BluSKY architecture

BluBØX architecture is based upon nine key disruptive technologies that make up a modern IoT and security platform. These technologies follow the natural progression of disruptive cycles that preceded the current generation and are aligned with the MegaTrends of our industry and technology in general.

BluSKY’s cross-system, multi-site, multi-tenant database architecture is both flexible and powerful. It enables systems to be DIY, managed or both simultaneously. BluSKY’s all-in-one architecture simplifies designing, implementing and supporting an IoT and security platform.

Choosing the right architecture is the most important decision when installing or upgrading a system. BluSKY Architecture will lead you down a path of limitless possibilities while proprietary client-server architecture is a dead-end street.

3-Way simultaneous monitoring – Individual Users,
SOC and Central Station
No dedicated networks or connectivity required
Collaborate on incidents from anywhere
Multi-site control, monitoring and administration
Multi-site video surveillance – same or different NVR manufacturers – doesn’t matter
Unlimited simultaneous users and windows
Real time events and alarms with instructions and response
Interactive Maps and Dashboards
“Single version of the truth” global collaboration and situational awareness
Integrated Data Analytics
First responder access

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Hosted Security in the Cloud

Hosted Security in the Cloud

All servers, PCs, software, storage and redundancy that is normally purchased and installed locally as part of a security system is now provided and maintained at a fraction of the cost in the BluBØX Cloud. The risky and inconvenient client-server software and firmware upgrades are now performed automatic and seamless by the BluBØX Cloud.

All data is protected by routine backups and all hardware is redundant and always
available. The BluBØX Cloud provides the best possible data protection through
SAS 70 certified data centers that guarantees 99.95% uptime. The BluBØX
Cloud architecture is an enabling technology that provides never seen
before access, collaboration and efficiency regardless of the solution.

Smart Systems

Smart Systems

BluBØX Artificial Intelligence is split between the BluBØX Local system and the BluBØX Cloud. BluBØX Local provides local decision making such as deciding a person’s identity, opening a door, sounding an alarm or recording a video event. All events and metadata are sent to the BluBØX Cloud where high-level artificial intelligence is utilized using unlimited computer processing and Big Data analytics. The resulting analytics and situational awareness is distributed where needed, available through the BluSKY interface and sent back down to the local systems to enhance local system intelligence.

True Mobile Security

True Mobile Security

BluBØX True Mobile Security architecture is an enabling technology that provides never-seen-before mobile security capabilities. Because you cannot predict when a security issue might arise, BluBØX True Mobile Security provides cellular or Wifi connectivity to the BluBØX Cloud and BluBØX Local system from any device, anywhere, any time.

BluSKY software is browser and operating system independent. It is Web-Cloud software so there is no software to install or maintain and it provides 100% system functionality no matter what device it’s used on.The BluSKY interface also adjusts to the mobile device being used to guarantee a smooth user-experience all the time.

Internet of Everything

Internet of Everything

All BluBØX systems connect to the Cloud via standard Internet. The BluBØX Local system plugs into the customer’s IP infrastructure so there are no special infrastructure requirements. All communications between BluBØX Local and BluBØX Cloud is initiated by local outbound communication in line with Best Security practices.

The channel between BluBØX Local and Cloud is also encrypted. 24/7/365
new data is pulled down to BluBØX Local and updated while event data
is sent back up to BluBØX Cloud for reporting, analytics and further
processing. The BluBØX Local system continues to run in the
event of a loss of Internet connectivity. When
communication is restored data is synchronized
between BluBØX Local and Cloud.

Unified Everywhere

Unified Everywhere

BluBØX Unified provides all major security functions built from the ground up as one set of unified Web-Cloud applications sharing one database, one user interface and many core components. Event data is shared across all applications forming macro events that are displayed on BluSKY’s unified application interface.

BluBØX Unified architecture also provides a common clock such that all events from all systems are always synchronized. Unlike local client-server software, BluSKY’s Web-Cloud applications extend to everywhere, on any device, giving you the power of BluBØX Unified no matter where you are.

Open Standards

Open Standards

BluBØX with Mercury inside is just one of many tried and true open standards we use to ensure BluBØX customers never get locked into one brand or proprietary hardware. Our Freedom of Choice architecture enables our customers to pivot at any time and move forward in a different direction.

BluBØX systems are all IP based and video is Onvif compatible. BluSKY’s Open API uses a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) to ensure that it can connect to everything. BluBØX Open Standards architecture ensures we can easily upgrade legacy systems, remain backward compatible and future proof all at the same time.

Camera Appliance + Video-as-a-Service

Camera Appliance
+ Video-as-a-Service

Processors and memory are so inexpensive, small and powerful now that cameras have become recording appliances also. BluBØX stores video footage locally on each camera and uses analytics to eliminate useless footage and maximize retention.

Video footage from each camera is also sent to a local video processor where it is redundantly stored and additional analytics further reduce content down to the most critical video footage.

Footage from the video processors is transmitted to the BluBØX Cloud for long-term storage and review. Live or archived video footage from any camera or group of cameras can be viewed locally or remotely with BluSKY.

Multi-Factor Biometric Security - The Person Reader

Multi-Factor Biometric Security –
The Person Reader

The BluBØX Person Reader can be installed anywhere you would use traditional access control. It interfaces to BluBØX Local hardware via Weigand and is seen as a reader on the system. The Person Reader also connects to the BluBØX Cloud via Ethernet cable or wireless to receive database updates, send back events, update its software and provide health and status monitoring.

The Person Reader database is stored locally and decision making and self-learning is done at the Person Reader. Using BluSKY, people can enroll centrally or at any reader in the system. The database and all event data are sent back to the BluBØX Cloud for reporting and further processing.

Readers, Locks, Alarms

Readers, Locks, Alarms

All traditional security devices can connect to BluBØX because we use open industry standards that ensure compatibility. This makes conversion to BluBØX very simple and cost-effective.

Upgrading to BluBØX architecture breathes new life into a tired system. With BluSKY you can control and monitor any portal or point anywhere, from any device. You can use your phone to unlock the door or as an alarm keypad. Traditional security devices are given new life and new functionality with BluBØX technology.