SituCon Systems, Inc. announced its next generation Emergency Awareness Solution. Designed for public safety officials, educational institutions and municipalities, SituCon's Emergency Awareness Solution uses innovative Privacy Protecting Technologies, a sophisticated alerting system and on demand video to deliver maximum safety and guaranteed privacy. All individuals and organizations have long grappled with the unfortunate "surveillance dilemma," the conflict between safety and security versus the rightful privacy and civil liberty concerns that limit where cameras can be placed. In recognition of this, SituCon developed Privacy Protecting Technologies to guarantee privacy by disabling camera images at all times other than when camera use is necessary. The company's advanced software suite and hardware design provides an answer to this crucial problem.
Privacy Protecting Technology is incorporated into all of SituCon's products, which include the following:
Instant Alert: Allows individuals to immediately notify responding agencies in the event of an emergency situation. More than just a "panic button," Instant Alert buttons enable responders to see who's in trouble, where they're located and the status of the situation.
SituCam: Provides a clear, visible indication of when cameras are in use, enabling both safety and privacy protection. SituCamPrivacy Protecting Cameras remain in the privacy mode until an individual activates a wireless Instant Alert button, notifying responders and opening camera "eyelids." SituCam's are designed for places that traditional video surveillance systems can't go--municipal buildings, schools, libraries, senior centers, religious institutions and anywhere privacy is a concern.
SituCon Manager: The underlying software system used to control the entire solution, SituCon Manager overseas the actualactivation and deactivation of cameras to ensure safety during emergency situations and privacy at all other times. With SituConManager, cameras remain disabled until the system is activated by an Instant Alert button, scheduled event or remote emergencyoverride. To ensure compliance with previously defined policies and prevent abuse of the system, privacy advocates areautomatically notified of camera usage, tampering or system configuration changes. In addition to overseeing this process, thesystem is fully customizable and can be configured to meet the needs of all users.
SituPoint: Offers responders greater control of situations by providing them with wireless access to real-time video using theirexisting mobile computers, laptops and smart phones without any security concerns. SituPoint provides responders the samecritical information that their dispatch center receives, including a photograph of the individual who pressed the Instant Alert button,his/her phone number and a floor plan of the area where they are located to allow responders to find them in the most strategic waypossible.