A completely unique IP security Solution

collage-gw-front-feb2014Combining all the security features of a sophisticated solution into one box

The award-winning NLSS Gateway is a unified solution that combines multiple systems including video management, access control, analytics, audio and intrusion into a single, easy-to-use networked platform. Its features are completely accessible and controllable from anywhere through a web-browser and it includes advanced deployment tools such as auto-discovery and provisioning.  As one of the only truly integrated IP video and IP access control systems available anywhere, its architecture, features, and scalability make it the most exciting system in the security marketplace today.

 

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The NLSS Gateway is offered in three models

Click below to find the model best for your application.

IP Video Management

The Next Level in Video Management

The core of the NLSS Gateway is its fully featured video management system, which is networked from the ground-up with all system components to offer a comprehensive view of a facility’s security operations. The NLSS Gateway supports ONVIF cameras and encoders, as well as other manufacturers protocols, notably including, Axis, Samsung, Sony, Panasonic, Bosch, Pelco, and others.  Supported video formats include H-264, MPEG-4, M-JPEG.

The NLSS Gateway browser-based interface gives users the ability to access their  video system from any computer, tablet or smartphone. This system  offers the ability for event-based monitoring of facilities and locations providing situational awareness to Security Personnel and Authorities.

Browser-based

Multi-panel video control system can be viewed from any browser on any device

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View Live & Recorded Video

Sophisticated search and viewing tools.

  • Watch live surveillance video
  • Search through video timeline or event log for specific surveillance footage
  • Record & export video
  • Fast Forward (FF), Rewind (RW) & Pause

 

Tools to streamline your Video Management workflow

Quickly locate cameras with the Camera Thumbnail View

Search events and view associated video

Use export tools to save or email video footage

Event Management

Search video in a variety of ways, set-up alarms, archive video.

Search video in two ways:

  • Standard Timeline
  • Traditional Event Table Log

Archive recorded events with sophisticated logging tools

Set-up alarms for specific events:

  • Motion
  • Doors Access
  • System Status/Warnings
  • Analytics such as object moved or motion.

Click on event in event log or floorplan to pull up event pop-up, then click to view associated video footage

Complete Camera & Video Control

  • Manually control PTZ, set presets, view both live and recorded video

Comprehensive Reporting Tools

  • Built-in reporting module based on specific camera and anlytic events.
  • Customize your report with specified timeframes and views.
  • Print and export to multiple formats

Automated Camera Discovery & Provisioning

Easily deploy cameras and other edge devices. On inbitial installation, the NLSS Gateway will ‘find’ all Next Level supported devices and display them for you to choose

Multi-site

View surveillance footage and control cameras remotely across multiple sites *

  • Access Multiple Sites from One Interface
  • Video Management, Access Control, Intrusion, Analytics and more all in one intuitive interface.
  • Remote Access through a Web Browser
  • Access live surveillance video, door controls, event management and more.
  • View multiple cameras and even multiple sites
  • Stream video simultaneously to a single view display.

* requires NLSS Cloud Services

IP Access Control

The NLSS Gateway provides fully integrated Access Control and VMS in the same product

The NLSS Gateway includes a fully integrated IP-access control system giving users one interface for both of these critical functions.  Because it operates over a browser-based interface, users can access and interface with the system from anywhere that they have access to the internet.  The NLSS Gateway simplifies the installation process by incorporating auto-discovery and auto-provisioning for access control edge devices into its core capabilities. Additionally, the NLSS Gateway includes a complete cardholder database with badge creation and printing tools.

Sophisticated Access Control

The NLSS Gateway integrates sophisticated access control and cardholder database functionality into the interface.

  • Track cardholders
  • Complete MySQL cardholder database
  • Embedded badge creation
  • Remote Door Controls via Web Browser

Learn more about NLSS Access Control

Intrusion

Integration with DMP
Intrusion events monitored by the NLSS integration with DMP allow for integration with the Event Management system, and ultimately integration with the Video and Access Control database.

NLSS Intrusion Monitoring with the NLSS Gateway

  • DMP Integration – The NLSS Gateway can import existing panel configuration for DMP Panels XR100N and XR500N and ultimately provides keypad emulation and full system operation from the Gateway. 
  • Interactive Floor Plans – Users can load their own floor plans and integrate with NLSS Intrusion Monitoring
  • Alarm Sensors
  • Arm / Disarm – remotely arm and disarm entries

 

Interactive Floor Plans


Interactive Floor Plans

System automatically alerts operators of potential vulnerabilities to enable quick response times.

  • Interactive floor plans are easy to build. Simply drag and drop cameras, doors, monitors, and other hardware for a comprehensive overview.
  • Events pop up on floor plan to quickly locate areas of activity.

Alarm Sensors


Alarm Sensors

Arm / Disarm


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Event Management

Incident management system with automatic response
NextEvent is the Gateway’s enhanced event management and linkage system. Event management prioritizes events and sets notifications and actions to be linked to single or multiple events.

For example, an access denied alarm can set the corresponding area’s camera PTZ to a preset position.

  • Correlated Event Management – Events are created in response to video, access control and video analytics inputs
  • Automatic Event Response – Link incoming events such as motion or access denied with a specific action such as PTZ motion or email send

FULL FEATURE LIST

Features of the NLSS Event Management System

  • User definable event severities (priorities).
  • User-configurable automatic actions for specific events
  • Multiple automatic actions for specific events.
  • Support for dozens of events for Access Control, Camera, Decoder, System, User, Video Analytics, Audio Analytics and more.
  • Acknowledgement of events including the ability to enter multiple time-stamped notes for specific events.
  • Ability to select an event and automatically pull up recorded video associated with that event.
  • Historical database of events that can be filtered, sorted and searched by Event Category, Type, Severity, Device, Date, and Time.
  • Ability to “lock” an event and associated information including recorded video, so that the related information cannot be groomed or deleted until the event is unlocked.
  • Provides events that have event status of “needs acknowledge,” “open”, and “closed”.

Correlated Event Management


Correlated Event Management

  • Correlated event management across video, access control, and video analytics
  • Incident management with color-coded event severity levels
  • Built-in reporting tools
  • SMS and email notifications

Automatic Event Response


Automatic Event Response

  • Link incoming events such as motion or access denied with a specific action such as PTZ motion or email send
  • Trigger actions based on defined schedule
  • Change event severity or add “needs acknowledgement”

Grid View and Event Queues


Grid View and Event Queues

  • New grid view presents video events as snapshots for faster search
  • Lock queue ensure that critical events do not get groomed from the event log
  • An emergency notification flashes throughout the entire interface when a new event is added to the emergency queue

Interactive Floor Plans


Interactive Floor Plans

  • System automatically alerts operators of potential vulnerabilities to enable quick response times.
  • Interactive floor plans are easy to build. Simply drag and drop cameras, doors, and other hardware for a comprehensive overview.
  • Events pop up on floor plan to quickly locate areas

Comprehensive Reporting Tools


Comprehensive Reporting Tools

  • Choose from 44 built-in reports
  • Reports include data based on video, analytics and access control

Comprehensive Event Scheduler & Setup


Comprehensive Reporting Tools

  • Automatically lock and unlock doors based on a user-defined schedule.
  • Combine motion events with access control.
  • Receive text or email notifications

Video Analytics

Integrated Intelligent Analytics – Ten Built-in analytic metrics

Unlike other video management systems, Next Level’s analytics are built-in to the platform. Video analytics can be a powerful tool to help manage a business operation.  Loitering, object moved, and motion are all analytics that can be use to minimize manpower and maximize surveillance capabilities.

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Next Level’s intelligent analytics are integrated with the platform offering solutions for security as well as business.

  • Can include ten built-in analytic metrics for people counting, people count direction, line crossing, activity, direction, face capture, perimeter, forensic analytics, dwell time, object taken and object moved.
  • Configurator helps determine which Gateway is the right choice when using analytics.
  • Overlay trip wires or boxes onto video screens to identify sensitive areas.
  • Simple setup for trip wires, face grab, people counting – direction and count, perimeter and activity.
  • Simple point-and-click on analytic alerts to view corresponding video
  • Analytics Alerts for quick view of corresponding video.

Analytics included with the NLSS Gateway

Line Crossing

Line crossing analytics notify security personnel when people or objects cross a designated line. Can be used in conjunction with alarm systems to capture video associated with movement into sensitive areas.

Practical Uses

Acts as a ‘tripwire’ detecting when a person or object crosses a virtual line

  • Trigger events
  • Building Entrances
  • Loading Docks
  • Parking Areas
  • Subways
  • Railroad Crossings
  • Traffic
  • Tracking people entering stores
  • Sensitive or Restricted areas
  • Use in conjunction with audio notifications and warn someone entering restricted or dangerous areas

People Count

People Count analytics count the number of people that pass through a designated area. People Count reports can be used to determine appropriate staffing levels or customer conversion rates

Practical Uses

  • Facility utilization
  • Occupancy Control – alert when area’s people count approaches occupancy max
  • Conversion Rates – people entering a store vs. checkout
  • Maximize staffing levels by monitoring peak and minimum customer/personnel periods
  • Use to schedule checkout/service desks by monitoring wait times and number of customers
  • Use to schedule security teams based on actual traffic

People Count Direction

People Count Direction counts only the number of people that pass through a designated area and are moving in a specified direction. People entering a building will not be counted a second time upon exiting the building. This is especially useful for businesses that want to know the number of customers who entered over a certain time frame.

Practical Uses

  • Facilities & Events – ensure people are entering through the correct entrances and count occupancy
  • Track facility or store customer/personnel movement to properly staff security personnel
  • Track customer or personnel movement for placement of target goods or services
  • Monitor whether people are entering or exiting a location or entrance within a store or facility.
  • Use to schedule checkout/service desks by monitoring high and low traffic areas and times
  • Use to schedule security teams based on actual traffic

Activity

Activity analytics send a notification when there is movement within a specified area.  Activity can be used to secure vulnerable or even dangerous areas. Can be used in conjunction with alarm systems to capture video associated with movement into sensitive areas.

Practical Uses

  • Motion Detection
  • Event driven surveillance – trigger notifications when motion is detected in an area
  • Identify intruders
  • Personnel in restricted areas
  • Personnel in areas after hours
  • Use in conjunction with Audio Integration to warn intruders of restricted area
  • Notify when customer/personnel enter an unattended shop/facility area

Direction

Direction analytics send a notification when people or objects move only in a designated direction.  Direction can be used to ensure that entrances and exits are used properly or that people are not moving toward a vulnerable or dangerous area

Practical Uses

  • Detect personnel or vehicles traveling in the wrong direction
  • Wrong direction vehicles in one-way area
  • People entering an exit-only area such as airports and events
  • Subways and train stations – monitor that personnel aren’t entering through exit areas

Face Capture

Face Capture analytics grabs faces of everyone who enter a specified area.  Face Capture images can be used to cross reference authorized personnel or detect known criminals

Practical Uses

  • Use in conjunction with Facial Recognition to identify potential criminal activity or find missing persons
  • Find out who entered a facility during a certain time
  • Send notification with facial image showing unauthorized entry or entry at an unattended entrance
  • Stored in database for cross-referencing later against known database of authorized or unauthorized personnel

Perimeter

Perimeter  analytics send notification only when movement enters a designated zone.  Perimeter differs from Activity in that only new objects entering a zone will trigger an alert where as moving objects within the zone do not. Can be used in conjunction with alarm systems to capture video associated with movement into sensitive areas.

Practical Uses

  • Secure sensitive or restricted areas such as parking garage, dormitories, embassies, stores, etc.
  • Used in conjunction with audio notifications an audio message can be played if someone enters a restricted area
  • Use to create a ‘smart’, virtual fence that can be set to a schedule so that after-hour entries can be monitored
  • Marinas and seaways to detect unauthorized vessels entering secure areas
  • Set Perimeter monitoring on a schedule to trace after-hours activity and send alerts

Forensic Analytics

Forensic Analytics allow users to select recorded video that may or may not have had analytics running on it and then select a timeframe and a type of analytic. This allows users to go back in time and apply analytics to video that did not have analytics running on it

Practical Uses

  • Run any video analytic on stored video after the fact
  • Find out who entered a secure area after-hours even when no video analytic was set at the time of the event
  • Go back and capture faces after the fact and use to cross reference to an event or incident
  • Search for video using forensic analytics in the  event of a stated incident – someone falling in a store and claiming injury.  Go back and see what really happened by setting up a line crossing or motion event and look for the associated video
  • Identify what happened to missing objects using Object Taken and Forensic Analytics

Dwell Time

Dwell Time and loitering keeps track of how long someone is waiting in a defined area. This can be used to identify people loitering in restricted areas or to identify people waiting in line for service in a retail application. In retail, this can also be useful to identify how long someone will be at a product display/area

Practical Uses

  • Use to enhance customer service by monitoring customer wait times
  • Alert for someone loitering in secure or restricted hours
  • Alert for loitering around a dormitory or government facility after hours
  • In conjunction with Audio Integration and play audio message if someone is loitering in a sensitive area

Object Taken

Object Taken allows the user to identify a specific object, for example, a valuable piece of artwork or afterhours movement of inventory, and generate an event and send an alarm if the object is taken

Practical Uses

  • Use to monitor valuable objects – say in a museum or store
  • Use to monitor proprietary items or equipment in a facility or store
  • Use in conjunction with Audio Notifications to play an audio message if an object is moved
  • Send alerts immediately when an object has been taken to mobilize security personnel

Object Moved

Object Moved allows the user to identify a specific object, for example, a valuable piece of artwork, and generate an event and send an alarm if the object is moved

Practical Uses

  • Send alert if a camera is moved to hide what was previously in view – someone trying to enter a secure area or take a valuable/sensitive object
  • Use to monitor valuable objects – say in a museum or store
  • Use to monitor proprietary items or equipment in a facility or store
  • Use in conjunction with Audio Notifications to play an audio message if an object is moved
  • Send alerts immediately when an object has been taken to mobilize security personnel

Audio Integration

Audio Based Notifications on Video Analytics or Events

  • The NLSS Gateway allows pre-recorded audio files to be played based on events.
  • Customized audio files in MP3 or WAV format can also be loaded on to the NLSS Gateway.

Customize to facility schedules

  • Loitering, Perimeter and Activity Analytic can be used with predetermined schedules, such as between 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. In the event that the analytic detects an event,  audio notifications are only sent during the appropriate times.
  • Potential criminal offenders can be scared off by audio notifications and automatic lighting.
  • Two-way audio allows the security team to speak directly to camera location if necessary.

Advanced Analytics

License Plate Recognition and Audio Analytics

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Tracking and Identifying License Plates
Next Level’s License Plate Tracking & Recognition analytic gives security personnel powerful tracking tools for proactive and pre-emptive action. License Plate Recognition provides the ability to read vehicle license plates and check captured plates against a known database for rapid reaction.

  • Locate and extract license plates from moving and parked vehicles from digital video streams in real time.
  • Count total number of license plates in the field of view with a minimal pixel resolution of each license plate.
  • Full text plate search with wildcards.
  • Trigger system events on LPR match

Audio Analytics

Integration with state of the art Audio Analytics
Audio analytics provides a new dimension to intelligent surveillance. Next Level’s built-in Audio Analytics provide a tool for immediate identification of threats or potential threats identified through audio monitoring. The NLSS Gateway has the ability to listen for certain sounds through microphone inputs on certain IP cameras. This type of monitoring can provide visibility to events that would not be detected with a video-only system

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Benefits of Audio Analytics:

  • Detect what a video-only system can’t detect.
  • Detect crimes and events by analyzing audio.
  • Aggression / Scream

    Recognizes aggressive speech and shouting from speakers.

  • Gunshot Detection

    Enables immediate action in the event the system detects a gunshot.  Use to initiate facility lockdown.

  • Glass Breakage

    Detects sounds of attempted break-in

  • Car Alarm

    Provides alert of potential for an attempted car theft or break-in

Video Display

Push video to external monitors using the NLSS HD Decoder

Control multiple decoders from a single interface

Simply drag-and-drop live camera views and other video streams into a desired layout and push the video content through the NLSS HD Decoder to any high-definition monitor for instant view customization. Because the interface is completely browser-based, decoder views can be changed from anywhere through most Web-enabled devices. With a few simple clicks, a security operator monitoring video events at a centralized location can send instant views to security monitors at the local site to alert personnel of potential incidents

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Audio Integration

  • Two-way Audio Functionality

    The NLSS Gateway includes unprecedented audio functionality for both on-site and remote facilities management.

  • Audio Alerts

    Included with the Gateway is the ability to send audio alerts via the Gateway’s web interface to notify personnel of an event, enabling swifter response to a security event

  • Audio Analytics

    The NLSS Gateway includes unprecedented audio functionality for both on-site and remote facilities management.

Remotely grant access using two-way audio for after hours deliveries or access.

The NLSS Unified Security System has a built-in notification system that can send messages and alerts