How to Deploy Effective Security Outdoors
Some facilities are plagued with hundreds of nuisance alarms every week. Outdoor detection systems, which must operate in an uncontrolled environment subject to weather changes, random movements from trees, shadows from clouds, and small animals that can inappropriately trigger alerts, are especially prone to nuisance alarms. One cause of these nuisance alerts in outdoor systems comes from deploying intelligent video systems originally designed for static indoor environments. When these indoor systems are misapplied to protect a facility's perimeter or buffer zone, the recurrence of nuisance alarms can undermine the important mission of perimeter security to serve as the first line of defense.