Lenel Systems teams with OnSSI to offer IP video management solution

SkyPoint video monitoring example showing one large feed focused on an area of interest, along with five smaller video feeds.


A new user-friendly video management platform  that provides software tools to seamlessly monitor and manage  hundreds of cameras while simultaneously investigating video, is now available as a result of a partnership between Lenel Systems International and On-Net Surveillance Systems (OnSSI).  Lenel is part of UTC Fire & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp..  

In the new agreement, Lenel will private-label OnSSI’s video surveillance software, Ocularis, under the name SkyPoint. 

SkyPoint’s intelligent, open-architecture IP video platform offers a simple, intuitive interface for desktop and control room video wall settings. It also offers integration potential with other aspects of security. A further benefit of the platform is that it requires fewer system operators to detect and respond to events, helping to reduce costs for users.

“The system’s interactivity and support for an optional touch screen offer unprecedented simplicity. With a single click or touch of a finger, the user can instantly investigate incidents and direct alerts between users.  It’s so easy to operate that it only takes a few minutes to train operators to be proficient,” said Luis Orbegoso, President of Lenel.  

Orbegoso said that SkyPoint is ideal in environments where multiple cameras safeguard many security protection points and operators need to be able to see everything that is going on and respond appropriately.  “Typical environments might be a transportation infrastructure or government facility, or enterprises with many security protection points to safeguard,” he said.

SkyPoint’s Time Slicing feature automatically generates time-interval thumbnails to help identify exactly when an event occurred.

“The partnership between two industry leaders, Lenel in IP access control, and OnSSI in IP video management, reflects the great potential value and benefit that users will be able to derive from an open-architecture platform solution. We are pleased to enter into a partnership with Lenel and look forward to working with their talented team,” said Gadi Piran, president and CTO of OnSSI. “Ultimately, Lenel’s ability to integrate key components of the physical security solution set will enable the end-user enterprise to greatly improve security performance and efficiency,” Piran added.

Initially, SkyPoint will offer command-and-control of OnSSI IP Based video management solutions. Future releases of SkyPoint will allow control of Lenel’s video solutions. Ultimately, elements of the SkyPoint user interface will be incorporated into the new generation of OnGuard, Lenel’s core security management system.