Diebold adds video services option with API, cloud support

Diebold Inc. has developed new Site Sentry video management technology that uses the cloud and application programming interface technology to allow customers to see and respond to security events in real time, according to a news release.

The new video technology is integrated into SecureStat, the online software-as-a-service platform from Diebold. Site Sentry technology turns a camera into a monitored alarm point, helping to verify alarm events, the release said.

Video footage can be saved to and retrieved from cloud storage exclusively, or in combination with local storage — with anytime, anywhere viewing access through SecureStat’s single sign-on functionality. Video playback and analytics offer options for using video to support investigations and deliver useful business intelligence.

Site Sentry video monitoring services are also supported by Diebold’s Central Station Alarm Association Five Diamond certified alarm monitoring center for added support and rapid response.

“When paired with Diebold’s comprehensive portfolio of monitoring and managed services, Site Sentry allows our customers to maximize the investment and potential of their video surveillance program,” said Felix Gonzales, Diebold electronic security vice president for strategic initiatives and business development. “By utilizing this technology, our customers will be able to proactively monitor their operations and prevent security threats.”