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FiberPatrol FP1100

Locating Fiber Optic Intrusion Detection System for Long Perimeter

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FiberPatrol FP1100X is a fence-mounted fiber optic intrusion detection sensor that detects and locates intruders climbing, cutting or lifting the fence fabric. FiberPatrol FP1100X is ideal for protecting long perimeters and sites where EMI or in-field conductive components are a concern.

How It Works

The FiberPatrol FP1100 works by transmitting pulses of laser light into a single-mode optical fiber and accurately measuring the minute light reflections that occur along its length. A disturbance of the fiber caused by fence vibrations changes the amount of light returned from that point. FiberPatrol’s reflectometry-based technology does not require the light to traverse the full length of cable. If a cable is cut, FiberPatrol retains the ability to detect and locate intrusions up to the point of the cut, thus enabling the system to support cut-immune configurations.

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Detection Capabilities

  • Detects and locates perimeter intrusions over distances of up to 50 km (31 mi) per processor

  • Pinpoints intrusions with a +/-4 m (13 ft) accuracy

  • Flexible, software-based zoning

  • Accurately detects and locates multiple simultaneous intrusions

  • Reports alarms by zone number, cable distance and/or GPS coordinates

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Performance Features

  • Supports virtually all fence types

  • If sensor cable is cut, detection continues up to cut location

  • Full cut-immune configuration available

  • Reliably detects intrusions in the presence of non-localized environmental noise

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Fiber Optic Benefits

  • No powered or conductive items required in the field

  • Immune to EMI and lightning, intrinsically safe in explosive atmospheres

  • Long sensor cable service life (25+ years)

  • Unused fibers can be reused for other applications

FiberPatrol FP1100 Features

Protect Large Sites With Confidence

With supported distances of up to 50 km (31 mi), FP1100X is ideal for protected large sites, including airports, campuses, and petrochemical facilities. Its advanced detection algorithms detect and locate intrusions while rejecting events caused by distributed weather conditions like heavy wind and rain. For organizations, this results in higher security, higher system confidence, and lower nuisance alarms.

Cut-Immune Configuration

When the sensor cable is cut, either accidentally or in an attempt to defeat the sensor, the FP1100 immediately reports the incident, including its exact location. Moreover, the sensor retains the ability to detect and localize intrusions up to the point of the cut. When installed in the cut-immune configuration, the sensor continues to provide detection on the full perimeter even after a cable cut.

Enhance Existing Fence

The FP1100 works with chain-link, welded mesh and expanded metal mesh fences. A single pass of sensor cable provides effective protection for fences up to 3 m (10 ft) in height. The sensor may also be used on palisade-style fences depending on the specific characteristics of the fence.

Communications Line Protection

The FP1100 is an effective way to provide physical security against third-party interference (TPI) for fiber optic data links and other cable infrastructure. The sensor’s ability to detect minute vibrations, movement, or other physical disturbances of the cable bundle or conduit enables it to detect TPI before communications are compromised.

Gate Protection

FP1100 sensor cable can be installed on swinging gates to provide detection, and the gate area itself can be configured as an independent detection zone. Sliding gates are typically protected with Senstar’s Wireless Gate Sensor or UltraWave microwave sensor.

Networking and Integration

With built-in Ethernet and support for Senstar’s UltraLink family of I/O cards, the FP1100 can work with virtually any security system.

Multi-Purpose Sensor Cables

The FP1100 uses single-mode fiber within telecommunications-grade cable. In addition to having a nominal service life of 25+ years, unused fibers within the cable can be used for other purposes, including networking and providing communications to other sensors and security devices installed along the perimeter.

Common Platform

The FP1100 includes a built-in alarm display application and uses the same integration software as other Senstar products, reducing training requirements while increasing operational efficiencies. Running the Windows® operating system, the system is easy to configure and manage. Alarms, control, and status information can be managed by the Network Manager software, which provides a common unified interface for Senstar’s video and security management software as well as other industry-leading third-party systems.

Deployment Diagram

Sensor Units (SU) are installed throughout the facility in concealed, protected locations, such as pipe chases. The Flare RTLS runs on a dedicated TCP/IP-based network. PoE switches provide power, network communications, and support for a centralized UPS. Being IP-based, different network media can be used for connections between buildings (e.g. fiber). Flare software runs on standard PC hardware and provides a top-level site overview as well as a zoomed-in view for active alarms.

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