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PowerSeries Neo’s Partitioning Ability Proves Perfect as a Retail Store Solution

PowerSeries Neo is perfectly suited to a variety of environments- from new, custom and historic homes, through to small businesses and right up to larger commercial-scale installations. PowerG wireless technology ensures the highest reliability of communications is maintained while supporting multiple partitions, which is paramount to the scalability of the system.

Learn how PowerSeries Neo addresses the security needs of a family-owned grocery store chain in Kansas and Colorado.

The Challenge
The Thrifty King Grocery Store chain needed a system that could reliably handle transmitting alarm signals throughout various buildings across two states.

Thrifty King Grocery Store
The Solution
Thrifty King Grocery Store and its security systems integrator of choice, Alert Alarm Co., chose the hybrid, scalable, PowerSeries Neo security system with industry-leading PowerG technology.

Benefits

  • Quick, wireless installation with minimal disruption to buildings and day-to-day operations
  • Impressive wireless range through PowerG technology
  • Compatibility with Alarm.com for convenient status remote notification on smart devices

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

Challenge

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.

Solution

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

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Benefits

  • 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.

ID Solutions Chooses Tyco Security Products hattrix Access Control Solution

The Challenge
ID Solutions, a large information technology company, needed a comprehensive and scalable access control solution to help operate/manage security for the firm’s multiple properties, tenants and locations. ID Solutions also required a centralized system on one unified platform with a single user interface that could be monitored remotely from any internet connected PC or mobile device.

The Solution
With the help of integrator CCS, ID Solutions identified Tyco Security Products’ Kantech hattrix security service as the best fit to manage several multi-state properties, including rental units. ID Solutions opted for CCS’ hosted service in which all access control data resides in secure, cloud-based servers managed by CSS while giving ID Solutions security staff the ability to monitor day-to-day security tasks.

Benefits
  • Significantly reduced costs by outsourcing the system’s database, server applications, and hardware infrastructure and maintenance
  • Simplified security operations as CSS provides the initial configuration of the system and its components, and updates and advanced software changes
  • Streamlined daily operations as ID Solutions staff performs day-to-day security tasks from a single, centralized interface
  • Monitoring from virtually anywhere with EntraPass Web or EntraPass Go mobile app

Camosun College Utilizes Tyco Security Products for Complete Security Solution

Challenge

Camosun College is a multi-campus, community college with a student population of approximately 16,000. Located in Victoria, British Columbia, the college offers more than 160 academic programs and includes two campuses.

With new construction taking place on campus along with renovation, Camosun College sought an integrated security solution that could integrate with their existing Kantech access control system and existing cameras while also cost-effectively upgrading to newer, easier to use IP technology.

Camosun College

Solution

Camosun College selected Tyco Security Products to provide a complete security solution. Tyco’s video surveillance, intrusion and access control system allowed the college greater control to operate all security systems from one, easy-to-use interface.

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Benefits

  • Saves time and money with faster response to critical alarms
  • Quicker investigations and simpler for employees to navigate
  • Easy operation through one integrated interface
  • Cost-effective migration from analog to IP video system
  • Support for entire security system from one company
  • Protect campus’ students, staff and visitors
Camosun Case Study

Innovative Products from Tyco Security Products Get Awarded in China

DSC PowerSeries Neo and Visonic PowerMaster-10 were awarded a&s 2015 Top 10 Intelligent Security Solutions, and Top 10 Alarm Security Product respectively for the breakthrough PowerG technology.

Awards

As the premier industry media, a&s elected the Top 10 product/solution based on stringent standards, open testing, as well as consultation from security experts. The results of this testing provides integrators, installers and end-users a valuable reference when selecting products for their projects.

DSC’s PowerSeries Neo Provides An Intrusion Solution to Grow Along with the Business

Tyco Security Product’s hybrid PowerSeries Neo intrusion system proves to be the perfect choice for Millworks Custom Manufacturing – a flourishing business with dozens of perimeter doors built into a challenging metal and concrete infrastructure. Read how PowerSeries Neo provides around the clock security to over 140,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehousing space.

The Challenge

Millworks Custom Manufacturing grew over the years, expanding into adjacent areas of the building. The current footprint of over 140,000 square feet (13,000 square meters) boasts a U-shaped designed building and thick, steel barrier walls – a real challenge for even the most robust security systems.

The Solution

DSC PowerSeries Neo, a scalable intrusion system equipped with PowerG technology, addressed the current need of 58 zones of coverage, leaving Millworks Custom Manufacturing with capacity for 70 further zones to expand into, if required in the future. The wireless capabilities which come with PowerG technology, enable the system to transmit through large concrete walls as well as across a parking lot.

PowerSeries Neo covers 140,000 square feet (13,000 square meters) of surface, including a parking lot in this installation

Benefits:

• Most reliable communication over an extensive building span over a parking lot
• Outstanding and highly encrypted communication paths despite challenging environments
• Capacity for high transmission ranges with improved battery life
• Cost saving simplicity of installation and easy maintenance
• A future-proof investment to suit future needs
• Primed for interactive services

Read the entire case study here:

Learn more about Tyco Security Products commercial wireless solutions.

Advanced Technology College (ATC) Uses DSC Security Systems to Protect Students and Assets

DSC’s PowerSeries Neo Provides Reliable Protection Over an Extensive Range

The Challenge

Advanced Technology College in Daytona, Florida, required an intrusion solution to offer protection for valuable assets and safety for students and staff in a more than 120,000 square feet (11,148 square meters) state-of-the-art building with a challenging metal and concrete infrastructure and costly Third Party monitoring over plain old telephone service.

ATC

The Solution

DSC’s PowerSeries Neo hybrid security solution overcame the radio frequency challenges with PowerG’s high transmission range capacity. Paired with a reliable Sur-Gard receiver, campus staff were able to self-monitor the premises, cutting down the operation costs while increasing the staff and faculties sense of security.

Transmission Range
PowerSeries Neo effective transmission range in this installation: 3,937 Feet (1200 meters)

Benefits:

  • Most reliable protection over an extensive perimeter
  • Outstanding and highly encrypted communication paths despite challenging environments
  • Capacity for high transmission ranges with improved battery life
  • Cost saving simplicity of installation and easy maintenance
  • Self-monitoring option through reliable Sur-Gard receivers
  • Primed for interactive services

Read the entire case study here
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New exacqVision, Kantech and DSC Combined Security Solution

With the introduction of exacqVision 7.4, Tyco Security Products now  offers a complete platform for users to operate video surveillance, intrusion and access control from one easy-to-use interface. The new DSC PowerSeries Neo native integration combined with the Kantech access control integration introduced in exacqVision 7.2, gives users greater control to operate all security operations at once, reducing complexity for security personnel while saving time and money.

New exacqVision Video & DSC PowerSeries Neo Intrusion Integration

exacqVision 7.4 offers a complete platform for users to manage video surveillance, access control and now intrusion from one easy-to-use interface. Through exacqVision Camera Links, users can arm and disarm the system by simply clicking in live view and entering the access code.

exacqVision NEO Alarms Map

PowerSeries NEOWith the DSC PowerSeries Neo integration users can:

  • Arm and disarm the system
  • Arm and disarm from Exacq Mobile
  • Receive push notifications on Exacq Mobile for triggered alarms
  • See partition and zone status on cameras
  • See partition and zone status on maps
  • Configure event linking actions
  • Configure event monitoring actions

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exacqVision Video & Kantech EntraPass Access Control

exacqVision 7.2 introduced Kantech EntraPass integration, providing users with the ability to control doors and locks directly from the live view page of the exacqVision client. With this integration, door controls can be associated with cameras using exacqVision Camera Links. This integration puts the most needed access control commands at the operator’s fingertips to vastly improve response time to critical alarms and events.

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The integration displays door status on maps and allows for configuration of Event Linking actions triggered by EntraPass door status alerts. All exacqVision users can see the door status on linked cameras, but must input Kantech permissions to operate doors.

Learn more about how Tyco Security Products can provide a complete security solution.

Centra-Larm: A Central Station Ready for the Future

Many people don’t give alarms and their monitoring much thought in their day-to-day lives. But alarms systems continually monitor our homes, workplaces and communities in order to identify a problem as soon as something happens. From the carbon monoxide detector in our apartment building to the intrusion panel at the office to the alarm system that protects a town’s public drinking water, alarm monitoring has become part of our everyday lives, whether we realize it or not.

RSCS CentraLarm WomanControlStationAlarm monitoring technology has evolved to go beyond intrusion and fire alarm monitoring to also include water pressure change, carbon monoxide, fire, openings and closings, temperature changes, gas leaks alarms and medical alerts (PERS). In addition, market demand continues to increase for video monitoring, GPS monitoring and two-way voice services.

Offering these types of services is important, that’s why Centra-Larm has grown its business over the years from its primary focus on fire alarms to now include a broad array of third party alarm monitoring services. Today the company monitors more than 90,000 alarms from its three central stations in New Hampshire and California.

To meet the current and changing needs of its customers, Centra-Larm has been a longtime customer of Tyco Security Products’ Sur-Gard receivers to provide its central stations with the broad functionality and high-speed transmissions needed for such a wide and varied customer base.

With such a large number of and many types of alarms monitored, Centra-Larm’s central stations need to be fast, versatile and highly automated. That means supporting more than 100 communication formats and the capability to monitor IP transmitters.

At many central stations, it might not be uncommon for an operator to handle a signal for a burglar alarm at a residential property one minute, then have to respond to an alarm indicating a change in temperature in a refrigerator at a grocery store the next. Thanks to technology, the role of the central station and the types of systems that central station operators monitor has changed considerably. It’s a boon to the growth and the development of the central station industry.

As a force in the alarm market for the last 27 years, Centra-Larm understands that the ability to change is often crucial to survival and prosperity. That includes being able to handle multiple forms of simultaneous alarm signal communication and being able to adapt to the ever-changing customer expectations as technology continues to offer new benefits to dealers and end users.

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How has central station receiver technology developed in recent years? Learn more about Sur-Gard SG-Systems, and its newly released Sur-Gard System 5 IP-based receiver, which supports visual alarm verification and is recognized as a powerful, yet space saving system.

Read more about how Centra-Larm is using Sur-Gard to serve its 90,000 commercial and residential customers.

Commercial Wireless Intrusion: It’s Becoming Reality

Often integrators and systems installers don’t think of wireless intrusion as a first option for a commercial customer. Historically, wireless intrusion solutions have been seen as unreliable, plagued by interference and offering a short battery life. But it’s time to reconsider wireless intrusion’s suitability for commerce and examine just what current systems have to offer, given recent technological advances.

Poor reliability and substantial interference have been the two biggest complaints about wireless intrusion. The introduction of frequency hopping within wireless devices has solved some of this. Frequency hopping allows an intrusion device to hop around channels within the specified frequency at a constant pace to find the clearest signal, making it difficult to hack or penetrate. Frequency hopping divides a large frequency band into 50 channels, which translates to less interference and increased reliability. Adaptive path technology then finds the most efficient path to the intrusion panel so that, together with frequency hopping and 128-bit encryption, devices can communicate to one another easily and securely.

Another technology that benefits wireless intrusion is two-way synchronous communication or TDMA. With traditional one-way devices, there is no communication between an alarm device and the panel. Two-way devices allow for back and forth communication and result in less noise, which can be a problem when using a large number of devices.

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Ease of installation and low maintenance are musts for the commercial intrusion market. The adaptability of cutting-edge wireless intrusion systems makes installation even easier. Already simple to install because wireless systems do not require installers to pull wire, installers can now install or update devices at any time. In addition, new technology in wireless devices can help an installer identify signal strength issues before mounting a sensor, for example.

Along with providing powerful analytic options and remote management, two-way communication makes maintenance and troubleshooting easier. Remote management allows installers and end users to solve problems without having to visit each device in person. Technology like this saves both the installer and end user time and money, providing faster troubleshooting and less down time.

The efficiency of all these advancements, including adaptive path technology and frequency hopping, results in battery savings. Battery power is no longer eaten up by signals that go nowhere or are inefficient, one-way communications. Plus these systems do not require high-capacity batteries. Add to this a longer batter life, typically five to eight years, and the user sees significant cost savings with wireless intrusion technology when it comes to battery power.

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As technology in general has evolved, so too has wireless technology. Personal computers, which at one time required an Ethernet cord to connect to the Internet, now rely on wireless technology to transmit information. The same is true for the movies we watch, which can now be streamed wirelessly and directly to the television set.

As the use of wireless intrusion systems has grown it has provided the commercial user with the convenience of easier installation and maintenance, battery savings, and most importantly, high reliability. With these evolutions in technology and reliability, wireless intrusion is becoming not only a viable option in the commercial market, but could become the preferred choice of the future.

Learn more about PowerG 2-way wireless communication and the technologies from Tyco Security Products enabling this move into the commercial space.