KEPCO, Japan

Agent Vi Enhances Safety at Hydro-Electric Dam Sites across Kansai, Japan

“We chose savVi as the product is easy to operate and Agent Vi’s technical support is much better than what’s offered by other analytics providers. savVi delivers a robust solution – we have a very low False Alarm Rate (FAR) even with the harsh vegetation surrounding the water channels at the expansive sites.”

President, KT Workshop


Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc (KEPCO) is one of the nine major electric companies in Japan, maintaining dozens of hydro-electric dams across Kansai. There have been various drowning incidents at the dam sites, resulting from water discharges, and hence, keeping the dams clear of people is a serious safety challenge for the site operators. Moreover, erecting physical security systems at the dam sites is difficult as the sites are made up of water ways and heavy vegetation.


One to two cameras were set up at a dozen medium-sized dam sites, and were enabled with savVi Real-Time Event Detection capabilities. The solution is based on a mix of thermal and standard cameras to ensure the highest coverage during day and night. Fully integrated with Milestone XProtect Professional Video Management System, savVi has been configured to detect all instances of intrusion and to prompt an alert which appears in Milestone’s Smart Client.


savVi’s real-time detections provide an optimal way to safeguard the unmanned, remotely monitored dam sites. savVi serves as an early warning system to alert to the presence of people in the vicinity of the dams. When savVi detects a person or vehicle in the dam area, a real-time alert is automatically generated, which is followed by a loudspeaker announcement which warns intruders to leave. There have been no safety incidents since savVi was installed at the sites.

Wirsol Solar Farms, United Kingdom

Agent Vi Protects Large, Remote Solar Farms Against Intrusion and Theft

“We were pleasantly surprised to discover the benefits of IP surveillance over analog systems. The use of thermal cameras with Agent Vi’s real-time analytics software is especially appropriate, as our large sites do not have lighting and are difficult to guard. We have peace of mind with this sophisticated solution that protects our investment.”

Project Manager, Wirsol Solar UK


Wirsol Solar UK is a globally active company with multiple solar farms throughout the UK. They sought an affordable surveillance solution for four 5-megawatt solar farms, each measuring some 200,000 square meters. Specifically, Wirsol wanted to prevent intruders from entering and stealing the highly valuable solar panels, and faced challenging conditions at the sites, including extensive perimeters that are unmanned, not illuminated, and situated in remote, rural locations.


Agent Vi’s real-time video analytics solution was deployed, integrated with thermal network cameras from Axis Communications. The combined solution enabled the creation of a protective zone around the perimeter fence to detect intruders by day or night, regardless of whether they climbed over the fence, under the fence, or even cut directly through the fence. All perimeter intrusions detected generate an alert which is displayed in the Milestone XProtect® Smart Client.


Agent Vi’s real-time event detection solution has detected multiple instances of intruders at the solar farm sites, generating an alarm which is viewed by a security guard at a remote monitoring station. The guard makes an announcement via the speakers at the site to warn off the intruder, and if necessary, instructs police to attend the site. The solution successfully differentiates between irrelevant movement and genuine perimeter breaches, ensuring a very low false alarm rate (FAR).