Border monitoring, a complex challenge
Thales has developed expertise in the field of border surveillance, combining capture technologies, data transfer and processing, human organization. Custom-designed for each context, Thales solutions optimize resources for an enhanced border security.
Starting from customer needs
Designing a border monitoring solution first implies a thorough analysis of customer needs and field configuration, in order to:
- Identify which types of threats are involved: trafficking, terrorism, illegal immigration … ;
- Identify tactics used by targeted individuals to cross borders ;
- Scan the field and choose the most appropriate equipment for each site.
Building a border surveillance solution
With the customer, we then go into the specifics of the system’s organization:
- The technical configuration, how the different components are to be integrated: sensors, transmission modes, data processing centers, software tools ;
- The components themselves, the technology of which Thales also masters: multi-sensor cameras, drones, smart data processing tools ;
- The human organization, the division of tasks between operators, the definition of intervention procedures.
Improved border security
The performance of Thales in field monitoring is based on:
- Reliable equipment,
- Integration expertise,
- Efficient training of agents,
- Smart data processing, partly automating the detection and assessment of threats, and enabling a better targeting of field interventions.
Border areas are thus covered in a complete, efficient and centralized way. For States, the benefit is considerable: well-controlled borders imply a higher level of protection for populations, anticipation and neutralization of terrorist risks, containment of trafficking and illegal immigration.
Monitoring the border from within the territory
In a North African country, Thales has deployed a network of cameras and sensors connected to control centers located inside the country, to ensure the reinforced security of a 1000-kilometer border.
Scan the field
In France, 210 Spy Ranger mini-drones will assist the French army to remotely scan the land within a 30 kilometer radius.
Visualize a spot on the field
In Spain, 4 Gecko cameras developed by Thales were mounted on vehicles, allowing for an optimal visibility on specific spots of land;