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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.


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:

Portability
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.
Expandable
The ARGUSview™ 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.

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.

   
Weight

6.5 oz. with batteries

Size 2.6” x 4.5” x 1.9”
Power consumption 225 mW with GPS module installed, 140 mW without GPS module
Unattended Runtime 12 days to 1 month
Organic Sensors: Onboard multi-static RF, GPS
Operating Temperature: -10°C to 60°C
Mounting options:) Adhesive, straps, or tripod/ground spike mounted (enclosure includes ¼-20 threaded insert)
Range Between Nodes for sensing intrusions 200+ ft (outdoors LOS)
Range Between Nodes for Communications back to TOC > 1 Km (multiple nodes can be used as relays to achieve several Km of reachback
Enclosure Rating IP65 – sealed against dust and splashing/falling water (not submersible); unit turns on/off via non-contact magnetic power switch
Deployment time < 15min
Wireless Network 2.4Ghz
User Interface Remote Laptop/Tablet


*Specifications subject to change without notice.

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


Vehicle Detection



Personnel Intrusion



Asset Protection



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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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