Articles by David Antar
2017 was a very interesting year within the security industry. Although the overall economy seems to be in a stable and growing state, security spending seems to have become more “thought-out” and strategic as opposed to some of the impulsive spending on the latest pieces of technology to hit the marketplace. Many end users and integrators are thinking more long-term and some of the biggest concerns have been scalability and interoperability. Unified management platforms One of the strongest trends have leaned closer towards unified management platforms that provide interoperability between video surveillance, access control, fire & burglar, and mass communication systems. The ability to scale to systems that provide a fully integrated security picture has impacted many decisions on purchasing security projects, even when doing so in stages. As the Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming more and more understood and expected, many enterprise-class consumers are seeking ways to leverage the IoT in order to bridge the gap between security and other sensor-based technology to provide “smart solutions” that are becoming incorporated in more and more safe/smart city initiatives. With this growing trend, and the result of many numerous cyber attacks, an increased concern has been put on cyber security and system hardening. The IoT brings a wealth of opportunity to the security industry, however, it also brings a host of cyber security concerns as well. Increasing cybersecurity and AI The result? More and more focus on integrating increased cyber security parameters and protocol throughout many security systems, products; from the enterprise-class VMS and access control systems down to the individual cameras and sensors being deployed. Additional resources are going to be invested heavily in Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a proactive measure for effective cyber security and system hardening. The “winners” for 2018 and the years to follow are the ones who can combine IoT management and total system integration and interoperability with enhanced cyber security and effective system hardening. IPVideo Corporation had a solid year, focusing on IoT management and working with a number of cities and counties implementing safe city/county initiatives. As we head into 2018, we are anticipating strong growth and anticipate an even greater year than 2017!
IPVideo Corp. announces that it will be releasing new product features for their HALO IOT Smart Sensor that will provide security for privacy areas. The new award-winning features of the HALO IOT Smart Sensor include spoken keyword alerting, gunshot detection and masked signature identification. These new features will be available through HALO’s firmware 2.0 update. Individuals under duress can now utilise a spoken keyword to send instant alerts to security for help in privacy areas that cannot have a camera, areas like bathrooms, hotel rooms, patient rooms, dorm rooms, locker rooms, dressing rooms, apartments, et al. Machine learning capabilities To help diffuse situations, the alerts can also trigger an audible message Thousands of incidents still occur in these places each year and needed privacy laws maintain their vulnerability, until now. Now a daughter in her dorm room, a hotel housekeeper, a patient under duress, a student in a hazing incident or your elderly parent living by themselves can alert security to an attack or emergency situation in real- time by shouting a keyword like ‘HALO HELP’. The audio is still not being recorded maintaining privacy, but the alerts are automatically sent to security for immediate response. To help diffuse situations, the alerts can also trigger an audible message that an emergency has been declared and security has been notified. Another new feature is the addition of machine learning capabilities to establish audible level ‘normalcies’. Masking signature identification Advanced gunshot detection audio analytics can trigger a facility lock-down and an emergency call response via the integration of third-party security applications when detected. In advancing HALO’s vape and THC detection capabilities, a new ‘masking’ signature identification has been established. All these new features will be available for download via the new firmware 2.0 Individuals who are trying to mask their vaping activity with aerosols will now be flagged with the unique signature identifiers. All these new features will be available for download via the new firmware 2.0 at no additional cost! This 2.0 release will also now support HTTPS, IPV6 and wireless connectivity allowing for a greater number of third-party integrations. Saving significant time And the addition of the HALO Device Management (HDM) tool to manage and push updates and threshold adjustments to all the HALO’s on your network. This tool will save significant time for those IT and Security managers who are using hundreds of HALOs across their campus. “These new features are a game changer for the security industry which did not have a good solution in place for privacy areas.” states David Antar, President of IPVideo Corporation. “We are constantly looking to bring new features to better protect our citizens and I am very pleased that we were able to include these great new safety and technical features at no additional cost to our customers.” HALO IOT Smart Sensor and the 2.0 firmware updates are patent pending.
IPVideo Corporation, globally renowned manufacturer of audio/video recording, passive weapons detection systems and IOT sensor technology, was selected as a 2019 Campus Safety Best BEST Award winner in two categories- Emergency Communication Safety and Security Applications and Inspection and Detection Equipment for their HALO IOT Smart Sensor. HALO IOT Smart Sensor HALOs have been installed in school bathrooms and locker rooms across the country in K-12 institutions The HALO IOT Smart Sensor has taken off this year in response to the nationwide youth vaping epidemic. It is the only product to detect vaping with Nicotine or Marijuana (THC oil). HALOs have been installed in school bathrooms and locker rooms across the country in K-12 institutions and is moving into college dormitories. In addition to vape and smoke detection, HALO has several safety features including abnormal sound detection, chemical detection and air quality monitoring. Campus Safety Magazine and Campus Safety Conference recognised the HALO IOT Smart Sensor as an outstanding campus security product in two categories: Emergency Communication Systems and Inspection and Detection Equipment. The award was presented at the Campus Safety Conference East, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Campus Safety “We are very proud of this award and the recognition of the Campus Safety judging panel for recognising the game changing nature of HALO” states David Antar, President of IP Video Corporation who received the award. He adds, “HALO is the missing piece for campus environments as it provides security for bathrooms, locker rooms, patient rooms and dorm rooms where you cannot put a camera. For areas that have camera visibility, the real time integrated alerts provide campus security with the other missing senses of smell and hearing in those environments.” Security and safety solutions The 2019 Campus Safety BEST Awards recognise superlative security, law enforcement, emergency management and safety solutions for K-12 campuses, institutions of higher education and healthcare organisations. All entries were judged on all aspects involved such as innovation, functionality, competitive advantages, benefits to the installer or monitoring provider, and benefits to the end user. "Campus Safety Magazine takes pride in focusing on content that helps protection professionals in the healthcare and education markets keep their students, teachers, patients, visitors, and campuses safe and secure," says Robin Hattersley Gray, executive editor of Campus Safety. IoT sensing tecnology This has been a tremendous year for the HALO product and all of its award recognition" “This has been a tremendous year for the HALO product and all of its award recognition as an industry transforming product.” IPVideo Corporation Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Rick Cadiz stated about HALO. “However, the real win for us is the customer feedback we are hearing; including putting an end to youth vaping inside schools and aiding security teams in preventing dangerous events from escalating.” HALO IOT Smart Sensor has the unique ability to provide instant IoT sensing to event-based triggers and provide security in campus privacy concern areas where traditional security cameras and solutions are not practical. Event driven analytics HALO uses multiple sensors together in a single intelligent platform to learn, analyse and create event alerts. We follow the adage that in the world of safety ‘time equals life’. HALO uses real-time event driven analytics to respond while an event is happening, greatly reducing damage to property and loss of life. HALO has advanced audio analytics to detect sound abnormalities like glass breaking, yelling and gunshots. The air quality sensors measure things like carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, chemicals such as ammonia and oxidisers as well as gas leaks. HALO’s light detection sensors are utilised for room occupancy. These are coupled with built in temperature and humidity sensors. Integration with POE lighting The additional integration with POE lighting provides unique safety measures like providing emergency directional lighting for the hearing impaired. HALO goes to a whole new level as a campus security solution by providing advanced warning related to health issues including air quality, vape or smoke detection.
IPVideo Corporation, a manufacturer of IP-based video surveillance and command centre solutions, announces that it will be showcasing two of its latest detection technologies at ISC West 2019 taking place on April 10th-12th at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas. Developed to improve school safety, this new vape and aggression detection product – HALO IoT Smart Sensor will be unveiled at IPVideo’s booth #20001 along with a new concealed weapons detection system – ViewScan. IPVideo continues to carve the path when it comes to creating a safer environment for schools and recently launched these new products to help schools facilitate security measures that will keep students and staff safe. Alert security personnel IPVideo’s ViewScan is the safest and least invasive concealed weapons detection system out there IPVideo’s HALO IoT Smart Sensor alerts security personnel to environmental changes caused by vape and smoking in normally unsupervised areas such as bathrooms, classrooms, locker rooms and hallways. In addition, HALO can detect fluctuations in noise levels to help identify and alert security personnel about aggressive behaviour such as gun shots, glass breaking or yelling; making it the perfect tool for alerting students, staff and security to an active shooter incident taking place on school grounds. IPVideo’s ViewScan is the safest and least invasive concealed weapons detection system out there. The ViewScan does not emit any radiation and is perfectly safe for children, pregnant women and all medical devices including pacemakers. Its easy-to-use PC-based software displays and tracks those who are carrying threat objects such as knives, guns, and razor blades. Creating safer environment It can also detect and locate threat objects which have been covered or masked with materials such as aluminium foil, lead and plastic; creating a safer environment for schools by preventing an active shooter situation. The device is portable and can be moved and set up in under 15 minutes. The device works so fast it keeps delays to a minimum and parents and school boards really appreciate that the technology eliminates the need for pat-down searches. “The ISC West show is the perfect venue to showcase these two new detection products that were developed as part of our mission to be the thought leader in school safety,” states David Antar, President of IPVideo Corp. “We are using the latest in IoT technology coupled with sophisticated analytics to help alert school personnel in real-time of any possible threats affecting their school.” Detect room occupancy IPVideo’s ViewScan is the safest and least invasive concealed weapons detection system out there Automated situational awareness is the key to improving safety and security in schools and IPVideo is on the forefront of this new technology. HALO can detect room occupancy, sound frequency, gunshots, aggressive behaviour, smoking, motion & light detection, temperature and humidity changes as well as any dangerous compounds found at the school. ViewScan helps scan every person safely who enters a school building, without the need for body pat-down searches which increases the flexibility of schools to monitor anyone entering or exiting a building even after hours. ISC West attendees can stop by booth #20001 and see live demonstrations of both HALO IoT Smart Sensor and ViewScan and witness first-hand how IPVideo is delivering first class detection products to help schools increase safety measures. IPVideo is actively looking to enrol national resellers and integrators who support the school and campus markets.
IPVideo Corporation, a manufacturer of IP-based video surveillance and command centre solutions, announced that it will be unveiling three new security categories at booth #21000 at the ISC West trade show, the largest security event in the world. The ISC West show will take place on April 11th – 13th at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, NV. At the show, IPVideo will be showcasing its new approach to security with three separate sections that will include ‘The Future of Safety & Security Preparedness’ – showcasing virtual reality demonstrations, ‘Hosted Solutions’ - Security as a Service (SaaS), and ‘Specialised Solutions’ for education and public safety. Attendees will be able to see first-hand how IPVideo’s dynamic safety preparedness training programs can help improve safety at their facility. IPVideo Corp has partnered with HTX Labs to provide a new immersive approach to security training utilising virtual reality. HTX’s EMPACT training system enables participants to experience live virtual training scenarios at the booth consisting of active shooter drills, fire safety drills, and more, that take place in a virtualised corporate office. We look forward to educating attendees on our comprehensive approach to security to help them better secure their own facilities" Preparing customers for emergency situations The Specialised Solutions section of the booth will showcase IPVideo’s Best-In-Breed security products, comprehensive Threat Vulnerability & Risk Assessments (TVRAs) and innovative security training programs, including the virtual reality training solutions, that help customers to be fully prepared for emergency events. “We are extremely excited to showcase our enhanced offerings that now include a new way to approach security training programs and an ability to provide highly effective security assessments across the country, along with our best-in-breed technology solutions. We look forward to educating attendees on our comprehensive approach to security to help them better secure their own facilities and become overly prepared for any type of situation,” states David Antar, President of IPVideo Corporation. “You can never be too prepared for an emergency situation.” IPVideo Corporation is a thought leader on security preparedness and continues to help customers with the right mixture of security training programs and leading-edge technology. IPVideo’s Global Fusion Center allows organisations to subscribe to a cost-effective, event-based video monitoring service Mosiac iSKY and iHOST – cloud-based video management solutions In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about IPVideo’s Hosted Solutions and Security as a Service (SaaS) which leverages the power of the IoT for true security integration. IPVideo’s Global Fusion Center allows organisations to subscribe to a cost-effective, event-based video monitoring service, manned by highly trained security personnel. In addition, IPVideo will be previewing their new Mosiac iSKY and iHOST solutions; which are cost-effective, cloud-based video management solutions designed for unique and complex applications. With active shooter incidents on the rise, security preparedness training integrated with the right security technology can be life-saving. IPVideo Corporation is an industry pioneer in network-based surveillance recording solutions and continues to be on the forefront of developing unique, innovative solutions that harness the power of IP video technology. IPVideo has now taken its game to the next level by offering the future of safety and security with live virtual reality demonstrations. The company will be hosting a press event on April 12th at 2 p.m. at booth #21000 that will focus on educating the marketplace on its new approach to security.
A+ Technology & Security Solutions, Inc., a provider of video security and technology integration specialising in the convergence of physical and IP video security, announced that the company will be hosting an exclusive security training event “Crisis In The Classroom” on December 1, 2017 as part of a series of educational security preparedness seminars hosted at A + Technology’s headquarters located at 1490 North Clinton Avenue in Bay Shore, New York. Prevent and respond to security threats The seminar is free of charge and offered to help prevent and respond to potential security threats at schools. With the growing number of active shooter incidents, violence and bullying in schools throughout the country; now is the time for school personnel to be proactive and prepared to diffuse any type of emergency situation as it occurs in real-time. A+ Technology & Security Solutions is proud to have partnered with long time security veteran, Joseph Pangaro, a retired Police Lieutenant from Monmouth County, NJ to deliver this powerful seminar that will provide an overview of critical communication and negotiation skills necessary for school employees. Crisis In The Classroom seminar Mr. Pangaro’s duties as a Police Lieutenant included total oversight of the patrol bureau as co-commander of his division. He currently teaches at the Monmouth and Ocean County Police Academies and pens a weekly newspaper column called “Behind the Badge” and has been published in NJCOPS, NJ Blue and the FBI Worldwide Law Enforcement Bulletin. The “Crisis In The Classroom” seminar will examine the role of psychology and people in crisis with the purpose to recognise and dissuade a potentially dangerous subject from reacting to stressors with rage and violence. A+ Technology continues to be the pillar in its community when it comes to security preparedness and will host these security seminars quarterly in 2018. “A+ Technology & Security Solutions is dedicated to helping local schools prepare for emergency situations and will be working closely with law enforcement to help educate the community on how to improve communication, planning, and preparation for emergency situations,” states David Antar, President at A+ Technology & Security Solutions. “We will continue to offer these important security seminars throughout 2018 and partner with the top security professionals in the industry.”
IPVideo Corporation, a manufacturer of IP-based video surveillance and command centre solutions, has announced it will be showcasing its Mobile Command Vehicle and actively demonstrating its C3fusion® IoT Management and command centre platform at booth #729 at the ISC East Show at the Jacob Javits Center in NYC on November 15th and 16th. ISC East demonstrations ISC East is the northeast’s largest security industry event and attracts over 4,500 physical security buyers from the Northeast corridor. Show attendees can see live product demonstrations in a state-of-the-art command center inside IPVideo’s Mobile Command Vehicle. Demonstrations will also be conducted outside the vehicle that will show full integrations with C3fusion®, a command and control platform that integrates disparate systems and sensors into one common operating picture. With geo-calibrated mapping, operators can have direct access to the security sensors and devices in closest proximity to a triggered security event. In addition, a rules-based workflow gives step by step instructions to the operator including emergency response, and active communication protocols. Punch Alert IPVideo Corporation will also be featuring a new integration with Punch Alert, which allows law enforcement and first responders the ability to actively communicate and monitor emergencies and tie them with various relevant sensor data, such as video surveillance in closest proximity, all on a mobile device. This integration provides full situational awareness to first responders, allowing them to respond more quickly. The FCC estimates that 10,000 lives and $92 billion per year can be saved with a one-minute reduction in emergency response times. IPVideo will also be actively showcasing and demonstrating C3fusion® for those entities interested in an effective enterprise-class command center platform and IoT Manager. Security tech in a mobile setting “We are excited to bring security technology together in our own backyard at the upcoming ISC East trade show in NYC and educating attendees on security & mobile IoT management,” states David Antar, President at IPVideo Corporation. “We look forward to meeting with fellow New Yorkers to help improve security preparedness and assist our local law enforcement and security professionals. It’s all about the right communication and technology working together in a mobile setting.” IPVideo Corporation continues to be committed to providing easy-to-use, open platform, network-based security solutions that offers seamless integrations with a large number of industry partners. Visitors can find IPVideo Corporation at ISC East Booth #729 to see a personal demonstration of the latest security technology in a mobile setting.
IPVideo Corporation, a manufacturer of IP-based video surveillance and command centre solutions, today announced it will be showcasing its full line of video and security management products at the 63rd Annual ASIS International Seminar & Exhibition in Dallas, Texas on September 26th – 28th in Booth 1114. For more than six decades, ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits has been the premier event for security professionals worldwide, providing industry-leading education, countless business connections, and the latest security solutions. After a successful launch of Mosaic Enterprise at ASIS 2016, IPVideo will be back again to show attendees first-hand how the platform marries the most advanced video management capabilities with open access to hundreds of integration options. Powered by an underlying software engine from the industry’s leading VMS manufacturer (Milestone Systems), Mosaic Enterprise supports an unlimited number of cameras through an intuitive, yet highly-advanced VMS platform. Mosaic Enterprise supports 4K cameras IPVideo Corporation’s Mosaic Enterprise caters to enterprise-class, multi-building applications, where extreme reliability and fluid performance are critical. It easily supports the latest 4K cameras, streamlines workflows and operator efficiency, and provides advanced investigative tools and sophisticated export tools that make it easy to consolidate relevant video evidence for forensic review. This integration provides full situational awareness to first responders, allowing them to respond more quickly Security management platform In addition to Mosaic Enterprise, IPVideo’s, C3fusion command centre, security management platform will be on display, with new features including integration with Punch Alert, which allows authorities to monitor emergencies and tie them with various relevant sensor data, such as video surveillance in closest proximity. This integration provides full situational awareness to first responders allowing them to respond more quickly. The FCC estimates that 10,000 lives and $92 billion per year can be saved with a one-minute reduction in emergency response times. Video surveillance recording platform IPVideo will also be showcasing AVfusion, a network-based AV/recording platform that perfectly synchronizes audio and video recordings from high quality megapixel IP cameras. In addition, the NomadHD “Use-It-Anywhere” high performance 2MP IP video camera will be showcased at the booth for security management teams responsible for monitoring multiple, frequently changing locations. IPVideo Corporation offers customers unique, innovative solutions with a variety of options, from multiple, distinct VMS platforms to a fully expanded, multifaceted control environment that bridges security technologies with the growing Internet of Things (IoT). “We are looking forward to bringing security technology together at the upcoming ASIS trade show and educating attendees on how to expect more from their security platforms,” states David Antar, President at IPVideo Corporation. “We expect a great turnout and welcome the opportunity to help law enforcement, higher education, healthcare and other security professionals take control of a security event with the right collaboration, innovative technology, and communication.”
IPVideo Corporation, a manufacturer of IP-based video surveillance and command centre solutions, has announced that it has been selected by the San Jose Police Department (SJPD) to help improve and upgrade their current interview recording platform. AVfusion solution for police interview rooms The SJPD implemented IPVideo Corporation’s AVfusion solution, which is an easy-to-use network-based audio/video recording system designed for police interview rooms where recording frame-by-frame, synchronised audio and HD video is critical. The system allows law enforcement professionals to quickly search and retrieve recordings in one simple process – all from a secure desktop computer. With over one million people to keep safe, the SJPD employs over 970 sworn officers along with many civilian personnel. The department is administered by a command staff that includes the Chief, Assistant Chief, and 4 Deputy Chiefs, presiding over an Operations Command Center with 4 Bureaus comprised of 11 divisions with more than 50 specialised Units and Assignments. The Bureau of Investigations is divided into 4 primary groups – gangs, sexual assault, robbery, and homicide with 6 interview rooms in the department headquarters that consists of 45 detectives that conduct interviews from within these primary groups. Upgrade to new HD recording platform With an older, analogue interview recording system in place, the SJPD wanted to upgrade to a new recording platform that would utilise HD camera technology and provide more flexibility with officers having the ability to access recorded interviews on workstations throughout the facility over the network, while maintaining viewing capabilities in a command type room. "Our officers enjoy being able to queue rooms in advance helping to streamline the overall recording process" “We are really pleased that we found AVfusion which allows us to record all of our rooms simultaneously and in HD quality,” states SJPD Lieutenant Paul Spagnoli. “Our officers enjoy being able to queue rooms in advance helping to streamline the overall recording process and look forward to more of the features that IPVideo Corporation will be releasing in the future.” IPVideo Corporation is an industry pioneer in network-based surveillance recording solutions and continues to be on the forefront of developing unique, innovative solutions that harness the power of IP video technology. “We offer a unique approach to network-based recording solutions that are tailored to meet the specific needs of police departments across the country,” states David Antar, President at IPVideo Corporation.
The OEM agreement allows IPVideo Corporation to sell and support Milestone's XProtect software platform IPVideo Corporation, a leading manufacturer of IP-based video surveillance and command centre solutions, announced recently that it has entered into an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) agreement with Milestone Systems, by which IPVideo Corporation will sell and support a rebranded version of Milestone's XProtect software platform. The IPVideo solution will parallel the offerings of Milestone's current Enterprise and Corporate software suites, which cater to large-scale, multi-site, geographically dispersed and high-security applications. IPVideo will offer the video management solution (VMS) as software-only or pre-loaded onto purpose-built, powerful video servers with a range of storage options. In addition, IPVideo will offer licensing to the full range of supported integration partners that comprise Milestone's open platform ecosystem. C3fusion integrated security management solution The addition of a VMS powered by Milestone Systems, the industry leader in its support for open integrations, is a natural complement to IPVideo Corporation's own award winning C3fusion integrated security management (ISM) solution. C3fusion, which is quickly gaining acceptance as a preferred security and facilities management platform for municipalities, utilities and law enforcement, provides centralised command, control and coordinated response to a wide range of disparate systems through a central interface. Milestone System's XProtect platform is already supported by C3fusion, bringing surveillance video, as well as data from any of its community of integration partners, into the C3fusion management console. The ability for IPVideo to sell and support a rebranded version of XProtect video management under the same umbrella as its C3fusion product allows the company to offer customers a seamless continuum of options - from pure VMS with future-ready capabilities, to a fully expanded, multifaceted control environment that bridges security technologies with the growing Internet of Things (IoT). In addition, IPVideo will continue to offer its SentryVMS video management system, a robust and user-friendly VMS option for customers seeking a cost-effective solution that includes select license-free cameras and encoders. OEM agreement with Milestone Systems "IPVideo Corporation considers it an honour to associate our name with Milestone Systems, a company that has defined the network video surveillance space, and the open platform paradigm, since day one. Milestone's vision of creating an open standards community closely matches IPVideo's fundamental guiding principles, to 'expand the boundaries of technology' through an open community. We see this partnership as an opportunity for both companies to deliver tremendous, game-changing value to the marketplace," said David Antar, President of IPVideo Corporation. "The commitment from IPVideo Corp to build its future VMS business on the Open Platform from Milestone is really exciting and fits perfectly into our OEM strategy towards opening up new markets and channels. With IPVideo Corp we have a strong partner within the security industry who will not only provide high-end technology solutions to the market, but also be a valuable partner in providing feedback for our product development and future roadmap for the XProtect product line" said Henrik K. Nielsen, OEM Sales Director at Milestone Systems. IPVideo Corporation at ISC West 2016 IPVideo Corporation will officially announce the OEM agreement at the ISC West Conference in Las Vegas, April 6-8, 2016. More information will be provided at that time. Visit IPVideo Corporation at booth 19116.
The integrated system gives school administrators the ability to monitor and respond to security events as they happen South Country Central School District, located in Suffolk County, NY, is dedicated to high quality education for its students in six schools from kindergarten to high school. In addition to education, like all schools in this modern age, South Country is also committed to keep their students, staff, and facilities safe. In 2010, to meet increasing current-day security concerns, South Country upgraded its physical security infrastructure with one of the largest and most sophisticated integrated security projects in the US. Security issues that needed to be addressed included eliminating the potential for unauthorised access to buildings both on a daily and after-hours basis, as well as for areas within buildings that contain high value assets such as computers and other technology equipment. Additionally, the ability to visually monitor multiple district facilities in real time was deemed necessary to prevent vandalism, theft, bullying and fighting, and to manage any potentially dangerous intruder incidents. Access Commander physical information management system According to David Antar, President of A+ Technology Solutions, the security integration company selected to provide the installation of the new system, “The install process certainly had its share of challenges. The district was operating under budgetary constraints as well as the requirement to have the installation completed during the summer months when school was not in session.” A+ selected a physical information management system, named Access Commander, from IPVideo Corporation as the software system that provides system-wide control of the video and access systems for the district’s geographically dispersed facilities. With its long history of designing, implementing and maintaining IP video systems, IPVideo’s capabilities matched the district’s requirements perfectly. Real-time access to door controls and associated video feeds Pre-integration of Access Commander with the ISONAS Crystal Matrix access control management software provides real-time access to door controls and associated video feeds as well as to archived, time-stamped door events and related video from an interface common to all systems. Event data from the doors is monitored in real-time, allowing for drill down to specific events on protected doors along with their associated cameras. The integrated system gives school administrators the ability to monitor and respond to security events as they happen, thus enhancing school safety. The system is capable of allowing police or fire personnel to remotely connect to the system via a web browser during an emergency while simultaneously notifying appropriate personnel within the district. Ability to lock down campus remotely and automatically Since IPVideo’s video surveillance system and ISONAS’s door access system are IP-enabled solutions, they can be easily and remotely upgraded with new features as they become available Prior to the new system’s installation, any intruder event would have triggered a PA announcement in code, alerting teachers to manually lock their doors and keep students inside. Unfortunately, in such situations busy teachers might lock their doors too slowly, and a PA announcement could alert the intruder that the school is aware of him, potentially causing him to act out. The new system allows administrators at South Country to lock down a whole campus or selectively lock down parts of a campus, remotely and automatically, by activating an emergency switch or securely entering the proper commands into a PC from any location within the district. Real-time based incident management Another plus of the completely IP-based system is that door status can be monitored, and virtually any issue can be corrected remotely. Door entry permissions can be set by individual, time and other factors, so for example a teacher’s entry card might be set to open the school’s front door and their classroom door only within set times. The control software’s common graphical user interface also simplifies installation and training, researching of alarms and incidents, as well as simplifying school staff’s administration of the system. It provides exterior and interior maps that interactively show door locations, and even has the ability to bring up live camera feeds by simply placing a mouse over an icon on the map. Thus, in addition to post-event forensic information, the new system now provides real-time based incident management. IP-enabled solutions Since IPVideo’s video surveillance system and ISONAS’s door access system are IP-enabled solutions, they can be easily and remotely upgraded with new features as they become available. This helps insure the future proofing of the integrated solution while providing the district with a reduced cost of ownership. “Up-to-date physical security applied to the security realities of today’s public schools was what we targeted,” says David Antar, “and I am delighted to be able to say that we delivered precisely what the district wanted — on time and on budget.”
ISONAS were honoured for keeping the community safe with cost effective access control solutions at the City of Bridgeport, Connecticut Leading Colorado-based access control manufacturer selected for City of Bridgeport installation and helps keep the community safe with cost effective access control solutions. We at ISONAS, Inc., a leading “Pure IP” access control system manufacturer that has revolutionised the security industry, has been awarded the 2014 Security Innovation Award – Municipal Sector, for its work with the City of Bridgeport, Connecticut. This coveted award recognises the most impressive collaborative project involving the lead integrator, participating security vendors, and the end-user client. ISONAS shares the honour of this award with The City of Bridgeport and the following participating Technology and Service Vendors: A+ Technology & Security Solutions, Inc., IPVideo Corporation, Axis Communications, and Milestone Systems. Provides network-based “Pure IP” panel-less access control technology ISONAS offers a proven access control solution that provides network-based “Pure IP” panel-less access control technology. Its network-based PowerNet™ IP Reader-Controller offers a patented technology that easily integrates with Windows-based software to deliver more simplicity, greater value, and total flexibility over physical access-point security. “As a premier partner of A+ Technology & Security Solutions, ISONAS’s scalable and cost-effective access control solution was the right choice for integrating multiple sites throughout the city,” states Rob Mossman, ISONAS’s CEO. “We are extremely honoured to be receiving this award along with the prestigious technology and service vendors who participated in the project’s success.” The City of Bridgeport installation involved integrated security solutions to protect properties throughout the city, including historic Pleasure Beach, a recently re-opened public park with close proximity to many high-target security risks, as well as the city’s 40 public schools. State-of-the-art technology used in the installation included thermal imaging cameras, wide dynamic range cameras, active deterrent systems, wireless video transmission, solar-powered arrays, and video management systems. “I’m the father of four kids who were born and raised in Bridgeport. And, I’m proud to say that our city is safer and stronger today than any other time that I can remember,” said Mayor Bill Finch. “Thanks to our partnership with A+ Technology & Security Solutions, we are using state-of-the-art technology to ensure the safety of kids and families in our parks and schools.” Award recognises use of leading edge technologies Jorge Garcia, Bridgeport’s Director of Public Facilities, explains, “Bridgeport is getting better every day, and we are fortunate to be working with A+ Technology & Security Solutions, as well as so many outstanding technology partners such as ISONAS, to ensure that our city’s security needs are being met in a way that creates a safe and vital community today. We are honoured to receive the Security Innovation Award, which recognises our use of leading edge technologies to make this success possible.” “The City of Bridgeport is a prime example of how a well-designed, integrated security solution is far more powerful and effective than the sum of its parts, and A+ Technology & Security Solutions is proud to have applied our expertise in technology convergence toward bringing this award-winning project to fruition,” said David Antar, President of A+ Technology. “We look forward to continued work with Bridgeport as we create a centralised Security Operations Centre that will rely on C3fusion software from IPVideo Corporation to tie everything together.”
IPVideo Corporation has been providing IP-based security solutions for over fifteen years The Electronic Security Association (ESA) is pleased to announce that IPVideo Corporation has pledged its support as a Silver-Level Executive Strategic Partner for the remainder of 2014. Available only to ESA associate members, the Executive Strategic Partnership program was established in 2008 to provide funding for ESA programs and initiatives that promote and enhance the industry. As a silver-level partner, the company will receive powerful exposure through all of ESA’s available media. A pioneer in network physical security technology, IPVideo Corporation has been providing proven IP-based security solutions for more than fifteen years. The company’s products deliver scalable security solutions with enterprise level performance and features. These include SentryVMS, a turn-key, open platform video management platform and C3fusion, PSIM software for centralised command-and-control environments. In addition, new AVfusion provides added value to network video cameras by allowing them to be used for audio/video recording in a wide range of security and non-security applications, including interviews, interrogations, lecture capture and custodial visitation. “As a developer of IP-based physical security technology and solutions, IPVideo Corporation is proud to become a Silver Executive Strategic Partner with ESA, an organisation that so strongly supports the industries we serve,” said David Antar, president. “ESA’s commitment to education, professional development and technology advancement are consistent with the values espoused by IPVideo Corporation, and we hope that through our partnership, together we can work to further these goals.” IPVideo Corporation is headquartered in Bay Shore, N.Y. with research and development offices in Punta Gorda, Fla.