Thursday, October 10, 2013

Expanded Lenel Factory Certification

We've received Lenel factory certification for the integration of more of our IP cameras with the OnGuard® access control system v6.5 and v6.6, as well as with the Lenel Network Video Recorder 7.0 (Lenel NVR). This expanded certification enables viewing live and recorded video from more models of our IP cameras using Lenel NVR systems and controlling and configuring the cameras from within the OnGuard access control platform.
“Bosch has completed required factory testing at Lenel to validate the interface of the company’s latest IP cameras to OnGuard and the Lenel NVR,” said Gidon Lissai, Director of Strategic Alliances, Lenel. “This certification enables customers to seamlessly integrate the detailed video streams from Bosch devices with our systems, improving the level of overall facility control. We look forward to their continued involvement in the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program.”
You can choose from a variety of our fixed and PTZ IP cameras tested for certification. Fixed camera models include the popular 720p or 1080p HD DINION and FLEXIDOME cameras, the DINION IP Infrared Imager, as well as the IP 200 family cameras. Moving cameras include AUTODOME PTZ IP cameras, the MIC Series 550 with IP Power Supply, and more.
“There’s now a broader range of Bosch cameras that integrate with the offerings from Lenel—from cameras designed for well-lit indoor areas to those that deliver excellent imaging in a range of lighting and environmental conditions, outdoors or in,” said Brad Eck, Integration Manager, North America, Bosch Security Systems. “This makes it easier for integrators to install cameras that deliver the best image quality for each application, and end users benefit from better visual information about the circumstances surrounding events or alarms in the OnGuard system.”
The integration of our IP cameras with OnGuard and the Lenel NVR enables verification of system events and alarms by viewing video from our devices directly in the OnGuard user interface. With the ability to see the source of an alarm using nearby cameras, security personnel gain the information they need to respond more accurately.

The integration also allows operation of PTZ functions of our cameras and the receipt of motion, temperature sensor, and other video alarms in the OnGuard system.

For more information on the products certified for OnGuard and the Lenel NVR, visit our Integration Partner Program web portal at ipp.boschsecurity.com

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Two New VIDEOJET Decoders

With the introduction of the VIDEOJET decoder 3000 and VIDEOJET decoder 7000, we're extending our decoder family with two new solutions for streaming video from IP cameras in high quality HD onto large flat-screen monitors or monitor walls.

While providing various display options, both decoders are designed for operation without the need for an additional PC or software to decode the video signals. They support an economical update of video surveillance systems during the transition to IP technology.

The VIDEOJET decoder 3000 addresses an issue increasingly found in video systems: the use of the latest IP camera as the source, while analog technology is still being used in the viewing monitors. VIDEOJET 3000 closes this gap and enables full HD quality at the decoding stage.

The VIDEOJET decoder 3000 enables the display of H.264-encoded video at up to 60 images per second from PAL, NTSC, or HD sources over IP networks. It is capable of decoding a single HD video stream in full-screen format or up to four SD video streams simultaneously in quad-mode. Since it directly drives an HDMI display, the decoder is ideally suited for such applications as flat-screen monitors. Alternatively, it can be connected to an analog monitor via the composite video BNC output. Additionally, the decoder provides one-channel of bidirectional audio communication in parallel to the video stream.

With its optional IP Matrix license, support for an IntuiKey keyboard, as well as integration into video clients and video management systems, the VIDEOJET decoder 3000 is suited to solutions ranging from the smallest stand-alone, right up to large or distributed but centrally-controlled applications.

The VIDEOJET decoder 7000 displays high and standard definition video from cameras and encoders. In addition to features offered by the VIDEOJET decoder 3000, it can drive two HD displays directly, each with an independently configurable screen layout, and so it is particularly suitable for flat-screen monitor walls. Furthermore, any type of stream and resolution can be decoded and scaled to the desired video window with the highest degree of clarity. The simplified display of camera streams supports security personnel in focusing on video content rather than overcoming technical limitations.

The system runs on an embedded operating system, together with Monitor Wall software based on HD-capable VideoSDK 5, both of which are tailored to high-definition video decoding.

The two decoders replace their VIP-XD and VIP-XDHD predecessors. They are supported by the Bosch Integration Partner Program (IPP) and are capable of being integrated by many different systems. See also: http://ipp.boschsecurity.com

For more information on our decoders, visit http://bit.ly/19Ag3FU

Friday, October 4, 2013

Great Article on Bosch in Security Sales & Integration Magazine

Check out this Q&A with our President of Sales - Americas, Jeremy Hockham, in Security Sales & Integration magazine.

Read it at http://bit.ly/1dZYrZ1

Thursday, October 3, 2013

New DIVAR IP Recorder Family with Integrated Dynamic Transcoding Technology

The new DIVAR IP family consists of all-in-one video management systems as well as plug-and-play storage solutions designed for affordable, simple and reliable HD video recording. DIVAR IP 3000 and 7000 combine a network recorder, storage array, client workstation and integrated software, while the DIVAR IP 2000 and 6000 include a network recorder and iSCSI storage array.

The all-in-one DIVAR IP 3000/7000 appliances are equipped with Bosch Video Management Software (BMVS) and therefore offer advanced alarm processing to ensure that the most critical events are identified and managed. They also feature fully integrated support for Intelligent Video Analysis Forensic Search, which allows operators to quickly find a particular event among hours of recorded material.

The DIVAR IP 3000 supports up to 32 channels with up to 8 TB of storage, making it ideal for smaller- and medium-sized installations, such as retail, education, banking and similar applications. The DIVAR IP 7000 comes pre-licensed for 32 channels, and can be easily expanded up to 128 channels in line with growing needs. Its internal storage supports up to 16 TB of recorded video. To increase the storage capacity, the DIVAR IP 2000 and DIVAR IP 6000 video storage appliances can be added. DIVAR IP 2000 and 6000 devices are available with multiple options for storage capacity—up to 16 TB.

The all-in-one design of DIVAR IP provides a cost of ownership that is up to 45% less than other systems, and true plug-and-play operation cuts installation time nearly in half. Connect the DIVAR IP appliance and IP cameras to the network, configure using the installation wizard, and the system begins recording automatically. No special training or certification is required.

Easy video management
Smooth and instant access to high-quality surveillance video is essential, whether you are monitoring an entire chain of hotels or a single gas station. Moreover, users have come to expect the same degree of comfort and performance when away from the office or control center. With the launch of the four new DIVAR IP video recorders, we're responding to these needs and offering simple yet scalable storage solutions and all-in-one solutions for small-to-large-sized security systems.

All DIVAR IP recorders enable recording, viewing, and export of high-definition and standard definition resolutions, while streams are displayed in 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratios simultaneously. The recorded videos can be viewed and managed, depending on the model, using a remote operating client, an integrated operating client or a built-in web application.

Instant access to HD video scenes from anywhere is possible thanks to our revolutionary Dynamic Transcoding Technology. This technology enables high-resolution live video streaming and playback even over limited bandwidth connections, adapting the image quality to the available bandwidth. This applies, for example, for 3G areas with limited reception as well as Wi-Fi connections with constantly changing throughput. The Bosch Video Security app allows HD video to be viewed on an iPad or iPhone from any location.

Finally, all four of the new DIVAR IP recorders are ONVIF-conformant and thus integrate seamlessly with a wide range of security software and hardware solutions from Bosch, such as BVMS, the IP 2000, IP 5000, and AUTODOME cameras, as well as those of third-party providers. This is backed by the Integration Partner Program, which gives developers immediate access to software development tools to easily integrate Bosch products with third-party systems. Further details of this program are available from ipp.boschsecurity.com.

More information on DIVAR IP is available at http://bit.ly/18SuPvi

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

New IP 5000 Camera Family

With the introduction of the new IP 5000 HD and MP camera family, featuring resolutions as high as 5 MP, we're offering high-performance technology for a wide range of typical surveillance needs. By the end of 2013, this series will consist of 13 cameras in four different designs – microdome, bullet, indoor, and outdoor domes – that offer a number of resolutions to cater to varying image detail requirements, while also supporting SD card storage. The various options for outdoor installation include vandal resistance, water- and dust-proof enclosures, as well as IR LEDs for night-time monitoring. In addition, varifocal lenses simplify the adjustment of the field of view.

The new cameras incorporate two special bandwidth reduction technologies. Intelligent Dynamic Noise Reduction (iDNR) adapts the degree of noise reduction in real time based on an analysis of the contents of the scene. This can reduce bandwidth by up to 50% when no motion is present, but as soon as an important object is detected, the bandwidth increases to capture maximum detail. Bandwidth is further reduced by way of area-based encoding that enables compression parameters to be set for up to eight user-definable regions. This means the less interesting regions are more highly compressed, leaving more bandwidth available for the important parts of the scene.

Furthermore, two regions of interest can be selected and controlled by remote electronic pan, tilt and zoom (e-PTZ). The combination of these special streams with the main stream allows for a closer inspection of details while retaining situational awareness.

Additional features include Wide Dynamic Range (WDR), privacy masking, audio capability, and an operational temperature range from as low as -22 to +122 degrees Fahrenheit. The cameras are supplied with Bosch Video Client PC software that features a user-friendly interface to support simple installation and configuration. It provides live viewing of multiple cameras, playback, forensic search, and the export of data.

Finally, an app, available free of charge from the App Store, enables access to HD surveillance images on an iPad or iPhone from anywhere, even over low-bandwidth connections. 
“Our Video Security app gives you complete control of all your cameras, from panning and tilting, to zoom and focus functions,” explains Ian Crosby, Head of Product Management. “It’s like taking your control room with you.”
The new cameras seamlessly integrate with a wide range of security software and recording solutions from Bosch as well as from other third-party providers, since they are ONVIF conformant. They are also supported by the Integration Partner Program, which gives partners immediate access to online tools for easy integration. Further details of the Bosch Integration Partner Program are available at ipp.boschsecurity.com

The new camera range will be available from October 2013 onwards. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/17owwQN

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Partnership with OnSSI Delivers More Integration Possibilities

The strategic partnership between Bosch and OnSSI is driving greater integration capabilities between our IP video devices and the Ocularis IP video surveillance and security platform. As a result, Ocularis v3.6 now supports edge recording and new high definition cameras from Bosch. 
“Mutual customers will benefit from our unique camera technology that dynamically tunes image processing to deliver the best video quality while also lowering bandwidth and storage requirements,” said Rudolf Spielberger, Head of the Integration Partner Program at Bosch. “Combining this advanced level of image detail with the event fusion capabilities of the Ocularis platform enables end users to more easily validate alerts and more efficiently handle security risks.”
Powerful video management
As an integrated video and event management platform, Ocularis' workflow provides a collaborative environment in which video and alerts from across an organization are converted into meaningful events for shared handling. The platform can scale from single site installations up to multi-site applications with an unlimited number of cameras. Ocularis offers scalability without penalty; with more devices, the per camera cost decreases.

Reliable performance
Ocularis v3.6 now supports the on-board storage capabilities of Bosch IP cameras. This can ensure uninterrupted video recording in the event of a network or server failure. For additional protection of video data, the Ocularis system can also communicate independent of the server after devices have been authenticated. This provides continued access to video streams even in the event of a server outage.

Reduced bandwidth requirements
With the addition of the latest HD cameras from Bosch, mutual customers can take advantage of intelligent Dynamic Noise Reduction technology, which actively analyzes the contents of a scene to reduce bandwidth and storage requirements. Combining this unparalleled technology with solutions from OnSSI, such as the Ocularis Media Server, provides greater flexibility for viewing detailed, high resolution video even over low-speed connections.
“Strategic partnerships between best-in-breed technology manufacturers like Bosch and OnSSI continue to improve the security offerings available to users,” said Ken LaMarca, VP of Sales, OnSSI. “The capabilities of Ocularis leverage the excellent image quality and storage capabilities of the Bosch IP cameras, to the benefit of our customers.”
“Customers will gain even more value in the future as Bosch and OnSSI further the partnership with ongoing technical collaboration,” continued Spielberger.
Additional Bosch features currently supported by the Ocularis platform include tamper and motion detection, multi-streaming and H.264 compression.

For more information, visit the Integration Partner Program web portal at ipp.boschsecurity.com or go to www.onssi.com/support/supported-devices.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Streaming Networks partnership to significantly expand license plate recognition integration capabilities

Our new partnership with Streaming Networks will deliver integrated license plate recognition functionality within the Video Management System (VMS) v4.5.

Streaming Networks’ iRecord License Plate LPR-100 reads retro-reflective license plates found in the U.S. and Canada. It is powered by the company’s optical character recognition (OCR) engine, allowing it to accurately read plates even when they are improperly aligned, partially hidden by plate frames or have vertically stacked characters. When paired with our license plate capture cameras—such as the DINION capture product family—the system delivers consistent, high-quality images of vehicle license plates even in low-light conditions or when headlight or sun glare are present.
“Streaming Networks optical character recognition is focused on assisting customers in tackling real-world security and surveillance issues, such as reading license plates under challenging conditions. We are excited to partner with Bosch to deliver this cutting-edge OCR solution to global customers,” says Ayub Khan, CEO Streaming Networks, Santa Clara, CA.
You can now view the iRecord License Plate LPR-100 device page in the main VMS window, as just another local edge storage device. This integration makes it easier to access license plate data, which can help to enhance security around perimeters, improve parking management and toll collection and assist with other similar needs.
“The open availability of our integration tools enables partners to leverage our products to create unique solutions that meet a specific market need,” said Brad Eck, Integration Manager, North America, Bosch Security Systems, Inc., “We look forward to furthering the partnership with Streaming Networks to provide our mutual customers with greater capabilities for gathering vehicle information that can help mitigate risk and improve overall security.”
With our VMS, operators know instantly what is happening in the entire organization. It reduces the complexity of video management, allowing personnel to operate more efficiently and effectively. It can support configurations ranging from a single standalone system to multi-site large-scale enterprise applications with an unlimited number of cameras.

For more information on our VMS, visit http://bit.ly/1fQxWnU. For more information on Streaming Networks’ iRecord License Plate LPR-100, visit www.streaming-networks.com.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

New 960H Video Products

We're launching a new portfolio of 960H products that capture more pixels per target object for a maximum sensor resolution of 720 TVL – the highest available for the PAL and NTSC standard. With cameras, lenses, digital video recorders and monitors, we're providing a complete end-to-end 960H surveillance solution for every analog application. The portfolio includes affordable products for smaller applications as well as higher-performing systems to meet a range of budget and imaging requirements.

960H image sensors serve as the bridge between standard resolution and high definition solutions. Ideal for capturing fine scene details, they are capable of producing video images with 30 percent higher resolution than previous generation analog sensors. Customers can choose a complete 960H solution from Bosch or integrate the products into existing systems to capture greater detail.
“There is an enormous amount of analog video infrastructure throughout the world, and new systems continue to be installed every day,” said Tom Verest, product manager, Bosch Security Systems. “With a full portfolio of 960H products, we’re enabling current customers to easily enhance their systems, while giving new customers the best in analog image quality.”
Cameras in the 960H portfolio include new DINION 4000 AN and DINION 5000 AN and FLEXIDOME 5000 AN models that deliver the best analog image quality and popular features, such as Bilinx technology for verifying camera status, changing settings and performing other functions over the video cable. The bullet 4000 AN family is the most complete 960H bullet camera range with solutions for all distances, and the affordable and stylish micro 1000 AN and FLEXIDOME micro 1000 AN cameras offer discrete designs. In addition, a wide range of indoor and outdoor AUTODOME cameras provide the most cost-effective 960H moving camera solution on the market.

The new digital recorders, the DIVAR family of four-, eight- and 16-channel recorders, deliver the full benefits of the latest 960H high-resolution cameras. DIVAR can capture and display images in full 960H resolution at rates up to 30 frames per second on all channels. DIVAR also supports recording in CIF, 2CIF and 4CIF resolutions. The DIVAR family takes advantage of the latest H.264 video and G.711 audio compression technology to reduce bandwidth and storage requirements while delivering superb image and audio quality.

The recorders are reliable systems that are easy to set up with intuitive configuration wizards for true plug-and-play installation. Operation is also simple with the familiar Bosch user interface. You can view images from any location with the included client software, a web browser or apps compatible with a range of mobile devices.

Rounding out the portfolio, our UML family of LED 960H monitors deliver the most accurate and consistent image reproduction. They are designed specifically for security cameras and provide high color saturation.

The complete range of 960H video system products conform to the same high quality and reliability standards as the rest of our product portfolio. They are guaranteed with a three-year warranty and backed by our superior customer service and support offerings.

Learn more about Bosch 960H at http://bit.ly/1a3w7Di

Friday, August 30, 2013

Free Webinar on the Integration of Bosch IP Video Devices with XProtect from Milestone Systems



Please join Bosch Integration Manager, Brad Eck and Doug Brainard, Associate Product Marketing Manager, on Wednesday, September 11 at 1:30 pm ET for a webinar on the integration of Bosch IP video devices within the XProtect IP Video Management Software from Milestone Systems.

The webinar will cover the features and capabilities of Bosch IP video devices supported by XProtect and how the unique technology offerings from both providers combine to deliver maximum benefit to the end user.

Date: Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Time: 1:30 – 2:30 pm ET
If the registration page appears in German, please click the link on the top right of the screen for English

Note: Once you have registered for the webinar, you will receive an email message confirming your registration. This message will provide the information you need to join the webinar and allow you to add it to your calendar.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

New Wireless Peripherals for Bosch Control Panels

The RADION series of wireless peripherals for Bosch control panels meets the needs of residential and small commercial applications and easily scales to larger installations with the addition of one or more repeaters to increase the range.

RADION provides superior reliability. It operates within the 433 megahertz (MHz) band, allowing for higher transmission power and better penetration through building materials. Repeaters can be used to improve communication in difficult areas and to increase design flexibility. Devices feature exceptional battery life for dependable operation for years to come.

Designed to work seamlessly with the latest generation of Bosch control panels, RADION offers easy installation and maintenance. Using any control panel keypad, the technician can simply enter the RFID of the device to enroll it in the system. Alternately, the technician can enter the wireless configuration menu and install batteries in the wireless devices to initiate automatic device registration. Diagnostics are also available from any keypad or via remote programming software for simplified maintenance. Remote device enrollment, configuration, and diagnostics help to reduce costly site visits and make technicians more efficient in the field.

RADION receivers seamlessly integrate a wide range of transmitters into a wireless network with Bosch control panels. The complete line of peripherals helps RADION meet the needs of virtually any application requirement.
  • Motion detectors include pet-friendly PIR and TriTech models
  • Two- and four-button keyfobs enable system arming and disarming with the option to program custom functions
  • Portable panic buttons feature one or two buttons to reduce false activations
  • Surface mount and recessed options are available for Door Window Contacts
  • Universal Transmitters monitor doors, windows and other dry contacts 
  • Other specialty transmitters include smoke and glass break detectors as well as bill traps
Click here for more information on the RADION series of wireless peripherals.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Check out our New Website

We're making it easier for you to find the information you need online. The Bosch website – www.boschsecurity.us – has been completely redesigned and now offers simpler navigation to the product, solution, and technical information that you require.

The new site features resources to support you as you create, support and maintain top quality security installations. These include online tools for system design, product selection and configuration, as well as technical articles and video tutorials, web-based training, vertical market solution examples and much more.
“We have combined direct feedback from customers and the experience and knowledge of our web development and product expert teams to create an online resource that provides more value to the industry,” said Daniel Gundlach, Vice President of Marketing – Americas. “The website delivers faster access to the technical and educational information that can help security dealers, integrators, distributors and consultants in their efforts to win new opportunities and achieve business growth.”
Experience the new Bosch website today at www.boschsecurity.us

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

New micro 2000 IP and FLEXIDOME micro 2000 IP cameras

With the introduction of the micro 2000 IP cameras and FLEXIDOME micro 2000 IP cameras, we're once again expanding our successful network video systems portfolio. Wherever there is a need for a good product, at an affordable price, for a broad range of applications, micro 2000 IP cameras and FLEXIDOME micro 2000 IP cameras are the ideal solution. Providing detailed images, the cameras are specifically designed for indoor areas with stable lighting, and their stylish design sets them apart. They come in two different versions, a microbox and microdome design.

These cameras are fully featured. The latest sensors and image processing technology from the professional security industry have been optimized for small business surveillance. “The micro 2000 IP cameras and FLEXIDOME micro 2000 IP cameras offer quality images for a broad range of applications,” explains Ian Crosby, Head of Product Management at Bosch Security Systems. “These new cameras provide the highest level of detail to match both your application and your budget. This makes them ideally suited for small- to medium-sized installations, like private homes or retail stores.”

Both cameras are designed as complete networked video systems. They include a Dropbox application for remote storage of recorded activity, while also benefiting from reduced bandwidth and storage requirements—up to 50 percent less in static scenes—due to intelligent Dynamic Noise Reduction. Furthermore, the Video Client PC software and the Live Viewer app from Bosch are available free of charge for reviewing live and recorded video on a PC or mobile device from any location with Internet access.

The micro 2000 IP cameras and FLEXIDOME micro 2000 IP cameras are ONVIF conformant and compatible with software and storage solutions from third-party providers. This is supported by the Integration Partner Program, which gives partners immediate access to online tools for easy integration. Further details on the Bosch Integration Partner Program are available at ipp.boschsecurity.com

Finally, the Bosch guarantee of quality and a three-year advance exchange warranty, bring complete peace of mind. Installation, set-up, and operation are easily performed, plus minimal servicing and intuitive menu-driven interfaces keep costs and time to a minimum. These products are part of our Advantage Line family, which offers products for smaller installations.

For more information, visit http://bit.ly/154TJC0

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

New 960H Microdome and Bullet Cameras

We've added the bullet 2000 AN, the bullet 4000 AN family, and the FLEXIDOME micro 1000 AN to our portfolio of analog cameras. These new 960H cameras capture more pixels per target object for a maximum sensor resolution of 720 TVL – the highest available for the PAL and NTSC standard. Ideal for capturing fine scene details, they are capable of producing video images with 30% higher resolution than previous generation analog sensors.

FLEXIDOME micro 1000 AN is ideal for indoor surveillance in well-lit daytime or fixed-lighting environments. The camera’s discreet microdome enclosure houses a 2.5 mm fixed wide-angle lens that enables object recognition at distances up to 35 feet. Digital wide dynamic range compensates for scenes with both bright and dark areas, such as where sunlight or window reflections are present.

The new bullet cameras feature vandal and water resistant IP66-rated designs that ensure reliable surveillance in a variety of indoor and outdoor environments.
  • bullet 2000 AN is a true day/night 3.6 mm fixed lens camera exclusively available through the Advantage Line by Bosch
  • bullet 4000 AN IR is available with either a 2.8 to 12 mm or 9 to 22 mm varifocal lens and integrated infrared LEDs that provide up to 200 feet of night vision
  • bullet 4000 AN WDR ensures the best image performance under high contrast lighting conditions and features 10 infrared LEDs that provide up to 330 feet of clear nighttime performance. Special LED lenses significantly improve the light performance at the sides and corners of the image
  • traffic 4000 AN IR is a license plate recognition camera that offers excellent resolution in low light conditions. This integrated IR camera provides up to 92 feet of night vision
The microdome and bullet cameras are easy to install and conform to our high quality and reliability standards, warranted for three-years and backed by our superior service and support offerings.

Learn more about the new cameras at http://bit.ly/15fyBwh

Monday, July 22, 2013

Bosch Engineer Recognized as an Important Inventor

Thousands of patents are registered every year at Bosch. In 2012 alone, the number reached 4,800 worldwide, and this year, The Bosch Group recognized 18 of the company’s inventors throughout history. William DiPoala, Principal Development Engineer – Sensors for Bosch Security Systems is included in this prestigious group of individuals alongside Robert Bosch and the inventor of the high-voltage magneto ignition system!

William DiPoala’s inventions have earned him 24 patents in the U.S. Most notably, DiPoala invented the technology that enables motion detectors to distinguish between people and animals. His other inventions include intrusion detectors equipped with microwave Doppler radar and infrared sensors.

“With more than nine percent of sales invested in research and development, Bosch has a very strong foundation for innovation,” said Falk Hermann, Vice President – Intrusion Systems Business Unit, Bosch Security Systems. “Bosch products are truly ‘Invented for life’ and William’s work has helped to improve security for home and business owners worldwide while decreasing false alarms—a major benefit for our customers and a significant step forward for our industry.”

Bosch detectors feature a variety of innovative technologies to deliver excellent catch performance while virtually eliminating false alarms. In addition, their self-locking, two piece enclosure, integrated bubble level and removable terminal strip in the base make installation easy,  reducing mounting time to mere seconds. With a broad portfolio of available models, including pet-friendly versions, Bosch detectors fit a wide range of application types and customer requirements.  

To learn more about Bosch detectors, click here
To see more inventors from The Bosch Group, click here

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

New DINION and FLEXIDOME 960H Cameras

We've added the DINION 4000 AN and DINION 5000 AN and FLEXIDOME 5000 AN families to our portfolio of analog cameras. These new 960H cameras capture more pixels per target object for a maximum sensor resolution of 720 TVL – the highest available for the PAL and NTSC standard. Ideal for capturing fine scene details, they are capable of producing video images with 30% higher resolution than previous generation analog sensors.

DINION 4000 AN cameras offer excellent resolution in variable lighting conditions day or night. Backlight and highlight compensation features optimize image visibility in high-contrast areas, such as those with a bright background or with strong light sources. Depending on the available light, the true day/night model automatically switches from color to monochrome using a mechanical IR filter. In addition, all cameras in the DINION 4000 AN family feature digital noise reduction technology to produce crisper and clearer surveillance images.

DINION and FLEXIDOME 5000 AN day/night cameras deliver highly-accurate color reproduction even under harsh lighting conditions. Their wide dynamic range captures more detail in both highlights and shadows, and advanced processing technology analyzes each pixel to produce the best images of scenes with difficult lighting. In addition, Smart Backlight Compensation automatically optimizes light levels for objects of interest in scenes with a bright background.

DINION and FLEXIDOME 5000 AN cameras are also very easy to install with a lens wizard that ensures accurate back-focusing for sharp images at all times with no special tools or filters required. Multiple lens options provide a range of coverage options. In addition, six pre-programmed operating modes support common applications and are also fully programmable to produce the best image for the specific environment. Bilinx technology enables the technician to verify camera status, change settings and even update firmware over the video cable. Bilinx reduces service and installation time, provides for more accurate set-up and adjustments, and improves overall performance.

With a cast-aluminum, polycarbonate enclosure and hardened inner liner, FLEXIDOME 5000 AN cameras are IK10-rated to withstand the equivalent of 120 pounds of force. The cameras are protected against water and dust to IP66 and NEMA 4X standards, making them suitable for indoor or outdoor environments. A high efficiency power supply also improves operating temperature range to -22 to +131 degrees Fahrenheit.

For more information, visit http://bit.ly/18jTACX

Monday, July 8, 2013

New AUTODOME 7000 Family with Intelligent Tracking Technology

We've introduced the AUTODOME 7000 family of PTZ cameras with intelligent features that are a major asset to security surveillance. AUTODOME 7000 outperforms other moving cameras to provide a powerful, automated monitoring system that ensures security risks are not missed.

Embedded IVA software automatically processes video signals and alerts operators to security risks. A single AUTODOME PTZ camera can analyze up to 10 different scenes for loitering, line crossing and other criteria. Customizable to address your specific concerns, IVA enables earlier threat detection and improved overall security.

Our unique Intelligent Tracking technology uses advanced flow detection algorithms to monitor scenes for motion and to automatically track objects.  You can define conditions that will instantly activate tracking—such as a vehicle moving through an area in a specific direction. Operators can also trigger tracking by clicking on a moving target within live video to prompt the camera to keep it in the scene. The camera dynamically re-tunes zoom settings to capture the most useful, highly-detailed images of objects of interest as they move through the camera’s field of view.

AUTODOME 7000 family sets a new benchmark for intelligent tracking algorithms, as it resumes following a target after it passes behind a privacy mask or if it is temporarily concealed by a stationary object—even when swaying trees or other background noise is present. AUTODOME continuously tracks the target when it reappears or if motion is detected along the same trajectory—ensuring activities are always captured.

AUTODOME 7000 brings imaging to the next level with improved sharpness, more accurate color reproduction, and more detailed low-light images. The standard definition IP camera offers 28x or 36x zoom, and the HD camera delivers 1080p resolution, 30 images per second (IPS) and 20x zoom. The HD camera also supports high-speed 720p resolution at 60 IPS for capturing fine details of fast-moving objects in traffic and city surveillance, gaming centers, toll plazas, gas stations and similar applications.

Designed using our latest firmware release CPP4, the camera supports quad-streaming to perform live monitoring and recording using up to four independently-configurable streams. While you can record and monitor in HD resolution, the camera can also deliver reduced resolutions for bandwidth-friendly remote viewing. The new firmware provides a common software platform for many of our IP camera models, making it easier to install and maintain Bosch systems.

The cameras also support edge recording in combination with central storage for dependable performance. With up to two terabytes of storage via SDXC or 32 gigabytes with SDHC, the cards can be used for short-term or local alarm recording.

AUTODOME 7000 is simple to use and install. It comes with five pre-configured settings for capturing optimal image quality in the most common applications and 256 preset positions for viewing critical monitoring areas at the touch of a button. Pre-terminated, color-coded wiring and a quick-connect system between the camera and mount make AUTODOMES faster and simpler to install than other PTZ domes. And, a fiber optic kit includes a unique media converter module installed directly into the power supply box.

Our IP standard- and high-definition cameras, encoders and analytics work seamlessly with a wide range of security software and recording solutions from Bosch and other video management system providers. This is backed by ONVIF conformance and the Integration Partner Program, which gives developers immediate access to software development tools to easily integrate our products with third-party systems.

AUTODOME 7000 family includes indoor and outdoor dome cameras with an extended operating temperature range of -40 to +131 degrees Fahrenheit (-40 to +55 degrees Celsius). Their tamper-resistant aluminum housing is rated to IP66 and NEMA4X for uncompromised functionality even in most dusty or wet environments—ensuring years of reliable performance. In addition, AUTODOME’s power supply design supports simultaneous use of 24VAC and High Power over Ethernet (HPoE) for continuous coverage. If one power source fails, the other takes over seamlessly without going through a reboot cycle.

The new cameras will replace the AutoDome 800 HD and AutoDome 700 IP cameras and add an option for an in-ceiling HD dome camera to the line. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/123Hl54











Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Did you miss our webinar on IP video for small-to-mid-sized systems? The archived version is now available.

View the webinar at - http://bit.ly/16m4cix

Webinar Summary
With declining prices and rapid technology advancement, IP video surveillance is experiencing remarkable growth. The possibilities for system design are nearly endless with a wide range of available HD cameras and numerous options for recording, viewing and managing video—including access via mobile devices.
Looking for advice on ways to design systems that will meet the specific needs and requirements of the end user? This webinar provides tips for putting together IP video systems for a range of sizes and complexity. It covers:
  • Combining IP cameras with on-board storage and free viewing software for simple, affordable surveillance
  • Using mobile devices for high resolution video playback within limited bandwidth connections
  • Choosing plug and play video management with appliances that feature a complete “system-in-a-box” design
  • Recording video direct to iSCSI storage to eliminate the need for network video recorders

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Need help? Our video systems phone-based tech support has hold times less than a minute



Getting you the answers you need when you need them! Over the last three years, we’ve made a number of improvements to our technical support offerings—all with the goal of getting you the information you need quickly and in the way that works best for you.

·         Our global technical support database has articles, tips and solutions for common support requests. It’s available online or can be downloaded to a laptop - http://ow.ly/8kv2A
·         Video tutorials walk you through set-up and programming of common products - http://www.youtube.com/user/BoschTS2GO
·         Our technical support portal has product documentation, online tools, FAQs and more - http://ow.ly/8kukm
·         Our expanded tech support team provides more rapid handling of phone-based support requests

By making technical information easily accessible, we’re able to address your needs faster. In fact, our phone-based technical support for our video systems portfolio has been experiencing its lowest hold times ever—less than one minute!

Tell us how these improvements have helped you. Email us at technical.support@us.bosch.com or post a comment here.