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Honeywell Teams With Boeing to Develop New System to Secure Airports, Shopping Malls, Campuses, Industrial Facilities
Apr 07, 2011 (04:04 PM EDT)


Integrated Security Platform to Provide More Visual Context to Alarm Events and Help Improve Response

LAS VEGAS, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) is teaming with The Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) to create an integrated security and building management platform to help improve safety and operations at large facilities. The system provides a comprehensive view of alarm-triggering events using three-dimensional high-definition models and video surveillance, delivering real-time, detailed visual information so security personnel can effectively deploy a more accurate response.

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The solution will combine Honeywell's extensive security and building management portfolios – including its range of security sensors, video surveillance, access control, and intrusion-detection systems – to feed information into Boeing's Visual Security Operations Console (VSOC). Used by the U.S. Department of State and large commercial installations in markets like industrial manufacturing, retail, entertainment and transportation, VSOC provides 3-D views of facilities to help security personnel rapidly assess and respond to incidents and, work more effectively with law enforcement to reduce criminal activity.

"Integrating Honeywell's security and building management technology into our VSOC platform greatly enhances the customer's overall situational awareness, resulting in improved facility operations and personnel safety," said Tim Peters, Boeing vice president, Global Security Systems. "The new system represents a critical solution for infrastructure protection and enterprise operational efficiencies."

This approach has helped VSOC operators double the amount of sensors, events and alerts they can effectively monitor, and is ideal for security personnel charged with monitoring multiple facilities spread over large distances. If a Honeywell sensor detects an intruder in one building, for example, VSOC automatically presents security personnel with a 3-D view of the area, live video from the Honeywell camera and automated instructions. The operator can then verify the alarm, easily check nearby cameras and describe the location for local responders – all without having to physically be in the area.

"We're seeing more organizations inquire about integrated security and building management systems because the operational benefits not only improve safety and security, they also help the overall organization run more effectively," said Scott Harkins, president and general manager, Honeywell Systems. "As the interest in integrated systems grows, distributors and security dealers that serve high-end markets must be ready to offer technology such as the joint Honeywell-Boeing platform that streamlines their customers' operations."

The integrated platform is expected to be commercially available in the third quarter of 2011. For more information, please visit www.honeywell.com/security or www.boeingvsoc.com.

Honeywell International (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com.

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SOURCE Honeywell