The ASAT team along with its partners provides all manners of system technology, designed to be the control platform for the sophisticated technologies we offer on a regular basis. To define some of these acronyms, the PLC is a programmable logic controller, the ALPR stands for automatic license plate recognition system and META data is the data that is applicable to virtually any process including that of a scanning platform found at the U.S. Postal Service that scans every package on the conveyor belt, data from the sales process, i.e. cash register, also referred to as POS or point of sale data. And the list goes on and on of information that can be integrated into our operating platforms and customized end user dashboard to provide all operational data that is deemed most important to the entity who is need.
A facilities director maybe concerned about movement of product and data, the status of when a facility opened or closed, the number of vehicles in/out of that facility, the amount of power draw, the list goes on and on. A security director maybe looking at exclusively issues of personnel access and certainly violations in and around the facility. The IT director looking at critical issues of temperature and humidity associated with their critical platforms along with data-flow, bandwidth usage, switch and server performance, whereas the operational management team and corporate staff want to know overall efficiency rates — what was total sales based on locations around the country, number of customers entering their store, number of transactions conducted, issues of weather, holiday or other interruptions that caused an anomaly in operational efficiency, all of this information can be captured, harnessed and delivered in real time to those who need it no matter their location.
The PLC is a control module that we use frequently for gate, bollard and interrelated vehicle flow control. They are designed to meet the specific need of the application and initiate safety and back up operation under all conceived possibilities.
The ALPR (automatic license plate recognition) is a data capture from the video platform that can document the signature of every vehicle passing through a designated portal. Perhaps all trucks entering the shipping facility in a higher security portal, not only capturing the license plate, but looking at the NCI data to flag any known criminal stats or by entering specific previous ex-employee, etc., flagging that data as the vehicle approaches the check point. A camera along a municipal highway can also track all passing personnel for identifying critical data.
The META data, including point of sale (POS), is practically infinite in the information that can be absorbed into our client dashboard. For instance, the access control system supplies all data for personnel entering and/or exiting the facility. Perhaps it is important to note when the bank opened in the morning, at what time the cash drop occurred at the end of the day and what time the facility was armed and secured. The point of sale or transaction meta data can convey total receipts, number of transactions, number of credits issued, all by individual sign in at register to identify anomalies and exceptional levels of performance, both of which maybe of high interest. The tracking of data on a conveyor line or as scanned off the truck, number of shipped and received, the list goes on and on of what can be extracted.
With the megapixel video technology the standard camera looking into a lobby now can be asked to provide the data of how many people entered, how long did they stay in the facility, was there a large mass of personnel gathered at any given time, was there no activity seen, all extract-able data that can be delivered to the end user for great management, security and/or general performance tracking. Similarly, a video camera monitoring a general roadway or a secured facility can denote how many vehicles pass in any given direction, i.e. entered or exited, that camera data can be queried to denote how many of those vehicles were trucks or cars, how many blue cars versus white cars, how about the interest of knowing a vehicle was traveling in the wrong direction in a designated lane or if a vehicle entered a sensitive area, and did that vehicle perhaps remain stationary in a given area for longer than the allowed five-minute period. It is rather amazing what data is now available from infrastructure and technology such as a camera that is already in place and originally utilized for the basic purpose of knowing when the train came in the station. That camera can now denote that a suitcase was left behind and stationary beyond ten minutes or that a large object was placed into a trash can, all of this data is available at our clients’ fingertips via our security, automation, life safety and disaster prevention user interface.
One of our premier security platforms comes from our manufacturing partner at Gate Keeper. This product is referenced in other sections and is used across the planet for high security applications. It is an automated, under vehicle surveillance and inspection platform. This sealed unit has built-in heating, cooling and IR illumination to allow for its installation from the Arctic to the equator. As a vehicle (be it a car, large truck or train) passes over it, the unit documents the undercarriage in an image that expands the view beyond what the human eye would see. For an SUV, the image captured allows you to see above all differentials and behind most base equipment of guards, exhaust, etc. The captured image is recognized as the type of vehicle based on manufacturing and any anomaly, such as a modified exhaust system or a mounted item the size of a cigarette pack, and is immediately flagged as an anomaly . The Gatekeeper undercarriage inspection documentation along with the license plate recognition, each time that vehicle interacts with the system denotes all differences. If concerned about a foreign device coming into a secured facility or leaving a secured facility with unauthorized material, the system automatically detects the differences.
Please see our section related to video and undercarriage monitoring for additional information along with the direct links associated here of our partnering manufactures and services.
See our list of partnering manufacturers and related services. Please note that the applications and/or manufacturer information shown here does not represent our complete list of available solutions. Due to our partnerships with various distributors and associations, virtually all manufacturers related to these services are available. Please inquire for additional information on any solution desired.