SureView, VideoIQ integrate Immix/iCVR solution

Saturday, August 1, 2009

TAMPA, Fla and BEDFORD and BURLINGTON, Mass.--SureView Systems on June 15 announced the successful integration of VideoIQ’s iCVR - an intelligent IP surveillance camera with a built-in DVR - into Immix, SureView’s automation software platform.

According to SureView EVP sales Matt Krebs, the integration means more efficient functioning of central station operators and more timely response to alarms. “Partnering with VideoIQ enables us to offer a real-time solution,” Krebs said. “Analytics are becoming much more reliable ... and the marketplace is demanding new, cutting-edge detection methods.”

VideoIQ CEO Scott Schnell feels the Immix platform was the perfect fit for the iCVR camera. “SureView enables central stations to use iCVR for monitoring of remote sites of all types ... By integrating iCVR into that platform they can now monitor customers who have heterogeneous equipment installs,” Schnell said.

Jerry Cordasco, VP operations for G4S’ Burlington, Mass.-based, video-focused monitoring and data center, sees immense benefit in the SureView/VideoIQ integration. “We intend to have our central station UL-listed, which is kind of unusual for a monitoring center doing video because UL doesn’t really have any criteria for video. Having UL certification for our central station says we’re willing to go the extra mile in terms of the facility and the operators. That said, SureView was really the only way for us to go because they are a very video-centric automation platform that has UL-listing,” Cordasco said. “VideoIQ is the one company that we believe had very stable analytics that really worked, that was easy to configure, and that, when you bundled it in with the camera ... was a very cost-effective approach.”