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Johnson Controls introduces Tyco Cloud


August 7, 2019
By SP&T Staff
SP&T Staff

MILWAUKEE — Johnson Controls has announced Tyco Cloud, a new cloud-based security suite developed to help customers move security infrastructure for access control and video surveillance to the cloud.

Johnson Controls says the platform can reduce costs, improve enterprise security management and scale security operations on-demand, and that cloud solutions from Tyco run on an open microservices architecture to ensure fast, scalable and secure services.

“Our customers worldwide are embracing and accelerating digital transformation to make their businesses more intelligent, agile and cost-effective,” said Martin Renkis, general manager of Cloud Solutions, Global Security Products at Johnson Controls, in a prepared statement. “Tyco Cloud empowers this digital transformation with on-demand security management that enables organizations to securely and cost-effectively customize their video surveillance and access control solutions based on site-specific and enterprise-wide requirements.”

According to Johnson Controls, for video surveillance, organizations can enable Tyco Cloud with any Illustra Cloud Camera or leverage existing camera systems using Tyco Cloud Gateways, which will automatically locate existing cameras from dozens of different manufacturers on a network and enable secure cloud management of those cameras. The platform enables video storage in camera, in gateway, in low latency cloud, in high latency cloud or a hybrid combination.

Johnson Controls says the interface allows users to customize multiple recording parameters, such as which cameras to record and for how long, video resolution, as well as create unique upload schedules to minimize bandwidth consumption. The service also offers Cold Cloud video storage for high latency online archiving. The Hyper View feature enables users to search through 24 hours of recorded video from up to 100 cameras within 60 seconds. Tyco Cloud surveillance also supports analytics such as heat mapping, object detection and crowd formation.

The firm says that for access control, the ioSmart solutions from Tyco Cloud enable smartphone-based mobile credentials and smart key-managed access control.

Also, connected devices, as well as the cloud platform, are supported by the Johnson Controls Cyber Solutions Product Security Program, to deliver safeguards against cyber attacks.