From The Big Picture, To The Details That Matter
Security challenges are continually evolving. The range of intentional, accidental, and natural threats continue to grow, making the ability to quickly identify and respond to emergent events more crucial than ever. The challenge is made more difficult when the most relevant data associated with the situation is buried under a flood of information being presented to the user. Without the ability to quickly surface the right information, decision makers are unable to gain a real-time, accurate understanding of the situation at hand. ARES Security's award-winning CommandBridge™ suite of products are designed to solve these challenges and more.
The field-proven CommandBridge platform uses advanced software technology to assimilate sensor feeds, cut through security-information clutter, and provide relevant and actionable information to customers around the world. As a high performance system utilizing secure role-based access, CommandBridge provides you with a highly configurable, secure, and scalable solution to situational awareness and incident response.
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Situational Awareness is Going Mainstream
Situational awareness involves perceiving, understanding, and projecting relevant information to interpret how one’s own actions will impact both immediate and future objectives. However, the traditional approach of simply increasing sensors to address a security or operational concern does not necessarily produce increased awareness. While this method enhances the perception part of the situational awareness equation, it does little to contribute to a decision maker’s ability to truly understand and project the information that is being collected. This approach actually detracts from situational awareness by creating data clutter and stockpiling knowledge in informational silos, which in turn hinders understanding. When the massive amount of information being presented to an end user is difficult to understand, it makes sharing that crucial information with the appropriate individuals and agencies even more problematic. As a whole it comes as no surprise that this popular practice of simply adding extra sensors delivers unimpressive, unsustainable results.
Instead of utilizing this tired approach, ASC has incrementally adapted CommandBridge to analyze and give context to a wider base of information feeds. This method enables true situational awareness by leveraging existing security investments, while still allowing for any future integration of new and emerging technologies. By focusing on the unique needs of each customer, we are able to provide you with tailored solutions designed to address your specific needs. This concentration on context allows ASC to equip you with simplified, tailored solutions for enhancing situational awareness and overall security.
There are plenty of reasons why CommandBridge is consistently recognized as one of the top platforms for situational awareness and response. To name a few:
Whether tracking people for security, shipments for logistics, or vehicles for operations, being aware of current asset locations is crucial to maintaining an accurate operational picture. CommandBridge’s open architecture allows the system to ingest and display virtually any sensor feed, such as: vessels (AIS & radar), vehicles, aircraft/UAV’s, personnel, mobile phones & tablets, specialty equipment and more. This flexible system architecture makes it significantly easier to keep an eye on the things you care about.
Automated Anomaly Detection
User-defined zones and preset watch rules act as a force multiplier, allowing you to monitor activity in areas of interest 24/7 and reduce the load on personnel. CommandBridge provides actionable alerts from both static and dynamic data sources, whether it’s a static CBRNE sensor or a custom security zone. When anomalous behavior is detected, CommandBridge will alert predetermined users and prompt the appropriate response based on your standard operating procedures (SOPs).
CommandBridge™ provides the ultimate tool for collaborative situation management through its Situation Board application. Through the exclusive Situation Board tool, users can easily adapt to the ever-changing nature of both planned operations and emergent events. With a single click, you can instantly log activities, attach documents and photos, load checklists, or assign tasks to resources to keep everyone up to speed.
Sometimes you need to take a second look at past events. With the Replay tool, you can reload historical data regarding past alerts, track movements and more. Use Replay to review operations, conduct briefings, or analyze anomalies. Entire Replay clips can even be exported to build a portfolio of valuable real-life training assets, or used as interactive reports to superiors and other stakeholders.
The ASSURE Mobile app lets mobile users share their position and post messages directly into CommandBridge. Using ASSURE Mobile and a WiFi or 4G connection, responders can view all the same Tracks, Alerts, Zones and Situation details available to full CommandBridge users. ASSURE Mobile brings the command center right down to the fingertips of field personnel and helps them locate any Blue Force elements nearby.
The OneView Specialty Camera pairs WAVcam technology and custom augmented reality overlay with CommandBridge allowing users to correlate WAVcam targets with radar tracks, AIS information, and physical security sensors. This pairing of leading technologies enables users to enhance overall security by establishing superior regional Maritime Domain Awareness.
When it comes to making quick decisions for an effective response, collaboration is key. That’s why CommandBridge enables related agencies to better manage their respective daily operations, while also improving multi-agency collaboration during emergencies or region-wide events. From individual facilities to global views, CommandBridge is fully scalable to grow with your needs over time.
You choose how CommandBridge is hosted to ensure a quick, convenient integration with your preexisting systems. Our award-winning platform can be hosted on-site, or in the cloud if desired. We typically recommend cloud hosting since it provides better efficiency at a lower cost, minimizes IT support demands, and allows on-the-fly upgrades. These 3 factors combined enable CommandBridge to quickly adapt as your priorities evolve.