Cortech Open Innovation Event September 2010

Cortech Developments specialise in software integration solutions for building, fire and security management systems. We have a proven track record in delivering software development and integrated system solutions for high security environments and critical national infrastructure.

Cortech Open Innovation Event September 2010

Cortech’s core software suite, Datalog 5, provides smarter interoperability and integration of building, fire and security control technology including CCTV, access control, intruder, perimeter, fire, intercom, staff safety, BMS and energy systems. Managing building, fire and security operations across multiple sites and complex building environments can be a significant challenge.

Extensive sites can often involve the monitoring of thousands of circuits with multiple control systems. These events could be critical life safety situations and require immediate action to limit risk and escalation.

Datalog 5 provides quick and effective real time monitoring and control of events. System warnings, events and alarms are all clearly identified [with pre-determined event help information], prioritised, graphically located and visually verified with automatic CCTV video to enable a more efficient and accountable response.

Cortech Developments ‘holistic’ software solutions can assist you in reducing costs and risk, improving operational efficiency and providing greater situation awareness.


Our focus is to deliver the highest quality of IP video images anytime, anywhere.

Our focus is – to reduce storage costs and network strain without compromising video quality.

Quiet scenes with little or no movement require a lower bitrate. By intelligently distinguishing between noise and relevant information, such as movement, intelligent Dynamic Noise Reduction (iDNR) reduces bitrate by up to 50%. Because noise is reduced at the source during image capture, the lower bitrate does not compromise on video quality. With iDNR, our focus is to significantly reduce storage costs, and lessen network strain by only using bandwidth when needed.

Our focus is – to provide you with perfect exposure every time. Fluctuations in backlight and front light can ruin your images. To achieve the perfect picture in every situation, intelligent Auto Exposure (iAE) automatically adjusts the exposure of the camera. It offers superb front light compensation and incredible backlight compensation by automatically adapting to changing light conditions. With iAE, our focus is to provide you with perfect exposure every time.

Our focus is – never to lose track of objects of interest. In video surveillance, moving objects are usually the most significant objects of interest. Intelligent Tracking (iTracking) automatically tracks moving objects based on predefined alarm rules or a simple click. By intelligently distinguishing between single and multiple reference points, iTracking will provide uninterrupted tracking. Optimal capture of the object of interest is assured by dynamically adjusting the field of view. With iTracking, our focus is never to lose track of objects of interest.


Commend are world leaders in secure communication systems. We are totally committed to embracing new technologies and introducing them to our markets as they become available.

Maintaining a backwards capability to these new technologies is a key benefit and is clearly illustrated in the ability to connect intercom stations installed as long ago as 1980 to the very latest in Commend Intercom Servers being supplied today, be them hardware or virtualised. Commend offer our customers the very best Intercom Solutions, with the highest customer service.

Commend are the only intercom company globally that can offer VirtuoSIS, our virtualised server. This gives built in disaster recovery and 25,000 subscribers on the single server. All our servers are easily configured to provide Evidential quality audio recording, Automated monitoring – noise monitoring/line monitoring etc, Open protocol integration, Remote access and programming as well as being recognised as the most secure intercom solution using Commends own IOIP proprietary protocol.

Commend operate within all markets globally including but not exclusive to Healthcare, Education, Finance, Oil and Gas, Housing, MoD, Rail, lifts, Parking, Utilities, Blue Light etc.

Specialising in networked environments, Commend offers an unrivalled scalable solution that has no boundaries.

Detection Technologies

Detection Technologies, established in 2007, is staffed by personnel with over 25 years of experience in the electronic perimeter security industry.

This experience, gathered over these years from many sites worldwide, uniquely equip the company with the expertise to ensure that their products embody the most effective technology solutions capable of addressing the wide range of site conditions that such products face.

An example of how such experience is invaluable when setting product goals is highlighted by the VibraSector system [Detection Technologies’ flagship product] when there is a need to protect large sites with many short, accurately defined, detection zones that can be used to intelligently direct cameras towards the point of an intrusion.

VibraSector achieves this goal in a unique and innovative way by using passive hardware modules to define the limits of each detection zone so that variations due to temperature, moisture levels, and other environmental factors do not degrade the accuracy of location of the intrusion attempt.

The degree of innovation present in the VibraSector system has resulted in the grant of a patent for this advanced, technologically competent system.

Salto Systems

SALTO Systems are world leaders in advanced wire free, wireless and cloud based access control solutions. We are ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001certificated and every day over 15 million people rely on SALTO to provide total control over who can access what, where and when at all times.

Our state-of-the-art SALTO Virtual Network (SVN) and access control system are designed to enhance and maximise security while enabling customers to enjoy all the advantages of operating ‘keyless’ properties that are secure, as well as smart to own, operate and manage.

They eliminate the need to replace locks if key security is breached due to the loss or theft of key cards and allow key cards and locks to be simply and quickly updated, restricted or deleted remotely.

With SALTO you can handle up to 4 million users and up to 64,000 doors on a single system – all controlled from a single PC if required – so whether you want to secure and control main entrance doors, main gates, internal doors, glass doors, emergency exits, elevators or car park barriers; or need specific security access management features – SALTO Systems can do it all.