Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Visit Bosch at ITS World Congress

Are you headed to Montreal at the end of the month? Make sure to visit Bosch at booth #2415 at the ITS World Congress!

We’ll be showing solutions for:
  • Traffic monitoring with NEMA-TS2 certified cameras that are designed to withstand harsh conditions and deliver the highest image quality in a range of lighting conditions
  • Analyzing traffic data with cameras featuring built-in video analytics that can help gather statistics on road usage and vehicle speed
  • Bridges and tunnels with thermal solutions for early detection of events and communication systems for mass notification and radio dispatch
  • Smart parking with options for license plate recognition from Intelligent Security Systems as well as through the Bosch Video Management System
We’ll also showcase integrations with partners, including Industrial ENET and MG Squared, offering mounts designed for the demands of the ITS industry, and we’ll look into the future at what lies ahead for smart cities and pedestrian monitoring.

Featured products will include:

See all of this and get a chance to win a Bosch EasyAquatak 1700 pressure washer with our #SpottheMICCamera Twitter contest!

Spot a Bosch MIC camera installed in or around Montreal. Post a photo of the camera to Twitter with #SpotTheMICCamera and tag @BoschSecurityUS, and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a new pressure washer! Bosch EasyAquatak pressure washers are powerful, versatile and lightweight!

Not yet registered to attend? Learn more about the ITS World Congress at

Friday, October 20, 2017

Bosch Associate Wins Customer Service Award

The Customer Communicator newsletter has named Bosch Customer Service Advocate Tim Knab as a Frontline Spotlight Award winner! This award recognizes individuals for making a positive contribution to their organizations by maintaining the highest levels of service quality and professionalism.

Here’s an excerpt from the newsletter:

“For Timothy Knab, understanding customer priorities is essential. Sometimes he is working with a customer with a job six months down the road. And sometimes a security system just went down. ‘So you have to understand the customer, listen to them, understand the priority of what they are facing, and put as much urgency into it as you possibly can,’ Knab says.”

Please join us in congratulating Tim! He serves as an excellent example of Bosch’s customer-first culture.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

#SpotTheMICCamera Contest

Are you headed to the ITS World Congress in Montreal, October 30 – November 2, 2017? You’ll likely catch a glimpse of one of many of our MIC cameras installed in and around the city.

If you see one, we invite you to join our #SpotTheMICCamera contest on Twitter for a chance to win a new Bosch EasyAquatak 1700 pressure washer! Here’s how to participate:
  1. Spot a MIC camera installed in or around Montreal.
  2. Post a photo of the camera to Twitter with #SpotTheMICCamera and tag @BoschSecurityUS
  3. Get entered to win a Bosch pressure washer
It’s that simple! Photos must be posted to Twitter by November 2, 2017 11:59 pm EDT to qualify.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Built-in Intelligence for All-New AUTODOME IP 4000i and 5000i Cameras Opens a New Chapter for Applications Beyond Security

Until now, level of detail has been the key quality parameter for surveillance cameras, as clear images at all times was the most important feature for high security. True, security personnel must see all relevant information in great detail to react quickly and take appropriate action. But what if a moving object leaves the camera’s field of view? The AUTODOME IP family of pan, tilt and zoom (PTZ) cameras is the answer. These enable users manually to keep track of persons of interest as they move – even at speed, far beyond a fixed camera’s field of view.

This illustrates how the new AUTODOME IP cameras are improving video security. What opens a new chapter in the usage of video cameras is their built-in video analytics as a standard. The new AUTODOME IP cameras now add metadata to all captured video images. This data can be used to improve security by automatically alerting users once pre-defined criteria are met or for other uses beyond security. For example: enforcing traffic regulations, enforcing no-parking zones, detecting vehicles driving the wrong way and delivering occupancy data (the number of vehicles entering or leaving a parking garage) for smart, more efficient parking.

Their built-in Essential Video Analytics enable the AUTODOME cameras to understand what they are seeing. They generate metadata to add sense and structure to the video footage, instead of just capturing and storing video images. They not only detect objects, they deliver associated data like size, speed, shape, direction, and color. They automatically distinguish between the object types such as person, car, bike, motorcycle or truck.

Because it’s possible to set certain alarm rules, such as someone approaching or climbing over a fence, security personnel is alerted the moment the alarm rule is triggered. It can even be configured to recognize changes in speed (running), shape (crouching) or aspect ratio (falling). When searching for evidence, metadata in combination with the forensic search functionality allows instant retrieval of relevant footage from hours of stored video.

The AUTODOME IP 4000i is designed for indoor use. Its discreet housing blends into interior d├ęcor. It comes with full pan and tilt control, plus 12x optical zoom that identifies fast-moving objects in 1080p resolution at distances of up to 88 meters at 60 frames per second.

For indoor and outdoor applications with a larger surveillance area, there is the AUTODOME IP 5000i. With its 30x optical zoom, 1080p resolution and 60 frames per second video, fast-moving objects can be identified at up to 190 meters during daytime, even in challenging lighting conditions.

For larger distances and complete darkness, there is the AUTODOME IP 5000i IR. It performs identically to the AUTODOME IP 5000i during daytime, and at night identifies objects at up to 150 meters. Its built-in, infrared beam ensures optimum illumination regardless of zoom level.

All AUTODOME IP 4000i and 5000i cameras offer Intelligent Dynamic Noise Reduction and Intelligent Streaming, now also combined with H.265 video compression. Depending on the content of the scene, this reduces bitrate by up to 80 percent. It helps to keep video data manageable, while substantially reducing network strain, storage requirements and costs, without compromising functionality and image quality.