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

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