The Bridge is the hardware component of the OPTEX Intelligent Video Monitoring solution, powered by CHeKT, that provides a visual verification solution for Alarm Receiving Centres (ARCs), that is hosted in the Cloud. Connected to the control panel, the Bridge enables indoor and outdoor intrusion sensors, door contacts and panic buttons* to be linked with ONVIF cameras or DVRs, to map the detection or alarm zones to the associated cameras. Once installed, the Bridge can be registered to the ARC that monitors the site, and connected to the CHeKT Monitoring Portal. The alarm system can then become a responsive visual verification solution without any interference to the integrity.
When an alarm zone is triggered the operator is alerted in a few seconds. The CHeKT Monitoring Portal presents the operator with the live view of the zone that has been triggered, pre- and post event video recordings, and a site map with the location of additional cameras. Depending on the agreed procedure and the assessment of the alarm, the operator can either take immediate action or push the notification to a key holder or emergency contacts so they can verify the alarm and instruct the operator accordingly. All interactions are documented in an audit trail creating a comprehensive visual verification solution.