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Ava Security

Ava Security's solutions safeguard your people and assets with proactive video security, on an open cloud platform.

Why Choose Ava Security?

If you want a smart modern CCTV system then look no further than Ava Security. Ava aims to empower organisations to protect people, businesses, and reputation with proactive, cloud-native video security.

  • Add new cameras and integrate your CCTV system quickly
  • Respond quickly to incidents on your site or among staff
  • Proactively manage security even on the move
Ava Aware

Ava: simple, smart security

The security solution is based around its Ava Aware Cloud video management system and its range of modern CCTV cameras that come with built-in AI video and audio analytics. To provide added flexibility when you undertake a CCTV upgrade we offer the Ava cloud connector which means you can easily connect your third-party cameras and sensors to the Ava Aware cloud-based platform.

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Key Features of Ava Cloud Video Security

Ava Camera

Smart security cameras

A range of AI-enabled cameras all with video and audio analytics and a 10-year warranty.

Ava Aware In Action

Ava Aware

This video management system provides scalable, intelligent, cloud-based security. This will help you gain real-time visibility and insights from anywhere.

Ava Connector

Cloud Connector

This provides a hub for local integrations to connect your existing third-party cameras and other sensors to the Ava Aware video management system.

Why Ava Cameras

All the cameras are designed in the UK and Norway and manufactured in Taiwan. The cameras feature:

  • Ava BulletBuilt-in AI video and audio analytics: the cameras integrate advanced intelligence via image recognition, machine learning, and acoustics. The cameras detect abnormal behaviour and alert operators in real-time. The cameras also identify specific sound patterns, like screaming, gunshots, breaking glass, or loud noises, to determine the type of sound.
  • Quick cloud-based deployment: Ava’s plug-and-play configuration removes the need for usernames and passwords, pre-configuration set-up, or default settings. You can also scan the unique QR codes on the cameras to onboard them to the Aware Cloud VMS
  • Built-in infrared LED illumination: This enables night, or low-light vision; Ava Cameras are therefore optimised for daytime, and for low-light video capture.
  • Option of  built-in storage: Each model of Ava Camera includes variants that either include onboard storage, or that are designed to hand off the storage tasks. Ava Cloud Cameras have onboard storage designed specifically for video surveillance use. Ava Cloud Cameras include options for 30, 60 or 120 days of data retention. Ava Cloud Cameras require only a PoE connection to your internet-connected network to be able to communicate with your Aware Cloud deployment. Ava Cameras without onboard storage work alongside the Ava Cloud Connectors, which handles the video and metadata storage, as well as retrieval tasks.. This provides you with more options for storage retention, and includes greater resiliency for your data.
  • 10 year warranty

Ava Dome5mpYou can choose a camera to suit your needs:

  • 5MP Compact Dome: Ideal for discreet indoor setups, it captures every detail in demanding light conditions, making the series an ideal solution for retailers, hotels, schools, offices, gyms, and more
  • 4k Dome:  Robust enough for both the harshest outdoor installations and discreet indoor environments, it captures every detail day and night, in all light conditions.
  • Ava 360 (Fisheye camera): AI-powered 360 panoramic security camera is ideal for locations that require coverage in all directions. Installed either indoors or outdoors, our panoramic camera captures wide scenes in high resolution in even the harshest of environments and with low light.
  • 4k Bullet: the camera seizes critical details from any outdoor or indoor location. With two powerful wide and tele lenses, a 4K image sensor, IR illumination, and optical zoom, it helps you capture clear and sharp images in challenging light conditions.
  • Ava Quad: the camera’s adjustable sensors and zoom lenses deliver complete coverage to up to four different areas over wide outdoor or indoor areas, such as large crossroads, car parks, campuses, and stadiums. The Quad security camera features four independent 5MP sensors that allow it to deliver excellent image quality in areas with high contrast lighting.

Video Management System: Ava Aware

Ava Aware Close Up Aware is available as a powerful cloud-based AI video management system (VMS) or the on-premise Aware VMS that can be run on the Ava Cloud Connectors. Aware is suitable for both large, distributed enterprise installations and small deployments and analyses all the video feeds from all your Ava and third-party cameras all the time and in real-time. It identifies objects and events, sending instant alarms based on rules and unusual activity detection. With Aware, you can also quickly search by event, object, and similarity to find a specific person, vehicle, or event of interest through countless hours of video within seconds or minutes.

The platform is open, scalable, secure, and easy to use. You can leverage Aware’s open API and connect it to your existing sensors, access control systems, dashboards, external viewers, or communication systems to get a 360-degree overview of your environment. What’s more, Aware helps you manage all your devices and security across sites with a simple web-based interface and Android and iOS apps accessible from anywhere without additional plugins or configurations.

Ava takes cyber-security seriously by providing full compliance and security by default with Aware, delivering complete peace of mind to your IT team. With automatic updates of the software from the cloud, end-to-end encrypted data and metadata, and secure remote access from anywhere in the world, it’s never been easier to prevent cybersecurity threats. All the Ava product licenses are managed through the cloud, enabling a controlled, proactive process for ensuring your system is always up-to-date.

Cloud Connector

ConnectorInstead of ripping out your security and monitoring system you can use Cloud Connector to integrate 3rd party cameras and other monitoring devices, like the HALO Smart Sensor, to the Ava Aware Cloud video management system. This means you will extend the same real-time  event detection, proactive notifications, and search capabilities across your entire deployment with one interface for direct cloud-connected Ava devices and existing on-premises cameras. The Connector also provides the video storage if you opt for an Ava camera without onboard storage.

The benefits of the Cloud Connector:

  • Hub for local integrations: Bring cloud benefits to your existing cameras

  • Real-time AI for  all cameras: Make your cameras smart with scalable and advanced real-time AI

  • Single interface for all cameras: Monitor and manage your entire deployment from anywhere, through a simple web interface or app
  • Local video access: Gain direct access to live and stored video footage and keep complete resilience to network and service outage.

  • Enhanced security: The hardened Linux kernel and encrypted data provide strong security of your data and recordings. Equipped with a dedicated Trusted Platform Module, the Cloud Connector minimizes the risks of cyberthreats.
  • Cost-effective storage: Long retention storage is available on the Cloud Connector.

The Ava Security  Story

Ava began in 2018, and four years later, it is delivering cloud-native video security to enterprises around the world. The company started with a small core group of engineers who got together to find an industry where they could merge innovation, passion, and simplicity to help people reach their greatest potential. Their attention was drawn towards the world of security—indispensable to modern work, yet often overlooked and taken for granted. Organisations needed the tools to understand if something was happening in real-time to keep their people safe and their premises protected. Ava was acquired by Motorola Solutions in March 2022.

The company is headquartered in the UK but has teams in the US, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, and Poland. Its cameras are manufactured in Taiwan.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why do you need CCTV?

When you need CCTV you will realise that you really need it because there is likely to have been an incident on your site that you want to investigate. It is a great way of providing part of your safeguarding portfolio at any site. Ecl-ips installs CCTV due to Health & Safety requirements as often as to solve security issues which is the usual use for CCTV. However, don’t forget that, as advised by the Surveillance Camera Commissioner, you must consider whether CCTV is the only option to meet your security or safeguarding needs. You should also make sure that you are working with a qualified supplier, preferably an NSI Gold installer.

Who are Ava Security?

Ava Security began in 2018, and four years later, it is delivering cloud-native video security to enterprises around the world. The cameras are designed in the UK and Norway, then manufactured in Taiwan. It is headquartered in London, UK: The Charter Building Charter Place, Uxbridge, UB8 1JG.

Since March 2022 the company has been owned by Motorola Solutions.

Where are Ava's cameras manufactured?

Ava’s security cameras are manufactured in Taiwan.

Why should I choose an Ava camera?

  • Built-in AI video and audio analytics: the cameras integrate advanced intelligence via image recognition, machine learning, and acoustics. The cameras detect abnormal behaviour and alert operators in real-time. The cameras also identify specific sound patterns, like screaming, gunshots, breaking glass, or loud noises, to determine the type of sound.
  • Quick cloud-based deployment: Ava’s plug-and-play configuration removes the need for usernames and passwords, pre-configuration set-up, or default settings. You can also scan the unique QR codes on the cameras to onboard them to the Aware Cloud VMS
  • Built-in infrared LED illumination: This enables night, or low-light vision; Ava Cameras are therefore optimised for daytime, and for low-light video capture.
  • Built-in storage: They are intelligent video security cameras that use analytics to determine what video to record. It allows users to configure different resolutions to be used when our machine learning analytics consider the video to be either interesting or not. Also, the camera can dynamically vary the bitrate within a stream based on object detection. This allows it to show the areas of interest more clearly. Together, these mean you need less storage and less bandwidth on playback while keeping the quality where and when you need it.
  • 10 year warranty

What video management system do I need for Ava's cloud-based CCTV?

Ava Aware is the video management system at the heart of the Ava CCTV solution. The platform is open, scalable, secure, and easy to use. Aware is available as a powerful cloud-based AI video management system (VMS) or the on-premise Aware VMS that can be run on the Ava Cloud Connectors. Aware is suitable for both large, distributed enterprise installations and small deployments and analyses all the video feeds from all your Ava and third-party cameras all the time and in real-time. It identifies objects and events, sending instant alarms based on rules and unusual activity detection. With Aware, you can also quickly search by event, object, and similarity to find a specific person, vehicle, or event of interest through countless hours of video within seconds or minutes.

What are the benefits of the Ava Cloud Connector?

The benefits of the Cloud Connector are:

  • Hub for local integrations: Bring cloud benefits to your existing cameras

  • Real-time AI for  all cameras: Make your cameras smart with scalable and advanced real-time AI

  • Single interface for all cameras: Monitor and manage your entire deployment from anywhere, through a simple web interface or app
  • Local video access: Gain direct access to live and stored video footage and keep complete resilience to network and service outage.

  • Enhanced security: The hardened Linux kernel and encrypted data provide strong security of your data and recordings. Equipped with a dedicated Trusted Platform Module, the Cloud Connector minimizes the risks of cyberthreats.
  • Cost-effective storage: Long retention storage is available on the Cloud Connector.