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Johnson Controls opens interactive showroom and training facility in Ireland

Tyco, the security products division of Johnson Controls, has announced the opening of its new state-of-the-art interactive showroom and training facility in Ireland.

Located in the Ballymount area of Dublin, the new showroom facility provides the opportunity for system integrators and their end user clients to witness live demonstrations of the features and technology built into the latest generation of access control and video surveillance solutions supplied under the Tyco umbrella.

“In addition to in-depth demonstrations of specific products or software, we’re now also able to show how easy it is for end users to benefit from a totally integrated security solution via an interactive operational system,” said Colm O’Brien, Tyco’s access control and video surveillance business manager in Ireland.

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“By way of an example, we’re able to demonstrate the full capabilities of Victor, our unified video management application, which synchronises video surveillance with access control, fire protection, BMS, drone detection and mitigation, radar, gate automation, intrusion and other systems into one powerful and intuitive interface.”

The new facility also has a fully-equipped training room with hands-on workstations to enable system integrators to learn how to offer their end user clients maximum value from a wide range of solutions, including American Dynamics’ Victor and VideoEdge video platforms, Exacq’s video management software, Illustra cameras, Software House’s CCure access control solution, CEM’s access control systems and, of course, Kantech’s access control platforms.

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Tyco Security Products enhances Connected Partner Programme with launch of dedicated web portal

Tyco Security Products has developed a new partner portal for its Connected Partner Programme to further simplify the third party integration process with various Tyco Security Products brands. With a simple online application, enhanced access to the latest integration resources and ongoing support, the new portal enhances the partner experience and improves the speed of delivering integrated solutions to market. 

The new portal enables third party technology providers looking to integrate with Tyco Security Products brands to have a single online access point. It also allows them to easily find comprehensive integration documentation, download SDK/Web Service and APIs and brand software, as well as access online training resources and FAQ documents to assist in the integration process.

Using a self-certification process, partners can manage the integration timeline through its various stages at their own pace, including application, pre-development, development, testing and launch. Qualified technology partners have private access to Tyco Security Products’ fully-equipped laboratories and can receive support from Tyco Security Products’ engineering professionals.

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“Offering such a breadth of unique integrations provides our customers with robust and reliable platforms that can work with the customer’s current systems or others of their choosing,” said Conleth Donaghy, senior product manager for the Connected Partner Programme at Tyco Security Products. “The new streamlined portal enables a faster and more comprehensive development process for our technology partners. By using the online tools and support resources dedicated to the Connected Partner Programme, our customers have more insight into these integrations and more choice at their fingertips.”

*The Connected Partner Programme encompasses nearly 200 partners with over 400 integrations across several of Tyco’s leading brands, including Software House, Kantech and American Dynamics

**Participation in the Connected Partner Programme begins with an online application on the Connected Partner Programme website. Interested applicants can contact the Connected Partner Programme team at tspconnect@tycoint.com. For more information on the Connected Partner Programme visit www.tycosecurityproducts.com

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Tyco Security Products unveils all-new Cyber Protection Programme

Tyco Security Products is introducing its Cyber Protection Programme, a multifaceted initiative designed to provide an holistic approach towards cyber security protection for physical security through each phase of the product development lifecycle.

The company has developed its cyber security expertise after many years of providing critical solutions for the US Government and other large multinational customers, and holds several industry-firsts, including FISMA-ready access control and video solutions.

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“Our Cyber Protection Programme was born from our unique and broad experience in complying with Government regulatory standards and meeting the highly complex needs of multinational deployments,” said Steve Carney, senior director for integration platforms at Tyco Security Products.

“Our deep understanding of these regulatory issues helps us to better partner with our customers to more effectively mitigate risks from hackers, activists or other malicious threats when it comes to their physical security systems.”

The Cyber Protection Programme is led by a team responsible for monitoring the product development process and authorising final product release to ensure compliance with secure development Best Practice. Some of these Best Practices include:

*Developing and maintaining the company’s security standards for product development

*Performing security evaluations and testing on devices, applications and systems

*Providing guidance to help end users configure systems to comply with standards

*Performing in-house and independent third party security testing of Tyco Security Products solutions

*Evaluating and developing responses to possible vulnerabilities potentially affecting Tyco Security Products’ solutions as they’re discovered

The Cyber Protection Programme has already been implemented across several product lines, including Software House, American Dynamics and Illustra, while the Cyber Protection team is managing the long-term strategy for embedding the same cyber safety mindset across other product lines within the Tyco Security Products portfolio.

*To learn more about the Cyber Protection Programme visit: www.tycosecurityproducts.com/cyberprotection.aspx

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VideoEdge NVR: a better way to focus on video surveillance

American Dynamics (part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco), has released version 4.5 of its powerful, high-performance VideoEdge NVR. New features provide customers with more secure and efficient systems for businesses requiring an active surveillance environment.

VideoEdge Network Video Recorder (NVR) adds a new level of ease and efficiency for surveillance operators. With features such as Auto Discovery, users can locate cameras on the network and assign IP addresses to any VideoEdge NVR with the click of a button.

“The changing landscape for surveillance is dictating a new list of ‘must-haves’,” said Steve Carney, director of video product line management for Tyco Security Products. “This latest version of VideoEdge responds to those security-critical situations with effective, reliable and intuitive tools.”

Carney added: “We’re focused on providing the unique features required by customers who rely on their surveillance systems for fast, real-time incident response.”

Such customers include security managers in retail environments who are looking for solutions to theft as well as data that helps them better understand customer behaviour.

VideoEdge NVRs now boast new features

VideoEdge NVRs now boast new features

VideoEdge provides both. Its powerful Heat Mapping tool means that retailers may spot where customers are lingering – important information that lets retail marketers see where the hot items are, or where they may need additional promotional displays.

This feature is also very useful in other vertical markets such as sports and entertainment, healthcare and other venues for tracking foot traffic patterns, thus ensuring visitors are receiving adequate assistance.

Inclusion of a new Watermarking process

The latest version of VideoEdge also includes a new Watermarking process that allows security officials to assign a unique visual mark to the video that’s specific to its business. This maintains the integrity of recorded video and protects the owner from fraudulent use of the video.

The victor Unified Client helps end users manage all of their live and recorded video from VideoEdge, exacqVision, Intellex and ADTVR video recording solutions from one intuitive interface. victor is part of a powerful NVMS that includes advanced policy management, health monitoring, Smart Search, instant playback and more, ensuring the security and safety of the entire organisation whether a single site or a multi-location, globally dispersed enterprise.

For those enterprise customers who use Software House C•CURE 9000, victor Enterprise provides unification for SAS (satellite application server) and MAS (master application server). Deploying victor and C•CURE 9000 software at the same time and into the same IP system has never been easier.

For those customers at smaller sites, victor Express has been designed to eliminate the need for an SQL database, thus simplifying and saving on installation time.

The VideoEdge NVMS and victor Unified Client are available through American Dynamics’ worldwide channel partners.

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Tyco Security Products launches second UK Training Centre

The new UK Training Centre and mobile demonstration vehicles bring the full and integrated Tyco Security Products portfolio right to customers’ doorsteps.

The new initiatives are designed to further support both installers and end user customers and expand access to Tyco Security Products’ portfolio of integrated technologies.

With the launch of a new state-of-the-art Demonstration and Training Centre in Manchester, UK and a fleet of mobile demonstration vans, customers will be able to more easily experience the performance, functionality and integration capabilities of Tyco Security Products’ various CCTV, access control and intruder alarm products.

Detail of the new Demonstration and Training Centre

Detail of the new Demonstration and Training Centre

“It’s important for our customers to have hands on access to integrated systems so they can conveniently evaluate the most appropriate solution for their application,” explained Phil Dashey, vice-president and general manager of Tyco Security Products EMEA.

“With our demonstration centres and demonstration vans we can bring our newest security technologies directly to the integrator or their customer.”

Modelled after the existing demonstration and Training Centre near Heathrow, the new Manchester facility will feature live product demos and training programmes on the latest technologies and integrations from American Dynamics, Kantech, Software House, DSC, CEM Systems, Bentel Security and Visonic.

The new centre will allow installers and integrators to identify technologies best suited to a specific project, while end users have the capability to compare and contrast various solutions in an integrated environment. The Training Centre is also available to customers for generic and product-specific training courses, as well as other types of meetings.

Latest innovations brought direct to the customer

Similarly, the new demonstration vans are designed to bring the latest security innovations directly to the integrator or customer location, making it an ideal solution for those not able to attend a trade show or visit the demonstration centres in Heathrow or Manchester.

Integrators can also arrange to book the vans for a visit to a customer location to demonstrate specific Tyco Security Products’ technologies.

One of the new Tyco vans designed to showcase new security technologies

One of the new Tyco vans designed to showcase new security technologies

Within each vehicle is a self-contained showcase of the very latest integrated technologies in the Tyco Security Products portfolio. Currently featured on the CCTV side are a wide range of internal and external cameras, domes, monitors and recording equipment, including the victor unified client, VideoEdge Hybrid NVR and the Illustra 625 PTZ HD camera.

Among the access control solutions on display in the van is the Kantech INTEVO plug-and-play security management system and C•CURE 9000 integrated security platform from Software House.

For more information on the technology solutions showcased in the demonstration centres and the mobile demonstration fleet visit the Tyco Security Products website: http://www.tycosecurityproducts.com.

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