The video sentries integrate a sophisticated passive infrared motion detector, with a digital camera and infrared illuminators for night vision. They are weatherproof and designed for harsh environments (-20F to +140F). Their mission is to detect intruders and send a 10 second clip of the intrusion over the cell network to a monitoring station operator. The operator immediately reviews the video and either disregards events like encroaching animals or notifies the property manager of an actual incident. Once notified, the owner logs into the high-resolution surveillance cameras to coordinate response. Traditional surveillance systems with static cameras and DVRs tend to be used to review a crime after it has occurred as a rerun of yesterday’s crime. In contrast, Blended Video provides enables surveillance operators to harness their megapixel or PTZ cameras in real time and actually arrest intruders.
describe specific installations where Blended Video delivered arrests for less money than conventional surveillance. In the case of a remote coal mine, Securitas went beyond deterrence and made their first apprehension in 10 years on the site. Cordless sentries used in Detroit Public Schools helped police make over 45 arrests in 4 weeks. Best of all, traditional systems can be upgraded to Blended Video by adding cordless video sentries to the system for immediate detection/notification.