Perimeter Surveillance Lighting (CAST)

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Sep 03, 2012

Protecting perimeters is a key component of effective security yet can be difficult because they are often poorly lit. Bad lighting not only helps adversaries hide, it also compromises the effecitiveness of surveillance systems. One can add street lighting but that can get expensive and become a big project. To address this, a new perimeter lighting product is gaining attention. In this note, we review the product, comparing the pros and cons compared to traditional products such as street lamps and white light LEDs.

Product Overview

****'* "*** *********"******** ******** *** ****/***** *******, *** ******* *****. *** ****** application *** *** ***** ** ************ ** ******** *******, *** each ******* ** ******** ** ********** ** ** ** ** foot *******.

*** ******** *** ******* **** * ** *** ***** ******, but ******* ***** ******** *** ***** **** ** * **** to ** ***. **** ********* ****** **** **** ******** ****, up ** *** **** **** ** ********.

***** ********** ** *** **** ********* ****** *******:fixture

  • ***** ******: **** ******* ******** *** ****** ** ** - ** foot ******
  • **** ****:***** **** ***** ** **** **,*** *****, ** ***** ** years. ** *********** ** ******** ****** ******** ******.
  • *****:******** **** ***** $*** ****, *** ****** ***** ********** *** ***** ** ** ** ******** ***** ***** $***. A ****** ************ ***** ******(** ** ** ********) ***** ****** $***.
  • ******** ************/*********: *** ***** ****** ******** * *****/ *** *** * photocell ******* *****. ****** * ****** ******** ** ****** **** the ***** ******* *** ******* ********* ********. *** ***-******* ******* *** be *** ****** ***** ****** ******** ******* ********* *** ****. Even **** ********* ** ********, *** ******* ******** ****** ******** shallow *" ******** ******** ** **** ******* ******** ******* **** requires ****** (** ** **"), ****** ********.
  • ****-*** ********* ******:******** ** *** ********** ** ***** ********* ** ***** **** can ********* **** ***** ************. **** **** ****** ***** *** requirements *** *** ****** ********.
  • ***** *****:** *** ******* ****, **** **** *** ***** * ***** panel ***** ****** *** *** ******, ******* *** ******* ** still ********** *** ******* *********** *******.

Key ***********

**** '*** *******' ******** ****** ******* **** *********** '**** *******' lighting ** *** ***** *****:

  • ********** *********** *** ******** ************ ****** ************* *** ************.
  • **** ***** ***** ********* ****** ******** ** ************.

******* *** **** ****** ******** ** ** ***, ***** ** no **** *********** *** ******** ********** ******* ** ****** *** install *** *******. ** **** *****, **** *** ******* *** opportunity *** ******** *********** ** ******* *** ******* ***** ******** without *********** ** * **** ** ******** ************ ****** ************ design.

Impact ** ************

*** ***** ********* ****** *** ** ** ********* ** **** surveillance ************, *** *** ******* ********** ** ***** **** **** smaller ******** ** **** ********** **** * ***** **** **** a ****** ****-********* ***** ******. *** ************ ****** **** *** downward **** *** **** ********** ** ******** **** *** **** system ********** ***** ****** **** *** ********* **** ***** ************, but ** **** *** ****** *** ****** *** *** *** verify ***** *******.

Pricing **********

**** *** ****** **** ** ****** ******** ** ~**% ******** to *********** ****-******* ***** ********.

***** * ******* ****-******* **** ***** **** ********** ***** ~**-*** feet ** *****, * ** * **** ******** *** ******** to **** *** **** ********. ***** *** ******** ***** *** installation **** ** * ****-******* **** ***** ***** ~$*,***, *** equivalent ****** ** **** ******** **** **** ~$*** *** *********, for * ***** ** ******* ******* $*** - $**** *********.

*** ** ******* ******* ********* ***' ** *****, *** **** of * **** *** ********* ******, ********* ** ********, ***** supply, *******, *** ************ ***** **** **** ~$*,***. **** ******** with *** **** ** * **** ******* ****** ***** (******** the **** ***' ****), *******, ******** ********,********, *** ***** ** ~$**,***. 

White ***** *** *******

******** *********** *************, **** *****, ********* *** ****** **** ******** white ***** *** ***** **** *** ****** ******* ** *** IR ***** (****** **** ******* *****). *** **********, *** ******** ***** *********** **** *******.

** ******* **** ***** ***** *** ********* ***** **** ** better ** ************ **** *****, **** ******* ****, ***** *** runways *** **** **** **** ** ****** *** **********. **** options ******* *** ******* ***** *** ******** ** ******** ***** or ******. ***** *** ***** ***** *** ********* ***** *** cover ******* ******, ** *** **** **** ** *** *********** subjects **** ** ************* *********** (**** *** **** *******). *******, ****** ***** ***** ***** *** ********* ***** **** be **** ********* **** ***** * ****** ** **** *****.

** ********* ******* ********** ******* ***** *** ******* *** ********* use ** ** ** ****** * *********** ******** ******* **** and *********** *** ***** ******* *** ***.

Ideal ************

** *** **** ******* ****** *** ******** ******* *** ******** gaps ** ********* ******** *******, ****** **** *********** ******* **** require ******* ************. **** ********** ************ ** ****** ** ***** locations, ******* ** *********** *********, **** ************, *** **** ******* electrical **** ***** ******** - *** ***** ******* ** ****** approval ********** - *** ****** ** ******** ******** ** ******* simplified *** **** *** ******* ********** ************ ** ******* ****** labor. 

Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Related Reports

September IP Networking Course on Sep 14, 2017
LAST Chance - Registration is ending. Register now. This is the only networking course designed specifically for video surveillance professionals...
Fail Safe vs. Fail Secure Tutorial on Sep 13, 2017
Few terms carry greater importance in access control than 'fail safe' and 'fail secure'. Access control professionals must know how these concepts...
Geovision Doorstation Tested (CS1320) on Sep 12, 2017
Geovision has released the GV-CS1320 door station, priced at a fraction of others, with additional bells and whistles like a built in card reader,...
Dahua and Hikvision Entering Access Control on Sep 05, 2017
Until now, Chinese video giants Hikvision and Dahua have held back releasing access internationally. Both companies have now pulled the trigger,...
Low Cost, Low-End Competitors Challenge SMB Surveillance Market on Sep 01, 2017
SMB video surveillance systems are a tough market. From IPVM's new survey results of 135 integrator responses, we have identified the key...
Neurala Deep Learning Platform Profile on Aug 31, 2017
Find lost children? If Neurala has its way with its recent partnership with Motorola, that is the aim as shown in their video below: Neurala has...
Nvidia For Video Surveillance Examined on Aug 23, 2017
Nvidia is making a big push into the security market, claiming more than 50 partners, investing heavily in industry events, positioning their GPUs...
IP Camera Cabling Testing Statistics on Aug 22, 2017
Test and certify, or crimp and pray? Some integrators certify every cable they run, while others only inspect cables that have video issues. 130...
Cat 5e vs Cat 6 vs Cat 6a Network Cable Usage Statistics on Aug 16, 2017
Cat 5e? Cat 6? Cat 6a? What do integrators use in practice, today? 140+ integrators told IPVM. Here are the results: For those who want to...
IP Camera Specification / RFP Guide 2017 on Aug 14, 2017
RFPs are hard. Do them 'right' and it takes a lot of knowledge and time. Do them 'wrong' and you can be (a) unwittingly locked into a specific...

Most Recent Industry Reports

New IPVM Calculator V3 Released on Sep 20, 2017
The New IPVM Calculator V3 is released. An entirely new architecture delivers the following benefits: Turbo The calculator is now ~50% faster in...
Automatic Door Operators For Access Tutorial on Sep 20, 2017
Opening and closing doors might sound simple, but it takes a high-tech piece of door hardware to pull it off. Integrating automatic door operators...
'Clowns' Allege Ubiquiti 'Completely Fraudulent' on Sep 20, 2017
A short seller has alleged Ubiquiti is 'completely fraudulent'. Ubiquiti's CEO has responded calling them 'clowns'. Here is the short...
HID Buys Mercury Security on Sep 19, 2017
One of the biggest access control deals in years. Mercury Security, the most widely used access hardware OEM, and partner to 20+ manufacturers,...
Hikvision Backdoor Exploit on Sep 18, 2017
Full disclosure to the Hikvision backdoor has been released, allowing easy exploit of vulnerable Hikvision IP cameras. As the researcher, Monte...
Avigilon Touting 'Made In America' on Sep 18, 2017
Canadian manufacturer Avigilon, who completed a US manufacturing facility in 2015, is now running a marketing campaign touting 'Made In America',...
Cloud Guy Prints Book, Misses Irony on Sep 15, 2017
On-premise security systems are dead. But $75 print books are alive and well. Such are the lessons from Brivo's CEO new book "The Five...
Forgotten Password Problem Importance on Sep 15, 2017
Forgotten passwords has become a major industry topic. For example, Hikvision has been emailing admin passwords in plain text until IPVM's...
September IP Networking Course on Sep 14, 2017
LAST Chance - Registration is ending. Register now. This is the only networking course designed specifically for video surveillance professionals...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact