Second-generation software enables converged security systems
Jennifer BrownProducts Access Control
Visual Defence Inc., a security convergence company, recently announced the second generation of its Command and Control Center (3C), its common management software platform for comprehensive security management.
According to the company, 3C 2.0 provides an enhanced ability to mitigate and control risk by providing clients a customized platform to converge multiple security systems including CCTV, intercom, access control, perimeter detection, fire alarm, building management and traffic management. It integrates traditional analogue components with newer digital technologies and works with cameras, digital video recorders and other subsystems from nearly any vendor, the company says. 3C 2.0 unites mapping, video and alarm management functionality and relays the information on a triple screen display that includes a video and asset management screen, alarm management and response screen, and multi-level mapping screen.
The mapping functionality, Visual Defence says, has been extended to integrate the geographical location of assets like cameras, intercoms, help phones and fire alarms, enabling security guards and law enforcement officials to respond more quickly. Designed for large-scale installations, the system can handle up to 2,000 events/alarms per minute and more than 100,000 events/alarms per day.
As well, it provides operators all relevant risk information within a central system, which Visual Defence says creates fast, intelligent event response by reducing the risk and time associated with gathering and interpreting data from individual systems.
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