Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Check out the MIC IP 7000 HD Camera at the 2015 Power Grid Resilience Summit

At the 2015 Power Grid Resilience Summit, September 1-3 in San Diego, security consultancy, The Security Oracle, Inc. (TSO), will display a MIC IP 7000 HD ruggedized PTZ camera as a part of a suite of technology that comprises its Remotely Controlled Active Defense and Denial System (RCADS™).

In June 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. "RCADS™ is a patent pending force-multiplying system that enables grid-connected owners and operators to effectively and affordably comply with NERC CIP 014," says Charles Butler, CPP, CEO, TSO, Inc., and former EEI Security Committee Member. "This Threat-Based Systems Approach transforms current passive grid security into an affordable active defense and denial physical protection system that will 'Protect Against Attacks' as required."

When a threat is detected, RCADS™ can be used to remotely intercept and overpower an adversary with safe, yet debilitating light and sound beams from the safety of a security operations center prior to any significant damage occurring to site infrastructure. As a result, local law enforcement or security forces will have far more time to respond and successfully interdict the adversary.

"The MIC IP 7000 HD ruggedized PTZ was specifically selected due to its exceptionally quick and pin-point accurate slew-to-cue and long range visual object acquisition capabilities," said Lloyd Uliana, Business Development Engineer for Bosch. "Its extensive use in extreme operational environments, its integration with Safety Dynamics, Inc.'s SENTRI Gunshot Detection and Localization Platform, and its pending cryptographic technology developed by SecureXperts, Inc., that makes the camera resilient against cyber attack, ensure that the MIC IP 7000 HD is the ideal imaging platform for the protection of critical infrastructure in high risk environments."

Do you oversee strategy for critical infrastructure protection / emergency response for your organization and want to learn more? Contact Lloyd Uliana ( at Bosch for a complimentary delegate pass to the Power Grid Resilience Summit.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Integrating Control Panels with Z-Wave Devices

Our Z-Wave Home Control Gateway allows you to connect B Series and new G Series Control Panels with Z-Wave devices – including lighting controls, door locks, temperature sensors, and more – for home automation and remote monitoring capabilities.

Integrating B Series and G Series Control Panels with Z-Wave devices enables connected systems that give users customized control over security, lighting, heating, cooling and more. Programming possibilities can include automatically arming the security system when an exterior door is locked or disarming the system when the door is unlocked. When a user leaves home, tapping an “Away” button on a smartphone could also trigger the doors to lock, the security system to arm, interior lights to turn off and the thermostat to adjust to conserve energy and reduce costs. These are just a few of the options available for effortless home control, as the intuitive wizard makes it easy to program trigger- or schedule-based automation.

A web interface provides access to a system dashboard and home control via an iOS or Android smartphone or other Internet-enabled device. The gateway connects via a Wi-Fi router, broadband modem or wired gateway. Video and other system data is stored in the cloud with the gateways’ service plan, reducing hardware costs and providing easy, reliable retrieval of information.

The Z-Wave Home Control Gateway is compatible with the B5512, B4512 and B3512 as well as the B9512G and B8512G intrusion control panels. These panels are modern Internet appliances with built-in IP communication, free apps for mobile operation and Bosch IP camera integration capabilities.

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Friday, August 14, 2015

New AUTODOME IP 4000 and IP 5000 Cameras

With the launch of the new AUTODOME IP 4000 and AUTODOME IP 5000 models, we're extending our family of PTZ cameras. These cameras help to locate, track and zoom in on details providing relevant information that enables operators to react instantly and make accurate decisions.
They add precise identification of objects of interest over large distances and hands-on control to all kinds of video surveillance solutions. Typical applications are large retail stores, shopping malls, convention centers and casinos where it is of utmost importance that security personnel are enabled to clearly see what is happening and to react instantly to suspicious situations.

Complete range to meet every need and budget
The AUTODOME IP family offers a comprehensive range of PTZ cameras, ranging from the AUTODOME IP 4000 HD indoor model right up to high end models such as the AUTODOME IP starlight 7000 HD which includes IVA technology as standard. All models are available in 720p or full HD 1080p resolution. The AUTODOME IP 4000 HD camera, with its discreet dome housing, is designed to perfectly blend into the interior design of various applications and can identify objects of interest up to 95 meters away in full HD, thanks to its 12x optical zoom capabilities. When there is a need to cover a larger area both indoor and outdoor, the AUTODOME IP 5000 HD is ideal. Full pan and tilt control with the 30x optical zoom capabilities enable identification of objects of interest up to 190 meters away in full HD. For low light conditions, the AUTODOME IP 5000 IR camera ensures visibility up to 150 meters even in complete darkness. Its built-in intelligent IR beam ensures optimum illumination of objects regardless of the level of zoom. With superior privacy masking, the AUTODOME IP 5000 models safeguard the privacy of individuals when monitoring public spaces.

Built-in intelligence ensuring perfect exposure and lowest network strain
The AUTODOME IP cameras feature Intelligent Defog to considerably improve the camera's visibility when viewing foggy or other low contrast scenes. Intelligent Dynamic Noise Reduction reduces bitrates by up to 50 percent to significantly reduce storage costs and network strain. Since excess noise is reduced at the source during image capture, the lower bitrates do not compromise the video quality. Local storage inside the camera further enhances network performance by compensating for short network outages, ensuring that video data is continuously available in Video Recording Manager (VRM) systems.

Since security managers cannot be in the control room all the time, the AUTODOME IP cameras fully support Dynamic Transcoding technology, which – in combination with the Video Security app – provides 24/7 remote access to camera controls, live video streams, recordings and HD images from anywhere, regardless of available bandwidth. That is because Dynamic Transcoding automatically adjusts the bitrate to the available bandwidth to ensure smooth video streaming; when the video is paused at an incident, a full HD still image is shown instantly. To gain all benefits of Dynamic Transcoding, simply expand the IP video surveillance system with either a DIVAR IP recording solution or the VIDEOJET XTC.

Our IP standard-definition and high-definition cameras, encoders and analytics work seamlessly with a wide range of security software and recording solutions. This is backed by ONVIF conformance and the Integration Partner Program (IPP), which gives developers immediate access to software development tools to easily integrate Bosch products with third-party systems. Further details of the Bosch Integration Partner Program are available at

More details on the AUTODOME IP 4000 and AUTODOME IP 5000 cameras are available at

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Webinar on Cloud-based Services from Bosch and MKS Integration

Our cloud-based video monitoring services are now integrated with the MKS Central Station platform! Learn more about this on a webinar hosted by MKS.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET
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With no up-front costs or special hardware to buy, these services have been designed to allow MKS customers to easily and inexpensively add, or expand, video monitoring services to their operations.

What can you expect to learn?
  • Why to consider video monitoring services
  • How the cloud minimizes and simplifies services
  • How to create value for dealers and end-users
  • How the Cloud-based Services from Bosch integrate with MKS
  • How to set up a test for your central station
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Integration of Cloud-based Video Monitoring Services with MKS Central Station Platform

MKS and Bosch have successfully integrated the MKS (Micro Key Solutions) Central Station platform and the full range of our cloud-based video monitoring services.

This integration fully enables MKS-powered monitoring centers to leverage our cloud services, which include Video Verification, 24/7 Live Intervention, Virtual Guard,Virtual Escort, and Virtual Assistant.

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