Although it's a major progress for Securitas, mainly in US initialy, I can't prevent myself from thinking about the solution that we, at Sphinx Vision, installed 10 years ago for centralized supervision of 10 parking lots in Cergy Pontoise. Exactly the same...
I remember bitterly how Securitas at this time afflicted me by not being able to leverage our inovative thinking and achievements to turn it into gold.
Probably were they primarily thinking about emtying their DVR stocks by then.
Here is a schema of the solution we deployed at this time:
Securitas USA chooses Milestone open platform software with Razberi servers to provide interactive remote video monitoring security service
Hosted solution with storage at the edge is
ideal for cross-national application
COPENHAGEN – November 15, 2012. Milestone Systems’ XProtect® video management software (VMS) and Razberi Technologies’ storage servers have been chosen as the solution to power a hosted monitoring service offered nationwide by Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. The monitoring centers using these combined technologies will be manned by Iverify Inc.
Businesses can achieve a complete security solution by combining Securitas USA officers and mobile response with remote video monitoring. Services such as guard tours, employee escorts, entry control, compliance audits and interactive response to emergencies can be performed quickly and remotely in real time using interactive video and audio technology, with the video displayed, archived and managed by the Milestone XProtect software, stored locally at the customer sites on the Razberi hardware. The monitoring services may be complemented with mobile patrols or uniformed security officers.
According to Chris Hammond, vice president of Technical Solutions for Securitas USA, “We can now offer our clients a cost-saving enhancement to dedicated security officers by interacting live through remote audio and video monitoring. When paired with tools like video analytics, it is even more valuable and efficient.”
The Milestone XProtect VMS open platform allows Securitas to incorporate analytics such as Agent Vi or other third-party integrated solutions including access control, biometrics, laser scanners or more.
“Our alliance provides our clients comprehensive security solutions designed to meet their specific needs,” says Mark Spagnolo, Iverify chief executive officer. “We can deliver efficient and cost-effective solutions tailored to the distinct requirements of each location.”
Fred Stuart, Manager of Technical Solutions for Securitas Security Services USA, evaluated the Razberi units and decided to use them as the base hardware for the servers at each Milestone managed installation throughout the U.S. He also visited the Securitas command center that has successfully been using Milestone XProtect VMS for several years in southern Sweden.
Stuart says: “Milestone and Razberi are the combined solution of choice for our hosted and monitored video services for our customers.”
“The use of Razberi Technologies with the storage out at the edge for this hosted setup is our ideal vision for the most optimal solution in service applications,” states Tom Galvin, President, Razberi Technologies.
Headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, Securitas Security Services USA, Inc., and its affiliates offer security solutions including uniformed security officers, mobile patrol, consulting and investigations, delivered by 100,000 employees. For more information, visit: www.securitasinc.com.
Iverify, Inc., with its headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina, provides real-time audio and video monitoring that has the ability to interact with customers and employees, intervene in high-risk situations with appropriate overhead announcements or warnings, and coordinate activity with local first responders.
Razberi Technologies, based in Carrollton, Texas, provides network video solutions for professional surveillance and security applications with server switches, NVR units and network cameras.
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Founded in 1998, Milestone Systems is the global industry leader in open platform IP video management software, according to IMS Research. The XProtect® platform delivers powerful surveillance that is easy to manage, reliable and proven in thousands of customer installations around the world. With support for the widest choice in network hardware and integration with other systems, XProtect provides best-in-class solutions to video enable organizations – managing risks, protecting people and assets, optimizing processes and reducing costs. Milestone software is sold through authorized and certified partners. For more information, visit: www.milestonesys.com