Defexpo India 2016: MAGAL to Highlight Fiber-Optic Sensors for Fence, Pipeline, and Dataline Protection

By admin 16-Apr-2016


March 21st, 2016 - Magal Security Systems Ltd. – a leading provider of integrated security solutions and products for physical security, specializing in Perimeter Intrusion Detection Systems (PIDS) – will highlight its fiber-optic sensors for fence, pipeline, and dataline protection at Defexpo. The company has completed development of its new generation of FiberPatrol-PR, which enables coverage of pipes over large distances from a single control point.

FiberPatrol-PR provides protection of over 70 kilometers against Third Party Interference (TPI) for buried pipelines – with the sensor cable buried alongside the pipes. When used in perimeter applications, the coverage is 16 kilometers. The system detects the breaking point within an accuracy of 10 meters. No powered or conductive items are required in the field, making the sensor completely immune to EMI and lighting, and intrinsically safe in the presence of explosive atmospheres.

The solution delivers a high probability of detection and a low Nuisance Alarm Rate (NAR). It accurately locates intrusions – including multiple simultaneous intrusions – and operates even in the presence of non-localized environmental noise that would overwhelm the location capability of other long-range fiber-optic sensors. Providing software-configurable detection zones, FiberPatrol-PR is invisible and undetectable as a buried sensor in pipeline applications. Providing accurate location for directing CCTV or response forces, no outdoor power or communication infrastructure is required. Easy to install and maintain, the solution provides multiple options for integration with SMS, VMS and PSIM platforms. It uses single-mode fiber within telecommunications-grade cable, and when the sensor cable is cut, either in an attempt to defeat the sensor or accidentally, FiberPatrol-PR immediately reports the incident, including its exact location. In addition, the sensor retains the ability to detect and localize intrusions up to the point of the cut. 

According to Hagai katz, Magal's SVP Marketing and Business Development, "The issue of Third Party Interference is significant, especially in large countries like India, which has thousands of kilometers of pipes, usually unmonitored. This situation causes millions of dollars in losses every year. Our solution addresses this issue, providing early warning regarding the precise location of events, helping responders to prevent costly damage. The solution is successfully installed in a number of locations around the world and is highly valued."