Visonic launches PowerManage IP management platform

Tel Aviv, Israel – April, 2011 – Visonic, a leading developer and manufacturer of cutting-edge home security and safety systems and components, has announced the availability of PowerManage, the company's enhanced version of its field-proven IP management platform.

PowerManage serves as the all-in-one IP receiver for Visonic security systems via Broadband and GPRS, supervising the alarm system and forwarding events to the central station's automation platform so that operators can track an alarmed system quickly and efficiently. Further to providing IP services PowerManage delivers features and tools that enhance collaborative central station teamwork. The central station can assign various levels of access rights to its installers and maintenance personnel. Moreover, operators can maintain a comprehensive view of security activities and perform alarm system maintenance remotely.

Some of the new remote management and control capabilities PowerManage delivers include:

- Arming and disarming of the alarm system
- Panel programming
- Diagnostics
- Background batch operations and mass configurations
- Support for visual alarm verification in burglary events as well as in panic and fire events
- Message dispatching to homeowners

"We developed PowerManage after lengthy discussions with central monitoring stations and alarm receiving centers" commented Laila Arad-Allan, Visonic's VP Marketing. "The need for reduced on-site visits was identified across the board. The new features we implemented for remote control of Visonic alarm systems, remote maintenance and diagnostics no doubt answer this need. We are confident PowerManage will help central stations reduce costs significantly and enhance their services."