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Newbury, Berks, United Kingdom, 2010/03/15 - Controlware brings the powerful Cware Video Management Software (VMS) to mobile devices enabling CCTV surveillance, camera management and control on the move.
The new Mobile Module for Cware VMS releases the power of CCTV from the confines of the control room and onto mobile phones and PDA’s. Security personnel, mobile patrols, emergency services, Loss Prevention and Facilities Managers can now benefit from secure access to their CCTV systems and get live and recorded CCTV surveillance at their fingertips. With Pan, Tilt and Zoom (PTZ) camera control remote surveillance and identification of suspects is faster and easier on the move.
The Mobile Module is client software that sits on a mobile phone or PDA and works by connecting to a Cware System Server over wireless networks or 3G / HSPDA mobile networks. Video images are then compressed by a powerful Transcoding engine and high quality video is sent back to the remote users. Robust log-in encryption and user rights management help protect the network at all times preserving the integrity of the video data. Support for smart technologies such as motion detection, Video Analytics and ICN (Image Content Navigation) improves the management of CCTV and helps with site orientation and real-time tracking of suspects. Remote surveillance is fast and secure from CCTV cameras situated in multiple locations improving users response to incidents as they happen.
Cware Mobile enables CCTV control room operators to also distribute messages that include video links to mobile resources so that they are able to view live or recorded video from any camera. Mobile resources are able to receive alerts that contain image snapshots or videos of suspects, making correct identification more likely. Support for smart technologies such as motion detection, Video Analytics and ICN (Image Content Navigation) improves the management of CCTV and helps with site orientation and real-time tracking of suspects. Remote surveillance is fast and secure from CCTV cameras situated in multiple locations improving user’s response to incidents as they happen.
The bigger picture
Cware Mobile is ideal for a number of surveillance applications bringing all the power of live and recorded video to mobile devices and personnel regardless of geographic location. Emergency personnel, Loss Prevention and Facilities Managers benefit from Cware mobile when attending incidents or monitoring locations. They are able to send / receive video remotely and view and control cameras, improving their visibility of incidents and providing them with the means to make informed decisions on the move. The same can be said for process monitoring applications for manufacturing sites where engineers are able to view and control cameras flexibly on the plant floor rather than from the CCTV control room. Cware Mobile is also used to automatically enable entry to sites by confirming visitor identifications remotely.
Man guarding companies
For guarding companies protecting sites where alarms have been triggered Cware Mobile ensures that patrols on the ground are aware if intruders are present in buildings before entering the premises. Cware Mobile is used to monitor internal cameras in the building allowing the mobile patrol to select which cameras, triggered alarms and recordings to view. If intruders are present video or image snap shots can be taken and the identifications of intruders can immediately be shared with other mobile patrols to ensure that trespassers are detained as soon as possible. Here, Cware Mobile provides advanced warning of intruders so that video can be sent or received on the move enabling alarms to be cleared or escalated. Guarding companies also use the software for lone worker checking services. When contact is lost with a lone worker a mobile patrol is often deployed, Cware mobile is able to access the internal cameras to ensure that lone workers are ok without the mobile patrol entering the building.
Cware Mobile provides the ideal solution for covert surveillance for Police, Local Authorities or Intelligence agencies. For example, in the case of directed surveillance where covert surveillance of individuals takes place in a public place for the purpose of a specific investigation or operation the covert officer is often remotely directed to the suspect by a commentary from the CCTV control room. Cware improves this process by empowering the officer on the ground so that he can easily identify suspects by receiving video snap shots or live video and even control cameras if necessary.
For a live demo visit the Controlware at booth 7035, ISC West, March 23rd-26th to see the Cware Video Management Software platform and Mobile Module in action.