such as vehicles, people, etc.

The surveillance system is operative both for short and long distances and under adverse weather conditions, including at night. Once the detection, visualization and tracking of these objectives have been confirmed by the system, the information is then sent to the control station to be analyzed.

VERSI© facilitates the prompt localization of the sources of fire in:

  1. Isolated and distant areas where it is difficult to detect the beginning of a fire by a simple visual inspection.

  2. In adverse weather conditions such as fog, smoke, low visibility or complete darkness, etc.

VERSI© also allows the  localization of possible pyromaniacs/arsonists, vandals, and poachers thereby accomplishing the following two functions:

  1. Localization

  2. Prevention

The system is an invaluable assistant in facilitating the extinguising of possible fires.  This is due to the real time thermographic tracking of the sources of the fire along with precise location points on the cartographic map of the zone.

From the control center, VERSI can also track in real time the extinguising of the fire by the fire teams and thereby direct their work as necessary.

The detection and transmission of images is completely automatic and therefore the system is very simple to use.

Infrastructure

Infrastructures and software are necessary for the integration of the entire project which we can structure in the following way:

Fixed Observation Points:

The observation points are located in sturdy, protected metal towers.  The usual height of these towers is 35 meters, but it is possible to install towers of varying sizes.

These towers are equipped with an optronic system (thermal camera and cctv camera) which functions continuously and rotates 360 degrees.

Depending on the ranges established monitoring towers are placed every x kilometers to cover an even surface. It is common to work with perimeter surveillance ranges from 5 to 10 km.

As soon as the thermal cameras detect Level 1 alarms (sources of fire) or Level 2 (moving objects) a signal is automatically sent via land or by satellite to the control center.  In addition, emails, SMS, WAP etc. are also transferred to the control center (depending on the preestablished configuration in the center).

Together with this notification the captured images of the alarm are also sent along to be analyzed later.  In addition, meteorological data is also sent such as humidity, atmospheric pressure, wind speed and direction, etc.

Fire SR7 Platform is a software that allows you to control all systems, play video in real time, generating alerts varying degrees, etc.. and all through a single management interface.

Mobile Observation Points:

The mobile units are equipped with an observation system identical to the observation towers.  This system is located in the interior of a vehicle (usually a 4x4) and can be raised and lowered automatically in a few seconds.

When the unit is in the process of observation, the images can be analyzed in real time on monitors inside the vehicle.  These images can also be seen from the exterior through a series of cordless systems which allow the continuous operation of the system even at considerable distances.  Images can be observed on an ultralight screen which can be held in one hand.

Optronic systems can be installed in 4x4 type vehicles or vans, being hidden and protected inside the vehicle when not needed to use and deploy in a few seconds automatically when it is necessary to their work.

Control Center:

The physical and geographical location of the control center is at the discretion of the client.  All the alarm signals generated by the different observation centers are received in this center.  It also disposes of a series of management tools, geographic information (GIS), diagnostic tools and telecontrol.

From the control center it is possible to manage all the observation points by georeferencing , activating and deactivating the various points, controlling technical parametres related to the communication system, orienting the cameras manually, etc. 

A complex but easy to use software controls the whole system and provides all the information that is processed at both the fixed and mobile observation points.

The video walls are systems of high-resolution displays that provide information to multiple operators, such as images of real-time systems, weather towers, maps and orthophotos, etc...

Mobile Coordination Units:

These units are installed in 4x4 vans which can access any point necessary.  The interior of the vehicle is large enough so that work can be done sitting or standing.  It is equipped with two highly advanced work stations.  These include an optronic vision system which incorporates cctv and thermal vision, a meteorological station, a number of communication systems and a computerized system which controls all the integrated systems.

It has been designed to process the information received from the distinct elements being used in major emergencies such as the coordination of the fire extinguising efforts, both on the mechanical level as well as the land crew operator level, information from  planes, communication in general and contact with the main control center.

These units can be moved at almost any point where an emergency and allow coordinate and manage the crisis situation in a practical and efficient.

 

Optronic surveillance systems are installed different types of towers and can be connected to the electrical network or have its own independent supply as in the picture.

 

 

 

When you have a minimum of towers in the surveillance network creates its own communications system that sends images and data directly to the control center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The interior has a comfortable and functional control equipment from which to conduct all operations control or conduct surveillance and monitoring.