Protecting critical pipeline infrastructure in Turkey

FFT’s Aura Platform is currently being installed to protect critical pipeline infrastructure in Turkey. This is the third and final phase of a contract which will result in FFT’s perimeter intrusion detection technology installed on a total of six high security sites.

Recognised for delivering fibre optic-based solutions second to none, FFT’s technology was selected to replace a copper-based intrusion detection system which was plagued with performance issues due to the extreme weather conditions. False alarms also resulted in a loss of confidence and prompted the pipeline operator to switch to FFT’s solution – which is also being used to protect Turkey’s Istanbul Airport.

With exceptional event classification accuracy – unmatched by any other commercial system – and a proven track record, FFT’s fibre optic PIDS remain the solution of choice for protecting critical infrastructure in the most challenging environments.

FFT to showcase latest Aura Ai-X technology at ISC West 2023

• Future Fibre Technologies to demonstrate Aura Ai-X and FFT ATLAS.
• New system offers unrivalled performance with exceptional event classification accuracy.
• Aura Ai-X not only gets smarter every year, but is 100% ready, 100% of the time.
• Visit FFT at ISC West 2023. Booth #12121.

Future Fibre Technologies (FFT), a world leader in fibre optic sensing technologies, will showcase its latest generation, data driven intrusion detection system with live demonstrations at ISC West 2023.

With unrivalled performance and exceptional event classification accuracy, Aura Ai-X delivers the highest Probability of Detection (POD) with near-zero Nuisance Alarms Rate (NAR), unmatched by any other commercial system.
Validated on more than 10 installations with PODs over 95%, Aura Ai-X is the only FFT system that comes with annual event classification and cyber assurance updates, plus worldwide maintenance and support via the company’s FFT ATLAS subscription service.

Commenting on Aura Ai-X with FFT ATLAS, Executive Vice President, Global Security Jim Viscardi said, “We are thrilled to showcase Aura Ai-X to customers at ISC West – a system that is already smashing the POD (v) NAR paradigm. Combined with FFT ATLAS, Aura Ai-X not only gets smarter every year, but is 100% ready, 100% of the time.”

AURA AI-X WITH FFT ATLAS | WHAT YOU GET
• Deep Learning – annual event classification upgrades backed by FFT’s Global Data Library. Provides more confidence in system output and eliminates alarm fatigue.
• Cyber Assurance – rigorous and continuous cyber assurance testing to the highest international standards. Eliminates any risk to security credentials.
• Maintenance Contract – 24/7 system monitoring, management and support worldwide. No downtime. Never compromised. Always available.

“With FFT ATLAS is only available with the new Aura Ai-X system, customers are actively upgrading and take advantage of FFT’s Global Data Library which includes real-time detection and classification events captured from thousands of our global installations. We expect Aura Ai-X to become the number one solution for the smart protection of critical infrastructure worldwide,” Jim added.

FFT is exhibiting at ISC West (Booth #12121) alongside BQT Solutions and GJD Manufacturing as part of Ava Risk Group. BQT is a specialist in the development, manufacture and supply of high security access control technology, while GJD is an industry leader in the provision of optical security and intruder detection equipment.

About Future Fibre Technologies
Future Fibre Technologies (FFT) manufactures a complete portfolio of fiber optic sensing solutions for the protection and monitoring of high value assets and critical infrastructure. From perimeter intrusion and pipeline interference to condition and assurance monitoring and data network protection, FFT has more than 2,500 systems are installed globally. FFT is part of Ava Risk Group – a market leader in risk management technologies trusted by some of the most security conscious commercial, industrial, military and government customers in the world. www.fftsecurity.com

FFT Aura Ai selected to protect additional European oil facilities

With FFT’s perimeter intrusion detection technology already installed at a number of its facilities, a European oil company is capitalising on the long range capabilities of the Aura Ai platform to not only protect the main refinery of a new site, but also outlying water plants using a single controller.

Configured to provide cut resilience and redundancy, FFT Aura Ai-2 accurately detects and locates climbing, cutting or lifting of perimeter fences to within +/- 2 m over distances of up to 80 km – with the lowest nuisance alarm rate.

With no electronics or power in the field and immune to EMI, RFI & lightning, Aura Ai-2 is intrinsically safe, making it the ideal solution for the global energy sector.

FFT selected to protect converter stations for offshore wind farm

FFT’s market leading perimeter intrusion detection technology will be installed to protect the onshore power converter stations of what will become the world’s largest offshore wind farm.

Dogger Bank Wind Farm is being developed in three phases – Dogger Bank A, B and C – located between 130km and 190km from the North East coast of England at their nearest points.

FFT Secure Point will initially be installed on the perimeter fence and gates of Dogger Bank A, with a purchase order for Dogger Bank B expected to follow.

Each phase will have an installed generation capacity of 1.2GW. Combined, they will have an installed capacity of 3.6GW and will be capable of powering up to 6 million homes.

FFT appoints new APAC Sales Manager

We are pleased to announce that Florent Houssais has been appointed FFT’s new Asia Pacific Sales Manager.

For the past 16 years, Flo has held sales and business development positions for several high-end global security detection companies including Morpho and Smiths Detection.

Prior to joining FFT, Flo was General Manager for Rapiscan Systems for four years. Flo’s breadth of experience in the security world and understanding of the APAC market will prove invaluable as we actively grow our client base in the region.

FFT customers upgrade to latest generation technology

When long term customers upgrade to the most advanced version of our highly trusted intrusion detection technology, it demonstrates their confidence in FFT’s superior solutions and support capabilities.

Orders have recently been received from energy sector customers located in Europe and Australasia who have elected to upgrade to the Aura Ai platform from FFT Secure Fence.

With close to 500 FFT Secure Fence systems deployed in the last decade, our customers recognise the benefits and value that come with migrating to Aura Ai – with its unrivalled detection sensitivity, location accuracy and lowest nuisance alarm rate on the market.

With a range of solution upgrade packages available, FFT is on hand to support customers as they look to mitigate heightened security risks to their critical assets and infrastructure.

CASE STUDY | DETENTION FACILITY | AUSTRALIA

A youth detention centre in Northern Australia required a perimeter intrusion detection solution that could reliably operate in challenging environmental conditions while accurately detecting attempted escapes or incursions over a perforated metal fence. Advanced signal processing and algorithms were required to avoid nuisance alarms caused by the impact of monsoonal rain on the secure rigid metal fence.

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Case Study | Istanbul Airport | Turkey

Istanbul Airport is the main international airport in Turkey and one of the largest transport hubs between Europe and the Middle East. All scheduled commercial passenger flights were transferred from Istanbul Atatürk Airport to Istanbul Airport on April 6, 2019. Once all phases of development are completed, the airport will be one of the biggest in the world and able to accommodate 200 million passengers a year.

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FFT to protect second largest hydropower plant in the world

Building on FFT’s ongoing global success in safeguarding critical energy assets, the company has been selected to protect the second largest hydropower plant in the world.

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CASE STUDY | SOLAR FARM | BRAZIL

Elera Renewable is one of the largest companies generating electricity from renewable sources in Brazil. Its portfolio includes 44 hydroelectric plants and 19 wind farms. In 2020, Elera debuted in the Solar Farms sector by acquiring three major solar projects under development. Among these is Fazenda Alex PV – a remote facility that required a low maintenance intrusion detection solution to mitigate risk of unauthorised access.

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