CHeKT publishes rules for alarm automation – Security Sales & Integration | Episode Movies

CHeKT’s automation rules will allow traders to use an alarm system sensor or camera analysis to automatically generate an audible or visual response using any IP speaker or built-in relay.

SHREVEPORT, La. – CHeKT announces that it is preparing its long-awaited release of alarm automation rules. Dealers interested in evaluating a beta version of the release can do so upon request.

According to CHeKT, many camera manufacturers advertise the functionality of active deterrence cameras. However, the company notes that deploying these cameras in practical applications and managing these systems at scale have proven difficult.

Adding an audio message to some camera brands is easy enough, but the task of enabling remote management and custom automated actions for customers or the security integration company is another matter entirely, says CHeKT.

CHeKT’s automation rules aim to provide merchants with answers to these challenges and practical ways to use active deterrent cameras and IP speakers to improve security services for customers. Traders can use an alarm system sensor or camera analytics to automatically generate an audible or visual response through any IP speaker or built-in relay.

“This certainly changes the rules for any company that installs surveillance systems,” says CHeKT President Wes Usie. “With these features, retailers can install a proactive monitoring system and manage it via the CHeKT Cloud. The possibilities are endless and this is an ideal service to protect customers with external assets and the new security requirements for cannabis dispensaries and cultivation facilities. From playing a welcome message when someone enters the building to providing an audible deterrent when someone is on the property after hours. When an event occurs, visual and audio deterrents are activated to create a truly proactive surveillance system for their customers.”

Earlier this year, CHeKT announced the integration of IP speakers and embedded speakers in IP cameras. This integration allows customers and monitoring centers to have audible command and control of a protected site.

By loading a website with preloaded audio files or scripted responses, customers can control from the CHeKT mobile app, and alarm center agents can actively notify visitors or intruders that they are under live remote video surveillance with the touch of a button. With the included live voice options, the responding agents can give precise instructions to potential criminals.

“Providing customers with an automated proactive response to a potential crime, or simply notifying customers of business hours is a feature that many CHeKT merchants have requested,” said David Erickson, operations manager, CHeKT. “We have now completed the development of our automation rules. These rules give security companies manageable and scalable actions to take automatically in a given situation.”

CHeKT says the focus on automation rules has focused on improving security services for customers and improving business services through the use of visual and audible alerts.

For example, with the new automation rules, security companies can schedule arming and define a completion message to be automatically played through an intercom or IP speaker, and automatically turn on outdoor floodlights at a specified time.

Once the site is activated, the CHeKT platform will automatically play a preloaded message whenever a camera is triggered. Messages can change automatically depending on the time and day of the week, and all messages are managed by CHeKT Cloud.

“CHeKT’s automation rules and audio management platform is 100% cloud-based for all supported cameras and IP audio devices. This means integrators don’t have to remotely connect to individual audio devices to change or upload new messages,” adds Erickson. “Most IP speaker systems are programmed individually, device by device, and in the worst case a technician has to make a service call to update the messages. That is not scalable for our industry.”

In addition to creating proactive audio responses to an alarm event, CHeKT retailers can provide small businesses with a welcome message that plays during business hours when someone enters the store.

Using CHeKT’s automation rules, security companies can also automate CHeKT’s built-in relays to control lights, sirens, doors, gates, etc., according to the company.

In addition to automatic relays and audio notifications, retailers can generate additional video events for the customer or the head office when a defined condition occurs. Traders who want to use an event trigger to create multiple videos now have that flexibility with CHeKT’s new automation rules.

The official release date for the firmware update and these features is November 29th. Existing CHeKT security companies interested in an early release can contact CHeKT technical support or their alarm monitoring center.

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