As issues of border control and security mount, the introduction of a new lightweight, mobile radar and camera surveillance system, designed specifically for border hotspots has been welcomed into the fray of electronic border solutions.
The system, designed and manufactured by British company, Blighter Surveillance Systems, features a Passive Electronic Scanning Array (PESA) radar, low-light camera, integrated radar tracker and thermal imaging system that can be mounted on a vehicle for deployment within minutes.
Capable of detecting a walking person at 4.6 miles or a moving vehicle at 13.7 miles, the system cues the camera to follow and identify its target. The ‘Blighter Scout’ is perfect for mobile surveillance in areas that are difficult to reach, or where fixed towers are prohibitively expensive.
Electronic border solutions are expanding in airports and border control areas across the globe, offering enhanced security and operational efficiency in even the most remote locations. The provision of such solutions serves to remind us that physical and information security is still at the forefront of global awareness.