Lenel Announces OnGuard 2005

Lenel Systems International announced a new edition of its award-winning OnGuard product suite


ASIS International, Dallas, Texas, Booth # 2124, September 27, 2004 - Lenel Systems International, a global leader in the development of integrated security systems for commercial markets, announced a new edition of its award-winning OnGuard product suite. OnGuard 2005 expands the offerings of Lenel's Total Security Knowledge Management Solution to include a broad range of enhancements to the company's solutions portfolio, including real-time digital video content analysis, plug-and-play IP camera integration, support for iris identity and ultrasonic fingerprint scanning technologies, multi-channel audio recording, in-line smart card encoding and a cardholder escort feature.

"With OnGuard 2005, Lenel continues to strengthen its market leadership position by pushing the concepts of innovation and open systems to new heights," said Rudy Prokupets, Lenel's Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Research and Development. "This new release demonstrates our ability to continually venture into entirely new realms to maximize the total security experience for the customer, while offering optimal performance, flexibility, reliability and cost-effectiveness."

Lenel will be demonstrating the OnGuard 2005 solution in the company's booth at the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) International 2004 trade show, September 27-29 in Dallas.

Digital Video Management
With the release of OnGuard 2005, Lenel brings to market a number of groundbreaking advances in the area of digital video management.

OnGuard IntelligentVideo. OnGuard IntelligentVideo is a cutting-edge solution that offers real-time digital video content analysis-the ability to recognize, analyze and classify information in live and captured video.

OnGuard IntelligentVideo's applications include intelligent motion analysis (such as detection of the direction and speed of specific objects, object tracking, and distinguishing between objects of interest and the motion of leaves or rain/hail/snow), a virtual trip wire for perimeter control, facial detection at entry points, people counting, three-dimensional tailgating detection, behavioral analysis (such as loitering, crowd detection and line control) and detection of abandoned and removed objects.

OnGuard IntelligentVideo is the most powerful and reliable video content analysis tool available today, yet it is very simple to use. System operators configure parameters for generic events such as Facial Detection or Removed Object. OnGuard IntelligentVideo then sends alarms to OnGuard Alarm Monitoring stations when those custom-calibrated events occur. OnGuard IntelligentVideo's capabilities can be customized for an unlimited number of specific applications and environments.

"IntelligentVideo allows you to not just do video surveillance, but to also perform intelligent, automated video analysis," said Mr. Prokupets. "It's much less error-prone and provides a much higher level of reliability than does human interpretation. With intelligent object recognition, classification and analysis, the ability of a system to automatically respond to real threats is becoming much more of a reality."

A total security solution that includes digital video provides much more meaningful information than a standalone digital video application can. OnGuard IntelligentVideo is the only solution on the market that is seamlessly integrated with access control and alarm monitoring, delivering the kind of comprehensive solution that today's complex business environments demand. OnGuard IntelligentVideo brings a whole new level of intelligence, efficiency and cost savings to enterprise security systems, reducing manpower requirements and increasing the overall level of security in an organization.

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