FutureSentry and Mi5 team up

Companies partner to produce solar-powered wireless cameras with automated detection system; debut expected at ISC West
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Thursday, December 27, 2012

MIAMI—FutureSentry and Mi5 Security in December announced a new partnership that will open up new markets for the two companies and provide a new solution for integrators working on critical infrastructure and other projects in remote locations.

FutureSentry, based here, is a provider of automated detection solutions, notably its First Responder platform. New Zealand-based Mi5 Security makes wireless outdoor surveillance cameras called RedEye.

RedEye cameras are battery- and solar-powered and are used to monitor remote locations, Rolland Trayte, FutureSentry CEO and president, explained to Security Systems News. The cameras take periodic photographs at certain intervals or in response to motion. The photos are then “sent to the cloud, where analytics are run on the image and [then if necessary] sent to someone as an alert,” Trayte said.

Combined with FutureSentry technology, the cameras are able to cover 360 degrees instead of a 45-degree field of view. The cameras are able to turn toward a moving target, strobe it, light it and photograph it. “It’s really a force multiplier in terms of expanding the RedEye camera,” Trayte said.

“It opens the U.S. marketplace to RedEye,” and FutureSentry will have the opportunity to market to New Zealand and Australia, he added.

“It’s another tool in our arsenal [for] predictive security,” Trayte said. The combination of these technologies reduces the need for extra infrastructure in outdoor and remote locations. There is no need for wiring, trenching or hard-wired power, which makes it environmentally friendly and less costly.

Trayte said the solution is in beta now and will be rolled out at ISC West. FutureSentry offers extensive training and on-site assistance for integrators. “We’ve geared the development of the product to make our [integrator] partners successful,” he said.