Honeywell, REACT Among New Partnerships Launched at ISC West


The growing trend for manufacturers and service providers to partner with each other to offer security solutions over traditional proprietary products was evident at ISC West as several companies used the event as a springboard to announce joint ventures.

Among the affiliations, Honeywell and REACT Systems™ Inc. will provide a unified security solution for mass notification. The offering allows the REACT! Enterprise Critical Response Notification System to interface with Honeywell’s Pro-Watch® security management and WIN-PAK® access control platforms.

Bringing Honeywell and REACT security technologies together provides users with the ability to automate the process of initiating a response to critical scenarios, ensuring that information reaches people quickly so they can take appropriate action.

The interfacing of Honeywell’s Pro-Watch and WIN-PAK platforms with REACT allows notification of security events to occur quickly and efficiently, wherever responders are, using whatever communication methods are available.

Other notable partnerships and agreements announced at ISC West include:

Lenel Systems Int’l Inc. and On-Net Surveillance Systems (OnSSI) will offer a new user-friendly video management platform that provides software tools to seamlessly monitor and manage hundreds of cameras while simultaneously investigating video. In the new agreement Lenel will private-label OnSSI’s video surveillance software, Ocularis, under the name SkyPoint. The open-architecture IP video platform offers a simple, intuitive interface for desktop and control room video wall settings.

OnSSI also announced it has signed an OEM agreement with market category competitor Milestone Systems. The Milestone XProtect IP software platform will act as one of the recording engines for OnSSI’s Ocularis video management platform, with the Milestone application programming interface (API) and OnSSI’s Ocularis facilitating the integration.

ObjectVideo, a provider of intelligent video, announced that Lanaccess, a provider of video encoders with advanced intelligence, is the first of its partners to certify and distribute products as OV Ready™ Premier compliant, the highest level of OV Ready compliance. Lanaccess achieved Premier compliance across its entire onSafe product line, including the new Tracker Box 4 channel analytics-only product currently installed at multiple customer locations, including a major petro-chemical company in the United States.

ObjectVideo also announced that Genetec, a provider of IP security solutions, will integrate the OV Ready™ protocol within its Omnicast video surveillance management solution to interface with ObjectVideo® OnBoard® device partners.

VidSys, a provider of physical security information management (PSIM) software, partnered with ShotSpotter Inc., a provider of acoustic surveillance systems used for gunshot and explosion location and detection. ShotSpotter Gunshot Location System (GLS) alerts are interfaced with VidSys’ PSIM software to enhance real-time situation awareness and incident management by enabling law enforcement, first responders and operations center personnel with acoustic and video information of what occurred that enables them to more effectively verify, respond and resolve incidents.

KORE Telematics, a digital wireless services provider specializing in machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, teamed with RSI Video Technologies to offer an innovative wireless video security system. Powered by the KORE network, the RSI Videofied system can be deployed in minutes to help prevent everything from home intrusion to copper theft. KORE is one of the only specialized networks to provide high-speed transmission rates with support for multiple wireless technologies.

Intransa, a provider of video data management and retention solutions, announced a distribution agreement with Anixter Inc. The accord significantly steps up availability of Intransa’s Smart CCTV upgrades and all IP-based retention products for open NVRs and other surveillance solutions.

Telular Corp. , a provider of wireless communications, and Monitronics, a provider of residential alarm monitoring services, collaborated to increase the deployment of Telguard Digital cellular alarm communicators. Monitronics will make Telular’s TG-1B and TG-11 a preferred primary and backup cellular platform. The companies have also agreed to team up on cobranded materials and joint marketing activities.

PhihongUSA, a provider of Power over Ethernet (PoE) solutions, partnered with Ingram Micro Inc., a technology distributor, to offer its line of midspan products. Serving 150 countries and as the only global IT distributor with operations in Asia, Ingram Micro will provide midspan customers greater access to PhihongUSA’s next generation of PoE power-on-demand products.

Black & Decker and iControl Networks partnered to create integrated wireless and remote residential access control solutions. The collaboration will allow homeowners to remotely and wirelessly control Z-Wave equipped Baldwin® and Kwikset® brand door locks with the iControl Stay Connected™ solution via any Web-enabled device.

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