Phoenix installs wide-area video surveillance solution for water infrastructure monitoring

PureTech Systems' PureActiv wide-area surveillance solution has been integrated with TAC's Andover Continuum access control system in a security project for the city of Phoenix...

PHOENIX, AZ, March 16, 2006 -- PureTech Systems Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Pure Technologies Ltd. and a manufacturer of wide-area video surveillance solutions, yesterday announced that it has integrated its PureActiv Solution with the Andover Continuum™ access control system from TAC, a world leader in building automation, security systems and energy solutions. The system's designer chose the best technology from these two companies to heighten security measures at water treatment and storage facilities throughout the city of Phoenix.

"PureTech Systems provides the best wide-area video security technology on the market, and Andover Controls offers the best access control system on the market," said Steve Grosvenor, president of Millennium 3 Technologies (M3T), a leading system integration firm in the southwest United States. "This means that the city of Phoenix is getting a tightly integrated security system using the most robust, dependable technology available."

"Combining our access control system with PureTech System's PureActiv wide-area video surveillance technology proved to be an effective security solution for the city's major utility," said Warren Rosebraugh, director of strategic account operations at TAC. "Integrating our two products was a seamless process."

The city selected PureTech's PureActiv solution for its unique video capabilities. "We were able to provide the City of Phoenix with some really unique features in the video surveillance world¿including automated camera positioning based on the actual latitude and longitude of intruders, remote alarm monitoring of the city's water facilities from a common GIS command and control user interface, and video scene analysis for object detection and tracking," said Larry Bowe, president of PureTech Systems.

This world-class situational awareness capability is made possible with PureActiv's interactive geographical map presentation, which uses latitude and longitude coordinates to create detailed map displays that clearly identify the locations of all security devices, cameras and alarms. The system also incorporates aerial photos, street names and critical building locations into the display. By allowing personnel to control any of the devices represented on these maps, PureActiv ensures that operators, in an intuitive manner, always know which camera they're viewing and which direction it's pointing.

"The service level PureTech provided was very high, which was important to us," Grosvenor said. "They were very flexible. They made the changes we asked for and were willing to work with other technology providers to make sure their system integrated seamlessly."

M3T is a leading system integrator in the Southwest. Its control systems specialists design, install, and service building controls, security, surveillance, and fire alarm management in diversified applications. The team is fully licensed and has the experienced staff members to create Design Build projects for all levels of Special Systems applications. It has the ability to participate at any level of contracting required, including separate efforts for all special systems, but specializes in fully integrated systems.

TAC is a leading provider of building automation solutions based on Open Integrated Systems for Building IT. With over 80 years of experience in the HVAC, building automation and security arenas, the company has over 3,700 employees worldwide with partners and branches in 75 countries. Its parent company, Schneider Electric, is a global specialist in power, control and building automation, with 85,000 employees worldwide and operations in 130 countries.

PureTech Systems Inc. ( is a manufacturer of wide-area surveillance solutions for Fortune 1000 firms, utilities, ports, schools, prisons and federal, state and local governments. With headquarters in Phoenix, it serves national and international markets. Its premier security solution is PureActiv™, an automated outdoor surveillance system incorporating innovative geographic map presentations, advanced object detection and tracking, fence intrusion detection, automated camera steering, scalable video distribution, and automated security policy response. Together, this technology provides world-class situational awareness and proactive management to address critical security threats. Using an interactive interface, operators can program the system to account for certain control parameters, such as speed, size and shape, and tag specific areas of concern. It identifies when designated security parameters have been violated, notifies security personnel with an alarm, tracks and records the intrusion and provides operators with the information they need to orchestrate an appropriate emergency response.

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