Introducing Learn, our new Online Classroom

Learn, Tyco Security Products’ new online classroom, offers convenient training for Software House, American Dynamics, Illustra and Connected Partner Program products.

Designed to complement traditional classroom training, this handy resource offers an alternative way to better understand and master key product features.

With Learn, installers, end users and administrators can readily access an extensive selection of short how to” video demos right from the desktop or mobile device. Users can use advanced search options — keyword, category, title or description — to quickly find the video resources they need, ideal for troubleshooting in the field.

For even greater convenience, registered users can create their own collections of favorite videos to train themselves on new product features at their own convenience. Registered users can also create/join groups to share key media with other users. Service managers now have a quick, convenient way to alert and train installers about new product features remotely.

For more information, visit Learn or email

Women Entrepreneurs in Science & Technology Awards

Tyco Security Products is proud to announce that Anita Santos, Tyco Security Products’ Vice President of Marketing, is the recipient of a Woman of the Future Award from WEST (Women Entrepreneurs in Science & Technology), an organization that provides a forum for women working in science and technology industries.

Women Entrepreneurs in Science & Technology

Kristy Dunchak, Director of Product Management at Tyco Security Products, will also be recognized as an Up and Coming Awardee at the awards ceremony and panel discussion, on June 16, 6:00-9:00 PM in Cambridge, Mass.

For further information, please read the press release.

Tyco Security Products Road Show Series: Complete & Unified Security Solutions

Tyco Security Products presents its new complete and unified security solution in a series of Road Show stops across the United States this summer. Visit one of these events to hear from Tyco leaders and end users, network with industry professionals and see a demo of our latest product innovations. 

Our Road Shows include:

Road Show

Register for a Road Show near you and learn more about our complete security solutions.

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

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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.

Learn more about Tyco Security Products cyber protection program.

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.


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.


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.


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 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.


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.


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.


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.