KORE Telematics teams up with RSI Video Technologies

Companies to offer new wireless video security system


Las Vegas, Nev.—April 1, 2009—KORE Telematics, the world’s largest digital wireless services provider specializing in machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, announced today that it has teamed with RSI VIDEO TECHNOLOGIES to offer an innovative wireless video security system. Powered by the KORE network, the RSI VIDEO TECHNOLOGIES Videofied system can now be deployed in minutes to help prevent everything from home intrusion to copper theft. KORE will display the Videofied system at ISC West booth #5054, and RSI will show the solution at booth #6044.

There is a growing need to protect assets in locations that lack wireline connectivity, such as telephone or Ethernet cabling. Even AC power may not always be freely available. In these cases, live alarm transmission has been traditionally impossible, with video security accomplished by connecting cameras to a digital video recorder. This often forces law enforcement officials to watch robberies hours after a theft has taken place. The Videofied wireless video system solves this problem by instantly reporting video alarms over the KORE digital wireless network. It is an entirely wireless solution, with no need for cabling or wireline connectivity, and can be installed in the most remote locations. Relying on the KORE network for reliable connectivity, RSI VIDEO TECHNOLOGIES now provides a video security solution that helps thwart robberies in progress.

“Through our relationship with KORE, we’re able to rapidly deploy a cost-effective wireless video security solution to stem the growing crime rate,” said Keith Jentoft, president of RSI VIDEO TECHNOLOGIES. “Facilities and residences struggling with security issues can now combat theft with 24x7 video alert monitoring delivered over the KORE wireless network.”

The Videofied night vision camera is automatically activated when an intruder is picked up on the device’s motion sensor. It can then send ten-second video clips over the KORE network to the client’s contracted security company, or their own monitoring station, when intruders enter protected facilities.

The unique video alarm approach enables security professionals to serve as virtual eyewitnesses and immediately dispatch the police in real-time, while avoiding costly false alarms. The completely wireless RSI system can run for months on batteries with no AC power. It can be installed in a matter of minutes, eliminating the time and expense frequently associated with wireline-based security, also eliminating the ‘cut the wire’ weak spot of wired/networked alarm systems.

The presence of the Videofied system can be a deterrent itself, as facilities and homes with this technology are no longer seen as easy targets. The system is well-targeted for use in remote locations, such as utility company substations where copper theft is a $1 billion problem, as well as vacant or abandoned foreclosed properties. Videofied is an extremely portable system that can quickly be installed, and then rapidly uninstalled and moved to other locations.

“The RSI Videofied system represents a major leap forward in wireless intrusion detection and theft prevention,” said Alex Brisbourne, president and COO, KORE Telematics. “Coupled with the capacity and extensive coverage of the KORE network, businesses and home owners now have a powerful solution for preventing theft in any location, regardless of whether or not wired network connectivity is available. The self-contained solution provides significant benefits for permanent or temporary applications – such as property or asset protection – where these electric power utility services may be unavailable.”

KORE is an ideal partner for RSI, as video applications often require high-speed transmission rates. KORE is one of the only specialized networks to provide this service, with support for multiple wireless technologies that include CDMA, GPRS, EDGE and HSPA bearer services. The speed of the KORE network significantly outperforms other coast-to-coast coverage wireless networks, giving Videofied a competitive advantage in the video security market.