Cyber Security Assessment

Today’s businesses are faced with unprecedented threats from sabotage, theft of intellectual property and compromised sensitive data. Have you considered how your physical security products affect your cyber security?

TSP Cyber Protection Program Flowchart


Take a look at our infographic and assessment quiz to see if you are asking the right questions and taking the next step to be cyber secure.

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Learn more about Tyco’s industry-leading Cyber Protection Program.

CEM Systems Launches New Website

CEM Systems website has been revamped to improve user experience and share valuable CEM Systems’ industry knowledge and resources.
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What’s New?

  • Responsive site, mobile friendly
  • CEM Systems blog sharing industry topics and knowledge
  • Updated Support/Login section
    • Greater access to software and hardware installation manuals
    • Training “how-to” videos
    • Product Knowledge webinars
    • Consultant zone and AC2000 specification builder tool

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Cyber Security Language

Security breaches are in the news today more than ever before. Security integrators and security officers must work with IT departments to ensure the physical security system is successfully deployed, maintained and upgraded on the network with minimal impact and without compromising network security.

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To create a complete cyber secure environment, IT and security departments must effectively work together. However, physical security and IT often use the same words to mean different things – resulting in everyone being confused. Sometimes security integrators and security officers even avoid the IT department due to the misunderstanding.

For example, IP may mean intellectual property to a corporate security officer but internet protocol to IT security professionals. Or perimeter may mean the exterior building wall to the security officer and network connection to the outside to the IT professional.

To make sure all departments are speaking the same, common language, we suggest developing a list of terminology definitions that everyone can use.

Terms to be Clearly Defined:

  • IP
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  • Key
  • Patch
  • Firewall
  • Vulnerability
  • Social engineering
  • Perimeter
  • Intrusion detection
  • Bandwidth
  • Directory
  • Security logs
  • Revocation
  • Signature

Having a common subset of terms will help you understand how to ask the right questions and quickly comprehend the answers. After establishing your company common language, clearly explain the information you need from IT to be able to define the network and security requirements.

Learn more about the Tyco Security Products Cyber Protection program.

Harland and Wolff Chooses Tyco Security Products AC2000 Access Control Solution

The Challenge
As a large scale and potentially hazardous environment, with large numbers of people, the Harland and Wolff site presents a unique range of security challenges. Environmental Health and Safety Management is a vital part of Harland and Wolff’s business, so selecting the right security management solution was of paramount importance.

Harland and Wolff Cranes
The Solution
CEM Systems’ AC2000 access control software with key modules including Mustering and Zone Monitor, combined with S610 readers in turnstiles and S3040 portable readers for the dry dock, provided a solution that could not be circumvented and ensured accurate person count data in case of an emergency.

CEM AC2000 Security Hub Family


  • Increased staff visibility with real time monitoring of card holder movements
  • Improved asset tracking with emerald Checklist feature
  • Mustering time reduced from 45 minutes to 9 minutes
  • Increased security in high security areas with biometric verification
  • Improved operational efficiency with emerald remote applications and built in audio intercom

School Campus Enhances Perimeter Security with Complete Tyco Security Products Solution

About Queen Elizabeth Grammar School

Queen Elizabeth Grammar School and Wakefield Girls High School educate students in West and South Yorkshire, England. The large campus includes about 4 buildings of varying sizes some dating back to the 16th century. A 19-person governing body and 500-person teaching and support staff work to better the education for 2,100 pupils yearly.

The Challenge

Queen Elizabeth Grammar School and Wakefield Girls’ High School, located in Yorkshire, England, wanted a completely unified security system to secure the perimeter of the campus, while minimizing investigation time and improving security operations. Additionally, they wanted cameras that produced clear images to identify people as well as a management system that was easy to use.


Wakefield Grammar School

The Solution

After a complete site survey and evaluation, the school selected Reflex Systems of South Yorkshire, England as their integrator.

Queen Elizabeth Grammar and Wakefield School increased its security across its five-school campus with a complete Tyco Security Products solution including:

exacqVision Kantech Onboard

“They had done quite a bit of research on everything. Once they came to us, we decided that going with the Kantech embedded software was the best decision from a future-proofing point of view,” explained Steven Ward, technical director, Reflex Systems.

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Improved Camera Performance

With camera performance and image quality being the two most important factors for the school, the new Illustra Pro cameras give them the opportunity to cover all entry and exit points on campus and see critical details in areas with no sunlight. The strong integration between exacqVision VMS software and Illustra cameras simplified the deployment and optimized the performance. exacqVision automatically discovers cameras and addresses in exacqVision with EasyConnect.

exacqVision EasyConnect

Reduced Hardware Expenses

exacqVision recorders with Kantech Onboard reduce the hardware expenses and amount of rack space needed with the access control system pre-loaded on the network video recorder. The recorder came pre-loaded and pre-licensed with Kantech EntraPass Corporate access control system software at no additional cost.  With the integration of access control and video into one system, they were able to improve response time to critical alarms and events. With exacqVision CameraLinks, school operators can quickly access the most needed commands from live view and further search video evidence associated with entry and exit points.

“The installation went absolutely seamlessly. We prewired extra IT points where cameras were going to be and when it came time to connect everything to the network, they were snapped in and up and working right away. It was a great experience.”
– David Butterfield
Estates and Contracts Manager
Wakefield Grammar School Foundation

Contact our sales team to learn more about how to utilize our solution for your school:

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CEM Systems – AC2000 Security Hub

The AC2000 Security Hub, from CEM Systems, is the new centralised command and control application for the AC2000 security management system; seamlessly blending IP security surveillance systems and alarm processing into a single, simple, intuitive user interface.

CEM AC2000 SecurityHub Multiscreen
Simple and Intuitive Interface
Modern user interface that is highly configurable, making system alarms and events easy to see and respond to.

Supports Multiple Users and Sites
Suitable for small or large sites, AC2000 Security Hub can be used on multiple screens and configured for use by multiple users, and across multiple sites.

Configurable Graphical Maps
Enables security personnel to easily see the site and easily allocate and respond to any alarms or events.

Comprehensive Report Tools
Built-in, easily accessible reports include Alarms, Alarm Priorities, Alarm Escalation or User Reports, giving access to data on the go to help improve site security.

Integrated Systems
Integrate video, fire, intrusion and building management systems with AC2000 Security Hub for a fully comprehensive command and control centre.

AC2000 Security Hub

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CEM Systems – emerald Entry Checklist

emerald, from CEM Systems, is a state of the art intelligent access control terminal. Working with the AC2000 security management system, emerald provides more than access control at the door.

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Supplement and improve the Health and Safety policies of your facility with the emerald Entry Checklist feature;

  • Displays up to 5 images that the card holder must affirm for entry or exit of a secure area
  • Enforce Health and Safety or Security policies by ensuring that key questions are answered
  • Meet compliance requirements now or in the future

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exacqVision Integrates with Hartmann Controls Access Control System

exacqVision now supports integration with Hartmann Controls web-based access control system for faster response to critical alarms with immediate video verification.

Hartmann Controls develops the access control system, a web-based software utilizing the latest Microsoft Technologies for users to administer access control from any browser-enabled device.

Hartmann Controls

This integration features:

  • Auto detects cameras within exacqVision to quickly find cameras within the list
  • Supports multistreaming cameras for multiple views from a single camera and to optimize video storage
  • Links access control events to video for instant search and playback minimizing investigation time
  • View live and recorded video within access control web interface

This integration requires exacqVision version 7.8 or later with a current exacqVision Professional or Enterprise license using version 2.7.

To learn more about configuring the integration, visit our access control integration page.

Watch this video to see how it works.

PowerSeries Neo Delivers Around-the-Clock Security for Millworks Custom Manufacturing

Learn how PowerSeries Neo overcomes tough installation challenges to meet the evolving needs of a Toronto furniture manufacturer


Millworks Custom Manufacturing needed to secure its 140,000 square foot facility, but the building shape, steel construction, and expansion plans ruled out a traditional security system.


Millworks Custom Manufacturing and All Seasons Security chose Tyco Security Products’ DSC PowerSeries Neo; a scalable, hybrid wired-wireless intrusion system with PowerG technology.

PoweerSeries Neo


  • Quick, wireless installation minimized disruption to production
  • Robust protection against lost alarm messages, signal interference or frequency blocking
  • Highly flexible solution, offering remote monitoring and easy expansion to adjacent buildings

Read the full case study to learn how the special features of PowerSeries Neo holistically addressed Millworks Custom Manufacturing’s unique needs.