SightLogix, Cisco and Panasonic surveillance package enables rapid-response scene monitoring capabilities for first responders across the nation
Anaheim, CA and Princeton, NJ – September 22, 2009 (ASIS) – SightLogix, Inc., maker of outdoor video analytics cameras for wide-area perimeter security, has completed the second year of a two-year U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Commercial Equipment Direct Assistance Program (CEDAP) contract, bringing the total value of the award to over $2 Million. For its role in the program, SightLogix has provided its long-range, wireless perimeter surveillance and scene monitoring Rapid Deployment Kit, along with product training and technical support to public safety agencies across the nation.
“We’re pleased that DHS has once again selected SightLogix for the CEDAP program,” said John Romanowich, SightLogix president and CEO. “Automated surveillance remains the most cost-effective way to secure an area with comprehensive awareness and accountability. By placing portable surveillance kits in the hands of first responders,” he continued, “DHS addresses a range of public safety issues spanning homeland defense, crime, theft, and vandalism, while providing our local communities with a true force multiplier.”
The CEDAP program is part of a coordinated effort to strengthen the nation’s level of preparedness with state-of-the-art, pre-emptive and post-incident management security solutions for eligible state and local jurisdictions. For its part in the competitive technology award, DHS selected the SightLogix Wireless Rapid Deployment Surveillance Kit and the Cisco Video Surveillance Manager and Cisco Virtual Matrix software, running on a portable Panasonic industrial strength, ruggedized ToughBook, as well as related training to municipalities across the United States.
“Cisco is leading the way with open-standard, IP-based tools that provide first responders with access to collaborative, actionable intelligence,” said Bill Stuntz, vice president and general manager of Cisco’s physical security business unit. “The CEDAP program exemplifies our commitment to support our partners like SightLogix with integrated security solutions that aid the safety and security of our nation. We’re proud to continue our support for these efforts through the CEDAP program.”
“When linked to the Cisco Video Surveillance Operations Manager, our SightLogix system gives us a pre-emptive edge in detecting targets and mitigating threats,” said Officer Chase Kull of the Sullivan Police Department, a 2008 CEDAP program recipient, “while automatically archiving video in real-time as events unfold. Our CEDAP kit has become a critical tool for crime prevention.”
For the two-year CEDAP contract, a total of twenty-eight automated surveillance kits will be deployed to law enforcement, campus police, and emergency management agencies in 18 states across the nation. SightLogix Rapid Deployment CEDAP Kits are also being purchased through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) stimulus funding, Operation Stonegarden Grants (OPSG), and the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program.
SightLogix’ automated outdoor surveillance solutions are designed for fixed, mobile and temporary security around critical assets, and have been deployed around the world to meet the serious outdoor security needs of the rail, energy, utility, chemical, information technology, seaport, airport, public safety and defense industries.