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SureView Systems, a global provider of command center solutions, is introducing a new mapping solution for the company’s Immix Command Center (CC) Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) platform. The new Immix geospatial-mapping interface allows users to better comprehend physical location information. The use of static facility floor plans overlaid directly onto the powerful Google Maps interface, dramatically increases ease of use and accuracy. SureView has further leveraged this geospatial awareness to automatically associate the nearest cameras to an alarm, eliminating the need to pre-program links between devices. The ability to make these links on the fly delivers accurate and immediate situational awareness for remote operators allowing them to efficiently respond during potentially chaotic situations.
“Our new mapping solution has been designed to allow users to utilize all the familiar features and functions of Google (i.e. zoom, satellite or standard maps views, etc.) to interact with all the security devices across their sites, locations, or campuses,” says Simon Morgan, CTO with SureView Systems. “With the geolocation of all devices we’ve been able to build in further intelligence to automatically associate devices, route traffic and monitor mobile assets and people. This powerful functionality has set new benchmarks and expectations for improved surveillance and response.”
When an operator accesses a site because an alarm was triggered, the Google Maps interface automatically zooms to the site location. This allows users to see exactly where the alarm was triggered and the nearby devices (i.e. cameras, lights, doors, etc.) that can be controlled directly from the map. Operators additionally have a full geospatial picture of the location, nearby roads, buildings, and so on and can access cameras and devices at nearby sites by simply zooming out on the map to provide more information and a wider field of view.
The team at Paramount Studios provided valuable input for the design of this new mapping solution as a beta test site. The studio presents unique monitoring challenges, as the campus is large, covering 65 acres, but the density is very high with over 150 buildings. This provided the perfect environment to test and refine this new feature.
“As an Immix user, we were very pleased to learn about and provide input into the design of this new mapping feature,” says Scott Phemister, vice president with Paramount Pictures. “We have a very dense campus environment and the potential ability to zoom out on the map for a wider view and to access devices from adjoining buildings will greatly enhance our situational awareness and overall campus security.”
The new interface supports additional floor plans with multiple levels and drawing polygons for viewable areas/regions of interest. Manual error input and time spent is reduced because the geolocation (latitude and longitude) of every new device is automatically captured and added to the map. In addition, geospatial asset association technology provides automatic detection of the nearest cameras to an alarm, recording and presenting them to users without any prior programming associations. Non-fixed alarm sources, such as manually raised events and panic alarms from security officers can also be associated on the fly with the closest video feeds.
An open interface provides customers with the flexibility to pull information from other mapping platforms or asset registries and populate them on the Immix map or other business systems using the geolocation asset registry from Immix.
This update is available for existing Immix CC customers free of charge. Customers need only contact their account representative to coordinate the upgrade process.
Immix Command Center (CC) PSIM platform simplifies control and management of all critical surveillance and security systems on a unified platform. Hallmarks of Immix CC include a simple-to-operate User Interface (UI), the largest library of technology integrations in the industry, and unique modular, web-based architecture that provides unparalleled flexibility.