An integrated solution for the surveillance and control of the EU border with Russia and Belarus

  • Client The State Border Guard Service under the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania
  • Implementation period 2005 - 2017
  • 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 for the Lithuanian border and the bespoke software to operate it. The new systems installed service 260 km of border sections both on land and alongside rivers.

FIMA has been involved in projects to strengthen the EU’s external borders since 2005. We have implemented more than 10 major projects along the Lithuanian border: we developed a system concept and designed and implemented electronic security and border surveillance systems for sections on both land and along rivers.

The border surveillance systems provided by FIMA feature a set of technologies, including video surveillance cameras, thermal imaging equipment, radars, infrared barriers, microwave sensors and sensor cables, which all ensure that border services are able to work effectively to prevent illegal crossings.

The surveillance system’s centralised control is facilitated by control software developed by FIMA for the Lithuanian State Border Guard Service, which registers and analyses events next to the border and controls the electronic equipment in real time.

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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.