Helping building owners keep watch

SW24’s new offering for multi-family housing
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

NEW YORK—SecureWatch 24 used ISC East 2014 to showcase SecureWatchman, a new offering of customizable video analytic alerts for building owners.

Special cameras with built-in analytics will be able to enact protocols devised by building owners, leading back to SW24’s central station in Moonachie, N.J. Jay Stuck, company executive VP, identified multi-family housing as a key market for this product.

“Now we’re able to help the building owners and supervisors detect loitering, people lingering in restricted areas, camera tampering, anybody that seems out of place. And, of course, a natural extension is suspicious articles that are also left behind,” Stuck told Security Systems News.

SW24 works with building owners to develop protocols for alerts, such as individuals loitering for extended periods of time or in specific areas, Stuck explained. Then, through speakers in or near the camera, operators can question suspicious people after those protocols have been enacted, Stuck said.

Incidents are compiled in a periodic customer report. Pricing would be relative to the number of incidents, he said.

Stuck calls this product a “perfect marriage … of state-of-the-art hardware as well as state-of-the-art monitoring. We’ve created a brand new service for building owners and supervisors.”

“We were very, very excited to see the interest in this new product [at ISC East],” said Stuck.

SecureWatch 24 will be looking to expand the applicability of SecureWatchman to other vertical markets in 2015.