John Convill, Vision Security Services

DEVELOPED in South Australia by John Convill of Vision Security Services in Adelaide, the QCamPro virtual security control room App has now reached 20,000 downloads and recently appointed its 50th international distributor.

QCamPro is non-proprietary, supporting Axis, Mobotix, Panasonic and Bosch among others, and combines simplicity with considerable functionality that includes pushing notifications to mobile devices and allowing live video and 2-way voice comms.

According to Convill, of the 20,000 downloads of the app, 5000 have occurred in the last month, 87 per cent are outside Australia and China has just overtaken the U.S. as the largest downloader.

QCamPro’s 50 appointed partners cover 86 countries, including Belgium, China, France, Germany, Luxemburg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, UK and USA, and business development managers have been appointed in the UK for UK and European markets and the US to look after North American markets.

QCamPro generates revenue by invoicing its partners based on setting up app subscription services for each of their customers. Partners can then on-sell the QCamPro subscription-based service. Convill said QCamPro had grown strongly since it launched its subscription service.

“Our partner program lets businesses earn a regular income stream from QCamPro,” he said. “We now have more than 50 businesses registered to provide app services with QCamPro, which includes security companies, data companies, building automation companies and maritime customers.

“Essentially, QCamPro creates a virtual security control room, with after-hours alerts and monitoring sent to the property owner, nominated employees or the smart devices of response teams and, during the day, alerts to staff away from their posts such as nurses at a hospital, onsite guards or a crew member.”

According to Convill, growth is particularly strong in big international markets.

“We have some great success stories coming from our US-based QCamPro partners, one with a multi dwelling in Fort Lauderdale where the owners have the ability to remotely control access to their apartment, including the control of the IP-addressable lift, as well as the security entry doors, garage, etc, while at the same time earning recurring revenue through QCamPro.

“We are also growing in aged care facilities, with QCamPro achieving international success in hospitals and aged care facilities with nursing staff are alerted to activity they need to be notified of.”

Key features of QCamPro include live monitoring of video (using Mobotix MXPEG protocol) and audio across both 3G and wireless, a speak-to-camera function with frame rates as high as 25 frames per second depending on the camera and network configuration, PTZ controls, native iOS controls (multi-touch zoom, swipe), single, and multi-view of cameras, including a 16-camera view assigned to groups with no limit on the number of cameras or views that can be monitored, 6-action configuration to open doors, switch lights on and off or drive other outputs, and playback of recorded video and audio.

Remote Event Monitoring notifies building owners or managers whenever an alarm event occurs, such as video or PIR activation, as well as changes in sound, lighting, temperature – and/or external inputs. And when someone pushes the intercom on an external door or gate, users can have a 2-way conversation from anywhere in the world through the speaker function on QCamPro via the intercom or an IP camera’s microphone. They also have control over auxiliary inputs such as opening a door or turning on a light directly through the app.