Electro Optical Industries designed Spynel to address the security challenges associated with protecting a very wide perimeter. For soldiers in theatre or security personnel protecting critical infrastructures, just a few minutes can make a huge difference when faced with multiple potential intrusions, an early alert system is crucial to be able to allow for interception and/or countermeasure. 

Spynel displays and analyzes high resolution 360-degree thermal images, in real time: all threats are viewed, automatically detected and tracked up to the horizon, at all times, wherever they come from, whatever the number. No area goes uncovered. Whether as a standalone surveillance system or as an added capability to systems already in place, Spynel is the ideal surveillance system for critical infrastructures with wide areas to cover including land and maritime borders, ports entry, airports, wide desert areas surrounding forward operating bases and compounds, or nuclear facilities. 

  • Port / Coastal Surveillance

    Because of their economic importance, and large, open waters and coastlines surrounding them, ports can be a preferred target for criminal and even terrorist activity. In the United States alone, there are over 3,700 cargo and passenger terminals and an incredible 300+ sea/river facilities to make up port operations. In order to increase protection of our ports and waterways, the U.S. Coast Guard have been enforcing the Maritime Transportation Act, enacted in 2002, but a lot of ports remain vulnerable to threats from both land and sea. 

  • Offshore Platform Security

    Offshore oil and gas rigs require a high level of security thanks to the volatile environment with which they are in and can be a preferred target to criminal or terrorist activity due to their economic importance and placement in open, exposed areas on water or land. Because of this, securing these sites often present difficult security challenges but making sure they are protected both from outside threats and carrying out safe operations remain the most important goal for operators. 

  • Forward Operating Base Surveillance

    In theater, defense and security forces often operate in isolated, high-risk surroundings outside of developed areas, making 24/7 surveillance around these bases vital to both mission success and overall troop safety, but it's not always easy, and there's always the risk of unexpected threats coming from any direction. 

  • Self-Protection of Ships / Anti-piracy

    Ships are very vulnerable at sea and even more so at moorage when reduced crews, minimum vigil, and complete isolation make cargo ships and super-yachts an easy target, especially at night, under the veil of darkness. A large number of attacks are likely to come from all angles by small wooden boats, unable to be detected by radar systems, making the security stakes extremely high for the sea operators. Fortunately, these attacks can be avoided by having an early warning system in place, taking preemptive action before an attack occurs.

  • Vehicle based surveillance

    With vehicle-based surveillance becoming more popular, for either convoy and urban mission or crowd control efforts, responsiveness to potential security threats while on the move is crucial. However, traditionally, 360-degree situational awareness from inside a vehicle has not been possible.