by David Crane
david at defensereview.com
A company called Augusta Systems Inc. has an interesting advanced area-denial /perimeter security / structural security system called ThreatViewer that’s perhaps worth discussing, briefly. The key to ThreatViewer is integration, which is apparently Augusta Systems’ specialty. A software suite called SensorBridge does the actual integration. It integrates a network of cameras and sensors to provide total 360-degree awareness and fast processing/analysis of data.
What does that mean? Well, basically it means that ThreatViewer is designed to allow you to not only monitor an entire area with no gaps, but also understand what you’re seeing in a security-relevant fashion, so you can act appropriately on the information you’re receiving.
Augusta Systems has had some pretty high-profile clients for ThreatViewer lately, including…
Major Leauge Baseball (MBL). Specifically, the system was deployed successfully by InterTECH Security LLC for the 2006 Major League Baseball All-Star game in Pittsburgh, PA. ThreatViewer cameras deployed in fixed locations around the park utilized a wireless communications system to transmit images to security personnel. One of ThreatViewer’s advantages is its ability to provide 360-degree panoramic images from a single position.
Augusta Systems’ most recent high-profile client for the ThreatViewer perimeter-security / area-denial tech is Allegheny Energy, Inc., a utility company that provides power to Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, and Virginia. While not quite as sexy an outfit as MBL, Allegeny Energy is nonetheless a large and important company, and thus a big-deal contract for Augusta Systems.
Company Contact Info:
InterTECH Security LLC
549B Keystone Drive
Warrendale, PA 15086