Johnson Controls announces Tyco Cloud, a new cloud-based security suite developed to help customers move costly and complex security infrastructure for access control and video surveillance to the cloud. With Tyco Cloud, organisations can reduce costs, improve enterprise security management and scale security operations on demand, providing unlimited possibilities to deliver security services over the internet. Accelerating digital transformation Tyco Cloud empowers this digital transformation with on-demand security management" Tyco Cloud allows users to protect lives, assets and facilities through management of access control, video surveillance and other security operations using secure cloud services and connected devices such as cloud cameras and controllers. Cloud solutions from Tyco run on an open and modern microservices architecture to ensure fast, scalable and secure services. “Our customers worldwide are embracing and accelerating digital transformation to make their businesses more intelligent, agile and cost effective,” said Martin Renkis, general manager of Cloud Solutions, Global Security Products at Johnson Controls. “Tyco Cloud empowers this digital transformation with on-demand security management that enables organisations to securely and cost-effectively customise their video surveillance and access control solutions based on site-specific and enterprise-wide requirements.” Multiple recording parameters For video surveillance, organisations can enable Tyco Cloud with any Illustra Cloud Camera or leverage existing camera systems using Tyco Cloud Gateways, which will automatically locate existing cameras from dozens of different manufacturers on a network and enable secure cloud management of those cameras. Tyco Cloud enables video storage in camera, in gateway, in low latency cloud, in high latency cloud or a hybrid combination to support unlimited flexibility and cost effectiveness. The intuitive interface allows users to customise multiple recording parameters, such as which cameras to record and for how long, video resolution, as well as create unique upload schedules to minimise bandwidth consumption. The service also offers Cold Cloud video storage for cost effective, high latency online archiving. The new Hyper View feature enables users to search through 24 hours of recorded video from up to 100 cameras within 60 seconds. Smartphone based mobile credentials Tyco Cloud ioSmart was cloud first designed to deliver convenience, cost savings and advanced security Tyco Cloud surveillance also supports powerful analytics such as heat mapping, object detection and crowd formation to name a few. For access control, the new ioSmart solutions from Tyco Cloud empower smartphone based mobile credentials and smart key managed access control for companies to securely allow personnel to conveniently access facilities using their smartphones without the security risk of lost, stolen, or cloning of legacy card technologies. Tyco Cloud ioSmart was cloud first designed to deliver convenience, cost savings and advanced security for access control. The Tyco Cloud Enterprise Manager portal provides users with a comprehensive view of their entire security solution through a single interface. Proper password management It provides real-time status and management of every connected device on a clickable global map. This simple dashboard also enables tracking and management of users, bandwidth utilisation, cloud storage and device firmware. Additionally, Tyco Cloud secures all data from any device to the cloud and to the end user. Every connected device as well as the cloud platform are supported by the Johnson Controls Cyber Solutions Product Security Program, which delivers enhanced safeguards against cyber attacks, including additional controls for proper password management and end to end encrypted communications.
Johnson Controls has announced that it has acquired Smartvue, global IoT and video provider which empowers cloud video surveillance and IoT video services. The addition of the Smartvue cloud-based video platform will enhance Johnson Controls’ offering of an end-to-end, smart cloud-based solution that can provide superior business data and intelligence to customers and added value to partners. Smartvue video and IoT cloud platform Nashville-based Smartvue’s global video surveillance and IoT video cloud platform is supported today in 140 countries and serves customers such as telcos, cable companies, security firms, storage providers, device manufacturers, and other organisations. The platform supports IoT technologies that enable secure video in almost any device to connect with a robust global cloud, accessed through an intuitive interface. Smartvue boasts an industry defining intellectual property portfolio, including more than 800 granted utility patent claims from its nearly 20-year history. The addition of Smartvue’s open API cloud architecture to the Johnson Controls portfolio bolsters our ability to provide scalable video as a service" “The addition of Smartvue’s open API cloud architecture to the Johnson Controls portfolio bolsters our ability to provide scalable video as a service in a highly cost effective, fast and secure way,” said David Grinstead, vice president and general manager, Security Products, Building Technologies & Solutions, Johnson Controls. “This acquisition will only strengthen our potential to more fully harness the power of cloud-based video and provide opportunities for our partners to derive new revenue streams as the industry’s adoption of cloud increases.” Technology integration "Smartvue is a trusted name that has made buildings and homes secure, infrastructure more effective, and cities smarter for more than 20 years," said Martin Renkis, Founder and CEO of Smartvue Corporation. "Integrating our technology and innovation with Johnson Control's leadership and global reach will deliver exponential new value to the IoT and security industries."
Together the companies will provide a cloud-based video surveillance service and camera-to-cloud solution Hikvision® USA, a North American leader in cutting-edge video surveillance products and solutions, has announced a collaboration with Smartvue® Corporation, an enterprise cloud software company whose solutions combine cost-effective edge devices with cloud storage and video management services. Together, the two award-winning companies will provide a cloud-based video surveillance service and camera-to-cloud solution for small, medium, and enterprise organisations in the U.S. and Canadian markets. Smartvue’s state of the art technology gives users access to video surveillance and storage from any smartphone, tablet, or web browser, which means they can log in remotely to view live or recorded video from anywhere in the world. The management tools allow for alerts when an alarm has been triggered, enabling motion detection, setting recording schedules, and storing and accessing surveillance data securely in the cloud, among other features. The result is a powerful yet user-friendly cloud video surveillance that is also highly scalable. The video capture component of the solution is supported by Hikvision’s IP camera lineup, which boasts award-winning WDR technology along with cutting-edge video intelligence algorithms and low bandwidth. “As the video surveillance industry grows, demand increases for a surveillance platform that can be centrally managed from up to thousands of locations,” said Martin Renkis, founder and CEO of Smartvue Corporation. “With over a decade of experience and with its robust Video Platform as a Service (VPaaS), Smartvue is exceptionally qualified to deliver this solution.” The industry agrees: Smartvue received the Maximum Impact Award for cloud surveillance at the Electronic Security Expo in June 2014, as well as Security Products Magazine’s 2014 Product of the Year Award for Best Cloud Video Surveillance Solution. Jeffrey He, president of Hikvision USA, explained the strategy behind building Hikvision’s reputation as an industry leader. “As our technology leadership in the North American marketplace grows stronger, it’s important to choose technology partners whose products complement our own high standards for quality solutions in the security industry. We are very excited to work with Smartvue.”
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