The Ghost State

Arm and Disarm AI Security Camera Systems
IPIO is an app that is part of a system that enables the remote ability to arm and disarm AI Security Camera Systems. The app shows the current state and a log of who and when armed or disarmed the system.

Turn anything on or off
While IPIO is primarily designed to control Security Camera Systems it is not limited to do so. It can be used to switch any electrical system on or off. It is a Universal Remote Switch.

Informative labelled logs
The buttons on the app can be labelled to reflect what is being controlled and monitored. This in turn allows informative logs to be written, for example:
Front Door Unlocked by Joe Smith at 10.30
CCTV Armed by Jill Jackson at 08:00

True information and managed uncertainty
The IPIO app features button controls that have three states: On, Ghost, Off
The switch happens very quickly so often you don’t see the Ghost. But there is a Ghost and it is important that it should be.
When the user switches a button it goes into the ‘Ghost State’ until the system responds ‘Switch Done’. Then, only then, will the app show the button in the new state. This true information is the difference that makes the difference. It is the feedback that helps the user to have confidence that the action that the app controls in the remote location has actually occurred.

IPIO app showing: Disarmed (labelled as Open), Armed and the Ghost state and a sensor input.

IPIO app showing: Disarmed (labelled as Open), Armed, the Ghost state and a sensor input.

CCTV Tower Units and IPIO

CCTV Tower Units are an ideal solution for temporary locations such as building sites. IPIO can help to resolve problems commonly found when Tower Units are professionally monitored by an ARC and also improve end user experience.

Arm/Disarm Video Monitoring
The IPIO system is ideal for Arming and Disarming AI Video Monitoring systems. Most popular CCTV systems are compatible with IPIO including Hikvision, Dahua, Davantis, Avigilon, Camect.

Better than a schedule
Sites that have Tower Units on them are often temporary locations. A regular schedule can never be established – there is no pattern. IPIO allows users to arm and disarm as they wish using a mobile app. The app gives the site users total control, flexibility and freedom while preserving security and privacy – so much better than a schedule! When the site users have the freedom to arm and disarm when it is needed that helps to reduce false positive identifications of friendly people. This in turn reduces the number of event alert phone calls made from the ARC to the Site users.

Easy management of users
Tower Units often monitor building sites. They are inherently dynamic places. As the project progresses the persons who arm/disarm the site change. The IPIO app easily manages multiple and changing users. New users can be added and deleted from the site with ease.

Every event that occurs on the IPIO unit is logged, including arm/disarm events and by who. The logs appear on the Site Managers IPIO app. They are thoughtfully designed so to maximise legibility and ease of use.

In App Notifications
App notifications alert Managers of selected events. Managers can easily choose not to receive events if for example they are not working at the weekend.notifications473

Audio alerts
In the event of intruders monitoring centre staff can use IPIO to play an audio warning or switch on lights.