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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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Frontline Security Solutions wins 2018 C•CURE Partner of the Year Award

The 2018 C•CURE Partner of the Year Award was presented to Chris Masters, director of Frontline Security Solutions, by Gordon Morrison (GB sales director for the Tyco access control and video brands) at the C•CURE Enterprise Partner Appreciation Dinner which took place on 28 November at Boisdale of Canary Wharf.

At the event, which was attended by representatives from many of the UK’s leading security system integrators, it was also announced that the Project of the Year Award has been won by Total Security Protection (TSP).

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Gordon Morrison, Chris Masters and Paul McCann

“We were delighted to acknowledge the contribution Frontline Security Solutions and TSP are making to the ongoing success of our C•CURE 9000 access control and event management platform,” explained Gordon Morrison to Risk Xtra. “The expertise of these two award winners, as well as all of our other certified Enterprise Partners, is ensuring that our mutual end user clients are able to achieve maximum value from their investment in C•CURE 9000.”

Morrison went on to comment: “The C•CURE Enterprise Partner Appreciation Dinner is now firmly established as an annual event which provides Tyco, the security division of Johnson Controls, with the opportunity to formally thank our Enterprise Partners for their loyal support and for their commitment to help maintain the reputation of C•CURE 9000 as being the most robust, feature-rich and user-friendly access control platform available on the market.”

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Tyco champions 2018 Technology Days programme ahead of dedicated C•CURE event for end users

Tyco, the security products division of Johnson Controls, reports that its 2018 Technology Days programme is proving to be a big hit with UK system integrators.

Large numbers of integrators keen to learn about the latest generation of Tyco access control, intruder detection and video surveillance solutions attended Roadshow events at Brands Hatch and the Knockhill racing circuit in Dunfermline during July.

Tyco’s Mobile Exhibition Unit and fleet of demonstration vans are being put to good use at the Technology Days, the next one of which will take place at Oulton Park circuit in Cheshire on 14 September.

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“System integrators lead busy lives and tell us they don’t always have the time to travel perhaps halfway across the country to attend exhibitions to see demonstrations of new products and technologies,” said Gordon Morrison, GB sales director for the Tyco access control and video brands.

“Our mobile showrooms give us the opportunity to provide ‘hands-on’ demonstrations for system integrators and their end user customers at locations convenient to them. While the Mobile Exhibition Unit is best used at public venues, we’re able to make the demonstration vans available for system integrators in support of their customer-targeted open days.”

C•CURE event for end users

In addition to the Technology Days, Tyco will also be holding a C•CURE End User Event. Many of the large companies who use the C•CURE 9000 security and event management platform have been invited to attend the day which will take place in London on 12 September.

“With the support of key technology partners, we’ll be highlighting how customers can gain maximum benefit from their electronic security solutions with help from C•CURE 9000,” added Morrison. “Equally important, the event is also intended to be a forum for end users to discuss their experiences of using C•CURE 9000 and provide us with feedback on what new features they would wish to see incorporated into future versions of the platform.”

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Tyco partners with ASSA Abloy Access Control to enhance C•CURE 9000 security and event management system

Tyco has partnered with ASSA Abloy Access Control – a UK division of ASSA Abloy – to enhance its C•CURE 9000 security and event management system.

ASSA Abloy Access Control’s latest Aperio wireless cylinders, PINpad escutcheon and L100 – dubbed the “world’s first complete wireless security lock” – have all been integrated within the latest Software House access control system.

Aperio is designed to upgrade mechanically locked doors and wirelessly connect them online and to new or existing access control systems. With minimal modification to doors and premises; Aperio offers a “cost-effective and simple” security upgrade solution for end users. 

ASSA Abloy'S Aperio L100 access control solution for end users

ASSA Abloy’S Aperio L100 access control solution for end users

Rafael Schrijvers, product marketing manager for the EMEA region at Tyco Security Products, told Risk UK: “Our C•CURE 9000 system is one of the industry’s most powerful and flexible security management solutions, allowing end users to monitor events and manage their personnel.”

Schrijvers added: “Aperio is wireless and so avoids invasive cabling, allowing quick and easy installation that will not be intrusive. It’s a solution that’s ideal for installation within listed buildings and other heritage projects. We’ve already deployed the solution across a number of healthcare and education projects.”

Richard Hall, technical sales support manager at ASSA Abloy Access Control, said: “The integration of Aperio wireless technology brings added flexibility to the C•CURE 9000 system, allowing Tyco to extend wireless capability to any new or existing access control system without end users having to break the bank.”

*For further information on the complete Aperio product portfolio visit: www.assaasbloy.com/aperio

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Software House enhances C•CURE fault tolerance for business continuity solutions

Software House (part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco, the world’s largest pure-play fire protection and security company) is now offering an even higher level of 24/7 protection with the transition to Stratus Technologies’ everRun Enterprise and Express V7.2 fault tolerant business continuity solutions for its C•CURE 9000 and C•CURE 800/8000 access control platforms.

“Maintaining system uptime during power or connectivity disruption is one of the most critical aspects of security monitoring,” said Raf Schrijvers, product marketing manager for access control solutions in the EMEA region at Tyco Security Products.

“The marriage of Stratus Technologies’ redundancy product with C•CURE platforms makes already highly reliable access control systems even more robust and fault tolerant.”

Memory and cached data preserved

Through its partnership with Stratus, C•CURE has strengthened its fault tolerant capabilities by deploying everRun Enterprise and Express. By operating on two machines, C•CURE continues to run even if one machine fails. If a component fails, it’s simply replaced with a healthy component from the second system.

Additionally, memory checking ensures that all current transactions as well as memory and cached data are preserved.

Tyco Security Products has announced a new integration with Stratus Technologies and its portfolio of business continuity solutions to further strengthen the fault tolerant capabilities of its C•CURE 9000 and C•CURE 800/8000 access control platforms

Tyco Security Products has announced a new integration with Stratus Technologies and its portfolio of business continuity solutions to further strengthen the fault tolerant capabilities of its C•CURE 9000 and C•CURE 800/8000 access control platforms

everRun is available in Enterprise and Express versions, giving end customers the flexibility to choose their level of protection. The everRun preventative-based model is focused on helping organisations continue to operate and compute even during failures. In the event of an incident, the software issues e-mail alerts to authorised personnel.

Users can choose from a variety of automatic failover and recovery options based on availability needs rather than the size of their C•CURE system. The scalable system, which requires minimal IT staff input for operation, is able to grow with each customer’s changing business needs.

For more information about the Stratus everRun options for Software House’s C•CURE platforms visit: www.swhouse.com

About Software House and Tyco Security Products

Software House’s innovative C·CURE software portfolio combines with a suite of reliable controllers to provide powerful security and event management. Add an integration platform that allows customers to integrate seamlessly with critical business applications and it’s easy to see why Software House solutions are ideal for security-critical applications.

Tyco Security Products conducts business in over 177 countries around the world, employs over 2,800 employees in Research and Development, marketing, manufacturing, sales and service as well as running logistics teams in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Asia Pacific region.

Built by developers from all product disciplines, the company’s solutions consistently allow customers to see more, do more and save more across multiple industries and segments including healthcare, Government, transportation, finance and retail.

Worldwide, Tyco Security Products helps protect 42% of Fortune 500 companies, transportation systems on five continents, 37% of the world’s Top 100 retailers, over two million commercial enterprises and thousands of students in more than 900 educational facilities.

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ADT awarded five-year security and safety contract extension by retailer Iceland

ADT has been awarded a five-year extension to its existing contract with UK food retailer Iceland. The companies have been working together since 2009 to upgrade security systems and improve safety for Iceland’s customers and staff, as well as better protect all merchandise.

Following on from successful audit results, ADT’s remit has now been extended such that the Tyco business will now provide intruder alarms, CCTV maintenance, fire and freezer monitoring solutions for all existing and new Iceland stores.

Iceland is one of the fastest-growing and most innovative food retailers in the UK with over 850 stores nationwide. In 2009, the Iceland estates team began a major project to overhaul the safety and security of its stores and, as such, appointed ADT to complete an in-depth review of the retailer’s risks and requirements.

In the five years that followed, the teams from Iceland and ADT worked together to deliver a comprehensive upgrade of the existing intruder alarm and signalling path systems. In addition, significant improvements were made in the monitoring of security alarms (including freezer alarms should a unit fail) to ensure Iceland’s assets were also better protected.

Tyco business ADT has been awarded a five-year extension to its existing contract with major UK food retailer Iceland

Tyco business ADT has been awarded a five-year extension to its existing contract with major UK food retailer Iceland

A collaborative approach was crucial with such a vast upgrade and, together, the teams from Iceland and ADT achieved a cost-effective upgrade with minimal disruption to Iceland’s staff (who needed to continue to use the systems while work continued).

In addition, as a result of the installation of Galaxy alarm systems throughout the estate – which are PD6662 compliant and recognised by UK police services – ADT was able to increase the number of Iceland stores benefiting from police response from 200 to over 800 outlets.

Improvements to safety and security

“ADT presented us with the best commercial and economic solution that could improve the safety and security of our stores,” explained Duncan Miles, head of security at Iceland. “The upgrade of our alarm panels and dual path monitoring systems – IP and GPRS – has resulted in increased protection for our stores and ensured a more robust signalling platform.”

Miles added: “The majority of false alarms and faults can be dealt with remotely, in turn negating the impact on our store teams and operation. The fact that we’ve extended our contract with ADT for a further five years is a testament to the positive results of the original work.”

As stated, ADT’s remit includes intruder, fire and freezer alarm monitoring systems as well as the maintenance of Iceland’s CCTV systems. In addition, the solution also adds value by connecting to the company’s BMS to assist with energy management and the reduction of costs.

“Ultimately,” concluded Miles, “our long-term partnership with ADT and the collaborative working methods adopted means that we are pro-actively protecting our customers, staff and assets.”

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