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Chubb launches Keyholder Care alert service designed to protect lone workers

Chubb Fire & Security has introduced a new key holder alert service to help employers protect those employees who work alone or respond to activated alarms. 

With the new Chubb Keyholder Care alert, an employee’s mobile phone is allocated a unique reference number and a dedicated connection to a Chubb Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC). When that employee is on site, a set time period is selected for the employee to report in by or be contacted by the ARC to ensure they are safe.

If the employee fails to report at the agreed time, an ARC operator will call the mobile device to check on the employee. If no acknowledgement of a safe return or an extension to the time window is received, the situation is immediately escalated with an emergency response.

Keyholder Care will further enhance Chubb’s intruder security and monitoring services, assisting employers in protecting their field workforce as outlined by the Health and Safety at Work Act.

“Chubb’s simple and yet highly effective Keyholder Care solution allows organisations to meet this requirement, but most importantly that ensure any worker in trouble can be reached within a specified time period,” said Colin Leatherbarrow, product solutions director for Chubb Fire & Security. “This gives both the employee and employer the peace of mind that someone is watching their back and will immediately respond should assistance be needed.”

Since Keyholder Care uses existing technology, the service is easy to implement and requires no installation costs. It can be set up within minutes and is suitable for workforces of any size, providing nationwide protection on a 24/7, 365 days a year basis.

*For more information visit: www.chubb.co.uk

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Bosch Security Systems’ Access Control integration with Milestone Systems XProtect VMS now certified

Milestone Systems’ open platform IP video management software (VMS) is integrated with Bosch Access Control and has been certified with full documentation of testing results and Best Practice for optimal configurations. This means that Bosch and Milestone customers can count on a “reliable, interoperable solution” while installing partners may take advantage of the practical information in the certification documents for “better implementations”.

The integration between the Bosch Access Control system and the Milestone XProtect VMS was achieved earlier with the user interface via the Bosch system, and subsequently upgraded with the XProtect Access Control Module in 2014. The certification process was completed by the end of the year.

The combined solution now displays real-time access control events and alarms in the Milestone XProtect Smart Client, also providing control of doors, gates and barriers from within the video interface.

Live video and views of recordings are synchronised with all the access control events.

Milestone's XProtect Smart Client

Milestone’s XProtect Smart Client

The XProtect Access Control Module is part of the Milestone Integration Platform Software Development Kit. The XProtect Smart Client provides a unified interface to the Bosch Access Control system with such dedicated functions as monitoring access events with video verification, manually assisting passage (controlling doors and gates, etc), conducting investigations of specific access points or cardholders, easily exporting video evidence and generating reports.

Video of the Bosch access incidents visually confirms and informs on situations as they happen for verified decision-making and efficient response. The video also provides evidential documentation that may be easily shared for analysis, rectification or prosecution.

The seamless integration of Bosch Access Control with the XProtect Smart Client means that Milestone customers can keep their easy-to-use video interface while adding access control but without having to re-train. The integration delivers real-time monitoring with video verification for fast response to incidents, including locking, unlocking or triggering a system lockdown. End users may also choose to work with the Bosch interface. The access control main system administration remains within the Bosch system.

“Bosch is one of the first Milestone Solution Partners to integrate via the XProtect Access Control Module, which shows a strong commitment to our open platform,” explained Trine Voss, head of the Solution Partner Program at Milestone Systems. “Flexibility and reliability are two of Milestone’s core business values. These are both demonstrated in the certification of the Bosch Access Control system with our XProtect Smart Client interface. The freedom of choice lets operators use the features that are most efficient for their security needs.”

Certification of the Bosch Access Control integration via the XProtect Access Control Module is another stamp of the strong partnership in the long-standing relationship between these two companies. Milestone Systems already supports the full line of Bosch IP video network cameras, including the comprehensive Bosch analytics offerings.

“Bosch’s Access Control Professional Edition is a powerful and scalable access control application that’s a perfect contributor to the Milestone Solution Partner ecosystem,” stated Rudolf Spielberger, head of the Integration Partner Program at Bosch.

“With the fulfilled integration via Milestone’s XProtect Access Control Module, we validate Bosch’s openness strategy by providing common open platform solutions for our end user customers.”

The Bosch-Milestone integrations will be on display at IFSEC from 16-18 June.

The certification documentation is available at: http://www.milestonesys.com/solution-finder/bosch/bosch-access-professional-edition-xprotect-access-control-module-plug-in/

The Bosch Security Systems division is a leading global supplier of security, safety and communications products, solutions and services. The company’s product portfolio includes video surveillance, intrusion detection, fire detection and voice evacuation systems as well as access control and management systems.

Additional information can be accessed at: www.boschsecurity.com

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NICE to demonstrate latest digital evidence solutions for public safety at 17th Critical Communications World Congress

NICE Systems will present its latest solutions for effectively managing digital evidence in the public safety sector at the 17th annual Critical Communications World Congress, taking place between 19-21 May in Barcelona. The company will demonstrate how multimedia and analytics software can improve efficiency and compliance, reduce costs and manage digital evidence on an effective and efficient basis.

Attendees are welcome to visit Stand C407 in Hall 8, Fira Gran Via, to discuss innovations in managing critical communications. Among other developments affecting public safety organisations, visitors will learn about the latest audio analytics, quality assurance and text-to-999/112 solutions for radio and telephony networks.

For critical communications, this includes NICE solutions for:

Retrieval and reconstruction

  • Audio, screen and electronic data can be searched, replayed, verified, reconstructed, organised and dispatched for incident investigations when NICE Inform, a powerful incident management solution, is integrated with the company’s multimedia capture platform

Service and compliance

  • Service delivery and regulatory compliance (EENA 112, ACPO national call handling standard, CALEA and ACB P33 QA standards, NG 999 and 112 compliance, etc) can be measured and improved using NICE Systems’ quality assurance and audio analytics solutions. Spoken words and data can be effectively and efficiently searched while digital evidence management provides secure, audited and controlled access to incident information

Drawing on experience from over 5,000 public safety market installations worldwide, NICE representatives at the Critical Communications World Congress will detail how the NICE capture platform creates a secure, stable and resilient foundation for comprehensive digital evidence and digital criminal justice solutions.

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