Lenel Introduces OnGuard 2006 at ISC West

Next generation of security platform offers customers flexible total solution, unparalleled feature set


“This is the first offering in the marketplace that enables biometric data to be used for both physical and logical access control,” said Michael Regelski, vice president of software development at Lenel.

TWIC compliance. The TWIC program is currently under development by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration. A TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Credential) is a secure identification card that will be used by transportation workers to access secure areas and information in transportation facilities. The aim of the TWIC program is to improve security through better identity management by establishing a system-wide, common credential that is universally acceptable across all transportation modes. OnGuard 2006 is TWIC phase 3 compliant, and can encode DESFire smart cards in the TWIC data model format.

Digital Video and Audio

Web-based video viewer. OnGuard 2006 adds a web-based video viewer, which can be launched from within Internet Explorer. Because it is not necessary to install special software at each workstation in order to use the web-based video viewer, deployment and maintenance are streamlined, and application consistency among all users is ensured. The viewer features predefined viewing templates and user-defined camera groups, camera call-up, pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) and preset control. An auto fill capability automatically populates the video viewer based on user-defined criteria.

Barco video wall integration. Lenel has partnered with Barco, a world leader in professional imaging, to integrate support for large-format video walls. This functionality enables OnGuard users to display numerous high resolution, high frame rate video streams simultaneously using Barco software and hardware.

Intelligent video enhancements. The Lenel IntelligentVideo Environmentâ„¢ (LIVE) now offers a Smoke Detection event, which detects thick smoke in tunnels or outdoor environments. The new release provides more sensitive intrusion detection and motion analysis, an image stabilizing filter for better analysis of shaky video, perspective correction during image processing, and a greatly accelerated Invalid Camera detection function. With new filters and configurable properties, performance enhancements and richer diagnostic tools, LIVE retains its market leadership as the most powerful video content analysis software available today.

Watermarking of exported video. OnGuard 2006 supports video watermarking, a feature that adds security and discourages tampering with digital video exported from the OnGuard system. A watermark and digital signature can be embedded into the video file for later authentication.

Intelligent audio. OnGuard 2006 introduces Lenel IntelligentAudio™, the first solution to provide automated digital audio content analysis – the ability to recognize, analyze and classify objects (information) in previously-recorded audio. It offers an invaluable tool for forensic search applications in both entry-level and enterprise security environments. Specific audio events that can be detected include sudden changes in volume, impact sounds such as a crash or a gunshot, and high-pitched sounds such as a siren, a scream or squealing tires. Lenel IntelligentAudio reduces manpower requirements and provides automation, intelligence and cost savings to enhance the investigative experience.

Unlike analytics solutions from other vendors, which charge extra for the capability, a benefit of the OnGuard solution’s seamless integration is that users can apply Lenel IntelligentVideo and/or IntelligentAudio search capabilities to previously recorded video, to help isolate system alarm- or event-related footage. Lenel is the first company to provide this capability to all users of its platform at no additional charge.