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Installing and Integrating Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing Systems

Distributed fiber optic sensing systems, such as the FOTAS system developed by SAMM Technology in cooperation with TUBİTAK BİLGEM, involve several critical steps in their installation and integration to ensure effective perimeter security. The general process for installing these systems includes the following stages:

Planning and Design

  1. Site Assessment: Conducting a thorough evaluation of the site to understand its unique security requirements and environmental conditions.
  2. System Design: Customizing the system layout to match the specific perimeter dimensions and integrating necessary components like fiber optic cables, sensors, and cameras.


  1. Cable Laying: Installing fiber optic cables around the perimeter. These cables act as the primary sensors for detecting intrusions.
  2. Connection Accessories: Setting up all necessary connection accessories to link the fiber optic cables with the monitoring and control units.
  3. System Integration: Integrating the fiber optic sensing system with existing security infrastructure, such as CCTV cameras and alarm systems, for comprehensive monitoring.

Testing and Commissioning

  1. System Testing: Conducting rigorous testing to ensure all components function correctly under various environmental conditions, including extreme temperatures and humidity levels.
  2. Calibration: Calibrating the system to distinguish between real threats and environmental noise (e.g., wind, rain) using artificial intelligence to minimize false alarms.
  3. Commissioning: Officially activating the system and ensuring it meets all performance and security criteria.

Integration with Security Platforms

  1. Software Integration: Linking the system with security management platforms, such as cloud-based IP systems, to consolidate all data for streamlined security policy management.
  2. Camera Integration: Ensuring CCTV cameras can autonomously respond to alerts by focusing on the relevant area of the perimeter.

Training and Maintenance

  1. Operator Training: Training security personnel to manage and respond to the system’s alerts effectively.
  2. Maintenance: Establishing a maintenance schedule to ensure the system remains fully operational, including regular checks and updates to the software and hardware components.

These steps ensure that distributed fiber optic sensing systems are effectively implemented to provide robust and reliable perimeter security, capable of operating continuously under various conditions and integrating seamlessly with existing security measure



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