Optex Inc. Security Products

Optex integrates new solution that provides advanced tracking capbilities

OPTEX will be demonstrating at ASIS 2013 an advanced security solution that gives end users unprecedented capabilities in tracking and responding to intruders through tight integration of OPTEX’s Redscan laser detector, Milestone XProtect video management software, and RedHawk software from The Hawkeye Effect. The integrated solution not only allows precise auto PTZ tracking and response, but also provides a mapping capability that tracks objects in real time.

“Integration is a key to achieving the best security,” says Mac Kokobo CEO at OPTEX. “Each company brings specific expertise and industry leadership to security applications. But the real power is seen when you combine and integrate the various capabilities into a single solution. Thanks to our Redscan laser detector, Milestone’s open platform, the IP video cameras, and The HawkEye Effect geo-spatial mapping together bring unmatched levels of intruder detection, tracking, and response.”

The Redscan laser detector can be seamlessly integrated into the Milestone XProtect VMS, including defined zones and events codes, so that PTZ cameras can be triggered to view the intrusion. Other responses, such as alarms, access control lockdowns, or security lighting, can be defined on a zone-by-zone basis.

“The Milestone Integration Platform (MIP) architecture enables this combined solution with OPTEX and The Hawkeye Effect, providing unique new tools for taking action. We value the strong partnership between us to deliver innovative technology to customers in the security industry,” says Reinier Tuinzuing, Strategic Alliance Manager, Americas, for Milestone Systems.

By adding RedHawk geo-spatial software from The Hawkeye Effect, users achieve a new level of visualization and automatic tracking and response to the security system by using GPS data to create a visual representation of the facility—an actual map based on satellite or aerial photos, architectural plans, or similar. RedHawk software converts the X-Y data from Redscan, assigning GPS coordinates to each target in real time, so that an object’s movement can be tracked on the map. RedHawk then tasks cameras through XProtect to stay locked on the target’s GPS position. Even if the security camera’s view is compromised—by environmental conditions such as difficult lighting—the auto-tracking from the RedHawk/Redscan combination shows the exact physical location of the intruder in relation to the mapped area.

“By using the data from the OPTEX Redscan detector, we can provide geo-spatial information that brings a new level of visualization to security operations,” says Jeff Blair, CEO of The HawkEye Effect. “Security personnel gain better situational awareness with the bird’s eye view that automatically tracks an intruder on a map of the area. The result is a new tool to increase the effectiveness of security monitoring and the ability to respond efficiently.”

Visit Optex (Booth 1329) at ASIS 2013, September 24 through 26, to see a live demonstration of the advanced security made possible through the integration of Redscan, XProtect, and RedHawk.