SHOHAM, Israel, March 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Intruders who illegally cross the border from the West bank to Israel are an ongoing problem for Israeli security forces. The long land border poses a considerable challenge as it is almost impossible to secure the entire border the whole time. Moreover, roadside culverts, tunnels and other underground access points present even bigger challenges when trying to secure them.
Last November, Israel Defense Forces began using SensoGuard’s SG-CAM Kit as a solution to detect intruders who enter Israel through roadside culverts. Although the IDF already used this technology in other places, it was the first time it was used to secure roadside culverts. The SG Cam Kit consists of an unattended ground sensor, a wireless covert camera, and a command & control alarm management user interface.
In order to secure roadside culverts, the army unit placed the underground sensor just outside of the culvert exit and set the camera 10 meters away. When the sensor registers a movement it immediately activates the camera. At the same time, the border patrol unit receives a signal and start viewing the images from the camera on the command & control interface. Once the border patrol unit recognize alleged intruders, they can send a unit after the suspects in order to catch them.
Israeli defense company SensoGuard manufactures the SG-CAM Kit. We spoke with SensoGuard’s CEO, Mr. Tomer Levy, who told us more about this operation. “Prior to this operation a border patrol commander asked us to come up with suitable solution to prevent crossings via roadside culverts. We decided to go with the SG-CAM Kit because it was the best tactical solution. The kit is rather lightweight and takes only minutes to install. Furthermore, It has two main advantages compared with other underground sensors solutions. First, it is battery-operated and it can operate for months without the need to replace the battery. Second, it is completely camouflaged, it’s almost impossible to notice it, even in full daylight. Together with its proven ability to detect intruders, it was the natural choice for this operation.”
SensoGuard products, including the SG-CAM Kit, will be displayed on Enforce Tac 2019, by Profile Equipment, authorized distributor of SensoGuard, booth Hall 12.0 / 12-668
Visit us on https://www.sensoguard.com/.
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