Cortech Open Innovation Event – October 2015

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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 - October 2015

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.

Southwest Microwave

Southwest Microwave is a global leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance outdoor perimeter security systems that successfully protect against risk to critical infrastructure and high value assets. Our field-proven fence, buried cable and microwave detection solutions provide precise detection of perimeter disturbances for security-sensitive applications that dictate unyielding reliability.

We have a longstanding industry pedigree of over 40 years of experience and 70,000+ installations across Utilities, Industrial, Transportation, Government, Defence and other specialist sectors.

Southwest Microwave’s INTREPID™ sensor technologies deliver the industry’s broadest feature set and highest detection performance. The unique ability to differentiate between intrusion attempts and harmless environmental disturbances provides unparalleled resistance to nuisance alarms. Proprietary calibration capabilities guarantee uniform detection sensitivity across the protected area, regardless of fence or terrain characteristics. Software-controlled detection zone assignment offers flexibility as site protection needs evolve, and minimizes hardware requirements, making these systems highly economical over long distances. And with the ability to integrate fence, buried cable or microwave detection technologies on a single communications platform, layered protection solutions can be easily deployed for sites with higher security requirements or varying physical characteristics.

Stentofon / Zenitel

The STENTOFON critical communications portfolio offers state of the art quality software and hardware. Just press a button and you can call for immediate assistance, help and support. The voice in the other end can be heard loud and clear, thus eliminating misunderstandings or misinterpretations. Even in very noisy environments we offer crystal clear audio – driven by our Turbine stations with 10Watt amplifiers and active noise cancellation included. Our products are built to last with backward compatibility; this reduces the cost of ownership.

With STENTOFON assistance and surveillance through integrated audio, we add an invaluable feature to the overall security system. In case of an unexpected event, the public can rely on instant audio communication with a central control room and receive security announcements and alerts through equipment providing crisp and clear audio. Through our SIP capabilities, we also offer communication points in a pre-existing or new VoIP system. Integration with other systems comes alive with STENTOFON OPC and STENTOFON SDK.

Thinking Space

Thinking Space Systems Ltd are a leading manufacturer and global supplier of high quality technical furniture for control rooms. With over 20 years’ experience, we provide stylish and innovative solutions for the Air Traffic, Security, Transport, Broadcast and Plant & Process industries.

Within the security industry, our furniture is ideally suited to CCTV control rooms, alarm receiving centres, security suites, command & control and data centres. As an engineering company, we can respond to ever-changing technological advancements in security systems, by having the in-house skills to create designs for bespoke solutions. Our furniture is guaranteed for 10 years, suitable for a 24/7 environment and conforms to British Standards for control room builds.

The key differences between our solution and others on the market today are the materials used and the engineering methodology behind them. With the use of the Inventor CAD software and by following ISO9001 processes, we can provide technical furniture with design flexibility to deliver bespoke builds. The framework for each build uses our in-house designed and developed Core Assembly System, a lightweight framework which is adaptable, flexible and future proof.

We offer a free design and consultation service as well as project management services and full fit outs.