Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Check out the MIC IP 7000 HD Camera at the 2015 Power Grid Resilience Summit

At the 2015 Power Grid Resilience Summit, September 1-3 in San Diego, security consultancy, The Security Oracle, Inc. (TSO), will display a MIC IP 7000 HD ruggedized PTZ camera as a part of a suite of technology that comprises its Remotely Controlled Active Defense and Denial System (RCADS™).

In June 2014, TSO presented this scalable, turnkey Non-Lethal Threat-Based Systems Approach to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and Edison Electric Institute (EEI) in Washington, DC. "RCADS™ is a patent pending force-multiplying system that enables grid-connected owners and operators to effectively and affordably comply with NERC CIP 014," says Charles Butler, CPP, CEO, TSO, Inc., and former EEI Security Committee Member. "This Threat-Based Systems Approach transforms current passive grid security into an affordable active defense and denial physical protection system that will 'Protect Against Attacks' as required."

When a threat is detected, RCADS™ can be used to remotely intercept and overpower an adversary with safe, yet debilitating light and sound beams from the safety of a security operations center prior to any significant damage occurring to site infrastructure. As a result, local law enforcement or security forces will have far more time to respond and successfully interdict the adversary.

"The MIC IP 7000 HD ruggedized PTZ was specifically selected due to its exceptionally quick and pin-point accurate slew-to-cue and long range visual object acquisition capabilities," said Lloyd Uliana, Business Development Engineer for Bosch. "Its extensive use in extreme operational environments, its integration with Safety Dynamics, Inc.'s SENTRI Gunshot Detection and Localization Platform, and its pending cryptographic technology developed by SecureXperts, Inc., that makes the camera resilient against cyber attack, ensure that the MIC IP 7000 HD is the ideal imaging platform for the protection of critical infrastructure in high risk environments."

Do you oversee strategy for critical infrastructure protection / emergency response for your organization and want to learn more? Contact Lloyd Uliana (lloyd.uliana@ca.bosch.com) at Bosch for a complimentary delegate pass to the Power Grid Resilience Summit.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Integrating Control Panels with Z-Wave Devices

Our Z-Wave Home Control Gateway allows you to connect B Series and new G Series Control Panels with Z-Wave devices – including lighting controls, door locks, temperature sensors, and more – for home automation and remote monitoring capabilities.

Integrating B Series and G Series Control Panels with Z-Wave devices enables connected systems that give users customized control over security, lighting, heating, cooling and more. Programming possibilities can include automatically arming the security system when an exterior door is locked or disarming the system when the door is unlocked. When a user leaves home, tapping an “Away” button on a smartphone could also trigger the doors to lock, the security system to arm, interior lights to turn off and the thermostat to adjust to conserve energy and reduce costs. These are just a few of the options available for effortless home control, as the intuitive wizard makes it easy to program trigger- or schedule-based automation.

A web interface provides access to a system dashboard and home control via an iOS or Android smartphone or other Internet-enabled device. The gateway connects via a Wi-Fi router, broadband modem or wired gateway. Video and other system data is stored in the cloud with the gateways’ service plan, reducing hardware costs and providing easy, reliable retrieval of information.

The Z-Wave Home Control Gateway is compatible with the B5512, B4512 and B3512 as well as the B9512G and B8512G intrusion control panels. These panels are modern Internet appliances with built-in IP communication, free apps for mobile operation and Bosch IP camera integration capabilities.

For more information, visit http://bit.ly/1Ni19Nw

Friday, August 14, 2015

New AUTODOME IP 4000 and IP 5000 Cameras

With the launch of the new AUTODOME IP 4000 and AUTODOME IP 5000 models, we're extending our family of PTZ cameras. These cameras help to locate, track and zoom in on details providing relevant information that enables operators to react instantly and make accurate decisions.
They add precise identification of objects of interest over large distances and hands-on control to all kinds of video surveillance solutions. Typical applications are large retail stores, shopping malls, convention centers and casinos where it is of utmost importance that security personnel are enabled to clearly see what is happening and to react instantly to suspicious situations.

Complete range to meet every need and budget
The AUTODOME IP family offers a comprehensive range of PTZ cameras, ranging from the AUTODOME IP 4000 HD indoor model right up to high end models such as the AUTODOME IP starlight 7000 HD which includes IVA technology as standard. All models are available in 720p or full HD 1080p resolution. The AUTODOME IP 4000 HD camera, with its discreet dome housing, is designed to perfectly blend into the interior design of various applications and can identify objects of interest up to 95 meters away in full HD, thanks to its 12x optical zoom capabilities. When there is a need to cover a larger area both indoor and outdoor, the AUTODOME IP 5000 HD is ideal. Full pan and tilt control with the 30x optical zoom capabilities enable identification of objects of interest up to 190 meters away in full HD. For low light conditions, the AUTODOME IP 5000 IR camera ensures visibility up to 150 meters even in complete darkness. Its built-in intelligent IR beam ensures optimum illumination of objects regardless of the level of zoom. With superior privacy masking, the AUTODOME IP 5000 models safeguard the privacy of individuals when monitoring public spaces.

Built-in intelligence ensuring perfect exposure and lowest network strain
The AUTODOME IP cameras feature Intelligent Defog to considerably improve the camera's visibility when viewing foggy or other low contrast scenes. Intelligent Dynamic Noise Reduction reduces bitrates by up to 50 percent to significantly reduce storage costs and network strain. Since excess noise is reduced at the source during image capture, the lower bitrates do not compromise the 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.

Since security managers cannot be in the control room all the time, the AUTODOME IP cameras fully support Dynamic Transcoding technology, which – in combination with the Video Security app – provides 24/7 remote access to camera controls, live video streams, recordings and HD images from anywhere, regardless of available bandwidth. That is because Dynamic Transcoding automatically adjusts the bitrate to the available bandwidth to ensure smooth video streaming; when the video is paused at an incident, a full HD still image is shown instantly. To gain all benefits of Dynamic Transcoding, simply expand the IP video surveillance system with either a DIVAR IP recording solution or the VIDEOJET XTC.

Our IP standard-definition and high-definition cameras, encoders and analytics work seamlessly with a wide range of security software and recording solutions. This is backed by ONVIF conformance and the Integration Partner Program (IPP), which gives developers immediate access to software development tools to easily integrate Bosch products with third-party systems. Further details of the Bosch Integration Partner Program are available at ipp.boschsecurity.com.

More details on the AUTODOME IP 4000 and AUTODOME IP 5000 cameras are available at http://bit.ly/1HLcZrl

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Webinar on Cloud-based Services from Bosch and MKS Integration

Our cloud-based video monitoring services are now integrated with the MKS Central Station platform! Learn more about this on a webinar hosted by MKS.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET
Register at https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/4361606864915630594

With no up-front costs or special hardware to buy, these services have been designed to allow MKS customers to easily and inexpensively add, or expand, video monitoring services to their operations.

What can you expect to learn?
  • Why to consider video monitoring services
  • How the cloud minimizes and simplifies services
  • How to create value for dealers and end-users
  • How the Cloud-based Services from Bosch integrate with MKS
  • How to set up a test for your central station
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Integration of Cloud-based Video Monitoring Services with MKS Central Station Platform

MKS and Bosch have successfully integrated the MKS (Micro Key Solutions) Central Station platform and the full range of our cloud-based video monitoring services.

This integration fully enables MKS-powered monitoring centers to leverage our cloud services, which include Video Verification, 24/7 Live Intervention, Virtual Guard,Virtual Escort, and Virtual Assistant.

Learn more at http://bit.ly/1f8mCK4

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 bit.ly/1KfxWjJ

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 ipp.boschsecurity.com.

For more details on the EXTEGRA IP starlight 9000 FX, visit http://bit.ly/1JX1q7e
For more details on the EXTEGRA IP dynamic 9000 FX, visit http://bit.ly/1LhvMln