MATE's Video Analytics Integrated with Hirsch Security Systems

SANTA ANA, CA, (February 17, 2009) - MATE-Intelligent Video, a technology leader in intelligent video surveillance systems, and Hirsch Electronics, a leading provider of security management systems, today announce the completion and availability of their integration empowering Hirsch's Velocity(TM) Security Management System with MATE's Behavior Watch(TM) video content analysis capabilities to deliver intelligent surveillance and physical security convergence.

Behavior Watch turns nearly any camera -- IP or analog -- into an intelligent sensor able to detect intrusion, suspicious objects (e.g., a backpack), removed objects (e.g., a painting), and undesirable behavior (e.g., loitering). When utilized with the Hirsch system, the server-based Behavior Watch analyzes real-time video captured on an American Dynamics® Intellex® digital video recorder (DVR). When Behavior Watch detects an alarm condition, the alert is automatically sent to the Hirsch Velocity Security Management System which performs the appropriate actions such as notifying guards and authorities, executing pre-programmed actions (e.g., lock-down, sirens, etc.), and logging event details.

"The integration of Hirsch's Velocity with MATE's advanced video analytics not only enhances both parties' offerings and opens new channels, but it also provides the market with a greatly enhanced security surveillance solution," said John Szczygiel, president of MATE.

MATE's powerful video analytics detection features, combined with Hirsch's access control, alarm monitoring, badging, smart cards and biometrics provides a truly converged security solution with multiple end-user benefits including:

o Enhanced security from advanced behavior recognition capabilities;
o Operational efficiency from automated video surveillance and proactive event detection;
o Extension of existing investments by leveraging current infrastructure and legacy equipment; as an example, MATE's open architecture platform allows Intellex users to pull video directly from the DVR and send tagged alarms with snapshots to the Velocity system which controls and manages the Intellex DVR.

"Systems interoperability is the key factor for a successful deployment and operation of different technologies in a security project. The Velocity platform allows it to happen, and MATE's open architecture and intuitive software fits well into the overall system," says John Coker, director of sales for Hirsch.

About MATE

MATE Intelligent Video is a global provider of cutting-edge, real time video analytics solutions for proactive video and IP surveillance, people and car counting, and tailgating detection. MATE's advanced video content analysis technology detects and analyzes potential threats and hazards, generating real-time alerts based on user's pre-defined parameters. Founded in 1997, MATE has gained extensive experience in the video analytics field, and has positioned itself as a market leader. Leveraging an open architecture, MATE's flexible and field-proven solutions integrate easily into any network topology, and are sold, installed and supported by top tier systems integrators and distributors worldwide.

About Hirsch Electronics

Hirsch manufactures security systems for worldwide markets. Hirsch is a recognized leader in IP-based physical security solutions that interoperate with other networked databases, devices and systems. Hirsch's award-winning role-based access control (RBAC), identity management, and security management systems integrate access control, digital video, alarm monitoring, smart cards and biometrics. Hirsch security solutions are IT-centric, highly secure, and scalable to even the largest organizations.

Media Contact:
Karolina Orton
T: (703) 286 0901

Scott Howell,
Hirsch Electronics,
949-250-8888 ext. 130,

Phone: (949) 250-8888 / FAX: (949) 250-7372

Hirsch Electronics
1900-B Carnegie Avenue
Santa Ana CA 92705

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