Camect, provider of an AI-enabled smart hub device, announced a strategic integration with Netwatch North America, a provider of proactive video monitoring solutions. 

The partnership is said to elevate video camera detection and adds proactive video monitoring services to existing infrastructure without the need to rip and replace existing hardware. The strategic alliance will give monitoring agents the ability to respond to critical alerts more efficiently and effectively, according to the announcement. 

The market for proactive security solutions continues to increase as more and more organizations seek to implement better risk management and protection. Unfortunately, outdated equipment is the second largest reason for false alerts and puts organizations at risk of additional threats and costly fines, according to Camect Co-Founder Arup Mukherjee. 

“We developed the Camect Smart Camera Hub as a cost-effective solution to deliver intelligence to security cameras and end nuisance alerts without the cost of replacing the existing cameras,” Mukherjee said. “The Camect Smart Hub is not only an edge device, but provides best-in-class analytics, a NVR, and also acts as an affordable gateway solution for all ONVIF and RTSP cameras. [W]e know proactive video monitoring will help provide our users with stronger detection, quicker response time through live-audio warnings, and scalability without needing to replace their existing equipment.” 

Proactive video monitoring is a service that leverages on-site video surveillance systems and hubs, like Camect, comprehensive machine learning analytics, and intervention specialists to monitor sites and follow customer-determined protocols when a threat is detected. Once an alert is received, Netwatch's intervention specialists evaluate the situation over a live video feed, determining the threat level. 

The operator speaks directly to the intruder with a live audio warning advising them to leave the premises immediately. In 98 percent of cases, the live warning stops the criminal from proceeding, according to the announcement. 

“We enjoy working with partners who share the same passions as we do,” said Justin Wilmas, president, Netwatch North America. “Camect believes in purpose-built solutions to solve the security needs that plague organizations. Netwatch proactive video monitoring adds value to the market, and this integration is the latest example that proactive security innovations remain our primary goal for our customers.”