National Airshow Uses FutureSentry Technology

FutureSentry, a developer of automated detection solutions designed to enhance security, today announces that its First Responder solution was selected to provide perimeter security at a world-renowned air enthusiast’s show in Oshkosh, Wis.

Specified by Mitchell Christian, owner of Cyber Consulting & Security, the integrator was contracted by show sponsors, the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), to provide security at AirVenture 2011, billed as the “World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration.”

Held annually in Oshkosh, the show draws more than a half-million visitors during the seven-day event, including high-level executives, government officials, EAA members, fans and spectators. During the show, Wittman Regional Airfield is transformed into the busiest airport in the world, with planes like the Boeing 787 Dreamliner prototype, a replica of the Navy’s original N-1 Curtiss Pusher, Boeing F/A-18 combat jets, FIFI the Boeing 29 bomber “war bird” and other naval and experimental aircraft landing on site.

Christian deployed the First Responder at the ConocoPhillips Plaza, where many of the aircraft were stationed during the show. The automated detection solution First Responder mimics the actions of a security guard to prevent crime before loss or damage occurs and Christian said the unit worked perfectly to deter potentially dangerous incidents and behavior during the event. He positioned First Responder on a mobile trailer, securing several of high-level planes, including the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

“It’s totally portable,” said Christian, adding that First Responder lends itself to a variety of applications. “It can run up to three weeks on battery power.”

He integrated the First Responder with surveillance cameras, using its available alarm output circuitry to wire two analog pan-tilt-zoom cameras, which were configured to trigger on alarm or alert for video viewing or recording for evidence at 30 fps.

“What attracted me to the solution was the lights used on it; it’s a great deterrent, and if you can deter criminals or activity, that’s going to stop a lot of incidents,” he said. “It was a major success and I will be looking at doing more applications with the system in the future."

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