Integrate body worn cameras with existing video management systems for ultimate security protection
Edesix to showcase wearable cameras for VMS market at IFSEC 2018
Edesix, market-leaders in the provision of body worn cameras (BWC), will be showcasing its integration to leading Video Management Service platforms at IFSEC 2018.
ONStream integrates Edesix’s VideoManager software with existing Video Management Systems (VMS) for fixed IP camera networks. This software enables ONVIF compliant VMSs to be compatible with Body Worn Cameras, allowing live footage from wearable cameras to appear alongside CCTV footage, meaning captured video can be instantly shared and viewed by security staff.
“Body Worn Cameras have been proven to help improve the safety of those in public facing roles, whilst producing compelling legal evidence when needed,” explains Richie McBride, managing director of Edesix.
“One of the most important recent innovations in the BWC market has been the ability to integrate the cameras with existing VMSs, enabling organisations to unify a site’s security and monitoring system, and create mobile and first-person viewpoints whilst adding contextual detail to footage.
“Fixed security cameras connected to a VMS are a powerful tool for monitoring and securing many different environments, from retail floors to distribution centres. This gives security teams the ability to view unparalleled detail of incidents as they unfold. The software furthers the potential of your VMS, protects valued staff, and captures concrete and secure footage for future review. It enables immediate response by control rooms and security teams and offers reliable footage for later review by supervisors. It also means live streams can be recorded as evidence, which can then be securely shared with third parties, including the police. The service is fully encrypted with audit trails to protect the evidential quality of footage stored.”
McBride adds: “This latest innovation means Body Worn Cameras are capable of streaming live video and audio feeds from multiple perspectives and viewpoints to a control room, whilst simultaneously recording footage in HD quality locally to the device for the creation of complete evidence packages.”
Redefined and relaunched - Edesix’s new VideoTag VT-100
Edesix is also delighted to announce the launch of its improved VideoTag VT-100 camera, where the incident recorder meets the Body Worn Camera.
The VT-100 is recording device specifically designed to meet the needs of retailers, lone workers and other public facing businesses. It is similar to the VT-50 incident recorder, which was launched at IFSEC 2017, but with the benefits of more durability and longer battery life.
The VT-100 is proven to deter aggression, protect staff and provide secure evidential-quality footage on demand. It is robust and weatherproof, while remaining lightweight, unobtrusive, cost-effective and easy to use. The VT-100 can record up to four hours of continuous footage, requires no extra training, streams live footage, and has a standby battery-life of up to six months, meaning users don’t need to worry about charging the device often.
McBride comments: “We are delighted to announce the launch of the VideoTag VT-100. The beauty of this product is that it bridges the gap between the smaller incident recorder and the more powerful Body Worn Camera.
McBride adds: “The VT-100 will allow staff in public-facing roles, who are not always part of the security team, to create a safer working environment for themselves and their colleagues. It offers a cost-effective, secure and practical approach to wearable security for incident recording and workflow management.”
Studies examining the use of BWCs show they make a real difference in protecting frontline staff and the public. Not only do they deter aggression and in many cases eliminate the need to activate a panic alarm or radio during an incident, but they also help staff feel valued, safe and more protected.
Edesix currently supplies key markets across the globe, through direct sales and international partners, to geographies including the UK, USA, Europe, Canada, the Middle East and Australasia.
Founded in 2002, and headquartered in Edinburgh, Edesix is a global market leader in the production and provision of Body Worn Camera (BWC) solutions. BWCs have been proven to help improve the safety of those in public facing roles, whilst producing compelling legal evidence when needed. Edesix currently supplies key markets across the globe, through direct sales and international partners, to geographies including the UK, Europe, USA, Canada, the Middle East and Australasia.
Edesix designs, develops and manufactures its hardware and software entirely in the UK. The company provides body worn camera solutions to sectors across the globe, including police and criminal justice; parking and civil enforcement; emergency services; lone workers and field agents; security companies and custodial services.
For further information about Edesix please visit www.edesix.com.