OWL Bring Surveillance Sensor Systems to ISC West 2018
OWL offers a full line of GroundAware Surveillance Sensor Systems that is says makes it easy for critical site owner/operators to detect, track, alarm, deter and respond to security events.
Observation Without Limits (OWL) President Mike Stokes discusses what his company is bringing to ISC West and what it offers security integrators. Check them out at booth 27109.
What is the top product or offering your company is showing off at ISC West this year, and what makes it unique or special?
Top Product: GroundAware GA9000 Series Surveillance Sensor Systems
Why special? GroundAware GA9000 Series is a leap forward in commercial ground surveillance sensor systems capable of monitoring and responding simultaneously to physical security threats posed by drones at long distances in real time. Going beyond other sensor systems at similar price points, GA9000 offers detection ranges out to 15 km, up to 360-degree coverage, and the ability to measure the elevations of 2D tracks of targets. This means GA9000 systems can to detect, track and differentiate targets at height above ground level from targets on the ground.
As a result, GA9000 systems provide the accuracy and fidelity need not only to detect, track and also direct cameras or other sensors to further enhance situational awareness vis-à-vis drones. Furthermore, GA9000 systems simultaneously track air and ground targets — humans, animals, ground vehicles and other aircraft — in support routine surveillance, interdiction and investigation of intrusion events from the full range of security threats.
What other products or offerings would you like to highlight, and what are some of their unique qualities?
OWL offers a full line of GroundAware Surveillance Sensor Systems that make it easy for critical site owner/operators to detect, track, alarm, deter and respond to security events as they occur across wide areas and in focused zones. GroundAware integrates with other systems (for example, cameras, video management systems, physical security information management systems, asset management systems, security lights and audible warning systems) to provide responders with actionable information as well as automated deterrent and responsive actions.
No manual monitoring or silos of data are involved with GroundAware — it’s real-time, all-weather/lighting visibility when, where and how intruders threaten, plus the automation to respond ASAP. In addition to the GA9000 Series, the GroundAware family also includes the GA1360 and GA4000 Series products. The GA1360 provides 360-degree coverage out to 1 km, making it an ideal product for automated monitoring of smaller sites. GA4000 Series systems provide up to 360-degree coverage to a range of 4 km, making these systems ideal for mid-range to larger sites.
What else is new or noteworthy about the company for 2018?
OWL has enhanced is GroundAware product offerings with valuable add-on capabilities that enable customers to use GroundAware’s capabilities where and how needed with greater security. The value-added solutions include:
• GroundAware Mobile: a fully integrated mobile platform with built-in mounting, power and communications capabilities to support GroundAware systems, cameras, and other security assets that customers use to emplace surveillance capabilities where needed quickly and easily.
• Ballistic radome: a new add-on feature from DSM Dyeema enables GroundAware units to withstand gunfire. This added element of security is important for GroundAware customers emplacing systems in challenging environments.
What is your company’s overall value proposition to installing security dealers/integrators? Why should they do business with you?
OWL’s value proposition for security integrators is a new level of physical surveillance capabilities that make it easier for their customers to enhance security at critical sites WITHOUT the expense of security operators staring at monitors 24×7. GroundAware Surveillance Systems make it easy to monitor, deter and respond to threats as security events happen (working in all weather and lighting!). GroundAware installs and integrates easily, with all layers of security in place at customer sites. And we can provide this coverage at less than $60 per acre.
Why do business with OWL? We work with integrators/resellers to help their customers try GroundAware systems in their environments BEFORE they buy. And we’ll bring the engineering and other technical resources to bear to make GroundAware systems accomplish what your customers need. We’ve engineered sensor solutions for some of the most demanding customers in the world, and we will be committed to doing the same for you and your customers.
What do you see as some of the top opportunities in the marketplace right now?
Discovering how security stakeholders can best leverage today’s leading security technologies, using them as layers of security to meet increasingly complex security requirements. Just as important is the need for reducing the manpower costs and increasing the effectiveness of security monitoring on an event basis, thereby eliminating the need for expensive continuous monitoring by human operators.
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