Monday, November 14, 2016

Partners Showing Integration with Bosch Cameras at ISC East

Bosch partners showing live demonstrations of the integration of Bosch cameras with their software offerings at ISC East are as follows: 

Genetec – booth #625
Milestone Systems – booth #611
Intelligent Security Systems – booth #300

Learn more about our integrations with these partners at ipp.boschsecurity.com

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

New Look and Feel for Access Professional Edition

We've given a more user-friendly interface to Access Professional Edition (APE) to allow an even more efficient use of its state-of-the-art feature set.

New APE 3.4 goes way beyond locking and unlocking of doors. It allows a large number of functionalities from reception registration, badge registration and entrance control to entrance monitoring, alarm management and video verification. 

Though the software solution has retained all of its functionality, its new interface offers a more streamlined, user-friendly experience as it reduces a variety of potentially distracting features by using a smaller range of colors. Other changes include a more efficient and faster updating and reducing of the number of outdated icons and toolbars to further facilitate navigation, while keeping the access control solution’s capabilities.

APE is a complete and comprehensive security solution as it can be integrated with other building management and security functions like elevator management and intrusion protection. It is also enabled for seamless integration into the Milestone XProtect video management software.

APE 3.4 is ideal for entry to midsized access control needs in industrial, commercial or retail buildings.

Learn more about APE 3.4 at http://bit.ly/2fZt9vB

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Bosch Video Management System 7.0

Bosch Video Management System 7.0 will empower security operators to effectively manage high-resolution video streams in their day-to-day work.

At the rate that video cameras are evolving, keeping track of an ever-growing amount of high-resolution video data is becoming even more challenging. In places like metro stations and airports where many cameras are needed, the burden on a workstation is very high. If a workstation is overloaded, the client application will often lag.

This is a great obstacle for security operators who need to view many cameras at once in order to maintain a complete and uninterrupted overview of a location, such as an airport terminal.

With the new BVMS 7.0, however, the user is able to keep multiple UHD (Ultra High Definition) cameras open without having to worry about slowing down the application. BVMS 7.0 uses the technology “streamlining”. This technology automatically shows the optimal video resolution on the screen. If an operator needs to view many cameras simultaneously, BVMS 7.0 automatically uses a lower-resolution stream. When enhanced pictures are required to zoom in or view on a full screen, for instance, a higher-resolution stream is automatically chosen. This feature uses the multi-stream capabilities available on Bosch IP video cameras and runs on existing workstations.

Another new feature of BVMS 7.0 is the encrypted communication between Bosch cameras and the Video Management System. A security manager can choose to encrypt all control communications and videos through a secure HTTPS connection, reducing the risk of the system being hacked.

BVMS 7.0 also offers customers an IT security guide, which explains how to set up a secure system. The document describes how to configure BVMS for Windows operating systems and how to secure video cameras against unauthorized access.

Learn more about BVMS 7.0 at http://bit.ly/2eomeKF

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Visit Bosch at Secured Cities

Headed to the Secured Cities event November 15 – 17 in Houston, Texas? Visit Bosch at booth #202 to learn about our Credentialed High Assurance Video Encryption (CHAVE®) cyber secure IP video solution.

The CHAVE IP video solution delivers interoperable and interagency access to live and archived video surveillance by law enforcement and public safety agencies nationwide. As a result, CHAVE-enabled video systems are an allowable expense under the Urban Area Security Initiatives (UASI) grant program.

Using FIPS Publication 140-2 Level 3 certified encryption standards, the CHAVE cyber secure IP video solution implements full end to end encryption, removing the risk of interception, counter surveillance, image manipulation, and unauthorized viewing.  This solution eliminates the use of user name and password combinations that can be compromised.

“Bosch takes cybersecurity very seriously.  We have dedicated years of development effort to assure customers that our products are highly resilient to data security threats and attacks,” said Dan Reese, Director of Vertical Market Applications for Bosch.

“In the two years since receiving the STE Security Innovation Award in the Agency Security vertical market sector, Bosch and SecureXperts have continued to expand the CHAVE cyber secure IP video solution to not only include Genetec’s Security Center unified security platform, but to also include a weapons and explosives detection platform provided by MSA Security,” said Darnell Washington, President/CEO of SecureXperts. “These solutions will continue to evolve as we ensure that today’s technology meet stringent cyber security controls and interoperability mandated by U.S. federal and enterprise commercial applications.”

For more information about CHAVE, visit http://bit.ly/CHAVEIPVIdeo

Monday, October 17, 2016

Video Analytics at the Edge a New Built-in Standard

Escalating demand for highly detailed, 24/7 video images produces colossal amounts of data, which requires extensive transmission and storage capacity as well as time-consuming monitoring and assessment. With this in mind, we have announced the roll-out of video analytics inside our cameras (at the edge) as a standard feature. By enhancing our existing and future IP cameras with this technology, we are enabling users to effortlessly search through large amounts of video data and to pinpoint the information that matters most to them.

In the next 12 months, our complete range of IP cameras as of the IP 4000 series will come fully equipped with video analytics at the edge. The starlight family will be the first to feature a full suite of 15 of our new Essential Video Analytics, starting with the DINION IP starlight 6000 fixed box and FLEXIDOME IP starlight 6000 fixed dome cameras. All top of the line IP 7000 and IP 8000 starlight cameras will come equipped with our state-of-the-art Intelligent Video Analytics, offering up to 17 different analytic possibilities.

Add sense and structure to video data
Video analytics inside of the camera create an intelligent video security system, using metadata to  add sense and structure to video data at the point of capture (at the edge) and enabling each camera to operate independently. Decentralizing intelligence in this way eliminates a single point of failure (central analytics server), meaning that if one camera or encoder fails, the system maintains full performance. With built-in (edge) analytics, each camera in the network can then interpret captured video data and alert users of potential security threats in real time based on configurable triggers.

Take appropriate action faster, easier and more efficiently
Video analytics at the edge will allow users to instantly and easily retrieve specific footage from hours of stored video. Also, by focusing on the point where data is captured and only streaming the data that is needed, network strain and storage requirements are significantly reduced. Data streamed can include all image data, or the metadata alone, depending on the specific application requirements. The end results are relevant, immediate alerts and key statistics, enhancing the accuracy of the video security system and reducing the margin of error that comes with 24/7 human live monitoring and in a much more efficient way.

Highest reliability
All Bosch video analytics algorithms are developed in-house together with the automotive division to deliver the most reliable and robust solution for automotive applications, like autonomous driving, as well as network video security solutions.

Essential Video Analytics
Small and medium businesses, large retail stores, commercial buildings and warehouses will benefit from Essential Video Analytics. This suite of video analytics delivers 15 different video analytics algorithms that can be used for smart movement detection as well as business analytics. It allows a single camera solution to be used to enforce health and safety regulations, intelligent intrusion and idle-object detection; as well as to perform crowd density assessment. It also provides useful business metrics for various applications, like retail, such as people counting and crowd density information.

Intelligent Video Analytics
Cameras equipped with Bosch’s state-of-the-art Intelligent Video Analytics have the added capacity compared to Essential Video Analytics, to deliver the highest level of accuracy for mission critical applications such as perimeter protection for airports and critical infrastructures, ship tracking and traffic monitoring. Enhanced with 17 different video analytics algorithms, Intelligent Video Analytics stands out through its ability to differentiate between genuine security events and known false triggers such as challenging environments where snow, wind, rain, water reflections and distance could make images even more difficult to interpret. This ensures that costly false alarms are minimized and enables users to focus on what is most relevant to them.

Learn more at http://bit.ly/2ehcofP

Friday, October 14, 2016

Bosch IP Cameras and Recording Solutions Integrate with the Latest Version of Software House C•CURE 9000 from Tyco Security Products

Our IP and HD cameras and recording solutions integrate seamlessly with Tyco Security Products’ C•CURE 9000 security and event management platform from Software House. With the integration, customers can monitor and control Bosch fixed and pan-tilt-zoom IP surveillance cameras and receive video analytic events within the C•CURE 9000 software to gain the additional information they need to respond accurately to system events and alarms.
“As a result of our continued partnership with Tyco Security Products, a wide range of our intelligent IP cameras and video recording solutions are supported by the latest version of C•CURE 9000, allowing mutual customers to benefit from the software’s most recent enhancements,” said Brad Eck, Integration Manager, North America, for Bosch. “This provides users with high quality IP video images and the ability to receive video analytic alerts within C•CURE 9000, helping them to more easily mitigate risk and achieve improved facility control.”
Supported cameras include Bosch panoramic cameras that provide 360-degree surveillance, fixed and moving starlight cameras for monitoring areas with low light conditions, the comprehensive portfolio of cost-effective Bosch IP 4000 and IP 5000 camera families, and more. Video analytic events received from Bosch IP cameras and displayed within the C•CURE 9000 user interface assist security personnel by alerting when pre-defined alarms, such as perimeter breaches or loitering, are triggered.

C•CURE 9000 customers can also choose from a range of certified Bosch recording solutions. These include the Bosch DIVAR IP family of devices that provide safe data storage and easy installation and Video Recording Manager from Bosch, which enables customers to easily manage large data volumes with maximum reliability and reduced costs.
“By staying current with the latest versions of our Software House C•CURE 9000 software and always receiving great support from Software House, Bosch continues to be a prominent and trusted member of the Connected Partner Program from Tyco Security Products,” said Scott McNulty, Senior Product Manager, Connected Partner Program, from Tyco Security Products. “This continued partnership is an example of our commitment to increasing value for our customers by pairing with industry-leading technologies.”
For more information about the integration of Bosch IP products with the C•CURE 9000 security and event management platform from Tyco Security Products, visit ipp.boschsecurity.com.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Celebrating Customer Service Week

We strive to foster complete satisfaction for all customers through world-class service and support. Our associates are committed to this goal and to delivering a positive experience to each customer they come in contact with. And, considering our customer service department handles more than 300 calls every weekday—that’s a lot of hard work!

So, for one week in October, we recognize these valued associates who provide that service to you. Customer Service Week is an international event created to acknowledge the importance of the people who fulfill this important role. Bosch’s theme this year was Service Champions, and we took the week to recognize that delivering excellent service is only possible with a team of dedicated professionals working together. Our associates work diligently on behalf of our customers to answer questions, provide guidance and resolve problems to provide the best possible service. 

Has one of our customer service associates acted as a service champion for you recently? Please share your experience with us by nominating that person for a shining star award - http://bit.ly/ZpRYEf - or leave your comment on our blog for all to see!