Event transmission technology is the backbone of incident monitoring. It is a secure and reliable method of transmitting alarm signals and other incident data to a monitoring station – an essential tool in situations where time-sensitive information needs to be shared accurately.
This article introduces the applications and benefits of using event transmission in conjunction with alarm monitoring and other monitoring scenarios.
What is Event Transmission?
Event transmission is an integral part of the security industry, used with many types of systems, including fire and intruder detection, access control monitoring, and lone worker solutions. Signal data (such as location and type of alarm) are securely sent to an Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) or other central station for a fast and accurate response.
Video, audio, and other data streams are also securely transmitted among parties, providing a robust security solution. Data can be sent securely over wired or wireless connections, and can be sent over long distances.
Some key benefits of integrating this technology with monitoring are:
- Faster response times: This is perhaps the primary benefit of event transmission technology.
- Automatic response: As alluded to above, the option for certain actions to be triggered automatically can make all the difference – those few seconds saved could be critical, and prevent the loss of life or other drastic consequences. It provides a more failsafe option than relying on the direct supervision of security staff at all times.
- Remote monitoring: Cloud based SaaS solutions allow incident monitoring to be done remotely. This can be particularly useful in cases where a monitored site is located in a remote area.
- Security: Naturally, data must be secure while in-transit, and is therefore encrypted before being sent. This increased level of protection is invaluable for organisations that are handling sensitive information.
The possibility to transmit incident data applies to any situation. In intrusion detection, for example, evidence of any intrusions (i.e., video footage of the perpetrator) is transmitted so that relevant personnel can be alerted.
Transmitting CCTV in conjunction with alarm signals can be particularly beneficial in the case of intrusion, providing additional evidence that can be used to identify suspects.
Event transmission is also an integral part of lone worker solutions, which are designed to monitor and protect lone workers in potentially hazardous environments. These solutions include features such as GPS tracking, panic alarms, and two-way audio. Using them alongside event transmission ensures that lone workers are monitored and protected in an emergency situation.
Event transmission is a two way street; not only does it enable the receipt of alerts, but it can also trigger automatic responses such as shutting down a security system or actuating fire control measures. Another example is in retail, where visual data can trigger hold-up alarms. In manufacturing, the required action is triggered in the case of incidents that pose a risk to safety or productivity.
Event Transmission Combined with the IoT
As mentioned, event transmission is the backbone of all monitoring scenarios, including those where sensor data is transmitted.
No matter what the sensor is used for (i.e., monitoring carbon monoxide, temperature, or anything else), event transmission ensures that the relevant personnel are alerted about abnormal activity.
Our NB-IoT Module uses narrowband IoT technology for energy efficient transmission that is cost effective and easy to scale.
Intelligent Car Parks
Another area growing in popularity is intelligent car parks. By tracking where cars are entering and exiting and the location of available spaces, drivers can be directed to the right places. Additionally, staff can be alerted when a vehicle is parked in an unauthorised area or is causing an obstruction or hazard.
Overall, this approach helps reduce congestion and improves overall efficiency. On a broader scale, this could apply to reducing traffic across entire cities.
Sensor data helps local councils with waste management by sending information about the amount of waste produced in a particular area. This can then inform strategies for reducing waste and increasing recycling, as well as creating smarter garbage collection routes and schedules, reducing unnecessary journeys and emissions from vehicles delivering waste to landfill sites.
Improving Public Safety
Connected sensors can detect dangers such as gas leaks or flooding, and alert the relevant services so they can take action quickly, keeping citizens in a particular area safe from harm. This also applies within smart building scenarios.
IP Network Alarm Signalling
For the fastest transmissions, IP signalling is the solution – instead of analogue lines. (An added benefit with this type of wireless transmission is that there’s no need to wait to install analogue lines.) In critical operations, the time saved through IP can save lives. Our IP signalling module, GS-Net, can be accessed remotely, for added convenience.
This article has reviewed a small handful of the innumerable cases in which event transmission makes monitoring more effective. Wherever data is collected, and whatever device is capturing it, its transmission can alert personnel immediately and trigger automatic responses. These responses can make all the difference in protecting life and property, and optimising the efficiency of operations.
Event transmission is at the heart of our solutions, which easily integrate with existing monitoring devices. We offer both wired and wireless options; customers that opt for the cloud based version benefit from a future-proof system with the highest-performance, as well as easy implementation and scalability.
To discover how GeminiSense can provide your organisation with the most robust security on the market, contact us today.