Security Systems Video/Audio Interoperability Device

Period of Performance: 05/02/2016 - 11/01/2016


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Systems Engineering, Inc.
21351 Gentry Drive Suite 100
Dulles, VA 20166
Firm POC
Principal Investigator


First responders are challenged by the lack of real-time information from surrounding video/audio sources when arriving at an incident and a forced to rely of information that is outdated or incorrect from secondary sources. In today's technological society, there is a plethora of video cameras; in homes, businesses, law enforcement and public areas that difficult to access. To gain access to this information requires level of technical expertise not readily available to first responders. The issues arise with disparate systems employing different standards, equipment types and quantities. The response details the research required in Phase I to design a self-contained device that will capture video and audio from closed-circuit television and networked video security systems commonly implemented by both public and private entities. The concept will address how to access the video and audio feeds with the approval of the system owners, and rebroadcast the data to first responders and incident command centers for improved situational awareness. and enhanced personnel safety. The concept will enable plug and play access, through hard-wired or wireless capabilities to the widest array of existing video security systems for use during an emergency or response operation. To optimize the ability for first responders to readily access on scene information, the concept will consider characteristics of typical video and audio security systems installed in public and private buildings or used to monitor large outdoor areas.