The Spotter container solution

June 2017 Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection, IT infrastructure

Secu-Systems’ Spotter is a wide-area surveillance solution that uses thermal and visual surveillance cameras, as well as Panoptes MTI (Movement Target Indicators) software to set up a perimeter protection solution from well within the perimeter.

A world first with land-based MTI allows operators to see all targets on moving, full motion video, panned backgrounds or on pre-set positions, giving them complete piece of mind that all targets can be interrogated. The land-based MTI from Secu-Systems gets rid of expensive fences and allows complete coverage and situational awareness over extensively large areas 24x7.

The Spotter is fabricated in-house and designed for use in remote sites where there is little or no infrastructure. Spotter is targeted towards areas where there are large tracts of land to be covered, such as mining (illegal mining), forestry, fire detection, anti-poaching applications where a high-site is defined. A FLIR PT-Series camera or military specification FLIR PT-602CZ-R with both day/night and thermal capability is installed onto a pre-fabricated mast that is attached to the top side of the container – about 9 m from nominal ground level.

These systems offer a detection radius down to 2 x 2 pixels with Kestrel Land Based MTI, and allow complete situational awareness over 360 degrees, 24/7 and up to a radius of 6 km when using the PT-602CZ-R FLIR camera.

The entire Spotter container is secured against any would-be intruders via a number of applications, including high-pressure pepper gas systems. Spotter solutions are housed in self-sufficient containers fitted with their own power reticulation, which includes solar panels mounted to the roof of the container and battery banks installed within the container. Security systems are integrated with the camera solution and include wall-top and/or additional freestanding electric ­fencing with energisers operating off the internal power reticulation.

It also includes wireless communication back to a centralised control room (as long as line-of-site can be attained), and also allows complete housing of all equipment, along with additional security systems and wireless transmission equipment.

For more information, contact Secu-Systems, +27 (0)11 794 7834,,

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