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Radar Video Surveillance (RVS) System


The Honeywell RVS system is a Wide Area Surveillance System that integrates Ground or Waterside Radar, Automatic Identification System (AIS), Global Positioning System (GPS), Video, and Thermal Sensor data to provide the highest value wide area surveillance system available. RVS radar sensors automatically detect intruders in user defined Alarm Zones. Alarms are generated to alert security personnel, and PTZ cameras are directed to the intruder. Video is recorded and distributed over a Local Area Network, to provide both recorded history and real time situational awareness to facility personnel.

Because RVS automates detection, tracking, and alarming, based on your site’s security plan, security personnel can perform tasks other than monitoring the detection system. When an alarm is received, personnel can identify the threat and make a security decision before it reaches the perimeter – increasing the time available to respond to potential threats.

Through integration with Honeywell’s Digital Video Manager (DVM), RVS leverages the investment of your existing security infrastructure. RVS with DVM integrates with most CCTV cameras ‘out of the box’, allowing the use of existing PTZ cameras with the RVS system.

Other wide area solutions use CCTV for both detection and identification. In these systems, detection requires many cameras to cover a wide area, which are higher maintenance and are less effective than radar. By using a single radar for short or long range coverage up to 360°, RVS improves detection performance while reducing installation and maintenance costs. Once a threat is detected, RVS uses CCTV for what it is best suited for – identification.


  • Fully Functional GIS Map – Tracked objects are overlaid on aerial photos or satellite images to provide situational awareness.
  • User Defined Alarm Zones – Supports multiple, non-contiguous alarm zones. Objects entering the alarm zones are automatically detected, tracked, and prioritized.
  • User Defined Rules – Use time of day, day of week, speed, heading, and location to build custom sets of rules for a facility.
  • AIS/GPS Filtering – AIS and GPS data is fused with radar, providing the option of assigning lower threat priority to objects with AIS or GPS transponders.
  • Threat Prioritization – Tracked targets are prioritized using the facility rules. The highest priority threats are allocated the closest CCTV assets.
  • Security Levels – Multiple rule sets can be created and saved, allowing different scenarios for various security levels or particular operations.
  • Zero Light Operation – Radar detects in all light conditions, and with optional thermal PTZ cameras, RVS provides true zero light operation.
  • Look Here Now – When the operator selects this at a location on the map, RVS assigns the closest available camera and displays a pop-up DVM window with the video image of that location.
  • Distributed Operation – TCP/IP interfaces allow the system to be monitored and controlled over the facility LAN. Up to 5 remote RVS clients can be run using a Multicast or Unicast configuration.
  • Manual Control – Operators can override control of PTZ cameras at any time, allowing them to investigate threats or verify system operation manually.
  • Camera Compatibility – Because DVM supports most CCTV and PTZ devices, RVS is highly compatible with existing infrastructure.
  • Open Architecture – XML and SQL Server interfaces provide easy integration to other security or business applications.

Product Documentation

Title   Size Date
Brochure / Sales Material
Radar Video Surveillance (RVS) Brochure 1.04 MB 02/26/07
Radar Video Surveillance (RVS) Overview 1.63 MB 02/26/07
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RVS Wide Area Security System

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