Friday, June 30, 2017

Get Easy Access to Training

Our new center in Ontario, California, provides easy
access to hands-on training for customers on the West Coast.
Did you know Bosch has six training centers across the nation to make it easy for you to get trained and certified on our products?

Our newest location in Ontario, California opened this spring and will host trainings on the Bosch Video Management System, B and G Series Control Panels, and on our communications systems throughout the summer and fall.

You can also find these and other courses at our training facilities in Burnsville, MN, Fairport, NY, Greenville, SC, Lancaster, PA, and Lincoln, NE.

Find a course schedule and descriptions at http://bit.ly/2sm4Tuh





Wednesday, June 7, 2017

No Smoke without Fire: MIC IP Cameras Keep a Watchful Eye above the Canopy of Poland’s Czarne Forests

As the “lungs of the earth”, forests play the crucial role of cleaning the ever-growing emissions produced by human industry. Once a forest fire strikes, timing is vital to bring it under control. Unfortunately, such blazes are usually only detected once they have already spread over a large area. To ensure the timely detection of smoke, the forest inspectorate of Poland’s densely forested Czarne Człuchowskie district turned to Bosch for modern, IP-based cameras.

Full 360º situational awareness Thanks to their full 360º rotation pan and 290º tilt control, two Bosch MIC IP 7000 cameras are all that is required to cover the district’s entire 25,000 hectares of forest for signs of fire. Both cameras display clear images in conjunction with precise coordinates. Once smoke is spotted by surveillance staff, a 30x optical zoom lens enables confirmation of a fire. This ensures a timely response to a blaze, thus greatly limiting damage.

High definition, weather-proof imaging
The camera units, mounted on special 60-meter-high fire masts, provide full awareness even in the most extreme weather conditions, and thanks to rugged housings can operate in temperatures as low as -40°C or as high as +60°C. With a High Dynamic Range (HDR) of 120 dB, the cameras can provide detailed images of both bright and dark areas.

High winds are particularly challenging and can distort images. That’s why the Bosch MIC IP 7000 camera incorporates an image stabilization algorithm, which ensures reliable images, and is engineered to withstand high-impact or continuous low-frequency vibration.

To learn more about MIC IP 7000 cameras, visit http://bit.ly/2sgFvp8

Monday, June 5, 2017

BVMS 7.5 Enhances Forensic Capabilities and Openness

BVMS 7.5 will empower security operators to faster and more efficiently review video footage while increasing openness for storage.

Security operators are often challenged to quickly and efficiently review and collect video footage for incidents. With BVMS 7.5 playback performance is improved when operators are browsing through recorded video at high speed by skipping the rendering of frames, which are not visible to the human eye.

Additionally, BVMS 7.5 includes forensic search as a standard free-of-charge functionality, allowing operators to scan through huge recording databases for a specific event within seconds. The rules for the search are easily defined via a graphical user interface and can be changed even after an event. 

BVMS 7.5 has also further increased the openness of its system to allow for easy integration of third-party software and devices. Following the announcement of Bosch’s collaboration with Sony, BVMS 7.5 is now compatible with the latest generation of Sony cameras and storage devices from third parties can be more easily connected. Furthermore, the OPC (Open Platform Communications) server has been expanded making it easier for Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) Systems to control BVMS.

Finally, communication between the Operator Client and other system components can be exchanged through a single, secure and open channel, making it easier for system integrators to configure the system for remote secure access, using standard internet connections.

Learn more about BVMS 7.5 at http://bit.ly/2sa1eyI