Latin American Project Taps USSI's Fiber Optic Perimeter Security System
US Sensor Systems Inc. (USSI), a subsidiary of Acorn Energy, announced today that its GroundAlert fiber optic perimeter security system has been selected for a multi-site maximum security project in Latin America valued at approximately $0.6M. USSI is part of the team headed by PCSC of Torrance, Calif., a global security solutions provider and manufacturer of building controls and security information systems.
USSI's new fiber optic perimeter security system, powered only by light, utilizes highly sensitive yet unobtrusive fiber optic microphonic sensing cables buried along a fence perimeter to detect attempts to dig/tunnel underneath the fence.
"The worldwide demand for security systems is dramatically increasing, yet the existing decades-old security technology cannot scale up to meet the demand due to its high installation and upkeep costs," stated Jim Andersen, USSI CEO. "Because our optical sensor cables require no electronics or electrical power in the field, the savings in installation and maintenance costs are enormous, and all system calibrations/adjustments can be performed from a desktop in a control room."
The subsidiary designs, integrates, manufactures, and sells fiber optic sensing systems and solutions for the Energy and Defense markets. It uses all-optical fiber sensing technology for its state-of-the-art sensors.
Acorn Energy, Inc. is a publicly-traded holding company with equity interests in CoaLogix, DSIT, GridSense and U.S. Sensor Systems Inc. These companies leverage advanced technologies to transform and upgrade the energy infrastructure around the world.