MKS now integrates with Bosch cloud-based services
MKS and Bosch Security Systems, Inc. have announced the integration between the MKS (Micro Key Solutions) Central Station platform and the full range of cloud-based video monitoring services from Bosch. This integration fully enables MKS-powered monitoring centers to leverage the Cloud Services from Bosch, which include video verification, 24/7 live intervention, Virtual Guard, Virtual Escort, and Virtual Assistant.
Bosch has created a platform that virtually eliminates the investment required by a central monitoring center (CMS) to offer these services to their dealers and end-customers. There is no specialized software or hardware required for the CMS to further extend its current offerings or to start participating in the video monitoring business.
To help make these services available to the broadest market possible, Bosch has designed all of its IP cameras to connect to the cloud automatically. The installer enters the MAC address into the installer portal, and the connection is established; no router login and configuration is required.
With on-board Intelligent Video Analysis (IVA) and the metadata collected by its IVA cameras, Bosch enables the creation of other support services for the end user such as Customer Traffic Reports.
Bosch has also created a free app, “Site Monitor”, available for Android and iOS devices. With the credentials created by the dealer, the app allows the end-user to connect to any cameras installed at their site and connected to the cloud. Optionally, the end user can also be sent notifications of events being reported at their site, whether it be an IVA-generated alarm or a video verification request from the intrusion panel.
“The partnership with MKS is an important step in helping central monitoring stations to deliver more value to their dealers and end users,” said Chris Larcinese, Manager of Cloud-based Services – North America, Bosch Security Systems, Inc.