Intrusion Detection Systems
FVM/FVD Series – Fiber Optic Video Multiplexers
FVT/FVR 2000 Series – Fiber Optic Digital Video
FDX/FDR/FDS 2000 Series – Fiber Optic Low Speed Data Transmission
RMC Series – Communications Management Chassis
FiberPatrol Hardware, Software and Standards Compatibility List
FiberPatrol – Protecting at the speed of light
See how the FiberPatrol by Optellios system works in this video illustrating the FP1100-X Fence intrusion Detection System. [VIEW VIDEO]
Motion Tracking with FPRAMS
The Fiber Patrol Remote Alarm Management System allows you to track the motions of a potential intruder. [VIEW VIDEO]
Alarm Triggered with Perimeter Breech
FPRAMS and FP1100-X work in tandem to detect this intrusion even at a FiberPatrol protected site. [VIEW VIDEO]
In-Ground Tracking with the FP2100-X
FPRAMS picks up an intruder when he walks across a site protected with the FP2100-X In-Ground Intrusion Detection System, allowing the user to track his movements along the perimeter. [VIEW VIDEO]
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What physical mechanism does the FPX systems detect?
The FiberPatrol fiber optic sensor detects physical vibration caused when a potential intruder climbs, lifts, or cuts the fence, walks over the buried sensor, or attempts to climb over the wall.
2. What are the typical applications for FiberPatrol FPX systems?
Installed either as a stand-alone system or as part of an integrated solution, the FiberPatrol “X” series intrusion detection systems provide perimeter security across a broad range of applications. Fence-mounted sensor cable deployments are the most common, though perimeter protection may be provided through in-ground and/or wall-mounted applications cable configurations as well. Other asset protection applications include monitoring communications networks and pipeline infrastructures.
3. Where has the FiberPatrol FPX system been deployed?
FPX systems have been selected and installed to protect government facilities, military bases, airports, power plants, petrochemical and water treatment facilities, oil and gas plants, and other high profile commercial assets, with a high level of end-user satisfaction.
4. How many FPX units are required to secure the perimeter of a typical site?
Only a single FPX system is typically required. One continuous sensor cable can extend for miles and does not require electrical power anywhere in the field.
5. Can the FPX sensor cable be used to transmit video and data signals?
The FiberPatrol sensor cable may include from a few to several dozen extra fibers that can be used for video and data transmission, or any other purpose.
Furthermore, the FiberComm product line offers transmitters and receivers to enable transmission of video, audio serial and relay contact data over either the FiberPatrol sensor cable or separate fiber-optic cables.
6. Can FPX systems be controlled and monitored remotely?
FPX systems provide a generic XML-based TPI for alarm notifications, which can be used by the FiberPatrol Remote Alarm Management System (FPRAMS) and many other alarm and video management systems for remote control and monitoring. The FPRAMS system can be used to monitor multiple FPX systems from one or several remote locations.
7. Can the FiberPatrol FPX system automatically control PTZ cameras?
Through FPRAMS or a third-party alarm management system, most PTZ cameras can be controlled and automatically pointed to the spot of intrusion based on the alarm location reported by the FPX system.
8. Does the FiberPatrol FPX system need to be recalibrated after the initial installation?
FPX systems do not need to be recalibrated in the course of normal operation. Typically, recalibration is necessary only if the nature or length of the perimeter is changed.
9. Can the FiberPatrol FPX system be expanded if the perimeter line changes or an obstacle is added?
The FPX sensor cable can easily be moved or extended to accommodate changes or additions to the perimeter line. All FPX systems can be reconfigured in software to accommodate changes in perimeter geometry or to change system behavior at any point along the sensor.
10. Who installs the FiberPatrol security products?
FiberPatrol systems and products are available and supported worldwide by factory certified systems integrators. For sales and application support in your area please contact us at 267-364-5298 or refer to our website.
11. Does Optellios offer dealer certification programs?
Yes. Optellios offers training courses that teach integrators and manufacturer’s representatives the fundamentals of FPX system operation, installation, configuration, and maintenance. Contact your regional sales manager for more information.
FiberPatrol RAMS (v3.6)
1. What is FPRAMS?
FiberPatrol Remote Alarm Management System (FPRAMS) is a network-based software platform providing security system integration and alarm management at the enterprise level. FPRAMS enables remote monitoring of FiberPatrol Intrusion Detection Systems, CCTV, and other third-party security equipment located across one or multiple sites.
2. How does FPRAMS work?
FPRAMS consists of three main parts: the Server, the Client, and the Site Manager.
The FPRAMS central server contains Windows® service-based software that provides a centralized location for storing alarm records and site configurations. FPRAMS can integrate individual FiberPatrol system controllers, remotely display perimeter layouts and alarm locations, and directly control and display many CCTV camera systems and video recorders. It also provides validation and subscription services for all FPRAMS clients.
The FPRAMS Client is a Windows-based GUI application that can be used by security personnel to connect to the FPRAMS Server in order monitor one or more sites.
FPRAMS Site Manager is an autonomous program located at the individual site that reports to the FPRAMS Server and enables local hardware integration functions such as automatic camera control.
3. What are the operating system requirements for FPRAMS?
FPRAMS is compatible with the following operating systems:
-Windows 7 (FPRAMS Server and Client)
-Windows 2003 Server (FPRAMS Server)
-Windows 2008 Server (FPRAMS Server)
4. How are alarm records stored and retrieved?
Alarm reports from monitored sites are received by the FPRAMS Server and stored in the FPRAMS alarm database. Alarms can be retrieved and displayed using FPRAMS Server or Client software.
5. Can FPRAMS have more than one station monitoring the same set of remote sites?
Multiple FPRAMS Client stations can connect to the FPRAMS Server simultaneously to observe the alarm activity at the monitored sites. Each connection requires a unique license to subscribe to the FPRAMS Server, and a TCP/IP link.
6. Which brands of cameras and DVRs are supported by FPRAMS?
FPRAMS supports video surveillance equipment from many major CCTV manufacturers. Other brands can be integrated on a project-by-project basis.
7. What skill level is expected from an FPRAMS operator?
Basic computer skills are all that is necessary for alarm monitoring using FPRAMS. FPRAMS and Client software is designed based on the standard Microsoft-recommended “look and feel” for a familiar experience. The graphical display and itemized alarm list make alarm management intuitive and straightforward. Most of the alarm processing tasks, such as camera control, are automated and require no user input.
8. Does FPRAMS store alarm video clips locally?
Generally, FPRAMS does not provide video storage. FPRAMS can receive video images from integrated CCTV cameras and directly control DVR/NVR systems used to record. Video clips stored on interfaced DVR/NVR units can be retrieved and displayed via FPRAMS or Clients.