Zone-Based Fiber Optic Intrusion Detection System
FiberPatrol FP400 is a zone-reporting fence-mounted fiber optic intrusion detection sensor that detects intruders climbing, cutting or lifting the fence fabric. The fiber optic sensor cable is completely immune to EMI and lightning and is intrinsically safe in explosive atmospheres, making it ideal for sites like electrical substations, pipeline valve and pump stations, oil and gas well-pads, and other critical infrastructure sites.
How It Works
By monitoring the minute flexing of its sensor cable, the FP400 detects intruders climbing, cutting or lifting the fence fabric. High-speed sampling ensures that the FP400 processor captures a precise picture of the fence signal. Advanced Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and tunable detection settings enable the FP400 to adapt to fences of different types and conditions.
4 detection zones per processor, with up to 300 m (984 ft) per zone
Up to 20 km (12.4 mi) of insensitive lead cable to zone start
Accurately detects and locates multiple simultaneous intrusions
Environmentally Derived Adaptive Processing Technology (EDAPT) mitigates the effects of wind and heavy rain
Built-in Ethernet with PoE support
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
Unused fibers can be reused for other applications
FiberPatrol FP400 Features
The lightweight FP400 sensor cable is attached directly to the fence fabric with UV-resistant cable ties. The processor unit is outdoor-rated for temperature and humidity and includes mounting flanges for installation in a variety of locations, including panel-mounting, on a rack shelf, or outdoors in a protective enclosure. The FP400 supports up to 20 km (12.4 mi) of fiber-optic lead-in cable between the processor and the start of the detection zones, enabling the processor to be installed away from the perimeter in a secure area.
Four Sides, Four Zones
The FP400 works with chain-link, standard welded mesh, expanded metal mesh and palisade fences. Each FP400 processor supports four zones of detection. Detection zones are created through the use of Start/End modules. A Start module, installed at the beginning of the first zone, transforms the non-detecting lead-in cable into sensing cable, while an End module terminates the zone.
The FP400 uses the same configuration and integration software as other Senstar products, reducing training requirements while increasing operational efficiencies. The device is configured and calibrated with easy-to-use Windows®-based software over a USB or network connection. Alarms, control, and status information is 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.
Networking and Integration
With built-in Ethernet, on-board relay outputs, auxiliary inputs, and support for RS-422 and fiber optic communication cards, the FP400 can work with virtually any security system
FiberPatrol communicates with the security system via Ethernet. Integrations using output relays are also supported.