MicroSearch® is a Human Presence Detection system that detects humans hiding in vehicles by sensing the vibrations caused by the human heartbeat. Since 2001, MicroSearch has been deployed worldwide at border crossings, correctional facilities and high value facilities. The newest fifth generation G5.0 now features Contactless Vehicle Sensor (CVS) with the same unparalleled detection capability.
Contact MicroSearch or call +1-703-321-4420 with questions, to schedule a demo or request a quote. ENSCO has authorized Resellers across the globe. Please contact us to find one near you.
The technology is more reliable and cost-effective than other sensor approaches, and safer and faster than manual searches.
MicroSearch® is available in a Wired Configuration, a Wireless Configuration, and a Contactless Configuration and can be operated in two modes: Standard and Enhanced.
The Standard Mode employs two Vehicle Sensors and a single Ground Sensor. The Enhanced Mode employs two Vehicle Sensors and three Ground Sensors, which is particularly well suited for the harshest of environments where ground vibration can interfere with detection results.
How MicroSearch Works
MicroSearch includes a computer, digital control box, two small vehicle sensors or either one or three ground sensors, and cables.
The magnetic vehicle sensors, when placed on a vehicle or a container, determine whether a human is inside without the time-consuming and expensive task of unloading and inspecting the entire vehicle or container. The ground sensors mitigate any nearby environmental vibrations for increased accuracy. The sensors, similar to those used to measure earthquakes, measure the small movement or vibrations created by the heartbeat pumping blood moving through the human body. These vibrations are transmitted to a vehicle’s frame and suspension system. Patented MicroSearch software analyzes these vibrations in real time and determines quickly if an individual is present or not and alerts the operator.
Optional wireless vehicle and ground sensors (with receivers) offer the same reliability and accuracy as wired sensors and offer improved flexibility and convenience.
Recent technological advances in our MicroSearch vehicle sensor capabilities allow us to offer a vehicle sensor that is contactless, requiring no direct contact with the vehicle being inspected. This provides an enhanced level of officer safety during the inspection process and reduces officer footprint at the inspection site.
MicroSearch Contactless Vehicle Sensor (CVS) for Human Detection
The CVS is similar in size to the current Wired and Wireless Vehicle Sensor. The CVS is compatible with all other features of the current MicroSearch hardware and software, integrating seamlessly into all current MicroSearch operating platforms. The result is a vehicle sensor that offers additional safety and security for the system operators and a reduction in the level of effort needed to conduct vehicle inspections.
Benefits Of MicroSearch Human Presence Detection Systems
Reliability — Accurate results in a variety of environmental conditions, including dry, dusty, wet and hot or cold environments
Speed — Fast processing for maximum efficiency
Accuracy — Lower false alarm rates than any other available product
Safety — No risk to operator or detected persons during operation
Unmatched flexibility — Portable and industrial versions meet your environmental or operational requirements. All systems have touch screen displays for ease of use. Mobile mounted units are also available.
Economy — Far less capital-intensive than dedicated vehicle/cargo X-ray machines
Light, compact sensors — Twice the holding power of previous sensors
Superior data transfer — High-speed USB interface between the control box module and host computer
Multiple language available — User Interface and Manual are available in multiple languages
Benefits of the Next-Generation MicroSearch Contactless Vehicle Sensor (CVS) for Human Detection
The Contactless Vehicle Sensor (CVS) is compatible with all current MicroSearch System Components (Laptop, Software, Control Box). Current customers have no additional tools or accessories to purchase.
Does not require direct exposure to the vehicle being inspected, unlike others on the market.
A passive system that does not require the intrusive attachment of sensors to a vehicle.
The CVS location/orientation can be easily changed to other viewing angles (below, on top, from side of vehicle, etc.) customized to each customer operational scenario.
Enhances staff safety and security.
Requires less staff to conduct a test/inspection.
Provides discretion to the test/inspection — party being inspected need not be aware of test/inspection.
MicroSearch® is available in a variety of configurations to meet your unique requirements.
Both the Wired and Wireless and the Standard and Enhanced MicroSearch Systems offer an identical configuration, with the only exception being the number of Ground Sensors used in the Enhanced System and the system is either configured Wired or Wireless.
MicroSearch Wireless Vehicle Sensors, Control Box and Laptop
MicroSearch Enhanced Wired Sensors, Control Box and Laptop with Spare Vehicle and Ground Sensor
MicroSearch Contactless Vehicle Sensor (CVS) for Human Detection
Introducing the Next-Generation of MicroSearch Vehicle Sensor: Increased Safety and Portability for Inspectors
The MicroSearch Contactless Vehicle Sensor (CVS) is the next generation of vehicle sensor and the only product on the market that provides an advanced contactless system designed to enhance inspector safety and provide even greater portability. All MicroSearch products are known throughout the industry for having the highest degree of accuracy, reliability, cost-efficiency and durability. With the introduction of the CVS, MicroSearch will continue with an uncompromised track record as the industry leader.
MicroSearch CVS incorporates an RF sensor with custom-designed electronics. The operational system is enclosed in a ruggedized and waterproof sensor housing, making it suitable for outdoor use in all climates.
The CVS was developed to allow the MicroSearch system operator the ability to inspect a vehicle to determine the presence of unauthorized persons without having to physically attach sensors directly to the vehicle. MicroSearch CVS provides the same level of effectiveness, accuracy and ease of use that customers depend on with increased flexibility for the inspector.
MicroSearch CVS Technical Features
The sensor can be deployed either in a provided speed reduction enclosure (essentially a speedbump) or embedded below surface.
Two vehicle sensors are needed to be connected to the system to conduct an inspection.
The two sensors should be set in place to accommodate the largest vehicle expected to be tested.
The test can then be conducted as is currently done with the Wired Vehicle Sensor and the Wireless Vehicle Sensor versions.
The CVS requires the vehicle to be turned off and all authorized persons to disembark the vehicle, as with other MicroSearch sensors.
MicroSearch CVS Technical Data
Low power motion detector working in the 24GHz – ISM – Band
Dimensions (including speed reduction/protection device): 38in x 20in x 3in (96.5cm x 51cm x 8cm)
Speed Reduction/Protection Device max. weight capacity: 26,000 per axle
Cable Length: 50ft (15m)
Power Requirement: 100 – 240VAC, 50/60Hz
Operating Temperature: -20oC – 60oC
Storage Temperature: -20oC – 60oC
Electrical components protected by high temperature epoxy and potting compound.
Provides electrical insulation and protects components from environmental concerns.
MicroSearch Cable Management Systems for Wired Configurations
MicroSearch comes with optional cable management systems as pictured above and supports up to five Wired Vehicle and Ground Sensors in a NEMA certified enclosure, making inspection setup and operations simple and safe.
MicroSearch® is ideal for vehicle and container inspections at correctional facilities, border crossings, ferry ports, seaports and high-value facilities.
Correctional Facilities and Jails
MicroSearch is currently deployed at hundreds of correctional facilities throughout the world. The countless vehicles entering and exiting a prison campus necessitates using proven security devices to ensure that no prisoner escapes. Prison services, prison industries, inmate visitors and staff vehicles can all be monitored quickly and noninvasively.
Illegal Immigration and Human Trafficking
MicroSearch is an ideal security tool for border crossings throughout the world, where illegal aliens or potential terrorists may attempt unauthorized entry into a country or territory as a stowaway.
Cargo and Maritime Security
MicroSearch is the ideal security tool for screening both vehicles and cargo containers prior to being loaded on airplanes, ships and rail cars. Large trucks exiting seaports can be inspected quickly for illegal immigrants or other individuals attempting to gain unauthorized access.
Airport and Air Cargo Security
MicroSearch enhances airside security by inspecting vehicles that routinely require access to restricted areas such as those required for maintenance or food service.
Critical Infrastructure Protection
Critical buildings and assets, including embassies, military installations and government and civil buildings, can benefit from the increased security that MicroSearch provides. The system helps ensure that no one gains unauthorized entry to buildings and facilities as a stowaway in an entering vehicle. MicroSearch quickly and accurately adds a level of security, while simultaneously freeing security personnel to attend to other critical duties and responsibilities.
MicroSearch has authorized resellers across the globe.
Our Human Presence Detection Systems (HPDs) have been deployed and used globally since 2001 to make vehicle and container inspections safer and more efficient for correctional facilities, border crossings, ferry ports, seaports and high-value facilities.
All MicroSearch authorized resellers offer full service and technical support after the sale. Contact us to find an authorized reseller near you.
MicroSearch software is available in the following languages. Additional languages can be supported upon request. In addition, MicroSearch user manuals are available in Spanish and Arabic.
MicroSearch is deployed at hundreds of sites worldwide through a global network of authorized resellers.
Please contact ENSCO for the nearest reseller to your locality. References from MicroSearch clients worldwide are available upon request.
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Q: What is MicroSearch® and how does it work?
A: MicroSearch is one-of-a-kind human presence detection system that detects humans hiding in vehicles or shipping containers loaded on vehicles. MicroSearch consists of a computer, a digital control box, two small vehicle sensors and 1-3 ground sensors. The magnetic vehicle sensors, when placed on a vehicle or container, determine whether a human is inside without the time consuming and expensive task of unloading the entire vehicle or container. The sensors measure the small vibrations created by a human heartbeat pumping blood through the body. MicroSearch software analyzes these vibrations in real time and determines quickly if an individual is present and alerts the operator.
Q: How much time does it take to find out if a person is hiding in a truck or container?
A: Once the MicroSearch system is set up, the test itself takes anywhere from as little as 20 seconds to no more than one minute to determine if a human is in a truck or container. The MicroSearch software analyzes the vibrations from a human heartbeat and then sends a signal to the MicroSearch computer indicating the presence of a human being in the truck or container.
Q: Does the MicroSearch system require someone to inspect the truck or container?
A: Using the MicroSearch system will only require the placement of the vehicle on the outside of a vehicle or container. No internal inspection of the vehicle is necessary. And to create an additional level of safety for our customers, MicroSearch offers a contactless vehicle sensor for human detection. This new system does not require the attachment of sensors to a vehicle, only placement of the contactless vehicle sensors below the vehicle. This will require less staff to conduct an inspection and provides an additional level of safety and security for the inspecting officers.
Q: How do I obtain MicroSearch?
A: To obtain the MicroSearch system, please contact MicroSearch or call +1-703-321-4420 with questions, for technical assistance or upgrades, to schedule a demonstration or request a quote. MicroSearch has Authorized Resellers around the globe. Please contact us to find a reseller near you.