Illustra Pro vandal-resistant IP mini domes in 3MP and 5MP resolutions
Illustra Pro vandal-resistant IP mini domes in 3MP and 5MP resolutions

Tyco Security Products, part of Tyco, the world’s largest pure-play fire protection and security company, introduces the easy to install and configure high-definition Illustra Pro IP Mini-Dome cameras in 3- and 5-megapixel resolutions that deliver exceptional video quality and performance in various lighting situations. Complete IP surveillance system The new Illustra Pro vandal-resistant IP Mini-Domes provide high-definition, real-time video images (3MP).  Whether in bright sunlight, or in near or total darkness, important details such vehicle number plates, merchandise labels, faces and even blurred objects, can clearly be seen. As part of the high performance Pro range, the domes use the highest performance-critical components, sensors and system platforms available to meet the most demanding specification requirements in professional level installations. Delivering crisp and clear high-definition video at full frame rates, the Illustra Pro Mini-Domes offer premium performance and category-leading wide dynamic range in the 5MP Series and true wide dynamic range in the 3MP Series. On-board motion-detection and advanced integrated analytics, such as Region of Interest (ROI) and face detection, help reduce storage/bandwidth requirements and costs. With support for the addition of exacqVision Edge VMS technology, the Illustra Pro Mini-Domes offer a complete, IP surveillance system solution without the need to configure and maintain additional VMS server hardware. Easy configuration and installation “Challenging lighting conditions require high-performance cameras that provide superior, detailed video quality 24/7, under all environmental conditions. This is the foundation of our Illustra range of IP cameras,” said Julian Inman, Product Marketing Manager, EMEA, Video for Tyco Security Products. “The Illustra Pro Mini-Domes answer that call whilst, at the same time, offer end users a return on their investment with reduced setup and configuration and the enhanced feature integration on VideoEdge and exacqVision VMS platforms - a must for today’s busy integrators and end users. The new Pro Mini-Domes are a significant step forward in addressing the primary needs of and feedback from our customers.” The Illustra Pro Mini-Domes are easily configured using almost any web browser to access the camera interface for feature control, including one-touch focus and motorised zoom. lllustra Connect, a powerful remote management and configuration software tool, further simplifies the set up and installation of multiple cameras using web browsers on smart-phones and tablets, a first in the Illustra camera product portfolio. Environmental protection With multiple varifocal motorised lenses, housings and other options, the Illustra Pro Mini-Domes are available in a variety of options including IP66 and IK-10 rated models for outdoor and vandal resistant reliability. Installation is simple with the integrated options for hard surface and electric box mounts, plus a plenum cap for indoor settings and mounting clips for recessed installations. A full set of optional mounts and accessories is also available.

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Illustra Edge cameras with onboard exacqVision recording software delivers a complete IP solution
Illustra Edge cameras with onboard exacqVision recording software delivers a complete IP solution

Tyco Security Products, part of Tyco, the world’s largest pure-­play fire protection and security company, announces the introduction of Illustra Edge, a complete high definition video system combining an IP camera, pre-installed exacqVision Edge video management system (VMS) software and SD storage into one, out-of-the-box solution. The new Illustra Edge product line provides everything needed to connect and auto- configure in minutes. Ideal for small installations Ideal for a small installations of up to 10 cameras — or remote sites where server hardware installations are impractical — the Illustra Edge solution provides an easy, effective means to deploy a high-definition IP video system without incurring separate server hardware installation and configuration costs, since the server software and video storage is onboard the camera. For system setup, simply mount the camera, connect and start monitoring live and recorded video. Illustra Edge comes pre-configured with an included server licence for simple, automatic installation. For larger applications and enterprise solutions a simple licence upgrade to exacqVision Edge+ makes this solution expandable to unlimited servers. Ability to view live or recorded video With the included exacqVision Edge software, users have the ability to view live or recorded video from multiple Illustra Edge devices or server-based recorders simultaneously. The included VMS software allows users to export video search results, display alarm events on screen and get instant replay of both video and audio events via exacqReplay. The exacqVision client software runs on Windows, Linux and Mac computers. Additionally, users can install the free web service software on a separate PC to view video on a web browser, tablet or smartphone. The Illustra Edge recording solution offers high reliability as there is no single point of server failure. If one camera fails, the others will continue to stream and record video. The camera to server traffic is internal and not on the customer’s network providing low overall network traffic. Complete video surveillance solution “This is a complete solution for customers looking to create their own video surveillance solution without added costs of servers and complex installation,” said Julian Inman, Product Marketing Manager, Video, EMEA, Tyco Security Products. “Whether it’s a small business or retail store, or someone who needs to supplement their enterprise system because of a remote locale or intermittent wireless coverage, the Illustra Edge solution can be deployed to fit their needs.” Available in three camera models Illustra Edge is available in three camera models: the Illustra Pro 5MP Fisheye, the Illustra Pro 2MP Compact Mini-Dome and Illustra Pro 2MP Compact Mini-Bullet. The Illustra Edge fisheye camera has in-camera dewarping offering real-time 180º/360º panoramic views or a quad view delivering 4 independent “Quad” 4x3 normalised video streams. Its 5MP capacity gives it the power of two to four cameras for many indoor applications. The Compact Mini-Dome and Mini-Bullet offer high definition video with a wide field of view, IR illumination and wide dynamic range. Although discreet, these versatile cameras are equipped with multiple viewing angles, including corridor mode, making them highly useful for hallways, aisles and alleys.

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Illustra portfolio bolstered by new high performance Illustra Pro IP Mini-Domes
Illustra portfolio bolstered by new high performance Illustra Pro IP Mini-Domes

Tyco Security Products, part of Tyco, the world’s largest pure-play fire protection and security company, introduces the easy to install and configure high-definition Illustra Pro IP Mini-Dome cameras in 3- and 5-megapixel resolutions that deliver exceptional video quality and performance in various lighting situations. The new Illustra Pro vandal-resistant IP Mini-Domes provide high-definition, real-time video images (3MP). Whether in bright sunlight, or in near or total darkness, important details such vehicle number plates, merchandise labels, faces and even blurred objects, can clearly be seen. As part of the high performance Pro range, the domes use the highest performance-critical components, sensors and system platforms available to meet the most demanding specification requirements in professional level installations. Delivering crisp and clear high-definition video at full frame rates, the Illustra Pro Mini-Domes offer premium performance and category-leading wide dynamic range in the 5MP Series and true wide dynamic range in the 3MP Series. On-board motion-detection and advanced integrated analytics, such as Region of Interest (ROI) and face detection, help reduce storage/bandwidth requirements and costs. With support for the addition of exacqVision Edge VMS technology, the Illustra Pro Mini-Domes offer a complete, IP surveillance system solution without the need to configure and maintain additional VMS server hardware. Designed for challenging lighting conditions “Challenging lighting conditions require high-performance cameras that provide superior, detailed video quality 24/7, under all environmental conditions. This is the foundation of our Illustra range of IP cameras,” said Peter Ainsworth, Director of EMEA Marketing, Tyco Security Products. “The Illustra Pro Mini-Domes answer that call whilst, at the same time, offer end users a return on their investment with reduced setup and configuration and the enhanced feature integration on VideoEdge and exacqVision VMS platforms - a must for today’s busy integrators and end users. The new Pro Mini-Domes are a significant step forward in addressing the primary needs of and feedback from our customers.” The Illustra Pro Mini-Domes are easily configured using almost any web browser to access the camera interface for feature control, including one-touch focus and motorised zoom. Illustra Connect, a powerful remote management and configuration software tool, further simplifies the set up and installation of multiple cameras using web browsers on smart-phones and tablets, a first in the Illustra camera product portfolio. With multiple varifocal motorised lenses, housings and other options, the Illustra Pro Mini-Domes are available in a variety of options including IP66 and IK-10 rated models for outdoor and vandal resistant reliability. Installation is simple with the integrated options for hard surface and electric box mounts, plus a plenum cap for indoor settings and mounting clips for recessed installations. A full set of optional mounts and accessories is also available.

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Illustra Flex Series Outdoor Mini-Dome Cameras offer cost-effective, high definition video in demanding, colder environments
Illustra Flex Series Outdoor Mini-Dome Cameras offer cost-effective, high definition video in demanding, colder environments

Tyco Security Products, part of Tyco, the world’s largest pure-play fire protection and security company, introduces a significant temperature performance improvement to the Illustra Flex Series of IP cameras. These cost-effective, high definition video cameras give end users in demanding, colder environments a better IP video solution. The new 1 and 3 megapixel Illustra Flex Outdoor Mini-Domes will operate in -40°C to 50°C (-40°F to 122°F) temperatures using standard PoE power. Using the PoE power instead of 24vAC power lowers the overall power consumption and greatly simplifies the wiring infrastructure necessary for outdoor camera installations. The new Flex outdoor mini-domes make installation more cost effective since there is no longer a need for specialised PoE+ network switches or  separate 24vAC power supplies and cabling, saving customers’ time and money. “The Illustra Flex Series Mini-Dome IP cameras provide our customers with an affordable, yet feature-rich solution,” said Joel White, Senior Product Manager, Tyco Security Products. “The new low temperature performance enhancements enable the outdoor mini-dome cameras to operate in the most demanding conditions using PoE power, which is the preferred installation standard used by most customers.” Beyond the new temperature performance enhancement, Illustra Flex outdoor mini-domes offer excellent low-light colour video quality with true day/night, integrated IR Illuminators and IK10 vandal rated performance. These affordable, high quality IP cameras also feature 3D dynamic noise reduction to provide clear, stable video while reducing storage requirements, varifocal lenses for maximum viewing area, and IP-66 rating to protect against water and dust damage. The Flex Outdoor Mini-Domes also offer a range of optional mount brackets and accessories making the cameras an attractive solution that can be tailored for almost any installation environment.

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The robotic transformation of the security industry
The robotic transformation of the security industry

The COVID-19 pandemic is only accelerating the expansion of Automation, Robotics, Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), and changing how people live their daily lives. This expansion leads the way with technologies that are developed to solve problems, improve operations, streamline processes and assist people, to focus on learning new skills, creativity, and imagination. Transformation of the physical security industry One of the latest industries to be permanently transformed is physical security. The era of utilising security cameras is slowly changing into more advanced and more efficient technological applications - security robotic solutions. SMP Robotics is a California-based company, which is a pioneer in developing robotic technologies, powered by AI, to assist, improve and deliver on new expectations in today’s world. One of their services is smart surveillance systems. This represents a proactive approach to security. The company, SMP Robotics’ Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Leo Ryzhenko, stated “Autonomous robotic technologies will become a driving force in future security solutions.” Robotics and AI in autonomous security solutions The robots can patrol 24/7, counteracting intrusion and communicating via voice message with guards The company uses robotics and AI technology to implement autonomous security solutions, which reduce liability and overhead, as well as improving the quality of services. Robotic guards are capable of patrolling all types of facilities, in both urban and rural contexts. The robots can patrol 24/7, counteracting intrusion and communicating via voice message with guards. The inspection robots, deployed by SMP Robotics, are easily integrated with many existing security technologies, armed with obstacle avoidance and anti-collision measures, automatically recharge, and can recognise faces up to 50 metres. As the world grows increasingly complex, technology like this is essential to ensure safety for all. AI-enabled autonomous video monitoring ground vehicles The advancements in technological breakthroughs of SMP Robotics position the company and its AI-powered, autonomous video monitoring ground vehicles, to be the most adaptable to any industry, cost-effective for clients’ business needs, in providing various types of services from public safety, crime prevention, to asset protection and physical security. SMP Robotics continues to implement new innovative solutions and groundbreaking technologies in its latest generation of autonomous models. Currently, many were already deployed or in a process to be delivered to a number of key clients, in various industries throughout the globe, from oil & gas, nuclear power plants to data centers, healthcare facilities, and amusement parks. Smart security robots Tal Turner, the Vice President (VP) of Business Development and Partnerships, SMP Robotics, said “We provide autonomous, artificial intelligence, all-weather, all-surface, smart security robots that are turnkey and operate independently on their own, using real-time obstacle avoidance, face recognition, and other cutting-edge technological advancements.” According to Coherent Market Insights, the Robots as a Service (RaaS) market direction will grow by 15.9% by 2028 and reach the threshold of 41.3 billion dollars. SMP Robotics stands at the forefront of the security robotic revolution, making an impactful change to make the world a safer place.

Cutting through the hype: AI and ML for the security space
Cutting through the hype: AI and ML for the security space

Today’s organisations face numerous diverse threats to their people, places and property, sometimes simultaneously. Security leaders now know all too well how a pandemic can cripple a company’s ability to produce goods and services, or force production facilities to shut down, disrupting business continuity. For example, a category three hurricane barreling towards the Gulf of Mexico could disable the supplier’s facilities, disrupt the supply chain and put unexpected pressure on an unprepared local power grid. Delivering timely critical information Tracking such risk is hard enough, but managing it is even more difficult. A swift response depends on delivering the right information to the right people, at the right time. And, it’s not as easy as it sounds. Indeed, 61 percent of large enterprises say critical information came too late for them, in order to mitigate the impact of a crisis, according to Aberdeen Research (Aberdeen Strategy & Research). These challenges are accelerating the hype around Artificial Intelligence (AI) These challenges are accelerating the hype around Artificial Intelligence (AI). The technology promises to help us discover new insights, predict the future and take over tasks that are now handled by humans. Maybe even cure cancer. Accelerating the hype around AI But is AI really living up to all this hype? Can it really help security professionals mitigate risk? After all, there’s a serious need for technology to provide fast answers to even faster-moving issues, given the proliferation of data and the speed at which chaos can impact operations. Risk managers face three major obstacles to ensuring business continuity and minimising disruptions. These include: Data fatigue - Simply put, there’s too much data for human analysts to process in a timely manner. By 2025, the infosphere is expected to produce millions of words per day. At that pace, you’d need an army of analysts to monitor, summarise and correlate the information to your impacted locations, before you can communicate instructions. It’s a herculean task, made even more difficult, when we consider that 30 percent of this global datasphere is expected to be consumed in real time, according to IDC. Relevance and impact - Monitoring the flood of information is simply the first hurdle. Understanding its impact is the second. When a heat dome is predicted to cover the entire U.S. Pacific Northwest, risk managers must understand the specifics. Will it be more or less hot near their facilities? Do they know what steps local utilities are taking to protect the power grid? Such questions can’t be answered by a single system. Communication - Once you know which facilities are impacted and what actions to take, you need to let your employees know. If the event is urgent, an active shooter or an earthquake, do you have a fast, effective way to reach these employees? It’s not as simple as broadcasting a company-wide alert. The real question is, do you have the ability to pinpoint the location of your employees and not just those working on various floor in the office, but also those who are working from home? How AI and ML cut through the noise Although Artificial Intelligence can help us automate simple tasks, such as alert us to breaking news, it requires several Machine Learning systems to deliver actionable risk intelligence. Machine Learning is a branch of AI that uses algorithms to find hidden insights in data, without being programmed where to look or what to conclude. More than 90 percent of risk intelligence problems use supervised learning, a Machine Learning approach defined by its use of labelled datasets. The benefit of supervised learning is that it layers several pre-vetted datasets, in order to deliver context-driven AI The benefit of supervised learning is that it layers several pre-vetted datasets, in order to deliver context-driven AI. Reading the sources, it can determine the category, time and location, and cluster this information into a single event. As a result, it can correlate verified events to the location of the people and assets, and notify in real time. It’s faster, more customised and more accurate than simple Artificial Intelligence, based on a single source of data. Real-world actionable risk intelligence How does this work in the real world? One telecommunications company uses AI and ML to protect a mobile workforce, dispersed across several regions. An AI-powered risk intelligence solution provides their decision makers with real-time visibility into the security of facilities, logistics and personnel movements. Machine Learning filters out the noise of irrelevant critical event data, allowing their security teams to focus only on information specific to a defined area of interest. As a result, they’re able to make informed, proactive decisions and rapidly alert employees who are on the move. Four must-have AI capabilities To gain real actionable risk intelligence, an AI solution should support four key capabilities: A focus on sourcing quality over quantity. There are tens of thousands of sources that provide information about emerging threats - news coverage, weather services, social media, FBI intelligence and so much more. Select feeds that are trusted, relevant and pertinent to your operations. Swift delivery of relevant intelligence. To reduce the mean-time-to-recovery (MTTR), risk managers need an accurate understanding of what’s happening. Consider the different contextual meanings of the phrases ‘a flood of people in the park’ and ‘the park is at risk due to a flood’. Machine Learning continuously increases the speed of data analysis and improves interpretation. Ability to cross-reference external events with internal data. As it scans different data sources, an AI engine can help you fine-tune your understanding of what’s happening and where. It will pick up contextual clues and map them to your facilities automatically, so you know immediately what your response should be. Ready-to-go communications. Long before a threat emerges, you can create and store distribution, and message templates, as well as test your critical communications system. Handling these tasks well in advance means you can launch an alert at a moment’s notice. The ability to minimise disruptions and ensure business continuity depends on speed, relevance and usability. AI and ML aren’t simply hype. Instead, they’re vital tools that make it possible for security professionals to cut through the noise faster and protect their people, places and property.

A three-point plan for enhancing business video surveillance
A three-point plan for enhancing business video surveillance

Cyber threats hit the headlines every day; however digital hazards are only part of the security landscape. In fact, for many organisations - physical rather than virtual security will remain the burning priority. Will Liu, Managing Director of TP-Link UK, explores the three key elements that companies must consider when implementing modern-day business surveillance systems.  1) Protecting more than premises Video surveillance systems are undoubtedly more important than ever before for a huge number of businesses across the full spectrum of public and private sector, manufacturing and service industries. One simple reason for this is the increased use of technology within those businesses. Offices, workshops, and other facilities house a significant amount of valuable and expensive equipment - from computers, and 3D printers to specialised machinery and equipment. As a result, workplaces are now a key target for thieves, and ensuring the protection of such valuable assets is a top priority. A sad reality is that some of those thieves will be employees themselves. Video surveillance system Of course, video surveillance is often deployed to combat that threat alone, but actually, its importance goes beyond theft protection. With opportunist thieves targeting asset-rich sites more regularly, the people who work at these sites are in greater danger too. Effective and efficient surveillance is imperative not just for physical asset protection, but also for the safety From this perspective, effective and efficient surveillance is imperative not just for physical asset protection, but also for the safety of colleagues as well. Organisations need to protect the people who work, learn or attend the premises. A video surveillance system is, therefore, a great starting point for companies looking to deter criminal activity. However, to be sure you put the right system in place to protect your hardware assets, your people, and the business itself, here are three key considerations that make for a successful deployment. 2) Fail to prepare, and then prepare to fail Planning is the key to success, and surveillance systems are no different. Decide in advance the scope of your desired solution. Each site is different and the reality is that every solution is different too. There is no ‘one-size-fits-all solution and only by investing time on the exact specification can you arrive at the most robust and optimal solution.  For example, organisations need to consider all the deployment variables within the system’s environment. What is the balance between indoor and outdoor settings; how exposed to the elements are the outdoor cameras; what IP rating to the need? A discussion with a security installer will help identify the dangerous areas that need to be covered and the associated best sites for camera locations. Camera coverage After determining location and coverage angles, indoors and outdoors, the next step is to make sure the cameras specified are up to the job for each location. Do they have the right lens for the distance they are required to cover, for example? It is not as simple as specifying one type of camera and deploying it everywhere. Devices that can use multiple power sources, Direct Current, or Power over Ethernet well are far more versatile You have to consider technical aspects such as the required level of visual fidelity and whether you also need two-way audio at certain locations? Another simple consideration is how the devices are powered. Devices that can use multiple power sources, Direct Current or Power over Ethernet as well are far more versatile and reliable. Answers to these questions and a lot more need to be uncovered by an expert, to deliver a best-of-breed solution for the particular site. 3) Flexibility breeds resilience Understanding exactly what you need is the start. Ensuring you can install, operate and manage your video surveillance system is the next step. Solutions that are simple to install and easy to maintain will always be favoured - for example, cameras that have multiple sources of power can be vital for year-round reliability. Alongside the physical aspect of any installation, there is also the software element that needs to be considered. The last thing organisations need is a compatibility headache once all their cameras and monitoring stations are in place. Selecting cameras and equipment with the flexibility to support a variety of different operating systems and software is important not just for the days following the installation, but also to future-proof the solution against change.  Easy does it Once the system is up and running, the real work of video surveillance begins. Therefore, any organisation considering deploying a system should look to pick one that makes the day-to-day operation as easy as possible to manage. And again - that is all about the set-up. Cameras can also provide alerts if they have been tampered with or their settings changed The most modern systems and technology can deliver surveillance systems that offer smarter detection, enhanced activity reporting so you learn more about your operations, and also make off-site, remote management easy to both implement and adjust as conditions change. For example, camera software that immediately notifies controllers when certain parameters are met - like motion detection that monitors a specific area for unauthorised access. Cameras can also provide alerts if they have been tampered with or their settings changed without proper authorisation. Remote management of HD footage What’s more, the days of poor quality or unreliable transfer of video are long gone. The high-quality HD footage can be captured, stored, and transferred across networks without any degradation, with hard drives or cloud-based systems able to keep hundreds of days of high-quality recordings for analysis of historical data. Finally, the best surveillance solutions also allow for secure remote management not just from a central control room, but also from personal devices and mobile apps. All this delivers ‘always-on’ security and peace of mind. The watchword in security Modern video surveillance takes organisational security to the next level. It protects physical assets, ensures workplace and workforce safety, and helps protect the operations, reputation, and profitability of a business.  However, this is not just an ‘off-the-shelf purchase’. It requires proper planning in the form of site surveys, equipment and software specifications, as well as an understanding of operational demands and requirements. Investing time in planning will help businesses realise the best dividends in terms of protection. Ultimately, that means organisations should seek to collaborate with vendors who offer site surveys - they know their equipment best, your needs, and can work with you to create the perfect solution.

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Johnson Controls chooses Ava Robotics to power the new Tyco Security Robot, designed for business applications
Johnson Controls chooses Ava Robotics to power the new Tyco Security Robot, designed for business applications

Johnson Controls has chosen Ava Robotics, a globally renowned company in designing and developing intelligent robots for workplace applications, to improve human productivity, safety and quality of life, by powering its new Tyco Security Robot. Tyco Security Robot Tyco introduced the Tyco Security Robot, powered by Ava Robotics, in the Tyco Demo Room & Innovation Center, at the Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2021 Conference, taking place from September 23-25, 2021, in Orlando, Florida. Taking a unified approach to solve existing and emerging challenges within the workplace, including for specific and evolving building and facility security needs, this robot is designed to bring access control, video surveillance and security robotics together for a more comprehensive and efficient solution. In order to better address evolving security and facility monitoring needs, businesses are identifying opportunities to streamline security operations, maximise staffing and automate processes. Fully autonomous robot integrated with Tyco Illustra cameras The fully autonomous security robot includes sensors, touchscreen and integrates two Tyco Illustra cameras The fully autonomous security robot includes sensors, touchscreen and integrates two Tyco Illustra cameras, to streamline security operations and increase operational efficiency, creating unprecedented workplace monitoring and security capabilities. “Ava's mobile, autonomous and innovative robotics technology helped close the loop of solutions we needed to increase and streamline security operations. The robots observe, monitor and notify staff so they can focus more on taking the right action in real time,” said Jason Ouellette, Director of Technology & Business Innovation, at Johnson Controls. Enhanced deterrence and high-quality evidence The autonomous security robot provides enhanced deterrence and high-quality evidence for investigations, managing repeatable security tasks and enabling security personnel to focus on high-value activities. This combination of robots with existing reporting practices and historical trend analysis can improve the security posture of organisations by uncovering gaps, driving behavioral change and providing data to drive business decisions. The Security Robot provides: People detection to determine when people are present at unexpected times or locations. Incident prevention to limit potentially harmful incidents and minimise negative or dangerous interactions. Monitoring and management for faster reaction to incidents, review incidents remotely, monitor critical equipment and ensure safety is maintained across operations. Comprehensive security coverage, by increasing security patrols and establishing an enhanced physical presence that augments existing monitoring. Operations beyond traditional security, such as the ability to run routine safety inspections on equipment and critical infrastructure across operations and receive sensor data. Deploying intelligent, mobile technology to business operations “With the current growth and expansion of robots in the workplace, Ava's work with Johnson Controls serves as another example of applying intelligent, mobile technology, to drive better business outcomes and satisfaction.” said Marcio Macedo, Co-Founder and Vice President of Products, at Ava Robotics. Marcio Macedo adds, “There is growing need for facility-focused robots, outside of warehouse robots and building, and operational security is a smart place to focus on. This maps to our strategy to uncover unmet needs in the workplace, especially those that can be solved through robotics and automation.” “Taking a smarter, more efficient and purposeful approach to workplace security, is a crucial part of building and facility management, and overall business operations. The more we can affect better and safer outcomes, with automated, sustainable solutions, like the Security Robot, the better the work environment becomes for people,” said Osvaldo San Martin, Vice President and General Manager, Johnson Controls Security Products.

Tyco, security products brand of Johnson Controls, announces secondary sponsorship of the British Superbike Team, SYNETIQ BMW Motorrad
Tyco, security products brand of Johnson Controls, announces secondary sponsorship of the British Superbike Team, SYNETIQ BMW Motorrad

Tyco, the security products brand of Johnson Controls, the globally renowned company for smart and sustainable building solutions, has announced its secondary sponsorship of the SYNETIQ BMW Motorrad team for the 2021 British Superbikes season. Support for TAS Racing “We are delighted to have the opportunity to renew our support for TAS Racing who run the SYNETIQ BMW Motorrad team,” said Gordon Morrison, GB Sales Director for the Johnson Controls’ Tyco access control and video solutions. Gordon adds, “Our two companies share the same level of determination to succeed and we both have enthusiastic, talented engineering teams who strive for continual improvement in everything they do. From a strategic marketing point of view therefore, this synergy makes TAS Racing the ideal partner to help us promote the excellence of Tyco solutions.” Tyco brands, Exacq, Kantech and Illustra Johnson Controls intend to organise technology days at selected British Superbikes events Johnson Controls intend to organise technology days at selected British Superbikes events, taking place during the 2021 racing calendar. Before watching SYNETIQ BMW Motorrad’s Andrew Irwin and Danny Buchan compete against 24 riders representing 14 other Superbike teams, invited business partners and their customers will be able to see how Tyco brands, such as Exacq, Kantech and Illustra, are harnessing the latest advances in technology. Artificial Intelligence infused into Tyco products In addition to a wide range of solutions that will help businesses operate safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, such as the Illustra Insight Intelligent Frictionless Access, the guests will also be able to learn more about how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is being infused into the Tyco product portfolio, as well as how they can generate new business with the help of Cloudvue, the Johnson Controls Cloud-based subscription service. Philip Neill – SYNETIQ BMW Team Principal, said “After a long and successful relationship together, everyone at TAS Racing is extremely happy to welcome Tyco back to the British Superbike paddock in 2021. The team image may have changed slightly, however it will be very nice to see some old faces back at the racetracks this year.”

Johnson Controls releases Tyco HD Video Encoder for seamless analogue and IP integration
Johnson Controls releases Tyco HD Video Encoder for seamless analogue and IP integration

Johnson Controls introduces the Tyco HD Encoder, an ideal solution that allows high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) analogue cameras to function within an evolving IP infrastructure. The product is supported by both exacqVision, American Dynamics and VideoEdge. IP video surveillance Available in one-and four-channel options, the Tyco HD Encoder allows users in networked environments to retain HD and SD cameras while adding IP cameras over time, leveraging the benefits of IP while utilising their existing analogue infrastructure. Encoder hardware adapts analogue video to be sent over IP networks, helping CCTV systems upgrade to a modern IP video surveillance organisation. The HD Encoder is ready for deployment out-of-the-box and is Power over Ethernet enabled for minimal cabling by running power and data through the same CAT5/6 cable. The encoder also includes important features like HDMI out, H.264 compression for cameras up to 2MP, multi-streaming and support for AHD, CVI and TVI analogue protocols. Fully integrated video system Tyco provides network video recorders and video management systems from American Dynamics and Exacq, offering the foundation for a fully integrated video system. Purchasing each aspect of the solution from the same vendor reduces potential product lifetime issues while streamlining setup and support.

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