A fire in an energy plant or a targeted attack could cause a devastating blackout which is why advanced security is of paramount importance for critical infrastructure in the energy sector. However, traditional perimetric security systems struggle with common threats: They fail to detect intruders who are already inside the plant or substation and struggle to identify aerial threats from drones.
Hexagon’s smart 3D Surveillance system uses sensor fusion technology — a combination of video cameras, thermal imaging and LiDAR — along with edge computing and AI to detect and report physical changes within a space instantly. It can distinguish between threats and nonthreats and notify the end user accordingly. Operators of energy plants and substations can protect large areas with Hexagon’s 3D surveillance solution which detects intruders and indicates their exact position, movement and direction. The system can also monitor air zones and thus trigger a system reaction to intrusions by drones or other aerial threats..