Under Vehicle Surveillance Methods Advance to New Levels

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The undercarriage of a vehicle could be seen as a threat to security and safety as explosives, weapons, narcotics, and other contraband could be hidden under vehicles. Protection against undercarriage threats requires enhanced security measures. Under Vehicle Surveillance Systems (UVSS) are intended to provide fast and effective scrutiny of the undercarriage of a vehicle. 

Security professionals deployed at important entry points of buildings and other strategic and highly sensitive areas, such as border crossings, airports, embassies, sporting events, parking facilities, etc. are tasked with inspecting and screening the underside of cars, trucks, buses, in order to ensure that these vehicles do not pose any sort of threat.

Although manual inspections have been the norm for decades, threats have evolved over time, and the technology utilized by terrorists and others engaged in criminal acts has evolved as well. 

According to securitysystemsnews.com, camera-based UVSS systems can now automatically capture complete images of every vehicle’s undercarriage so threats could be easily identified and analyzed. These artificial intelligence-backed security systems allow security personnel to focus on vehicle interiors, passenger behaviors, and other factors.

One such system is the SecurOS UVSS, developed by US-based Intelligent Security Systems (ISS). It was developed with a unique combination of imaging hardware and intelligent analytics that captures images of the entire underbody of a vehicle and analyzes the image data to detect anomalies such as explosives or even contraband, according to the company.

The system features a compact design allowing for extremely low-vehicle clearance. The unit’s low profile and light weight also makes installation easy and virtually portable, enabling mobile deployment to accommodate special events that require heightened security. 

The unit is designed to withstand loads of up to 40 tons, making it suitable for any commercial application where heavy vehicles like trucks and buses may be in use.

How does it work? When a vehicle drives over the SecurOS UVSS, its high-resolution machine vision camera automatically captures an image of the entire vehicle’s undercarriage as it passes over the camera. The image data is then processed via the unit’s controller using advanced analytics built on Intel’s Artificial Neural Network technology to detect and analyze possible anomalies. When an anomaly is detected, the system automatically triggers notifications via its embedded video management platform. 

Additionally, the system employs highly advanced License Plate Recognition (LPR) analytics capable of identifying numbers, symbols and images.