Rhombus Systems, a provider of enterprise cloud-managed physical security solutions, announces a suite of new sensors - asset tags, door sensors, environmental sensors – to transform how organisations manage their physical security.
The new sensors are battery operated and use the Rhombus security cameras as a local intelligence hub to capture sensor events, corresponding video footage, and data of the physical environment. By seamlessly combining enterprise video security with IoT sensors, organisations can simplify their physical security infrastructure, gather more actionable insights, and better secure their workplaces all from a single console wherever they happen to be.
Physical security software tools
This innovative approach means that organisations no longer need multiple, siloed consoles to manage different enterprise IoT sensors. Now - all sensors, data collected by the sensors, and video footage - can be remotely accessed and managed from one console and work in unison.
All of the data captured by the sensors and cameras work together to deliver a unique experience
For example, if you attach an asset tag to a valuable tool on a construction site, you not only can see where the tool is located, but you can also see its movement patterns and even receive an alert for when that tool goes missing. All of the data captured by the sensors and cameras work together to deliver a unique experience rarely seen in physical security software tools.
A versatile solution for physical security
“Existing systems for securing and managing physical spaces are woefully outdated and underserved,” said Omar Khan, Rhombus Systems Co-founder and CTO. “By leveraging our AI security cameras, we’re able to pair video with IoT sensors to provide a more advanced and versatile solution for physical security. There’s a huge opportunity to completely reinvent this space, and we’re on a mission to do just that.”
The Rhombus sensors are managed through a web console or mobile device and are plug-and-play – meaning they can be set up, taken down, and moved in minutes – and have a battery life of up to 2 years with a single coin cell battery. The asset tag can be attached to any object to track and issue alerts when valuable items enter or leave an organisation.
Monitoring the temperature and humidity of a space
The Door Sensor features a built-in accelerometer and can be attached to any door or entry point to issue alerts when an entry point is opened or left open. The Environmental Sensor monitors the temperature and humidity of a space and issue alerts when certain environmental parameters are surpassed.
“We’ve been working with Rhombus for years and are continually impressed with the quality of their products and speed of innovation. It’s hands down the best video security solution we’ve ever used,” said Arik Levy, Luxer One CEO. “We have thousands of Rhombus cameras deployed, and with the new sensors, their platform is going to be game-changing for us. We’re already envisioning the different ways we can add these into our operations.”
Full end-to-end encryption
The sensors automatically communicate with Rhombus’s R2 cameras
The sensors automatically communicate with Rhombus’s R2 cameras meaning no other gateways or network gear is required to set them up. The sensors benefit from the same great infrastructure as the security cameras giving organisations full end-to-end encryption, automatic firmware and software updates, modern cloud management, and a 5-year warranty as standard with the service. The asset tag, door sensor, and environmental sensor will be available in January and will start at $49 plus an annual software subscription.
Feature highlights of the Rhombus platform include:
- Plug-and-play sensors and cameras that can be set up, taken down, and moved in a matter of minutes for unique scalability and flexibility compared to existing options
- Cloud management, allowing users to securely access their system from any computer or mobile device
- Rhombus AI and Computer Vision for advanced facial recognition, people analytics, and custom alerts
- End-to-end encryption for enterprise-grade system security
- Automatic firmware and software updates to ensure the system is kept up to date with the latest technology
- IT Integrations with an organisation’s technology stack, such as single sign-on (SSO), Office 365, and Slack