Autonomous Orchestration: A School Safety and Security Essential
Digital Workflows triggering Emergency Instructions via Samsung MagicINFO-enabled Displays and Axis Public Address Speakers
Every day, our physical and digital worlds become increasingly intertwined, presenting opportunity for investments in a future of continuous and lasting change. This is true of Smart Cities, but also Safe Schools and Smart Campuses. This digitalization of the cyber-physical world is especially promising for schools to realize opportunities and overcome challenges per school safety and security.
Emergency situations create a “need for speed”, because speed means lives saved: Speed of command; Speed of recognition; and Speed of coordination and orchestration. Critical to all of this is Internet of Things (IoT) sensor fusion, AI-enabled sense-making, and intelligence-driven human and autonomous workflows derived in real-time using machine learning and multi-variant threat detection logic. Blueforce is delivering on all of this today through our IoT fusion and orchestration engine present in BlueforceEDGE where we can leverage, fuse, and cue legacy sensors in a school, but also autonomously orchestrate instructional workflows that can include:
- Samsung Digital Signage: Leveraging Samsung’s MagicINFO content management system, schools can leverage these displays for “peacetime” display of school events, menus, schedules, and more, but also be used where content is displayed with emergency instructions.
- Axis Communications IP Speakers: Axis provides some of the world’s best IP cameras, radars, and now Public Address speakers. BlueforceEDGE provides out-of-the-box software plugins that can cue the speakers to play canned audio messages to one, or all, speakers distributed throughout a school and/or campus.
- Access Control Systems: Orchestration isn’t the sole domain of signage and public address. Blueforce supports orchestrated workflows that can send “lockdown” commands to standards-based access control systems.
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