ARGUS™ is an easy to use, portable, scalable, and self-localizing Radio Frequency (RF)based perimeter intrusion detection system.

This innovative system uses a network of unattended wireless sensors to create a wireless "trip wire” around a perimeter to provide early warnings against intrusions. The ARGUS™ wireless nodes relay real-time perimeter security information to the ARGUSview™ software, where users can visualize the exact location of intrusions and manage additional networked sensors. This versatile perimeter security system allows operators to:

  • Establish a reconfigurable perimeter using 2 to 50 low cost networked radios
  • Deploy in extreme outdoor environments due to ARGUS™'s rugged design
  • Maintain a secure perimeter in all weather conditions through foliage, walls, and other obstructions
  • Deploy wireless nodes for long-term unattended operations

An ARGUS™ system requires no infrastructure and can be deployed in minutes. Cameras or other sensors can be cross-cued by alerts issued by ARGUS™ to provide automated visual verication of the perimeter breach.

Tactical Deployments
Rapidly deployable ARGUS™ kits for First Responders, Military, and Police. ARGUS™ Tactical kits provide situational awareness with existing and/or ARGUS™ cameras that can be integrated with Operation Centers.
Expeditionary Applications
Highly portable and compact ARGUS™ Expeditionary nodes can be mounted anywhere for covert operations. These kits provide a customizable security perimeter for early detection of intrusion events
Border Protection
Designed for permanent applications, ARGUS™ Border Protection creates a layer mesh network, enabling large-area intruder tracking with uninterpreted operation for up to four years.
Asset Protection
Aero Senty™ nodes are integrated with safety cones, creating an RF barrier around aircraft and critical assets. Ideal for protection on the pause and optimized for aviation security. Visual verification of alerts via MMS/SMS messaging.
Permanent Installation
Hardened industrial ARGUS™ Permanent nodes work as stand-alone, temporary or permanent perimeter security for construction and/or industrial sites. Remote antenna options for mounting ARGUS™ Permanent nodes.
Custom Configurations
ARGUS™ Customized nodes can be hidden and connected to the RF antenna up to ten feet away. Packaging options allow ARGUS™ Customized nodes can be enclosed in poles, mounted on signs, and even installed within drywall for indoor security.

ARGUS™ is an innovative technology that provides reliable intrusion detection on any terrain, in extreme weather conditions, and operates through walls, foliage, and other obstructions.

The ARGUS™ perimeter security system provides unrivaled versatility as it can operate as a standalone system or be integrated with existing surveillance technologies such as cameras and IR sensors to provide added security. ARGUS™ can help reduce the number of personnel associated with maintaining a safe perimeter by providing real-time intrusion detection. The ARGUS™ perimeter security system is:

Scalable – 20 to 30 wireless networked ARGUS™ nodes can secure an area of approximately 150,000 square feet, with an intra-node separation of 200 – 250 feet.

Rapidly Deployable – A perimeter can be set up and deployed in minutes, enabled by ARGUS™ self-location features and user-friendly setup interface.

Self-Healing – In the event of tampering, ARGUS™ automatically self-heals the wireless fence through the remaining nodes preventing any perimeter gaps.

Maximum versatility was the main design goal for the ARGUS™ perimeter security system, in order to provide the most effective surveillance capabilities regardless of location, terrain, or deployment setting. Some of the benefits of ARGUS™ include:

The ARGUS™ perimeter security system was designed with portability and efficiency in mind. The wireless nodes are compact and light weight allowing it to travel easily inside a backpack or in a carrying case. This portable design allows operators to easily deploy ARGUS™ in remote locations.
Reconfigurable Design
ARGUS™ wireless nodes can be equipped with a variety of sensors that include GPS modules and multiple video cameras, as well as external power sources including solar panels, and external batteries. The ARGUS™ nodes are flexible in order to meet the operational requirement of any environment.
The ARGUS™ map-based user interface can be easily operated on any desktop or on-the-go through a laptop, tablet or smartphone. ARGUSview™ can be set up to forward warnings and alerts to cellphones or remote monitoring stations through SMS and/or MMS.

The ARGUS™ perimeter security system is a portable and configurable solution that can be efficiently deployed anywhere and anytime regardless of weather conditions.

ARGUS™ is an adaptive solution ideally suited for mobile security applications, remote deployments, as well as permanent safety operations. Accordingly, the ARGUS™ nodes are compact, and built to withstand harsh environments where they can potentially be dropped, come into contact with water, and be exposed to extreme temperatures. The integrated ARGUSview™ software provides users with an intuitive control interface supporting multiple computer platforms and enabling alert forwarding to smartphones.

Police Sentry Application

ARGUS Industrial Security Series

FOB-COP Perimeter Security
Forward Operating Bases (FOB) and Combat Outposts (COP) are temporary military support facilities deployed in hostile environments to provide tactical operations with neccesarry supplies and support. As a result, FOBs and COPs work under the constant threat of danger and must maintain awareness of their perimeter in order to maintain safe and effecient operations. These types of mobile deployments are ideally supported by agile security systems such as ARGUS™,that require minimum set up personnel, are unobtrusive, and can be easily concealed. The ARGUS™ system helps maintain situational awareness with discreet portable radio nodes that deliver real-time and location-based intrusion alerts.

Asset Protection
Mobile high value assets such as airplanes, helicopters, and boats, are often temporarily parked or housed in hangars, on tarmacs, or docks for extended periods. During this time, these unattended assets may be targets of sabotage or theft. The ARGUS™ system can provide added security to these situations, preventing malicious intrusion or tampering regardless of the application. ARGUS™ can operate indoors or outdoors in structures such as hangars or buildings, and can be easily concealed inside of cones, barriers, or other structures.

Intruder Detection
Controlled environments such as buildings, hangars, and facilities, are costly and difficult to secure because they require the use of multiple personnel to patrol the perimeter or to monitor installed cameras and other sensors. ARGUS™ is a force multiplier that can be easily integrated with other security and surveillance modalities to help reduce manning requirements.

ARGUSview™ helps operators manage the system’s intrusion alerts, link configurations, and to view geographical location of wireless nodes.

ARGUS™ provides a user-friendly graphical interface to manage and configure the deployed security perimeter. Through ARGUSview™, operators can remotely receive real-time intrusion alerts, including information such as the location of the triggered node and verification multimedia such as photographs or video. ARGUSview™ features include:

  • Support for IP camera streaming and logging
  • Host connection via USB or Bluetooth
  • SMS/MMS messaging support
  • Compatible with Windows, Mac, and Android-based smart phones
  • Java-based GUI for intrusion detection, alerting, and tracking
  • Alerts can be integrated with existing COTS/GOTS Situational Awareness software

ARGUS™ systems are offered in standard kit form for immediate deployment and/or can be purchased in single units for any application. Optional accessories are available to customize ARGUS™ for extended operations, permanent installations, and provide for visual confirmation and recording of intrusion events. IAI offers extensive support for direct integration of ARGUS™ with existing surveillance camera systems and other sensors.

Optional ARGUS™ Accessories

Extended Run-Time Power Option: ARGUS™ possesses an external battery power port to accommodate the family of BB25XX military batteries, or hard-wire power options. Other custom battery options are available.

Solar Recharging System: A wide range of solar panels and recharging systems are offered to support field or permanent installations. This option provides an indefinite operational capability with no battery replacement requirements.

Integrated ARCAM™ Camera System: ARCAM™ cameras provide imagery for intrusion classification and after action reporting. This fixed visual camera is directly integrated with individual ARGUS™ devices and transmits data through the ARGUS™ network to ARGUSView™ or ARGUSView™ for Andriod (AVA) interfaces.

ARGUS Eye™ PTZ Camera System: ARGUS Eye™ is a compact, portable Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) camera system that provides wide area coverage of ARGUS™ devices. By placing this high-performance system featuring visible and infrared apertures in a strategic location, high-resolution images can be captured in any lighting condition, with ARGUS Eye™ slewing to the intrusion location triggered by ARGUS™ devices. A point-to-point wireless communication system enables the data link to transmit camera data to the ARGUSView™ or ARGUSView™ for Android interfaces for real-time monitoring and/or imagery archiving for post-action response.

Hardened Packaging Options: ARGUS™ is offered in ruggedized enclosures for permanent installations in austere and harsh physical environments. Hardened antennas, connectors, and power interfaces are available to ensure survivability in extreme weather conditions.

Custom Antennas: Multiple antenna configurations optimized for the ARGUS™ tripwire and communications functionalities are available to support myriad deployment scenarios. Directional and high-gain antennae provide narrow detection zones, and extended reachback capabilities, respectively. Additional antenna packaging options are offered to for covert deployment scenarios.

ARGUS™ Mounts and Transport Cases: Stakes, bracket, and strap mount options are offered for deployment in outdoor or indoor settings enabling secure attachment of ARGUS™ devices to the ground, on trees or walls, and on other surfaces. Ruggedized transport cases and soft tactical cases can be purchased for specific applications per customer request.

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“ARGUS™ is a great tool for crime scene security. Deploying ARGUS™ on surveillance missions allows or team to maintain operational security and improve target detection”

Commander Marc Claycomb Uniform Operations Commander Melbourne, Florida Police Department

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