LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 21, 2007 â€“ Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced the launch of Pro-Watch with VISTA integration, a single interface that combines an easy-to-use access control system with video and intrusion. Pro-Watch offers a complete security management solution including access control, alarm monitoring, video badging and CCTV system interface. Pro-Watch with VISTA integration is the next generation of the Pro-Watch platform. It incorporates industry-leading security products into a powerful, comprehensive security solution for customers.
â€œBy offering a robust software interface that now includes VISTA compatibility to the enterprise market, Honeywell can now provide true end-to-end solutions for our customers,â€ said Joseph J. Crowley, product marketing manager for commercial products, Honeywell. â€œWe now have a unique opportunity to provide integrated scalable solutions that are specifically tailored to help our customers grow their businesses.â€
Benefits of the integrated Pro-Watch with VISTA system include:
â€¢ Enhanced intrusion function. Adding VISTA to an existing Pro-Watch installation allows users to take advantage of added features such as centralized multi-site alarm management and real-time event and alarm reporting.
â€¢ Increased system security for customers. The combination of Pro-Watch with VISTA integration and Honeywellâ€™s DVM (Digital Video Manager), Rapid Eyeâ„¢ Multi-Media Series and/or Fusion DVRs makes it easy to identify, retrieve, and play back events and alarms.
â€¢ Greater sales opportunities for dealers. Because it provides a three-in-one solution, dealers are able to offer end users substantial enhancements to existing systems or significantly improve the operation of new security systems by reducing training and labor.
â€¢ Incremental revenue advantages. The new Pro-Watch integration allows dealers to add digital video or intrusion functionality to existing access installations as customer needs change, creating additional revenue and increased customer retention.
â€œWeâ€™ve taken three industry-leading security products and merged them into one robust security platform,â€ said Carlos Lopez-Reyna, Pro-Watch product manager, Honeywell. â€œThis is truly a complete â€˜One Honeywellâ€™ solution for our customers.â€
Pro-Watch with VISTA integration is ideal for installations of any size. Users can choose from three editions of Pro-Watch: Enterprise Edition manages an enterprise-wide security system; Corporate Edition is designed for applications with at least two users and 96 doors; and Professional Edition provides an economical solution for small to midsize applications with one to five users and up to 64 entrances. Honeywell will demonstrate Pro-Watch with VISTA at ISC West 2007 at booth #15025; commercial availability is expected this summer. For more information, visit www.honeywellintegrated.com.