The IPV Connection - May 2014

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June, 2014
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The IPV Connection

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New Website Delivers Wealth of Resources

Visit www.ipvideocorp.com to see all that our newly launched website has to offer.In addition to extensive product information, you'll find a library of training videos, an online knowledge base, case studies, and access to test drive SentryVMS right from your browser.

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Free SentryVMS Mobile Delivers Many Thick-Client Features

Access your SentryVMS surveillance video from anywhere using your smartphone or tablet. Our free app, available for download from Apple's App Store and Google Play, is compatible with almost all of today's current devices and provides more features and functionality than any VMS mobile app you've seen!

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SentryVMS Protects Passengers and Property at Long Island Airport

Long Island's only commercial airport needed to expand its surveillance of gates, terminals and the entire airport perimeter. A SentryVMS system provided a way to combine new IP cameras with the existing analog cameras already in place, all within a unified management platform.

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Also New and Noteworthy:

Direct Customer Support Line: We now make it easier than ever to contact our technical support team with a direct access line. Call 631-647-9970 bewteen 8 AM and 8 PM Eastern Time to speak with one of our trained technicians. You'll be amazed at how quickly we'll have your problem resolved.

New Dealer Program: Interested in becoming an IPVideo Certified Partner? We continue to offer a special 90-Day Test Drive Program that makes it very worth your while. Please contact Greg Paduano at 631-675-2267 and ask for details. As part of your certification, we provide free training, with classes offered every month.

IPV Video Corp in the News: Look for articles about our company and products in upcoming issues of Security Products Magazine and SDM.


 

Bridgeport Schools 

Overview:

As a recipient of a grant awarded by the The Department of Homeland Security, the City of Bridgeport recently embarked upon a city-wide security upgrade, which included the important mandate of securing its schools with state-of-the-art 

video surveillance. Ultimately, the school surveillance solution will be one of many tied together into an integrated state-of-the-art command center environment. To support these needs, the city turned to solutions from IPVideo Corporation, whose innovative, network-based security solutions are known for providing ease of use, open-platform flexibility and best-in-class performance. A+ Technology & Security Solutions, of Bay Shore, NY, was entrusted to provide system design and integration services.                              

Secure Bridgeport Schools:                                                                                                

There are 40 schools within the City of Bridgeport. Three of those schools were initially chosen as test sites to install fully integrated IP-based security that combined IPVideo’s SentryVMS video management systems with ISONAS IP-to-the-door access control.

Video is viewed, managed and recorded using SentryVMS Edge NVRs, located at each school Sentry VMS provides administrators with an easy-to-use interface, the ability to securely access the system locally or remotely, including via mobile devices, and highly reliable recording and storage. It also integrates with several other technologies included in the school’s security system.

Isonas IP-based prox card readers are replacing the older mag locks that didn’t always function correctly on the doors. Sisco’s Fast-Pass Visitor Management system has been installed for secure, yet convenient, visitor management.  And, Totus lighting with built-in Axis 360 degree IP based cameras have been programmed an put in at various entrances at the Dunbar Elementary school. James Adikes, Senior Project Manager at A+, explains that one of the “Active Deterrent” lighting placements is positioned over a loading dock at the school where there is public access.

Ultimately, A+ Technology will be upgrading the remaining 37 city schools to this new standard.

The Bridgeport School District has a full time staff of security personnel that is managed by the Police Department. They are in charge of monitoring the video footage from the schools in an office at the facilities where their command center is right now. Within the next year, a centralized “Security Operations Center” (SOC) Command Center will be completed at which C3fusion software, from IPVideo Corporation, will be used to pull everything together. C3fusion is a Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) solution that integrates disparate security sub-systems into a Common Operating Picture (COP), and then filters and prioritizes the data to enable security personnel to make informed decision with complete situational awareness. C3fusion provides an operator with the ability to take control of a security event, efficiently resolve the incident, and then automatically archive the incident in a common database for later review or forensic analysis. These processes are handled through the CaseMaker and CaseExplorer, two applications embedded within C3fusion, that provide user-friendly, step-by-step guidance in managing, documenting and storing complex, multi-tiered security events and bundling them into comprehensive “cases” for future searchable access and forensic use.

Award Winning Installations: 

The Bridgeport city-wide installation was recognized by the 2014 Security Innovation Award – Municipal Sector. This honor was awarded to A+ Technolgoy & Security Solutions, as the lead integrator on the project, as well as to the participating vendors, including IPVideo Corporation, Isonas, Axis Communications, Sisco Corporation, Totus Solutions, EnGenius, Alcatel-Lucent and Milestone Systems.

"I’m a 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.”

Adikes said, “IPVideo Solutions were the right choice for this project for many reasons, including its intuitive interface and cost effectiveness. Also, SentryVMS only requires one license for the duration of its lifetime, unlike many other VMS solutions.”  He added, “Bridgeport’s Security Operations Center (SOC), which is where C3fusion will be implemented, and offers the ability to monitor locations across the city, in addition to the schools. Plus, it will tie in many different solutions that are in use, including Milestone.”