Derby-based companies Scenariio and Initsys have joined forces to increase their secure, smart solutions
Marble Hall tenants Scenariio and Initsys have combined their unique skills to strengthen the products and services that they offer.
While chatting over coffee in the communal kitchen in the Connect Derby building, neighbours Rob Pritchard, operations director of Scenariio, and Will De Figueiredo, technical director of Initsys, quickly established the striking synergies between the two businesses and the clear potential to collaborate.
Scenariio specialises in the design, supply, and implementation of future-proof technologies that optimise building utilisation and productivity in the workspace. The company aims to significantly improve the way organisations connects with technology and ensures all systems are ready to embrace the innovations of tomorrow.
Initsys provides software solutions for intelligent security systems for a wide range of sectors, locally and internationally. They collate information from a variety of security devices such as cameras, door access panels and feed the data into a user-friendly application programming interface (API) which can be activated remotely. The system detects security breaches and data abnormalities that trigger a protocol of responses which are then escalated to the appropriate level. They create bespoke software solutions enabling seamless integration for a range of intelligent infrastructures. enhancing the user experience and increasing security levels.
This software complements the smartengine intelligent lighting system that Scenariio provides. The sensors provide essential data that tracks how each element of the building is being used on a second by second basis. The data includes light levels, current temperature and space utilisation. The data collated informs real-time decisions that reduce energy bills providing significant environmental and cost savings. The amount of natural daylight in the room is calculated, and the system is activated in real-time. Available desks and meeting rooms are instantly identifiable on a live feed.
Rob Pritchard, operations director at Scenariio, explained:
“After our initial conversation, I demonstrated the smartengine capabilities to Will in our innovation centre. It was exciting when we realised how compatible the systems were and discussed the possible integration.”
Through their combined resources, Initsys and Scenariio can now increase the amount of data the platform receives, increasing security and analysing crucial building management information.
A sensor-rich network is complementary to any security system as it enhances the level of detection that can be made by creating smart and efficient operations. The sensors expand the capabilities of the cameras. They can also pinpoint motion in precise locations. Due to the expanding capabilities of the network, the software is the first port of call when alerts are triggered. A heat map is also used to check the building usage, meaning the combination of the smart technology allows for further environmental and cost savings to be made.
The collaboration is set to strengthen due to the growing number of applications connected to the IoT. The software is so versatile - as technology advances, developments can continue to be incorporated to make the system more sophisticated. Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems, emergency lighting and building maintenance can all be connected.
Rob Pritchard, operations director of Scenariio, and Will De Figueiredo, technical director of Initsys