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Proposal Number: HSHQDC-16-R-00012-H-SB016.1-001-0007-I
Proposal Title: A Secure, Mobile Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Internet-of-Things (IoT) Video/Audio Interoperability Device (VAID)
Topic Number: H-SB016.1-001
Phase: Phase I
Topic Title: Security Systems Video/Audio Interoperability Device
Organization: BALFOUR Technologies LLC
Address: 510 Grumman Road West
Suite 212
Bethpage, NY 11714-3631  
Abstract: In an emergency or special event, First Responders need to leverage existing/available video and audio feeds from surveillance systems already deployed at the site. This audio/video connectivity must be achieved rapidly and easily as first responders arrive, and should also include access to valuable mobile/wireless audio/video feeds that become available during the emergency/event. Balfour Technologies proposes to develop a video/audio interoperable device (VAID) that first responders can deploy on-site that will: (A) strongly authenticate users and connect to commonly deployed/existing surveillance camera systems; (B) discover and stream live and archived audio/video from existing surveillance cameras; (C) securely broadcast this audio/video in realtime to first responders and emergency managers on-site or in remote/mobile command centers; (D) provide an easy-to-use user interface to configure, manage, control, record, and view these camera streams in a common operating environment (where additional features such as geo-location, automated video analytics, etc. could be applied); and (E) dynamically connect to and capture live mobile/wireless audio/video (i.e. from smartphones) that becomes available during the event. With Balfour's extensive past experience integrating many diverse surveillance systems over the past decade, this VAID innovation will be able to be rapidly implemented incrementally and initially deployed within months. Commercially, every federal/local/state first responder group (fire, police, security) should have a VAID system to quickly acquire interior surveillance video/audio feeds during fires, active shooters, etc. emergency situations. And security groups for every large/multi-campus organizations with a mix of surveillance systems at various locations/buildings can benefit from utilizing VAID systems.
Award/Contract Number: HSHQDC-16-C-00049
Period of Performance: 05/02/2016 - 11/01/2016
Award/Contract Value: $99,951.42
Award/Obligated Amount: $99,951.42