Friday, October 20, 2017

Bosch Associate Wins Customer Service Award

The Customer Communicator newsletter has named Bosch Customer Service Advocate Tim Knab as a Frontline Spotlight Award winner! This award recognizes individuals for making a positive contribution to their organizations by maintaining the highest levels of service quality and professionalism.

Here’s an excerpt from the newsletter:

“For Timothy Knab, understanding customer priorities is essential. Sometimes he is working with a customer with a job six months down the road. And sometimes a security system just went down. ‘So you have to understand the customer, listen to them, understand the priority of what they are facing, and put as much urgency into it as you possibly can,’ Knab says.”

Please join us in congratulating Tim! He serves as an excellent example of Bosch’s customer-first culture.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

#SpotTheMICCamera Contest

Are you headed to the ITS World Congress in Montreal, October 30 – November 2, 2017? You’ll likely catch a glimpse of one of many of our MIC cameras installed in and around the city.

If you see one, we invite you to join our #SpotTheMICCamera contest on Twitter for a chance to win a new Bosch EasyAquatak 1700 pressure washer! Here’s how to participate:
  1. Spot a MIC camera installed in or around Montreal.
  2. Post a photo of the camera to Twitter with #SpotTheMICCamera and tag @BoschSecurityUS
  3. Get entered to win a Bosch pressure washer
It’s that simple! Photos must be posted to Twitter by November 2, 2017 11:59 pm EDT to qualify.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Built-in Intelligence for All-New AUTODOME IP 4000i and 5000i Cameras Opens a New Chapter for Applications Beyond Security

Until now, level of detail has been the key quality parameter for surveillance cameras, as clear images at all times was the most important feature for high security. True, security personnel must see all relevant information in great detail to react quickly and take appropriate action. But what if a moving object leaves the camera’s field of view? The AUTODOME IP family of pan, tilt and zoom (PTZ) cameras is the answer. These enable users manually to keep track of persons of interest as they move – even at speed, far beyond a fixed camera’s field of view.

This illustrates how the new AUTODOME IP cameras are improving video security. What opens a new chapter in the usage of video cameras is their built-in video analytics as a standard. The new AUTODOME IP cameras now add metadata to all captured video images. This data can be used to improve security by automatically alerting users once pre-defined criteria are met or for other uses beyond security. For example: enforcing traffic regulations, enforcing no-parking zones, detecting vehicles driving the wrong way and delivering occupancy data (the number of vehicles entering or leaving a parking garage) for smart, more efficient parking.

Their built-in Essential Video Analytics enable the AUTODOME cameras to understand what they are seeing. They generate metadata to add sense and structure to the video footage, instead of just capturing and storing video images. They not only detect objects, they deliver associated data like size, speed, shape, direction, and color. They automatically distinguish between the object types such as person, car, bike, motorcycle or truck.

Because it’s possible to set certain alarm rules, such as someone approaching or climbing over a fence, security personnel is alerted the moment the alarm rule is triggered. It can even be configured to recognize changes in speed (running), shape (crouching) or aspect ratio (falling). When searching for evidence, metadata in combination with the forensic search functionality allows instant retrieval of relevant footage from hours of stored video.

The AUTODOME IP 4000i is designed for indoor use. Its discreet housing blends into interior d├ęcor. It comes with full pan and tilt control, plus 12x optical zoom that identifies fast-moving objects in 1080p resolution at distances of up to 88 meters at 60 frames per second.

For indoor and outdoor applications with a larger surveillance area, there is the AUTODOME IP 5000i. With its 30x optical zoom, 1080p resolution and 60 frames per second video, fast-moving objects can be identified at up to 190 meters during daytime, even in challenging lighting conditions.

For larger distances and complete darkness, there is the AUTODOME IP 5000i IR. It performs identically to the AUTODOME IP 5000i during daytime, and at night identifies objects at up to 150 meters. Its built-in, infrared beam ensures optimum illumination regardless of zoom level.

All AUTODOME IP 4000i and 5000i cameras offer Intelligent Dynamic Noise Reduction and Intelligent Streaming, now also combined with H.265 video compression. Depending on the content of the scene, this reduces bitrate by up to 80 percent. It helps to keep video data manageable, while substantially reducing network strain, storage requirements and costs, without compromising functionality and image quality.

Friday, September 8, 2017

MIC IP starlight 7000 HD on Display at 2017 Power Grid Resilience Summit

At the 2017 Power Grid Resilience Summit, September 18-20 in San Diego, a design, build, master integration custom solutions provider The Security Oracle, Inc. (TSO), will display a MIC IP starlight 7000 HD ruggedized PTZ camera as a part of a suite of technology that comprises its Remotely Controlled Active Denial System (RCADS), the only third-party validated physical protection system that can actually protect NERC CIP-014 regulated electric power transmission sites.

In 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. This Threat-Based Systems Approach transforms current passive grid security into an affordable active denial physical protection system that will ‘Protect Against Attacks’ as required by FERC Order 802.
“RCADS is a disruptive robotic platform move that empowers organizations to dynamically reconfigure access control and emergency communications systems to adapt to new security threats in sub-second response time and address all applicable NERC CIP regulatory physical security requirements,” said former EEI Security Committee Member Charles Butler, CPP, CEO of The Security Oracle. “TSO promotes defense-in-depth best practices for protecting critical assets and transforms physical security from passive detection to real-time situational awareness and accelerated response to demobilize intruders in seconds with non-lethal actuators that include directed high intensity sound, lights, and strobes.” 
“The MIC IP starlight 7000 HD ruggedized PTZ was specifically selected for this mission,” said Lloyd Uliana, Business Development Engineer for Bosch. “Gathering data from multiple sensors, such as gunshot and radar, TSO’s artificial intelligence enables  multiple MIC IP cameras to simultaneously track one or more intruders on a prioritized basis from multiple angles, while automatically maintaining an optimal level of surveillance. The proven use of MIC IP starlight 7000 HD cameras in extreme operational environments also makes them the ideal imaging platform for critical infrastructure in high risk environments.”
For more information on MIC IP starlight 7000 HD cameras, visit

For more information on the Power Grid Resilience Summit, visit

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Bosch at ASIS: See How You’ll Benefit from our New Products and Integrated Solutions

Visit the Bosch booth #3333 at ASIS 2017 to see our integrated security solutions that include intrusion detection, access control, video surveillance and monitoring, and audio communication!

We're showing how to:
  • Increase facility security and automate functions for easy operation
  • Protect sensitive areas with video analytics, dual authentication and audio announcements
  • Use the Bosch Video Management System for enterprise-wide control of video and security devices
  • Trigger and execute audio announcements based on fire or security events
  • Enhance security around the clock through remote video monitoring services
Experience the benefits of an integrated system and get details on our latest products and services, including:
And learn how our products integrate with a range of security software solutions from other industry providers.

Click here for free expo hall registration. Use code 151E17.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Bosch Solution for Protection of ATM Vestibules

One of the nation’s largest financial services companies recently sought a solution to track and deter people from loitering in its ATM vestibules. The solution needed to enable monitoring center personnel to be alerted to loitering and to view video remotely to verify the alarm. 

The Solution
FLEXIDOME IP starlight 7000 VR cameras are now installed in ATM vestibules at more than 25 branches throughout the southeastern United States. The cameras are equipped with on-board  Intelligent Video Analytics as standard and are programmed to alert to a person who enters and remains in the vestibule for longer than a pre-defined time.

Analytic alerts are received by the company’s digital recording solution, which notify monitoring center personnel of an event. The operator can then view live and recorded video from the camera to determine if a person is continuing to loiter, requiring action.

FLEXIDOME IP starlight 7000 VR cameras deliver high quality images of the ATM vestibules, while the built-in Intelligent Video Analytics provides reliable and accurate detection of a person loitering.

Following a successful pilot test, Bosch cameras with on-board video analytics have become the standard solution for improved ATM vestibule security at the company.