How can the BLK247 connect to 3rd party back end software?
The BLK247 already has a dedicated integration with different back end or VMS software such as Accur8Vision, Luxriot Evo, G Element (Senfi) and Precision Reality. Standardized data formats allow integration in various other VMS and PSIM software packages.
Users can also request the BLK247 API for further customization within their own software environments.
Does the BLK247 need to be connected to the internet?
No. The BLK247 can be operated within a local network that is not connected to the internet. All detection and analysis are performed on device and alarm data is also stored within device. Once the device is actively scanning the environment, the user does not need to maintain an active internet connection to the device.
Does the BLK247 require additional processing power?
No. The BLK247 both acquires the sensor data and performs edge processing onboard device itself, which is required to produce alarm information that can be accessed.
Can the BLK247 operate with another BLK247?
The BLK247 performs all analytics onboard the device based on the data it acquires. It does not directly operate with another BLK247 for alarms generated within the software on the device. For multiple BLK247 units to operate together as a system, a VMS or PSIM is required.
There is possibility to use 3rd party software such as VMS or PSIM that is run on an edge device or server that performs their own analytics on the data acquired by the BLK247. Please see the Security System Information page or contact us for more information.
Does the BLK247 have an API for integration?
Yes, the BLK247 has an API that allows 3rd party software to monitor BLK247 alarms and access recorded alarm information. The BLK247's RGB and IR video streams are also accessible via a common video streaming protocol that can be integrated into VMS software.
What are the minimum computer requirements to run the BLK247?
The BLK247 software, called the “BLK247 Control Center”, is run completely onboard the device and accessed via web browser. We recommend using the most current version of Google Chrome.
How do I get firmware updates for the device?
Updates can be downloaded via myWorld (https://myworld.leica-geosystems.com/) once you have completed registration on the site.
Where can I find the user manual and further installation information?
Customers receive a printed version of the user manual with the device. Registered customers can also download digital versions via MyWorld (https://myworld.leica-geosystems.com/) at any time.