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New high-capacity, front-accessible HDD models of exacqVision A-Series recorders provide easy expansion

MILWAUKEE (May 8, 2018) – Johnson Controls introduces a new line of high-capacity, front-accessible hard disk drive (HDD) recorders within its exacqVision A-Series portfolio in response to the increasing demands for video storage expansion.

The use of video surveillance to detect, deter and prosecute crime has grown significantly, and increases in camera resolutions and frame rates have caused the need for video storage to surge at an unprecedented rate.

The new front accessible recorders feature eight front-accessible storage bays with up to 80TB of storage available, all in a smaller, more compact 2U chassis. The flexible configuration provides hassle-free maintenance and service, allowing users to simply shut down the system and add hard drives from the front of the chassis for a future-focused surveillance operation.

Johnson Controls bolsters cloud video service, business analytic capability with acquisition of Smartvue® Corporation

MILWAUKEE – (April 2, 2018) – Johnson Controls has announced that it has acquired Smartvue, a leading IoT and video provider which empowers cloud video surveillance and IoT video services. The addition of the Smartvue cloud-based video platform will enhance Johnson Controls’ offering of an end-to-end, smart cloud based solution that can provide superior business data and intelligence to customers and added value to partners.

exacqVision v9.2 proves strong security, customized user experience can co-exist

MILWAUKEE (March 27, 2018) – Johnson Controls is introducing the latest version of exacqVision video management system (9.2) adding innovative features that enable users to individually configure and customize their system while providing strong security to help protect against cyber-attacks.

With a simple click and drag of a mouse, exacqVision 9.2 allows users to create a customized video wall layout with custom icons to deliver more meaningful information, facilitating faster and intuitive responses. VideoPush lets operators quickly send, or “push”, video search results to another user’s screen or spot monitor to aid in investigations for powerful user collaboration.

ONVIF to Explore Standards, Safe City Deployments at ISC West 2018

SAN RAMON, Calif. – March 22, 2018. ONVIF®, the leading global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, announced today that it will speak at ISC West 2018, April 10-13, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nev., as part of SIA Education@ISC, the Security Industry Association’s educational program held in conjunction with ISC West. ONVIF will also be hosting the ONVIF Lounge at Booth L0 within the Sands Expo, where attendees can relax and recharge their mobile devices.

ONVIF Steering Committee member Stuart Rawling will be speaking on behalf of ONVIF on “Interoperability: The Engine Running Safe Cities,” on April 12, 2018, from 1:15-2:15 PM. The presentation will focus on the benefits of a standardized approach to safe city deployments, and how standards like ONVIF can help to close the gap between disparate systems. Rawling, who also serves as Head of Segment Marketing of Pelco by Schneider Electric will also address how different cities, manufacturers and systems integrators are approaching safe city deployments with a focus on the role of interoperability.

ONVIF Calls on Developers for Advanced Video Streaming Challenge

SAN RAMON, Calif. – March 26, 2018. ONVIF®, the leading global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, is announcing the ONVIF Open Source Spotlight Challenge, a technology competition to develop open source applications for innovative IP video streaming applications to help resolve global security issues.

The two-month online challenge, offered in conjunction with BeMyApp, offers lucrative cash prizes for developers who use the protocol provided by ONVIF to create open source mobile or desktop applications for advanced video streaming that provides easy and secure authentication from all platforms. Developers will connect to online prototype cameras with Profile T functionality from Axis Communications, Bosch Security and Safety Systems, Dahua Technology, Hikvision and Uniview for the challenge.

Johnson Controls enhances centralized security control while delivering service oriented capabilities with Software House C•CURE 9000 v2.70

MILWAUKEE – (March 26, 2018) – Johnson Controls introduces C•CURE 9000 v2.70 from Software House, one of the industry’s most powerful security management systems providing 24×7 mission critical security and safety protection for people, buildings and assets. This new version provides up-to-date capabilities and technologies that enable security departments to meet the changing requirements of corporate facility protection. C•CURE 9000 v2.70 provides security staff with a consistent, standardized approach to meet critical access control and visitor management needs for enterprises adopting agile workplace strategies.

Johnson Controls provides new LTE solutions for security and alarm communications

MILWAUKEE (March 21, 2018) – Johnson Controls announces the introduction of the DSC LTE Universal and PowerSeries Neo LTE Alarm Communicators, offering flexible communication options that work with LTE and existing 3G* networks. The new communicators ensure current and future compatibility with more modern cellular networks as mobile providers have started to phase out their legacy 2G/3G communication networks.

The DSC family of LTE Universal Alarm Communicators provides compatibility with most security panels offered in the market today, ensuring a smooth transition to LTE. The PowerSeries Neo LTE Alarm Communicator ensures high-speed, reliable communications now and into the future by providing cellular and/or IP connectivity, in addition to the encrypted PowerG wireless technology used by PowerSeries Neo.

Johnson Controls takes access control and security to the next level with enhanced scheduling and account maintenance

MILWAUKEE (March 6, 2018) – Johnson Controls introduces the latest version of its Kantech EntraPass Security Software with new features developed to streamline scheduling and account maintenance.

Available in EntraPass Corporate and Global Editions, operators managing premise access control can add to security capabilities by creating actions and tasks on a daily, weekly or monthly basis with the new Action Scheduler under the Operation menu. The Action Scheduler is ideal for locations where meetings can happen at sporadic times such as town halls or other types of special events.

ONVIF Joins Access Control Panel Discussion at TechSec Solutions 2018

SAN RAMON, Calif. – February 21, 2018. ONVIF®, the leading global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, announced today that it will be presenting at TechSec Solutions 2018, Feb. 26-27, 2018, as part of a panel discussion on trends in new technology in access control.

Bob Dolan, who sits on the ONVIF Technical Services Committee, will be one of four panelists discussing ‘Access Control Holds the Keys to New Tech.’ The panelists will examine how far access control has come, where it is headed, and how it will help to shape the future of the physical security industry. Dolan, who also serves as the Director of Technology, Security Solutions at Anixter, will provide perspective on how standards such as those provided by ONVIF can extend the possibilities of access control through interoperability with other technologies.

Johnson Controls advances real-time incident response with centralized video and event management in victor and VideoEdge

MILWAUKEE – (February 20, 2018) – Johnson Controls introduces the newest version of its victor Video Management System and VideoEdge Network Video Recorders (NVRs) from American Dynamics, version 5.2, a powerful video management system that provides enhanced video intelligence and analytics to greatly improve the efficiency of security personnel and daily business operations.
The victor client on VideoEdge hardware platforms allows users to leverage high-performance video streaming, audio, motion meta-data and an expansive feature set for improved real-time command and management.