Working with Rocket Farm was a great experience, said Sergio Parise, vice president of product development for VideoIQ. “Rocket Farm was able to bring to life what we wanted in a mobile app, an optimized workflow that provides users a quick and easy way to handle security events from anywhere. The ease of use of the app is by far, one the best on the market providing a great user experience.”
After collaborating on a mobile strategy with VideoIQ, Rocket Farm set to work finishing the design and building the application. Rocket Farm’s mobile design phase solved critical issues regarding how end users would quickly navigate through pending security events, view and respond to video, and even activate a ‘talk down’ feature to engage suspicious people in real-time, all from a mobile device like the iPhone. The design process helped VideoIQ, who previously only had experience in web-based and desktop applications, to achieve their goals of simplicity and efficiency in the interface. While Rocket Farm focused on the mobile experience, VideoIQ simultaneously designed their cloud-based architecture for video management. Through close collaboration, the Rocket Farm and VideoIQ team identified a set of video management APIs that were mobile-friendly in terms of bandwidth and information exchange.
VideoIQ’s objective was to deliver a mobile app that transformed an analytics solution to an anywhere, anytime prevention solution,” said Mahesh Saptharishi, chief technology officer for VideoIQ. “Rocket Farm has helped us deliver on that objective. Our new mobile app along with our secure and scalable cloud architecture has helped us deliver on our vision to bring prevention-based video security solutions to the market.
Additional challenges for the first iOS application included how to stream live video and playback short video clips. Rocket Farm developed an intuitive framework so users could quickly shift back and forth from live video views to the camera specific video histories. A verbal talk-down feature required Rocket Farm’s engineers to implement low-level secure streaming using HTTP tunneling back to VideoIQ’s cameras. And finally, the application was built to be incredibly responsive and robust to stand up to a highly complex environment of streaming video, real-time and historical incidents, and push notification for new events.
The Result: Prevention in the palm of your hand
VideoIQ powered video surveillance solutions enable any user to receive instant alert notifications when an event is triggered on their property. After receiving these notifications, the user can verify the event with a push of a button, which will show a live feed of the activity and immediately respond with audio-talk down directly from their smartphone or tablet. Real-time deterrence is only four clicks away using VideoIQ Mobile. With an effectiveness rate of over 80%, audio talk-down is one of the simplest methods of preventing crime and is now readily available on all mobile devices enabled with VideoIQ.
VideoIQ’s new Prevention-as-a-Service cloud architecture will enable it to bring its award-winning advanced self-learning video analytics to a variety of new business applications.
Rocket Farm helped VideoIQ realize its vision with mobile innovation in the video surveillance space. VideoIQ Mobile was released in Q4 2012 for the iPhone, with Android due in Spring 2013. With hundreds of downloads to date, VideoIQ Mobile is proving that prevention at your fingertips is another great feature that resonates with both small and enterprise class businesses and it is here to stay.
“VideoIQ wanted a mobile app that conveyed the value of our prevention oriented video security solution to both the end-user and our channel partners. The design of the app is intuitive and quite simple to use. We believe this mobile app is an integral part our product vision and will bring clear value to its users.”