Alarm software goes direct

A New Zealand-developed software program aimed at boosting onsite security has gone on general release for the first time.

A New Zealand-developed software program aimed at boosting onsite security has gone on general release for the first time.

JPSC Software of Wanganui has developed its Software MAPS - Mobile Alarms and Patrol Software - over five years, which was previously provided "in-house" direct to a select group of New Zealand security contractors.

Now, the latest version, costing $1295, is being trialed in Canada and Australia and companies in the UK and Canada want to sell it.

JPSC owner James Price, a security guard-turned computer programmer, says MAPS 7 is a tool to help security teams manage information more efficiently and thus give a better service.

"There is software for accounting, etc. This brings software to the patrol sectors and significantly reduces the amount of paperwork involved," he says.

Customers would include security guards, hospitals, universities and large businesses or mobile operations such as Alarm Response/Patrol Services.

"Anywhere where there is a multi-site environment where they (customers) need to manage their information on security," says Price.

Developed using Microsoft Visual FoxPro, MAPS 7 manages all site information, including the Alarm, Patrol (Schedules) Elected Contacts and Site Attendance (Incident Reports).

Price says demand for Maps 7 may mean his company moving to Auckland to be closer to potential clients, creating around five new jobs in development and marketing.

Information on MAPS 7 can be found on at JPSecurity.

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