Calipsa, a globally renowned provider of deep-learning powered video analytics for false alarm reduction, and Digital Watchdog (DW), the industry major company in digital recorders, surveillance cameras and related management software, have integrated Calipsa's false alarm filtering analytics with DW's Spectrum IPVMS video management platform. False alarm reduction software Calipsa's false alarm reduction software is compatible with all Spectrum cameras and is quick and easy to deploy with no hardware required. Once an alarm is triggered on a connected camera, Spectrum servers send video to a Calipsa cloud-based server where algorithms look for human and vehicle movement, before returning genuine alarms and filtering out those that are false. The process takes about a second to complete. Calipsa's software filters out false alarms with a 99.5% accuracy rate. Integration with surveillance cameras “The integration of Calipsa's false alarm reduction software is another example of DW's commitment to provide its customers with the enhanced security tools required to protect people and assets”, said Brian Baker, Chief Revenue Officer, Calipsa. “Without the distraction of false alarms, command center operators may concentrate on genuine alerts, making them more effective and efficient while reducing their event response times,” said Brian, adding “Also, Calipsa's cloud-based platform provides easy and quick remote installation of upgrades and is easily scalable as end users grow their DW video systems.” Compatible with Spectrum video management platform The Calipsa false alarm reduction platform's integration is a valuable enhancement for users of the Spectrum VMS" Patrick Kelly, Director of IP Sales for Digital Watchdog (DW), said “The Calipsa false alarm reduction platform's integration is a valuable enhancement for users of the Spectrum video management platform (VMS).” “The virtual elimination of false alarms removes a major nuisance for many enterprise video systems," he said. "Our customers now have easy access to what we consider the leading deep-learning powered false alarm reduction system.” DW Spectrum IPVMS DW Spectrum IPVMS is an easy-to-use, cutting-edge approach to video surveillance, addressing the primary limitations of managing enterprise-level HD video while offering the lowest total cost of deployment and ownership on the market. DW Spectrum IPVMS now includes DW Cloud to manage all systems and users from a simple webpage. Calipsa software also includes a platform dashboard enabling monitoring operators to detect idle cameras that may need replacement or repositioning.
Connected Technologies LLC, provider of a powerful cloud-hosted security management platform and Digital Watchdog (DW™), the provider of digital recorders, surveillance cameras and video management software have unveiled new integrations between DW Spectrum and Connect ONE that provide deeper reporting and management controls for dealers and their customers. Connect ONE and DW Spectrum integrate natively through software to receive or trigger notifications or events without system configuration such as opening a vulnerable in-bound port on the end-user’s network, port forwarding or connecting to the user’s IP address. Output control and lockdown With the expanded integration, dealers can add new feature sets, events and notifications gathered from DW Spectrum’s VMS, NVR or surveillance cameras for viewing and control on the Connect ONE, all-in-one interface. “Connect ONE is focused on expanding the possibilities for integrated systems for our dealer-customers,” said Dan Simon, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Connected Technologies. “This integration gives dealers the ability to provide more value in their managed services offerings through Connect ONE,” he said. Connect ONE’s users can receive events to monitor the health status of the NVR or perform special logging of activities or analytics. All Connect ONE Event Rules can be activated in response to NVR events such as report logging, notifications to users and system control – including arming, disarming, output control and lockdown. Connect ONE pushed system events such as arming, alarm, access, trouble and audit changes to the NVR are supported. Providing complete solutions ConnectOne’s ability to simplify integration with a variety of technology presents an opportunity for DW Dealers" Events are shown on the DW Spectrum interface to indicate the source and type of event along with a text description, such as user, zone, door, area, etc. Events received by the NVR can also record video bookmarks, trigger a camera preset and increase recording quality. “We are excited to see our technology partners take a deeper dive into DW Spectrum’s open architecture and all the functionality it offers,” said Patrick Kelly, Director of IP Video Solutions, DW. “ConnectOne’s ability to simplify integration with a wide variety of technology really presents an opportunity for DW Dealers to provide complete solutions.” DW Spectrum and Connect ONE integrate via direct network connection or DW Cloud. Integrated security management solution Following set up, users can retrieve a camera list for quick and easy configuration, view live video, search playback recordings, record snapshots upon an event from intrusion/access system for video verification and review a 10-second pre-event and up to a 45-second post event video clip. DW Spectrum is a powerful and user-friendly IP Video Management software, highly optimized to provide unlimited scalability, unmatched bandwidth savings and simplified system setup and management. Connect ONE by Connected Technologies is a cloud-hosted integrated security management solution which provides a single user interface to control intrusion, access control, video surveillance, critical environmental monitoring and energy management. Connect ONE works with the Bosch B and G series as well as DMP XR/XT series, ELK M1 series and Honeywell Vista Turbo security and access control panels.
Digital Watchdog (DW), globally renowned provider of digital recorders, surveillance cameras and related management software, is pleased to announce its seamless integration between BriefCam’s comprehensive Video Content Analytics platform and DW Spectrum IPVMS, enabling users to gain exponential value from surveillance system deployments by making video searchable, actionable and quantifiable. “We are excited to add Briefcam to the DW Spectrum ecosystem,” said Patrick Kelly, Director of IP Video Solutions, DW. “This integration opens a world of possibilities for DW Spectrum users.” VIDEO SYNOPSIS solution BriefCam’s real-time alerting capabilities enable organizations to proactively respond to situational changes BriefCam’s unique fusion of computer vision and technologies, together with its patented VIDEO SYNOPSIS solution enables users to quickly search and filter objects and events of interest by men, women, children, vehicles, and lighting changes with speed and precision, using 27 classes and attributes, in addition to face recognition, appearance similarity, color, size, speed, path, direction, and dwell time, providing an ever-increasing and powerful set of distinct search combinations. BriefCam’s real-time alerting capabilities enable organizations to proactively respond to situational changes in their environment, while effectively balancing sensitivity, accuracy, and efficiency. Video Content Analytics platform Additionally, BriefCam’s embedded operational intelligence platform utilizes the extracted and aggregated video metadata such as men, women, children, vehicles, size, color, speed, path, direction, and dwell time, enabling users to quantitatively analyze their video, derive actionable insights for data-driven safety, security, and operational decision making. “We are pleased to further enhance our partnership with Digital Watchdog,” said Brian Baker, Americas VP Sales, BriefCam.” “The integration enables real-time and on-demand analytics capabilities, delivering cutting-edge video analytics technology to enable organizations to realize the benefits of effective and efficient video use.” DW Spectrum IPVMS The DW Spectrum IPVMS is accessed with the freely distributed DW Spectrum client software (Windows/Linux/Mac), the DW Spectrum IPVMS can be accessed with the web client from all leading web browsers (Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari and Opera), as well as the free DW Spectrum mobile app for iOS and Android devices. The VMS software is included with pre-configured DW Blackjack NVR servers or it can be installed on third-party Windows or Ubuntu Linux-based systems. DW Cloud, a service powered by AWS is included to enable simple remote connectivity, streaming and management of one or an unlimited number of DW Spectrum IPVM Systems.
Digital Watchdog®, the industry pioneer in digital recorders, surveillance cameras and related management software, announces the release of DW Spectrum® IPVMS v4.0. The latest version delivers many new and important features, including virtual offline cameras, failover for storage and secure video export with updated user experience and even more intuitive interface. “This release opens a world of new opportunities. From the increased scalability and enhanced security to streamlined user enhancements and cloud capabilities.” said Patrick Kelly, Director of IP Video Solutions, DW®. “It includes a whole new SDK for rapid integration of 3rd party devices designed for AI and deep-learning driven computer vision applications. While at the same time introducing a new framework to integrate dozens of 3rd party devices. We are excited to share these new opportunities with our DW partners.” New features include H.265 for ONVIF devices. Layout-as-an-action - a predefined layout can be opened when an event occurs. Secure export - .exe, .nov exported files can be protected by a password. Failover on storage failure - failover now also occurs when all designated storage drives fail on a server. Virtual camera - users can now import offline video files (wearable cameras, action cams, drones, etc.), into archive and associate with a virtual camera, which can be used like other cameras in a system. RTSP / HTTP dual-stream support - users can now add two streams when creating an RTSP/HTTP camera which enables dual streaming and adaptive scaling. When a secondary stream is added, the primary stream also becomes modifiable. Webcam support - webcams (built-in and USB) are now supported. Great for demos, operator response recording and more. Metadata SDK and plugins - a software development kit (SDK) for rapid integration of intelligent 3rd party systems and devices. Includes a comprehensive feature set designed for AI and deep learning-driven computer vision applications, focused on object recognition and automation. Encrypted Video and HTTPS Communications. C2P integration - Convergence to Pixels (aka C2P), integrates a wide variety of 3rd party solutions. Custom watermark over videos DW Cloud™ connected systems can now be merged together. Redesigned system update process. Updates to the desktop client user interface - comprehensive revamp of UI / UX for improved usability. Action parameters placeholders for the “Do HTTP request” action - source, caption or description placeholders can be added to the HTTP POST request body to be automatically replaced by the corresponding values from generic event query parameters. Desktop client CLI launch - the desktop client can be launched with a command line parameter to define the initial layout. This allows programming pop-up like behavior. Freely distributed DW Spectrum® client software DW Spectrum® IPVMS is accessed with the freely distributed DW Spectrum® client software (Windows®/Linux®/Mac®), the DW® Cloud™ web client from all leading web browsers (Google® Chrome, Firefox®, Internet Explorer®, Safari® and Opera®), as well as the free DW Spectrum® mobile app for iOS and Android devices. The DW Spectrum® IPVMS server software is included with pre-configured DW Blackjack® NVR servers and MEGApix® CaaS™ edge cameras or it can be installed on third-party Windows® or Ubuntu® Linux-based systems. DW Spectrum® IPVMS updates automatically in systems where previous v3 software is already installed.
Digital Watchdog® (DW®), the pioneer in digital recorders, surveillance cameras and related management software, announces the release of our new SiteWatch™ and NightWatch™ lines of motion detectors and illuminators. The new products are the perfect additions to any surveillance system that requires robust external lighting and cutting-edge motion detection. All DW® detectors and illuminators are fully integrated with DW Spectrum® IPVMS and can be controlled and managed remotely from the software. Enhanced security applications The DW-DTLA500 laser sensor knows the exact position of an object and offers adaptive alarm settings The DW-DTPIRIPW and DW-DTMWIPW SiteWatch™ motion detectors are quad-element passive infra-red (PIR) external movement detectors that combine advanced signal processing and unique optical systems. The detector’s quad PIR sensing module is equipped with two (2) volt free and two (2) negative switched outputs with a programmable beam range of up to 98.5ft (30m), avoiding boundary overspill and offering truly exceptional resistance to false alarms. The DW-DTLA500 SiteWatch™ laser sensor monitors and locates intrusions for enhanced security applications or where physical fences are not desirable or possible. The 1640ft (500m) sensor works without reflectors and reacts in fractions of a second. The DW-DTLA500 laser sensor knows the exact position of an object and offers adaptive alarm settings. The NightWatch™ outdoor illuminators are IP-enabled Infra-Red (IR) (DW-ILIRIP850, DW-ILIRIP940) and White-Light LED (DW-ILWLIPM) illuminators. Effective perimeter protection The illuminators incorporate the latest surface mount LEDs, combined with enhanced optical output and outstanding reliability to provide users with smart lighting solutions for a wide range of applications. The NightWatch™ lighting includes an interchangeable lens pack to deliver a variety of angles out of the box; this provides users with the flexibility to create different elliptical beam profiles to suit specific lifestyle requirements. The illuminators can include up to three illuminators as an ideal lighting solution for any of DW’s surveillance cameras The illuminators can include up to three illuminators as an ideal lighting solution for any of DW’s surveillance cameras, including panoramic multi-sensor and fisheye models. “With the addition of SiteWatch™ IP-enabled motion detectors, we extend the power of DW Spectrum‘s robust rules engine with effective perimeter protection,” said Patrick Kelly, Director of IP Sales, DW®. “When combined with the NightWatch™ line of IP-enabled high-performance illuminators, which provide high-quality lighting, we achieve maximum image quality and powerful deterrence capabilities. SiteWatch™ and NightWatch™ are a natural complement to our MEGApix® line of cameras.” SiteWatch Features External movement detector Quad element PIR sensor Passive infra-red (PIR) and microwave detection technologies Two (2) volt-free outputs Two (2) negative-switched outputs Up to 98.5ft (30m) detection (DW-DTPIRIPW and DW-DTMWIPW) Up to 1640ft (500m) detection (DW-DTLA500) Exceptional resistance to false alarms Advanced signal processing, quad pyro and optical systems Trigger lights and smart devices when movement is detected 10º - 70º detection angle (DW-DTPIRIPW and DW-DTMWIPW) Direct integration with DW Spectrum® IPVMS Intruder notifications Set up lux-level events to operate blinds and curtains Environmental temperature monitoring to help manage internal air conditioning and heating 20 fully adaptable alarm zones to meet any situation (DW-DTLA500) IP alarms and relay output (DW-DTLA500) Alarm notifications (DW-DTLA500) Web Interface built-in PoE class 1 and 2 and DC48V IP environmental-rated housing NightWatch Features Infra-Red (IR) and White-light LED illuminators Interchangeable lens pack to deliver a variety of angles out of the box Create different elliptical beam profiles Coverage distance up to 374’ (115m) (DW-ILIRIP940, DW-ILWLIPM) Coverage distance up to 614’ (187m) (DW-ILIRIP850) Configure lights to switch on when motion is detected Activate white-light to deter intruders (DW-ILWLIPM) Adjustable photocell and illumination levels 850nm – 940nm wavelength (DW-ILIRIP850, DW-ILIRIP940) Visible Spectrum wavelength (400- 750nm) (DW-ILWLIPM) Web Interface built-in High-power Dual-Core™ LEDs, with advanced, current limited, integral control circuitry IP66 environmental-rated dust-tight and water-resistant IK 09-rated impact-resistant
Digital Watchdog, the industry leader in digital recorders, surveillance cameras and related management software, and Connected Technologies LLC, provider of a powerful cloud-hosted security management interface, announced the release of the DW Spectrum integration with Connect ONE. DW Spectrum is a powerful and user-friendly IP Video Management software, highly optimized to provide unlimited scalability, unmatched bandwidth savings and simplified system setup and management. Connect ONE by Connected Technologies is a cloud-hosted integrated security management solution which provides a single user interface to control intrusion, access control, video surveillance, critical environmental monitoring and energy management. Connect ONE works with the Bosch B and G series as well as DMP, ELK and Honeywell Vista Turbo security and access control panels. DW Spectrum and Connect ONE can be integrated via direct network connection or DW Cloud Simplified Connectivity DW Spectrum and Connect ONE can be integrated via direct network connection or DW Cloud. The cloud integration between DW Cloud and Connect ONE’s cloud service eliminates the need to connect to an IP address or to open an inbound port on the end user’s network firewall. Once connected, users can retrieve a camera list for quick and easy configuration, view live video, record snapshots upon an event from the Intrusion/Access System for video verification or review a 10-second Pre-Event and up to 45-second Post-Event video clip. “DW Spectrum is built on simplicity and ease of use and the partnership with Connect ONE simplifies system integrations,” says Patrick Kelly, Director of IP Video Solutions, Digital Watchdog, Cerritos, Calif. “Video verification of events gives a more complete picture of what is happening. By tying control panel events like intrusion alarms to the associated video, this integration enables our installing channel partners to deliver greater value to clients.” Seamless System Integration “Being able to provide the installation community with this critical integration between the widely specified DW Spectrum and Connect ONE helps expand the possibilities for integrated solutions,” says Dan Simon, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Connected Technologies, Monument, Colo. “It adds value to their projects, brings exciting capabilities through a single user interface and helps differentiate their service offerings.”
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