Los Amigos, like all popular restaurants, is a bastion for thieves “looking for a an easy target.” The original patio area was surveilled by a single fixed view camera that was not capable of covering the dining area as well as detailed imagery of entrance. So owner Chris Mandel asked GeckoTech to add yet another camera to his Milestone System. The new camera being a PTZ with low lumens capability and one that could be controlled by the Milestone operator to change pan, tilt or zoom… After collected detailed user requirements (what did owner Chris Mandel hope to achieve with this new camera/view) GeckoTech selected a high end Toshiba PTZ with a 180′ Panning FoV. Now the property has imagery capable of providing irrefutable ID of all people entering the property through the main gate. Thus continuing to prove that Los Amigos is one of the safest (least # of incidence) to dine out.
Savings and Security. What more could one ask for. Especially when the former pays for the latter. with a little change to spare. Such is the case for 3 rental units at Vista Mar that recently became subscribers to GeckoTech’s services: GeckoEye and GeckoWatch. Vista Mar. situated in Jaco, is one of Jaco’s first developments. The owners were experiencing brisk occupancy, but were having their rental income gobbled up by ICE. So they turned to GeckoTech to help lower their AC operational costs relative to ICE power. GeckoTech answered their “cry for help” by installing GeckoEye. The gEye system not only lowered the owner’s AC operational costs by 30% but also allowed them remote managing and monitoring of doors/windows/thermostats. The subsequent savings afforded them the option to install gPhoto at the front door to track all pedestrian traffic in and out of his rental unit. gPhoto takes successive photos on one second intervals and sends them to a web service where the subscriber can review up to 30 days of photos. Gone are the days of wondering if their units are rented.. All three unit owners are now in complete control of their properties even though they might be 1000s of miles away.
GeckoWatch continues to gain significant momentum for unit owners at various multi-tenant dwellings throughout Jaco. And Vista Mar is no exception.
GeckoTech has recently added its third GeckoWatch subscriber from this beautiful property. The property owner is now able to use his iPhone/Android mobile device to view real-time and 30 day historical video of the rental property’s entrance.. GeckoWatch uses state-of-the-art IP camera and video recording technology. GeckoWatch is the ultimate in Video Surveillance for a property that would not otherwise find video surveillance cost-prohibitive.
Vista Las Palmas (VLP) has begun offering GeckoTech’s “GeckoWatch” managed service to it’s unit owners. With GeckoWatch, VLP can offer individual Video Surveillance cameras to monitor the entry ways of any/all private residences within the VLP tower. VLP unit owners, wishing to subscribe to the service will be charged a modest installation/setup fee and then monthly fee for the GeckoWatch service. GeckoTech will provision a state of the art IP camera outside the subscriber’s “main entry door”. The camera will record motion/activity 7×24 and retain history for 30 days. Subscribers can login using standard web technologies and view the camera(s) recorded history from anywhere in the world. The service now makes it “affordable” to monitor staff and traffic through the private residences.
The video recording server is a redundant DELL commercial rack server. This server hosts the award winning Milestone xProtect video recording software. The server will leverage the key components of the VLP infrastructure to include high speed data services and power generation/backup services.