An integrated security solution on theLithuanian border with Russia and Belarus

  • Client The State Border Guard Service under the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania
  • Implementation period Project I: 2005 to 2006, Project II: 2009 to 2010, Project III: 2011., Project IV: 2013.
  • Project location Lithuania
  • Project partners Flir Systems, Bosch
  • Project task Ensuring the highest level of protection on the Lithuanian border and increasing the efficiency of operational work of border officers.
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Solutions in this project

  • Video surveillance solutions
  • Data communication solutions
  • Perimeter security system control software
  • Monitoring centre

FIMA installed an integrated border surveillance system along 140km of the Lithuanian border and the bespoke software needed to operate it.

As part of projects to reinforce the surveillance of EU external borders, Lithuania’s border protection was strengthened and reformed to meet the standards set out in the Schengen agreement.

FIMA installed hardware and software specially tailored to the particular conditions in four border areas over a distance of 140km. The equipment picks up border breaches by people at distances of between 2 and 5km and by vehicles at 10km in all weather conditions.

FIMA‘s engineers built 20-35 metre high towers with video cameras and thermal visors, also installing radars, infrared perimeter barriers, microwave detectors and other cutting-edge devicesin certain border areas In addition, FIMA designed a bespoke security control system to provide real-time recording and analysis of border incidents and to control all the hardware. Data captured by the system is transmitted to border control and monitoring centres over fibre optic networks.

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  • Several years ago, due to constant border transgressions and smuggling attempts from Russia, a 30 km long Viešvilė frontier section was one of the most difficult border areas to guard in Lithuania.After the deployment of the border security system, there has not beena single breach reported on that section over the course of a year of the year.

    Chief of Staff Colonel Valentinas Novikovas, Deputy Commander of the State Border Guard Service.