Cloud-based Visual Verification solution

Product Profile

Pairing sensors with video for enhanced security

There are clear benefits to adding video to a monitored alarm system. It allows to visually verify what has triggered the alarm, have a better understanding of the events and assess what the necessary response should be. Another key benefit is a reduction in false alarms. However, for many companies and homeowners, the main drawback of a full video monitored alarm system is the cost of combining alarm and video surveillance systems and maintaining it. 

OPTEX’s award-winning Intelligent Visual Verification solution brings an innovative solution to the alarm monitoring market by offering an easy, cost-effective and secure way to connect intrusion detection sensors and/or panic buttons with ONVIF video devices. The solution consists of an IP gateway, The OPTEX Bridge, and a secure cloud portal and provides fast, secure and audited visual verification to the participating monitoring stations/Alarm Receiving Centres (ARCs).

How does the solution work?

The OPTEX Bridge, available as a four- or 12-channel model enables ONVIF cameras or NVRs to be linked with indoor and outdoor intrusion detectors, panic button and door contacts, mapping the detection zones to the associated cameras. The Bridge is connected to the cloud portal, powered by CheKT, and registered with a participating monitoring centre. 

When an alarm is triggered The Bridge transmits the information simultaneously to the monitoring station via the monitored system and to the cloud with the associated video footage. Within seconds, the operator is presented with the pre- and post-event recording and the live view of the site. Depending on the procedures in place, the operator will action the appropriate response or send the footage to the customer for verification and instructions. The customer will access the footage with a clear action of ‘disregard’ or ‘response required’. All events and responses are logged in a clear audited trail.

What can be connected to The Bridge?

There are two models of The OPTEX Bridge: CKB-304 and CKB-312, which enable to physically pair respectively up to four or 12 indoor/ outdoor intrusion sensors or panic buttons with the same amount of IP cameras.

The Bridge can be connected to existing or new systems. To add visual verification, The Bridge’s digital inputs can be connected to IP cameras or DVRs, and for alarm activation, it can be connected to indoor and outdoor motion detectors, alarm panels, panic buttons and door contacts. The relay outputs can be used to switch lighting on, issue a voice warning via a siren or to trigger the opening of a gate. In some retail applications, customers have connected The Bridge to release a smoke cloak in case of burglary.

Who is this solution for?

The Bridge can be used for many different applications such as monitoring intrusion and personal attacks, to visually verifying when a leak sensor has gone into alarm. Retail, commercial and campus buildings, industrial, warehouses and homeowners too can benefit from a comprehensive visual verification solution.

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Technical Specification

Manufacturer OPTEX
Model code Visual Verification Bridge
No of Channels 4 / 12 channels
Electrical Specifications Power Supply: 12 V DC
Physical Specifications Weight g: 170g (CKB-304), 350g (CKB-312)
Dimensions mm: 82 x 100.7 x 36 (CKB-304), 225 x 96 x 36 (CKB-312)
Environmental Specifications Operating Temp oC: 0 ~ 40 C (32 ~ 104 F)
Operating Humidity %: 0 ~ 85
Additional info
  • Available in a 4 channel and 12 channel model.
  • Arming and disarming options.
  • Can work with all existing equipment.
  • Pair alarm devices such as intrusion sensors, panic buttons, environmental sensors with cameras.
  • Supports ONVIF compliant IP Cameras and NVR/DVR.
  • Line level output for remote talk-down capability.
  • Programmable via installer mobile app.
  • End user app for customer visual confirmation.
  • System Health check.
  • SSL encryption for secure communication with the Cloud.
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