OpenEye, the cloud video platform, and Alarm.com have completed a joint integration to offer businesses more robust security and intelligence solutions. The cloud-to-cloud integration links OpenEye’s powerful cloud-managed video platform, OpenEye Web Services (OWS), with Alarm.com’s cloud-based smart business security platform to provide users of both companies’ solutions with enhanced video verification capabilities and advanced real-time alert notifications. The integration automatically pushes sensor and event data from linked Alarm.com for Business systems to OWS so subscribers get actionable alerts, video verification of critical events, and streamlined incident video search capabilities. Audio alarm verification Onsite OWS users can receive Alarm.com intrusion and access event alerts on-screen for active monitoring, while remote managers receive mobile push notifications. With OpenEye’s central station integrations, monitoring centres can provide critical visual and audio alarm verification services. “Our integration with Alarm.com continues the expansion of our partner ecosystem and gives our customers the ability to leverage the strengths of both platforms to provide users with the best security and intelligence solution possible,” says Rick Sheppard CEO and Founder of OpenEye. “Users can now marry our cloud video platform, and the actionable intelligence of OWS, with Alarm.com’s trusted intrusion and access control solutions through their choice of either company’s service portals.” Relevant video event OpenEye Cloud Connect lets Alarm.com for Business users take advantage of the VSaaS platform Alarm.com for Business users have easy access to video from OpenEye’s video systems through this new integration – called OpenEye Cloud Connect – as well as camera recordings associated with access control, sensor, and intrusion devices, directly on their Alarm.com for Business Activity Page. Events on the activity page include a link that opens the OWS Web Client in their browser to view video from linked cameras at the time an event occurred. Alarm.com for Business mobile users can select events with the linked video that automatically opens the OpenEye mobile app showing the relevant video event. OpenEye Cloud Connect lets Alarm.com for Business users take advantage of OpenEye’s cloud-based Video-Surveillance-as-a-Service (VSaaS) platform. Expansion of commercial solutions Subscribers can filter and search for important events on the Alarm.com mobile app or web portal and have one-click access to corresponding OpenEye video footage. Connecting both platforms in the cloud reduces time spent manually searching for video footage of important events and creates a better user experience. “Our teams have worked hard to integrate our platforms and enhance the value of our respective solutions for partners and end-users,” said Jeff Bedell, chief strategy and innovation officer at Alarm.com. “As the shift to video-surveillance-as-a-service grows stronger, both Alarm.com and OpenEye now are well-positioned to meet the increasing needs of our customers. This is a significant step forward in the expansion of our commercial solutions.”
Alarm.com has acquired Shooter Detection Systems, LLC (SDS), a renowned provider of indoor gunshot detection technology. SDS was founded in 2013 to address the growing active shooter threat to the public by advancing proven military gunshot detection technology. SDS developed the Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection System, a unique combination of acoustic and infrared sensors and proprietary algorithms that accurately detects gunshots and communicates shooting incident details rapidly to building occupants and security teams. The acquisition of SDS expands the commercial solutions offered by Alarm.com and helps its partners outfit commercial and enterprise customers with the premier gunshot detection solution. Access control system SDS technology is integrated with video, access control, mass notification and alarm systems to provide enhanced situational awareness during shooting incidents. The combination of SDS technology with Alarm.com’s suite of interactive cloud-based video, access control, intrusion and automation will deliver new levels of safety and security for commercial enterprises of all sizes. With their patented dual mode technology, SDS is the clear leader for indoor gunshot detection" “With their patented dual mode technology, SDS is the clear leader for indoor gunshot detection,” said Jeff Bedell, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer for Alarm.com. “They address a real security need and are the best engineering team in the space, having pioneered the most proven and accurate approach to the problem. Acquiring SDS allows us to tap into their established resources and give our partners the opportunity to capture the active shooter solutions market.” Smarter business security SDS’s Guardian System is currently being used in locations across the United States, protecting U.S federal and state government buildings, schools, airports and other transportation hubs, and entertainment facilities. “Alarm.com’s technology and versatile ecosystem is the gold standard for smarter business security,” said Christian Connors, CEO of SDS. “Offering our innovative Guardian System to the expansive network of Alarm.com service providers gives them a turnkey solution for gunshot detection to meet the growing demands of their commercial customers. Our joining forces further demonstrates the commitment SDS and Alarm.com share to the safety and security of employees and businesses worldwide.” Gunshot detection solutions With the acquisition, SDS will be a subsidiary of Alarm.com and continue to be led by the existing management team. SDS also will continue to support its existing customers and partners. In addition, Alarm.com and SDS will work together to further advance SDS’s engineering and development of gunshot detection solutions as well as integration with the Alarm.com ecosystem.