The National Sheriff’s Association (NSA) board of directors voted to endorse Videofied, a cordless outdoor video alarm system by RSI Video Technologies Inc., White Bear Lake, Minn., during its annual conference held in Anaheim, Calif.

The outdoor alarm system provides portable video security for remote sites including anhydrous tanks, utility substations, vacant property, fenced lots and parked vehicles. The wireless video alarm detects intruders and immediately sends a 10-second clip of the actual event over the cell network, enabling the alarm to be immediately verified and dispatched, ultimately to increase the chances of arrest. The wireless system operates outdoors in harsh environments (-20 deg. F to +140 deg. F) for up to four years on one set of batteries.

Videofied security systems are being used by sheriffs to protect remote assets on a budget, said NSA. A single system can include up to 24 portable MotionViewers (motion detector with an integrated night-vision camera) for large-scale protection. This system, because it is totally wireless, can be deployed and redeployed as needed for instant action resolving problem crimes.

Below is an excerpt from the due diligence report prepared by the NSA endorsement committee:
“All central station alarm service providers, alarm system integrators, customers, and sheriff’s offices that were surveyed commented favorably regarding the overall level of service and support they receive from RSI Video Technologies Inc. or their sales representatives. All of the survey respondents rated the Videofied Alarm System as one of the more reliable alarm systems that they use. Survey respondents indicated that law enforcement officials favorably receive the Videofied Alarm System because alarm conditions are supported by video clips that allow central station operators to verify the intrusion before reporting the alarm condition to law enforcement authorities. They indicated that the video technology associated with the system allows central station operators to provide responding officers with information on the number of intruders, their descriptions and other information, increasing the probability of apprehension and arrest. Many of the respondents provided case histories reflecting that property crimes were reduced or eliminated at customer locations that installed these systems.”