Salto Wavestore partnership provides verified access solution


A technology partnership formed between Salto and Wavestore is enabling operators to instantly visually verify the identity of anyone attempting to gain access to a site or sensitive areas of a building.

The successful integration of the two companies’ software platforms means users of Salto access control are now able to view event-driven video captured by cameras connected to the Linux based and open platform Wavestore video management software (VMS).

Interaction between access control and video surveillance systems has been possible for some time. However, with the Wavestore VMS able to quickly process large amounts of metadata, we are now able to provide operators with a powerful tool to instantly display detailed information on who, when and where staff and visitors have entered or moved around a building.

The integration between Salto and Wavestore enables operators to visually verify in real-time all access control activity via the Wavestore graphical user interface (GUI).
A virtual spot monitor can be set up to display video captured by cameras associated with the door where an event is occurring. Colour coded text is generated to enable operators to more quickly identify the type of event, e.g. green for access granted and red when access is denied, whilst the operator also has instant access to data such as the name, job title, ID number and image of the person attempting to gain access.

Operators are alerted if a door is forced open. They are able to immediately see who is trying to break in and where the door is located on a map of the building. Wavestore’s rules engine enables metadata pushed by the Salto server to be configured to generate various actions when someone presents their access token to the reader, such as trigger a PTZ camera preset or a recorded audio message on an integrated speaker.

There is a long list of ways in which the recorded metadata can be filtered to allow operators to rapidly search for specific events. These include by time, door and camera location, first name, surname and ID number of a person or any other database credentials.

The combined Salto and Wavestore solution offers security personnel with a range of other benefits, including one screen, total control. Just one operator screen is needed to seamlessly manage events captured by analogue, high definition or 360° cameras and the access control system, as well as other integrated third-party technologies. It also offers instant retrieval and transmission of video clips of events using Wavestore’s ‘just 3-clicks’ evidential export function.