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.