Posted on Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 in Blog
More Flexible. More Choice. More Secure.
IndigoVision Control Centre is powered by a unique Distributed Network Architecture (DNA) technology. DNA enables devices to communicate with each other directly and also removes the need for management servers. With DNA you get no single point of failure, the ability to add any number of devices to your installation, and reduced infrastructure costs; as well as a security system that’s incredibly network friendly.
Furthermore, Control Centre is packed with over 250 features, including Smart Tabs, Pursuit Mode, Map-based Monitoring and Real Time Alarm Tracking.
Staying safe means always staying in control.
IndigoVision Control Centre is a fully integrated user interface for managing video, access control and alarms. It puts everything at your fingertips. Being easy to install and intuitive to operate, Control Centre video management software also gives you vision, as well as sound and oversight of all cameras, from 1 to 10,000.
See everything, hear everything, track everything.
Map-based Monitoring lets you navigate across cameras, whilst Pursuit Mode allows you to instantly follow any target from one camera to the next. Additionally, you can respond to any event with fast forensic search, now including Artificial Intelligence powered by BriefCam.
Is your business expanding? IndigoVision Control Centre expands with it.
Unrestricted licensing allows unlimited installations, cameras or screens. Add cameras and consoles where you need them.
No single point of failure.
The unique Distributed Network Architecture (DNA) removes the need for a central server. Therefore, there’s no single point of failure, greater resilience, dramatically reduced latency and no network bottlenecks.
IndigoVision’s Control Centre is used in over 15,000 sites worldwide. From airports to police forces to casinos to warehouses to neighbourhoods or whole cities; we’re a Security Manager’s best back-up. We want you to feel more than just happy and confident when you choose IndigoVision.
We want you to feel safe.
Posted on Thursday, August 29th, 2019 in Blog
A Scalable Security Solution:
Faced with a number of security challenges and planned future expansion, a major airport decided it was time to implement a scalable security surveillance solution. Here, QED’s partner, IndigoVision, take a look at how to manage such a scenario to ensure the selected solution provides scalability for growth.
Security issues and analog hangovers
With the existing proprietary solution at the airport locked down to one manufacturer and littered with issues resulting in high maintenance and expansion costs, a new solution was required that would allow the airport to scale its surveillance solution in line with future expansion plans.
Not only was the existing surveillance solution analog and proprietary, it wasn’t intuitive and was difficult for operators to use. There were several “satellite” security installations scattered in the various terminal buildings that weren’t viewable in the centralised Control Room. This meant extra operators were required. The low-resolution analog cameras made it difficult to identify people during incidents and coupled with the lack of video coverage it gave operators poor situational awareness. Reviewing past events with the existing VMS was difficult as playback wasn’t synchronised. Also, without bookmarks, it was time-consuming to find important events.
The combination of multiple terminal buildings and the Centralised Analog Architecture resulted in bottlenecks and latency issues as all processing must pass through the centralised server. There was also no redundancy so if there was any failure in the system the Control Room would no longer have the capability to view live or recorded video. Additionally, as the system was locked down to one manufacturer and the whole system had to be hardwired to the centralised server, there were very expensive expansion costs.
Addressing security and scalability concerns
The required solution had multiple requirements to ensure that the existing issues were resolved and that the solution could scale with the planned expansion.
With expansion planned to facilitate growing passenger numbers, an open IP based solution was specified to replace the existing analog solution. The aim being to improve situational awareness, provide scalability and integrate with a number of other systems operating in the airport.
The architecture needed to limit bottlenecks, reduce latency issues, provide redundancy advantages and be scalable to allow for multiple new terminal buildings to be connected with ease.
New HD cameras were specified to improve image quality and coverage with a Video Wall required in order to view and manage the increase in video streams in the centralised Control Room. New large capacity NVR’s were also specified to cope with the increase in camera streams and an extra NVR for redundancy and failover.
Distributed Architecture helped exceed requirements
A solution with Distributed Architecture was chosen as it solved multiple issues with the existing solution and facilitated future expansion without the need for a centralised server.
Distributed Architecture allows data to be kept close to where it is produced or needed. When cameras, surveillance workstations, NVRs, alarm servers, integration gateways all participate in a Distributed Architecture, data bottlenecks are minimised as all processing doesn’t need to pass through a centralised server. Distributed Architecture provides a truly unlimited and scalable solution that can easily accommodate the largest airports in the world.
Distributed Architecture minimised the existing bottlenecks, reduced latency, and provided higher availability and faster access to data. It also allowed all “satellite” security installations to be viewed in the centralised Control Room; enhancing situational awareness. New HD cameras were installed and due to the scalability of Distributed Architecture, future cameras can easily be connected when needed. Furthermore, the scalability of Distributed Architecture enabled the airport to build new terminal buildings and connect with ease to the security solution when ready.
Lowering Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
Distributed Architecture enables planned future expansion as it can support thousands of cameras, workstations and NVR’s dramatically reducing the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). The scalability of Distributed Architecture allows the airport to continue with planned expansion and add a single camera/NVR or a whole new terminal when needed.
Contact QED to discuss what the IndigoVision range can do for you:
Call: 01772 336 111
Posted on Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 in Blog
Are you prepared for a potential cyber-attack?
There are two types of companies in the world, those that know they have been hacked and those that don’t know it yet. With cybercrime on the rise, never before has it been so crucial to every company’s safety to have cybersecurity technology installed and integrated to their security system.
IndigoVision offers customers a complete end-to-end security management solution. Not only does IndigoVision have a cybersecurity offering, but it has also released a security hardening guide which contains information on the best practices for protecting security systems.
What is CyberVigilant®?
The CyberVigilant® device simply connects to a managed edge network switch to monitor connected devices using Switched Port Analyser (SPAN) functionality. In the event that any anomalies are detected, alarms are sent directly into the Control Center user interface. This enables users to respond immediately to a cyber-attack.
These anomalies include, but are not limited to:
- unauthorized configuration access attempts
- network reconnaissance/scans
- device access from unauthorized clients
- shell access
- use of unauthorized DNS, NTP and SMTP servers
- Denial Of Service (DoS)
It is available for purchase in two options, suitable for monitoring 16- or 24-channel edge switches.
CyberVigilant® in Camera is designed around the same principles as the CyberVigilant® device, but the technology is inside selected BX cameras, made possible through a firmware update. CyberVigilant® in Camera is able to track any attempts from unauthorized devices trying to access them, sending real-time alerts to Control Center, and refusing to communicate with any device that’s not on the whitelist.
For more information about IndigoVision’s cyber-security offering please contact Quality Essential Distribution now:
Telephone: 01772 336111