Articles by Dean Drako
The corporate mantra “Utilize TCO instead of purchase price when making purchasing decisions” means evaluating a project’s Total-Cost-of-Ownership over its lifetime period as the primary cost factor. It requires the corporate buyer to scrutinize the entirety of the investment as opposed to just the upfront purchase price. Like an iceberg, where the majority of the ice is below the surface, the total cost of ownership of a security system is typically much larger than the upfront purchase price. More often than not in today’s security purchases, the decision rests mainly on the purchase price, however, the intelligent and savvy buyer looks at TCO. When purchasing a cloud based security system, TCO analysis is needed because the purchasing and expense comparison are quite different between a traditional on-site solution and a cloud based solution. You do not, however, need to examine every last item in the TCO to do a comparison between the two. This article focuses on the major cost variables worthy of comparison. Components Of Total-Cost-of-Ownership Start-up costs: hardware, software, licensing, installation, configuration, engineering, network design, data migration, cyber security software, cyber security configuration, training, evaluation, purchasing time. Operational costs: power, back-ups, hardware upgrades, software upgrades, OS upgrades, hardware repair, security patches, cyber security audits, cyber security reparation. And also: downtime? Repair? Data Export? Disposal? Do we really need to compare all of the cost variables above over the operating period or can we narrow our analysis? We will assume a life of 5 years for our analysis. This is long for IT equipment, but average for security systems. For the purpose of this analysis, we are going to focus on the top six areas of difference between a cloud and an onsite video surveillance system. We have found that this yields an accurate comparison. Figure 1: With an on-site system, there are dozens of operational costs that need to be included Six Areas Of Simplified Cost-of-Ownership Hardware and Software Costs Configuration Cost IT Operational Cost Redundancy and Continuity Costs Maintenance & Warranty Cost Upgrades & Enhancement Cost Hardware And Software Cost The Hardware and Software Cost consists of 4 major components: Cameras, Networking, Recording and Analytics computers (DVR/NVR), and VMS Software. The difference in camera and networking hardware between an on-site system and a cloud system is negligible. The service provider will install nearly the same cameras and switches for either system and the difference arises from the Computer/DVR/NVR and the Software. In the case of an on-site installation, a digital network recorder (prices range from $1,500 to $8,000 for a 15 camera system) will be selected and installed. $1,500 gets you basic recording functionality. $8,000 gets you a powerful PC with RAID storage and longer retention periods. If you need true redundancy, reliability, and encryption the hardware costs could reach $20,000. You need to decide at purchase time on the exact capabilities you need for the life of the system. Changes after the fact will be costly. Once you add up all the operating costs of an on-site system, you will find that the TCO is well beyond the cost of a quality cloud-based platform With a cloud system, the onsite hardware will typically be about $500 for 15 cameras. There is, however, no decision needed up front about the amount of storage, the features, or the capabilities. You have flexibility to change as you wish, when you wish. Configuration And Software Installation Costs Configuration and software installation costs are significant for traditional VMS solutions. So significant that the problem is usually outsourced to a company that specializes in it. There may not be a line item for this, it may be buried in the purchase price of the hardware or software or it may be part of the installation cost, or it may be hourly. Configuration costs escalate higher when you are coordinating multiple locations and want central management. Central Management will typically require an additional server. The more sites you have, the more individual systems must be configured and installed. With a cloud system, the set-up is minimal for the first site, and each additional site is immediately connected to the same cloud. All these setup, configuration, and software installation costs simply disappear for a cloud solution. IT Operational Costs The IT Operational costs are where most buyers fail to do an accurate analysis. On the cloud side, you pay a subscription cost - so the cost is clear. With an on-site system, there are dozens of operational costs that need to be included: (See figure 1.2). Surprisingly, one of the largest costs is power. The US Energy Information Administration estimates the cost of powering an on-site server at $731 annually. Power, bandwidth, back-ups, operating system updates, software maintenance, and data disposal are all things that every customer’s IT department has to accommodate. These are not optional costs, and they are not cheap. Many costs can be avoided by deploying a cloud system An IT department can choose not to invest in the operating systems updates, patches, and other software maintenance, but this dramatically increases the risk of cyber security vulnerabilities. Cyber Security has become the number one disruptive cost in the operating of on-site video surveillance systems due to the vulnerabilities generated by putting addressable devices on the company’s network. If the devices vulnerability isn’t enough, there are inbound risks associated with opening ports and other networking requirements to enable users to see video from remote locations. Cloud systems do not operate this way. The stored video is viewed from the cloud and what transmits from the site to the cloud is encrypted. The cloud system avoids all the IT overhead, support, maintenance, power, and security issues of the on-premise system. Redundancy And Continuity Costs Another high cost in operating on-site systems is attributable to the system’s continuity and the redundancy of the video storage. Whether your company is seeking a simple off-site back up for security purposes or full disaster recovery, the achievement of redundancy in an on-site system can be easily 3-5 times the cost of the hardware and software system you’re running. In a cloud system, redundancy is already in the subscription. There is no incremental cost. Once you add up all the operating costs of an on-site system, you will find that the TCO is well beyond the cost of a quality cloud-based platform. But we’re still not done. Maintenance And Warranty Cost Maintenance for on-site systems includes the hardware and the software maintenance for the DVR/NVR. There is typically a clear cost for the software maintenance at 20% per year. A hardware maintenance plan can be purchased as well to replace any broken hardware. There are clear costs to keep these running. The cloud solution does not have any of these costs, they are included in the subscription fee. Maintenance for on-site systems includes the hardware and the software maintenance for the DVR/NVR Upgrades And Enhancement Cost Finally, the concept of continuous enhancements. A TCO analysis should include the benefit of receiving new features and functions without having to do the work of installing them and upgrading the software or hardware. When you buy a DVR/NVR or license a traditional VMS, you cannot benefit from any software enhancements without updating or replacing your system. The productivity and security benefits of this can translate into real $$ quite quickly. Upgrades can take one or more days of IT time, which translates to thousands of dollars. Total Savings On Cloud Systems So, what’s the total savings? How much can you save by using a cloud based system? Unfortunately, there’s not a specific number because each company’s system is different. But there is a range. IT professionals frequently quote cloud system costs ranging from an increase of 15% to a decrease of 45% in cost versus an on-site system. In some cases, it might cost a little bit more, but the customer receives reliability, redundancy, cyber security, and a lack of downtime and other headaches, making the extra cost worth it. In most cases, however, the customer receives a long list of benefits AND saves money. So, take a look at these factors on your system. Can you afford NOT to put your physical security in the cloud?  US Energy Information Administration, January 2013 in conjunction with Ehow.com
Eagle Eye Networks, the provider of cloud video surveillance, launches its Premium Support Program to provide enhanced and proactive support designed for customers that have mission-critical needs. Available to all customers, Premium Support provides peace of mind to resellers and end-users that the health of their video surveillance system is being monitored. The service is ideal for resellers who would like to offer additional services to their customers and for end-users in highly regulated industries, with complex environments, or those with mission-critical requirements. Cyber-Secure cloud solutions Businesses of all sizes and types use Eagle Eye Networks cyber-secure cloud solutions with artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics for security and operational optimization. Eagle Eye Premium Support builds on Eagle Eye’s commitment to superior customer service by offering advanced system health monitoring and proactive attention. Some of the key benefits of Eagle Eye Premium Support: Personalized attention and knowledgeable service: When one contacts Eagle Eye Premium Support, they will speak to a designated Premium Support agent who serves them and their business. Health monitoring: Active health monitoring of the bridges, cameras, and other components. Automatic resolution of minor issues and notification of all actions taken. Development of action plan with reseller and customer to resolve any issues. Monitoring of items related to the network. Immediate notification of power outage, if cameras are tampered with, disabled or offline. Fast resolution: The Premium Support team will escalate the needs in an expedited fashion. 24/7/365 technical support: Eagle Eye’s Premium Support team is available around the clock, proactively monitoring deployments and ready to respond. Proactive support: The Premium Support team not only solves problems the user highlights, it actively looks at trends and seeks opportunities to optimize the system. Video retrieval: The Premium Support team takes care of video incident retrieval for the user at no extra cost. Improving the system “Resellers and the businesses they serve can rest assured that Eagle Eye Networks team of experts is keeping an eye on things, making sure their system is optimized for the highest performance, and proactively notifying them of concerns or opportunities to improve their system,” said Dean Drako, CEO of Eagle Eye Networks. Eagle Eye customers may subscribe to Premium Support at any time by contacting Eagle Eye Networks or their Eagle Eye reseller.
Eagle Eye Networks, the global pioneer in cloud video surveillance, showcases solutions for its reseller partners serving enterprise and multisite customers at ISC West 2021. The show will take place from July 19-21. Eagle Eye Networks resellers comprise small independents, regionals, as well as larger nationals. “Our resellers brought more enterprise and multisite customers during the pandemic, and we are seeing this trend continue unabated in the first half of 2021 as vaccination rates rise and North America returns to work,” said Dean Drako, CEO of Eagle Eye Networks. Investments in cloud surveillance solutions According to a report from research organization Gartner, businesses around the globe are expected to spend $304.9 billion on public cloud services in 2021, representing an 18.4% increase over 2020. Organizations are hastening their digital business transformation plans spurred on by on-demand, scalable cloud models that achieve cost efficiency and business continuity, the report said. At ISC West, current and prospective customers are invited to stop by Booth 11047, where the Eagle Eye Networks team will be on hand to discuss how a true cloud video surveillance platform can reliably meet the requirements of enterprise customers while delivering cybersecurity assurance, business intelligence, and importantly, the flexibility to change and scale systems to ensure investments are future-proof. AI and surveillance offerings Eagle Eye offers: Technical, cybersecurity, customer service, and sales expertise and support from a global organization. Eagle Eye’s knowledgeable staff and resources are in regions across North America and around the globe to serve our valued customers. Video surveillance with artificial intelligence (AI) which offers limitless possibilities for keeping communities secure and engaged, helping business improve operations and customer service, and enabling manufacturers to build higher quality products in safer environments. New products such as the Eagle Eye 4G, Direct-to-Cloud Body Camera for the commercial market which extends a video surveillance system to improve staff safety and accountability, trigger an immediate response and provide valuable evidence, all while protecting assets and keeping communities safe. Eagle Eye Networks Open API platform that enables integration such as License Plate Recognition so users can easily manage access to gates and barriers, and search images, videos, and information with a centralized system, and access control so that security professionals can manage events in real-time with streamlined access control and video surveillance from a single user interface.
Eagle Eye Networks, the globally renowned company in cloud video surveillance solutions, has introduced the first-of-its-kind 4G, direct-to-cloud body camera, designed specifically for commercial use. This new offering provides commercial customers with affordable access to feature-rich, professional-grade body camera services, which improve staff safety and accountability, triggers an immediate response, and provides valuable evidence, all while protecting assets and keeping communities safe. Eagle Eye Body Cameras are now available for order with delivery in Q3. 4G, direct-to-cloud body cameras Body cameras dissuade aggression, improve accountability, and reduce false accusations Body cameras dissuade aggression, improve accountability, and reduce false accusations. Employees from private security guards to retail staff, in-home service providers, and delivery workers feel safer and more valued, when wearing body cameras. Global research organization, Omdia has identified body cameras in non-law enforcement applications as a top trend in 2021, saying the potential addressable market for commercial body-worn cameras dwarfs that of law enforcement. In the U.S. alone, Omdia estimates private security guards outnumber police officers 2-to-1 and says new commercial body camera users, in retail, for example, are rapidly emerging. Commercial body-worn cameras “The commercial body-worn camera market is ripe for new entrants,” said Paul Bremner, Principal Analyst in Omdia's critical communications group, adding “Features such as cloud connectivity, 4G, live streaming, GPS, and price, are important to retailers, delivery services, guards, and others in the commercial sector.” Paul Bremner adds, “New body cam providers who can break the old law enforcement body camera mold with reasonably priced, feature-rich, professional-grade body cameras are positioning themselves to fill a growing need the commercial market is searching for,” Eagle Eye CameraManager platform Fixed IP cameras integrated with 4G-enabled body cameras represent the extension of video cloud services" Resellers are welcoming the arrival of body cameras that meet their needs. Jaime Abad Valdenebro, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at OmniCloud, said he is excited that Eagle Eye Networks is launching commercial body camera support to its Eagle Eye CameraManager platform. Jaime Abad Valdenebro said, “Fixed IP cameras integrated with 4G-enabled body cameras represent the extension of video cloud services in a real mobile environment, providing a new disruptive video surveillance solution.” Enhanced protection for security guards Valdenebro adds, “In a smart city application, Eagle Eye's new 4G, direct-to-cloud body cams will provide extra protection for security guards and ensure patrols are completed on time. The 4G is important, because it gives the user live access to body camera video. It will make a high performance true cloud video surveillance system even more powerful.” With Eagle Eye body cameras, users can: Use 4G or Wi-Fi for live streaming, real-time remote viewing, and direct-to-cloud recording. Blend fixed, mobile, and body-worn cameras, making it easier for your entire surveillance system to work together. Stream to a monitoring or security operations center and use geo-tagging for immediate response and support. Experience a larger viewing area with fish-eye capabilities that are dewarped in the Eagle Eye Cloud Management Application. Manage a large number of cameras in the Cloud and watch from a control room. Use two-way audio to clearly communicate. Protect people at work and in the community. Future-proof investment with hardened cameras that offer ‘law enforcement-level’ durability and quality at an affordable price. Gain flexibility for live streaming and video retrieval during docking with rapid recharge capabilities. Body cameras connecting to the Cloud “The demand for high-quality body cameras that connect to the Cloud has been growing for several years, accelerating even more with the pandemic, social unrest, and the shift to providing more in-home, curbside, and remote services,” said Dean Drako, Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Eagle Eye Networks. Dean adds, “Traditional law enforcement body cameras use a high-dollar subscription model, which is too steeply priced for commercial customers. Eagle Eye Networks will support the new Eagle Eye Body Cameras at the same low subscription cost of fixed cameras, making the solution affordable for commercial customers accustomed to paying up front for advanced cameras with affordable long-term subscriptions.” Rapid replacement service Body cameras are initially available on the Eagle Eye Networks CameraManager platform, with availability on the Eagle Eye Cloud Video Management System (VMS) in 2022. The Eagle Eye body cams can also be protected with Eagle Eye Networks industry-renowned rapid replacement service.
Eagle Eye Networks, the pioneer in cloud video surveillance, announces record Q1 2021 revenue growth, and greater than 85 percent year-over-year revenue growth in 2020. The company’s growth is fueling an expanded presence around the world, a new manufacturing facility near its Austin headquarters, as well as a near doubling of its team to meet the growing demand for true cloud video surveillance. Eagle Eye is leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) on its true cloud platform to improve safety, security, operations, and customer service for businesses around the world. Video surveillance industry “We have passed the tipping point in the video surveillance industry’s adoption of cloud video, as businesses of all types and sizes have realized the advantages of a true cloud solution,” said Dean Drako, Founder and CEO of Eagle Eye Networks. “Resellers, business owners, and IT professionals understand Eagle Eye Networks smart cloud video surveillance, with appropriate privacy and cybersecurity protections, is making businesses more efficient and effective, and communities much safer.” The company announced funding from venture capital firm Accel in Q4 2020 In addition to record revenue and growth in 2020 and Q1 2021, the company announced funding from venture capital firm Accel in Q4 2020, spurring additional investment in people, products, and the technology needed to transform the video surveillance industry. AI technology integrations Highlights include: Secured a record number of new customers. Earned nearly 100 percent customer retention. Achieved customer support ratings higher than 95 percent. Onboarded a record number of resellers to the Eagle Eye Networks Reseller Partner Program. Expanded to a new manufacturing facility in the U.S. Achieved integration with more than 10,000 camera makes and models. Delivered more choice to customers by adding more than two dozen AI technology integrations to the open platform and increasing platform partners by 50 percent year-over-year. Hired developers, engineers, customer service, and sales and marketing professionals across the globe.
Eagle Eye Networks, a global company in cloud video surveillance, released its new report detailing camera use and insights from cameras connected to the Eagle Eye Networks Cloud Video Management System (VMS). The insights are analyzed from a sample data set of 100,000 cameras in 90 countries around the world. True Cloud, technology improvements, COVID-19, and the need for business intelligence are transforming the video surveillance market. Cloud video surveillance “As the global leader in cloud video surveillance, Eagle Eye Networks has a wealth of data, best practices, and insights that can help the industry transform how companies manage security and business operations,” said Dean Drako, Founder and CEO of Eagle Eye Networks. “Our first report shows how the flexibility, scalability, and reliability of cloud video surveillance are starting to impact the physical security industry.” Key data includes: Differences in regional use across the Americas, EMEA, and APAC for retention of video in the cloud The adoption of higher resolution cameras, audio, and length of retention in the cloud Impact of COVID-19 driving need for some remote video access. Insight into relative popularity of select analytics The flexibility of true cloud systems to support hundreds of camera types and manufacturers around the world The report was developed from data pulled from Eagle Eye Cloud VMS. Eagle Eye Networks reviewed aggregate data from more than 130 camera manufacturers and serving industries such as retail, restaurant, corporate, warehouse and industrial, education, healthcare, hospitality, multifamily, and many others.
Eagle Eye Networks, the pioneer in cloud video surveillance, has raised $40 million of Series E funding from venture capital firm Accel to continue its growth and expand its technology leadership. Eagle Eye is leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) on its true cloud platform to dramatically reshape video surveillance and improve safety, security, operations, and customer service for businesses around the world. Video surveillance systems have multiple security features, such as motion detection and standard analytics. However, these systems require either monotonous monitoring or a meticulous manual review after each triggered event to extract useful information. Cloud video surveillance Similarly, business operations analytics are still in early development. “There is a tremendous opportunity to leverage AI and alter the very nature of video surveillance,” said Dean Drako, Founder and CEO of Eagle Eye Networks. “Eagle Eye Networks now has the means and the technology to enable cloud video surveillance to transform how companies manage security and business operations, in the same way self-driving/electric cars are transforming transportation.” Smart cloud video surveillance with privacy and cybersecurity protections will make the world much safer" “Ultimately, smart cloud video surveillance with appropriate privacy and cybersecurity protections will make the world much safer, for example: detecting dangers such as weapons, erratic driving, active robberies, and traffic accidents. Furthermore,” continued Drako, “It will help businesses provide better service by reducing wait lines, ensuring displays are organized and stores clean, and assuring product quality.” Deploying new analytics Sameer Gandhi, Partner at Accel added, “Eagle Eye Networks pioneered the video surveillance industry’s move to the cloud, and AI applications will drive the industry’s next transformation. Eagle Eye is in the pole position to make this happen. Its true cloud technology puts Eagle Eye in a unique position to instantly deploy new analytics breakthroughs. Dean Drako’s track record, proven with Eagle Eye and previously as founder of Barracuda Networks, speaks for itself.” The Eagle Eye Cloud Video Management System (VMS) is a simply smarter cloud video surveillance solution, purpose-built to help businesses improve safety, security, operations, and customer service. Tens of thousands of companies in more than 90 countries around the globe have moved their video surveillance to the cloud with Eagle Eye VMS. Comprehensive central management Customers choose Eagle Eye Cloud VMS for its comprehensive central management, cloud reliability and redundancy Customers, including multi-family residences, smart cities, schools, hospitals, hotels, logistics, restaurants, and retail shops trust Eagle Eye for actionable business intelligence and proactive security. Customers choose Eagle Eye Cloud VMS for its comprehensive central management, cloud reliability and redundancy, cost savings, and its open API video platform that provides a vast number of third-party integrations. Customers appreciate Eagle Eye’s inherent cyber secure design and extensive video encryption to protect their data and privacy. The Eagle Eye Cloud VMS works with thousands of industry cameras and does not require customers to ‘rip and replace’ their existing infrastructure. Eagle Eye Networks, together with its partner Brivo, provide a seamless solution for cloud video surveillance and facility access control. Brivo is a pioneer in cloud facility access control. Cloud video security The Eagle Eye API allows for seamless integration with partners like Brivo and others making Eagle Eye Cloud VMS the only platform robust enough to power the future of video surveillance. Eagle Eye Networks has grown rapidly in EMEA both organically and through the 2017 acquisition of Camera Manager whose founders, Rishi Lodhia and Tijmen Vos launched the first true cloud video security offering in 2004 and continue to drive the company's European growth and innovative product development. The Eagle Eye Networks European headquarters in Amsterdam, provides an attractive mix of elements crucial for success, including innovative technology founders who share Drako’s bold vision, drive and demonstrated leadership. “We were the first to introduce cloud video surveillance to the market and this step is fast tracking our growth in Europe, the Middle East and Africa,” said Rishi Lodhia, Eagle Eye Networks Managing Director for EMEA. Video surveillance industry The adoption of true cloud video surveillance and powerful AI is driving an acceleration of the business globally" “The adoption of true cloud video surveillance and powerful AI is driving an acceleration of the business globally, but especially in EMEA. It gives us the ability to help give businesses the intelligence they need and protect people’s privacy without compromising safety and security.” The company expects to add roles across Europe to support the growth and customer success with the adoption of the cloud and AI powered video surveillance. “In more than two decades in the video surveillance industry, I have heard people talk about revolutionizing the market and taking it to the next level, but only Eagle Eye Networks has truly delivered on that promise,” added John E. Mack III, Executive Vice President, Co-Head of Investment Banking at Imperial Capital. “While Eagle Eye Networks’ vision as the first cloud native solution was compelling previously, the changes 2020 brought about through business disruption related to COVID-19 make Eagle Eye’s products and services even more desirable. Eagle Eye’s focus on the customer and commitment to innovation create a foundation that makes its cloud and AI enhanced offerings for video surveillance a focus for security specific executives and the C-suite alike.”
Eagle Eye Networks, the provider of cloud video surveillance, announces the launch of the Eagle Eye Local Display Station. The new video appliance integrates seamlessly with Eagle Eye’s Cloud Video Management System (VMS), displaying up to 32 cameras on any standard TV display and up to 164 cameras across multiple display pages. The Eagle Eye Local Display Station is available in two models, the DS100 which supports a single display, and the DS200 which supports two displays. Both models provide ultra-low latency, crisp, and clear video. The software provides high reliability and customizable layouts which are controlled and managed from the cloud. Embedded software technology The Eagle Eye Local Display Station delivers live video without the cost, complexity, and maintenance of a workstation, making it ideal for use in public areas or remote locations with less technical support staff. It delivers live video on nearly any monitor. And, it’s designed using the highest quality components, with embedded software technology that ensures reliability even during power outages. “The addition of the Eagle Eye Local Display Stations to our product portfolio improves deterrence, detection, and response to incidents while making the most of security budget dollars,” said Dean Drako, CEO of Eagle Eye Networks. “It provides customers the benefits of cloud video surveillance and a trouble-free local live display.” The Eagle Eye Display Station DS100 and Eagle Eye Display Station DS200 are available immediately and have a starting price of 899 USD.
Eagle Eye Networks, the global renowned provider of cloud video surveillance, has announced the availability of a passive elevated temperature screening solution with the Eagle Eye Cloud Video Management Systems (VMS). Eagle Eye Networks will be providing a complete system via its reseller partners which includes a thermal camera, blackbody calibration unit, cloud-based recording subscriptions, and real-time notifications. Calibration unit The calibration unit is recommended by the FDA for these applications to increase accuracy The calibration unit is recommended by the FDA for these applications to increase accuracy. Eagle Eye resellers can offer solutions to restaurants, factories, warehouses, office, retailers, hotels, health care, fitness, and other industries in order to provide passive temperature screening as business resumes. “Elevated temperature screening, although not fully proven, is a potential tool to enhance people’s safety as the world resumes business. The desire to measure everyone’s temperature when entering a facility is new, but the technology was quickly integrated into the open Eagle Eye Video API platform, providing an excellent example of why an open platform is superior,” said Dean Drako, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Eagle Eye Networks. Eagle Eye Cloud VMS Dean adds, “You cannot accurately predict all your security system needs as the world and technology changes so rapidly. You really must have an open platform, like the Eagle Eye Cloud VMS, to be prepared.” Applications which require around-the-clock monitoring, such as passive elevated temperature screening, are best accomplished using a cloud video surveillance solution. Leveraging the cloud avoids the need for an attendant to be present, helps in maintaining proper records, and provides for quick deployment in global multi-location situations. Eagle Eye elevated temperature screening system The turnkey Eagle Eye elevated temperature screening system includes all the necessary components for efficient functioning. The integrated cameras are manufactured by overseas third-party companies. To address cyber security concerns, Eagle Eye Networks utilizes its Cyber Lockdown feature to ensure all cameras are cyber secure at all times. Eagle Eye also supports thermal cameras from Sunell, HikVision, Dahua, Mobotix, FLIR, and other companies. Joshua Baer, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Capital Factory, the globally renowned start-up incubator in Austin, Texas, US said, "As we look to re-open our facilities in the near future we want to make sure the environment is as safe as possible for our members and entrepreneurs”. Joshua Baer adds, “We see passive thermal elevated temperature measurement as a powerful tool to make sure we are doing what we can to keep everyone safe. The fact that it is fully passive and does not require any action by the members or require attendance by a staff member is critical to us." Eagle Eye Cloud VMS integration with thermal camera Existing Eagle Eye Cloud VMS customers can easily add a thermal camera to their existing system Existing Eagle Eye Cloud VMS customers can easily add a thermal camera to their existing system and perform elevated temperature measurement. "We all want to do what we can to battle COVID-19," continues Dean Drako, adding "As a cloud video surveillance company we have been working on integrating, testing, and validating thermal cameras for elevated temperature screening”. Complete turnkey system Darko further said, “Our results have indicated that these solutions, while not perfect, can be a useful tool as we strive to return to a more normal workplace. A number of our partners and customers have asked us to provide a complete turnkey system." Passive Elevated Temperature screening is a new technology that comes with a complete set of new challenges. Eagle Eye Networks will continue the development on these thermal screening systems to reduce costs, increase accuracy, and improve robustness.
Eagle Eye Networks, the provider of cloud video surveillance, announces one of the fastest completions of a large scale, fully integrated citywide surveillance program, installing 13,720 cameras in 4 months. This project has been a large success for Mexico City C5, contributing to Mexico City's larger ‘Citizen Safety’ mobile application. This mobile application facilitates content sharing for more effective neighborhood watch and a panic SOS button. “Effective citywide surveillance is more than installing cameras in a few key locations, it’s about creating a platform that meets the unique needs of each municipality.” Unique web application The cameras are all operational, remotely monitored, and providing safety and security to citizens today “In partnership with Eagle Eye Networks we leveraged the Eagle Eye Video API and SDK to customize a unique web application that is designed to integrate fixed, mobile body worn, and vehicle cameras into one interface, providing an unprecedented level of insight and awareness into our cities operations, ” said Jaime Abad Valdenebro, CEO, Omnicloud.mx. 4G connectivity with Eagle Eye Networks’ bandwidth optimization was utilized in order to facilitate this quick deployment, installing approximately 250 cameras per day at its peak. The cameras are all operational, remotely monitored, and providing safety and security to citizens today. Integration of new technologies This fast-paced install occurred amidst the global supply chain challenges caused by COVID-19, however, Eagle Eye Networks’ strong partnership with both the Reseller, Omnicloud.mx, and suppliers provided alternatives and solutions to keep the project on schedule. Eagle Eye Networks solution was chosen because the Eagle Eye Cloud Video API Platform provides an open solution that allows integration of new technologies (AI, advanced analytics, search, license plate recognition), new suppliers, and new cameras at any time. Future and cybersecurity proofing the city’s investment and eliminating the headaches associated with managing large premise based data centers was crucial in their decision. City-Wide surveillance project Eagle Eye’s cloud video retention and massive on demand scalability make it ideal for large scale deployments" “When deploying a city-wide surveillance project, scalability, retention, and cellular transmission must be considered. Eagle Eye’s cloud video retention and massive on demand scalability make it ideal for large scale deployments. To operate your own large data center system for video recording is expensive and challenging.” “With Eagle Eye’s subscription service we provide a more robust and lower cost answer for large scale deployments. Furthermore, our open platform provides a future proof solution, integrating AI, video analytics, and advanced search at the click of a mouse,” said Dean Drako, CEO of Eagle Eye Networks. Cost-Effective solution “More than half of the world’s population resides in cities, creating an increased demand for smart, accurate insights to help streamline everyday operations including public safety, traffic flow management, infrastructure and transportation. Enormous amounts of data collection, aggregation, and storage are necessary to drive the deep analysis that is required to produce these smart insights.” “The only way to efficiently manage this data is to aggregate and analyze in the cloud,” said Jeff Kessler, Managing Director of Imperial Capital and Publisher of the Security Industry Annual Report. The Eagle Eye Cloud is a robust, scalable and cost-effective solution, purpose-built to support the data storage and analysis demands that city-wide deployments require.
Eagle Eye Networks, the pioneer in cloud video surveillance, announces enhancements to the Eagle Eye Cloud Video Management System for full support of dual spectrum cameras used in elevated temperature detection. Interest in the use of dual spectrum cameras with integrated analytics for locating faces and measuring temperature has greatly increased amongst Eagle Eye Resellers as they look for tools to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Eagle Eye Networks wants to do anything they can to assist with the current situation as well as service their Reseller partners. Large range of thermal cameras The Eagle Eye Cloud Video platform has always supported a large range of thermal cameras, however, some newer thermal cameras, that claim higher accuracy, operate simultaneously in the visible spectrum and the thermal spectrum. They combine information from both spectrums to obtain temperature readings more accurately on the human face. These cameras output specific analytic information which has been integrated into the Eagle Eye Cloud VMS. It is now simple to operationalize the deployment of these advanced cameras, view them remotely, record them to the cloud, and receive notifications when temperature setpoints are exceeded. Advanced thermal technology The Eagle Eye Cloud VMS is built on the Eagle Eye Video API Platform “The quick support for this advanced thermal technology, hosted on the Eagle Eye Video API Platform, demonstrates the future proof nature of this service. Integration of new technologies, new cameras, and new capabilities are core to our open cloud platform.” “This is a great example of being able to rapidly deliver a solution, in response to an unexpected situation, with a technology that could prove to be very important. This is only possible with an open cloud platform,” said Dean Drako, CEO of Eagle Eye Networks. The Eagle Eye Cloud VMS is built on the Eagle Eye Video API Platform making integration of new technologies like this quick and straightforward. Temperature reference point Eagle Eye has completed this integration, however, given the open nature of the Eagle Eye Video Platform anyone could have done it. Eagle Eye has tested and integrated a series of thermal cameras at diverse price points, all with varying levels of accuracy. Some of the more accurate cameras utilize a blackbody calibration unit in the field of view to provide a temperature reference point. Eagle Eye Cloud VMS support for Dual Spectrum Camera Elevated Temperature Measurement is available immediately. There is no additional cost for this support. Eagle Eye Networks Cloud VMS is fully integrated with the access control systems, such as the cloud based Brivo Access, which can connect the temperature measurements to the names of people entering the building.
Eagle Eye Networks, an international provider of cloud video surveillance, announced the release of its cloud-client fisheye camera dewarping solution. Eagle Eye Cloud VMS customers can now securely access their fisheye cameras and dewarp the video in real-time from their desktop browser or cellphone device. Eagle Eye Cloud VMS supports a broad array of fisheye cameras from multiple manufacturers, models include: Axis M3058 Hanwha 9010R Avigilon 12.0-H4F-DO1-IR Hikvision DS-2CD63C5G0-I(V)(S) Dahua NK8BR4 12MP Eagle Eye Networks CDUF-003a Standard fisheye cameras Eagle Eye Networks expects to quickly expand the support for additional fisheye cameras from additional manufacturers. Eagle Eye Cloud VMS currently supports over 3,500 IP, analog and HD Over Coax cameras. “Fisheye cameras have numerous efficiencies and cost savings associated with them,” said Dean Drako, CEO of Eagle Eye Networks. “Eagle Eye’s fisheye dewarping solution transforms standard fisheye cameras into powerful intuitive tools while decreasing the cost and maintenance needed to cover a wide area.” Included with the new fisheye dewarping is a virtual PTZ function that provides benefits over traditional PTZ cameras. Traditional PTZ cameras can only capture the area they are aimed at when they are aimed at it. The virtual PTZ function in Eagle Eye Networks’ fisheye dewarping captures footage of an entire area regardless of any pan, tilt or zoom. Camera-based dewarping The user can, therefore, pan, tilt and zoom after the fact and see the image when viewing historic video. Previously, the Eagle Eye Cloud VMS supported fisheye cameras through camera-based dewarping. The new cloud-client dewarping no longer requires the camera to do the dewarping function. Dewarping is done in real-time or when viewing historic video. Customers can apply preset dewarps to their video in Single, Dual 180, Quad and 360 views. These views can be converted to layouts as if they were separate cameras. The Eagle Eye Cloud VMS cloud-client fisheye camera dewarping is available immediately and globally to all partners and customers. There is no additional charge for these features.
Eagle Eye Networks, the provider of cloud video surveillance, announced a camera tampering analytic that automatically detects and notifies users if a camera is tampered with. While camera tamper notifications are not new to the industry, Eagle Eye Networks AI-based approach serves as a differentiator, delivering enhanced accuracy, reliability and a reduction of false alarms to Eagle Eye Cloud customers. Real-time tampering notifications Common examples of camera tampering include a sudden change to focus, a covered lens or an intentional redirection of the camera’s view by physically moving the camera. Without real-time tampering notifications, reaction times to a criminal act may be delayed, or in a more benign case, accidental camera movements, like employees cleaning, may prevent the camera from capturing later events. “Eagle Eye Networks is more than a video surveillance platform, it’s a business intelligence platform aimed at helping customers improve operational efficiencies while keeping their businesses safe and secure. Eagle Eye Analytics instantly transforms standard analog and IP cameras into powerful AI solutions, without any additional on-site hardware,” said Dean Drako, CEO of Eagle Eye Networks. Intrusion detection In addition to camera tampering, Eagle Eye Networks offers the following analytics: Line Crossing People Counting Intrusion Detection Object Counting Loitering The camera tampering analytic is immediately available globally and can be enabled within the Eagle Eye Dashboard on a camera-by-camera basis. Customers do not need to replace their existing cameras to use the Eagle Eye Cloud VMS camera tampering analytic.
Eagle Eye Networks, the provider of cloud video surveillance, announces it ranked 133rd on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, and energy tech companies in North America, now in its 25th year. Eagle Eye Networks grew 936% during the period. Eagle Eye Networks founder and CEO, Dean Drako, attributes the growth to the extensive investment Eagle Eye has made in application development, cybersecurity and data center infrastructure. Video surveillance market “The video surveillance market has traditionally relied on physical on-site storage. Now more than ever, companies are focused on cybersecurity and the costs associated with IT infrastructure. We’re entering an era where customers are demanding cloud because only cloud can deliver the scalability, security, resiliency, and cost savings they need.” It’s always inspiring to see how the Fast 500 companies are transforming business and the world we live" “This year marks the 25th anniversary of Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, so we are especially pleased to announce and congratulate the 2019 winners,” said Sandra Shirai, vice chairman, Deloitte LLP, and U.S. technology, media and telecommunications leader. “Once again, we saw innovation across the board, with software companies continuing their dominance of the top ten. It’s always inspiring to see how the Fast 500 companies are transforming business and the world we live and work in.” Enabling businesses to drive growth and revenue “As technology innovation trends towards ‘everything as a service’, it's no surprise that software companies dominate the winners list yet again this year,” said Mohana Dissanayake, partner of Deloitte & Touche LLP, and industry leader for technology, media, and telecommunications within Deloitte’s audit and assurance practice. “What’s exciting about celebrating 25 years of the Tech Fast 500 is we now have a quarter-century of innovation stories to draw and reflect upon. These are the companies that push boundaries, help organizations become more efficient and productive, and ultimately enable businesses to drive growth and revenue. We congratulate all the well-deserving winners.”
Eagle Eye Networks, the global pioneer in cloud video surveillance, announced single sign-on support with SAML 2.0. Single sign-on (SSO) is a session enterprise authentication service that permits a user to leverage one synchronized set of credentials to access the enterprise’s entire suite of applications. Customers can easily add or revoke access to Eagle Eye Cloud VMS via their Active Directory or LDAP. “Eagle Eye Networks is known for its open architecture, enabling customers to leverage third party partnerships to enhance operational efficiency. By introducing single sign on we are leveraging our architecture to streamline and standardize the sign on experience for our customers.” said Dean Drako, CEO of Eagle Eye Networks. SAML authentication Enterprise advantages of incorporating SAML authentication: Security: Using a single point of authentication ensures better security. Simplified User Experience: Using company credentials to log into Eagle Eye Networks Cloud VMS, eliminates the need to store and secure a separate set of credentials. Standardization: Leveraging SAML, a standardized that may be used independent of its implementation, eliminates barriers associated with vendor or platform-specific architecture. Reduced administrative costs: Business owners and employees access multiple applications with a single set of credentials, making them more efficient.
Eagle Eye Networks has announced up to US$ 1,000,000 in available funding for the 2020 Drako School Grant, supporting the implementation and operation of security equipment, and cloud recording services at local school buildings and/or campuses. Eligible schools, or school districts, include accredited private and public schools; elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, and colleges. School security “By increasing access to high-quality cloud video surveillance we’re cultivating a safer environment for our students, parents, and staff. We believe that the future of video surveillance is in the cloud, and our schools deserve a flexible, secure, low-cost solution that only migrating to a Cloud VMS can guarantee,” said Dean Drako, CEO of Eagle Eye Networks. Eagle Eye Networks has extensive experience protecting schools across the nation Eagle Eye Networks has extensive experience protecting schools across the nation, collaborating with schools in over 15 states to provide modern, simple-to-use video surveillance solutions. Cloud video surveillance “We love Eagle Eye Networks. Compared to our slow, outdated surveillance system, we now have full confidence that the video is recording reliably in the cloud,” said former Drako School Grant winner, Timothy Lee, Principal at Oakwood High School in Oakwood, Illinois. More schools are moving their video surveillance to the Cloud because: Flexible permission-based accessibility: Administrators can see what is happening in any location from any device running the Cloud VMS mobile app or a modern browser. First Responders access: School VMS administrators have the option to designate first responders to receive real-time and historical video access during emergency situations. Access control: Integrations with global companies like Brivo, DMP and Salto provide customers with comprehensive solutions that combine cloud video surveillance with key access control functions. IT efficiencies: Reduce the amount of equipment and human resources needed onsite by eliminating the need for maintaining outdated on-site storage systems. Centralized management: The Eagle Eye Cloud VMS provides central management tools that enable administrators to track user activity and delegate or revoke user access, all from a mobile or web browser. Unlimited scalability: Eagle Eye Cloud VMS allows customers to expand storage capacity on demand, minimizing capital expenditures and eliminating the need to decide how many servers will be needed in the future. Cyber security: All Eagle Eye Networks video is encrypted on site and remains encrypted at rest, in flight, and in our Cloud. This means your campus is not subject to unauthorized viewing or recording of school video. Cloud-based Eagle Eye Security Camera VMS The solution includes cameras, gateways, cloud services, and centralized management Grant recipients will receive one full year of funding for the cloud-based Eagle Eye Security Camera Video Management System (VMS) and associated components. The solution includes cameras, gateways, cloud recording services, and centralized management. Optionally, schools can use their existing security cameras, and integrate their on-site surveillance system to the Eagle Eye cloud-based VMS. School grant recipients are responsible for the cost of installation if necessary. Compatible IP, analog and HD over coax The Eagle Eye Security Camera VMS will work with a broad array of IP, analog, or HD over coax. Grant applications will be accepted through December 31, 2019. Grant winners will be notified of the next steps within 2 weeks of submission.
Eagle Eye Networks unveiled enhancements to the Eagle Eye Cloud VMS supporting 15 additional third-party mobile and body worn cameras. The Eagle Eye VMS provides simultaneous operations, search, and cloud storage for fixed and mobile cameras. Managing and retrieving body-worn camera video has historically been a separate process from the primary video surveillance system. With Eagle Eye this can now be an integrated and cohesive process that requires less training, is more secure, and more reliable. The Eagle Eye mobile and body worn camera system includes: Viewing mobile and fixed camera footage in one cohesive interface eliminating the need for multiple applications. Archiving, storage, and retrieval of time-stamped mobile footage with GPS coordinates and tracking. Secure sharing of video via mp4 files or direct links to interested parties. Open platform that provides compatibility with a broad array of cameras. Unlimited video analytics from partners It's been proven repeatedly that open systems architectures win over proprietary systems" Today, Eagle Eye Networks provides support for over 3,500 mobile and fixed cameras. Access to a True Cloud system meaning virtually unlimited scalability, triple-redundant data center architecture, full encrypted video, and comprehensive cybersecurity. Eagle Eye Networks' open API architecture, Eagle Eye Video API Platform, delivers unlimited video analytics from partners. AI Ready - With video stored in the cloud and open API's, new AI analysis is being continually developed and improved. "It's been proven repeatedly that open systems architectures win over proprietary systems. Eagle Eye Networks believes in open architecture standards and our platform, Eagle Eye Cloud VMS, demonstrates this. Extending our platform to encompass mobile cameras is a logical extension of our open camera platform. Our open platform ability to integrate third-party AI and Analytics is delivering on a broad set of applications for our customers," said Dean Drako, CEO of Eagle Eye Networks. Eagle Eye Networks customers have desired integration of mobile and fixed camera surveillance to reduce risk in commercial industries: in-home services, retail, guarding, commercial delivery services, real estate sales, and other service-oriented verticals. The mobile camera video and GPS data will be securely transferred to the Eagle Eye Cloud Data Center where video footage can be reviewed, analyzed and stored.
Eagle Eye Networks, the provider of cloud video surveillance worldwide, announced a new partnership with Salto Systems, a global provider of access control systems. In the new and improved Salto KS application, the Eagle Eye Cloud VMS Surveillance product has been integrated via cloud to provide Salto KS customers a more cyber-secure video experience connected to access control events. Within the Salto KS mobile app, a user can confirm a person’s identity before remotely granting access to any door, and share the video footage with offsite, cloud back-up. These and other features delivered by the Salto KS / Eagle Eye Networks Cloud VMS integration, provide considerable benefits to end users in various verticals that need a seamless integration between video and access control. Additionally, the partnership showcases the continuous expansion within the Cloud ecosystem of security products manufacturers. Benefits of cloud integrations “It is great to be able to provide this integration with what we perceive is our twin in the industry for CCTV. Twins because our companies are almost the same age, we share the Cloud vision and both share core values like security, reliability and both sell and support through a global network." - Rick Voogt, MD SALTO KS. SALTO KS provides a flexible access control management system that requires no software to be installed Through secure, restful APIs, cloud integrations are superior to on-site integrations in terms of speed, security and the redundancy of valuable customer data. For system integrators, this new partnership enables valuable opportunities to gain stickier customer relationships with monthly recurring revenues on both video and access control products. Cloud-Based wireless access control system SALTO KS provides a flexible access control management system that requires no software to be installed. The modern cloud-based, wireless access control system is simple to use and the configuration with an Eagle Eye Cloud VMS customer account can be quickly accomplished in a few easy steps with the appropriate Eagle Eye Networks’ customer account credentials. “We are pleased to work alongside Salto Systems globally to provide a better user experience for both end users and channel partners,” says Dean Drako, CEO and Founder of Eagle Eye Networks. “Cloud systems are rapidly becoming the better option in physical security and we are determined to continue leading the transformation with strong partnerships like this one with Salto Systems.”
Eagle Eye Networks, globally renowned cloud video surveillance solutions company, has announced the introduction of an open, public domain, secure, plug and play communications framework that enables video manufacturers to connect cameras, DVRs and encoders to the cloud. Eagle Eye Networks’ Cloud Camera Specification has been developed with 10 years’ experience gained from practical integrations with camera manufacturers and cloud technology partnerships. Eagle Eye is providing an open source SDK and an open public domain specification that can be used across the industry. “Our primary objective is to make video surveillance easier for the integrator, the installer, and the customer. Open systems have been proven to do that better than closed systems,” said Dean Drako, CEO of Eagle Eye Networks. “We have extensive experience integrating cameras and recorders from the top manufacturers in the world. Now we are packaging our experience and cyber security expertise into this open solution by introducing EE Connect.” EE Connect EE Connect is available to any and all camera manufacturers, end users, and VMS makers EE Connect is available to any and all camera manufacturers, end users, and VMS makers. Camera manufacturers that embed EE Connect can have their cameras operate with any cloud system that implements EE Connect, including the Eagle Eye CameraManager and Eagle Eye Cloud VMS platforms. Eagle Eye provides certification and testing tools for the specification. “Eagle Eye Networks has always been at the forefront of innovation to create cloud-enabled cameras with maximum focus on cybersecurity. The new EE Connect specification enables the industry to keep focusing on supporting physical security and relying on Eagle Eye Networks to guarantee cybersecurity,” says Jeremy Howard, Vice President of Business Development for Hikvision USA. Open Source Secure Camera “What Eagle Eye is doing here is truly unique in the security market,” said Steve Van Till, Chairman of the Security Industry Association Standards Committee. “We have seen many standards come and go, but the open source approach that has been so successful in every other industry has never before surfaced in the security ecosystem. The availability of EE Connect source code and SDKs could spell an end to the closed system approach that has made it tough for integrators and end users to choose systems without fear of obsolescence.”
Eagle Eye Networks, renowned company in cloud video surveillance worldwide, has announced the introduction of an open, public domain, secure, plug and play communications framework that enables video manufacturers to connect cameras, DVRs and encoders to the cloud. Cloud Camera Specification Eagle Eye Networks Cloud Camera Specification has been developed with 10-years’ experience gained from practical integrations with camera manufacturers and cloud technology partnerships. Eagle Eye is providing an open source SDK and an open public domain specification that can be used across the industry. “Our primary objective is to make video surveillance easier for the integrator, the installer, and the customer. Open systems have been proven to do that better than closed systems,” said Dean Drako, CEO of Eagle Eye Networks. “We have extensive experience integrating cameras and recorders from the top manufacturers in the world. Now we are packaging our experience and cyber security expertise into this open solution by introducing EE Connect.” Eagle Eye Camera Manager and Cloud VMS EE Connect is available to any and all camera manufacturers, end users, and VMS makers. Camera manufacturers that embed EE Connect can have their cameras operate with any cloud system that implements EE Connect, including the Eagle Eye Camera Manager and Eagle Eye Cloud VMS platforms. Eagle Eye provides certification and testing tools for the specification. What Eagle Eye is doing here is truly unique in the security market" “Eagle Eye Networks has always been at the forefront of innovation to create cloud-enabled cameras with maximum focus on cyber security. The new EE Connect specification enables the industry to keep focusing on supporting physical security and relying on Eagle Eye Networks to guarantee cyber security,” says Jeremy Howard, Vice President of Business Development for Hikvision USA. EE Connect source code “What Eagle Eye is doing here is truly unique in the security market,” said Steve Van Till, Chairman of the Security Industry Association Standards Committee. “We have seen many standards come and go, but the open source approach that has been so successful in every other industry has never before surfaced in the security ecosystem”. Steve adds, “The availability of EE Connect source code and SDKs could spell an end to the closed system approach that has made it tough for integrators and end users to choose systems without fear of obsolescence.”
Eagle Eye Networks, globally renowned company in cloud video surveillance and security solutions, along with IONODES, international market innovator in dedicated IP video appliances and products, has announced the integration of Secure Display Stations with the Eagle Eye Cloud VMS. The IONODES Secure Display Stations offer a comprehensive video wall and spot monitor solution for Eagle Eye Cloud VMS. This partnership will deliver Eagle Eye Cloud VMS users seamless live video wall displays, spot monitors, and public view monitors with a greater number of configuration options and features than possible before. IONODES Secure Display Stations IONODES Secure Display Stations have been designed to promote more secure environments by making live video more pervasive. The Eagle Eye Cloud VMS provides 100% cloud management, 100% mobile or web browser viewing, cloud video recording, and some local display options. The IONODES display appliance accesses video streams directly from the cameras providing low latency live viewing and many more local display options. The ION-R100S and ION-R200 Secure Display Stations can display up to 32 IP video streams, on one or two HD monitors, and can be managed directly through the Eagle Eye Cloud VMS. Eagle Eye – IONODES Software Integration The integration between Eagle Eye and IONODES delivers customers a much more complete local display solution" “The integration between Eagle Eye and IONODES delivers customers a much more complete local display solution that can support large numbers of monitors at very reasonable costs. Customers still get the benefits of cloud management and cloud recording but can now have large video walls if they need,” stated Dean Drako, CEO of Eagle Eye Networks. Enhanced Cybersecurity IONODES Secure Display Stations limit cyber security threats and cannot be tampered with by general staff or the public. This ensures that video is delivered reliably, securely and efficiently, around the clock. “IONODES is committed to using video display to increase safety through awareness. This integration gives Eagle Eye Cloud VMS customers another means to dynamically display live video at their facilities and enhance safety and improve business processes.” said Eric Tasso, CEO of IONODES. IP Display Solutions IONODES is focused on pushing the boundaries of video technology, developing the latest in IP display solutions. IONODES experience in IP video and strong partnerships with industry leaders deliver innovative products designed to enhance people’s lifestyle while ensuring their safety and security.