“Video Surveillance should go beyond basic evidence gathering and reactive security solutions to being proactive, providing centralized video surveillance, and enhancing productivity.”
Electronics Era: Please Introduce Matrix Comsec?
Ganesh: Established in 1991 Matrix provides world-class Security and Telecom solutions to cater to the requirements of new-age enterprises. They offer a one-stop solution for IP Video Surveillance, Access Control, Time-Attendance, and Telecom applications. The solutions are specifically designed for large organizations with multi-site presence, SMEs, and SMBs.
Matrix leverages technology and innovation to meet the requirements of the customers and delight them. With a firm commitment to keeping pace with the revolutions in the Security and Telecom domain, 40% of our human resources is dedicated to the research, design, and manufacturing of new products.
The cutting-edge products in Video Surveillance Systems include Video Management systems, Network Video Recorders, and IP Cameras.
It is mission-critical for organizations to manage the people who have access to their premises. For this, we provide solutions of Access Control and Time-Attendance that includes Elevator Access Control, Door Controllers, Readers, Panel, and much more.Telecom Solutions such as Unified Communications, IP-PBX, Universal Media Gateways, VoIP and GSM Gateways, and Communication Endpoints ensure seamless communication across multiple locations.
All solutions provided by Matrix are feature-rich, reliable, and conform to international standards.
Electronics Era: As there is a technical revolution nowadays in security & surveillance what’s the new Matrix offer to its customers?
Ganesh: The recently launched ENVR comes with an enterprise-grade server-based turnkey video surveillance solution. It has garnered a lot of appreciation for its robust design, redundant power supplies, and server features. ENVR is highly flexible and scalable to integrate with various platforms. With its in-built VMS, it is possible to incorporate various solutions like License plate recognition, Parking Management, and evidence-based weighbridge integration.
After roaring success with ENVR Matrix has added 5MP PTZ cameras with 42x optical zoom for better coverage and high-resolution images. To make our product offering comprehensive we will be adding two new cameras — The turret cameras which come with a unique ball and socket design making them an ideal choice for easy maneuverability once they have been mounted and launched and the ruggedized series.
Besides, developing a comprehensive product line for security solutions the technological innovations at Matrix involve building application-based solutions like the Parking Management System, Weighbridge integration, and much more.
Electronics Era: Explore some video surveillance products that Matrix offers in brief.
Ganesh: Matrix offers a range of IP Video Surveillance solutions, including server-based enterprise-grade NVRs, UL-listed Cameras, and Matrix VMS. The entire solution focuses on solving the challenges that customers face ― bandwidth utilization, storage cost, managing multi-site offices, and reactive security.
The entire Matrix range of Turret, Dome, Bullet, and PTZ Cameras. Varying from 2MP to 8MP, Matrix Cameras come with UL Certification, a global standard for safety, and NEMA Certification for protection against environmental hazards. They provide high-resolution images for better clarity and better protection.
Besides this, Matrix unleashes Server-based Enterprise grade NVRs with Pre-installed Video Management Software supporting redundancies and hot-swappable hard disks – HDD/SSD. The ENVR can support up to 128 channels and has an enormous storage capacity of up to 144 TB.
Under the Time-Attendance segment, Matrix offers Aadhaar Enabled Biometric Attendance Device (AEBAS) – VEGA FAXQ specifically designed for government organizations. It marks government employees’ attendance taking Aadhaar information securely from the UIDAI server. Alongside this, Matrix will display its best-in-class facial recognition-based door controller – COSEC ARGO FACE. It boasts high accuracy, an identification speed of less than 0.5 sec, and a massive user capacity of 50K. Enhanced with multiple connectivity options such as Wi-Fi, PoE, and Ethernet, these devices provide the best for modern organizations.
Under the Access Control Domain, Matrix COSEC PANEL200P – Site Controller that manages up to 255 COSEC door controllers and 25,000 Users from its UI. Matrix pure access door controller- COSEC ARC DC200P comes with multiple benefits over the conventional access control terminal. Being PoE-based and with mounting options of din rail and wall mount makes it easy to install even in constrained space with minimalistic wiring.
Electronics Era: How Matrix products are different from other providers in the market?
Ganesh: SUBSTANCE is the core value at Matrix, we strive to offer substance in everything we do – technology, applications, functions, features, performance, flexibility, reliability, and support. The market positioning of Matrix is based on offering more of these values in products and services that we offer to our customers and partners. For us, this means going deeper and beyond the façade.
Emanating from this positioning, our core business strategy is value differentiation. We work hard to create differentiation in product design, manufacturing, marketing, and sales support.
Electronics Era: According to you how much security & surveillance Industry changed in the past 2/3 years in terms of development?
Ganesh: Video Surveillance should go beyond basic evidence gathering and reactive security solutions to being proactive, providing centralized video surveillance, and enhancing productivity.
Additionally, constant monitoring of security screens leads to alert fatigue and after a few minutes of viewing the chances are that the security officers on duty might miss crucial details. To counter this automation is required which will trigger alerts and alarms whenever suspicious activity occurs. Matrix makes this possible by using Intelligent Video Analytics (IVA) and Cognitive Response Engine with Automated Monitoring (CREAM).
Companies are demanding higher image resolution for better evidence gathering. Video codec H.265 is also becoming the norm. Video is storage hungry and storage was always a constraint. But now higher capacity hard disks are increasing storage capacity.
Another big trend is more and more multi-location organizations are investing in VMS to integrate and centralize their existing isolated legacy solutions installed, maintained, and used separately.