Calipsa and Digital Watchdog integrate false alarm reduction and video management platforms

Feb. 4, 2021
Firm's software compatible with all DW Spectrum cameras
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Ashburn, Va. and Cerritos, Calif. – Feb. 1, 2021 – Calipsa, a market-leading provider of deep-learning powered video analytics for false alarm reduction, and Digital Watchdog® (DW), the industry leader in digital recorders, surveillance cameras and related management software, have integrated Calipsa's false alarm filtering analytics with DW's Spectrum® IPVMS video management platform.

Calipsa's false alarm reduction software is compatible with all Spectrum cameras and is quick and easy to deploy with no hardware required. Once an alarm is triggered on a connected camera, Spectrum servers send video to a Calipsa cloud-based server where algorithms look for human and vehicle movement before returning genuine alarms and filtering out those that are false. The process takes about a second to complete. Calipsa's software filters out false alarms with a 99.5% accuracy rate.

The integration of Calipsa's false alarm reduction software is another example of DW's commitment to provide its customers with the enhanced security tools required to protect people and assets, said Brian Baker, chief revenue officer, Calipsa.

"Without the distraction of false alarms, command center operators may concentrate on genuine alerts – making them more effective and efficient while reducing their event response times," he said. "Also, Calipsa's cloud-based platform provides easy and quick remote installation of upgrades and is easily scalable as end users grow their DW video systems."

Patrick Kelly, director of IP sales for DW, said the Calipsa false alarm reduction platform's integration is a valuable enhancement for users of the Spectrum video management platform.

"The virtual elimination of false alarms removes a major nuisance for many enterprise video systems," he said. "Our customers now have easy access to what we consider the leading deep-learning powered false alarm reduction system."

DW Spectrum IPVMS is an easy-to-use, cutting-edge approach to video surveillance, addressing the primary limitations of managing enterprise-level HD video while offering the lowest total cost of deployment and ownership on the market. DW Spectrum IPVMS now includes DW Cloud to manage all systems and users from a simple webpage 

Calipsa software also includes a platform dashboard enabling monitoring operators to detect idle cameras that may need replacement or repositioning.

Calipsa will host a Works with DW Spectrum webinar at 11 a.m. ET/ 8 a.m. PT Feb. 11 to share data about the Calipsa-DW integration. For more information, visit

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