Leica Geosystems wins top award for surveillance product

Leica Geosystems has won the Security Industry Association’s 2020 Best New Product Award for its BLK247 reality capture sensor.

BLK247 reality capture sensor.
Leica Geosystems' BLK247 reality capture sensor has won the Security Industry Association’s 2020 Best New Product Award. Image Credit: Leica Geosystems

The Security Industry Association (SIA), a U.S. trade association for security solution providers, has been awarding its New Product Award since 1979. This year’s award went to the BLK247 sensor from Leica Geosystems, a manufacturer of high-precision measurement systems located in the St.GallenBodenseeArea.

The BLK247 is a real-time reality capture sensor that monitors 3D environments and boasts a range of features, including thermal imaging. It also uses intelligent algorithms “to detect and report physical changes within a space”.

“We’re proud of the development efforts that led to the BLK247 being the industry’s first 3D reality capture sensor for surveillance,” Carl-Thomas Schneider, vice president of business development at Hexagon’s Geosystems division said press release.

The 30-person SIA jury handed out awards in 23 product and service categories this year. The Best New Product Award is its highest award.

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