IPX360 Solutions to sell U.K. security solution in North America
B2B electronic security product provider IPX360 Solutions Inc. has signed an agreement with U.K.-based CheckMySystems Ltd. — a video surveillance health and operation monitoring software specialist - to act as its agent for CheckMyCCTV in the North American market.
The CheckMyCCTV application is designed to automatically identify and report specific video surveillance system faults as soon as they are detected. Issues that can be flagged-up by CheckMyCCTV include: camera failures, hard disk failures, recording issues, time accuracy problems, and network connection failures.
IPX360 Solutions says it sees potential in targeting CheckMyCCTV at security distributors and owners of large-scale and multiple sites. Central stations are another focus.
Regis Glorieux, president of IPX360 Solutions, says, “In my view there is a real need for a new approach to checking on video surveillance systems in the U.S. and Canada. When working with, and for distributors, I regularly came across recorders that were simply not working and may have been out of action for weeks or even longer. I am certainly not alone in this. Often the first time the customer realised anything was amiss was when there was an incident and they couldn’t retrieve the video.
“With CheckMyCCTV in place these problems are picked-up automatically, and highlighted by an on-screen warning at a monitoring station or even via a smart phone ‘app’, so no one needs to be left in the dark.”
“We are very excited to be working with IPX360 Solutions Inc. in our efforts to bring CheckMyCCTV to a new audience in North America. The experience we have had to date in the U.K., working with monitoring stations, large retailers and other users, shows that CheckMyCCTV can make a positive difference to fault finding and how the maintenance of video surveillance systems is managed. We expect that customers in the US and Canada will soon appreciate these practical benefits for themselves,” says Darren Rewston, Founder and Managing Director of CheckMySystems.
“At CheckMySystems we realise that there can be no room for complacency where the well being of video surveillance systems is concerned. The need to implement effective checks was underlined in a snapshot survey we conducted of 300 sites across the UK. Before CheckMyCCTV was implemented a worrying 75% of sites had one or more issues affecting the operational performance of the CCTV system, ranging from daylight saving time not being updated, to camera failures, recording problems, and hard disk issues.”
CheckMyCCTV is currently compatible with more than 25 video surveillance system brands and OEMs, including: Samsung, Costar, HikVision, American Dynamics, Digimerge, Dedicated Micros, Xtralis and Dahua.