The cloud, mobile-device proliferation, and easier system integration are some of today’s key technology trends reflected in the new products and services Honeywell (NYSE: HON) will showcase at ISC West 2013 in Las Vegas next month. The lineup will include enhanced versions of several Honeywell products that have drawn praise from the security dealer and integrator communities for their abilities to simplify installation, operation and maintenance, while also helping those professionals distinguish their businesses.
The newest versions of LYNX Touch 5100 and Tuxedo Touch? wireless security systems highlight the residential systems, while commercial offerings such as Pro-Watch? access control, the MAXPRO family of network video recorders (NVRs) and the recently announced MAXPRO? Cloud 3.0 hosted video will also be demonstrated.
“If there’s a common theme that runs across the technologies we’re showcasing this year, it’s probably ‘mainstream,’” said Scott Harkins, president of Honeywell Security Products Americas. “A lot of trends like mobile, the cloud and connected home and business used to be considered novelties, but that time is gone. They’re expectations of today’s end users, which is why we’ve continued to invest in enhancing technologies like LYNX, Tuxedo with Total Connect and the MAXPRO platform.”
Specific enhancements visitors will learn about at Honeywell Booth No. 14023 include:
LYNX Touch 5100 – Scheduled for release later in Q2 is an updated version of the award-winning, self-contained, wireless system with Z-Wave integration and Wi-Fi alarm communications. The LYNX Touch 5100 wireless system extends its connected home capabilities by offering advanced sensor technology for garage-door control, as well as alerts for severe weather such as tornadoes. Beyond the ability to simply control garage doors, however, the LYNX Touch system can sense if a garage door is accidentally left open during a pre-designated time set by the owner – and then closes the door itself automatically. This sensor advancement can pave the way for future capabilities in the connected home space.
Tuxedo Touch touchscreen controller with Honeywell Total Connect? Remote Services – Pairing Honeywell’s popular touchscreen controller with Honeywell Total Connect remote services ties together all of the technology in users’ homes and businesses – such as security, cameras and Z-wave enabled lights, thermostats, locks and shades – to increase comfort, enhance lifestyles and make more homes and buildings energy efficient. Integration with Honeywell Total Connect allows home and business owners to control the system from any Internet-enabled device, including smartphones, mobile tablets, PCs, laptops and others from anywhere in the world. The combined solution will be available in late Spring.
MAXPRO Cloud 3.0 hosted video service – Announced earlier this month, the latest version of the award-winning, hosted-video system gives companies more options for storing surveillance clips; it’s among the first in the security industry to combine local storage, USB-based storage, a networked attached storage (NAS) appliance, and cloud-based backup. Its enhanced online tools, including a digital dashboard, allow users to easily manage surveillance across multiple sites, improving overall security while reducing costs.
MAXPRO NVR 2.5 – The latest portfolio of MAXPRO network video recorders (XE, SE, and PE) and their software-only options are fully compatible with Honeywell’s new line of ONVIF Profile S-compliant IP cameras. Other enhancements include integration with smart video motion detection (VMD), 360-degree camera support and a calendar search. Its new virtualization support for NVRs saves end users time and money by allowing them to use existing servers to virtualize video surveillance on the same infrastructure.
Pro-Watch 4.1 security management platform – The newest version of the widely used Pro-Watch security management platform allows security professionals to more-easily design “connected-business” systems using a Honeywell software development kit. The open system also now supports SALTO disconnected readers, which secure entry ways more effectively without traditional hardware and wiring. Additionally, the latest version is compatible with Honeywell’s Vindicator? Standard Edition (SE) intrusion detection system, which now enables large commercial sites to use military-grade protection to secure their perimeters and manage event information gathered from interior and perimeter intrusion, video detection, access control and fire systems.