For more than 30 years, GeminiSense has been serving organisations in numerous sectors – many of which are directly responsible for ensuring public safety. This includes universities, hospitals, police, fire and rescue, defence, airports, local authorities, and commercial and residential premises.
Despite budget constraints, these types of institutions still need to deliver the same standard of security no matter what, and that’s where we come in. We arm our customers with real-time monitoring solutions, enabling them to detect threats before they escalate into serious incidents.
As technology has evolved over the years, so has our software, integrating the likes of IoT and sophisticated event transmission. This combination enables our customers to monitor more things than ever.
This article focuses on a few of the types of organisations mentioned above, reviewing how our alarms monitoring software makes them safer places to be for the public.
Alarm Receiving Centres
When safety and security are at stake, there can be no compromise. Using the most cutting-edge alarm monitoring software empowers each Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) with advanced capabilities, enabling them to effectively safeguard lives, assets, and infrastructure.
Due to the requirement for continuous monitoring in ARCs, a high-performing cloud-based SaaS option is best.
Enhanced Detection and Response
Advanced platforms such as GeminiSense leverage technologies such as machine learning. Such capabilities enable the software to analyse incoming alarm signals with greater accuracy and efficiency, improving the detection of potential threats.
With faster and more accurate threat identification, ARCs can initiate immediate response actions, reducing response times and enhancing overall security effectiveness.
Our central station monitoring software automates routine processes and tasks, minimising human error and improving operational efficiency. The result is more streamlined operations and optimised resource allocation.
Scalability and Flexibility
Modern, cloud-based software is designed to be scalable and adaptable to evolving security needs. It empowers ARCs to handle a growing volume of alarms and expand their operations seamlessly as the demands increase.
The software can also integrate with various other systems, allowing for flexibility in incorporating new devices and expanding the capabilities of the monitoring centre.
Airports are unique environments – complex facilities with multiple systems that require constant monitoring to ensure the safety of passengers and staff.
Two of the keys to successful airport monitoring are the ability to accurately filter out false alarms and to monitor in real-time.
Real-Time CCTV Monitoring
Staying informed in real-time of activity occurring across the entire facility enhances situational awareness, which helps identify patterns or anomalies that may indicate potential risks or vulnerabilities. Personnel can then identify and respond to these threats as they occur.
Real-time monitoring also allows for optimal resource allocation. For example, if there is a significant increase in passenger traffic at a particular checkpoint, additional security personnel can be promptly deployed.
False Alarm Detection
The likelihood of false alerts is high in dynamic, bustling environments such as airports. The fast-paced environment, crowded spaces, and constant activity can sometimes trigger security systems to generate alerts based on harmless events or normal activities.
The continuous flow of passengers, baggage handling, and various airport operations can inadvertently trigger security sensors, such as motion detectors or automated alarm systems. For example, a suitcase left unattended for a brief moment may trigger an alarm, but it could be a harmless situation where the owner simply stepped away momentarily.
Addressing the issue of false alerts in fast-paced and busy airport environments is important in order to avoid unnecessary disruptions and prevent security personnel from becoming overwhelmed with constant false alarms. It requires implementing sophisticated security systems with advanced algorithms that can differentiate between genuine security threats and benign situations – and that is another area in which GeminiSense excels.
Educational, Commercial & Residential Premises
Customers need to be protected from unwelcome company when visiting a shopping centre or any other retail establishment so they can shop with peace of mind. Likewise, retailers need to protect their profits by having a robust system in place to easily stop thieves in their tracks.
We provide a single system that can monitor large sites such as the above, as well as residential premises and university campuses.
Lone Worker Solutions
We provide lone worker solutions – beneficial on university campuses where security staff are often assigned to patrol large areas or work in isolated locations. Lone worker protection features such as GPS tracking and automatic alerts allow security staff to call for assistance or alert the authorities in case of emergencies.
The aforementioned types of establishments tend to use alarm systems, security cameras and fire protection measures to keep the public safe. However, thanks to the Internet of Things, it doesn’t have to stop there.
Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) technology lets organisations monitor data from any type of sensor; whether detecting motion or carbon monoxide, there is now a plethora of variables to track in order to keep people safe.
Our NB-IoT module can enable control centres to receive notifications from any asset to which a sensor is attached.
Bridge and Tunnel Operators
With thousands of vehicles crossing bridges and passing through tunnels each hour, alarm monitoring plays a vital role in enhancing the security and operational efficiency of such structures.
Our systems facilitate a swift and effective response during emergency situations such as accidents, fires or security incidents, as well as scenarios of unauthorised access, vandalism and other potential breaches that may affect personnel, the travelling public, and the infrastructure’s integrity.
Another potential use case is the monitoring of maintenance needs, such as identifying structural damage, wear and tear, or equipment malfunctions. This ensures timely maintenance and upkeep of the facility.
Our incident and alarm monitoring software equips those responsible for ensuring public safety with enhanced vigilance. Real-time monitoring, false alarm detection and automatic alerts are just a few ways in which we enable proactivity and efficiency.
GeminiSense is a flexible, versatile, scalable solution, elevating the security practices of high-profile organisations worldwide – contact us to book a demo and discover a new era of enhanced security.