Rhombus Systems, a supplier of enterprise cloud-managed physical security solutions, has announced a suite of sensors—Asset Tags, Door Sensors, Environmental Sensors—to transform how organizations manage their physical security. The battery-operated sensors use the Rhombus security cameras as a local intelligence hub to capture sensor events, corresponding video footage, and data of the physical environment.
By seamlessly combining enterprise video security with IoT sensors, organizations can simplify their physical security infrastructure, gather more actionable insights, and better secure their workplaces all from a single console wherever they happen to be. This approach means that organizations no longer need multiple, siloed consoles to manage different enterprise IoT sensors.
"Existing systems for securing and managing physical spaces are woefully outdated and underserved," said Omar Khan, Rhombus Systems Co-founder and CTO, in a statement. "By leveraging our AI security cameras, we're able to pair video with IoT sensors to provide a more advanced and versatile solution for physical security.”
The Rhombus sensors are managed through a web console or mobile device and are plug-and-play—meaning they can be set up, taken down, and moved in minutes—and have a battery life of up to 2 years with a single coin cell battery. Users can attach an Asset Tag to any object to track and issue alerts when valuable items enter or leave an organization. The Door Sensor features a built-in accelerometer and can be attached to any door or entry point to issue alerts when an entry point is opened or left open. The Environmental Sensor monitors the temperature and humidity of a space and issues alerts when certain environmental parameters are surpassed.
The sensors automatically communicate with Rhombus' R2 cameras, meaning no other gateways or network gear are required for set-up. The sensors benefit from the same infrastructure as the security cameras, giving organizations full end-to-end encryption, automatic firmware and software updates, modern cloud management, and a 5-year warranty as standard with the service.
The sensors will be available in January.