Collaboration

Teams and agencies working better, together

Built-in management tools, dynamic display settings, and integration capabilities supporting unified communications, inter-agency alerts, and remote evidence sharing make Synergy 3 an ideal solution for coordinated incident response.

An informed control room, a united approach

Effective incident management is often dependent on teamwork, particularly in complex security settings where events can rapidly unfold and speed of response is essential.

Based on over 30 years of control room experience, our solutions facilitate teamwork by keeping security teams informed, equipped to jointly manage situations, and easily able to take coordinated action.

Display wall management tools are designed to show essential video in any number of layouts. Dynamic threat level indicators, color-coded alerts for instant activity prioritization, and live situational awareness information ensure all team members are up-to-speed with incident status.

Multi-user ‘live incident’ collaboration tools enable any number of operators to work in unison on challenging scenarios, for example where multiple suspicious events are occurring simultaneously or spread across a number of locations. Interactive mapping with Geospatial Information System (GIS) technology, task allocation, and dynamic workflows offering on-screen guidance also mean that everyone knows where incidents are taking place, who is dealing with what, and how they should respond. In live incident mode, activity from all operators involved is securely logged and stored as a single case file.

Synergy 3’s incident management tools also allow operators to tag specific activity and add commentary within a video timeline in order to provide additional incident context for evidentiary review.

Collaborating with other teams and external agencies

Of course, teamwork shouldn’t be restricted to the control room. Managing a specific incident can, and usually does, necessitate wider involvement with personnel from any number of departments – from maintenance engineers to customer service staff.

Two key features of Synergy 3, when used in tandem, are particularly useful for ensuring such collaborations go smoothly. Dynamic workflows, triggered by single or cumulative threat events detected through sub-system data integration, generate on-screen guidance for operators suggesting appropriate next steps based on the specific threat detected and compliant with the organization’s own Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

In many cases, the suggested ‘next step’ is to inform personnel best positioned to help. Here, Synergy 3’s ability to unify and integrate communications is vital. For example, operators prompted to deploy security patrol teams to investigate a suspicious left item can pinpoint the nearest officer through GPS, issue an automated SMS message, and push an image of the item in question to smart devices. Full telecoms and radio systems can be integrated to allow immediate and coordinated communications through a single platform, which also ensures all activity is logged for post-incident procedural review.

Because our solutions are open architecture by design, they also facilitate external agency collaboration – for example with police or local authorities

Inter-organizational workflows, secure remote evidence access, and unified communications capabilities allow users to securely share key data, automate calls for support or incident warnings, and collaborate on responsive action. Similarly, Synergy 3 can also securely receive and integrate external data from third parties (such as persons of interest notifications, traffic warnings etc.), social media feeds, and government notices

With significant implications for coordinated disaster response and emerging applications for smart cities and transport convergence, enabling multi-agency collaboration via integrated, interoperable solutions is a key focus for Synectics.

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