Aegis Product Tour Introduction
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Browser-Based Input Screen for Client Data
Start Up Screen of Aegis User Interface

Product Tour Introduction

The Aegis First Responder System by CRT is the most comprehensive program of its kind – setting a new standard as the cutting-edge first responder software program. The system is a stand-alone and consolidated critical information resource configured for use in the commercial and governmental property environment.

Aegis is a server-based data structure that is delivered through a custom browser interface. The Aegis system captures the large volume of critical data, relating to a client’s building or property and then places that information at the fingertips of first responding public safety officers and property management teams. The intuitive interface delivers the complex data in easy to understand browser screens for rapid retrieval, review and delivery.

Data Security

Keeping critical information confidential and protected is a primary concern of CRT. CRT server facilities are protected by state-of-the-art security and fire control systems. The server network is redundant and mirrored world-wide. System firewalls and software security comply with U.S. Department of Defense security standards. Additionally, CRT consultants and employees utilize Department of Homeland Security PCII document handling security protocols.  

Designed by Professionals for Professionals

Aegis is an interactive, multi-media system – designed by frontline public safety and emergency planning professionals for use by first responders. These include the dedicated public servants and private sector professionals that assume responsibility for tenant, client and visitor safety and security, in building complexes every day. Professionals that utilize Aegis include:

  1. Police Officers
  2. Fire Fighters
  3. Emergency Medical Personnel
  4. SWAT and Hostage Tactical Teams
  5. Rescue Teams
  6. Building Owners/Managers
  7. Building Engineers
  8. Building Security Officers

CRT developed Aegis to provide public safety officials and property management teams with a proactive preplanning, response and recovery resource to enhance critical response speed and effectiveness in today’s world of unpredictable emergency situations.  Each Aegis deployment is scaled for the client property and customized for the public safety jurisdiction with emergency service responsibility for that property.

Types of Client Properties

Aegis is a single comprehensive, consolidated, critical information resource configured for use in the commercial and governmental property environment. Some of the types of properties include:

  1. High-Rise Buildings
  2. Office Complexes
  3. Shopping Centers
  4. Manufacturing Facilities
  5. Schools (Public & Private)
  6. College Campuses
  7. Medical Facilities
  8. Bank Branches
  9. Theatres
  10. Shopping Malls
  11. Military Facilities
  12. Port Facilities
  13. Public Utilities
  14. Universities
  15. Hotels, Resorts
  16. Sports Complexes
  17. Financial Institutions
  18. Airport Facilities
  19. Public Transportation
  20. Hospitals
  21. Concert Halls
  22. Museums
  23. City, County, State, Federal Office Complexes and Facilities
  24. Many other attractive “soft targets” where the public lives, works, shops, enjoys recreation and congregates.
Data Collection, Delivery and Reporting

With detailed information and knowledge comes the ability to contain and control any situation to the highest degree possible. No hesitation, no delays – just a confident, rapid and informed response.

CRT survey teams collect the critical operational data of a client property to create the special-use, electronic knowledgebase of overlapping multi-media information. Aegis serves up this client specific knowledgebase, allowing end-users to quickly retrieve, review and disseminate important information. Aegis also allows first-responding end-users to continually review emergency planning procedures to assess risks, vulnerabilities and liabilities while maintaining the most current critical emergency response information possible.

The Aegis delivery system features a series of interactive, multi-media reports covering all critical operation and information systems at a client facility. These reports cover more than fifty system areas in a typical high-rise building or large office complex, providing a detailed picture of each area and a comprehensive view of the entire property. The Aegis system organizes these reporting areas into ten Core Elements.

Ten Core Elements

The ten Core Elements include numerous multi-media reports to capture information on all critical aspects of a client facility’s systems and operation.

  1. Core Element One – Textual Reports
    1. Textual reports form the foundation for all other core elements.
    2. Formatted in an outline style for easy data entry, retrieval and delivery.
    3. Reports cover 50+ areas of critical facility operations.
    4. Types of textual reports:
      1. Common areas such as lobbies, parking facilities, rooftops, engineering section, warehouse, storage areas, auditoriums, etc.
      2. Building operating systems such as HVAC, utilities, telecommunications, stairwell systems, elevator systems, life safety, access control, access/egress, emergency plans, evacuation plans, etc.
      3. Overlapping, floor-by-floor coverage of all operating systems and/or common areas present on a particular floor.
      4. Databases of tenants, emergency contacts, hazardous materials, etc.
  2. Core Element Two – Graphical Reports
    1. Graphical reports are presented as images, graphics, tables and charts.
    2. Types of graphical reports:
      1. Matrix showing floor-by-floor elevator service, stairwells, landings, etc.
      2. Property site map showing adjacent properties.
      3. Table showing Closed Circuit TV camera locations.
      4. Matrix of building stacking plan.
      5. Indexes of walk-through video and photo arrays.
  3. Core Element Three - Digital Photo Arrays
    1. High-resolution digital photos are captioned and dynamically linked to textual reports, graphical reports, floor plans and site plans.
    2. Types of digital photo arrays:
      1. Common areas.
      2. Mechanical rooms, operating systems and hallways.
      3. Stairs and stairwells.
      4. Special floor by floor features.
      5. Exterior georeferenced photo arrays of the site and surrounding areas.
  4. Core Element Four - Floor Plans
    1. Interactive floor plan images with dynamic links to reports and other supporting multi-media elements.
  5. Core Element Five – Walk-Thru Video
    1. Captioned video featuring live-action walk-through footage.
    2. Types of captured video:
      1. Common areas.
      2. Mechanical, operational and engineering areas.
      3. Parking facility.
      4. Lobby, roof and other access areas.
      5. Exterior georeferenced video of the site and surrounding areas.
  6. Core Element Six – Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV)
    1. IP-based capturing of CCTV monitoring in real-time with tilt-pan-zoom, playback and intelligent video capabilities.
  7. Core Element Seven – Geospatial Coding
    1. Interactive geospatial site plans of client property.
    2. Geospatial maps of adjacent properties – including parcel mapping of adjacent properties linked with city and county GIS/geospatial databases.
    3. Surrounding Google Maps style street mapping.
    4. Satellite and Google Earth style aerial overviews.
    5. High-resolution digital photographs of building exterior and surrounding grounds – geo-coded (latitude, longitude, direction/heading and altitude) and linked to satellite overviews.
    6. High-resolution, low altitude aerial digital photographs.
    7. High-definition, low altitude aerial video footage.
  8. Core Element Eight – Property Sensor Monitoring
    1. Intrusion detection systems.
    2. Access control systems.
    3. Life safety and fire monitoring
    4. Critical mechanical systems – including air-flows and composition, water-flows, coolant temperatures, machine pressures, etc.
  9. Core Element Nine - Critical Personnel and Asset Tracking
    1. Equipment and inventory tracking.
      1. Tracking of sensitive, critical and expensive equipment in real-time via Wi-Fi and RFID.
      2. Setting alarm parameters that govern restricted movement.
    2. Personnel tracking
      1.  Track tenants, employees and other personnel in real-time.
      2. Set alarm parameters tracking movement during an evacuation, etc.
  10. Core Element Ten - Mass Notification
    1. Provide immediate multi-lingual emergency notifications.
    2. Type of notification channels:
      1. Phones and voicemail.
      2. Pagers.
      3. Email.
      4. Text messages.
      5. Web sites.
    3. Able to share data between various systems and is SIF - Schools Interoperability Framework compliant.
    4. Customizable data collection, query and delivery.

NOTE: Not all of the Core Elements described here apply to every building system or property. The Aegis Core Elements are deployed depending upon their applicability to a particular operating system or information source being documented. The building stairway example used in the following product tour outlines a situation where Core Element Seven (Geospatial Coding) would not be utilized (because geospatial features are generally exterior features and would not apply to an interior stairwell system).

A High Degree of Situational Awareness

In an emergency situation Aegis gives public safety officials and property managers the most exacting information retrieval resource available. Aegis empowers first responders to quickly focus on geography, orientation, building systems, and most importantly, building populations.

Aegis provides a complete information profile that is accurate, up-to-date and facilitates the rapid formulation of safe and effective action plans – allowing a high degree of Situational Awareness in as close to real-time as possible.

With effective preplanning, powerful information collection, retrieval and dissemination tools, professional training and the exercising of your emergency plan lives will be saved, property assets will be protected, liability will be limited, a positive public image will be fostered and a deterrent effect will be created.