The Eidola technical automation platform helps users manage the lifecycle of their security devices and systems. It supports edge devices including readers, cameras, intercoms, and controllers as well as the network, workstations and servers.
Eidola incorporates multiple open source libraries to create a set of tools to build, integrate, manage and diagnose complex physical security and other systems.
Eidola provides a way for anyone to configure, test and deliver cyber-secure components and systems.
Eidola telemetry bridges technical knowledge and system gaps. By leveraging global and industry standards Eidola devices interact across vendor platforms and provide an instant, lightweight and powerful measure of the state of a security system. In doing so, it improves service levels and product performance addressing vulnerabilities and generating business value in the process. Our standards-based approach provides an ability to work across physical security components; physical access control, video surveillance and analytics, intrusion, fire and life safety, building automation, network communication and process control and importantly to integrate these into the rest of an organization’s information technology (IT) infrastructure. No other platform provides as comprehensive an ability to deliver and support modern security systems.
Eidola diagnostics and infrastructure tools test conformance against multiple industry, national and international standards and legislation. This is an integral and objective basis to establish requirements to manage the security supply chain.
IDmachines has used these references and the resulting tools over the last decade in our consulting practice. We have packaged solutions that simply require a connection to the target network to provide extensive services. The Eidola platform adds value from receipt of components and their subsequent configuration, integration, installation and maintenance. The Eidola toolbox provides the means to facilitate this without the need to install any new software or hardware on the end-user’s network.
Technicians and service providers greatly increase productivity and the value of the services they deliver, these include:
- Testing potential supply chain solutions and components for features and functionality to meet the cybersecurity and privacy challenges inherent in the deployment of security systems today. See Eidola Application Note #3 on secure security system configurations.
- Confirming and setting configurations and functionality of system components upon receipt.
- Integrating components to determine proper network as well as device configurations.
- Maintaining components through firmware, digital certificate and configurations
- Certification and accreditation of systems including the performance of security and privacy control to meet compliance and regulatory requirements and the associated reduction in security and privacy risks.
- Provide pop-up infrastructure and networks to support service and integration efforts. The Eidola platform can be enabled in either infrastructure or diagnostic (stand among) mode. In infrastructure mode a full set of network services are available. Among the uses is the case where there has been a loss of network functionality. This allows integration and maintenance to take place without the dependency of network connectivity on site. This reduces the mean time to diagnose and repair, dependency on information technology resources and an audit trail that captures conditions met in the integration, operation and maintenance processes.
Special purpose tools to support the specific requirements of physical security systems such as the Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP).