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Innovation award for intruder mapping software

Optex Europe : 15 July, 2014  (New Product)
Redhawk software running with Optex laser sensors and XProtect VMS wins Benchmark Innovation award at IFSEC
Innovation award for intruder mapping software

Redhawk, an innovative software application developed by The HawkEye Effect that maps and tracks multiple intruders to a precise GPS coordinate, has won the intruder alarm category of the Benchmark Innovation Awards, announced at IFSEC 2014 in June.

Redhawk is a software application that works in conjunction with the Milestone XProtect video management software (VMS) platform, with OPTEX’s laser sensor, Redscan and PTZ cameras with absolute positioning. The sophistication of the application, which can stitch views across the site and inside buildings with multiple storeys, gives security professionals a real world view so that they are constantly aware of where the intruders are and can take the most appropriate action.

The software application transforms a satellite image or building floor plan into a map, where every pixel on the screen is an accurate GPS coordinate. It then uses the X&Y coordinates from the Redscan laser sensors, and overlays this data onto the new map created. The system is able to auto-track up to 20 targets to the exact GPS coordinate and instruct the cameras to look to the precise location and zoom out to follow the centre of a group of people.

Jeffrey Blair, CEO of The HawkEye Effect says: “Redhawk’s innovation is to remove the function of tracking from the camera and use the laser sensor together with a GPS mapping solution instead. The intelligent map, receiving the information from the Redscan detector, takes control via the Milestone VMS and instructs the cameras to look at the exact location, enabling it to stitch views together and smoothly track multiple targets inside or outside.”

“Redhawk is a perfect example of how innovative integrated video applications can be developed with our XProtect open platform VMS to deliver added value for customers,” says Thomas Lausten VP EMEA Sales at Milestone Systems. “This auto-tracking application also won the Milestone Solution Partner Integration of the Year in February, and we are pleased to see that Benchmark confirms this praise.”

Ricky Miwa, Managing Director of OPTEX Europe, adds: “Redhawk is a result of a successful cooperation between three technology companies: Milestone, The HawkEye Effect and OPTEX, all exploiting their expertise to provide a fantastic perimeter protection and site security solution. It gives security personnel immediate and accurate situational awareness on what is happening and where. We are delighted this cooperation has been recognised with the Benchmark Innovation Award at IFSEC 2014.”

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