Much of the work was executed within the past 12 months as nuclear facilities around the country face a federally mandated deadline of October 29, 2004, to enhance their site security.

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The <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />U.S. nuclear power industry and nuclear fuel processing facilities are among the most demanding industries in the world when it comes to security. Increased security measures call for stronger outdoor and perimeter detection, including enhanced video surveillance capability to monitor secure facilities and detect the entry of unauthorized personnel.

“Ensuring that no unauthorized person gains entry to a secure facility or sensitive area — whether at a nuclear plant, industrial plant, government mission-critical facility, airport or commercial building — is a top homeland defense priority,” said Seth Ellis, CEO of Digital Infrared Imaging.

“Our advanced thermal infrared imaging cameras are so sophisticated and sensitive that they are able to determine whether a figure as far as one kilometer away is a human crawling on all fours to avoid detection — a potential attacker — or simply a dog.”

One of the reasons DII is so attractive to nuclear plants, explained Ellis, is that the company is able to customize its cameras and offer various lens options and new detector technology. He added that DII has strong relationships with security integrators, ARINC and Nuclear Security Services Corporation (NSSC), both of whom specialize in providing solutions for the nuclear industry