Honeywell has announced an enhanced version of its Digital Video Manager (DVM) that is claimed to offer smarter security and surveillance capabilities for complex building environments. The new release, DVM R620, enables organisations to secure large-scale security operations with features that improve operator efficiency and situational awareness for faster incident identification and resolution.
DVM R620 features an enhanced user interface and includes major updates to how operators can capture, access and manage live and recorded video. Based on an available distributed architecture, the system features edge recording playback and backfill capabilities, capturing video footage on camera memory cards and then backfilling the footage to the system’s main server. These features make the system resilient to interruptions ranging from routine system maintenance to network or server failures and cybersecurity issues.
In addition, the improved user interface makes it easier to learn and operate the system, thus improving operator productivity for faster incident response, according to the manufacturer. New productivity features include bookmarking, which lets operators annotate and navigate video footage. This enables footage identification and retrieval for evidentiary purposes.
John Rajchert, president of Honeywell Building Solutions, stated, ‘As buildings become smarter, driven by trends like the Internet of Things and our increasingly connected world, security operations must follow suit. This can be a tall order, however, when you consider the scope and size of today’s connected organisations and the number of cameras and other endpoints personnel must manage. DVM R620 serves as a conduit for improved operator productivity and risk mitigation, leveraging connectivity for smarter surveillance that can more easily grow and expand as needs change and evolve.’
DVM R620 also supports ONVIF, driving deeper levels of interoperability and connectivity so organisations can integrate a wider range of video cameras and third party systems, such as analytics, as they adapt to changing security threats.
DVM R620 enables organisations to authenticate video footage. When exporting video, operators can add watermarks or use digital signatures to prove video authenticity and its source, reducing the need for third-party applications. DVM R620 exports footage in password-protected files and uses a lower resolution for video streams.