Over the last 15 years one of the biggest growth areas in CCTV and
security has been remote CCTV monitoring. A fantastic concept it has
been an easy sale once a customer is convinced a third party will be
looking after his site for him for a fraction of the cost of a
security guard. Over many years the ISDN telephone line was the only
way to carry enough data over the network to give a presentable
picture to the operator viewing images at the central station. The one
weak point never addressed however by either installers or the end
users was what If the line was cut? This effectively rendered the
CCTV images transmitted over broadband.
As time has moved forward we have had the broadband revolution.
Manufacturers have continued to strive to improve picture quality to
central stations using clever compression techniques and the ever
expanding bandwidth available means operators sitting in the central
station are now given some brilliant images to work with. It seems the
criminals now have no chance? However we need to go back to an earlier
point. What happens if the line is cut or simply goes faulty? The
intruder quite simply has all the time in the world to effectively
empty the customer’s premises at his leisure …well not quite.
There is now a simple cheap and effective solution. Emizon IP have
bought out their IP broadband communicator that can notify the central
station of a broadband line failure. Using the Emizon managed network a
signal is sent to the central station informing them that
immediate action is required to restore the broadband link. When the
Emizon is also connected to the premises intruder alarm all the signals
will be received giving the central station enough information to call
the police should this course of action be required.
Emizon the way forward.
The Emizon comes in the form of a TCD and also has relay outputs to
re-initialize remote DVRs if required. It is always on and is also
8148 compliant, however thousands of legacy monitored systems would
dramatically benefit by upgrading their signalling and using Emizon.
More on this product soon. And why we see it being the leading dual
path broadband monitoring solution for the future.