Avigilon, the performance and value leader in high definition (HD) and megapixel video surveillance systems, today announced that its award-winning Avigilon Control Center software has been integrated successfully with the industry’s leading access control, critical communication, alarm monitoring, intrusion detection, and visitor management systems. Avigilon Control Center now combines the powerful engine of the leading High Definition video platform with third party access control and intrusion detection capabilities for improved security management.
Expanded Partnerships Ensure Interoperability
Avigilon Control Center includes a number of integration options that enable the exchange of High Definition, IP-based, and analog surveillance video with events between Avigilon Control Center and other physical security systems. Avigilon Control Center integrations associate HD and other video information with relevant security events such as forced doors, ID badge swipes, and intercom activation to deliver immediate verification and improved security management.
Avigilon Control Center capabilities have now been expanded to integrate with Cardax FT Command Center security management system; GE Facility Commander security management system; RS2 Technologies access management solution; and DSX WinDSX access control software. With the next release, scheduled to be available in Q2 2010, Avigilon Control Center will also integrate with the Stentofon IP intercom management system. As an existing member of the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program, Avigilon is certified to integrate with the OnGuard solution.
Avigilon Control Center Alarm Monitoring
Integration with third party access control platforms is enhanced by Avigilon Control Center’s alarm monitoring feature, which allows the creation of complete end-to-end workflows for the monitoring, assignment, and acknowledgement of alarms. Alarms can be triggered by any internal system event as well as external triggers from third party access control and building management systems. Alarms can be assigned to specific individuals, ranked by priority, and automatically trigger actions on acknowledgement. The Avigilon Control Center Rules Engine presents an effective alternative to hardware switches passing alarms and event notices to third- party devices.
“The extended flexibility and openness of Avigilon Control Center will enable security professionals to manage integrated security and facility management systems that leverage existing infrastructure and personnel investments,” said Dave Tynan, vice president of global sales and marketing at Avigilon. “These integrations facilitate the association of HD video for immediate confirmation of indisputable details from video to manage alarms effectively, dramatically improve decision making, and effectively deploy resources.”
Avigilon Control Center Network Video Management
The award-winning, enterprise-class Network Video Management platform, Avigilon Control Center was engineered from the ground up to intelligently manage HD video, delivering both situational awareness and complete image detail. Avigilon Control Center captures, transmits, manages, stores, archives, plays back, and exports HD video while efficiently handling bandwidth and storage. Control Center’s modular, open architecture allows system designers to integrate Avigilon solutions with existing assets including analog and IP cameras, access control and other intrusion systems. In 2010, Avigilon Control Center won the Frost & Sullivan Surveillance New Product Innovation of the Year award.
Avigilon (avigilon.com) designs, manufactures and markets award-winning high definition (HD) surveillance systems. The performance and value leader, Avigilon solutions protect and monitor thousands of customer sites in more than 55 countries around the world. Avigilon’s Control Center, the world’s first open HD network video management platform, and megapixel cameras deliver full situational awareness and actionable image detail. Campuses, transportation systems, healthcare providers, public venues, infrastructure, and manufacturing sites with security, safety validation, and compliance requirements all benefit from reduced investigation time and more successful investigations by immediately producing indisputable video evidence. In 2009, Avigilon won Frost & Sullivan’s HD Surveillance Company of the Year award.