The programmes provide value kits for model homes and large qualified developments DSC announces the launch of a new programme geared towards homebuilders and developers looking to deliver best-in-class smart home security and technology to homeowners. Two-tier security programme The program is comprised of two tiers – The Model Home Programme and The Community Programme, both featuring home security and automation packages including features such as lighting and temperature control as well as appliance control with Z-Wave smart sockets through DSC’s PowerSeries Neo scalable hybrid wireless platform. The launch of the programmes comes at a time of increasing interest in smart home technology by consumers. “The introduction of these programmes provides builders and their security installation partners with convenient access to the latest smart home solutions, which is what savvy home buyers are asking for today,” said Tim Myers, Product Line Director – Intrusion, Tyco Security Products. A recent market pulse survey from TecHome Builder states that 70% of the builders surveyed in 2015 installed alarm systems in their homes and 77% intend to install them by 2017. The survey also showed that 43% of homebuilders currently install home automation systems and 58% intend to install them by 2017. The Model Home Programme The Model Home Programme provides homebuilders with a 50 percent reduction on the products purchased to showcase as part of a model home and to demonstrate the type of security systems and associated interactive features available to homeowners. The kit, based on the PowerSeries Neo hybrid technology platform, features a keypad, four door / window contacts, and a motion sensor. The Community Programme The Community Programme is designed to provide the security installer and builder with reduced pricing based upon the size of the new home construction project and the number of systems that will be installed. DSC’s PowerSeries Neo Both programs feature DSC’s PowerSeries Neo, a flexible hybrid intrusion platform that offers a wide range of PowerG based devices. PowerSeries Neo leverages a powerful combination of state-of-the-art technologies and PowerG 2-way wireless communication to deliver secure, reliable communications channels, innovative alarm verification solutions and a robust remote service software suite.
Tyco Security Products is announcing the addition of Control4 to the home automation partner integration portfolio available for DSC’s PowerSeries Neo intrusion platform. DSC’s PowerSeries Neo hybrid security platform offers exceptionally secure communications through PowerG leading technology, while offering installers and home owners both the flexibility and ease of wireless installation. With the addition of Control4’s home automation features, homeowners can now leverage enhanced smart home security and entertainment experiences for improved lifestyle. “State of the art security systems such as DSC’s PowerSeries Neo, when integrated with the Control4 system, provide customers with unequalled comfort and entertainment and take safety and security to an entirely new level. Leveraging the home’s automated features that can be triggered by events from the Power Series Neo delivers peace of mind to Control4 homeowners whether they are home or away,” said Paul Williams, Vice President of Solutions, Control4. “The integration of PowerSeries Neo with the Control4 platform gives our security dealer customers access to an expanded portfolio of state-of-the-art home automation solutions,” said Tim Myers, Product Line Director – Intrusion, Tyco Security Products. “We are able to maximise the potential of DSC’s PowerSeries Neo in the residential space and our partnership with a high-calibre home automation specialist such as Control4 perfectly aligns with Tyco Security Products’ multiple-partner strategy for integrated solutions.” Combination of smart home automation and reliable security solutions Control4 Corp. is a leading global provider of home automation solutions. It integrates with PowerSeries Neo security systems through Control4’s OS 2.8, enhancing the customer experience with a combination of smart home automation and reliable security solutions. With a recently completely redesigned user interface, the Control4 platform offers easy and comprehensive control over the security system. Arming or disarming PowerSeries Neo or alerting emergency response units can be done with a single tap on touch screens, TV remotes, smart tablets, mobile phones, and Apple Watch. With an easy-to-use app, customers can monitor cameras, lock doors, adjust the temperature, close the garage door and turn off the lights from virtually anywhere in the world. In addition, homeowners can monitor and personalise their access to their home and also search, browse, listen to and watch their favourite media as well as tap into features such as Mockupancy, a new capability that automatically mimics a household’s normal routines, such as turning on and off lights and opening and closing window blinds while a homeowner is away. As part of the integration, extensive product and solution training will be available to PowerSeries Neo installers.
Tyco Security Products introduces the DSC PG9922 Glass Break Detector with proprietary microphone technology that provides exceptional reliability when identifying broken windows or glass doors. Identifies true breaking glass Ideal for the home or business, the ultra-smart glass break detector is designed to identify only true breaking glass by analysing patterns of sounds using a three-stage, multi-level classification process, essentially eliminating the issue of false alarms. Early and accurate detection ensures users that their property is not only more secure, but also gives them notice to act quickly so they can protect against damage, added costs and potential insurance liabilities from temperature extremes, water infiltration or other harmful environmental factors. The DSC Glass Break Detector can also help to reduce costly energy consumption with its ability to monitor environmental conditions. A single detector, which can be wall or ceiling mounted, is able to protect rooms up to 1,288 square feet, or approximately 120 square meters, eliminating the need for individual glass break detectors on each door or window. And its low-power operation extends the battery life for up to five years, reducing maintenance costs. Quick and accurate detection “The accuracy of this new glass break detector gives home and business owners a new level of confidence that problems will be detected quickly and accurately,” said Tim Myers, Product Line Director, Intrusion, Tyco Security Products. “This enables them to take the necessary steps to safeguard their office or residence when there is an issue with a broken window or door, but they won’t have to deal with the hassle of false alarms.” The DSC Glass Break Detector is part of Tyco Security Products’ PowerSeries Neo family and connects to the PowerSeries Neo intrusion alarm system panels and management system, all driven by the award-winning PowerG technology.
Tyco Security Products introduces the Visonic GB-502 PG2 Glass Break Detector with proprietary microphone technology that provides exceptional reliability when identifying broken windows or glass doors. Eliminates false alarm issues Ideal for the home or business, the ultra-smart glass break detector is designed to identify only true breaking glass by analysing patterns of sounds using a three-stage, multi-level classification process, essentially eliminating the issue of false alarms. Early and accurate detection ensures users that their property is not only more secure, but also gives them notice to act quickly so they can protect against damage, added costs and potential insurance liabilities from temperature extremes, water infiltration or other harmful environmental factors. Reduces energy consumption and maintenance costs The Visonic Glass Break Detector can also help to reduce costly energy consumption with its ability to monitor environmental conditions. A single detector, which can be wall or ceiling mounted, is able to protect rooms up to 120 square meters, eliminating the need for individual glass break detectors on each door or window. And its low-power operation extends the battery life for up to five years, reducing maintenance costs. “The accuracy of this new glass break detector gives home and business owners a new level of confidence that problems will be detected quickly and accurately,” said Tim Myers, Product Line Director, Intrusion, Tyco Security Products. “This enables them to take the necessary steps to safeguard their office or residence when there is an issue with a broken window or door, but they won’t have to deal with the hassle of false alarms.” The Visonic Glass Break Detector is part of Tyco Security Products’ PowerMaster family and connects to the PowerMaster intrusion alarm system panels and management system, all driven by the award-winning PowerG technology.
Tyco will highlight its IQ panel, a robust wireless smart home solution, at the event in Las Vegas Tyco Security Products, part of Tyco, the world’s largest pure-play fire protection and security company, will showcase its connected home solutions in its debut appearance at the 2016 CES show, January 6-9, 2016, in Las Vegas. The world’s gathering place for consumer technologies provides an ideal platform to feature the company’s expanding range of technology-inspired products and capabilities for the smart home. Home management & remote monitoring “Backed by our depth of experience and technology leadership in the residential security market, where we have millions of customers worldwide, our presence at CES highlights our focus on providing intuitive and innovative solutions to the smart home market,” said Tim Myers, Director of Product Marketing, Tyco Security Products and Thread Group Board Member. “Our already broad portfolio offers customers a range of solutions for not only smarter and more interactive security, but also adds value with effective home management and remote monitoring capabilities which integrate with a wide range of platforms.” Highlighting the CES booth will be Tyco Security Products’ robust wireless smart home solution, the IQ panel, which coupled with Alarm.com’s interactive service, enables homeowners to remotely arm and disarm their security systems, view camera feeds, and receive event notifications and system status updates. They can also use the solution to control lights, locks, thermostats and other home digital devices. A wide range of sensors and other peripherals which integrate with the IQ panel, including smart door and window contacts and other smart sensors, will also be featured at the booth. Additionally, Tyco Security Products will present a full portfolio of security grade home automation/smart home sensors which work across the broad portfolios of smart home ecosystems and allow smart home providers to offer to their end customers. Home automation services Tyco Security Products brings its deep experience in home security to many aspects of the smart home environment. As part of its strategy to leverage open standards for unified IoT adoption, Tyco serves on the Board of Directors and as a sponsor of The Thread Group, the not-for-profit consortium responsible for market education around the Thread networking protocol, which connects products in the home. Tyco Security Products delivers the broadest connected home connectivity portfolio, with products that support technologies like Thread, ZigBee, Zwave, WiFi and PowerG. The company’s solutions also enable interactive services as well as smart home and home automation services - partnering with companies like Alarm.com, iControl, ADT (Global), Works with Nest, Telguard, SmartThings, IFTTT, and others. Solutions from Tyco Security Products will also be featured in other areas on the CES show floor, including a technology demonstration sponsored by The Thread Group at booth 70560, as well in the Texas Instruments (TI) Village, located off the show floor in the Las Vegas Convention Center's North Hall in rooms N115-N120.
Tyco Security Products announced recently the expansion of a strategic global partnership with Alarm.com that will enable smart interactive services for both the residential and small-to-medium commercial market. Integration with Alarm.com Alarm.com is a leading platform solution for the connected home, making connected home services broadly accessible to millions of home and business owners. With the integration of Tyco Security Products’ PowerSeries Neo system and Alarm.com’s cloud-based interactive services—including interactive security, intelligent automation, video monitoring and energy management solutions—dealers and integrators can serve residential and small-to-medium commercial customers with a single, scalable solution. PowerSeries Neo combines the flexibility of a modular, hardwired system with the simplicity of a wide range of compatible wireless devices. This exceptionally flexible platform leverages the superior capabilities of PowerG—the industry’s leading-edge wireless intrusion technology—making it the most comprehensive hybrid intrusion system in the market today. PowerSeries Neo features built-in Z-Wave capabilities through CDMA and HSPA (3G) communicators, to provide best-in-class smart home control and monitoring solutions with Alarm.com. “We’re excited to bring the next generation of smart technology to the commercial space with PowerSeries Neo powered by Alarm.com,” said Dan Kerzner, Chief Product Officer, Alarm.com. “We have seen smart home technology dramatically improve the safety and efficiency of homes and create more value for our dealer partners, and we believe there are significant opportunities in the commercial market to help business owners manage their locations, secure their properties and make them more efficient.” Unique solution “The integration of PowerSeries Neo and Alarm.com offers a unique solution that anticipates the future needs of the connected environment, whether a residence or a multi-tenant commercial property, and provides infinite opportunities to maximise the system,” said Tim Myers, Director of Product Management, Intrusion, Tyco Security Products. “We’re excited to expand our relationships with interactive services providers into new areas of our product portfolio and offer a wider array of choices to our customers.” Using a multiple-partner strategy for interactive solutions, Tyco Security Products is further strengthening its role as global industry leader in the development of security solutions by aligning with the strengths of interactive security services offered by high-caliber partner brands such as Alarm.com. This strategy enhances Tyco Security Products’ footprint in the interactive security and connected home space, ensuring customers with additional revenue opportunities and enhanced service standards
Tyco’s PowerMaster 360 intrusion gateway is leveraged in the smart home automation solution Tyco Security Products recently announced that its advanced intrusion products and technology will enable new interactive and smart home automation solutions for residential customers of ADT in the U.K. and South Africa. Leverages the PowerMaster 360 intrusion gateway The new interactive solution leverages the PowerMaster 360 intrusion gateway, Tyco Security Products’ revolutionary wireless intrusion solution. This innovative Internet of Things (IoT) platform allows ADT to offer its customers a home interactive service with IoT specialised hardware, increasing customer “stickiness” and recurring monthly revenue (RMR). “Leveraging the interactive platform with the Tyco Security Products intrusion technology will enable us to provide an entirely new level of service and experience for our customers,” said Gail Hunter, Director of Marketing for ADT in the U.K. “Savvy consumers are increasingly interested in lifestyle management and connected home services, and the ADT solution, powered by Tyco Security Products, is the ideal solution.” Smart home automation suite The interactive solution can be delivered as a packaged suite of services for home security, monitoring, automation and energy management on a single, integrated platform. It will deliver ready-to-use lifestyle management services to consumers -- allowing service providers to bring a new, seamless smart home experience to consumers. “In concert with Tyco’s integrated data and smart services platform and IoT strategy, this latest offering strengthens our commitment to the development of security solutions,” said Tim Myers, Director of Product Management, Intrusion, Tyco Security Products. “We’re very pleased to be able to leverage ADT’s market strength in the UK and South Africa to further expand our footprint in the interactive security and connected home space.”
The Connected Home also demonstrates the capabilities of some other featured DSC intrusion systems Tyco Security Products showcases its Connected Home, featuring DSC products, which provides consumers with the ability to manage security, lights, heat, locks and more, through interactive demos at booth #22025 at ISC West in Las Vegas, April 15-17, 2015. Highlighted in the Connected Home is the DSCTouch, a smart, intuitive, easy to use, all-in-one wireless panel, complete with a 7-inch touchscreen which is the latest innovation in the home automation segment. Integrated with Alarm.com Uniquely based on the Android operating system and integrated with Alarm.com, DSCTouch employs Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Z-Wave technology, built-in radios for cellular and the ability to communicate with Alarm.com’s Image Sensor Motion Detector. With distinctive dual-path connectivity over GSM and WiFi, DSCTouch is the next generation in keypad, alarm and home control technology for the connected home. “DSC is pleased to present a multitude of industry-leading connected home solutions and solution providers from which to choose,” said Tim Myers, Director of Product Management, Intrusion, Tyco Security Products. “We are especially pleased to unveil the innovative DSCTouch smart panel which provides customers with home management and interactive security capabilities in an all-in-one, intuitive and easy to use interface.” DSC intrusion systems The Connected Home also demonstrates the capabilities of some other featured DSC intrusion systems – with interactive demos which focus on the ability to control electric blinds, small appliances, lights and more. PowerSeries Neo, powered by Alarm.com, provides consumers with connected home services through a cloud-based technology platform and web-based solutions. DSC showcases its IMPASSA with Telguard, an interactive service provider which combines devices, communications, alarm processing and interactive services.
Sur-Gard, part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco, the world’s largest pure-play fire protection and security company, announces the introduction of SG-System 5, a reliable, upgradeable IP-based receiver that supports visual alarm verification solutions. Features: Built on Sur-Gard quality standards for monitoring station receivers, the SG-System 5 offers important features such as integrated redundancy and future-proofing through its capacity to monitor up to 1,474,560 IP cellular or Ethernet communicators through upgradeable memory or license keys. The new SG-System 5 also supports visual verification via its compatibility with the DSC PowerSeries Neo platform. Working in congress with PIRs that are activated when an alarm is triggered, the SG-System 5 receiver can instantly send still images to the monitoring facility for assessment and possible action by authorities, thus reducing the possibility of costly false alarms while also speeding the process in real alarm situations. “In response to the demand for visual verification of alarms, Sur-Gard’s new SG-System 5 offers monitoring stations timely critical images which allow them to respond quickly and appropriately,” said Tim Myers, Product Line Director - Intrusion, for Tyco Security Products. Simplified programing & other benefits: The compact, space-saving SG-System 5 offers the highest account density per U rack available in the industry complete with fully “hot swappable” line cards and built-in diagnostics that proactively identify and report issues to the console software. Programming changes can be handled through a menu-driven touch screen or remotely. The SG-System 5 also offers a Full Service Agreement Program adding extra value to central station customers worldwide. The program provides exclusive benefits including 5 percent off all future hardware purchases, access to monthly Sur-Gard webinars and unlimited firmware upgrades. Other benefits under the service agreement, which also apply to SG-Systems 3/4, are a free 30-day loaner receiver program, 24/7 tech support and an advanced hardware replacement program.
The DSC portfolio of security products includes PowerSeries Neo Tyco Security Products, part of Tyco, the world’s largest pure-play fire protection and security company, announces that its home security system from the DSC brand will be featured in the home improvement show Designing Spaces, which appears on the Lifetime television network Friday, February 27 at 7:00 a.m. ET. The television program will showcase DSC, one of the most recognised and robust security alarm and home automation brands in the market today. The segment is called, “Peace of Mind – What to Consider When Planning Your Home Security System,” and includes a product demonstration of the system and interview with Tim Myers, Director of Product Management, Intrusion, Tyco Security Products. “In Designing Spaces, we introduce two new homeowners to their new intrusion system from the DSC brand,” said Myers. “The system provides the homeowners with the ability to protect their property through a monitored alarm system, but also gives them the ability to manage their home systems, such as lighting and HVAC. It also has the capability to transmit video from a surveillance camera located inside or outside the home to a smart phone or tablet.” As part of the television segment, viewers will learn about the easy-to-use features that protect what matters most including arming and disarming the system, motion detector sensors and how they work, and the importance of a professionally installed and monitored security system. The DSC portfolio of security products includes PowerSeries Neo, an innovative solution for residential and scalable commercial installations. It combines the flexibility of a modular, hardwired system with the simplicity of a wide range of wireless devices and peripherals, resulting in the most comprehensive hybrid system available in the market today. PowerSeries Neo also leverages the superior capabilities of PowerG – the security industry’s leading-edge wireless intrusion technology.
Tyco will help with establishing widespread adoption of Thread Technology The Thread Group announced the addition of Somfy, the leader in home control products, and Tyco, the largest fire protection and security solutions company, to its Board of Directors. Thread is the new IP-based low-power wireless mesh networking protocol designed specifically for the home and the Thread Group is an industry alliance chartered with guiding the widespread adoption of Thread. The Thread Group now includes more than 80 member companies and nine board members, making it one of the fastest-growing alliances focused on the Internet of Things in the home. “Somfy and Tyco are world leaders in home comfort and safety and their active roles in the Thread Group speaks volumes about Thread’s potential,” said Chris Boross, president of the Thread Group and technical product marketing manager, Nest. “The two companies’ deep understanding of what consumers care about most in their homes will be an asset for the Thread Group as we continue to grow and define the connected home.” In their new sponsor-level roles, Somfy and Tyco join Thread’s seven founding members – ARM, Big Ass Fans, Freescale Semiconductor, Nest Labs, Samsung Electronics, Silicon Labs and Yale Security – in their goal of establishing the widespread adoption of Thread technology in the connected home. “At Somfy, we view joining the Thread Group’s board of directors as a great step forward in bringing safe, energy-saving solutions to people all over the world,” said Jean-Philippe Demaël, chairman of Somfy’s board. “Collaborating with the Thread Group members will enhance our ability to transform the living environment, and we believe that Thread will emerge as a leading technology within the connected home.” “The work of the Thread Group is closely aligned with our own business strategy and we are pleased to participate as a sponsor as well as a board member,” said Tim Myers, Intrusion director of product management, Tyco Security Products. “We have long been a supporter and active participant in a wide range of technology initiatives and alliances and we recognize the endeavours of the Thread Group in leveraging the best of existing proven open standards for unified IoT adoption.” As sponsor-level members, Somfy and Tyco can initiate and lead working groups, and will have approval rights over operating budgets and final deliverables.
Myers will focus on how service providers can best capitalise on current and future residential technology Tyco Security Products, part of Tyco, the world’s largest pure-play fire protection and security company, recently announced that Tim Myers, Director of Product Management, Intrusion, will be a featured speaker at CONNECTIONS Europe: Monetising Strategies for the Connected Home, being held this week in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Myers will participate in the panel discussion “Channel Strategies and Business Models for the Smart Home -- which will explore new strategies, business models and partnership opportunities between players in the smart home market. With more than 15 years of experience in the intrusion and residential systems industry, Myers will focus on how service providers can best capitalise on current and future residential technology offerings to optimise the customer experience. “The smart home market today is ripe with potential to deliver to homeowners a truly seamless and intuitive solution to smart home management,” Myers said. “We’re pleased to be participating in the CONNECTIONS event to help tackle the important issues of new channels to market, evolving innovations in technology and ultimately helping customers choose the right products to best fit their needs.” The 2014 CONNECTIONS Europe Conference is a two-day executive summit that provides a complete perspective on all aspects of the connected home ecosystem. The conference focuses on connected services and devices, innovations in business strategies and how best to address consumer cyber-security, privacy and interoperability concerns. The panel, “Channel Strategies and Business Models for the Smart Home,” will be held Wednesday, 19 November, 15:30, Zurich 2 Room, at the Mövenpick Hotel in Amsterdam.