PlateSmart, provider of software-only ALPR-based video analytics solutions, signed Convergint Technologies as an authorized reseller.

Based in Illinois, Convergint is a provider of electronic security, healthcare technologies and automation, with offices in 14 countries. The company serves markets including banking, petrochemical, education, healthcare, utilities and transportation.

Convergint’s efforts regarding PlateSmart will center primarily on ARES, PlateSmart’s flagship ALPR-based video analytics solution for enterprise use. It has the ability to fully integrate with any VMS solution, the manufacturer said. The product also sends mission-critical alerts to any VMS in real time for complete situational awareness. ARES is implementing a comprehensive auditing feature set and policy and procedure platform to ensure complete accountability for all data access.

PlateSmart CEO John Chigos said, “Our relationship with Convergint will continue to solidify PlateSmart’s leadership position in the video analytics security industry. It is important to us that our solutions, which have been proven to be best of breed, are represented by a reseller that is at the pinnacle of the industry, and Convergint is indisputably such a company. This agreement will further PlateSmart’s mission to provide real-time value-added data for security agencies to use for investigative purposes. Furthermore, both companies share the belief that together we will further promote the use and development of more proactive VMS systems with real time video analytical information such as those provided by PlateSmart’s ARES. The end result will be better and more reliable security for everyone.”

Tony Varco, vice president of marketing and security at Convergint, said, “The PlateSmart solution continues to resonate with our clients because of its ability to cost effectively and seamlessly integrate with multiple third-party video management platforms.”