Fire-Lite Alarms by Honeywell announced a new iPad app that works with the company’s Emergency Command Center (ECC) mass notification system. The App is free and is available at the Apple iTunes Store. A video can also be found on YouTube. The ECC mass notification system can be integrated with any existing fire alarm system.
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The CIO of the Aurora, Colorado school district talks about deploying mass notification and emergency communications technology and having an emergency response plan that includes who triggers alerts and the role of AV and IT.
Using Physical Security Information Management means making security data available to IT for an analysis of security design and whether or not it is a success. It provides users with the ability to watch whomever has moved to certain areas and to take that information and have security or IT analyze for patterns, access trends, etc. Learn more about PSIM here.
The must-have list of security camera and monitoring apps for CCTV and IP security cameras. These iOS and Android apps allow the user to control the pan, tilt and zoom (PTZ) through “pinch to zoom,” take snapshots and send via MMS and email, play back video recordings, two-way audio, view live video from multiple cameras, store multiple DVR connections in an address book, instant notification of alarm events, and HTTPS support for secure connectivity are among just a few features. Some allow the user to monitor hundreds of network cameras of different brands. Many common IP cameras such as Axis, Sony, Toshiba, Vivotek, and Panasonic.
While price is still an issue in video surveillance, the added benefits of IP video may outweigh the added cost.
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