Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Video: Starlight Cameras in Action

Our starlight cameras were used for filming "Holland – Natuur in de Delta" -- an amazing movie about Holland’s rich natural environment. Thanks to our starlight cameras, EMS films managed to capture video of a beaver at night for the first time ever in the Netherlands.


Thursday, July 7, 2016

See Bosch at the New Mexico Security Symposium

Join physical and cyber security experts from around the country as they discuss next generation security solutions.

July 14, 2016
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Santa Fe Community College
6401 Richards Ave.
Santa Fe, NM

This event hosted by Kepler Networks and Altura Communication Solutions will feature presentations, workgroups and panel discussions covering the following and much more:
  • Leveraging technology to improve situational awareness and operational effectiveness
  • Adopting sound cybersecurity procedures for physical security solutions
  • Implementing CHAVE™ enabled surveillance solutions to protect sensitive video

Planning to attend? Be sure to catch Darnell Washington of SecureXperts at 1:15 as he presents on CHAVE™ - our cyber secure IP video solution. Bosch CHAVE™-enabled cameras that meet FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified encryption are combined with Genetec™ Security Center with multi-factor authentication to create a powerful IP video solution for mission critical applications and infrastructure protection. Learn more about CHAVE™ at http://bit.ly/1YFKgio

And, check out our display table showcasing our latest IP video technology - including panoramic cameras, solutions for low light surveillance, and video recording and management that's easy for everyone.

Contact Gretchen Witti for more event details and to register to attend:
Gretchen Witti
Altura Communication Solutions
gwitti@alturacs.com
505-954-3342

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Webinar: IT Advancements Revolutionizing Security Technology

Join security consultant Ray Bernard as he reviews how IT advancements will change security products and systems. Ray will cover how rising cyber threats will impact security system design and discuss how our CHAVE™ technology provides the solution.

Wednesday, June 29
2:00 pm ET
Register to attend at http://bit.ly/292aEkr

Learn more about CHAVE™ at http://bit.ly/1YFKgio


Monday, May 16, 2016

Walgreens Shares Best Practices for Enterprise Video Management and Strategy

Tim Mueller (left) and Hal Friend (right) of Walgreens
shared best practices for enterprise video management
and strategy
At RILA’s recent Retail Asset Protection Conference, Walgreens shared best practices with other retail industry leaders, including that of its strategy for transitioning to a common analog, hybrid and IP video platform. At the event, Hal Friend, Director, Physical Security & Fire Prevention and Tim Mueller, Manager, Physical Security Operations, for Walgreen Co. explained how the company utilizes a risk-based strategy for creating a safe and secure environment for both employees and customers.

With the risk-based approach, Walgreens has improved its process for providing physical security resources to its store locations. As part of this, the company’s Security Operations Center (SOC) – a UL-listed, 24/7 central monitoring station – serves as the nerve center for the organization, providing information to support both store team members and  field asset protection management to ensure “they send the right people, to the right place, at the right time,” said Hal Friend. “Video is a critical part of the SOC, which uses it to support overall enterprise security, alarm verification, emergency management, and to verify store-related information coming in over social media. We’ve saved a significant amount of dollars in false alarms fines by verifying intrusion alarms with video,” continued Friend.

With over 8,100 drug stores across all 50 states, in Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Walgreens currently has a mixed enterprise video architecture. While new stores and major remodels are equipped with IP video technology and high-risk locations are leveraging IP video in critical areas, there remained 7,200 stores with legacy analog equipment at the beginning of 2015. The company sought a way to upgrade analog equipment and gain efficiencies through the use of one common user interface across all 8,100+ stores.

Common Platform Video Conversion
Faced with aging analog DVRs installed over 10 years ago in 7,200 store locations, one of the nation’s largest retail chains was dispatching field service technicians to repair nearly 20 DVRs every day. The company required a new approach that would transition stores to a common, more modern platform and gain efficiencies in labor in its Field Services department.

Walgreens rolled-out an innovative break-replace strategy, managed by the Asset Protection Physical Security team, to upgrade its analog recording equipment over a period of 18 months. When a legacy DVR breaks, the store enters a fix-it ticket to the company’s Field Services department. Instead of repairing the device, a new Bosch DIVAR AN 5000 digital recorder is ordered to replace the DVR, and the device is shipped directly to the Walgreens store location. The Field Services department tracks the package and dispatches a technician to install the new recorder when it arrives at the store. The Physical Security team commissions the installation remotely and maps point-of-sale cameras to the company’s AP Dashboard. “We broke the mold with this approach,” said Tim Mueller.

All Walgreens store locations using the new DIVAR AN 5000 digital recorders, as well as those with an IP video or hybrid infrastructure, use the Bosch Video Client software to view live or playback video and to export video from storage.

“The holy grail for me is moving to one common platform, with one vendor and one feature set to manage,” continued Mueller.

Training for store personnel is a multi-pronged approach. Field Services technicians train store personnel on how to use the new DVR and leave behind a one-page job aid. Specially trained Asset Protection Retail Security Experts serve as subject matter experts for field asset protection team members and store management, and Bosch also created short 1-2 minute videos accessible online for quick references on how to perform certain actions. This strategy has been essential to streamlining the training and support for store leadership teams – which amounts to more than 32,000 people across all store locations.

Walgreens also worked closely with the Bosch product development team to enable a unique new feature to help safeguard how video from its stores is used. Every time a team member logs into a device to view, playback or export video, they must acknowledge the Walgreens Video Security Policy. This serves as a constant reminder for employees to act according to the policy when accessing video, especially when it is of a sensitive nature. The Walgreens Physical Security team also has the capability to restrict access to store video when needed. A universal dynamic address book within Bosch Video Client makes it easy for them to quickly locate a store using its number for faster access to video.

Results
The break-replace strategy has helped Walgreens realize significant labor efficiencies and cost savings. Walgreens estimated it saved approximately $2 million using the break-replace strategy instead of a more traditional outsourced rollout model, and the new Bosch DIVAR AN 5000 digital recorders consume significantly less power than the legacy DVRS, helping Walgreens save additional money in energy costs each year. Providing access to video to corporate partners within the organization also helps those departments improve efficiency and reduce costs. For example, accessing video to verify vendor performance has saved the company’s Facilities department approximately $1 million. 

Walgreens has already converted 6,200 stores to the DIVAR AN 5000 digital recorders and will continue to upgrade the technology at 1,000 additional stores this year. For more information on the DIVAR AN 5000, visit http://bit.ly/1SGTOZY

For an example of how Walgreens has implemented a Bosch IP video solution at its flagship store in Chicago’s Bucktown/Wicker Park area, visit http://bit.ly/21xTyyO

Monday, May 9, 2016

Bosch Video Management System Now Offers Enhanced Analytics and Global Surveillance

We have released Bosch Video Management System 6.5 (BVMS 6.5), which offers extended functionality with facial and license-plate recognition. The Live & Playback Site functionality enables you to connect video streams from up to 10,000 sites around the world into a single user interface.

BVMS 6.5 complements our best in-class camera-based video analytics with server-based analytics from Ganetec’s Bintelan Analytics Platform, adding powerful intelligence for applications requiring database matching. Analytics such as facial recognition and automatic license plate recognition (ANPR) help security operators and security managers make even smarter, quicker decisions, using a single software interface. BVMS 6.5 also complements our camera-based Intelligent Video Analytics with industry-specific functionalities, for example, transportation analytics, such as detection of dangerous goods, speed control or traffic jam detection.

For banks and retail groups, “Live and Playback Site” now offers a scalable system for surveilling up to 10,000 branches around the world from a single user interface and one management server. Each time a new branch opens, headquarters security simply adds that site to the network. Integrated into existing IT infrastructures, “Live and Playback Site” offers headquarters operators live and playback streams from 20 remote sites simultaneously.

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

Friday, April 22, 2016

Integrated Security Solutions Video

See how our intrusion detection, access control and video surveillance and monitoring products and services work together to deliver increased facility security, automated functions for easy operation, enterprise-wide control of devices and prevention of theft and vandalism.

 

Watch the video at http://bit.ly/1Sy7dW1

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Bosch Highlights Integration and Intelligence at ISC West



At ISC West 2016, we will showcase how customers can create powerful solutions to enhance overall security and make systems easier to use and manage. We will demonstrate seamless integration of intrusion, access control and video surveillance capabilities, introduce new families of intelligent multi-megapixel cameras that deliver the most relevant, high-quality video images, show our next generation wireless motion detectors, and highlight products and services that enable dealers and integrators to create new recurring monthly revenue streams.

“We enable our channel partners to design complete, integrated solutions for the end user, whether that means an end-to-end Bosch system that delivers the full benefits of our products or one that integrates our devices with software from our partners,” said Brian Wiser, President of Sales. “As a result, end users benefit from systems that maximize facility control, better mitigate security risks and are easy to use and manage. And, our dealers and integrators have innovative products and services that help them stand out from the competition and create new revenue streams for business growth. This is an essential part of our customer-first culture.”

For more information on integrated security solutions or on the new products we will demonstrate at ISC West, visit booth #11053 or http://bit.ly/1SAh0VG