Until now, level of detail has been the key quality parameter for surveillance cameras, as clear images at all times was the most important feature for high security. True, security personnel must see all relevant information in great detail to react quickly and take appropriate action. But what if a moving object leaves the camera’s field of view? The AUTODOME IP family of pan, tilt and zoom (PTZ) cameras is the answer. These enable users manually to keep track of persons of interest as they move – even at speed, far beyond a fixed camera’s field of view.
Just picture a challenging physical environment: A national border in the blazing desert, a wintry railway yard in arctic temperatures, a partly foggy airport, or a factory largely wreathed in smoke or dust. If a video security camera is needed, the right choice could be the MIC IP-camera family – one that goes to extremes. High winds, rain, fog, 100 percent humidity, temperatures as low as -40°C (-40°F) to as high as +65°C (+149°F), extreme vibrations, high impacts and even corrosion.
Bosch Security Systems has appointed two new associates to expand its inside sales and application design teams in Canada. With these appointments, the company aims to provide enhanced support for customers of Bosch security products and for customers of Sony video security products in the country. Don Maxey, Application Design Specialist, joins the Bosch team with 18 years of experience in security system sales, design, and project management. His role is to support Bosch security integrators and distributors in Ontario in their efforts to win new business using Bosch products and solutions.
Promise Technology, a leading developer of open storage platforms for video surveillance, announced that its Vess A-Series Network Video Recorders (NVRs) are certified for use with Bosch Video Management System software (BVMS). Certifying Vess A-Series NVRs with the BVMS strengthens the companies’ partnership and offers customers an optimized solution that has been tested to deliver the highest levels of performance and reliability. Extensive documentation of the testing results is available and ensures that customers can fully leverage the performance offered by the integrated Vess A-Series and the BVMS solution while also reducing deployment and management costs by having the VMS and surveillance storage on a single device.
Bosch MIC IP starlight 7000 HD PTZ cameras cover one of the largest cave systems worldwide. To enable the capture of clear video images from selected sites within the national park’s cave network, observe and monitor wildlife, including bats, and provide real-time surveillance. Regardless of the challenging conditions, like the total darkness in the caves, the images needed to be of sufficient quality to appear on a monitor at the park’s Bat Observatory. Extremely robust cameras were required to function reliably 24/7 in extreme heat, humidity and darkness. The cameras were to be placed inside the biggest cave chamber in the world, which is 175 meters wide and has ceilings as high as 120 meters.
Bosch expands its LECTUS secure card readers to support new functionalities and highest level encryption. Bosch has extended the flexibility and security of its LECTUS secure Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP)* series with a new card reader and added functionality. Taken together, these expansions enable both economical adoption of the series and continuous encryption from controller to card.
With the Bosch Video Management System (BVMS) 7.5, Bosch has expanded its range of VMS software with the introduction of the BVMS 7.5 Viewer – a new variant aimed at small and medium-sized applications. This entry-level and free of charge version of Bosch’s existing Video Management System enables small business owners to view multiple live video streams of their surveillance cameras in high resolution from their computer screen. It also allows replaying recorded videos, and carrying out forensic searches of video recordings.
If maintenance and services are a core part of your business, then now is the time to capitalize on remote services. They are proving an increasingly essential resource for new business and an excellent tool to improve efficiency. The Bosch Remote Portal provides a gateway to offer remote services and create new service offerings. The Remote Portal makes remote connection to customer devices quick and easy. Installers can monitor supported devices and perform maintenance and configuration tasks remotely, thus greatly reducing travel to customer facilities, saving time and money.
At ISC West 2017, Bosch Security Systems will introduce new intelligent devices, demonstrate the power of integrated security and communications solutions, and highlight products and services to help integrators increase revenue. Visitors to the Bosch booth will see a completely new portfolio of IP-cameras, video analytics that extend surveillance beyond security, services that create recurring monthly revenue opportunities for dealers, and an innovative all-in-one wireless multi-sensor that can be configured as a door/window contact, water, or tilt sensor.
New integrations from Connected Technologies with the industry’s most exciting products continues to expand the installation and specification possibilities of the Connect One® cloud-hosted security management platform. The new Remote Connect cloud service makes it even faster and easier to connect to the control panels by eliminating the need to change customer router settings, firewall rules or to use Domain Name Service (DNS) to access the systems remotely.