VistaScape tapped for border surveillance project

SSN Staff  - 
Thursday, August 14, 2003

August 14, 2003

ATLANTA - The United States Bureau of Customs and Border Protection has contracted with VistaScape Security Systems to use the company’s security data management software for automated intrusion detection along the U.S.-Mexico border.

The pilot program is taking place along an undisclosed portion of the border in New Mexico. VistaScape is teaming with the Space and Naval Warfare Systems center, based in San Diego, on the project.

Using VistaScape’s software, CBP is seeking to increase intrusion detection while decreasing false alarms. The bureau also said the software will eliminate the need to manually monitor live feeds from multiple cameras, making operations more efficient.

VistaScape’s solution analyzes data generated by existing sensors deployed at the border, including thermal cameras and ground sensors. Using this data, the software reports real-time graphical images of the region under surveillance to a Windows-based PC that serves as the command and control center. Based on the user-defined security policy, the software detects, classifies and tracks suspicious activity and issues alerts when a policy is violated.