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By Verbi, Inc
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About

Overview

Verbi Security is a threat warning and avoidance platform that centralizes control and coordinates 3rd party security systems.  This system integrates acoustic event detection with signal and statistical analysis to determine the likelihood of a gunshot, for the first time ever in an affordable package. If shots are fired inside or around a school, they are immediately detected, the threat is assessed, and steps are automatically taken to secure the safety of its occupants, notify first responders and help innocent people escape.

Verbi Security Acoustic Event Detection
Verbi Security Acoustic Event Detection
Verbi Security Admin App (iPad) - Alert Event
Verbi Security Admin App (iPad) - Alert Event
Verbi Security System Architecture
Verbi Security System Architecture

Verbi Security Beta

The current implementation of the Verbi Security platform is a beta version that lets users play with the newest features and give early feedback. Beta typically refers to a version of software and/or hardware that is more than a demo meaning it has a completed feature set, functional code, has passed preliminary testing and is ready to be shared with the public for testing (aka beta testing).

A) Verbi Security Standard App 0.1 (iOS only)

The Verbi Security Standard App for iOS 7 or later allows users limited functionality from any device on the local Wi-Fi network.

Current Features

  • iOS 7 or later
  • Receiving Active Threat Notifications (Feature 2 below)
  • Silent Alarms (Feature 3 below)

B) Verbi Security Admin App 0.1 (iOS only)

The Verbi Security Admin App for iOS 7 or later has role-based access for full functionality and is typically used by administrators, facility management, executives, superintendents, principals, custodian staff and law enforcement.

Current Features

  • iOS 7 or later
  • Zoomable Satellite Street Maps Overlaid with Floorplans and Clickable Security Zones (Feature 1 below)
  • Receiving Active Threat Notifications (Feature 2 below)
  • Silent Alarms (Feature 3 below)
  • Sending Screenshots of Floorplans (Feature 4 below)
  • Locking and Unlocking Doors (Feature 5 below)

C) Verbi Security Server 0.1

Verbi Security Server is a Java 7 server application that runs on Linux and establishes the security platform by interfacing with mobile apps and web browser clients and 3rd party hardware.

Current Features

  • HTML5 Monitor Page for Displaying Received and Sent Messages (Feature 6 below)
  • Event Detection from Mobile Apps
  • Event Detection from 3rd Party Hardware (Electronic Access Control)
  • Threat Analysis
  • Sending Active Threat Notifications
  • Integration with Electronic Access Control

Videos Demonstrating Current Features of Verbi Security Beta

1) Zoomable Satellite Street Maps Overlaid with Floorplans and Clickable Security Zones

For the Verbi iOS Admin app only, users can view satellite imagery overlaid with floorplans (if made available to Team Verbi), change floorplan views and change levels of the floorplan views.

The following video demonstrates these capabilities.

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Users can click on security zones to access their associated nodes (e.g. electronic access control, shot detector, video surveillance camera) to perform an action such as remotely locking or unlocking a door (see Feature 5's video for an example).

2) Receiving Active Threat Notifications

For both Verbi iOS Standard and Admin apps, users receive active threat notifications from Verbi Security Server in real-time.

The following video demonstrates the server receiving a simulated acoustic event (i.e. gunshot), performing a threat assessment, and sending notifications to Verbi iOS apps. The Verbi iOS Standard app adds a line item to the list view of what the threat is, when and where it occurred. The Verbi iOS Admin app displays the same notification visually on a floorplan view and prompts for additional direction by the user.

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3) Silent Alarms

For both Verbi iOS Standard and Admin apps, users can compose silent alarm specifying where and what occurred, their confidence and more. Verbi Security Server receives these notifications,performs a threat assessment, and sends notifications to other Verbi iOS apps.Silent alarms are critical during events in alerting various recipient groups of the location and nature of a threat.

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4) Sending Screenshots of Floorplans

For the Verbi iOS Admin app only, users can email screenshots of floorplans with active threat events.

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5) Locking or Unlocking Doors

For the Verbi iOS Admin app only, users can lock or unlock a door by clicking a zone to show associated nodes and clicking an electronic access control node (e.g. Door 1).

The following video demonstrates clicking a zone, clicking an EAC node to send an unlock command to Verbi Security Server, the server receiving and executing the command by interfacing with an RBH Access AxiomV server running on a Windows laptop that controls a UNC-500 network controller and triggers an electronic unlocking of the access point. The light turning green and hearing the click signifies the electromagnetic door lock associated to that access point being unlocked.

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6) Verbi Security Server Monitor

The Verbi Security Server Monitor allows administrators to monitor messages sent and receiving by the server from mobile clients and 3rd party systems for diagnostic purposes.

Verbi Security Server Monitor
Verbi Security Server Monitor

Verbi Security Production (Future Features)

With your help, we will accomplish the following in this order:
  • Acquire 3rd party hardware including gunshot detection (scaled down from military grade), electronic access control, intelligent fire detection and alarm and video surveillance systems
  • Establish partnerships with mass notification providers with text-to-voice capability
  • Verbi Security Server 1.0 (commercially available with registration at verbisecurity.com): 6-9 months (concurrently with Verbi Security Standard App 1.0 and Admin App 1.0 and includes integration of 3rd party hardware and mass notification providers)
  • Verbi Security Standard App 1.0 (free with app registration and association to local Verbi Security Server cluster): 6-9 months (concurrently with Verbi Security Server 1.0)
  • Verbi Security Admin App 1.0 (free with app and device registration and association to local Verbi Security Server cluster): 6-9 months (concurrently with Verbi Security Server 1.0)
NOTE: The only hardware Verbi is making and selling is the Verbi Security Server appliance. However, Verbi is in the process of establishing a reseller agreement with a gunshot detection company that traditionally only sells to the military so Verbi will also be reselling gunshot detectors. No other hardware will be made or sold by Verbi. This means Verbi does not sell or plan on selling electronic access control, video surveillance or intelligent fire detection and alarm systems.

A) Verbi Security Standard App 1.0

Features

  • Supports both iOS 7 or later and Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) or later
  • Receiving Threat Avoidance Route Notifications
  • Dialing 911 over Wi-Fi
  • Integration with local Verbi Security Server cluster (requires app registration and allows users at a facility to compose silent alarms, receive active threat notifications and dial 911 over Wi-Fi)

B) Verbi Security Admin App 1.0

Features

  • Supports both iOS 7 or later and Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) or later
  • Receiving Predicted Threat Route Notifications
  • Receiving Threat Avoidance Route Notifications
  • Live streaming of IP-based Video Surveillance
  • Dialing 911 over Wi-Fi
  • Integration with local Verbi Security Server cluster (requires app and device registration and allows admin users of a facility to compose silent alarm, receive active threat notifications, predicted threat route notifications, send screenshots and dial 911 over Wi-Fi)

C) Verbi Security Server 1.0

Verbi Security Server is an appliance backers can DIY install at their facility with remote assistance from us. You will be able to remotely upgrade the software, integrate with 3rd party security systems. If you provide Team Verbi with floorplans of your facility and emergency escape routes, we will digitize those maps and make them remotely downloable to your local server and you will gain the ability to receive predicted threat routes and threat avoidance routes.

Features

  • Integration with multiple electronic access control, intelligent fire detection and alarm and video surveillance systems
  • Autodialing and Notification of Emergency Services
  • Predicting Threat Routes (if floorplans are provided to Team Verbi)
  • Sending Predicted Threat Route Notifications (if floorplans are provided to Team Verbi)
  • Determining Threat Avoidance Routes (if floorplans are provided to Team Verbi)
  • Sending Threat Avoidance Routes (if floorplans are provided to Team Verbi)
  • User & Group Management
  • Remote Installs and Upgrades
  • Clustering with High Availability
The following graphic is the bench model of the complete package of Verbi Security Server which is an appliance shipped with power cords and software pre-installed.

Verbi Security Server (Complete Package)
Verbi Security Server (Complete Package)
Here's an internal component view of the server.

Verbi Security Server (Internal Component View)
Verbi Security Server (Internal Component View)

Specifications

  • Size: 4" x 4"
  • Processor: Intel Core™ i5-3427U Processor
  • Chipset: Intel® QS77 Express Chipset
  • Memory: G.SKILL 16GB (2 x 8G) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
  • Disk: Crucial M500 120GB Mini-SATA (mSATA) Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) ; (We may consider moving to 240GB or 480GB)
  • Integrated LAN: Integrated Intel 10/100/1000 Network Connection
  • Wi-Fi/Bluetooth: Intel 7260HMW IEEE 802.11AC, dual-band, 2x2 Wi-Fi plus Bluetooth 4.0 Mini PCI Express combo Adapter
  • USB Ports: Two (2) Hi-Speed USB 2.0 ports, One (1) front panel USB 3.0 port
  • Graphics: Supports Triple Independent Display capability using HDMI 1.4a and Dual mini DisplayPort 1.1a
  • Audio: Intel® High Definition Audio via the HDMI v1.4a interfaces
  • Power Supply: 19V, 65W DC - DC power (includes StarTech Model PXT101NB3S 6 ft. 3-Slot Laptop Power Cable)


Conclusion

There's an epidemic of shootings in schools and workplaces across America. The stop-gap or ultra-expensive solutions currently in place fall far short in practical effectiveness and affordability. Although no system can guarantee preventing loss of life when real-time events occur, we seek to bring that number down significantly.

Police and security personnel can instantly see floorplans and video surveillance for real-time threat analysis, thus cutting down on-scene engagement time. For the very first time on a common mobile device, police and school officials can now know within seconds where the threat is coming from, where it's headed, what defensive actions have been taken, who's been informed, and which exit paths give the best chance of threat avoidance, all better than what we do now which is to wait and hide.

We need your help to move Verbi Security from first-version beta to production and get it installed in our first reference facilities. The design has already been vetted by knowledgeable school security officials, who've been involved in every step of development. They are now simply waiting for the production system. Please help us to take the next step to make state of the art security systems affordable for everyone.

We look forward to being partners in making the world a safer place.

Updates

Sept 4th - http://www.wfsb.com/story/26452501/cheshire-man-creates-app-to-improve-school-safety-response-to-violence

http://www.wfsb.com/story/26452501/cheshire-man-creates-app-to-improve-school-safety-response-to-violence?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=10553819

Risks and challenges

Most schools simply don't have the finances to implement effective security systems - they go with stop-gaps or nothing at all. Verbi Security, however, was designed from the outset to be a comprehensive security solution that can fit into almost any school's budget. We can leverage existing investments in electronic locks or other security devices while adding acoustic event detection and integrating it all into a single package. Having such a powerful system on your own mobile device in an easy-to-use format is unique to Verbi.

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    GOLD. You receive the SILVER appreciation above. Additionally, you will receive a RECOGNITION PLAQUE (replaces Certificate of Appreciation) and LIVE STREAMING ACCESS to our Make Schools Safer Conference featuring a few special speakers. NOTE: We estimate 90% of this pledge is a gift.

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    PLATINUM. You receive the GOLD appreciation above. Additionally, you will receive an INVITATION to our Make Schools Safer Conference featuring a few special speakers with presentation of your Recognition Plaque. Lunch included. You must pay for your own airfare, hotel and transportation. If you cannot attend, live streaming and mailing of the plaque are still available. NOTE: We estimate 90% of this pledge is a gift.

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    VERBI SECURITY SYSTEM - STANDARD. You receive the PLATINUM appreciation and one server, cables, and three years of free Verbi Security service (valued at $3600). This does NOT include acoustic sensors which means NO auto-detection of gunshots. After the three years, the service costs $100 per month per server. NOTE: We estimate 100% of this pledge is a sale.

    If you have a supported door lock, video surveillance or fire detection system, you gain the ability to integrate with it.

    Once you receive the system, we encourage you to donate it to a school or workplace of your choice and let us know so we can support them. Install it yourself with remote assistance by us.

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    VERBI SECURITY SYSTEM - PLUS. You receive VERBI SECURITY SYSTEM - STANDARD above with same service description as above plus one acoustic sensor with cables. This includes an acoustic sensor meaning you will have auto-detection of gunshots.

    Once you receive the system and sensor, we encourage you to donate them to a school or workplace of your choice and let us know so we can support them. Install them yourself with remote assistance by us. NOTE: We estimate 100% of this pledge is a sale.

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    DIAMOND. You receive the PLATINUM appreciation above and an INVITATION to a VIP PARTY and tour of our facility. We’ll invite you and a friend to a private party before our production launch with our entire team. Includes a 1-night stay at a local hotel. You must pay for your own airfare and transportation. NOTE: We estimate 90% of this pledge is a gift.

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