Amika Mobile Becomes Symmetry Preferred Partner

  • 06 Sep 2016 23:06
Amika Mobile Completes AMAG Symmetry Access Control Integration
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Amika Mobile® is pleased to announce that it has now entered the AMAG Technology's Symmetry™ Preferred Partner Program with its Amika® Mobility Server (AMS) platform for critical and emergency communications. AMS receives dynamic event triggers from AMAG's Symmetry Access Control Product family and is receiving factory certification on the integrated solution.

"Keeping people informed as a crisis unfolds, such as an active shooter which requires an automated and very rapid lockdown, leveraging Symmetry Access Control with AMS providing voice over the paging system is critical as individuals shelter in place until the 'all clear'. This is where the AMS 2-way communications on every mobile device, phone, tablet, or desktop, is helping save lives," said Amika Mobile® Co-founder/CEO, Sue Abu-Hakima.

"The Amika Mobility Server communicates with Symmetry to receive high priority alarms and lockdown requests for an area or entire facility," said AMAG Technology, Vice President of Product Marketing, Dave Ella. "Amika Mobile's system can then take over to handle the situational awareness, communications and control response to critical incidents."

Amika Mobile has pioneered technology that addresses two gaps in public safety and security. First, AMS automatically discovers wireline or mobile devices by location - especially important for airports, sports arenas, entertainment venues and campuses where stakeholders and visitors must be given clear instructions based on where they are when an emergency strikes. Second, AMS automatically detects and intelligently manages dynamic sensor events triggered from disparate physical security systems. Amika Mobile has delivered ground breaking solutions to customers in this area for 5 years. Such dynamic events include forced door entry, wall-mounted Panic, card access under duress, exceeded temperature thresholds, detected motion from cameras, fire panel events, etc. The AMS platform automatically delivers identified events to appropriate security teams at the command center or while mobile.

AMS has an open architecture that enables rapid integration with third-party equipment such as access control, fire systems, gunshot detectors, cameras, gas sensors and applications such as mobile, desktop or wall panic. Captured events from any monitoring sensor product is clustered and disambiguated to issue a single, group or mass alert. The events trigger alerts that identify recipients by dynamic locations or team membership over ANY layer of communication.

Symmetry dynamic events leverage the AMS platform for its targeted alerts to end users, 2-way response capabilities and seamless integration with physical systems to trigger event actions such as automated lockdowns when gunshots are detected. AMS simultaneously alerts ANY layer including SMS, pop-ups on smartphones, tablets or desktops, email, VoIP, Callouts, radios, overhead displays, paging systems, Facebook, Twitter, or RSS.

MarketsandMarkets forecasts the Incident and Emergency Management Market to grow from USD $80.10 billion in 2015 to USD $101.33 billion in 2020. This growth is driven by many factors including increase in workplace violence, terrorism, natural disasters and heightened awareness of the need for critical and emergency communication during a crisis.

Amika Mobile will demonstrate its award winning products and integration with AMAG's Symmetry access control software at ASIS 2016 in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center September 12 - 15, 2016 booth #4055.