Site security, surveillance planning tool leverages Google Maps' API

Vumii SiteBuilder tool is Web application that allows users to assess site security needs and build surveillance strategies based on specific requirements. Users can place virtual cameras to spot potential gaps in surveillance coverage and see how different camera, sensor and lens combinations affect field of view.

Vumii Imaging, Inc. (Atlanta, GA), a developer of high-quality thermal and near-infrared illumination cameras, recently unveiled its Vumii SiteBuilder tool, a Web application based on the Google Maps API that allows users to assess site security needs and build IP surveillance strategies based on specific requirements. With the tool, users can place virtual cameras to spot potential gaps in surveillance coverage and see how different camera, sensor, and lens combinations affect field of view. Icons, videos, and text help show advantages of near-IR and thermal IR technology and uses. Also, app lets users build, save, and recall unlimited number of site layouts.

Vumii SiteBuilder allows users to assess a site and build a surveillance strategy based on the specific needs of a facility and its surroundings. The tool is designed to help security integrators and consultants, as well as architecture and engineering firms, efficiently design site security plans. Specifically, the application enables users to place virtual cameras within a graphical representation of the land a facility encompasses, providing an accurate understanding of a camera's field of view and range. This approach demonstrates what the user will see, including potential gaps in surveillance coverage and how different camera, sensor, and lens combinations affect the field of view.

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Through help icons, videos, and text, Vumii SiteBuilder enables users to see the advantages of near-IR and thermal IR technology and their different uses. It also provides an understanding of the military standard Johnson's Criteria. Users can also emulate, at different ranges, the types of targets they will want to view through the system including people, land-based vehicles, and boats. The tool allows users to control a wide variety of camera specifications including camera type (fixed or pan/tilt), sensor type (near-IR CCD or thermal engine), sensor resolution, lens size, and mounting height. Additionally, users can build, save, and recall an unlimited number of site layouts.

"Vumii SiteBuilder is a highly effective tool for giving users an understanding of specific site security requirements," said Chris Ruttle, CEO, Vumii Imaging. "We designed it to be an extremely easy to use visual communication tool that does not require prior industry training, making it ideal for consultants and integrators to quickly build and communicate security plans to their customers."

Learn more about the Vumii SiteBuilder tool.

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