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Camio real-time video search interfaces with LenelS2’s OnGuard access control system

Camio real-time video search interfaces with LenelS2’s OnGuard access control system Camio receives LenelS2 factory certification under the LenelS2 OpenAccess Alliance program

Camio real-time video search interfaces with LenelS2’s OnGuard access control system

SAN MATEO, Calif.—Camio, the real-time video search engine, announced that it has received LenelS2 factory certification and joined the LenelS2 OpenAccess Alliance Program (OAAP). Camio now interfaces with the OnGuard access control system and connects LenelS2 readers to real-time video search that automatically detects unauthorized access by tailgating using existing cameras.  

Now that Camio has completed required factory testing at LenelS2 to validate the functionality of its interface to the OnGuard system, “Camio enables LenelS2 customers to use their existing cameras to detect tailgating security breaches,” said John Marchioli, OAAP Product Management, LenelS2. “The automated dashboards and alerts will help our customers identify threats from unauthorized entries in near real time for immediate intervention. We look forward to Camio’s continued involvement in the LenelS2 OpenAccess Alliance Program.”

Camio CEO and Co-founder Carter Maslan added that Lenel’s OAAP certification will bring the speed and accuracy of real-time video search to thousands of customers. “Camio and LenelS2 share a commitment to open security solutions that turn data into actionable insights,” he said. “The Camio Gateway connects existing readers and cameras to state-of-the-art artificial intelligence or AI that visually verifies tailgating, forced open and entry ajar events.”

How it Works

Maslan told Security Systems News during an advanced sneak peak at the new interface that Camio puts existing cameras to work to understand the problems that warrant human attention. Using AI, Camio turns standard 2D cameras into 3D sensors that track and analyze movement — without the cost and complexity of installing specialized hardware. Camio learns continuously to expedite video review for 50 times greater efficiency via 90 percent fewer false positives and five times faster search, he said.

“When we went through the certification process the person we were working with at Lenel-OnGuard said, ‘I have never seen anything like this; it is so simple,’” Maslan said. “That is the thing that I'm most excited about is you can go to any place that has Lenel readers and cameras existing and get fast tailgating reports and door-alarm verification, as well as fast search with contact tracing.”

Maslan demonstrated how easy it is for users who can look up tailgating events in the last week, or 30 days, and be able to click to see video verification of each one. This data is also accessible via a dashboard, so users can look over any period of time and see any incidents and where their problem areas are across the building.

“So if you are guarding 4,000 doors in a SOC [security operations center] and you just want to know, ‘Where do we have a leaky unauthorized entry?’ you can quickly see these trend charts,” he explained. “And if you want to look at the class of errors, these charts are interactive so you can just click on any one of the tailgating incidents and it will open up just that one instance for you to view it and you can see what happened.”

He continued, “The simplicity that I referred to earlier is just being able to do a simple search, see the tailgating, and from a SOC perspective, get alerted when this happens. So if you want to triage, even in real time, not only can security staff be alerted and search really quickly like this, but they can also have the person involved in the incident get an automated email that tells them that their credentials were used. That person can either reply, vouching for the person they politely let in, or if your security culture is strict, you can get that tailgater to go back and badge in.”

What is exciting, Maslan added, is this interface goes way beyond just mitigating tailgating.

“Most of these large companies have 93 percent false-positive door alarms, whether it is from HVAC systems or sensors, or things like that, so if you are triaging literally 100,000 events, you have the ability to search for and verify any forced open, for example,” he noted. “All of these events can be quickly verified so that you can actually change the prioritization of your triage in your security operations center.”

Cost Savings

The potential cost savings for customers are staggering.

“One of our customers, they have 41 locations in 24 countries, and their door ajar false positives on a regular year are a million plus," Maslan explained. "So if you just look at the money that is spent on responding to just these door alarms without fast visual verification – it typically takes 15 minutes to respond – the savings are about $2.5 million just to have people allocated to other kinds of investigations than false alarms from their doors.”

The problem with having humans look at this data, Maslan pointed out, is they can only focus for so long without losing focus.

“We are using AI to put the cameras to work that you already have to tell you when you have a problem, and then you can optionally close the loop with the person that was involved,” he said.

On the cybersecurity side of things, Camio uses advanced security techniques such as TLS encryption with Perfect Forward Secrecy and 256-bit AES encrypted storage to meet the most stringent IT requirements. Remote access is secure with no open inbound network ports. Camio operates securely by isolating the camera network from the corporate network.

Camio currently provides real-time video search for manufacturing, logistics operations, multi-property management, healthcare, retail and educational institutions across 35 time zones. For more information, visit or click here for more about the OnGuard interface.


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