Amika Mobile Receives Certification to Deliver Emergency Mass Notifications for Lenel's OnGuard® Security System
Ottawa, September 16, 2011 - Amika Mobile, , a member of the Lenel Open Access Alliance Program (OAAP), has received factory certification for the integration of its Amika Mobility Server (AMS) for Emergency Mass Notification to the Lenel's OnGuard security platform. With release 6.0, the AMS can send alerts based on automatic triggers captured from security equipment connected to OnGuard.
Amika Mobile has ground-breaking technology that addresses two gaps in public safety and security. First, the system automatically discovers wired or wireless devices ? especially important for airports, sports arenas, entertainment venues and campuses where visitors must be reached in emergencies. AMS also detects and manages emergency sensor events triggered from disparate physical security systems. Such dynamic events include card access under duress, exceeded temperature thresholds, detected motion from cameras, fire panel events, and more. The AMS 6.0 platform automatically delivers identified events to appropriate groups.
AMS 6.0 introduces an open architecture solution that enables rapid integration with additional third-party equipment and applications. Captured events from any monitoring sensor product is clustered and disambiguated to issue a single, group or mass alert. The events trigger alerts can identify recipients by dynamic locations or team membership over 10 possible layers including mobile phones, tickers on TV monitors, Email, SMS, Twitter, RSS Feeds, VoIP, Smartphone, laptop or desktop pop-ups.
"The OnGuard integration is an exciting milestone for Amika Mobile and its team. Our generic interface in AMS 6.0 has been designed to address customer and partner demands for advanced auto-detection capabilities for disparate sensor events and the delivery of targeted and mass alerts in emergencies as a result," said Amika MobileAmika MobileCEO, Dr. Sue Abu-Hakima.
"Amika Mobile has completed required factory testing at Lenel to validate the functionality of its interface to OnGuard. We look forward to their continued involvement in the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program," said Gidon Lissai, Director of Strategic Alliances for Lenel.
A demonstration of the integration will be shown at the ASIS 2011 UTC Fire and Security booth #1501 as well as at the Ontario Pavilion Booth # 1735.
Amika Mobile is privately held and specializes in emergency mass notification solutions. The Amika Mobility Server ensures people are found in an emergency due to its unique auto-discovery capability, which finds anyone on the wired or wireless network even if they are not pre-registered in a database. This product is ideal for airports, sports arenas, shopping centers and any campus with visitors. Database pre-registration is described as the Achilles' heel of emergency mass notification systems. The AMS alerts over WiFi, SMS, Email, VoIP, PA systems, Message Boards and the Web including Twitter and Facebook. Emergency alerts are ideal for those concerned with public safety as per FEMA's directives for emergency notification systems. Amika Mobile has won 12 awards and was named an IDC Top 10 Mobile Solution to watch. Amika Mobile sells products through partners and system integrators and it OEMs to service providers and platform vendors focusing on North America and Europe with later expansion to Asia. All copyrights, trademarks and trade names are property of Amika Mobile. See www.amikamobile.com.
Lenel provides enterprise software, integrated systems and access control systems to manage multiple security systems, real-time intelligent video content analysis, biometric access, smart card applications, and visitor management systems for corporate and government security customers. Lenel is a business of UTC Fire & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), which provides fire safety and security solutions to more than one million customers worldwide. Headquartered in Connecticut, UTC Fire & Security is a business unit of United Technologies Corp., which provides high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries worldwide. More information about Lenel and UTC Fire & Security can be found on their Web sites at www.lenel.com and www.utcfireandsecurity.com.