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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Responding Rapidly to Security Vulnerabilities

While hardening is important, it does not guarantee that the device you install today will be secure tomorrow. Potential problems can lie dormant for years and then provide easy access for hackers when uncovered. For example, Shellshock was actually introduced as a product feature in 1989. Its vulnerability existed undetected in numerous products — including “hardened” versions of Linux and Unix operating systems — for 25 years. But within a single day of the vulnerability announcement in 2014, hackers reportedly were taking advantage of this critical bug.

At Tyco Security Products, we understand that a vulnerability discovered in one of our security products could potentially put your entire business at risk. That’s why we’ve put a team and process in place designed to deliver a fast, actionable response to help protect your investments from harm.

Our Cyber Protection Team continuously monitors for vulnerabilities using multiple resources. When a new bug is discovered, the Cyber Protection Team and key product engineers work quickly to tackle and resolve security concerns before they become critical to your operation.

This dedicated response enables us to create a security advisory, typically within 24 hours. The notification includes information about which products are vulnerable along with mitigation steps. It also lists products that we have confirmed are not vulnerable for greater peace of mind.

In the case of significant vulnerabilities, advisories are updated as needed until the issues are resolved. Quality engineers ensure that software patches are fully tested and validated. While we cannot predict how long it will take to resolve an issue, it took the team just two weeks to deliver patches for ShellShock and Heartbleed, both critical vulnerabilities.

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Learn more about our Cyber Protection Program and how we’re working to protect our physical security products from attacks, damages, disruptions and misuse. You can also sign up to receive security advisories.

Tyco Security Products Technology Partner for NIST Cybersecurity Best Practices Guide for the Financial Services Sector

NISTThe National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) developed an IT asset management and cybersecurity best practices guide for the financial services sector.  Tyco Security Products served as a collaborating vendor for the creation of this guide. The guide provides a comprehensive view of how to implement standards-based cybersecurity technologies to reduce vulnerabilities, improve response to security alerts and increase resilience. Security engineers and installers will find examples of installation, configuration and integration tips to increase cybersecurity resilience.

Cybersecurity Risk Factors

IT asset management (ITAM) lays the foundation to implementing an effective cybersecurity strategy. Consider risk factors like size, sophistication, risk tolerance and threat landscape. Often the challenge users face is tracking a diverse set of hardware and software. Lack of control of the entire system is another challenge confronted by companies. Many have several different third-party technologies and various contractors involved, which makes a standard across the products a challenge.

Financial Services NIST Cybersecurity Practice Guide

The guide details security characteristics and best practices for addressing security controls that should be considered by security program managers. Learn more about:

  • Managing assets connected to the enterprise network
  • Developing accountability
  • Detecting and alert authorities
  • Develop software restriction policies
  • Tracking assets on the system
  • Reducing risk on data encryption, authentication, incident reporting, scanning and more

13ITL002_nccoe_logoIf you have feedback on the guide or further questions email financial_nccoe@nist.gov.

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, part of NIST, addresses businesses’ most pressing cybersecurity problems with practical, standards-based example solutions using commercially available technologies.

Download the guide.

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Cybersecurity Acronyms

As with any industry, there are a slew of acronyms that are used. Cybersecurity is no different. To completely understand the standards and best practices for cybersecurity, you must understand the various groups and terminology being used.

Tyco Security Products Cyber Protection Program

Developed over five years from providing critical solutions to the U.S. Government and other multi-national customers, Tyco Security Products Cyber Protection Program is one of the first in the industry to offer a holistic, six-part approach to cyber security for physical security products. We have effectively worked with government agencies to meet the appropriate standards and validations. Below is an explanation of many of the various cyber security groups and common terminology used.

FIPS

Federal information Processing Standards (FIPS) are a set of standards that describe document processing, encryption algorithms and other information technology standards for use within non-military government agencies and by government contractors and vendors who work with agencies.

Having a FIPS validation ensures that encryption completed properly. Test results are validated by the United States National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), yet another acronym.

FISMA

The Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) is United States legislation that defines a comprehensive framework to protect government information, operations and assets against threats.  View the Tyco Security Products FISMA-ready configuration guidelines. These guidelines apply to Software House CCURE 9000 and American Dynamics victor video management system (VMS) software and VideoEdge network video recorders.

NERC

The North American Electric Reliabilty Corporation (NERC) is a non-profit organization that works with all stakeholders to develop standards for power system operation, monitoring and enforcing compliance with those standards.

NERC CIP

NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) is 9 standards and 45 requirements covering the security of electronic perimeters and the protection of critical cyber assets as well as personnel and training, security management and disaster recovery planning. View the Tyco NERC-CIP V5 ready configuration guidelines for Software House CCURE and iStar.

DISA

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is a United States Department of Defense (DoD) agency that provides information technology (IT) and communications support to any individual or system contributing to the defense of the United States.

SRG

Security Requirement Guide (SRG) is compilation of singular, actionable statements that comprise a security control or security best. An SRG is used by DISA field security operations and vendor guide developers to build security technical implementation guides (STIGs). I know we cannot stop with the acronyms. A STIG is a guide for implementing IT systems within the DoD. View the Tyco DISA security requirements for VideoEdge using the General Purpose Operating System SRG.

SANS

System Administration Networking and Security (SANS) released Top 20 security vulnerabilities. These are security controls for protecting a network. VideoEdge and victor have been designed and have had the necessary features implemented to assist our installers and users with configuring their networks in the manner they need to implement the SANS controls they elect.

Learn more about our cyber protection program.

New Regional Sales Manager – Midwest

American Dynamics introduces Dan Howard as the new Area Sales Manager for the Midwest. He will oversee sales activities for American Dynamics VideoEdge video recorders, victor video management system, storage solutions and monitors in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, West Virginia and Western Pennsylvania. Dan resides in Cleveland, Ohio.

Dan brings a vast knowledge of video surveillance systems and IP cameras. Most recently, he was a regional sales manager for a video security company.

Dan Howard

Dan Howard
danhoward@tycoint.com
+1.440.552.2063

If you have any American Dynamics questions, please contact Dan. We look forward to working with you.

The PC & Wireless Shop Selects Tyco Security Products Edge Solution

Challenge

The PC & Wireless Shop located in Canandaigua, NY is a leading local retailer and service provider in cellular phones, custom-built computers and laptops, IP security cameras, PBX phone systems and customer service.

The PC & Wireless Shop needed to upgrade its video surveillance system. With the new system, they wanted to better utilize space and find a cost-effective way to capture high quality video.

PC & Wireless Shop

Solution

Illustra-fisheye-camera_PC-Wireless-SHopThe PC & Wireless Shop selected Tyco Security Products edge technology with Illustra IP cameras pre-installed with exacqVision Edge video management system (VMS) software installed directly on the IP camera. Each IP camera acts as its own server, recording video to an onboard SD card. Tyco’s edge recording solution eliminates the need for a server while saving bandwidth and expenses.
The Illustra Edge cameras fully cover the 5,000 square foot space in the shop including the sales floor, warehouse and backroom. The
new Illustra IP cameras drastically improved the image quality.

The onboard exacqVision VMS software gives the Shop owner and employees a full-featured, intuitive VMS software to quickly search video.

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Benefits

Tyco’s edge solution improved image quality, installation and configuration, while saving store owners time and money.

  • Eliminates the need for server
  • Saves money on hardware and installation costs
  • Install faster with pre-configured VMS software directly on IP camera
  • Improves  reliability with video stored on SD card
  • Betters image quality to see critical details

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ISC West 2016 Recap

ISC West, held on April 6 – 8, 2016, drew large crowds to the Tyco Security Products / Illustra IP camera station. We hope you had the opportunity to learn more about our full range of new Illustra domes, PTZ, fisheye, boxes and bullet cameras.

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New Illustra 2MP Mini-Dome Featuring UltraVision Low Light

Illustra showcased its new Pro 2MP mini-dome IP camera with its new UltraVision low light technology to maintain better quality color video.  Beyond the exceptional low light performance, this new mini-dome features true wide dynamic range of 100 db and minimizes bandwidth usage and storage requirements.

Illustra UltraVision Lowlight                       Noise Reduction

UltraVision low light technology drastically improves the ability to identify people and objects of interest in environments near total darkness and removes the need to install supplementary lighting. Ideal for alleyways, parking lots, warehouses, and other challenging lighting settings, Illustra UltraVision provides more

Easy Installation with Tyco Security Products NVRs and VMS Software

American Dynamics VideoEdge and Exacq demonstrated their VMS software running Illustra IP cameras. Illustra cameras combined with another Tyco Security Products solution, whether it is American Dynamics or exacqVision, provides the easiest, high quality, high definition video surveillance solution.

Illustra Pro 2MP 30x PTZ Camera

The new Illustra Pro 2MP 30x PTZ camera shown in the booth at ISC West displayed its powerful optical zoom and high definition video quality to deliver critical details.

Booth visitors had the opportunity to see the new area zoom support for Illustra cameras in exacqVision in action. In live view, users can utilize area zoom for pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras. This allows users to draw a box around a specific region to instantly optically zoom in to see greater detail on objects or people in the distance. In case you missed the booth demo, watch the short recap below to see how it works.

If you didn’t attend ISC West or attended and want to learn more about our Illustra IP camera line, contact your local sales representative. 

Illustra IP Cameras Introduce UltraVision

Illustra’s new UltraVision low light technology gives users a new solution to deliver high quality color images in challenging lighting. As the amount of light in a scene decreases, the Illustra camera will automatically switch to night mode. In night mode, UltraVision works to provide the best quality color image.

What is UltraVision?

UltraVisionIllustra UltraVision technology highlights the Pro mini-dome camera’s ability to perform at a new level in the most difficult light conditions. UltraVision allows the camera to effectively capture high quality color video quality in the darkest environments. The Illustra 2MP mini-dome will maintain color video well below 1 lux.

Low Light Example

Benefits of UltraVision Technology

The Illustra 2MP mini-dome camera utilizes a high sensitivity low noise CMOS progressive sensor, along with UltraVision technology, to deliver high quality color video in the most extreme low light conditions. UltraVision allows the camera to effectively maintain color video well below 1 lux.

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Ideal Applications

This technology is most useful in applications such as indoor and outdoor parking lots, indoor warehouses, dark areas of retail establishments and alleyways. With UltraVision technology, the Illustra mini-dome provides more color video detail for users to more quickly identify people and objects of interest in dark areas. With the 100 db wide dynamic range and noise reduction combined with UltraVision low light technology, the Illustra Pro mini-dome produces exceptional video quality.Performance if Difficult Lighting

View the Illustra camera featuring UltraVision low light technology.

New Illustra Pro 2MP Mini-Domes

Illustra ProThe new high definition Illustra Pro 2 megapixel mini-dome IP cameras introduce UltraVision low light color video technology.

Watch this video to see the new Illustra low light video quality in action.

What is UltraVision Low LightIllustra UltraVision Lowlight
The new Illustra UltraVision technology allows the camera to effectively maintain color video well below 1 lux. This drastically improves the ability to identify people and objects of interest in environments near total darkness. Illustra UltraVision is ideal for applications such as parking lots, alleyways, warehouses and other lowlight settings where maintaining color and video quality is critical to the surveillance operation. In low light mode, UltraVision provides the color detail needed for users to more quickly find clear video evidence for investigations.

Superior Image Quality in Low Light Environments

  • 2MP resolution at fast frame rates
  • Ultravision maintains high quality color video at low light levels below 1 lux
  • Simultaneously view high contrasting areas with true wide dynamic range 100db

Low Light Example

Intelligent Analytics

The Illustra 2MP mini-dome also features advanced on-board analytics including motion detection, face detection, blur detection and tampering. The camera’s features minimize bandwidth use, storage requirements and optimize performance and video quality.

  • Program up to 5 individual regions of interest for integrated analytics
  • Minimizes bandwidth use and storage requirements with H.264
  • Rotates to the optimal image orientation with 9×16 field of view aspect ratio in corridor mode

Simple Installation

Compatible with American Dynamics VideoEdge and exacqVision video management system (VMS) software and recorders, Illustra Pro mini-dome cameras can be easily configured into a video security system saving installation time and money.

The camera is exacqVision Edge ready, so exacqVision VMS software can be installed directly on the camera for a complete high definition IP video solution.

Indoor and Outdoor Models for Most Environments

  • Operates in extreme temperatures as low as
    -30° C 
    with PoE or -40°C with 24Vac power
  • Durable indoor and outdoor models with IK10 rating to protect against vandalism, outdoor models are IP66 rated with an environmental enclosure to protect against water and dust

Learn more about the new Illustra Pro mini-domes and UltraVision low light technology on the Illustra website.