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
- 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
- Zero Light Operation – Radar detects in all light
conditions, and with optional thermal PTZ cameras, RVS provides true zero
- 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
- 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.