Barix and SureView Systems Advance Integration Partnership

Barix AG announces that SureView Systems, a commercial security monitoring service provider, has progressed its integration of Barix IP devices to an advanced, second phase.

The first phase began in 2009, when SureView integrated Barix Annuncicom two-way IP audio device support into its Immix platform. The Annuncicom integration allows the monitoring of unlimited remote audio surveillance locations and integration of intercom/help points within the Immix management solution—often consolidated with video surveillance.

SureView has now added support for Barix Barionet IP control, automation and monitoring equipment. The Barionet integration vastly increases I/O and relay interfacing capabilities of the Immix system, enabling SureView customers to easily connect a large number of security devices and functions to the network. Immix users activate controls and functions connected through Barionet devices, such as switching on lights and opening doors, through a simple press of a control button at a remote monitoring station.

The Barionet also enhances remote monitoring operations, allowing Immix users to directly interface motion detectors or building management sensors tied to HVAC, water, temperature, lighting, alarms and other systems for monitoring environmental and security aspects.

"The Barionet integration gives our customers a range of flexible deployment options, solving existing challenges and providing a more integrated, value-added solution to meet new customer requests," said Craig Evans, director of SureView Systems. "Like the Annuncicom, the Barionet integrates seamlessly into the Immix platform so that the product itself is transparent. The customer simply presses a button to initiate an action, turning features on and off as if working a light switch."

Evans added that the Barionet integration requires no addition training or expense for Immix customers. "It is exactly the same user-friendly experience," he said.

The Annuncicom integration continues to prove successful in the professional security marketplace. Evans noted that Corps Security in Glasgow, Scotland, a leading security solutions provider in the UK, is the most recent customer, deploying the integrated remote surveillance solution to more than 50 sites in the UK.

"The success of the Annuncicom integration for improving audio quality at the surveillance point has been an ideal blueprint for how we can extend the partnership, notably through enhanced I/O and relay/sensor capabilities," said Johannes G. Rietschel, CEO and Founder of Barix AG. "The Barionet will allow Immix users to bring more devices onto the network for control and monitoring purposes. This includes ‘actor’ capabilities such as switching on lights and opening doors, as well as monitoring functions with motion and other sensors for surveillance purposes.The possibilities are boundless."

The announcement comes as both companies prepare for the IFSEC 2011 professional security show, taking place from May 16 to 19 at NEC in Birmingham, England. Barix exhibits in Hall 4, Stand 155.

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