Digital Watchdog (DW), an industry leader in digital recorders, surveillance cameras and related management software, announced its partnership with HALO IoT Smart Sensor for easy integration into DW Spectrum IPVMS. As a trusted technology partner, IPVideo Corporation’s sensor is now supported directly from the DW Spectrum interface.

“This integration really demonstrates DW Spectrum’s open architecture platform capabilities,” said Patrick Kelly, director of IP video solutions, DW. “Bringing the Halo smart sensor interface right into DW Spectrum’s grid with real-time alerts and notifications greatly enhances the user experience.”

IPVideo Corporation’s HALO sensor delivers an MJPEG stream showing the current status and alerts to DW Spectrum’s interface when thresholds are exceeded. Combined with DW Spectrum’s high-resolution quality video, email notifications and alarm monitoring tools, these alerts give staff the tools to investigate the cause of any alarm, the company reported.

“With HALO, DW Spectrum partners and end users now have a way to receive event-based alerts in the DW Spectrum Interface for privacy concern areas, providing security for every possible indoor location a facility may have,” said Rick Cadiz, vice president of sales and marketing for IPVideo Corporation. “All areas where cameras are not allowed, like bathrooms, hotel rooms, dorm rooms, locker rooms and patient rooms, will now have protection. “We are excited about this integration and expect DW’s K-12 customers to receive immediate benefits with HALO’s vaping and THC detection capabilities.” 

The DW Spectrum IPVMS is accessed with the freely distributed DW Spectrum client software (Windows/Linux/Mac) and the free DW Spectrum mobile app for iOS and Android devices. DW Cloud, a web client service powered by AWS, is included to enable simple remote connectivity, streaming and management of one or an unlimited number of DW Spectrum IPVMS systems from all leading web browsers. The VMS software is included with pre-configured DW Blackjack NVR servers, MEGApix CaaS all-in-one camera systems or it can be installed on third-party Windows or Ubuntu Linux-based systems.

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