Tyco’s Jay Hauhn on technology opportunities post-split

Expect more cloud, mobility, and analytics offerings; NFC on the horizon
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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

BOCA RATON, Fla.—With Tyco now a standalone company, it will be easier for Tyco Integrated Security to research and deploy new technology, Jay Hauhn, chief technology officer, VP of industry relations for Tyco Integrated Security, told Security Systems News.  

As an independent company, Tyco Integrated Security can focus “entirely on delivering leading security solutions to our commercial business clients,” Hauhn said.

The innovative application of “cloud offerings, mobility and analytics for both data and video,” can solve security challenges for end users, he said.

Cloud-based services “lower the total cost of ownership, allowing end-users to implement security measures that may have previously been cost prohibitive … while data and video analytics allow computing resources to filter through the minutia, looking for meaningful events/incidents,” Hauhn said.

Also, mobility means security practitioners can keep an eye on their businesses remotely.

Hauhn touted Tyco's video services, where customers’ video recording and management systems are managed centrally by Tyco. “Our hosted video provides customers with centralized video storage options without the cost, equipment and maintenance of storing and managing their own video on site. Using Internet connection and IP cameras, our hosted video customers can access their video remotely from anywhere, as the data is hosted in the cloud,” he explained.

Video systems bring business value by providing customers with analytics for better business intelligence, Hauhn pointed out. “Examples include capturing footage of shoppers reacting to a new product launch, in-store traffic flow, employees interacting with customers, [and] quality control.”

Today’s mobile workforce has different needs and demands, Hauhn said. And Tyco is helping customers meet this challenge with offerings such as its Mobile Security Management system that “can verify events without having to drive to a physical location, add or change user codes if staffing or personnel issues arise, and review details before and after a particular incident.”

Tyco Integrated Security has “a lot of interest” in near field communications. “NFC coupled with mobility devices provides unique authentication functionality. NFC has the potential to radically change many of the industry's standard product offerings,” Hauhn said.