PIR relies on the direct reception of (infrared) waves, not on receiving a bounced-back signal. This limits detection to things that are generating heat, like people, animals, engines, batteries etc. This eliminates many false triggers.
I'd love to see IPVM compare the AXIS radar detection system alongside the Mobotix radar detection system and any other similar radar systems from other manufacturers. The market for outdoor intrusion detection systems that work better than what is currently available, and at lower pricing, is going to grow rapidly, IMO.
Thanks for the suggestion on the Mobotix radar detection system. We do plan to test radar systems this summer or fall and when we do we will include Mobotix's as its uncommon enough to warrant coverage.
So then how for does the signal of this product go beyond the active detection range that MAY be a warning to an intruder with a (calibrated?) detecting device?
Probably pretty far. But since the beam is directed downward, those stray signals would most likely be multiply reflected, which would significantly obscure its point source origin until you were actually in the "FOV".
On the other hand could a K-band speed trap give a whole street false alarms?
"But since the beam is directed downward, those stray signals would most likely be multiply reflected"
Sounds reasonable. Although it seems that the reflected signal disbursement would depend on the surface material. Concrete, asphalt, gravel, grass. etc. Looks to be a question the manufacturer should provide a definitive answer too.
"On the other hand could a K-band speed trap give a whole street false alarms?"
K, Ka, X, S Band? I'm guessing that most radar detectors should light up if in line of sight and up to a couple miles without any interference. Then again, mine goes off in a 40x60 steel building with the doors closed. Mostly a 1 (low) and sometimes a 4 with 5 being the highest (read closest). Interference?
So then what's "speed trap" OR a "false alarm"? Around here a radar signal is just that, whether the source is at a stand still or moving down the road.
This is exciting to see, especially since we use Axis cameras at all of our locations. We tested Dynetics GroundAware as well as SpotterRF for our power plants and ended up settling on Dynetics due to its ability to classify radar tracks along with its much longer range than SpotterRF. The price point on this Axis radar makes it a lot more attractive for smaller sites like substations etc, which don't require such long ranges.
You may not be aware but at SpotterRF we have a AI Neural Net option that has been successful at classifying targets, including animals, people and vehicles
With 9 different radars with ranges from 130 m to 1350 m for a walking person we have all the options that an Electrical Utility needs to protect anything from a drop yard to the waterway by a nuclear facility all with radars that weigh less than 4 lbs and mounts on existing, poles, building and even trees.
SpotterRF is pleased to be the de facto standard in compact surveillance radar. With nearly a decade of leadership in this space, SpotterRF is used worldwide for critical infrastructure perimeter security. With growing threats to our nation’s power grid, SpotterRF radar now protects 7 of the 10 largest electrical utilities in the U.S.
Axis Communications’ entrance into the compact radar market is a validation of SpotterRF’s direction and leadership in the use of surveillance radar for commercial security. Although their unit is only viable for the smallest of applications, Axis validates the need for radar detection in all outdoor perimeter systems by producing such a radar. We continue to work with Axis, integrating their leading camera technology with SpotterRF industry leading advanced radar technology.
Our company RBtec Perimeter Security Systems showed also a solid state laser based radar (LIDAR) that will be competing in the same market and same price range which will be cheaper than Optex solutions.
The unit will be PoE as well and it will be designed for indoor/outdoor commercial and industrial applications where we successfully sell our Ironclad fence alarm system. The unit will be able to connect with either up to 8 dry contacts for 8 separate zones software controlled or integration to camera and alarm systems.
The current pre-production was a 50m/164ft unit while the final one will be closer to 100/330ft
Great video but again with other radar demonstrations, the background is completely static.
No wind, no other moving objects and pretty much the easiest detection possible. All sensors work great in good weather/perfect conditions the questions how it performs in a more challenging environment/weather.
Obstructions, no moving objects other than the person. No moving trees, no animals, no cars in the background, no rain, no snow, no fences moving in the wind or any item that might cause false positive which is the main problem with Radars.
I love radars and the direction this is going but on the other hand those videos always show best case scenario at best but i get it, it's a marketing video.
I'm curious why you asked this. We're using a different product this year and our Environmental Department asked if it has the ability to track medium sized birds. We're supposed to be helping protect a bunch of sea bird species around our facilities, and apparently we have to report their activity. They want me to provide raw airborne target data for analysis if the radar can pick it up. Are you dealing with similar requests or are you just concerned about false positives from wildlife?
Is there IP alarm based signaling besides the provided I/O's? If so, is it something that's generic like ONVIF that can be read by most ONVIF compliant systems like a VMS, or require a specific driver written?