OnSSI, a provider of open-architecture, IP-based video surveillance software, released a software module that integrates OnSSI's VMS with Software House's security and event management system.
The integration with OnSSI enhances the event management capabilities with a full IP-video toolset, allowing users to launch video associated with access control events, visually verify and investigate activity at access points and receive events from the video system, turning the control panel into a video client.
The interface's instant investigation feature allows users to transition from live monitoring to playback.
Through the monitoring station, users are able to monitor groups of up to 16 cameras connected to different recording servers at multiple sites. The video window can be set to display manually or automatically as an event pop-up, with up to four live video windows displayed based on event activation. On-screen controls include digital PTZ, available in both live and playback, optical PTZ controls, virtual PTZ joystick and start/stop recording, among others.
The integration is available for OnSSI's VMS and the physical security information management (PSIM) platform.
“Integration of access control with video surveillance is a combination for the user, and we are pleased to offer enhanced video capabilities that operate as part of the access control interface,” said Julio Montalvo, Director of Technical Services at OnSSI. “Merging access control and video surveillance reduces the costs of managing two separate systems in addition to providing an unified user experience. Our collaboration with Software House makes this capability available to our joint customers, and we plan to continue to expand the integration to additional OnSSI software solutions.”