Bosch Introduces Enterprise-Level Building Integration System

Bosch Security Systems, a leading manufacturer of high-quality security systems and components, has introduced the Building Integration System (BIS), the industry's most economical and scalable integrated building and enterprise management system. BIS is ideal for a wide range of applications including retail chains, banks, warehouses, university campuses, multi-facility medical complexes, office buildings and correctional facilities.

Unlike older, less flexible hard-wired systems, Bosch's Building Integration System seamlessly integrates physical and electronic security, access control, CCTV, fire systems, imaging, photo badging and building management systems. By allowing all components to easily exchange data, they work together more efficiently and effectively than they would independently, improving their performance and value and improving overall protection.

Based on cross-platform open connectivity standards (OPC), an innovative, open design that blends security system technology with information technology, Bosch's Building Integration System helps cut operating costs and increases operating efficiency. OPC technology eliminates the need for expensive custom interfaces and drivers and promotes interoperability among the widest available range of security and CCTV, building management and process control systems as well as different computing solutions and platforms. BIS uses OPC standard connectivity for most Bosch security system components as well as host level interoperability with many other systems such as BacNet, LonWorks, Modbus, ProfiBus, and X-10.

BIS provides a unified point of control to manage one site or many sites that simplifies operation and reduces training costs as well as the number of trained operators needed. The HTML-based interface is customizable, user-friendly, easily accessible via Internet or intranet, and offers identical message handling for all connected systems. The database is designed around the widely accepted Microsoft MSDE and SQL Server 2000 standards for database management, ensuring the upgrade path of the system.

The system fully supports AutoCAD graphic drawing display formats, including optional layered 3D and 2D site/floor plans, pan/zoom navigation and installed device control.

Operating on MS-Windows based workstations and servers, Bosch's Building Integration System is network-ready and scalable to fit any size business, from a single site to enterprise-class operations. With its modular design, the system can be extended at any time with additional security, access control, video and automation engines.

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