STAR II Security Technology Assessment Regimen

In order to provide high-quality and timely intelligence to our customers, Sensei performs periodic assessments of the latest sensors and security technologies applicable to the challenges of substation and critical infrastructure protection.

The exercises are referred to as STAR (Security Technology Assessment Regimen) exercises and reports.

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STAR exercises are conducted at Sensei’s R&D laboratory in Holly Ridge, NC. in an instrumented sensor field featuring a variety of elevations and vegetation surveilled by an array of sensors including video analytics, passive infrared motion sensors, thermal imaging cameras, gunshot/sniper detection and ground surveillance radar provided by a selection of “best-of-breed” vendors.

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STAR exercises are conducted by certified security professionals with extensive experience protecting critical assets and infrastructure in hostile environments.

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Sensor performance evaluation protocols include crawling, walking, and running through an instrumented sensor field during daylight, dusk and nighttime.

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THE METCALF SCENARIO

Sensei’s risk assessment protocol for critical substation infrastructure includes determination of surrounding areas where adversaries could launch attacks with the protection of terrain or other camouflage.

Click on any of the images below to gain a better understanding of the challenges encountered securing critical infrastructure from trained assailants.

In this example, the assailants approached the facility from adjacent unoccupied property, and in a matter of minutes donned camouflage harvested from the surroundings rendering themselves virtually invisible, undetectable and in command of high-ground 140 yds from the target.

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