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DEVA: A unique multimedia device to enhance physical security

DEVA: A unique multimedia device to enhance physical security
The integration of surveillance cameras with IP speakers has revolutionized the security industry, providing a powerful tool for real-time monitoring and incident response.
The integration of surveillance cameras with IP speakers has revolutionized the security industry, providing a powerful tool for real-time monitoring and incident response. The embedded amplified IP speakers enable security personnel to communicate with individuals in real-time, issuing warnings or instructions to prevent potential security breaches.
 
With the added capability of remote access and control, IP speakers have emerged as an effective way to enhance security in a variety of settings, from commercial and residential complexes to public areas such as parks and stadiums.
 
At the Cincinnati Zoo in US, for example, visitors who come to enjoy seeing the animals and natural scenes will come across several speakers on the lamp posts. These multimedia speakers, some of them with integrated security cameras, are from Powersoft, a company that specializes in the design, production, and marketing of audio amplification technologies advanced signal processing and unique transducer systems.
 
The speaker, sold under the brand name Deva, comes in three variants - Deva Audio, Deva HD, and Deva Passive. With a slew of sensors, they help the management in security as well as infotainment.

A great solution to outdoor concerns

Several features make Deva an interesting addition to physical security installation. But one key selling point is their suitability for outdoor conditions. The devices are built to withstand harsh conditions and can operate on solar power and connect through WiFi.
 
The Deva HD is compatible with ONVIF protocols, allowing the use and integration of third-party video analysis software. It is also supported by GENETEC's video analysis software, making it a versatile and flexible system that can be tailored to meet the unique needs of different applications. The Full HD camera and video analytics can automatically trigger several actions, including turning on the LED light, playing a recorded message, or alerting the surveillance personnel.
 
One of the most impressive features of Deva HD is its infrared sensor, which can detect motion and presence in front of the unit. When activated, the sensor can trigger the system to turn on the LED light, play a recorded message, or alarm/warn the surveillance personnel. If the video stream is linked to a recording device, it can also record a video clip or save a photo of the event.
 
The sensitivity of the IR sensor is adjustable, making it possible to customize the system to different environments and applications. This feature is particularly useful in areas where there is a high volume of traffic or activity, where false alarms can be a problem.
 
Deva HD and Audio models are versatile and can be used for PA, message broadcasting, and radio broadcasting, or playing music from a playlist. The system can play messages according to an event previously scheduled or broadcast a live message sent from the control room. They can also function as an SOS point, using SIP and a user-level SOS button with a mic or a handset.

Deva Manager Software

Another interesting offering from the company is Deva Manager Software, (DMS) a multifunctional control system that defines application areas, authorizations, authentication levels, alarms, and event control. It enables real-time control of all Deva configurations and can be installed on a local server (PDD) or cloud.
 
The software can also control external devices, making it a versatile and powerful system for managing security and surveillance operations. By bringing all systems together under one platform, users can streamline their operations and enhance their overall security posture.

Applications of Deva

Deva is a highly versatile security and surveillance system that offers a wide range of features for various applications. With its Area Monitoring feature, the system can control people entering, exiting, or standing in a defined area and respond accordingly, such as playing a PA, recording a video, alerting security personnel, or guiding people for actions. Deva can also be used for people counting, facial recognition, abandoned object control, area counting, queue control, SOS point, parking control, social distancing, and temperature monitoring.
 
The SOS point allows the system to act as a SIP telephone with its own number, allowing the user to call a pre-defined emergency number to speak to the security personnel. The parking control feature enables full control over parking lots, determining the number of available spots and the average stay, and checking if reserved spots are wrongfully occupied.
 
With its temperature monitoring feature, Deva can be integrated with an external thermal camera to monitor body temperature and send real-time notifications via audio, SMS, or email messaging. Deva can also help support security personnel in checking for the presence of face masks. These features make Deva an ideal security and surveillance solution for a wide range of environments, from public spaces to industrial settings.

Conclusion

The integration of IP speakers with surveillance cameras has provided a powerful tool for real-time monitoring and incident response. Deva by Powersoft is a highly versatile security and surveillance system that offers a wide range of features for various applications. With its infrared sensor, compatibility with third-party video analysis software, and ability to operate on solar power and connect through WiFi, Deva is well-suited for outdoor conditions.
 
Its multifunctional control system, Deva Manager Software, enables real-time control of all Deva configurations and can control external devices, making it a versatile and powerful system for managing security and surveillance operations. Overall, Deva offers a unique and innovative integrated audio and video solution to enhance physical security in a variety of settings.
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