Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) March 30, 2013
Earlier this week, the federal government sold an expected $1.2 billion worth of oil and natural gas drilling rights in the Gulf of Mexico, according to CNN. The U.S. Department of Interior announced that almost 39 million acres off Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama were put up for lease, with offshore energy companies submitting 407 bids for more than 1.7 million of those acres, the U.S. Department of Interior announced.
Oil and gas rigs constitute a preferred target for terrorist and criminal activity because of their economic importance and the difficulty to secure large water ranges and open areas on land. Offshore rigs require maximum security due to their volatile and demanding environments.
On land or sea, the IR Revolution™ 360 thermal camera acts as a high resolution “optical radar”, with automatic and real time detection of simultaneous and unlimited targets within the panoramic image. In addition, the IR Revolution™ 360 long wave infrared sensor allows detection of a small boat, even a wooden boat, at 6 km distance in total darkness and adverse weather including fog and rain. The detection software has been built to learn and understand natural environmental disturbances to help eliminate unwanted false alarms. Wave movement, wildlife and objects moving in the wind are analyzed and ignored by the intrusion detection systems.
HGH Infrared Systems recently won a contract for the largest floating Liquefied Natural Gas platform. The IR Revolution™ 360 is installed in surveillance operations world-wide, both commercially and within military operations. Installed on land based systems and on patrolling vessels, IR Revolution™ 360 can successfully protect any type of rig’s assets and personnel