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Security barriers with automated reconnaissance

United States Patent

April 7, 2015
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An intrusion delaying barrier includes primary and secondary physical structures and can be instrumented with multiple sensors incorporated into an electronic monitoring and alarm system. Such an instrumented intrusion delaying barrier may be used as a perimeter intrusion defense and assessment system (PIDAS). Problems with not providing effective delay to breaches by intentional intruders and/or terrorists who would otherwise evade detection are solved by attaching the secondary structures to the primary structure, and attaching at least some of the sensors to the secondary structures. By having multiple sensors of various types physically interconnected serves to enable sensors on different parts of the overall structure to respond to common disturbances and thereby provide effective corroboration that a disturbance is not merely a nuisance or false alarm. Use of a machine learning network such as a neural network exploits such corroboration.
McLaughlin; James O. (Mount Prospect, IL), Baird; Adam D. (Salisbury, NC), Tullis; Barclay J. (Palo Alto, CA), Nolte; Roger Allen (Concord, NC)
Kontek Industries, Inc. (Kannapolis, NC)
13/ 783,267
March 2, 2013
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made under a CRADA (SC10/01775.00) between Kontek Industries, Inc. (along with its subsidiary, Stonewater Control Systems, Inc.) and Sandia National Laboratories, operated for the United States Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in this invention.