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Fotech Group: Turning Fiber Optics Into Smart Security Perimeter Systems

Security breaches of borders, utility plants and airports can have catastrophic and devastating consequences, so protecting assets is vital. The global perimeter security market is expected to reach USD29.6 billion by 2025, driven by growing terrorist threats, increased awareness of illegal immigration, planned crimes, thefts and smuggling….“The solution of positioning cameras every few meters is not feasible from an economic point of view yet leaving gaps in coverage is an open invitation for threats and intrusions,” says Ken Crowe, Security Industry Sector Manager for Fotech. [Fotech’s] LiveDETECT uses Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) technology, which sends thousands of pulses of light along with fiber optic cables every second and monitors the pattern of light reflected back. The fiber optic cable picks up any acoustic or vibrational energy, which changes the light pattern that is reflected back to the hardware, Helios DAS, indicating a disturbance of some kind.
Fotech Group: Turning Fiber Optics Into Smart Security Perimeter Systems
Security Informed December 21, 2020
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