Friday, June 26, 2015

Stellar Service 2015 Gold Winner for Sales & Marketing Support

We're proud to be a Stellar Service 2015 Gold Winner for Sales & Marketing Support! This new award from Security Sales & Integration magazine is tabulated from the magazine's readership. Learn more about it at

Thursday, June 18, 2015

New EXTEGRA IP 9000 FX Cameras for Hazardous Environments

The EXTEGRA IP 9000 FX is a new family of explosion-proof IP cameras developed for safe operation in hazardous environments. Whether it is exceptionally hot or cold (-50° to +60° Celsius), the lighting conditions are extremely poor, the monitored objects are far away, or there is a high level of moisture or dust, the new EXTEGRA IP 9000 FX cameras deliver the highest quality of security relevant images. They are specifically designed and certified to operate in potentially volatile environments with the assurance that they will not cause an explosion. This makes them the camera of choice where gases, vapors, dust, or clouds escape during the production of flammable substances. EXTEGRA IP 9000 FX cameras are ideal for use in industries like oil and gas, chemical, petrochemical, fertilizer, and pharmaceutical.

Capturing relevant details in the extreme
EXTEGRA IP 9000 FX cameras are ATEX and IECEX certified for safe operation in hazardous environments. They are tested according to the IEC standard EN50130-5 for continuous and safe operation in surroundings with temperature ranges from -50° to +60° Celsius (-58° to 140° Fahrenheit). Overall quality and safety are further assured by the cameras’ CSA and IEC 60950-1 certifications. For use in caustic environments, like offshore sites or chemical plants, the new camera family offers a stainless steel version. Both the stainless steel and aluminum housings are IP68 and NEMA 6P certified and resistant to corrosion and high levels of moisture and dust. EXTEGRA IP 9000 FX products feature a 30x optical zoom with autofocus, which enables the operator to remotely configure the field of view to detect objects at distances from nine to 700 meters (2,296 ft). The cameras can be powered over Ethernet (HiPoE) or 24 Volt, ensuring continuous availability in the event that one of these power supplies should fail.

The EXTEGRA IP 9000 FX family consists of two models. In extreme low light situations, the EXTEGRA IP starlight 9000 FX camera excels by delivering HD video images and easily capturing fast moving objects at 720p HD resolution and up to 60 frames per second. It continues to provide video images where other cameras fail, even down to 0.0103 lux. Similarly, clear HD images are captured in full color right down to 0.052 lux – when other cameras switch to monochrome.

Should the application demand maximum resolution for optimum identification of objects in high contrast scenes, the second model, EXTEGRA IP dynamic 9000 FX is the perfect choice providing full HD 1080p resolution. Since the EXTEGRA IP 9000 FX cameras are made for safe operation in hazardous environments, Bosch has specifically designed these two cameras to be heavy duty, yet easy to install and maintain. Configuration and firmware can be updated remotely to simplify initial set-up and minimize service visits.

Onboard technologies add sense and structure
The EXTEGRA IP 9000 FX family is equipped with key technologies from Bosch to deliver the highest image quality, network performance and reliability. Intelligent Dynamic Noise Reduction (IDNR) cuts storage costs and significantly lowers network strain by reducing bitrate by up to 50 percent. Since excess noise is reduced at the source during image capture, the lower bitrate does not compromise video quality. Local storage inside the camera further enhances network performance by compensating for short network outages, ensuring that video data is continuously available in Video Recording Manager (VRM) systems. In addition, built-in Intelligent Video Analysis (IVA) offers a full suite of 16 IVA alarm algorithms, helping the operator to focus on relevant situations by alerting only when needed. IVA also ensures quick retrieval of the correct data from hours of stored video by using metadata to add sense and structure to the video at the time of capture in the camera. The EXTEGRA IP 9000 FX family fully supports Dynamic Transcoding technology from Bosch, enabling operators, in combination with the Video Security app, to use mobile devices to access camera controls, live video streams, recordings, and HD images from anywhere, regardless of available bandwidth. It continuously ensures an extremely efficient transfer of HD images over low-bandwidth connections.

Bosch IP high definition cameras, encoders, and analytics work seamlessly with a wide range of security software and recording solutions from Bosch and many other leading vendors. This is backed by ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum) conformance and the Integration Partner Program (IPP). This program gives developers immediate access to software development tools so they can easily integrate Bosch products with third-party systems. Further details of the Bosch Integration Partner Program are available at

For more details on the EXTEGRA IP starlight 9000 FX, visit
For more details on the EXTEGRA IP dynamic 9000 FX, visit

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Contact Your Sales Rep for a Demo of the New G Series

Heard about the new G Series but haven’t seen the panels yet? Contact your local sales rep for a demo! These photos show our sales team testing out their new demo kits prior to the release of the product.

Want to know more about the new G Series? Get details at

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Bosch Receives Superstar Award from PSA

PSA President and CEO Bill Bozeman
presents the Superstar Award to Bosch's
Daniel Murray and James Kasperek.
PSA Security Network has announced the 2015 PSA Security Network Vendor Award winners, recognizing Bosch with a Superstar Award!

The Superstar Award recognizes Vendor Partners who have had an outstanding year with PSA and ranked in the top tier of all categories voted on by PSA owners. The Vendor Award winners were selected by PSA owner companies based on rankings for pricing, shipping, support, lead generation, returns and product performance. The 2015 awards were issued during the Vendor Awards Luncheon at the 2015 TEC conference earlier this month.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Bosch at TEC 2015

AT TEC 2015 in Colorado this week? Bosch is speaking and exhibiting!

Check out David Brent’s session on Preparing for Today’s IP Video Cyber Security War – Thursday, 1:20 – 3:00 pm

At the exhibits, we’ll demonstrate our new Cloud-based Services solutions designed to help central stations tap into the growing video monitoring market.

And, the Bosch Get on Board truck will feature our latest solutions for video surveillance and critical communications as well integrated security solutions that include intrusion and fire detection, access control, and more.

Learn more about Cloud-based Services at

Check out the Get on Board truck at

Friday, April 24, 2015

The New G Series Wins Best Intrusion Detection and Prevention Solution Award at 2015 New Product Showcase

The new B9512G G Series Control Panel has won the Best in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Solutions award in the Security Industry Association’s (SIA) 2015 New Product Showcase (NPS) program during the recent ISC West exposition in Las Vegas. This annual awards program recognizes innovative products and solutions in electronic physical security.

Our most powerful control panel yet, the B9512G provides an integrated security solution for large commercial applications. It is approved for combination burglar and fire alarm applications and features integrated access control, direct IP camera control as well as integration with Z-Wave devices to enable automation capabilities. Users also benefit from integration with the Bosch Video Management System and a free app that provides remote system control and video viewing. The B9512G offers complete security with a low total cost of ownership and easy operation.
“This award recognizes the new G Series for its innovative capabilities that set it apart from other security control panel offerings available today,” said Falk Herrmann, Vice President – Intrusion Systems Business Unit. “These include comprehensive integration of security and automation functions. Features such as a free app and flexible programming help dealers create new recurring monthly revenue streams, while future-proof technologies like a dual plug-in communication interface or IPv6 support provide a strong competitive advantage.”
Featuring significantly greater capacity than existing G Series models, the B9512G meets the requirements of a wide range of applications including office buildings, retail stores, banks, schools, government facilities, and more. It supports up to 2,000 users, 599 points, 32 areas, 32 doors, and 16 IP cameras.
“Each year, the companies competing in SIA’s New Product Showcase at ISC West present the leading-edge security solutions that are shaping the industry,” said SIA CEO Don Erickson. “These new technologies and solutions are the drivers that are moving the security industry forward, and I congratulate Bosch Security Systems on their win at this year’s NPS.”
The NPS is held in conjunction with the ISC West International Security Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas—one of the largest gatherings of security industry professionals. NPS was established in 1979 to recognize innovative products, services and solutions in electronic physical security. Technologies showcased through this program are used in the protection of life and property in residential, commercial and institutional settings.

For more information on the new G Series Control Panels, visit

Friday, April 3, 2015

SIA Education Sessions at ISC West

Headed to ISC West and participating in the SIA education sessions? Bosch is participating in two SIA sessions during the event:

Protecting the Protectors: Cyber Hygiene for Physical Security

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sands Room 304

Cyber security events are not entirely preventable, yet experts in the cyber security field suggest that a significant risk of cyber incursions could be substantially mitigated if enterprises engaged in good “cyber hygiene.” These best practices are often well-known, simple common sense approaches that should be a part of an enterprise culture. Learn how to reduce risk to your network and enterprise by identifying the most common sources of risk and exposure that can be prevented by effective cyber hygiene.

Darnell Washington, President/Chief Executive Officer, SecureXperts
David Brent, Technical Information Engineer IT Systems, Bosch Security Systems

Gunshot Recognition Analytics: Delivering Actionable Information to Law Enforcement and First Responders
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Sands Room 307

The April 2013 attack on a Pacific Gas and Energy substation in San Jose, CA exposed the vulnerability of the nation’s electric power grid to vandalism and disruption. Captured on surveillance video, snipers opened fire on the substation for more than 19 minutes. By the time police arrived, the adversaries were gone. In that time, they knocked out 17 transformers that supply power to Silicon Valley. Replicated across the country, incidents such as these could take down the U.S. grid and black out much of the country bringing the economic, social and political fabric of the country to its knees.

Predicting these events is impossible and we may not be able to prevent them, but current technology exists to minimize the damage. This session explores the use of gunshot recognition technology that immediately provides actionable intelligence to first responders so they may reduce the time a shooter has to act and minimize casualties.

Sally Fernandez, President, Safety Dynamics, Inc.
Darnell Washington, President/Chief Executive Officer, SecureXperts
Charles Butler, CEO, The Security Oracle
Lloyd Uliana, Business Development Engineer - A&E, Bosch Security Systems