AST Digital Magazine April 2016 - Page 8

2 1 Volume 3 Eagle Eye ‘First Responder Real-Time Video Access’ Eagle Eye Networks, Inc. today announced “First Responder Real-time Video Access”. Eagle Eye Security Camera VMS administrators have the option to pre-designate first responders who can receive immediate real-time security camera access during emergency situations; the cameras are shared only when an authorized user activates first responder access. Page 7 April 2016 Edition “We’ve had an overwhelming demand to deliver immediate video access to first responders,” said Dean Drako, President and CEO of Eagle Eye Networks. “Our customers want to be fully prepared to equip their local first responders with critical, real-time insights in the event of an emergency situation – while still retaining their full daily privacy.” The Eagle Eye Security Camera VMS First Responder Real-time Video Access process works as follows: 1. First Responder Pre-designation. System administrators use the Eagle Eye Security Camera VMS dashboard to pre-designate their list of first responders who will be authorized to view the video during emergencies. They will also authorize specific internal personnel to be capable of activating the emergency video feed. 2. Closed Loop Confirmation. To ensure that the connection is made, after the administrator submits the first responder names and email addresses, each first responder will get a notification email and ‘accept’ the request. The first responders will also download the free Eagle Eye Viewer mobile app so they will be able to instantly view the video while in transit during an emergency. Dr. Erroll G. Southers, former FBI Special Agent, and current Managing Director, Counterterrorism & Infrastructure Protection, TAL Global Immediate situational awareness can be crucial when there are intruders, a fire, or other situations. The insights that first responders gain from the clear, deep visibility can directly impact their actions — from necessary evacuations, to the specific protective measures they might take. “Giving Public Safety Officers the ability to share live video surveillance cameras on smart phones during an emergency is a game changer in operational scenarios. This solution can act as a response multiplier by providing a coordinated visibility component into emergency decision making,” said Dr. Erroll G. Southers, former FBI Special Agent, and current Managing Director, Counterterrorism & Infrastructure Protection, TAL Global. “During a crisis, real-time situational awareness and streamlined decision making can be the difference in protecting the public and first responders during life and death situations.” 3. Activation during Emergencies. Following set up, the video streams will continue to be private – only accessible by the organization – until authorized personnel activate the video access. As a safeguard to avoid accidentally sending emails the user will also click on an “are you sure you want to activate?” notice to confirm. Once the emergency video access is enabled, all