Surveillance at critical infrastructure has increased. The definition of critical infrastructure could be categorized in different industries, where infrastructure to each of them is necessary for society to function daily. For instance, there is community infrastructure such as urban traffic or bridges. Power plants are also within the category of critical infrastructure. Telecommunications infrastructure such as telecom masts needs increased security but are often unmonitored due to integrity issues if the infrastructure is placed in public areas.
Threats to infrastructure are drone attacks, social engineering, and theft of products or data. An already known solution to these attacks is video cameras, surveying different industrial areas. However, with the arrival of stricter GDPR laws, optimal solutions become more limited.
The solution is LiDAR technology, which enables safe surveillance without breaking any GDPR laws. There is intrusion detection, meaning that the system identifies volumes. A volume can for example be identified as a human, while another volume could be small animals that could be filtered from the reporting of intrusion.
For traffic, sensors could be placed to monitor the surroundings, while sensors could be placed at powerplants or masts to monitor any intruders. LiDAR is a technology that is applicable to many areas, making it an optimal solution to protect critical infrastructure in society.