Solar-powered, Wireless Infrared technology for perimeter protection
EASY INSTALLATION : Independent barrier, no civil engineering or cabling required, columns are bolted to concreate block – operational in minutes
RELIABILITY : Communication through secure radio protocol. High probability of detection. Patented design anti-condensation / anti-ice caps prevent the formation of ice and condensation on IR cover – exceptional performance in all weather conditions
INNOVATION : 1st autonomous, long-range 300 feet (100m) infrared barrier in the industry
The SOLARIS self-contained infrared barrier columns form a “virtual” (invisible) wall/fence to detect unwanted intrusions. Powered by a solar panel and highly efficient integrated battery, installation requires little to no civil engineering.
Communication occurs through a dynamic radio mesh network (through proprietary protocol) to and from all SOLARIS columns that transmit alarm information reliably and efficiently. This communication uses the highly secure Advanced Encryption Standards (AES 256).
Each SOLARIS column integrates a powerful radio transmitter/receiver with low power consumption.
When the infrared barrier sensor detects an intrusion, alarm information is collected by all nearby infrared columns that retransmit information automatically. The alarm message is relayed to a radio coordinator connected to the MAXIBUS 3000 hub. The alarm center receives an intrusion alert notification. In the event that one SOLARIS column is missing (or down) in the network, an alert is triggered for notification, acting like a watchdog for individual column status reporting.
- Technical specifications
- Recommendations for installation
- Solar-power technology
- Specific products
SOLARIS is an ideal solution for sites that require high-security perimeter surveillance with minimal infrastructure, cost-effectively:
- utilities / sub-stations / control centers
- nuclear plants
- correctional facilities as a secondary layer of perimeter protection
- logistics sites / storage and warehousing
- car dealerships
- industrial complexes, etc.
Maximum range inside
|328 feet (100 m)|
|Heights and types of columns||3.2 feet / 1 m - 6.5 feet / 2 m - 8 feet / 2.5 m -10 feet / 3 m Single and double face|
|Cells||3 to 10 cells (6 to 20 beams)|
|Alarm information||Intrusion / Disqualification / Tamper/ Anti-climbing cap/ Power failure / Low battery / Loss of radio link|
|Alarm transmission||Dynamic meshed radio network to radio coordinator|
|Radio frequency||869.725MHz – 869.975MHz (five 50 KHz channels) NF EN 300220-3|
|Data encryption||256 bits AES|
|Power supply||Solar panel and battery in each column|
|Alignment aid tools||Audible and visual signals on all the columns|
|Temperature of use||-40°F to +158°F (-40°C to +70°C)|
|Electromagnetic compatibility||Compliant with European standards (EC label)|
Barriers must be installed on a stable support. Check that ground is level and will ensure stability of the columns over time.
A maximum of 10° elevation may be tolerated between the columns. In case of elevation above 10°, contact PROTECH’s sales department.
Beams must be free of vegetation coverage regardless of the season and weather condition (wind). If solar panel is covered by vegetation, it must be placed remotely.
Covers and solar panels require cleaning with a soft and damp cloth at least once a year.
The radio coordinator must be installed outside, towards the middle of the protected perimeter and as high as possible.
Check that anti-condensation/anti-frost caps are installed to ensure that the SOLARIS barriers are working at all times.
An industry first, PROTECH’s sister company SORHEA developed solar-powered technology for its SOLARIS long-range wireless IR barrier in 2010. This is the only perimeter intrusion detection product of its kind in the market. Solar powered technologies deliver high performance even in countries or regions where there is limited sunlight. That is because solar power is generated by using the energy from daylight not sunlight to produce electricity. Further, solar panels continue to produce energy when snow is present.
The battery back-up guarantees the functioning of Solaris barriers at 100% for up to six weeks in the event of zero light reaching the panel (i.e. caused by coverage of the panel by some environmental condition – i.e. a tree, vegetation, etc.). In this scenario, the system will send an alarm one week before the battery expires so that maintenance teams are aware of the situation. Solaris works at full efficiency in operating temperatures of – 40°F to +158°F (– 40°C to +70°C).
For sites where the SOLARIS column’s solar panel cannot be installed in a cleared area, the solar panel can be placed elsewhere and used remotely, thus guaranteeing system power supply.
Grade Bracket: the grade bracket mounts on double-stack columns to correct uneven grades up to 45 degrees.