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Tyco Security Products Connected Partner Program

The Tyco Security Products Connected Program integrates with a range of third-party technology partners to create valuable security systems.  View all of our approved integrations on our new connected program compatibility matrix.

Connected Program

The new Connected Program compatibility matrix allows you to:

  • Select any integrated technology partner solution including access control, intrusion, video, fire alarm, RIFD and more
  • Quickly view integration details including driver version, certifications, supported server and client operating systems and more
  • Download integration details, release notes, user guides and additional resources

Our approved integrations are now displayed in a new compatibility matrix on the American Dynamics and Software House websites.

If you have any questions or comments, contact the Connected Program team at tspconnected@tycoint.com.

Technology for Safer Schools

safer schoolsViolence in American schools over the past two decades has resulted in the real need for an increase in security technology in the school setting. Federal government initiatives like Safe Schools, Healthy Students have been created to bring together school officials, law enforcement, and surrounding community leaders.

Along with federal grants, these initiatives have helped generate a national awareness for the increase of school security technologies to help keep our schools safe. Be sure to read Cheryl Shea’s blog post, “Technology for Safer Schools”, on the Tyco Security Products Blog to see what types of technologies are being deployed in the school setting and how manufacturers like Tyco Security Products are working to meet the specific requirements and limited budgets of this industry.

What are your areas of concern regarding school safety, let us know by leaving a comment.

Tyco Security Products looks ahead to new opportunities with Visonic

Approaching the end of yet another year makes us all reflect on the accomplishments and challenges of the past 12 months and look ahead with optimism at the year to come. Our outlook for 2012 at Tyco Security Products, particularly for our intrusion portfolio, is especially exciting as we begin the process of integrating new technologies, new employees and new vision into our already dynamic organization.

Visonic logosLast week we announced the completion of our acquisition ofVisonic, a global developer of wireless intrusion and personal emergency response systems. Based in Tel Aviv, this nearly 40-year-old company has proven itself as a fellow innovator in the wireless space. Along with that innovative spirit, Visonic brings to Tyco Security Products strong sales channels in Europe and a state of the art manufacturing center in Israel.

The addition of Visonic to our intrusion business will add not only complementary geographic coverage in sales and distribution but additional technology platforms for several Tyco Security Products brands to leverage. The company’s newly introduced PowerG long-range wireless technology will further our goal of making inroads into the emerging commercial intrusion market.

And there’s so much more this acquisition adds to our portfolio.  Visonic’s personal emergency response systems bring those capabilities to our lineup for the first time, along with additionalexpertise in RFID tracking through Visonic’s flagship Elpas technology. We envision that in combination with our existing access control brands, this active RFID technology will enable us to offer new strategic benefits to customers in markets such as healthcare and corrections, providing us the ability to add not only people tracking but asset tracking for loss prevention and business management purposes as well.

Along with the great technology platforms, Visonic will add about 500 new employees and state of the art manufacturing and R&D facilities in Tel Aviv and Kiryat Gat, Israel to our fold. These facilities will be used in tandem with our own R&D and manufacturing locations in Bridgeland and Toronto, Canada.

Above all, we were most pleased to find this caliber of a company that shares not only complementary technologies and presence but some of the corporate values we hold dear — customer focus, quality, creativity and integrity. That alone will make our work of coming together as one organization much more seamless and more immediately beneficial to our customers, employees, and shareholders.

We hope you will join us in welcoming the Visonic family to Tyco Security Products and we look forward to the new possibilities that our expanded team can create for you.

Beyond CCTV: Growth within Tyco Security Products

Recently we had the pleasure of announcing our exciting plans to grow our intrusion technology portfolio. With our signing of an agreement to acquire Visonic Ltd a few weeks ago we expect to be officially welcoming them into the Tyco Security Products fold very soon. We’re thrilled with our plans to acquire this unique and innovative company that has deep roots in the security industry and strong strategic sales channels. It represents a key opportunity for us to increase our market presence in the intrusion space in key global markets.

While this is a major move for our intrusion portfolio, it’s only one area of growth within Tyco Security Products. Acquiring new technologies has historically been part of our strategy, but our investments into R&D and engineering are also a significant driver behind the inventive solutions we strive to continually offer the market. The push for continued product development and for integrationsbetween our different technologies is a hallmark of our individual brands and of Tyco Security Products as a whole.

To insure our roadmap development and integration plans are supported and evolve to meet the changing needs of our global customers we continue to make investments into the resources required – like engineering and product management. In fact, in 2010 we added about 200 new employees worldwide, with the greater majority of these new resources being engineers. The hard work of our combined product teams and other valued employee resources has enabled Tyco Security Products to retool each of our major product offerings over the past two years to ensure that we maintain a competitive edge and continue to offer relevant solutions to today’s security issues.

Beyond CCTVLast month at ASIS we had the opportunity to show the industry some of the fruits of this talent pool. Several recent new innovations have been added to our product portfolio,including some that made their debut at the show. Our newIMPASSA wireless intrusion system offers a unique feature set including two-way wireless functionality, an integrated communicator for secure alarm communications and a distributed wireless approach for easier installation and setup.

On the video side, we introduced a new version of our victor unified video client and VideoEdge NVR, furthering our strategy to simplify video management for large sites like airports, hospitals and universities. This means easier prioritizing and sharing of video within the facility’s operations center for improved response time. In addition, our easy-to-install Illustra IP video camera family continues to grow, with the addition of the Illustra 600 minidome camera.

Finally, our access control offerings – Software House’s C•CURE 9000 and Kantech’s hattrix securityservice platforms – continue to break new ground in their respective segments of access control and expanding new possibilities for large and small organizations alike.

Armed with these recent advancements and the power within our individual brand legacies, I look forward to the accomplishments we will achieve in the next six months as we gear up for ISC West.

Let us know which products you are using to help your organization or customers meet their security needs by leaving us a comment below.