System Surveyor Adds Google Earth Integration, Expands Product Catalog

The company says during this time of limited personal contact and social distancing, System Surveyor’s collaborative capabilities help teams maintain continuity in their processes and provide a positive customer experience.

AUSTIN, Texas — System Surveyor announces it has upgraded its intelligent system design platform. Driven by customer feedback, these upgrades include expanded product catalog capabilities and enhanced Google Earth functionality.

Both updates augment the virtual, collaborative elements central to System Surveyor and used by security professionals, deemed “essential critical infrastructure workers” by the Department of Homeland Security, according to the company.

“Security professionals stand in the gap, and we designed these updates to improve their efforts to protect and maintain our critical infrastructure,” says Chris Hugman, CEO of System Surveyor. “Using System Surveyor, everyone involved in a project is literally collaborating from the same digital page, whether in person or online, to design and deliver higher quality projects faster.”

The mobile, Cloud-based application enables extended teams to collaborate in one system of record, from site survey, bidding and design to product selection, deployment and maintenance.

System Surveyor says manufacturers in particular seek to help their customers specify the best products in the platform during initial system planning. To that end, the company says it has made it easier to choose products in the System Surveyor platform.

Customers can now add their own product lists into the application’s Searchable Product Catalog. This includes up to 500 items per system type: video surveillance, intrusion detection, fire alarm, access control, healthcare, AV, and more. All system types are now included at no additional cost.

The ability to add precise products can improve accuracy and speed up the design process. It can also provide a general budget estimate based on the devices added to the plan, according to the company.

System Surveyor users such as integrators can make site walks more efficient or design remotely via web conference. Tablet in hand or online, they can collaborate visually with the customer, swiftly select the right products for each specific requirement, and instantly add them to the digital site survey to view together.

Additionally, users can now capture a Google Earth satellite image directly from the System Surveyor application and start designing in minutes. The company says this feature can allow integrators to save time during a site walk and spend more quality time with the customer, while sales teams can begin a system design more quickly and work with prospective clients using detailed satellite images.

“System Surveyor enables our clients to take a more professional approach to system design, engage customers earlier in the process, and more accurately capture their expectations up front,” says Hugman. “And during this era of limited personal contact and social distancing, System Surveyor’s collaborative capabilities help teams maintain continuity in their processes and provide a positive customer experience. In some cases, end users are doing site walks themselves using System Surveyor and then working with their system integrator online.”

Watch the video below to see the Google Earth integration in action.

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