IPVMU Certified | 01/06/15 06:02pm
If you can, define some details about the panic buttons.
- Are they to be hung at fixed locations, or are they mobile/wearable?
- Do they also want the button to trigger camera recording, or do they just call for help (via the unified communication platform)?
- Is any two-way communication needed?
Starting here can help narrow the scope down a little.
Thanks Brian....Sorry I couldn't get back sooner.
"No" on the camera trigger.
Fixed locations have been requested but I think it prudent that the solution has mobile capability too.
"No" on 2-way communication.
Client is a non-profit shelter for women and their children who for many reasons now need assistance in getting their lives back together.
I failed to mention in my last post that 2 doors require access control not necessarily tied into surveillance though obviously a camera will be at both locations.
Thank you again. Hit me with further questions if needed.
IPVMU Certified | 01/12/15 07:23pm
Singlewire sells a software module plugin for the Cisco UCM 9.1 that includes 'panic notification'.
You can buy interface buttons, use Cisco deskphones, a PC based app, or a smartphone-based app for control buttons.
You might start there, as they've already apparently written a tight integration for it.
I've reached out to Cisco about the state of their access control offerings, and they've told us a relaunch is coming but declined further comment.
However, if you are considering other VMS platforms, the options for integrated access grow a bit. Have you decided on the VMS yet?
IPVMU Certified | 03/03/15 05:48pm
Brian, we are going to Genetec Security Center with Omnicast, Synergis, and Cipelia. Any recommendations for panic/duress buttons? We to have Cisco IP phones. I would love to see a full coverage article on panic/duress systems.
I know that Preferred Technologies in Houston, TX has done custom integrations with VOIP systems with Genetec and may be able to provide help / guidance.
An option for you would be to use a Mobotix camera for example with an additional input (button) that would initiate a VOIP/SIP call from the camera into the Cisco call manager system.
I believe Milestone supports an Adams 6060 module that would give you the inputs you require for the panic button.