Navtech Radar showcasing new AdvanceGuard surveillance solution at Intersec 2012

Navtech Radar's new AGS dome
Navtech Radar’s new AGS dome

The award-winning company will also present new software features and functionalities in the witness control suite

At the forthcoming Intersec exhibition, which will be taking place at the International Convention Centre, Dubai, on 15-17 January, Navtech Radar will be showcasing its sophisticated AdvanceGuard wide-area surveillance solution, as well as enhancements to the witness processing system which drives and controls it. The company’s exhibit can be found in Hall 4 at the UK Pavilion on Stand 427C, and following the show members of the Navtech Radar team will remain in Dubai to host demonstration days for existing and potential customers.

“Intersec will be our first opportunity to show the new AGS sensor addition to the AdvanceGuard system to customers in the Middle East region,” says Managing Director Phil Avery. “The AdvanceGuard wide-area detection and tracking solution covers both the perimeter and the area within a secure site using high-frequency scanning radar and advanced tracking algorithms. The system includes a background map display which shows the location of people or vehicles to a control room operator as they move within the site, and map locations are updated once a second. PTZ CCTV cameras can be guided to automatically follow a threat and thermal cameras can be included as part of the system if required. AdvanceGuard operates in all weather and light conditions and can detect a variety of targets including people, vehicles or boats over water.”

Navtech Radar offers a range of radar sensors suitable for use within the AdvanceGuard solution. These operate from a minimum detection distance of 2 metres up to a maximum of 1,600 metres. The radar systems can be mounted close to the ground or several metres up and out of reach as required. Detection and non-detection zones can be software configured to suit a particular site. Different interfaces are also available, from simple alarm output devices through to security management system integration.

The AdvanceGuard control system – witness – is comprised of six integrated modules and provides a range of crucial system services; from tracking targets and controlling cameras to handling the complex algorithms that analyse a target’s behaviour and assign threat levels. At Intersec, a series of new software features and functionalities will be shown:

Situation awareness has been improved with zone-specific parameters which allow tracking in different areas to be tailored. For instance, different areas of the same site can be given very different sensitivity rules depending on the exact nature of the area (road, rough ground, water, car park and so on) to be covered.

A new approach rule allows the system operator to be told if an intruder/target is approaching a certain point from any position. If for example an aircraft or vehicle is parked at a given location for a period of time, the operator can position a virtual marker over the area. This will generate an alarm if someone approaches it and gets within a predetermined range. This can be done quickly and easily, and is extremely useful for sites that need a dynamic solution because requirements change quickly. It also does away to some extent with the operator having to draw new zones around areas that are subject to change.

Other new features include camera viewers which pop up automatically when a camera is tracking and improved support for IP cameras; Navtech Radar is adding new cameras to its camera compatibility list all the time.

For the first time at Intersec, Navtech Radar will be offering two days of live systems demonstrations. The first, Wednesday 18 January, is already fully booked however there are still appointments available on Thursday 19 January. Those interested can obtain details and times from the company’s stand during the show.

Finally, visitors to Intersec will be able to see for the first time a short video showing how Navtech Radar’s AdvanceGuard works in conjunction with CCTV in a live scenario.

If you would like to arrange a meeting or a live demo with Navtech Radar in advance of Intersec please contact Sian Hawley via email at

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About Navtech Radar
Navtech Radar is a world-leading and award-winning designer and manufacturer of commercial millimetre-wave (MMW) radar sensors. Since 1999, substantial investments in R&D and manufacturing expertise have gained the company a reputation for products that offer high performance, robustness and extreme reliability.

Navtech Radar manufactures the radar sensor of choice for outdoor driverless vehicle navigation and obstacle detection applications. Customers include a number of national government research departments and international corporations such as Boeing, Caterpillar and Danaher Motion.

The company’s highly effective MMW radar sensor solutions for outdoor commercial applications feature in a series of ground-breaking operational applications, such as: the first driverless straddle carrier port in the world (in Brisbane, Australia); the first quay crane anti-collision safety system using MMW radar (for Bristol Port Authority in the UK); and the first airport ground surface movement system using MMW radar (at East Midlands Airport in the UK).

Navtech has provided the first commercial off-the-shelf 77GHz MMW radar security system application in a number of countries such as the USA, Italy, Poland, Ireland, the UK and – notably – in Doha, Qatar for the Museum of Islamic Art. It has supplied the Highways Agency in England with the first 77GHz MMW radar installation for motorway incident detection and hard shoulder monitoring, which was deployed on the M42 in the West Midlands, and the UK’s first tunnel incident detection system, which is in operation in the newly opened Hindhead Tunnel on the A3 to the southwest of London.

The company’s efforts have achieved widespread recognition. In 2010, Navtech Radar won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise. In the same year, in conjunction with Bath University, it also gained the Knowledge Transfer Partnership Award. Navtech’s AdvanceGuard™ 350-X solution won the Detektor International Innovative Achievement Award for Alarm & Detection 2009. The company was a finalist with the same product for Intruder Alarm Product of the Year at IFSEC 2009 Awards and a finalist at Security Excellence Awards 2009 for Security Innovation of the Year.

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