Securon company provides innovative protection service for flats/houses/offices. Idea of it is in monitoring for suspicious events before they will be happened. It records short video when camera found a movement and sends video to central monitoring station (VideoFied equipment used for this feature). There are 24/7 operators who can analyze event and provide action if it is dangerous, such as calling the police. Securon application adds additional level of abstraction, which provides extra features for several types of standard alarm systems, such as Videofied, Pima, Sur-Gard. It provides centralized storage of customers and their representatives, incoming events, notifies object owners about events, keeps full history of events and actions, notifies engineers about poor batteries.
It does not require local hard disks (which can be disconnected or stolen) and works with any type of Internet connection: LAN / WiFi / GSM. It does not allow direct communication with cameras, it only sends video when object was armed and event (movement) happened.
Securon provides critical service what does not allow to lost at least one event. And it was necessary to support both systems for debugging period. Finally new version was debugged and published to production.
Integrations with MoneyOnline and SberBank payment systems were implemented;
Integration with Sur-gard equipment was implemented.
It is my biggest project, created almost from scratch (not from zero really because some parts were used from previous version) and supported longest time, up to move to full-time employment.
All relations with that customer stopped due to different visions about Russian invasion into Ukraine.
Videofied concept description
The Videofied wireless video security system is the world's first completely wireless alarm system to use verified video response. Videofied was designed by RSI Video Technologies to eliminate false alarms, decrease police dispatch time, and increase criminal apprehensions. Traditional security systems send alarm events when a door contact, motion detector or any other type of alarm sensor is activated. The central station operator then receives the alarm event along with the sensor that was tripped, but has no idea what caused the alarm or if it was actually a false alarm.
Unfortunately, nationwide research has shown that over 95% of all dispatched alarms are false alarms. This has put a huge strain on local authorities and in response, more and more cities are passing laws to try and limit false alarms. The most common solution is to require enhanced call verification (ECV) and currently 4 states and another 93 cities nationwide employ ECV. ECV requires a central station operator to make a minimum of two phone calls to two different phone numbers in an attempt to verify the alarm event. If someone picks up on either number, the operator asks for a false alarm password that if given cancels the alarm dispatch. If no one picks up on either number, or the wrong password is given, the operator can then dispatch the proper authorities.
While ECV has been shown to modestly reduce the number of false alarms, it slows down the alarm dispatching process and only really works if the false alarm was due to user error and the alarm owner is either in the home or had just left. In these cases, the owner can give the correct password knowing they mistakenly entered the wrong arming or disarming code. In other cases, when the owner is not home, they will not be able to determine if the alarm event they are being questioned on is a false alarm or not. Therefore, even with ECV in place, false alarms continue to be a major problem in the alarm industry.
GeoArm's response to the false alarm problem is Videofied's wireless security system which uses actual video clips to verify each alarm event. The Videofied video alarm system utilizes indoor MotionViewers and/or outdoor MotionViewers which are wireless motion detectors with built-in cameras that are mapped to the exact same field of view as the motion detector. When a MotionViewer™ is activated, it automatically sends a 10-second video clip of whatever set off the motion detector to the Videofied video alarm control panel which then uses the cellular network to transmit the alarm event and the video clip to GeoArm’s central alarm monitoring station. Therefore, when the central station operator receives an alarm from a Videofied security system it is accompanied by actual video verification of what caused the alarm. If there is a person in the video, the GeoArm central station operator is able to dispatch the alarm immediately as a “robbery in progress.” If the operator receives a video showing a pet or a moving balloon, they can confidently ignore the alarm as a false alarm. Police respond much faster when they know there is a chance for a real apprehension, as opposed to receiving a normal alarm signal that they know will most likely be a false alarm.
Securon company uses Videofied equipment but their idea even bigger: they have custom-developed software layer that allows to make custom actions with received events.