SURVEILLANCE SYSTEMS FOR CRITICAL INSTALLATIONS WITH CAPABILITIES FOR INTRUDER PREVENTIVE AND DISCRIMINATORY DETECTION
The Wardiam Monitoring project focuses on the research of physical and electronics based technologies for the detection and monitoring of intruders, with several general objectives:
Investigate technologies that allow the improvement of safety in critical installations through the development of highly sensitive sensors and systems capable of differentiating between people, animals and objects.
Acquiring new scientific and technological knowledge to incorporate innovation and research into the processes and products of companies and strengthen the Spanish science and technology system
Acquire differentiating capabilities and technologies, with high added value, to improve Ontech´s international positioning. The goal is to introduce ONTECH into the niche of security systems for critical installations.
The commercial objective is to develop solutions based on a sensor with clearly disruptive technology in terms of sensitivity and discrimination in the security and defense markets and a novel video-tracking system.
To focus the R&D activities towards responding to the contemporary problems of society; In this case linked to the problem of security in critical facilities, whose ultimate goal is to seek social returns (safe societies: protect the freedom and security of Europe and its citizens) through the search for solutions with foreseeable technologies.
These general objectives fit perfectly within the research objectives set out in the priority R&D requirements of national and international programs, such as the State Science, Technology and Innovation Research Plan 2013-2016 (State Program of Research, I + D + I) and within the H2020 within the Social Challenges of "Secure Societies - protection of the freedom and security of Europe and its citizens".
The project aims to develop an intrusion detection and alarm system using a novel proximity sensor, based on the detection of disturbances in the magnetic fields generated by the sensor, and a video-tracking system capable of identifying the intruder during their entry into the installation, and to continue monitoring the intruder while inside the installation. This camera system will include hand-over capabilities that actively switches to the camera with the best view of the intruder.