GroundAware is a family of advanced, affordable, and reconfigurable surveillance sensors that detects intrusions in real time and instantaneously provides actionable information on potential threats.
Using digital beamforming radar, GroundAware continuously monitors areas of concern up to a range of 3 km in all weather and lighting conditions. When detected, intrusions are tracked in real time, as GroundAware automatically generates location/direction/ speed details, slews cameras for visual assessment, triggers alarms, and sends alerts—it even classifies intruders as humans, animals, vehicles, or aircraft.
GroundAware is fully configurable, easy to integrate with other systems, and can be installed in a few hours. With its intuitive interface, GroundAware delivers rich situational awareness that critical infrastructure owners need to respond to intrusions as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.
For owner/operators needing a straightforward, cost-effective approach to CIP-014 perimeter security, GroundAware provides a powerful surveillance technology platform.
< $60 per acre
Coverage for huge areas for 1/10 cost
1 unit surveils 2,000 acres
8x per second
Updated data ensures accuracy & reliability
No false alarms; rejects nuisances
Intelligent alarms & alerts
Classify targets, focus on real threats
Harnesses power of geo-data
Fast, easy integration
Camera, VMS, access control, C2, and more
Low or no cost to integrate
Real-time data any time, anywhere
Enables fastest response
Lifecycle & support
Fast install, configuration & training
Warranty & ongoing support
GroundAware 4120 Specifications
- Architecture: simultaneous multiple beams
- Instrumented range: 100 m to 3.75 km
- Walker Detection Range: >2 km
- Coverage: 120° per face
- Range resolution: 10 m
- Minimum detectable velocity: 0.5 m/sec
- Frequency: Software defined within S Band
- Selectable frequency sub-bands: 10
- Web-based, iOS/Android-compatible intuitive interface
- 4-Hz software-defined update rate
- Email/SMS text alerting
- User-defined alarm and ignore zones
- User-defined alarm criteria per zone
- Wired or wireless data connectivity
- Remotely administrable
Introducing GA1360! GA1360 is the newest model in the GroundAware family of surveillance sensors. It brings a new level of 360° situation awareness for critical infrastructure perimeter protection.
This new product automates real-time detection, tracking, and response to intruders within 1 km range – that’s more than 750 acres with a single sensor. Similar specifications as GroundAware Classic but with 1 km range and 500 meter walker detection range.
The Digital Beamforming Advantage
For traditional scanning radars, slower targets require longer dwell time, which means reduced revisit time and surveillance volume. For you, this means a loss of valuable lead time and accuracy in threat detection.
The digital beamforming radar at the heart of GroundAware observes the entire sector in one dwell, detecting intrusions as they happen to instantaneously provide you with actionable information on potential threats.
Traditional scanning radar
GroundAware digital beamforming radar
- Slower targets require longer dwell
- Traditional radars trade dwell time for revisit time and surveillance volume
- Digital beamforming achieves dwell time equal to revisit time by observing entire sector in one dwell
- Requires multi-channel digital receiver
- Enables fine Doppler measurements for target identification
Industry / Applications
Critical infrastructure security stakeholders can look to GroundAware to help them protect their perimeters and restricted areas at airports, power plants, electrical substations, drilling sites, prisons, forward operating bases, and other facilities. Any critical infrastructure with exposed perimeters and extensive grounds will benefit from GroundAware.
GroundAware is a flexible, cost-effective platform for providing real-time surveillance of large, extensive perimeters and grounds.
|Simultaneous Multi-beam S-band radar||Flexible: respond to auto alerts or monitor||1||3+ km||All-hour/weather - humans, animals, vehicles||Few units to cover large areas; easy to implement|
|Humans||24x7 involvement||Varies||Visual contact||Visual contact required||Requires 24x7 coverage with expensive human labor|
|Cameras||Constant monitoring||Varies||Varies||Limited by range, weather||Many cameras for coverage and expensive infrastructure, limited by weather|
|Microwave||Respond, manage infrastructure||4||<500m||Soil type, etc. for buried systems; high false alarm rates||Higher TCO W/4+ parts; requires extensive trenching and cabling, yet is prone to false alarms|
|Small, high-frequency radar||Respond, manage, infrastructure, interface & design||4-6||850 m||Limited in range & weather, limited tracking capabilities||Multiple subsystem & 3rd-party costs to integrate cameras, improve tracking|