GVI has a combination of security video, digital video recording, access control, portals, video networking and perimeter control as well as video threat detection and PTZ tracking software.
Because of the evolution of security technology and the impact of homeland security needs, Paciotti sees changes in the industry. “An overall future vision is for end users to look for best in breed integration, access control, detection and surveillance.”
GVI has a relationship with Samsung for security video products in North, Central and South America.
Paciotti’s glimpse of the future is based in part on his experience in an ever-changing industry. He joined GVI during the merger with Thinking Tools in early 2004. He was president of Pinkerton Consulting & Investigations and from 1992 to 2001. He served as chief financial officer of Kroll, Inc.
Back in late 2004, GVI acquired Rapor, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of high security building access portals (controlled door systems, with advanced substance detection options), in an all-stock deal.
As DEA discovered, Rapor technology has screening and monitoring functions which can be added in a modular form to include a variety of metal, explosive and drug detection options. In addition, bi-folding doors with infrared sensors can remain open to all authorized personnel, and close only when necessary to prevent any un-authorized access, allowing a more efficient flow of traffic than designs such as turnstiles, mantraps and revolving doors.
“The solution lowers the end user’s labor (security guards) expenses through the use of high technology, intelligent life safety solutions,” concludes Paciotti