Category Archives: Security

Monitoring the Elderly in Their Homes Using Lidar

The overall idea of monitoring the elderly using lidar sensors to allow them to stay in their homes is a noble effort, but I have to question a number of the statements in this article. From an article in Autoblog. … Continue reading

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Cape Drives FAA Approval of First COA with BVLOS

For some reason this major news item was not picked up by the UAS industry. This is a potential game changer and it says to me that if you can prove your case for BVLOS, as Cape did, that the … Continue reading

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Safeguarding Passenger Identities with Lidar

Quanergy Systems is branching out from autonomous vehicles to safeguarding passenger identities with lidar. It’s a novel approach that when combined with human flow intelligence software from partner iinside can optimize passenger flows through airports and I would imagine train … Continue reading

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The Red Atlas

Ever wonder what the Soviet Union was doing about mapping during the Cold War? Well think about what they were doing in sports and by comparison you will start to get an idea of the level of sophistication and investment … Continue reading

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Security Robots Rely on Lidar

Knightscope is utilizing lidar to guide its autonomous security robots. Knightscope’s long-term vision is to predict and prevent crime utilizing autonomous robots, analytics and engagement. Crime has a $1+ trillion negative economic impact on the U.S. economy every year and … Continue reading

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US Army Seeks Partner for Long Distance LiDAR System

The US Army has developed a long distance LiDAR system allowing them to better calculate range and velocity measurements of long distance targets, such as incoming missiles. This technology allows them to more accurately discern between actual threats and false alarms. At closer … Continue reading

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Sick – Scanning for Safety

While on the industrial theme this might be a good time to highlight the new safety scanner from Sick. Sick specializes in providing scanners that are used for security and for protecting people that operate dangerous machinery in real time. … Continue reading

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3D Site Security

The author claims that laser scanners can perform better than cameras in rain and snow which perhaps for security purposes is fine Continue reading

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Point Cloud Texture – Part 2

This is the second in a series explaining the use of Google Streetview to add texture to a point cloud. In this video, the author improves the result of texturing a 3D mesh with a screenshot of Google Streetview, by … Continue reading

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“Big Brother” Laser Scanner

Imagine being able to detect a certain type of molecule from 50 meters – mind boggling. Continue reading

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