According to ESG (The Enterprise Strategy Group) Research Report, Security Management and Operations: Changes on the Horizon, major challenges of 315 security professionals working at North American based enterprise organizations includes: 1. security team spending too much time reacting to problems, 2. lack of security skills within the IT department, 3. having too many security tools, 4. lacking the appropriate level of security intelligence to make accurate and timely decisions, 5. lack of security skills within the security team itself.

This data hints at problems across people, processes, and technology. Security professionals with inadequate skills, support, or security intelligence spend an inordinate amount of their time reacting to problems. Furthermore, with security management becoming increasingly complex, data from a potpourri of disparate security point tools becomes underutilized as it becomes harder to decipher

APPLICATION OF NUCLEUS IN UNIFIED SECURITY MANAGEMENT
NUCLEUS与安全传感器集成

 
NUCLEUS interposes security sensors, such as CCTV cameras, access control devices, intrusion detection systems, video content analytics and guard tracking, with 3D building structure information to provide an integrated 3D security situation awareness to security managers. Security managers are able to visually track different incidents occurring across different building floors and sections in one single unified view, without any blind-spots.

Example of integrated security systems includes:-

  • > CCTVs / Video Management Systems
  • > Video content analytics (Unusual crowd movement / detection / suspicious cars, objects / fighting etc.)
  • > Alarms management
  • > Access control
  • > Intrusion detection / perimeter protection (including fence / gate / bollard monitoring)
  • > RFID tracking of assets, guards, visitors
  • > Electronic key
  • > Incident reporter
  • > Emergency one push button
  • > Fire alarm management
  • > Smart drone surveillance
  • > Unusual sound detection
On demand CCTV retrieval and monitoring

On demand CCTV retrieval and monitoring

1. CCTV monitoring and management
NUCLEUS is integrated with Video Management System to provide CCTV monitoring and management. This allows building managers to use their existing CCTV system, while fusing the data with the 3D building model.
CCTVs are marked in the 3D building model according to their physical locations in the real-world, allowing building managers to intuitively know the location of the CCTVs instead of reading hard to understand CCTV code names. Security personnel can now visually locate all the nearby CCTVs of an incident point in a quick glance.

Video content analysis detecting unattended vehicle

Video content analysis detecting unattended vehicle

2. Video content analysis and alarms management
Accompanying CCTV monitoring, video content analysis applied on video footages helps to reduce the effort to monitor unusual activities in CCTVs. For example, VCA is able to detect vehicles left unattended at sensitive areas for long periods. Together with an alarm system in NUCLEUS, security personnel gets alerted of the unusual situation, so that necessary actions can be taken to ensure balance is restored.

Monitoring of door access events

Monitoring of door access events

3. Access control monitoring and management
By combining access control management system, CCTV management system and RFID tracking with the 3D building model in a single platform, building managers can limit access to restricted areas in a holistic manner.

In the event an unrecognized entry is detected, building managers can immediately check the footages of nearby CCTVs to pin point the suspect, and based on the virtual tracked location of all patrolling guards, the nearest guard can be deployed to the scene where the unrecognized entry took place.

Fence intrusion detected

Fence intrusion detected

4. Intrusion detection / Perimeter protection (Including fence / gate / bollard monitoring)
NUCLEUS together with CCTV, fence, gates and bollard monitoring forms an intrusion detection system. In the event an intruder tries to climb over the fence, the change in electrical current in the fence triggers an alert in NUCLEUS.

Security personnel can immediately check the footages of nearby CCTVs to pin point the intruder, and based on the virtual tracked location of all patrolling guards, the nearest guard can be deployed to the scene where the intrusion took place to arrest the intruder.

RFID tracking of visitors and patrol guards

RFID tracking of visitors and patrol guards

5. RFID tracking of assets, visitors and patrol guards
RFID can be used to track assets, patrol guards and visitors in a building compound. Coupled with 3D display in NUCLEUS, the exact location of assets, guards and visitors can be tracked across multiple levels.

This aids security personnel in ensuring valuable assets do not get stolen from compound, and patrolling guards can be deployed faster to react to situations. Security personnel can also track visitors to ensure that visitors do not illegally access restricted compounds.


Drawing of key from electronic key management system

Drawing of key from electronic key management system

6. Electronic key management
NUCLEUS is also integrated with electronic key management system to reduce the hassles of drawing keys to important facilities. Electronic key management system helps to keep keys in proper order, and only allows authorized personnel to draw the keys.

In the event an unauthorized person tries to forcefully draw a key, alarms will be triggered in NUCLEUS, alerting security personnel, who can then call out the footages of the CCTV nearest to the point of alert to help identify the suspect and based on RFID location of the patrol guards, the nearest patrol guard will be deployed to make a swift arrest.

Reporting of abandoned baggage through Incident Reporter App

Reporting of abandoned baggage through Incident Reporter App

7. Incident reporting
NUCLEUS features an incident reporting function which allows anyone with a camera able mobile phone to become an information provider. Passerby who notice incidents, such as an unattended suspicious bag can capture an image of the incident with their mobile phone and report it to NUCLEUS with a short description of the incident location.

One push emergency button to call for help

One push emergency button to call for help

8. One push emergency button
NUCLEUS features a one push emergency button which allows user in distress to call for help immediately, just by hitting on the emergency button. This reduces the steps needed to call for help, so that even in a fire or under a terrorist attack, user can trigger help request easily and inconspicuously.

Fire alarm triggered, unlocking emergency doors

Fire alarm triggered, unlocking emergency doors

9. Fire alarm management
Fire alarm system is integrated with NUCLEUS to monitor the CO2 and smoke levels in the building. When unusual levels of CO2 and smoke levels are detected, or when the fire alarm pull station is activated, the fire alarm system will trigger an alert in NUCLEUS while releasing all the emergency exits for evacuation.

Smart drone surveillance of the city

Smart drone surveillance of the city

10. Smart drone surveillance
NUCLEUS integrates and manages smart drones used for city surveillance. From NUCLEUS, operators can view the real-time video footage captured by the drones while tracking the location of the drones, giving operators a consolidated awareness of the situation in the city.

Detection of unusual sound

Detection of unusual sound

11. Unusual sound detection
As an additional measure for city security surveillance, sensors that analyzes sounds are integrated with NUCLEUS. Unusual sounds like gun shots, screams, explosions triggers an alert in NUCLEUS, indicating the location of the source of the sound, so that security managers can check on the nearby CCTVs for immediate situation updates.
CASE EXAMPLE – NUCLEUS WITH MILESTONE VIDEO MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Milestone XProtect® Video Management System

Milestone XProtect® Video Management System


Integrated with Milestone XProtect® Video Management System, NUCLEUS fuses real-time CCTV video footages with the building 3D model. Location of CCTVs are marked in the 3D building model according to their physical locations in the real-world. Instead of reading hard to understand 2D maps and trying to match the CCTV code names on the massive video wall, security personnel just need to navigate to the CCTV placemark in the target location and click on the placemark to call out the CCTV footage on demand.
Multiple cameras viewing in the locality of interest

Multiple cameras viewing in the locality of interest


On top of on demand video streaming, NUCLEUS also supports fusion of video from Milestone with the 3D scene. Video footage is corrected to the perspective and fused with the 3D model to give a close to real-life view of the scene, from which the direction of the camera, the indoor furniture etc. can be easily deciphered.
Indoor and outdoor 3D video fusion

Indoor and outdoor 3D video fusion


NUCLEUS has also integrated with Milestone’s alarm system. Alarms such as motion detection triggered in Milestone XProtect system is also reflected in NUCLEUS under the alarms panel. Upon receiving a new alarm alert, both NUCLEUS and Milestone XProtect will reflect the new alert in the system. The two-way alarm management allows security personnel to update the alarm’s status directly using NUCLEUS or Milestone XProtect, and the same status will be reflected in the other platform.
NUCLEUS displaying Milestone alarms

NUCLEUS displaying Milestone alarms


By allowing communication between NUCLEUS and Milestone XProtect, security commander in the control room can select any important camera view and share it with the operators’ matrix monitor, so that the operator’s attention can be immediately brought to the CCTV footage with an issue.
Sending CCTV video stream from NUCLEUS to Milestone Matrix monitor

Sending CCTV video stream from NUCLEUS to Milestone Matrix monitor


Last but not least, by consecutively calling out neighboring CCTVs footage on a pre-determined route, security personnel can do a virtual guard tour, where he can virtually patrol the premises without leaving the control center.
Virtual guard tour - with video camera callout display during tour

Virtual guard tour – with video camera callout display during tour

VALUE & BENEFITS OF NUCLEUS TO USERS
1. Integrated alarm management

Incorporated with an integrated alarm system, NUCLEUS alerts security personnel when a breach of security is detected across any of the individual systems, e.g. video analytics detected unattended baggage. This active integrated alarm system minimizes the need for constant monitoring. With the location based information, security managers can quickly pin point the problem and the extent of area affected.

Alert for detection of abandoned object

Alert for detection of abandoned object


2. One unified 3D security situation awareness

Data sharing across sub-systems, allows cross systems interactions. For example, fire alarm raised can be initially verified by calling out video footages of CCTVs neighbouring to source of alarm. Based on RFID tracking of patrol guards, security manager in the command center can easily know which patrol guard is nearest to the source of alarm and quickly deploy him for closer ground inspection.

Data sharing in one unified 3D view

Data sharing in one unified 3D view


3. Better emergency preparedness

与其试着解读详细又复杂的建筑楼平面图,NUCLEUS让物业经理快速地索取他们的三维实景模型,并提供超强的实景可视化工具,以帮助物业经理在紧急情况下轻易地解读三维实景模型及做出适当的应对。有了NUCLEUS,物业经理便可轻易地可视各个三维大厦楼层,查看建设截面,甚至探索虚拟三维处所。

3D premise models for emergency response purposes

3D premise models for emergency response purposes


4. Powerful 3D building-based management interface to sub-systems

With a 3D environment, CCTV video footage can be fused into the 3D environment to create a virtualization of the actual world, for better relation of video footages to environment. Task such as tracking of people and assets across multi levels which is hard to visualize in 2D becomes a natural within a single window in 3D.

Indoor video fusion with 3D environment

Indoor video fusion with 3D environment

Multi-level people tracking

Multi-level people tracking


5. Powerful command briefing support

NUCLEUS以三维建筑模型作为简报的上下文,给房产管理者提供了个视觉清晰而有力的方式来讲解和协调团队的任务和监视点。若将NUCLEUS部署在一个大型的多点触摸屏幕上,管理者也可以通过简单的多点触摸操作模式直接控制三维建筑模型,有效地经营业务团队。

NUCLEUS used in large scale command briefing

NUCLEUS used in large scale command briefing


6. Intuitive 3D asset planning support

NUCLEUS提供了强大的三维规划工具,以方便物业经理将真实的三维对象模型植入三维数字模型中。这样一来,物业经理便可在面对突发事件或者业务培训时,制定、传达或者部属运营及安全计划。

3D library for event planning and deployment, training, briefing and contingency purposes

3D library for event planning and deployment, training, briefing and contingency purposes


7. Virtual guard tour monitoring

By combining bookmarked views with CCTV callouts expanded along a pre-planned route, security guards can virtually patrol the premises from the comfort of the command center without having to walk through the whole premise.

Alert for detection of abandoned object

Alert for detection of abandoned object

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