Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Bosch signs new distribution agreement with Ingram Micro

Products are available to the distributor’s channel partners in the U.S. Customers of Ingram Micro’s Physical Security business unit will now have access to our broad portfolio of products and systems for communications, video surveillance, intrusion detection and access control.

“The rapid adoption of IP-based systems is driving new opportunities for IT resellers and systems integrators to expand their offerings to include physical security  and communications solutions for their customers,” said Jeremy Hockham, President of Sales – Americas, Bosch Security Systems, Inc. “As a result of this agreement, more businesses will benefit from the unique features and reliable performance that our systems deliver; and, our channel partners will gain access to Ingram Micro’s robust training resources and vast knowledge and experience in IP technology, integration and data storage.”

The Ingram Micro Physical Security business unit makes it easier for IT resellers and traditional security dealers to transition to IP security technology, and to sell and service complete, customized video surveillance, communications, intrusion detection and access control systems. The distributor offers solutions for a number of markets, including small- and medium-sized businesses, retail, education, government, and more. Training programs include hands-on physical security workshops, boot camps and solution summits.

“Physical security is a high growth category for Ingram Micro and our channel partners that spans across many vertical market and scales from SMB to enterprise,” says Tom Burns, director, Ingram Micro Physical Security Business Unit, North America. “We’re thrilled to bring Bosch’s broad portfolio of products and systems for communications, video surveillance, intrusion detection and access control to our channel partners in the U.S. and look forward to expanding Bosch reach within the IT channel.”

Our portfolio includes affordable products for smaller applications as well as higher-performing systems to meet a range of budget and security requirements. Our solutions are designed to be integration-friendly and easily scale to address the needs of both single locations and multi-site enterprises. All products conform to high quality and reliability standards, warranted for three-years and backed by superior service and support offerings.

For more information on Bosch products and services, visit www.boschsecurity.us. To learn more about Ingram Micro, visit www.ingrammicro.com.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Free webinar on IP video for small-to-mid-sized systems - 6/5 at 2pm ET

Please join us for this free webinar hosted by Security Products magazine!

Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Time: 2:00 pm ET
Registration URL: 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 will provide tips for putting together IP video systems, covering a range of sizes and complexity.

Attend this webinar to learn about:
  • 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
The webinar will also be archived for a year on the Security Products website for those unable to attend the live event.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Bosch video technology supports perfect inauguration in the Netherlands

The last day of April 2013 was a historical date in the Netherlands. Following his mother’s abdication, Prince Willem-Alexander’s swearing-in as the new king means the country once again has a male monarch for the first time in 123 years. As a result, the program for the festivities on this Queen’s Day in Amsterdam was particularly comprehensive. However, this also posed a large challenge for Amsterdam’s police force, who had to monitor the large crowds expected around the castle on the Dam, as well as alongside the route of the celebrations. Another task, of course, was to shield the royal couple and the visitors from any attack. These concerns were justified not only because of the scale of the event, but also because of tragic incidents that occurred on Queen’s Day in the past.  

For these reasons, Amsterdam’s police looked for a partner who was able to support them in terms of video surveillance as well as monitoring the streams of visitors. They decided on the Dutch company, Connection Systems, which specializes in the video surveillance of large-scale events and freely moving crowds. Connection Systems was founded in 2000 and has been utilizing Bosch Security Systems solutions from the very beginning.  

In order to reinforce the police’s own monitoring network, 75 additional Bosch AutoDome cameras were installed in Amsterdam. These were integrated within the existing security network, and positioned six meters above ground level. In addition, the cameras were connected to 35 UPS boxes that would have maintained operations in the event of a power blackout. The installation of the surveillance system took three weeks and was ready in time for all the rehearsals necessary prior to April 30. This was to ensure that all likely risks during the event were covered, and that the police would always be in full control of the situation. 

Connection Systems decided to use Bosch cameras for two major reasons: their robust construction makes them easy to mount and dismount, and the permanent availability of Bosch’s technical support service. Frank Wagemans, Director at Connection Systems, pointed out after the ceremonies that not one event had failed in the company’s history when using this camera solution. Thus, everyone involved in the investiture on April 30 will remember the event as having been run perfectly.

For more information about Bosch AutoDome products visit http://bit.ly/107vUs7  

Friday, May 10, 2013

See Bosch at the 2013 Genetec User Conference

Our high-performance IP fixed and moving cameras integrate seamlessly with the latest versions of Omnicast and Security Center. See live integration demos at the 2013 Genetec User Conference in Chicago - May 21-23. There you'll find:
  • DINION and FLEXIDOME 1080p High Dynamic Range cameras for harshly-lit scenes 
  • DINION and FLEXIDOME 720p60 HD starlight cameras for low light conditions 
  • Intelligent IP and HD AUTODOME moving cameras that automate monitoring and object tracking 
  • Ruggedized MIC Series cameras with IP Power Supplies which survive the elements in the harshest conditions—available in standard, integrated IR and thermal models
 Learn more about the User Conference at http://www3.genetec.com/guc/index.html


Monday, May 6, 2013

Bosch + Genetec: Seamless Integration

Genetec display in the Bosch booth at ISC West

A long-term, strategic partnership has driven a deep level of integration between Bosch IP video devices and the Genetec unified security platform, Security Center, and the Omnicast Video Surveillance Solution. The integration goes beyond basic functionality to offer customers support for the unique features of Bosch IP devices, providing advanced solutions for a variety of security and public safety applications.

Genetec certifies support for edge recording, multi-streaming, and pan-tilt-zoom control for Bosch IP devices. Motion and tamper detection and Bosch’s Intelligent Video Analysis are also certified to provide joint customers with advanced notification of potential security risks. And, forensic search support enables easy investigation of recorded video for specific events.

Omnicast also supports Bosch’s Video Recording Manager (VRM) technology. VRM centrally manages direct-to-iSCSI recordings from Bosch IP cameras and encoders, distributing the load across available storage devices. The integration enables the Omnicast Archive Player to request and playback video from a Bosch camera configured on a VRM server.

Customers appreciate this depth of integration, as it gives them immediate access to the latest technology innovations and cutting-edge products from both Bosch and Genetec. This includes Bosch’s new Starlight family—the most light-sensitive megapixel cameras on the market—which are supported by the Genetec platforms.

“Through the new Integration Partner Program, we’re providing Genetec with even more dedicated resources to ensure support of Bosch video products within Security Center and Omnicast,” said Rudolf Spielberger, Head of the Integration Partner Program at Bosch. “Our partnership enables security dealers, integrators, consultants and end users to design systems with the assurance that the powerful features of Bosch IP devices will be realized within Genetec software supported. And, our companies continue to work together on the evolution of our product lines to offer even wider possibilities.”

“Genetec is excited about our ongoing technology alignment with Bosch and how it empowers us to better serve our shared customers with advanced features and functionality,” said George Maroussis, Technology Alliance Manager at Genetec. “Our strong partnership and ongoing cooperation results in highly specialized security solutions that allow users to fully leverage the power of Bosch IP technologies and Genetec software across vertical markets.”

The seamless integration between the two partners was demonstrated at ISC West 2013 with a dedicated Genetec station in the Bosch booth. Genetec is also featured in Bosch’s all-new product exhibit truck, which has started its 2013 nationwide tour in North America.

 “At ISC West in Las Vegas, at Genetec’s User Conference in Chicago, or at locations throughout the nation on our Get on Board truck, customers have and will experience the deepness of this integration first-hand,” said Brad Eck, Integration Manager for Bosch in North America. “Together with Genetec, we can offer customers the powerful security-enhancing features delivered by our joint solution.”

For more detail on supported features of Bosch devices within Genetec Security Center Unified Security Platform and Omnicast Video Surveillance Solution, visit the new Integration Partner Program portal at ipp.boschsecurity.com.