FIMA installs systems to reinforce border defences between Lithuania and Belarus

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The intelligent engineering solutions provider, FIMA, has completed a project to introduce security systems on the Lithuanian border with Belarus. The assignment was carried out in the sections falling under the responsibility of three frontier stations of the Vilnius frontier district of the State Border Guard Service (SBGS) – Lavoriškės, Gintaras Žagunis and Padvarionys. State-of-the-art security systems were installed to enable monitoring of almost 66 km of the border with Belarus.

The new system will help frontier staff to detect transgressions more quickly and accurately and will ensure efficient border defence.

As part of the project, FIMA specialists applied various border defence technology in the relevant sections covered by the frontier stations. Seventy special poles between six and 10 metres tall were built and then equipped with video surveillance cameras and thermovisors. In addition, 662 seismic sensors were installed and 32 kilometres of sensor cable was laid in the 66 km section. Border surveillance centres were set up at Lavoriškės and Padvarionys frontier stations according to the project's specifications.

On 26 March, 2014, FIMA and SBGS signed a contracting agreement for project No ISF12/3.2.1-1.4 “Introducing a border surveillance system at Padvarionys and Lavoriškės frontier stations” financed under the 2012 annual programme of the External Borders Fund. FIMA carried out the work from April to June. The value of the project is LTL 16.6 million.