Features of the Aegis Data System
Emergency First Repsonders
Key Product Features

Our People

Critical Response Technologies’ staff and team members have decades of experience as law enforcement and fire services as first responders, emergency planners and industry thought leaders. These top professionals personally apply the skills and knowledge gained through training, education and field experience throughout your Aegis deployment. As life-long public safety professionals we bring to our work ethic and our company philosophy a passionate desire to protect our nation’s citizens and resources. We offer the unique dedication that comes from having been on the front lines where our clients are sitting.

First Steps

The Aegis deployment begins with a series of highly focused on-site visits to engage the Aegis technology and collection, analyzation and cataloging of your critical facility operating information (people, data and physical assets).

The CRT team orients personnel from your core departments to the Aegis data and planning interface and conducts interviews with key personnel to gather information relating to your facility’s essential operational systems, functions, resources and events. All critical information is identified, organized and prepared for input into the Aegis system.

Aegis Reporting – Over 50 Essential Report Elements

Aegis features a data structure and compilation tool for compiling and displaying reports. This tool captures and presents detailed reports on over 50 critical sources and resources relating to your facility’s operations. The reports are organized into five categories:

1. Physical Locations

  • Reports describing common physical locations in and around the facility such as the lobby, parking facilities, roof, engineering section, tenant occupied floors, site (property on which the building/facility is located), contiguous properties (surrounding areas), etc.

2. Mechanical and Electronic Operating Systems

  • Engineering (HVAC, utilities, backup power, fuel sources, etc.), elevator system, telecommunications access control, intrusion detection, CCTV, access/egress, etc.

3. Plans

  • Reports such as Business Continuity Plan (BCP), Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP), Security/Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (SVA or VA), Emergency Operations Plan (EOP), Business Impact Analysis (BIA), Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP), Comprehensive Emergency Plan (CEMP), Business Continuity Plan (BCP), etc.

4. Drawings and Graphic Documents

  • Drawings, CAD floor plans, adjacent properties tables, CCTV installation tables, stairwells matrix, elevator systems tables and matrices, access/egress tables, etc.

5. Databases

  • Tenant contact list, emergency contacts, subcontractors, hazardous materials inventory.

Ten Core Elements of Your Aegis System

  1. Reports – Bulleted outline format reports on over fifty building operational areas with interactive links to associated supporting multimedia (i.e. tables, photo arrays, floor plans, video walk-throughs, CCTV monitoring, geospatial mapping, sensor monitoring, personnel tracking and mass notification elements).
  2. Tables and Databases – Tables and databases serve to supplement outline reports in useful row and column configurations making this type of information easy to understand (i.e. elevator service tables, stairwell tables, stacking plans, contact database, hazmat database, etc.)
  3. Digital Photo Arrays – Photos are captioned, organized and GEO-Coded (outside photos) in a portfolio series based on operating system, location and venue.
  4. Floor Plans – Interactive CAD floor plans with links to all key reporting elements.
  5. Video walk-throughs of all major common areas in and around the building and property.
  6. CCTV - Ability to monitor and control building CCTV camera system in real-time from the web interface control panel.
  7. Geospatial/Georeference – Ability to draw upon open source GIS databases through predefined queries to obtain a vast quantity of information relating to the client property as well as surrounding properties, from 200 to 25,000 feet. Also included are photo supplemented electronic aerial tours of the client property and surrounding areas as well as high resolution “fly-over” digital photos and HD video.
  8. Sensor Monitoring – Ability to monitor a wide variety of access control and life safety sensors including intrusion control and fire alarm sensors, access control systems and equipment/machinery monitoring sensors.
  9. Critical Personnel Tracking - Track critical personnel, special needs employees and visitors in real-time.
  10. Mass Notification – Provides immediate emergency notifications via multi-lingual voice, pager and web pages (email, text messages, phones and web sites). Schools Interoperability Framework (SIF) compliant with the ability to share data between all applications.  Includes customizable data collection, query and delivery.

Aegis Training – Key Personnel and Public Safety Agencies

From day one, the CRT team engages and familiarizes your key facility personnel on the implementation, operation and maintenance of the Aegis system – but the training goes beyond the boundaries of your property.

An additional Aegis focus is the inclusion of local public safety agencies in a “community involvement” / “individual empowerment” relationship with your facility. This type of relationship leads to strong partnerships between your key facility personnel and local police and fire departments.

In fact, these public service agencies employ the first responders that will be answering your calls for service. The purpose of this type of training and collaboration is to jointly engage in ‘all hazards’ preplanning and to proactively encourage the testing and exercising of the Aegis system with your facility’s EOP.

Aegis Deployment – Instant Access to Your Critical Data

The planning, data collection, reporting and training elements of the system culminate with the Aegis deployment. At its core, Aegis is a server-driven, browser-based, multi-media data system that dynamically reports on all vital areas of facility operations with a focus on people, data and physical assets. Once deployed, all program elements are ready for instant access by facility management personnel and first responders – should an emergency situation occur.

The centerpiece of the Aegis system is a user-friendly interface with a set of straightforward navigation tools. These tools allow users to locate, retrieve and utilize critical information in meaningful ways. Exhaustive, hands-on training combined with extensive on-screen help establishes the familiarity and confidence of your operators with the system.

Aegis Solution – Preparation, Training and Exercising

During an emergency, confusion, panic and chaos quickly set in. This can become a serious challenge to a safe evacuation, containment of the situation and an effective first response.
The manner in which your facility staff handles the situation could literally mean life or death for themselves, other employees, tenants, visitors and first responders. Additionally, a mismanaged emergency can cause increased property damage, greater liability, and a negative public image.

Buildings, facilities and properties today are valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Your management budgets are huge. Your responsibilities are even larger.

Effective emergency preparedness requires professional emergency planning, training and exercising. Conduct your emergency planning from a position of proactive preparedness.
Now is not the time to ignore the critically important issue of emergency preparedness. Cutting corners here could leave you and your company exposed for a damaging and unrecoverable landslide of liability.

However, now IS the time to get serious and engage a proven and reliable professional consulting firm that possesses the tools, the professional partnerships and the resources to do the job right.

We invite you to contact the CRT team to discuss the benefits of the Aegis system for your facility.