“Banks are finding XProtect Central especially useful for powerful overview of their branch locations. When integrated with XProtect Transact to associate ATM transactions with video surveillance, they get an integrated solution for alerts and analysis of defined exception events, also triggering alarms. The new color coding and continuous beep function for priority 1 alarms ensure that personnel can respond fast with the right interventions,” explains Christian Bohn, Head of Product Management at Milestone Systems. “Exception tools can even look for behavior across multiple ATMs, like persons feeding the same cards many times, etc. Analytics may also be integrated to analyze human and vehicle traffic around ATMs or other areas."
XProtect Central empowers operators to be in control
Visual and audio alerts also improve busy environments like alarm and dispatch centrals, where the instant access to servers and camera devices translates to quick response for all locations. Using XProtect Central, operators can concentrate their time on actual events and not just stare ineffectively at a monitor wall with many cameras.
XProtect Central provides connectivity to XProtect Corporate and XProtect Enterprise servers, with centralized event and alarm logging. The XProtect Central Client allows configuration of servers and user access, location maps and alarms, the interface for monitoring the system’s operational status, the tools for managing alarms, pre-defining event triggers, and viewing live or recorded video for visual verifications, including previews. A server start-up parameter has been added for defining where configuration, log files, preview images and other system files are placed. This can be used to have a ‘hot-standby’ of the XProtect Central server. Running on standard computer equipment with Windows XP, 2003 or Vista, XProtect Central supports Active Directory for ease of administration and user authentications.
Getting alerts about any device or connection with a problem prompts faster, more appropriate response, keeping the security up and running at all times. It’s more than just alarm and operations management; it’s trouble-shooting that minimizes risk significantly.