Spyhill Landfill Perimeter Breach and Crusher Vandalism
In early August of 2021, it was brought the attention of SiteWatch Safety Inc. that numerous breaches of the perimeter fence on the Northeast side of the property had occurred.Perpetrators gained access by cutting the chain link fence off of Sarcee Trail proceeding to a Rock. Crusher that was vandalized and, copper was removed rendering the machine inoperable. These events were costly in repair and downtime for the operator which resulted in a plea for a rapidly deployable mitigation strategy.
SiteWatch had procured a new sensor technology for perimeter fences and had just begun testing the system. The test was briefly discussed with the City of Calgary Corporate Security Physical Team lead, Dave Kennedy, as a potential solution for a cost effective and rapidly deployable system that utilizes modern MESH (wireless) sensors vs. cable, and reports perimeter fence alarm activity seamlessly to a Cloud Based Server. Minimal labor is involved to attach the sensors to a fenced compound and the Gateway for the system requires very low power operating efficiently via a 4G/LTE cellular internet connected modem/router.
On August 13th, 2021, SiteWatch Safety met with Andrew Babineau, CoC Corporate Security Adisor, at Spyhill to install the fence sensors and a small footprint trailer that provides solar charging for a 12vdc power source. The trailer enclosure is also equipped with a 4G/LTE Modem, 1-105AH 12vdc Battery, Solar Charger, Breakers and Terminals, Unmanaged LAN Network Switch, Sensor Gateway and a 25mm dual sensor Thermal/Optical IP outdoor rated IP camera on a 19’ mast. Integration of the electronic components was completed at the SiteWatch Panel and Assembly shop located at 4030 8th Street SE, Calgary.
Active Watch Video and Alarm Monitoring:
SiteWatch Safety employs a 3rd party to monitor all field devices, including IP CCTV, 24/7 and respond to the call-down procedures and triage determined by SiteWatch or its end-users. For this PoC, Active Watch monitors all JPEG alarm images that are produced via the 25mm Dual Sensor camera along with email reports transmitted by the Sensor Gateway for the perimeter fence sensors installed. When alarms from the Gateway are transmitted, ActiveWatch has the capability to access the live video onsite to triage the alarm determining if it warrants further action. If no trespass or suspicious behaviour is identified from the Field of View (FoV) of the camera, no action is taken. If activity is noted and identified as humans and/or vehicles, Active Watch is to email the Sensor Alarm notification and captured JPEG images from the Thermal or Optical Sensorsto the City of Calgary’s ISC
How it works
- COIN can be installed through out the fence at a distance of 30 feet apart.
- COINs can detect vibration and motion
- Get real time alerts on unauthorized entry and events.
- COINs can be attached to walls, fences, doors, windows to detect tampering or entry.
- Our Machine Learning model can recognize human activities using the dual motion & vibration sensors.
- Real time data analysis can distinguish between humans (walking, running, crawling or) and other objects like vehicles, animals etc.
Solar Powered Trailer Dual Sensor IP Camera
SiteWatch relies on proven small footprint trailers to provide rapid deployment of IP Camera surveillance. The attached battery/electronics cabinet supports enough power to ensure 4G/LTE Cellular communications and Dual Sensor Thermal/Optical IP Cameras remain on duty. The 19′ attached mast collapses to a travel height of 8′ allowing for clearance almost anywhere. All electronic devices and wireless communications are onboard and remain powered by a 12vdc Battery charged by solar power.
Testing for the PoC 9/08/21
Thermal Sensor technology is used to provide Artificial Intelligence (AI) for operators at Site Watch Safety’s monitoring station to effectively confirm illegal trespass by humans or vehicles. When/if an alarm is generated from one of the fence sensors, an email is generated from the gateway and sent to the monitoring station. Triage begins immediately for the operator to either acknowledge that the thermal sensor-situated in the area has also detected trespass. The operator also has the capability to login to the camera and view the scene for situational awareness