REDHAWK tracking and stitching application wins Benchmark Innovation Award
REDHAWK, an innovative software application developed by The HawkEye Effect that maps and tracks multiple intruders to a precise GPS coordinate, has won the intruder alarm category of the Benchmark Innovation Awards, announced at IFSEC 2014 in June.
REDHAWK is a software application that works in conjunction with the Milestone XProtect® video management software (VMS) platform, with OPTEX’s laser sensor, REDSCAN and PTZ cameras with absolute positioning. The sophistication of the application, which can stitch views across the site and inside buildings with multiple storeys, gives security professionals a real world view so that they are constantly aware of where the intruders are and can take the most appropriate action.
The software application transforms a satellite image or building floor plan into a map, where every pixel on the screen is an accurate GPS coordinate. It then uses the X&Y coordinates from the REDSCAN laser sensors, and overlays this data onto the new map created. The system is able to auto-track up to 20 targets to the exact GPS coordinate and instruct the cameras to look to the precise location and zoom out to follow the centre of a group of people.
Jeffrey Blair, CEO of The HawkEye Effect says: “REDHAWK’s innovation is to remove the function of tracking from the camera and use the laser sensor together with a GPS mapping solution instead. The intelligent map receiving the information from the REDSCAN detector takes control via the Milestone VMS and instructs the cameras to look at the exact location, enabling it to stitch views together and smoothly track multiple targets inside or outside.”
“REDHAWK is a perfect example of how innovative integrated video applications can be developed with our XProtect open platform VMS to deliver added value for customers,” says Thomas Lausten VP EMEA Sales at Milestone Systems. “This auto-tracking application also won the Milestone Solution Partner Integration of the Year in February, and we are pleased to see that Benchmark confirms this praise.”
Ricky Miwa, Managing Director of OPTEX Europe, adds: “REDHAWK is a result of a successful cooperation between three technology companies: Milestone, The HawkEye Effect and OPTEX, all exploiting their expertise to provide a fantastic perimeter protection and site security solution. It gives security personnel immediate and accurate situational awareness on what is happening and where. We are delighted this cooperation has been recognised with the Benchmark Innovation Award at IFSEC 2014.”
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Optex Co., Ltd, a global leader in sensor technology, manufactures and markets security, automatic door, factory automation sensors throughout the world. Since it’s founding in 1979, Optex has established a worldwide reputation for quality, innovation, and technical excellence with products that represent an investment in performance and long-term satisfaction.
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About The HawkEye Effect
The industry leader in Geo-Spatial Proceduralized Response Control (G-SPRC), The HawkEye Effect Software Suite uses GPS-style coordinates to provide timely, automatic, pre-programmed responses to critical incidents. The HawkEye Effect connects Event Detection Systems including Sensors, Video Analytics, and RFID Readers to Critical Response Systems including Video Management Software, PTZ Camera Networks, Access Control systems and messaging services (SMS, email, etc.). The HawkEye Effect ensures that when it matters most, your systems automatically deliver the correct response. Visit us at www.the-hawkeye-effect.com.
About Milestone Systems
Founded in 1998, Milestone Systems is a global industry leader in open platform IP video management software. Delivering powerful surveillance that is easy to manage, reliable and proven in thousands of customer installations around the world, Milestone technology supports flexible choices in network hardware and integrations with other systems. Sold through partners in more than 100 countries, Milestone solutions help ‘video enable’ organizations – managing risks, protecting people and assets, optimizing processes and reducing costs. For more information, visit: www.milestonesys.com.
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