QTSI Seismic Acoustic Perimeter Detection Profile

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Feb 28, 2017

Detection of objects across hundreds of acres through obstacles?

Perimeter security startup Quantum Technology Sciences (QTSI) claims their system is so sensitive it can detect 'a foot step two football fields away'.

QTSI's Vector system is fundamentally different than perimeter detection methods like radar, fiber-on-fence, and thermal cameras. Instead, the system uses seismic-acoustic sensors to detect people, vehicles, drones, and aircraft through obstructions like trees or hills, often impenetrable by other detection methods.

In this note, we look at Vector's components, management team, range claims, soil impact and pricing comparing it to other long range detection systems.

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Demo *****

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*** ***** ***** ****'* ***-**** ** ***** ********* ***********, ***** they ***** ** * ***** ************** **** ********* ************ **** thermal *******, ***** ** *****, ** ***** ****.

Non ****-**-***** ********* ******

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Soil ******* **** ********* *** *******

**** **** *** ****** ****** ********* ***** ** *** **** it ******** ****** ******. ** *******, *** ****** **** ** at ************ ********** **** **** **** *** *****, *** ******/******* the ********* *****. ********** ***** ** **** **** **** **** a ******* ***** **** *****, ***, *** ***** ****. ************, QTSI ********** **** ********* ***** ********, ****** '**** **** **** drilled **** ********, *** ****** **** ** *** ***** ****** for ******** **** *** *****.'

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***** ************* *** ********* ******* * **** ****** *** * discussion ** ************ *** **** **********, **** ******* ***** ***** recommendations ** ****** ************ *** *************.

Price ********

** *******, **** ****** ********* ******* *** ** *** **** end ** **** ********* ********* *******. *******, ***** *** *********** and ************ ***** *** ****, *** ********* *** *********** ***** may **** ***** *** ** *** ******'* ****** *** ***-******* hardware.

** ******* ********* ********* ******* ******** * ********* (~*.** *****) of ****** ***** ** ****** ********* *** ** $**,*** ****. Quantum ******* ****** ********* ******** ** * *******'* ********* ** part ** *******. *** ******* ******** ****** ******, ****** ****, hardware, ********, *** * **** ** ** ****** ******* ********. Installation (*.*., ******* ****** ****** *** ***** ****) ** *** included ** *** ***** ** ********* ** ****, *** ******* reselling ******* ** ******* ************* *****.

** ********,*********'* ********** ***** *** * *** ****** (*,*** * *,*** ****) for **** ******** ** ~*** ***** *** ** **** ** $30,000.

***** *** ***** ********** *** ********* ********** ** * ****, the ***** ****** *** ************* ** ****** ****** *******-******** ****** units ** *** * ***** **********. ********* **** ********* ** less ********* **** * **** ******** ** * '*** ********* foot' *****, ******* ***** **********, ****-**-***** ******, *** *** ******* detection ***** *** ********** ***** ****'* ****** *** ****** ** lower *****.

Management ****

**** *** ** *********** ********** *** *********** ****, *** ****** ******, *** *** * *** ** ********** *** ********** *** has **** **** **** *** ****** ** *****. ***** *** company ** *** ** *** ******** ************** *****, **** **** deep ********** ** *** ********** ********** ****** **.

** *** ******** ****, **** ********* *******, *** ********** *** ** *********, ** *** ****'* ********. Mardian ** ******* *** ******** ********** ******* ******** ** **** their *****. **** ********** **** ***** ******* ** ******* *** security ******** *******.

Competitive **********

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*** ******* ************ *** **** ******: ***** *** ******* **** be ******, ********** ************ ***** ******** ** *****, ***** ** generally ********* **** *******.

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**** **, **** **** ********, * ***** ******** *** *** that ***** ** ** *********** ************** *** ******-*** *********** *** security *********.

Comments (9)

* **** ****** ** ****** **** **** ******* ** *** last *** **** *****. *** ********** *** **** *** ***** impressive *** * **** ******* ** ** *********** ** ****** this **********. *** *** ***** ****** ********* ********* *** ***********. Monitoring ********** *** ********* *** ********** ********* ****** **** ******** into ******* ******** ** *** *******. **** **** **** ** interesting ******* ** *** **** *** ******* *** ********** ***** moving ******* ************ *****.

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* **** * **** ******** *** **** ***** ** ********** in **** ** ** '***-*****' ********* ********** *** * ***** barrier.

**** * ** ******* ***** ******, *** ******* *** ********* is ***** ** ***** ******.

** ** ** *** ** *** ***** *** ********* ***** when *** ****** ***** **** *** ********* ** *** ***** building?

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****** **** ***** **** ******* ********* ** ******** ***** **** beyond **** ** ****** ** *** ****** ********** ** ****** footsteps, *** ******* ********* **** *** ****** **** *** ** the ****** *** **** ** *** ******** *********. *’* *** even ******* **** *** ******* ** ********* ****** *****, ****, snow ** *** ******, ****** ********, **** *** ****, **** vs *****.

* ****** ***** **** ** * ******** **** ***** ******* will ****** ******** ** ***** *** ***** ***** ******* **** level ** ***** ******. ** *** ** **** *** **** print ** *+ ****** *** ****** *** *** **** ** this ***'* ** ****** ** ** **** **** **** ****.

*** ****** **** ******* *** **** ** *** ****** *** 4+ ***** *** *****'* ***** *** ***** ***** ** *** video ** ***** *** ************ ** **** **** ****'* ******* that **** *******, **** ********* *** ***** *****'* **** ** the **** ****.

** ***** **** *** ******** ** *** ********* ** **** post. ** ** ****** *****:

*** ****** **** **** **** ******* **** ***** ******* *******. QTSI ****** ****** ** ****** **********, *** *** ********* ****** are *** **********:

"****'******* ** ***** ***** (** ****** *****) *** ** **** directional. ** ********* *** **** ******* ****** **** **** *** proprietary **********, ** **** ******** *** ********* ** ****** **** you. **** ** ****, *** [*********] ********* *** **** ** are *********** ******* *** ********. ***** *** ************ ***** ** have ****** ********* ******, ***** *** ********* ** *** *******."

**** ******** ** ******* ** *** ***** '********' ***** ****** versus ***** ***** ****** ******:

**** **** ********* **** **** **** ** * '******** ****' where ********* ********** *** ********** ~**** **** **** *** ******:

* ****** **** ****** ** *** ** ** *******'* ********** last ****. *** ******** ** ******* ** *** *** ** a **** *** ******, *** ** ********** ** *** ***** by *******, *** **** ** * ********, *** *** ***** is *** **** ****. ** **** **** ** ************ ****** footsteps ****** *** ******** **** ***** **-** ****** ** ****** zone ********* ****** *** ******* **** ****** ** ** *** FLIR ******* ***** *** *********. ******* ********* *** *********** ** this *** ****, *** * *** *** *** ******** **** would **** *** ** ** ******* *** ****** ******'* **** been ******** *** ********** *********.

******* ********* *** ********** **** ***** ******, *** * *** not **** *** ******* ********* ************ ****** **** *****. **** may *** ** * ****** ****** ******** *** **, ** our ********** *** ****** *** *** **** *** ***** **** various ******* *** **** *****, *** ******* ****** ** ****** pedestrian *** ******* *******, *** * **** * *** *** it ** * ***** ****** ** ****. **** ********** ***** like ** **** **** ** * *********** ****** ** ***** over *** **** ****, ********** ** ***** ** ***** **** of ********* **** *** **** ***** ** *** *******. *** sensor's ********* ******** ** ********** ** **** ********* ** ***** study ** **** *****. *** ******* ********* ******** **** ***** for *** *********** ** *** ** *** ******** ******, ***** will ********* ***** * *** ******** ******* *** ********** **** me **** **** ***** ** **** *******.

* ********** ***** **** **** *******'* ******** **** ********* ** against ******** **** *********, ***** * **** ****** ** *** same ********. ***** *** ***** * *** ******* ***** ***** call *** ********** ***** ***** ** ***** **** ******, ***** are ********* **** ***** ****** ******* **** *****. *** ********** I'm ********* **** **** *** ******, ** ****'* ******* ****** that *** ** **** *** ****** ****** ****. **** ** an ********* ******** **** **** ** *********** **** ***** ****** of ********.

** *******,

*********** ****** *** * ***** **** ** **** *** ***** details ** *** ***'* ****.

***** ********* ** *** ******* *** ***** ***** ***** *********** is ********* *** ****:
**** *** *** ***** ***** **** *** ** ******** ****? How *** *** ***** ****** ***** ****** **** *******? *** did *** ****** ****** ** ******* ** ***** ******* **** heavy **** ** ****?
*** *** ***** ********** **** **** ***** ********, * **** can't **** ** **** **** ** *** ******* ** ***** distances ***** **** * ***** *** ** *** ****** ** no *****.

*** **** ***** *** *** ***? *** ******* **** ****** sensor ** **** *****'* ** *********** *********, *** *** **** problem ** ********* ** *** ********* ****?

**, *****, * ****'* ***** **** ****, ***** **** *** note **** ***'** *** ** ***** ***********. **** ***** ****, I'll ****** *** **** * ***, *** * ***'* **** to ** ***** **** * ****** ***** ** ***** **** is ********* **** ** **** ************* **** ******* **** *** organizations. * *** **** ***** **** ** ******** **********, *** given *** **** ** **** ******** ******* * ******* ** would ** **** ** ******* ** ******** ** ******** * level ** *************** **** * *** ** *********** ****.

** * ********* ** ** *******, **** ****** ** **** used ** *********** **** ***** ****** ** ********, *******, ********** PTZ ******* **** **** *** *** **** ** ****** *******. Like **** *******, ** ** ******** ***'** ** **** ** completely ********* ***** ****** ******* **** *********** ******* ********** ******. It's * **** ****, *** ** ***** ******** *** **** tuning. ** ** ********** *** ****, * ** ******* ** tolerate * ******* ****** ** ***** ****** *** *** ** order ** ****** * ***'* **** ********** *******. ********** *** operators **** ******** ********** *** ************ ** ****** ** ********* we ****** ******* ******** *** ******** ** ***** *** ******** data. **** ******* ************ ********* **** ******* ****. ** ****** uses ***** * *** ****** ** ******** ****** *** ******, with ***** ** ************, ** ***** **** **** ******* ** further ****** ***** ****** ** ******* **** ****** * ********* system **** ******* *** **** ******/* ****** ** *** **** area. **** **** ** ***** ** **** *********** ** **** small ****** ******, *** ** ******* **** ******* **** ********* of *******.

********* **** ******** ** ***** *******, ** *** ********** ***** rain ****** *** ******* ****** *** * *** *** *** a *********** ****** ** *** ******'* ********* *********. ** *** as **** ** *********, **** ***'* ********* **** ******* ***** I ****, ** * **** ** **** *** *** ******* would *******, ***'* **** ** *** ****.

*** **** ****** ** **** ******** **** ******* (******** ***, I ***'* ********) ****** ***** **-** ****** *****. ** * mentioned ** ** *******, *** ******** *** ********** ** *** sides ** *********** *****, **** * ******** ** *** ****, and * **** ****** ** *** *****. *** ******** *** on *** *** ** * **** *** ******, ** ******* traffic *** *** ***** *** *** ******* ****** **** ***** of *** ***. *** **** ** **** ********** ** **** boars, *** * ***'* ****** ****** *** ****** *** **** period. ** **** **** ** *** ****** ******** *********** **** for *********** ****** *** ** *** ********** *****. ******* ********* was **** ********, *** ***** **** *** **** ****** ** two ********** ** **** ****, * ***'* ***** *** *** it ***** ******* ** *** ***** *********. *** *** *****, it *** ******* **** ** ****** ** ** **. ** told ** **** * ******* ****** ** **** *** ****, and **** ** **** *********** ****** *** ********** *** ********. All ** **** *** ******** ** **** **** ** *** PTZ, ****, *** ***** *******.

* ***** **** *** **** * ****** ****** *** ***********, and * ******'* ********* ***** * ****** ****** ** ***'** looking *** * **** ****** ** ********. **** * **** about **** ****** ** **** ** ** *******, *** *** be ******** ** **** ********'* ******** *****. * **** ***** the **** ** ********* *** ***** *** **** **** ** system/can ****** **, ********** **** ** *** ******** **** **'** been ********** *** ****** ***** ******* ** ***** ***** *** astray ** ********* **** ****** ** **** ****** *****.

**** ** ******* *** *** ****, ******** ** *** **** industry *’* *** * ********** *** ***** ******** ******* **** not ** **********, *** ** ***** *** *** ** ****** market... *** *** ********* **** * ***** **** ***** ** my ********* *** ********** ** ******** ************ *** ************.

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