Vision Catcher fully integrated to MIS

May 2003 Integrated Solutions

Vision Catcher's range of DVR solutions has been fully integrated into a number of full management information systems (MIS). The concept of MIS entails combining CCTV, access control, building management and other on-site facilities into a central or regional control application.

This MIS control application allows one to combine a number of different options into one software, thereby providing the ability to link access violations to a camera picture, eg, a malfunctioning lift to a callout database for the maintenance company to come out, a secure area CCTV alarm on motion detection that automatically dials the security company. It is important to note that each of these requirements stand alone within their own offsite remote set-ups, but that all of them can be combined into one solution.

Vision Catcher's DVR range is all nonproprietary, which in simple terms means that integration is easily completed to the devices you choose rather than being told what you have to integrate to. This allows the company to actively work with its dealers to ensure that you the end-user put in the best possible position to benefit from MIS. The proof of this is in the successful integration of more than 1000 cameras to one central control room, and another four different sites each integrating more than 100 cameras.

The clients in these particular scenarios have planned a phased integration of systems from a number of key suppliers. The clients have chosen the SecureVu VC2000 software offering the ability for multiple options on frame rate and integration. They have then looked at a quality access control solution, vehicle recognition, iris and facial recognition, as well as a number of other integration options. As a result they have been able to budget over the next few years for a phased integration allowing for progressive upgrades and even new and upcoming technologies to enhance and complete the total MIS solution. The end result is that they have multiple options from a reporting and management point of view as well as the ability to scale their system management at local, regional and national levels with multiple password users - and all of this is fully audited.

The true value of the MIS solution is in allowing one to put real cost figures against any event. In one particular example a client with 6000 remote sites linked into one central control room report that they have seen savings of over R24 000 000 over the past three years. In fact the saving gleaned from centralising management has been further enhanced with improved operations resulting in further economies of scale and a reduction in incidental losses. The easiest way to express these results is that a MIS solution goes a long way to ensuring that the client sees an excellent return on your security/management investment.

For more information contact Niall Beazley, Vision Catcher, 011 463 9797.





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