Empower Your Organization with Superior Decision Support
Mission Control is a Decision Support System that provides organizations with new levels of situational intelligence, visualization, and complete incident management capabilities. It allows security personnel to make the right decision when faced with routine tasks or unanticipated situations by ensuring a timely flow of information. Mission Control empowers organizations to move beyond simple event and alarm management by collecting and qualifying data from thousands of sensors and security devices, spotting the most complex situations and incidents, and guiding security teams in their response following organization-specific processes and compliancy requirements.Download Booklet
Situational Intelligence for a Meaningful Picture
Traditional security systems report events and alarms. While these systems let operators react to presented situations, this approach provides operators with an incomplete picture of the operational environment and leaves organizations exposed. There is a better way. You can have greater situational intelligence by using a platform that properly assesses situations, qualifies a variety of incoming sensor data, and translates that data into incidents that expose the true nature of a situation or a threat. With greater situational intelligence, this approach allows security personnel to fully understand and appreciate a situation as it eliminates guesswork from the equation.
Guiding Response to Better Manage a Situation
Whether faced with a routine task or an unanticipated threat, lack of information, human emotions, and stress levels can quickly take hold of a responder and impact their decision-making process. Between scanning multiple security applications, coordinating actions with superiors and team members, and sifting through complex paper procedures, operators can quickly feel overwhelmed. Security systems should be more than notification tools; they should help personnel feel in control of situations by guiding operators through the entire lifecycle of an incident, from trigger to resolution.
Visualization for Greater Simplicity and Awareness
Simplicity and ease-of-use are easily lost when organizations expand their systems, consolidate multiple security applications, and connect to thousands of sensors and security devices. Monitoring complex or multi-site security environments with outdated methods, including a list of events and alarms, can be a losing proposition. A single application for monitoring both real-time events and situations, coupled with command and control and incident management through dynamic maps, is changing the game. This intuitive approach removes the complexity from incident management by presenting information more intuitively and visually so that operators can quickly take action.
Proactive Planning and Preparation
Mission Control prepares organizations to address common incidents or threats by allowing you to define your response management strategy and contingency plans in advance. Based on your operational environment, you create incident categories, the multi-layered rules that trigger them, and the automated system response. With automated workflows assigned to incidents, every step of the response is clearly accounted for, from incident dispatch to the team all the way to the standard operating procedures (SOP) to be followed. With a powerful Decision Support System as your foundation, you can migrate away from paper-driven processes, assure compliance with internal and external processes, and meet your organization objectives.
Unified Monitoring, Command, and Control
Mission Control allows you to monitor the entirety of your organization through a single pane of glass that brings together all your security applications, including access control, video, ALPR, intrusion, and communications. This is aided by a map-driven monitoring approach that offers you more intuitive visualization and leads to greater awareness and understanding of complex situations. More importantly, Mission Control defines a clear path for evolving beyond monitoring traditional events and alarms. By monitoring incidents that are multi-faceted situations triggered by combinations of events and alarms over time, you free yourself up to address what actually matters and become more efficient over time.
Responding with Confidence
Armed with greater situational intelligence when an incident occurs, security and operational staff can respond with confidence. And, with a Decision Support System like Mission Control at their disposal, they are guided through the response process every step of the way. Responders are given clear SOPs to follow based on your organizational processes and are directed when to collaborate with their colleagues and with external stakeholders. And, in strong support of your personnel, Mission Control workflows dynamically alter the state of the security platform, activating threat levels, locking doors, and triggering video recording as needed to guarantee both a comprehensive response to any incident and powerful auditing capabilities.
The Lifecycle of an Incident
From monitoring incoming sensor data and detecting incidents through to resolution, Mission Control manages the entire lifecycle of an incident. This offers organizations the flexibility to define incident types and categories to match their operational environment.
Working with Qualified Incidents
Mission Control delivers greater situational intelligence by ingesting thousands of discrete events and qualifying them as incidents. This is accomplished using clearly established rules that take events into account according to pre=set parameters, including their order of occurrence and the time between them. The incident that results is further accompanied by both video and data from all security applications, giving personnel a more complete and meaningful picture of a situation.
Responding with Guided Precision
As a result of the increasing amount of information and numerous security apps at its disposal, a security team’s view of the operational environment and possible responses can become unnecessarily complicated. The goal of Mission Control reduces complexity and guides security personnel every step of the way. Whether responding to a typical maintenance request or neutralizing a threat, operational and security staff will be more effective than ever before.
Scalable Data Ingestion & Correlation
- Real-time collection of thousands of events from video, access control, ALPR, intrusion, and other systems
- Identify and create incident categories that map to your specific operational and security environment
- Define multi-layered rules to analyze incoming sensor and security data to trigger meaningful incidents
- Equip your team with greater situational intelligence so that they can make better decisions at all times
Enhanced Visualization & Monitoring
- Monitor meaningful incidents as opposed to discrete or unrelated events and alarms
- Visualize incidents at their precise location and with greater detail through interactive graphical maps
- Investigate situations by visually exploring the immediate vicinity of an incident
- Manually trigger incidents directly from a map when you detect a potential issue
Complete Incident Management
- Monitor all operational and security situations from a dedicated Incident Monitoring task
- View detailed information for each incident with a real-time dashboard
- Respond to incidents with clear processes and standard operating procedures (SOPs)
- Rely on system behavior that automatically adapts in reaction to an incident
- Gain greater insight with powerful searches and auditing capabilities