Avigilon integrates its’ Control Center VMS software with Hirsch Identive’s Velocity Physical access management system

Integrated solution provides ease of use for customers with one robust interface for appliance-based smart card management and high-definition video surveillance


VANCOUVER, CANADA – August 2, 2012 – Avigilon, a leader in high-definition and megapixel video surveillance solutions, today announced that its award-winning Avigilon Control Center Network Video Management Software (NVMS) with High-Definition Stream Management (HDSM) integrates with the Hirsch Identive Velocity physical and logical access management system for improved enterprise security. Hirsch Identive, a security solutions company providing identity management and information assurance, is a business unit of Identive Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: INVE, Frankfurt Stock Exchange: INV).

“Multiple factor authentication merged with image quality and ease of use of the Avigilon Control Center (ACC) software provides customers with the right balance for employees and information technology teams,” said John Guerrero, executive vice president of sales at Hirsch Identive. “Automatic video recording, based on logical events and triggers, enable customers to immediately view and record incidents as they happen. Triggers include network resource access or denied log-ins at a computer terminal.”

The integration of Velocity into the Enterprise edition of ACC takes full advantage of HDSM technology and seamlessly unites the management functions of access control, smart card authentication and high-definition video surveillance. Companies can improve security and their return on investment, while balancing the needs of employees, IT and security departments by linking video and events with credential authentication. Through this integration, companies can improve response times to security events and provide enhanced protection for critical resources. Avigilon Control Center Enterprise NVMS includes a number of integration options, which enable the exchange of high-definition, IP-based, and analog surveillance video with additional physical security systems to improve decision-making and reduce costs.

“The integration of access control, smart card authentication with physical security is an effective strategy in the prevention of security breaches,” said Keith Marett, vice president of marketing and communications at Avigilon. “Partners like Hirsch Identive appreciate the ease of integration of their system with our high-definition video surveillance.