Tyco Fire & Security to Develop new Solution utilizing Microsoft .NET for Evolving Security Market

New security platform to change the relationship between IT and physical security


Las Vegas, NV, April 5, 2006 - Tyco Fire & Security announced today that it is working with Microsoft to develop a software platform from which essential business and security applications can be created and integrated. Based on Microsoft .NET technologies, the Tyco Fire & Security Software House solution will deliver a more secure and complete solution to customers across the globe.

“We’ve been working with Microsoft for several years, and we’re pleased that our shared objectives of higher security and business productivity have brought us together to create this powerful platform on Microsoft .NET,” said Don Lyman, Vice President of Tyco Fire & Security’s Access Control and Video Systems.

Tyco Fire & Security’s Software House research and development group is developing the application integration platform, based on Microsoft .NET technologies, to allow customers to use industry-standard tools to develop or link other applications more easily, and more powerfully, than ever before.

“This unique platform will allow us to present the most advanced security solution on the market, while maintaining compatibility with our broad base of legacy systems installed around the world,” added Lyman.

“Working with Tyco Fire & Security and the Software House developers, we have seen the high level of experience and skill that has designated them a Microsoft Certified Partner,” said Tim O’Brien, group manager, Platform Strategy Group, Microsoft Corp. “We are excited to see Tyco Fire & Security committed to building cutting-edge, secure applications on Microsoft .NET-based technologies.”

Tyco Fire & Security will showcase its new C·CURE 800 badging module during ISC West in Las Vegas at booth 24011.