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MessageNet Systems Solves the Problem of Having Too Many Cameras to Monitor
Camera systems are hard to monitor, limiting their usefulness to after-the-fact investigations. MessageNet overcomes this limitation with real-time, event-driven, live & recorded video, including automatic & manual surveillance & video conferencing.
“Video has come to play a huge role in communications technology whether for emergency or everyday use. And while we can record all video footage, catching something significant can be next to impossible in time to prevent an emergency from happening,” says Kevin Brown, CEO of MessageNet Systems. “A lot of surveillance systems’ recorded video is only useful after the fact. In order to address this problem, and catch potential emergencies as or before they happen, we knew we needed to find some way to make the relevant video stand apart from the hours of similar-looking footage.”
Connections can integrate with such sensors as motion detectors, door-open detectors, glass-break detectors, heat and gas sensors, even sound meters (commonly used in hospitals). These sensors can cause a camera to turn on, begin recording, display a video feed on any network-connected screen, or even send an e-mail.
“In an emergency situation, it’s vital that the right people are informed as soon as possible, so any potential damage can be mitigated. Connections, as a multi-platform system, can combine different devices in order to do this,” says Brown. “For example, if there’s an intruder in a school, input from a glass-break detector can automatically activate a camera to record the intruder, display the video feed to the security responders, record the video footage for future review, and even launch a notification to anyone who needs to know, or make an automated PA announcement with instructions for students and staff.”
Connections can provide significant ROI by combining pre-existing systems while leaving room for new additions later on. Investing in an extensive camera system or extending a current surveillance system is ineffective without having a system that can integrate them with technology that can effectively monitor and interpret the incoming data.
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