The Top 5 Features of D3 Security’s Avigilon Control Center Integration

The D3 team is proud to announce that the D3 ONE enterprise security platform has been successfully integrated with Avigilon’s Control Center video management system. It’s an exciting integration that saw Avigilon and D3 work together to produce functionality that is seamless, easy-to-use and technologically advanced. Most importantly, it’s a solution for a very real business need—a documentation and response engine fully integrated with video management and surveillance infrastructure.

As anyone in the security industry can attest to, significant sums—estimated at $13.5 billion for 2014—have been invested by companies to implement, upgrade and standardize their global surveillance infrastructure. Rapid technological advancements and healthy competition among solution providers resulted in hospitals, corporate campuses, casinos and airports outfitting themselves with powerful video management systems that can fly through buildings, detect patterns or abnormalities, and zoom in on just about anything. By nearly all accounts, they perform magnificently at what they’re tasked to do, particularly the Avigilon offerings. However, as security operations found out, you still need to document, investigate, trend and dispatch a response to whatever security event has been captured—and that’s where D3 ONE comes in.

D3 ONE is an award-winning suite with Incident Reporting, Investigation/Case Management, Dispatch,Guard Tour, PSIM and Advanced Analytics modules. Some of the largest and most complex companies on the planet (and some in outer space) use D3 ONE to manage the entire lifecycle of a security event: from initial detection, documentation, corrective action, trending and analysis. With this integration, D3 ONE fuses with Avigilon Control Center so that operators can coordinate security assets and manage events with intelligence from surveillance. In other words, you can extract much more value from your video management system by integrating it with your incident management, physical security operations and security analysis platform.

To show you exactly what we mean, I’ve provided the Top 5 Features of D3 Security’s Avigilon Control Center Integration.

1. Exert PTZ Control Over Cameras

The Avigilon Control Center – D3 ONE integration enables full pan-tilt-zoom control of cameras from the GIA PSIM interface. There are many benefits to this feature, but chief among them are that operators have a large field of view, perfect for parking lots or warehouses, both of which can be viewed from the GIA PSIM interface. PTZ cameras are also durable, providing surveillance coverage outside, such as a rooftop or other places without a D3 Guard Tour.

2. Monitor Live and Recorded Video

From the D3 ONE interface, an operator can drill down on any of their company’s facilities, select a geo-located camera icon and stream live and recorded video. This allows operators to review existing footage to identify suspects or watch an event that has happened, such as car break in or graffiti. The operator can then query D3’s Entities or Banned Persons database to identify the suspect. In the event of an access control alarm—say, CEO Mr. Jones left his access card at home—the operator could simply access live streaming to confirm Mr. Jones’ identity, or in the case of an imposter, dispatch a security officer.

3. Attach Surveillance Media to Incident Reports and Investigations

Pictures speak a thousand words—and video must be even more. That’s why operators, with a single click or keystroke, can attach surveillance media—video and/or still images—to D3 Incident Reports and Investigations. If a security incident has occurred on your property, an operator can simply grab relevant footage from Avigilon via the D3 ONE interface, attach it to an Incident Report, or place it within an Investigation in the Case Management module.

4. Automate Access Control Response

Through its integration with access controls systems such as Lenel and Genetec, D3 ONE can completely automate the entire detection and corrective action workflow related to managing access control events. For example, if an expired card or entry attempt is detected at an access controlled door, D3 ONE will:

  • Process the access control event from OnGuard
  • Trigger Avigilon to capture footage;
  • Place that surveillance media (footage or stills) into a D3 Dispatch
  • Send the Dispatch to a security officer in the field equipped with D3’s Android or iPhone app
  • The officer can then view the Dispatch and surveillance media, responding to the scene fully prepared

5. Assess the Impact of Investments or Events with Custom Forms

As demonstrated at our recent D3 Users’ Conference, the D3 ONE suite can be used to assess the impact of security investments. For example, say a new vehicle barricade is introduced at a sensitive entry point. A camera in the vicinity can be set up to detect motion at that entry way, capturing any approaching vehicles and their subsequent actions. A D3 Incident Report could then be created, whose configurable forms would log the activities of vehicles approaching. Did they simply turn around due to the new barricade or was security called? Once data had been established, the company could reference its D3 database to determine the effectiveness of the barricade and whether such a countermeasure should be installed enterprise-wide.

For these reasons and more, the Avigilon Control Center – D3 ONE integration is exciting and generating significant interest from both Avigilon and D3 ONE users.

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Alex MacLachlan

Alex is a marketing leader in the cyber security industry. He runs worldwide marketing for D3 Security, which include recruitment campaigns for enterprise and MSSP buyers, public relations, digital marketing, and business planning. On the weekends, you can find Alex fishing deep in the outdoors, rain or shine.