Tyco Fire & Security News

Arecont Vision's Megapixel Solution Enhances Perimeter Security At BASF China Facility

BASF is one of the world’s leading chemical companies. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. The company has been a committed partner to Greater China since 1885 and currently is one of the largest foreign investors in the Chinese chemical industry with major investments in Nanjing, Shanghai and Chongqing. Need For Protection According to BASF’s Greater China Report published in 2012, local production enabl...

A Busy Year: Rapid Mergers & Acquisitions Suggests More To Come In 2019

A rapid string of merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions as 2018 passed into 2019 suggests the physical security industry may be on the verge of a busy year of companies buying other companies. Observers have noted a large amount of investment capital currently available to be invested in security M&A, and plenty of entrepreneurial companies are looking to be acquired. Joe Grillo, CEO of ACRE, previously hinted at upcoming M&A activity for his company by the end of 2018, foreshad...

Johnson Upgrades Illustra IR PTZ Camera With Enhanced Zoom And Low Light Capabilities

Johnson Controls developed the competitive Illustra IR PTZ camera with powerful zoom and control capabilities to handle even the most challenging lighting conditions. Illustra Flex IR PTZ indoor and outdoor cameras feature a 30x optical and 12x digital magnification to effectively resolve scene details at up to 1000 feet. The powerful IR illuminators on the outdoor model allow for a night scene illumination of up to 150m. Packaged in a bubble-free, environmentally sealed, and vandal-resistant d...

Open Platform Access Control The Focus At MercTech4 Event in Miami, FL

Open architecture in physical access control is built around Mercury Security’s access control panels, the de facto standard embraced by more than two dozen access control original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Mercury and several of its OEMs teamed up March 3-4 to present MercTech4, a conference in Miami aimed at updating security consultants about the latest developments related to the Mercury platform. MercTech4 highlighted a new generation of access control products, which are incre...

IHS Offers Insight Into Johnson Controls & Tyco International Merger, Combined Company To Hold 5% Global Market Share

The combined company will be known as Johnson Controls plc and it forecasts revenues of $32 billion in 2016 Johnson Controls and Tyco International announced this week plans to merge, with the deal expected to close at the end of 2016. The deal is still subject to approvals by regulators and shareholders. The combined company will be known as Johnson Controls plc and it forecasts revenues of $32 billion in 2016. Johnson Controls is a large industrial company with 130,000 empl...

Tyco Integrated Solution Deployed By The American University

The access control and digital video systems now in place have played a key role in making the campus safer Sending your kids off to college is an exciting and nerve wracking time for any parent, and the last thing a parent wants to do is worry about the safety of his or her child. The Department of Public Safety at American University understands these concerns and prides itself on maintaining a safe and secure environment. That’s why American University invested in an...

Costs, Usability, And Support Among Access Control Challenges

Access control can sometimes get overshadowed by video surveillance Technology is shifting rapidly in the access control market, but another obstacle is the need to communicate the value of the technology to users. Specifically, access control can sometimes get overshadowed by video surveillance as it competes for a share of the customer’s security dollars. From a pure security standpoint, electronic access control is better suited than video surveillance to keeping...

American Dynamics And Software House Upgrade Security System At TSYS

Each of the facilities with Intellex unit can review video from any of the similarly equipped sites by using the TSYS WAN In the middle of the night, something breaks an infrared beam protecting the perimeter of a critical data center for the United Kingdom operations of TSYS, the largest third-party processor of international card payments. Immediately, halogen lamps on top of the building light the area. The access control system records an alarm and displays the camera with...

American Dynamics Intellex Keeps Watch Over Customers And Employees At Lincoln Park

Intellex DVMS finds missing bags and money and validates employees’ attendance at Lincoln Park Just as with many gaming environments, Lincoln Park, a casino and racetrack (“racino”) just outside of Providence, R.I., has always placed a high value on security. Four years ago, to meet the regulations of the state’s lottery commission, the racino moved from using VCR tapes to a fully digital video management system (DVMS). Today, to support a substantial...

Software House’s NetVue Video Integration Software Secures Westchester County, NY

Software House’s NetVue allows integration of access system with the Intellex units A fire alarm led to the evacuation of employees and members of the public from the main government executive building in New York’s Westchester County. Using a new integrated security system, public safety officials were able to check video associated with the event. Within seconds they saw that an elderly woman had mistakenly pulled an alarm, thinking it was necessary to enter an a...

American Dynamics And Software House Security Systems Safeguard The Department Of Correction In Valhalla, NY

Software House’s C•CURE 800 access control system provides security to DOC In the early 1990s, the Westchester County Department of Correction (DOC) in Valhalla, N.Y., was hardly a model of efficient security. The complex access control system hampered security efforts and the proprietary system forced security officials to use only cards and equipment from one particular vendor. The costly, four-building Westchester DOC system consisted of four buildings: the maxi...