There are ways to grow a business other than investing in existing assets and finding new customers. The physical security sector has witnessed a steady flow of M&A activity in recent years and there’s no sign of it abating. Keen to exploit growing demand for end-to-end solutions, some of the industry’s biggest beasts have snapped up brands in adjacent industries to broaden their portfolio.
SureView Systems, a global provider of central station and command center monitoring solutions, has partnered with Tyco Security Products to deploy Tyco’s Sur-Gard (SG)-System 5 with their Immix platforms. The combined solution will provide video verification capabilities as part of a single platform. The unique SG-System 5 alarm receiver supports the visual verification features for DSC PowerSeries Neo, Tyco Security Products’ wireless intrusion platform. These devices have the capability to send a visual “clip” along with the digital alarm that, via the integration with Immix, can be instantly viewed and acted upon by a monitoring agent.
Johnson Controls announced that its American Dynamics victor Video Management Software now integrates with the Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection System from Shooter Detection Systems, providing users with an automated solution to react in real-time to shots fired in a facility. By reducing the margin of human error, the solution helps to eliminate costly false alerts while enhancing the overall security of any school, business or public venue building.
Tyco Security Products, part of Johnson Controls, introduces its HD Video Solution, a new value-based solution that provides superior video quality while leveraging analog infrastructure. The cost-effective Holis HD Tribrid Video Recorders support SD analog cameras, Illustra Essentials IP cameras, and a brand-new line of HD cameras, allowing customers to achieve excellent video quality never before attained over coax.
Tyco Security Products, part of Johnson Controls, announces that Nigel Spinks has been named Chairman of the Associate Members’ Liaison Committee for The Monitoring Association, formerly known as the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA). Spinks, who is the Global Senior Director Communication Service Provider Sales at Tyco Security Products, is a long time member of The Monitoring Association and will lead a committee that serves as the voice for manufacturers who are members of the association.
Tyco Security Products introduces EntraPass Go Pass support for Apple Watch®, the industry’s first Apple Watch mobile credential that allows card holders to use the watch as a mobile access control credential, facilitating quick entry and exit through access points without an access card. EntraPass Go Pass for the Apple Watch extends the power of the EntraPass go Pass mobile phone application to the iOS Apple Watch environment. Once the application is downloaded to the phone paired with the watch, the “Go PASS” icon will appear on the watch indicating to the user that the app is now ready to be used on their Apple Watch.
Tyco Security Products, part of Johnson Controls, announced that Sur-Gard, the industry leader in monitoring station solutions, now supports PSTN line cards on the SG-System 5 receiver to give central stations the flexibility to monitor both IP and PSTN alarm signals to create their most powerful receiver solution to date. With this enhancement, SG-System 5 can support a combination of 24 IP or PSTN line cards. More than 150 communication formats are supported through the PSTN line cards, which features patented Automatic Hand Shake (AHS) technology to remember the required handshake and/format of the incoming events resulting in an expedited signal processing time.
Tyco Security Products, part of Johnson Controls, announces the launch of iotega, its next generation wireless security and automation platform designed to provide safer, smarter, living for homes and businesses. iotega is an innovative security and lifestyle management platform, which is supported by Tyco Security Product’s trusted, full-featured security technology and facilitates home automation enhancements and add-ons via software apps running on additional devices. Discrete in design, iotega includes a touch keypad, as well as optional 7″ Wi-Fi capacitive touchscreens, wireless keypad arming stations and flexible software app compatibility.
Johnson Controls has announced that David Grinstead has been named Vice President and General Manager, Global Security Products, a newly created position within Johnson Controls, to oversee all of the company’s security products operations. Grinstead leads Global Security Product’s operations and will be responsible for the organization’s sales, marketing, product management, innovation, engineering, and operations, which includes nearly 3,000 employees.
Tyco Security Products, part of Johnson Controls, introduces the latest release of the exacqVision VMS (8.4) which adds critical cybersecurity features demanded by IT departments while enhancing the user experience. exacqVision now supports HTTPS communication between the NVR and some of the industry’s leading cameras, adding a new layer of protection to security deployments. Users can also easily acquire and configure security certificates used by exacqVision Web Services for HTTPS communication, ensuring all communication to web browsers and Exacq Mobile is encrypted.