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With the latest release of its Building Integration System (BIS), Bosch Security Systems offers video and access integration and situational awareness. Combining building management functions in one platform, the BIS presents an interface to various sub-systems. Integrated are security-, life safety-, communication-, and building management in one front-end system with a customisable user interface.

The Building Integration System (BIS) features third-party integration. This includes building management systems with analog sensor values like temperature, power consumption or oxygen levels. Now these can be graphically displayed on the operator client. So for example, by monitoring energy consumption or air quality and temperature, an operator can react before a critical situation arises.

Now, with the update to version 3.0, the video integration supports any recording from Bosch such as DVR 400/600/700, BRS (HD) plus the latest VRM version. New video devices can be integrated faster due to updated driver packages. The product can now also act on events triggered by the Intelligent Video Analysis (IVA) from Bosch such as automatically initiating an evacuation procedure if an abandoned piece of luggage is detected. Or, if a crowd is forming in front of an emergency exit during a fire alarm, other exit options could open.

Similarly, at the user level, the product developers have added to the situational awareness and efficiency. Included is a better correlation of alarms and related videos reducing the response time in critical alarm situations and handling large amounts of card holders in the integrated Access Engine.

Holger Maier, Senior Product Manager at Bosch Security Systems, says: “To completely secure and monitor a building, you need a number of functions that have to be interoperable. This is where the BIS comes in. This new version offers a combination of the latest security-, life safety-, communication- and building management solutions on just one platform, plus a customisable user interface and adaptable workflows.”

As reflected by about 3,000 installations worldwide, BIS is suitable the makers say for medium to large projects, and expands in line with the facility under surveillance. It allows a single operator to monitor and control all the security and life safety systems, while enabling faster responses to emergencies and greater overall situational awareness. Integrating all these functions also frees up staff for other duties who would otherwise only be able to monitor one system at a time.


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