Investing in smart emergency and security technologies as a priority, is the first step to upgrading your strategy for safeguarding lives and property. From active sensors to AI-powered systems, these technologies effectively secure physical environments and automate response to threats.
When traditional systems and practices are not doing enough to secure public spaces from all manner of threats such as violent intruders, extreme weather events and contagious diseases – what can be done to level up your defense and response to protect your community?
Here are 10 Emergency and Security Technologies that every facility should have to increase defense, mitigate risks and improve occupant-safety.
1. AI-Powered Security System
An AI-powered, fully integrated security system such as Havrion Protect Suite manages wireless sensors, scanners, displays and other security devices from a single digital platform. It is the control center of the entire system that automates all kinds of actions using artificial intelligence – from reporting incidents, custom evacuation floor plans and lock down procedures to sending alerts to 911 first-responders.
2. Active Sensors
Sound and motion sensors strategically placed in doors, corridors and windows are used to detect any disruption or breach such as break-ins, gunshot, smoke, etc. They create a magnetic field around your space and sound the alarm in case of any invasion.
Havrion DETECT’s sensor integrations, in conjunction with Havrion CONNECT’s smart displays, activates immediate communication and response in the event of an emergency. Havrion DETECT’s active sensors can identify threats such as gun fire/active shooter, fire, environmental and weather hazards.
3. Surveillance Cameras
Any modern security system includes high-resolution cameras to monitor spaces at all times. Cameras are placed in vulnerable or high-risk areas of the property and sends feeds to a monitoring station. It prevents incidents by letting perpetrators know that they are being watched, as well as follow up on incidents by recording and identifying perpetrators. Some surveillance systems can be programmed to trigger alarms in case of emergency. Common video surveillance technologies include cameras, CCTV, video-recording devices, and a motion detection system.
4. Electronic Access
Remote-controlled door locks, electronic barricades, radio frequency identification (RFID) cards, and biometric access control systems make it easier to restrict access to authorized users and is the basic tool for preventing, preparing for, and responding to violence and other threats to occupant safety.
5. Identification Technology
Staff and visitor badges, parking stickers, and face scanners are enterprise security solutions used to distinguish those who have authorized access to the property from those who do not. Staff identification cards identify those who are permanently authorized to access the facility while visitor badges signify temporary authorized access. Digital identification tools may be linked to national databases to cross-check individuals from a list of criminal offenders, for example.
6. Mobile Communication
Smart communication devices and mobile apps such as Havrion ALERT Mobile, are used to prepare and respond to crises on and off-ground. It provides community stakeholders with facts about potential or ongoing crises to ease community members’ minds and prevent rumors that exaggerate the extent of safety issues.These devices automate communications – connecting occupants, building administrators, security staff, as well as 911 first-responders to respond rapidly in an emergency.
7. Integrated Alarm Systems
Alarm systems are used to trigger an emergency response once a threat has occurred. Local and external alarms are activated when detectors signal abnormal motion, sound, or heat in the premises. For example, scream alarms are set off when a certain threshold of sound is reached (e.g., someone yelling in distress), and silent panic buttons are used by staff to summon emergency help.
Havrion’s activation solutions under ALERT and DETECT are prime examples of a fully integrated emergency alarm system. It can be enabled through physical or digital panic buttons with a direct connection to 911 first responders, making it faster and easier to call for help.
Scanning technology blended with AI systems are programmed to detect many types of potential threats. From scanning for weapons on a person’s body, or lethal objects inside containers, to thermal scanners for body temperature checks, these technologies are used to stop danger at the door.
Havrion’s Thermal technology for example, scans every person before they walk into an enclosed space or building. It provides discreet notifications and instructions so that people can move safely and confidently throughout the facility. Havrion Thermal can integrate body temperature readings with floor plans, maps, and other data to keep everyone in a building or public space as safe as possible.
9. Threat Prediction Apps
Data-driven software that predicts violent incidents, natural disasters and other possible threats, is intended to warn and protect the population before a crisis occurs. This technology collects geographical information to anticipate the arrival, duration and impact of inclement weather. The same type of technology can be programmed to monitor social media profiles, activity and track online behavior to identify potential violent actors.
10. Smart Digital Displays
All connected digital screens in a building or facility can be programmed to display urgent communications in an emergency. Havrion’s Connect technology streams alerts, announcements, safety instructions, bulletins, customized evacuation maps, etc., directly on digital displays to broadly address the building’s population.
About HAVRION PROTECT
Havrion PROTECT integrates AI-enhanced technology with physical environments to preserve life and create an immediate and effective response to emergency events. It is a complete suite of safety solutions, where sensors, buttons, app integrations, and digital displays are combined to provide immediate communications and reduce the vulnerability gap.
HAVRION brings clear conceptual communications that are key to protection when public safety and alerting originators need to quickly provide important information and guidance to schools and facilities during an emergency. As part of any emergency response protocol, notification systems indicate preparedness and allow safety planners to drive clear direction of what to do, in what event, in the now.
HAVRION provides customized emergency communications to allow those individuals impacted to respond within seconds with a pre-determined procedure for reducing the vulnerability gap and protecting lives.
HAVRION delivers the outcome of emergencies communications by aiding faster event responses and more effective communications and collaboration for internal and external groups to respond and support safety. Havrion’s emergency communications can be configured to connect directly to 911, as well as drive emergency communications immediately to Digital Displays, Text Messages, Emails, Voicemails and Push Notifications.
Havrion ALERT Panic Button and Mobile App
Silent Panic Buttons Directly Connected to 911/First Responders
Physical Panic Button Activations Made Easy
Emergency Event Protocol Activations
Custom Event Creation (Coming Soon)
Launch Multiple Emergency Events
Real-time Attendance Information
Havrion CONNECT Digital Displays
Smart Signage Integration
Immersive Safety Experiences
Custom Digital Display Communications
Displays Customized Evacuation Maps, Instructions and Urgent Bulletins
Havrion DETECT Sensors
Instant Detection and Response to Gunshots, Fires and Other Emergencies
Pushes Real-time Info to CONNECT Displays