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Penn State Upgrades Security System with Tyco Security Products Solution

The Challenge
Penn State University wanted to move to a single security and event management platform for its residence halls and other group facilities on campus.

Penn State

The Solution
Penn State selected a unified Tyco Security Products solution to protect and manage its campus.

Benefits
  • Improved image quality to quickly identify activity in a variety of lighting conditions
  • Reduced expenses retooling locks and replacing lost cards
  • Easily managed access rights and track activity of each user with powerful audit trail
  • Accelerated investigation searches with intuitive video management system interface
  • Streamlined and automated processes

Fond-du-Luth Casino Upgrades to Tyco Security Products IP Solution

The Challenge
Fond-du-Luth Casino in Minnesota recently went through a major renovation. During construction, Fond-du-Luth wanted to upgrade to a full IP video surveillance system while still remaining open to the public 24/7. The casino needed a video management system that would simplify everyday tasks and IP cameras that would provide clear image quality and greater coverage.

The Solution
Fond-du-Luth Casino selected a complete Tyco Security Products solution to cost-effectively migrate from analog to IP.

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New American Dynamics RAID Storage System Reduces Downtime

American Dynamics has released a new version of the RAID Storage System for VideoEdge network video recorders (NVR). This includes enhancements to the NVR archived storage and improved battery back-up capabilities to reduce downtime and ensure your data is properly backed up.

Key Features:
  • Store critical video and audio longer
  • Minimize video loss and hard drive failure with RAID 5
  • High reliability with redundant power supplies and hot swappable drives
  • Expandable to 630TB of video storage with expansion unit
  • Cost-efficient, reliable storage solution optimized for video surveillance
  • Reduces power/cooling costs and total cost of ownership
  • Supports iSCSI and Fiber FC interfaces
  • Ideal for mid-large-sized installations or cloud data centers

Using an American Dynamics RAID storage system gives users one unified solution to administer and monitor video storage and recorders. This single user interface reduces the complexity and cost of integrating disparate solutions.

Learn more about our RAID storage system.

ISC West 2016 Review

ISC West, held on April 6 – 8, 2016, drew large crowds to the Tyco Security Products / American Dynamics booth. We hope you had the opportunity to stop by and speak to our representatives on the latest American Dynamics features. In case you missed us, here’s a brief recap of all the new programs and functionalities demonstrated in the booth.

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victor & VideoEdge version 4.8.1

ISC West attendees received an advanced preview of the latest features being released in victor and VideoEdge version 4.8.1.

  • Presentation Builder – Streamlines case management by consolidating all event documentation into one package for simplified evidence exporting and digitally authenticating video clips.
  • Scheduled Clip Downloads – Improve bandwidth management by scheduling video clip retrieval during off-peak network times
  • Point-of Sale Enhancement – Instant visual verification with receipt data displaying alongside corresponding video
  • Map Importing – Save setup time by unifying with Software House C•CURE 9000  map importing

Watch the short demonstration below as Chris Hanna shows the new victor 4.8.1 point-of-sale (POS) enhancement.

New Cyber Protection Program

Tyco Security Products introduced its new cyber protection program for victor, VideoEdge, Software House C•CURE 9000 and Illustra at ISC West. This new program presents a holistic approach to cyber security awareness for physical security through a six-part program:

  • Secure Product Development Practices
  • Inclusive Protection
  • Configuration Guidelines
  • Rigorous Testing
  • Rapid Response
  • Educate and Advocate

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Physical and cyber attackers have more sophisticated tools and understanding of network-based systems than ever before, shining a spotlight in particular on the vulnerabilities of security implementations for government and large, multinational customers.

Will Brown, Senior Engineering Manager, Regulatory and Product Security, presented Tyco Security Products cyber security insights during his panel session, The Convergence of Physical and Cyber Security: Recognizing the Readiness of IP-Based Systems, at ISC West. In case you missed the session, here are a few takeaways:

Cyber Security Presentation

  • Ask your manufacturer about their cyber security program and their tactics for protecting against cyber security attacks
  • Configure access control and video system to be compliant with relevant industry standards such as FISMA
  • Ensure your online footprint does not lead to a potential attack

Download our cyber protection program guide to learn more.

If you missed us at ISC West, feel free to reach out to your local sales representative to find out more.

American Dynamics Training Product Voucher Available

American Dynamics offers hands-on learning experience on the installation, deployment and configuration of VideoEdge network video recorders (NVR).  The victor and VideoEdge Installer training classes are held throughout North America. This three-day training class covers the basic configuration of victor Application server and victor unified client.

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Course topics include:

  • VideoEdge software
  • NVR archiving
  • NVR failover
  • Point-of-sale integration on victor
  • Video analytics
  • Third-party integrations
  • victor backup

View the available training classes.

New Product Vouchers Available

Attend an American Dynamics VideoEdge Installer training class from April until June 30, 2016 and receive a voucher to be used when purchasing American Dynamics IP video security solution products. All attendees who pay in excess of $1,000 for the training will be eligible for a voucher. Each voucher will be for $1,000 off VideoEdge, victor and Illustra products. Vouchers will be handed out at the completion of the training class.

Redeeming Vouchers

To redeem a voucher, attendees must include the voucher number on their purchase order at the time of submission. The Tyco Security Products orders department will verify the validity of the voucher. The voucher must be redeemed by September 30, 2016. Vouchers that are not used by September 30 will be forfeited.

If you have questions regarding American Dynamics training, contact our training department at +1.561.912.6552 or annewilson@tycoint.com.

Application Engineers

American Dynamics understands the needs of the field and has a team of application engineers to provide support in developing solutions.

Project Configurations

Our application engineers provide extensive experience in project consulting and pre-sales support. If you need assistance designing the most effective security solution, our trained team can help you:

  • Walk you through using the IP Bandwidth & Storage Calculator to properly estimate storage needs
  • Provide configuration suggestions for camera placement, storage calculations,
  • Understand bandwidth requirements
  • Select appropriate options for servers
  • Offer CAD drawings of configurations
  • Recommend video security installation best practices

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Pricing & Inventory Questions

The Tyco Security Products application engineers can answer questions within a few hours about products in stock or the timeline for delivery of a desired order. Additionally, they can assist with return material authorizations (RMA) if necessary.

Sales Support

The application engineers can also assist with customer meetings and presentations. Tyco provides this resource for dealers to collaborate with in-house sales engineers to create winning sales presentations and demos for customers. Additionally, they can answer technical questions and troubleshoot customer issues.

Contact Our Application Engineers

To contact the team, email videoapps@tycoint.com or call +1.800.507.6268 option 2.

VideoEdge Go Mobile App Now Available for Android

The VideoEdge Go mobile app is now available for Android devices. Access live and recorded video from your VideoEdge network video recorders with the VideoEdge go mobile app. This allows you to conduct investigations and stay up to date on activity in their facilities any time of day from your mobile device.

VideoEdge Live Video

VideoEdge Go allows users to:

  • Immediately view and respond to events from anywhere any time of day
  • Download free for any number of users
  • Search and playback recorded video
  • Save images and video clips to device image gallery to quickly send via email or text message
  • Create fixed views from multiple recorders or sites for easy daily use
  • Control PTZ cameras or perform digital zoom functions

The latest mobile app version supports VideoEdge 4.2 and higher. Android v4.4 and above is recommended.

Download the app now
VideoEdge Go App

The VideoEdge Go mobile app is also available for iOS.

If you have any questions, contact your local sales representative.

New VideoEdge Rackmount NVR Offers Greater Capacity and Reliability

The new American Dynamics line of VideoEdge rackmount Network Video Recorders (NVR) will replace the existing VideoEdge NVR R720. These NVRs provide greater storage capacity and reliability with enhanced features.

VideoEdge NVR Storage

  • Increased storage capacity – Store up to 96TB of video
  • Uninterrupted operation – Video preservation in the event of one drive failure with RAID5 storage
  • Protects against single power failure with redundant power supplies
  • Pre-loaded with VideoEdge v4.7 for easy video management

Learn more about the new American Dynamics VideoEdge Rackmount NVRs. If you have any questions, contact your local sales representative.

Airport security soars on strength of integrated platform

Ever expanding and seemingly always in flux, airports present great opportunities but also major challenges for security integrators and security technology providers.

Airport Security Today

Today’s modern airports are security-centric enterprises that have multi-faceted surveillance and access control systems. Although airport security was heightened after the terrorist attacks in the United States on 9/11, anytime these facilities undergo some degree of modernization or add to their footprint, they are presented with the prospect of taking security to the next level.

However, any changes to an airport security system must take into account the substantial technological investment that has already been made as well as the importance of keeping the systems manageable on 24/7 basis.

About Izmir Airport

At Turkey’s Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport, this blending of old and new occurred as the airport constructed a new domestic terminal with a security system that needed to mesh with the one in the existing terminal installed more than 10 years earlier.

While the airport’s operator TAV-Ege was eager to introduce IP-based products into the new terminal, it also wanted to leverage its existing and still highly functional components from the old terminal such as analog cameras.

Izmir Airport

Solution

To meet the airport’s needs, together with the help of integrator Sensormatic Guvenlik Hizmetleri, Tyco Security Products presented airport officials with an integrated solution that could accommodate the 700 analog cameras from the old terminal, while also handling the 600 new IP cameras from the newly constructed building.

The installation of modern VideoEdge network video recorders (NVR) from American Dynamics and backbone systems like the victor unified security solution and Software House’s C-CURE 9000 security and event management platform ensured that the airport would manage both old and new cameras and access systems seamlessly from a single platform.

Izmir Security Center

The new unified platform also brought a fuller feature set to the airport, offering video analytics within the NVRs so security staff could:

  • Recognize and address threats more easily
  • Save time with real-time alerts of objects abandoned
  • Intelligent, powerful analytics automate security operations
  • Greatly reduce time searching for incident evidence
  • Presents better control of restricted areas through the C-CURE access control system
  •  Brings together CCTV and access so system operators can now view video along with any alarms that occurs

Even as the capabilities of the system have increased, however, the ability to manage it remains intuitive and straightforward, which is critical in a potentially high-risk environment like a major airport.

Izmir Security camera

As Turkey’s fourth busiest airport, Tyco Security Products complete solution has poised Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport for growth and scalability to allow for future system upgrades and even camera additions if warranted.

And as more airports undergo this type of expansion, the demand for integrated solutions that bring old and new systems together should only increase.

Read the entire case study.

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can help you easily migrate from analog to IP.

Iowa casino ups its game with Tyco Security Products Video Surveillance Solution

As one of Iowa’s most successful casino resorts, WinnaVegas Casino and Resort knows how to help guests relax in style. With a 24-hour casino, arcade, fitness center, pool, fine dining and event center, guests have all they could want at their fingertips. It’s no wonder that WinnaVegas is one of the most popular casino resorts in the region.

WinnaVegas Casino

Challenge

In the gaming business, speed and efficiency are everything, including surveillance and security. After recent expansion of its casino, hotel and parking areas, WinnaVegas Casino Resort needed to update its surveillance system with a cost-effective way to migrate from analog to fast, high-performing IP video technology. With some video monitoring systems and IP cameras, there is latency, or delay, between the operator’s joystick command and the camera’s movement. WinnaVegas surveillance operators wanted to be able to quickly track a patron moving across the casino floor or zoom in for a closer look at a player’s hand of cards, so low latency cameras were required.

Solution

Illustra ProThe Illustra Pro PTZ and mini-dome cameras in combination with the victor/VideoEdge Video Monitoring System from Tyco Security Products give the casino resort the high-resolution video and low latency needed for its growing and complex operations. The Illustra PTZ cameras allow WinnaVegas surveillance staff to actively monitor happenings on gaming floors with exceptional situational awareness and reliable control to easily identify clear details.

The cameras’ bandwidth usages are low, using H.264 compression to reduce bandwidth to a fraction of that used by most 1080p HD PTZ cameras. Lower bandwidth provided by Illustra cameras reduces network traffic, saves on storage costs and keeps communications between devices and servers nimble and efficient.

Victor and VideoEdge provided the casino with a bridge between its existing analog system and new IP system. victor/VideoEdge ties in the casino’s Illustra IP cameras and VideoEdge network video recorders and hybrid recorders with its existing analog infrastructure, allowing operators to manage live and recorded video through a single interface. Real-time alarms and events also can be leveraged with video, audio, motion and other advanced features to provide the immediate birds-eye view needed by the casino resort.

VideoEdge network video recorders were added to provide the speed and power desired by WinnaVegas Casino Resort and its operations. VideoEdge enables multiple video streams for live, record, alarm bump and meta-data collection and features Smart Search for fast searches that staff can export event findings when needed. The NVRs’ multicast video streaming technology and victor’s built-in intelligence further reduce bandwidth requirements.

The Tyco Security Products solution delivered the simplified management, seamless integration into one, unified security system and high quality images.  As WinnaVegas contemplates its next expansion, it won’t need to roll the dice with an entirely new proprietary system or transition completely to IP technology—WinnaVegas can build upon its existing victor, VideoEdge, Illustra solution and grow its security system as needed, one chip at a time.

Read the full case study.

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