November 25, 2012 12:25 am • Jim Dalrymple – Daily Herald OREM — On a hot night in July, a Colorado pilot wanted for murder hopped a fence at the St. George airport and broke into a passenger jet. The pilot, Brian Hedglin, started the plane up, drove it into several parked cars and finally shot himself. He died in the plane, leaving an array of unanswered questions.
What authorities did know, however, was how Hedglin snuck into the airport in the first place: he threw a carpet over the razor wired-fence and eluded the relatively minimal on-site security.
If the incident ultimately illustrated the gaps in small airport security networks, then an Orem company has developed a tool that aims to plug those gaps.
Formed in 2009, SpotterRF produces small, lightweight radar tools that track movement — say, from intruders or even terrorists. The radar is able to fill gaps that traditional security cameras might miss, and it does so at a fraction of the cost. […]