To ensure workers at remote locations are secure, Europlex and Motion Media developed the EIV or Europlex Integrated Video.
To ensure workers at remote locations are secure, Europlex, a Dublin-based security solutions company has joined forces with Motion Media, a technology developer and manufacturer of video communications solutions, to develop the EIV or Europlex Integrated Video. EIV offers a remote security solution, providing security staff at a central office with the capability to verify a worker?s identity for staff arriving at a specific building. The integrated solution also means security staff can convey messages from their base to people, and can remotely operate locked doors when required, ensuring only those with appropriate authority can gain access to sensitive or controlled areas. By incorporating video technology into devices such as PCs and surveillance equipment, Europlex is able to provide security solutions that use digital recordings for remote two-way video communications and surveillance, the manufacturers claim. John Corrigan, Commercial Director for Europlex, says: ?We are finding that in industries such as the large utilities, remote access to unmanned premises, such as switch houses, is increasing. This has raised a question as to how companies ensure people who access these remote sites are who they say they are, and those employees will be safe whilst on site. Today, technology can ensure the utmost safety of staff and by facilitating the centralisation of security operations, can reduce security costs, while putting more rigorous checks in place. The video-based security infrastructure acts as an intruder alarm and access control system. Cameras dial into a manned control centre when triggered. This ensures that people can be identified visually and audio communications can be established.? See www.motion-media.com .
Europlex uses Motion Media?s Xyclops 8120-SA ?SASEC? card, which transmits video at up to 15frames per second over ISDN along with an audio signal. The EIV remote surveillance equipment enables up to 16 cameras to record and send digital images to a central terminal or manned security centre, where the system is then controlled through a keyboard and mouse. Helen James, Security Product Manager at Motion Media, adds: ?The Xyclops video card can be built into a PC platform so surveillance pictures may be recorded in a variety of ways. One of the applications used by Europlex has been time slot monitoring and detection ? whereby security personnel can detect who is entering and leaving the building within given time periods. Once images are recorded they can be encrypted and archived, essentially creating a digital archive of pre-recorded video surveillance.?