VSS Alloy

VSS Alloy

VSS Alloy is a user-friendly interface for video enabling physical security that integrates disparate systems and equipment from multiple applications. A VSS Alloy recorder is an IP video surveillance software and hardware appliance for video encoding, monitoring, and recording.


VSS Alloy Features

  • Easy-to-use dashboard – configurable to only show what a user needs; reduces complexity and training time
  • Simple, powerful tools – Integrate third-party applications into Alloy to improve access and track usage
  • Interactive maps – Organize your site’s cameras the way users know them
  • Find what you need quickly – Forensic thumbnail investigation quickly finds incidents of interest
  • Video Paging – Push video popup and alert message onto a user’s computer in front of what they are currently doing
  • Activity Logs – track cameras, features, and other systems an operator has accessed
  • NVR Matrix – show multiple cameras to an operator and automatically cycle
  • Hybrid camera support – Legacy analog and IP cameras can be displayed in same UI; protect your investment
  • Robust API – 3rd-party applications can easily be video enabled

Video Paging

  • Send live video popup and alert message directly to users’ desktop in front of of what they are currently doing
  • Can integrate with alarm/alert sensors connected to a camera
  • Users can send Video Pages from interactive maps within VSS Alloy
  • Video Notifications for important incidents and alarms like: fire, excess moisture, burglary, perimeter control, and criminal incidents
  • Allows a person to quickly see and verify an alarm incident
  • Adds intuitive, visual context to alerts

Interactive Maps

  • Simple, easy to understand way to organize cameras
  • Hover over camera icons to see live video preview thumbnails
  • Click camera icons to see full-size video
  • Integrate other features like alarms and Video Paging into maps
  • Organize and nest interrelated maps to make items easy to find
  • Use 2-D or 3-D representations of an area

VSS User Interface

  • Simple, easy-to-use for non-technical users
    • End-user training is in 10 minutes or less
    • Ideal for organizations that don’t have large training budgets, or frequent turnover
  • Navigation bar can contain links to built-inVSS Alloy Modules, email/web links, and runs locally installed applications
  • Custom maps organize cameras and other assets in an easy-to-learn, intuitive interface
  • Recorded video can be found using thumbnails, calendar-based histogram, exact date/time, or by scrubbing through video
  • Uses cached thumbnails sorted by date to quickly search for items/incidents of interest
  • Users granted access only to the features and cameras they need

Keeping It Simple: VSS Alloy

  • Designed for simplicity and the non-technical user – 10 minutes or less to train end-users
  • Satisfy both IT and Security –VSS Alloy bridges the gap
  • Lower cost of ownership – Easy system management, includes Video Paging and Matrix Monitor clients
  • Add simplicity to Cisco VSM – One-click import from VSMS 6.x; VSS Alloy stands alone or along side VSOM
  • Eliminate the need for rip-and-replace – Integrate security products into VSS Alloy
  • Interactive maps – Organize your site’s cameras the way users know them
  • Find what you need quickly – Forensic thumbnail investigation quickly finds incidents of interest
  • Track user’s activity by camera – Provides perspective of what is being covered
  • Simultaneous use of IP and analog video sources – No need to rip-and-replace existing video surveillance
  • Educators trust VSSVSS Alloy – Thousands of cameras across hundreds of campuses, K-12 and higher-ed.


Customization Use Cases

Airline: A plane is arriving at the jet way of a major airline carrier. Maintenance crews, baggage handlers, food and beverage teams among others all have to be notified. With one camera sending one page to all teams at once, an airline can deploy their teams more efficiently.

Distribution facility: A very large mid-west distribution facility has teams ready to unload trucks from the docks. The facility handles a wide variety of inventory and sometimes getting the right crew to the right dock in a timely manner can prove to be a real difficulty. When video pages from a dock are automatically pushed out to the facility manager, he or she can now identify which distributor has arrived to which dock and can more efficiently deploy the right team to unload.

Remote location: A large gas pipeline company has thousands of miles of assets in place but cannot cost-effectively send personnel to do pipeline integrity checks on a daily basis. Sturdy outdoor cameras are put in place and any change whatsoever immediately sends a page to the appropriate teams to respond if needed.

School: A multi-campus school puts Alloy in place to monitor fire exits as well as other egresses. The fire door is opened sending off the traditional alarm. But is it just one student trying to cut class or is there a mass exodus of students? A near-instant video page to administrators puts expert eyes of the situation and staff can decide the appropriate next steps.

Ski resort: A large ski resort in the American Northeast operates on a skeleton crew during the summer months. If there is a break-in in a facility, staff might not find out about it until long after the fact. But with video paging, any staff (even if offsite) can be immediately notified of the door being opened and can prevent further loss or damage.