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July 15, 2019

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Tyco ramps up education with new conference plus showroom and training facility

Tyco, the security products division of Johnson Controls, has opened a new interactive showroom and training facility in Ireland.

Located in the Ballymount area of Dublin, the new facility offers system integrators and their customers the chance to see live demonstrations of the latest generation of access control and video surveillance (ACVS) innovations supplied under the Tyco umbrella.

In a training room equipped with workstations, system integrators can learn more about how to install, configure and optimise deployments of a variety of systems. Among others this includes American Dynamics Victor & VideoEdge Video platforms, Exacq Video Management Software, Illustra cameras, Software House CCure Access Control, CEM Access Control Systems and Kantech Access Control platforms.

“In addition to in-depth demonstrations of specific products or software, we are now also able to show how easy it is for users to benefit from a totally integrated security solution via an interactive operational system,” said Colm O’Brien, Tyco’s ACVS business manager in Ireland.

“As an example, we are able to demonstrate the full capabilities of Victor, our Unified Video Management application, which seamlessly synchronises video surveillance with access control, fire, BMS, Drone Detection and mitigation, Radar, Gate Automation, intrusion and other systems, into one powerful, intuitive interface.”

“The Tyco Engage Conference provides an opportunity for our customers to exchange ideas on how to succeed in a highly competitive market.” Alan Riegler, Tyco

Tyco Engage Conference 2019

System integrators also learned how to harness the latest security systems at the recent, inaugural Tyco Engage Conference 2019.

Held at the Melia Villaitana Hotel, Costa Blanca, Spain, the conference had the theme ‘Beyond Security’: a reference to the non-security benefits like operational efficiencies and improvements to customer service offered by the latest security systems.

Alan Riegler, senior sales director EMEA, access & video, for Tyco, opened proceedings.

“We were delighted so many of our customers throughout EMEA accepted our invitation to attend this inaugural event,” said Alan Riegler. “In my opening remarks I took the opportunity to highlight how we intend to build on our reputation for developing quality electronic security products with the introduction of new market leading solutions which incorporate the very latest advances in technology.

“I was also pleased to confirm that whilst almost all Tyco products now have Johnson Controls branding, our security division products are an exception. This decision to retain the Tyco name reflects the fact that we are a well established and highly respected brand within the electronic security sector.”

Some 230 delegates heard presentations on Tyco-branded access control, fire detection, intrusion and video surveillance solutions. These technologies were also showcased in the Tyco Mobile Exhibition Unit parked in the centre of the hotel complex.

Presentation topics included:

  • Tyco’s Cyber Solutions Product Security Program
  • Tyco’s cloud and drone solutions
  • Live demonstrations of the soon-to-be-launched (late 2019) Tyco Frictionless, an advanced face identification solution for access control

“In addition to showcasing how Tyco is no longer just focusing on traditional electronic security products, the event also provided an opportunity for our customers to exchange ideas on how to succeed in a highly competitive market,” added Riegler.

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and multi industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. Our 120,000 employees create intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions, integrated infrastructure and next generation transportation systems that work seamlessly together to deliver on the promise of smart cities and communities.

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