VIDEO MONITORING FOR ALARM VERIFICATION AND ACCESS CONTROL

With CERTAS care, you can rest assured that all necessary measures are taken in case of an emergency, every hour and under all circumstances.

CERTAS video offers you professional alarm management and an efficient access control. Experienced Certas dispatcher at the remote monitoring centre can quickly verify an alarm or reliably identify a person using video images.

What is CERTAS video?

 

An alarm signal gives Certas dispatchers access to your video channel and enables them to verify the alarm. In this way, a false alarm can be quickly ruled out and the necessary emergency and rescue forces can be called up without the need for an intervention company to be sent for on-site alarm verification. With CERTAS video the reaction time is significantly reduced.

 

An efficient access control is an important security measure for commercial buildings, particularly for high risk premises like banks. CERTAS video allows a secure opening and closing by matching exactly the person in front of the bank with a reference picture on file. The Certas dispatcher will only open the doors by remote control if everything he sees is absolutely secure.

How does CERTAS video work for alarm verification?

1. ALARM SIGNAL
An event such as burglary, glass breakage or fire triggers an alarm.

2. VERIFICATION
Transmission of video images to the remote monitoring centre, verification of the alarm signal. If a situation cannot be clearly verified, an intervention company is sent there.

3. INTERVENTION ON THE PREMISES
Mobilization of the necessary intervention forces (private and public). If the video pictures are showing a crime in progress, Certas will inform the police immediate.

4. CONTROLLING
Remote surveillance of the intervention, final report.

How does CERTAS video work for access control?

  1. Access request at the door by badge or code identification. The Certas Alarm monitoring centre is called.

  2. Access verification with video: the person requesting access is identified. The door will be opened by remote control. If the person has no right to access, the doors remain closed. If problems arise, the Certas dispatcher will execute the contingency plan and inform the police if necessary.

  3. If authorized access is granted, the Certas employee tracks the person's path via video until he or she leaves a previously defined zone.

  4. Controlling: reports on «no-access» situations and the measures that were undertaken are mandatory.

     

Your benefits:

 

  • IMMEDIATE RECEPTION OF THE ALARM SIGNAL AND ALARM VERIFICATION PER VIDEO
    Our Certas employees react immediately to any alarm signal and, thanks to the recorded video sequences, verify it quickly and reliably.
  • AVOIDANCE OF FALSE ALARMS
    The evaluation of the video images enables a simplified distinction between false and real alarms. This avoids false alarms with all their disadvantages and cost consequences.
  • QUICK REACTION TIME
    Thanks to the video images, the experienced Certas staff can deploy the necessary emergency response and rescue teams without having to send an intervention company to verify the alarm on site. This saves valuable time.
  • SAFETY FOR YOUR EMPLOYEES
    Certas video allows for positive identification and has reached a very high security level. Your employees can do their job with a good safety feeling. 
  • 24/7 SERVICE
    Certas never sleeps and reacts promptly. Allow yourself more security and less stress by delegating alarm handling to our security experts.
  • PRIVACY PROTECTION
    Certas has only access to video pictures when an alarm has been triggered (alarm message, call for access). At the end of the event, the video channel is automatically shut down to protect your privacy.
  • LOCATION-INDEPENDENT
    No matter where you are, no matter what happens, your alarm signal will always be processed at our three alarm monitoring centres of Zurich, Lausanne and Lugano.
  • THE PLUS OF SAFETY
    Video surveillance deters both burglars and property damage. The evidential video images also make police work easier and contribute to reducing crime.

«Our company is located in an industrial zone and is completely fenced in. The other night, from Saturday to Sunday, there were uninvited visitors. The alarm system's transmitters triggered an alarm and the video cameras filmed the scene. Thanks to the immediate transmission of alarms to the remote monitoring centre, the Certas employee was able to clearly verify the alarm by means of a video sequence. He immediately called the police and the private intervention service. The burglars were placed and the damage was minimized thanks to immediate intervention.»

Reto, 49, managing director

«As a bank, we attach great importance to the safety of our employees. We practice remote opening of our branches with the 4-eye principle of Certas: When the first employee arrives in the morning, the remote monitoring centre is called. The Certas employee checks the video image, compares the person with the list of authorized employees, confirms the name in the system and opens the door by remote control. It tracks the employee's path until he or she reaches the secure area. This is an important element of our daily security.»

Joachim, 37, branch manager