The following illustrates how a perimeter protection
A major commercial bank in Boston occupies a two-story building. It is
7:00 PM and the building is closed. A man starts walking from the parking
lot onto the building grounds. He does not belong there. Without realizing
it, he has crossed a virtual fence created by Virtual Sentry and has set
off an alert.
The cameras located in and around the building, pick up his image and
transfer it to the system’s software. This software has been programmed
to detect any person that crosses a virtual perimeter around the building
and transfer via the internet the live video and audio from the site to
Visentry’s monitoring station. Visentry security staff at the monitoring
station is available 24/7 to react in real time to the intrusion.
The video alert is immediately displayed on the security operator’s
monitor. In accordance with response instructions provided to Visentry
by the bank, the security operator does two things. First, through the
audio system contained in Virtual Sentry,
he warns the man that he has been seen and that his actions are continuously
being recorded and that if he doesn’t leave immediately, he will
be arrested. Second, he sends the alert to the local police station, pinpointing
where the activity is taking place.
As a result, the police know they do not have a false alarm, and they
also know exactly where the activity is taking place. All of this is happening
in real time, without the need for personnel in the bank to sit and scan
TV monitors 24 hours a day.