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 new patent  Building management system method and interface

A connected services system manages assets of building management systems of different organizations. An application server collects information from the assets, which is stored in various data stores associated with an account of the client organization, including an asset store, a group hierarchy store, a user account store, an asset... Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

 new patent  Building asset management system

A connected services system manages assets of building management systems of different organizations. An application server collects information from the assets, which is stored in various data stores associated with an account of the client organization, including an asset store, a group hierarchy store, a user account store, an asset... Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

 new patent  Fire alarm inspection application and user interface

A system and method for facilitating inspection of fire alarm systems includes a graphical user interface rendered on a touchscreen display of a mobile computing device receiving selections of inspection results. The graphical user interface includes a testing pane, which indicates devices that are currently being tested, and a selection... Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

Combined motion detection and access control system and method

A combined motion detection and access control method and system, the system including a processor for receiving an indication of motion detection within a premises and for ascertaining an area within which the motion was detected; at least one transmitter operable, responsive to receiving, from the processor, an indication of... Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

Dynamic threat analysis engine for mobile users

Techniques for detecting conditions at a geographic location are described. The techniques receive plural information feeds, aggregate the information according commonality of information, and analyze information from the plural information feeds according to rules. Upon detection of a rule being triggered for a particular user, the techniques produce or spawn... Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

System and providing temporary power to intermittent units

A system and method for providing temporary power to an intermittent unit of a fire alarm system device. The intermittent unit is intermittently activated. The fire alarm system device includes a power storage unit for providing temporary power to the intermittent unit and a voltage converter for providing power at... Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

Enhanced signal amplitude in acoustic-magnetomechanical eas marker

Systems (100) and methods (600) for making a marker. The methods comprise: obtaining a resonator material which has been annealed under a tensile force selected to provide a maximum resonant amplitude at a bias field Hmax in the marker; and providing with the bias material of the marker an operating... Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

Method and information management

Disclosed are techniques that use devices with corresponding identity wallet applications that execute on an electronic processor device of the devices, and which identity wallets store identity information and encrypt the stored identity information. A distributed ledger system, and a broker system that interfaces to the wallet and the distributed... Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

Modular wireless mass evacuation notification system

Monitoring and mass notification systems, such as fire alarm systems, for use in occupied structures, and more particularly to wireless monitoring and mass notification systems include wireless base units that can be modular in design. This allows horns, mini horns, strobes, and audio messaging modules (e.g., speakers) to be physically... Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

Modular wireless mass evacuation notification system

Monitoring and mass notification systems, such as fire alarm systems, for use in occupied structures, and more particularly to wireless monitoring and mass notification systems include wireless base units that can be modular in design. This allows horns, mini horns, strobes, and audio messaging modules (e.g., speakers) to be physically... Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

Fire detection system with automatic firmware updating

A system and method for updating the firmware of slave units in a fire system detects whether a new slave unit has been installed and compares the version of the firmware in the newly-installed slave unit with that of previously-installed slave units of the same type (including any backup copies... Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

Fire detection system with distributed file system

A distributed file system for a vehicle fire system leverages unused memory in slave modules. Such a system comprises file metadata stored on the master module, which includes information about specific files and the location of used and unused memory throughout the system, including memory on the master module and... Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

Security sensing method and apparatus

Optical data transceiver is used to illuminate a secured space with an optical data signal which has been modulated to contain a first data sequence. One or more retroreflected optical data signals are received at the optical data transceiver from reflector elements disposed in the secured space. The retroreflected optical... Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

Addressing slave units in fire detection system

A method and system for assigning working addresses to slave units in a vehicle fire system. Slave units responding to a default address are identified along with available working addresses. Individual slave units are isolated at the default address by instructing the slaves to compare their serial numbers to a... Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

Method for detecting floods and spills using lifi

Monitoring a water intrusion condition at a facility comprises using an optical data transceiver to illuminate a monitored interior space with an optical data signal which has been modulated to contain a first data sequence. The optical data transceiver receives one or more retroreflected optical data signals which have been... Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

Method and system for liquid cleaning of smoke sensor heads

A system and method for cleaning the fire detection sensor of a fire detection device, such as a smoke detector, includes flowing halocarbon liquid over the fire detection sensor. A pump continuously recirculates the halocarbon liquid between a sensor holder and a reservoir, while a cleaning action is applied by... Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

Fire detection system with self-testing fire sensors

The system and method provide for the monitoring and trending the rate at which fire detection devices get dirty. This information is used to determine which devices are clogged or getting clogged and to establish that the chambers are open to air flow because they are accumulating dirt over time.... Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

Mesh network testing fire alarm system

A system and method for testing fire detection and fire annunciation/notification devices of a fire alarm system includes a central operations system, which provides a link between a control panel of the fire alarm system and a mobile computing device operated by a technician. One or more wireless nodes create... Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

Sensor based premises safety and operational profiling based on drift analysis

A system includes plural sensor devices installed at a premises and a server computer coupled to a network and in communication with a gateway, which receives a risk profile for a physical premises, collect sensor information from the plural sensor devices and receives data feeds relevant to a location of... Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

Remote-control security monitoring system and method

A remote-control security monitoring system (100), including an access permissions receiver (120) operable for receiving, from a first entity having first access permissions to the premises automation system (102), second access permissions to the premises automation system, a premises monitoring selector (125) operable for receiving, from the first entity, a... Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

Security tag

Systems (100) and methods (1000) for operating a Security Tag (“ST”). The methods involve rotating a Rotational Clip (“RC”) of ST (132) towards a Housing Base (“HB”) of ST until RC (406) contacts a latch (610) disposed within HB (404), where an article resides between a first pad (602) fixedly... Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

Adaptive video advertising using eas pedestals or similar structure

Adaptive system for communicating with a customer in a retail store environment includes a sensor disposed at a sensor location in a retail environment. The sensor location is selected so that the sensor captures information that facilitates identification of at least one trait associated with a customer located proximate to... Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

Strobe notification appliance with directional information

A strobe notification appliance that outputs directional information is disclosed. The strobe notification appliance may generate, in addition to notification of the fire condition, directional information (e.g., such as away from the unavailable exit paths and/or toward the preferred exit paths). In one instance, the strobe notification appliance includes a... Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

Interface actuator device and use

An interface actuator device, an interface actuator system, and a system and method for remotely controlling an interface of a control panel are disclosed. The interface actuator device includes an actuator for controlling the interface of the control panel and an attachment mechanism for mounting the interface actuator device to... Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

Systems and methods for tracking items removed without authorization from secured locations

Tracking items of items in a facility involves using an RFID portal system to determine when an EAS tag containing an RFID element has exited from a secured area within the facility. The EAS tag is triggered to initiate a wireless beacon signal upon exiting. Thereafter, control logic associated with... Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

Rfid proximity tack for rfid detacher

Systems (100, 1300) and methods (1700, 1800) for detaching a tag (1304) from an article. The methods comprise: detecting when the tag is in proximity to a detaching unit (1302); verifying that the article has been accepted for a purchase transaction or has been successfully purchased using information received from... Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

Control tag with environmentally selected conditional response

Systems (100) and methods (300) for selective device responsiveness using a plurality of control tags (132) affixed to a plurality of objects (102). The methods involve: receiving, by a plurality of control tags, a reporting command signal sent from an interrogation device via a communications link; and communicating a response... Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

Systems and methods for estimating a tag's location

Systems (100) and methods for determining a location of a tag (310). The methods involve: receiving, at each detector of a plurality of detectors (202-216, 306, 308), a device transmission periodically transmitted from the tag; determining, by the detectors, Received Signal Strength Indictors (“RSSIs”) for the device transmission received thereat;... Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

Wireless sensor network

A networked system for managing a physical intrusion detection/alarm includes an upper tier of server devices, comprising: processor devices and memory in communication with the processor devices, a middle tier of gateway devices that are in communication with upper tier servers, and a lower level tier of devices that comprise... Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

Door lock extender and use

A door lock extender and method of using the door lock extender in connection with a control panel box. The door lock extender includes an extender base having a lock slot for accepting a tang latch of a lock and an extender latch that is configured to engage a catch... Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

Sprinkler installation tools and methods

Installation tools and methods for installing a sprinkler within an opening or through hole in a wall or ceiling of an area to be protected. The tools include a reference surface and a gauge to be contacted by a sprinkler frame. The reference surface locates the gauge to define an... Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

Controlled system and methods for storage fire protection

Fire protection systems and methods for ceiling-only high-piled storage protection. The systems include a plurality of fluid distribution devices disposed beneath a ceiling and above a high-piled storage commodity having a nominal storage height ranging from a nominal 20 ft. to a maximum nominal storage height of 55 ft. and... Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

Wet fire protection storage

Fire protection systems and methods of fire protection systems for protection of a stored commodity. The systems and methods included a plurality of fluid distribution devices disposed above the stored commodity and configured for selective identification and controlled actuation in response to a fire. The systems have a hydraulic demand... Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

04/13/17 / #20170103645

Dual communication-interface facility monitoring and management system and method

A dual communication-interface facility monitoring and management system, the system including a multiplicity of facility monitoring\management devices, the devices including at least one of at least one facility monitoring sensor and at least one facility management device, the facility monitoring sensors being operative to monitor it least a part of... Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

03/30/17 / #20170088261

Search and rescue uav system and method

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) having at least one sensor for detecting the presence of a survivor in a search and rescue area. The at least one sensor is preferably an ultra-wide band (UWB) transceiver sensor. The UAV includes a UAV data link transceiver for wirelessly communicating information concerning the... Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

03/30/17 / #20170090066

Systems and methods for adaptive cancellation of a moving metal object's effect on received signals

Metal detection process includes calibration operations to determine a plurality of gain settings and a plurality of model parameters, each corresponding to a region through which a moving metal door travels as it traverses a predefined motion path. Thereafter, a corresponding one of the plurality of gain settings is selected,... Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

03/30/17 / #20170091570

Scalable and distributed biometric processing

Processing system and method for biometrics identification uses a plurality of biometrics capture devices and one or more network servers to provide cloud based biometric processing services. One or more gateway computers regulate data traffic as between the one or more servers and the biometric capture devices. The components of... Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

03/30/17 / #20170091998

Fire/security service system with augmented reality

An augmented reality system for use with security systems comprises an augmented reality engine that provides information concerning devices of a security system and a display device that combines the security system information from the augmented reality engine onto a representation or view of the surrounding physical, real-world environment. The... Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

03/30/17 / #20170092113

Testing fire alarm system

A system and method for testing fire detection and fire annunciation devices of a fire alarm system includes a central operations system, which provides a link between a control panel of the fire alarm system and a mobile computing device operated by a technician. During a walkthrough test, the on-site... Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

03/30/17 / #20170092114

System and providing supplemental power to units

A system and method for providing supplemental power to a notification unit of a device in a fire alarm system. The notification unit generates alert signals for indicating an alarm. The device includes a power unit for providing the supplemental power to the notification unit and a device controller for... Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

03/23/17 / #20170084146

Personnel authentication and tracking system

Disclosed are techniques to authenticate tags passing through detection regions against an access control list, receive data that identifies a number of people passing through or within the detection regions, compare the number people identified by the received data with the number of tags identified by the system, and cause... Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

03/23/17 / #20170084160

Contextual fire detection and alarm verification method and system

A number of different approaches are described for minimizing or preventing false alarms. In one case, override panels are used such as locally near or in the protected space or remotely at a security desk, for example. These override panels are used to deactivate or block the generation of a... Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

03/16/17 / #20170076572

Privacy masking video content of alarm exceptions and mask verification

Systems (100) and methods (300) for selectively controlling privacy masking of image and/or video content. The methods involve: performing privacy masking operations by a privacy masking component to encode at least one first captured image or first captured video with first privacy masking features obscuring privacy sensitive areas of the... Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

03/09/17 / #20170069185

Deactivator with wireless communication enabler

Systems (100, 150) and methods (700, 800) for transitioning a handheld device (100) from a partially inoperative state to a fully operative state. The methods comprise performing operations to pair a first communication device (150) and a second communication device (100). In response to the pairing of the first and... Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

03/09/17 / #20170069202

Systems and methods for variable detection based on traffic counter input

In an Electronic Article Surveillance (“EAS”) system a response is detected to an electromagnetic field. The response is caused by one or more objects present within the surveillance zone and an alarm condition is then selectively generated in accordance with one or more detection algorithms. A speed of a person... Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

03/02/17 / #20170063476

Systems and methods for determining a tag location

Systems (100) and methods (400) for Radio Frequency Identification (“RFID”) security tags. The methods comprise: concurrently reading the RFID security tags and locator tags to obtain unique identifiers thereof and Received Signal Strength Indicator (“RSSI”) measurements therefore, where the RFID security tags are respectively coupled to inventory items located within... Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

02/23/17 / #20170053506

Security tag and using same to facilitate authorized removal of inventory items from controlled areas

Security tag and method of using same facilitates authorized removal of items from a controlled area where the items have been marked with an item identification code. The method involves providing a transaction software application to facilitate use of a PMCD to obtain the item identification code and participate in... Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

02/16/17 / #20170046891

Systems and methods for location identification and tracking using a camera

Systems and methods for location identification and tracking of a person, object and/or vehicle. The methods involve: obtaining, by a computing system, a video of a surrounding environment which was captured by a portable camera coupled to the person, object or vehicle; comparing, by the computing system, first images of... Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

02/16/17 / #20170046933

Hard tag locking clamp with energy harvesting element

Systems and methods for harvesting mechanical energy in a security tag. The methods involve: applying by a tool a pushing force so as to cause a securement mechanism disposed within the security tag to deform; transferring mechanical energy to a spring sleeve when the securement mechanism deforms due to loading... Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

02/02/17 / #20170032661

System and smoke detector performance analysis

A system for facilitating smoke detector performance analysis including a server configured to receive operational data from an alarm panel and to perform analytics using the operational data, wherein the operational data is associated with at least one smoke detector that is operatively connected to the alarm panel.... Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

02/02/17 / #20170034218

Network node security using short range communication

Systems (100) and methods for network node security configuration. The methods involve: performing operations by a mobile communication device (104) to obtain a unique identifier from a network node (108) to be installed at a customer facility (102) via a first short range communication link (110); communicating a signal comprising... Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

01/26/17 / #20170025838

Internal conductive element for bonding structural entities

An apparatus (100) comprising: first and second structural parts (102, 104) that are formed of a rigid material or a semi-rigid material; and a bond comprising a first adhesive (304) and at least one conductive member (502) disposed in a bonding area (306) between the first and second structural parts... Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

01/19/17 / #20170016976

Optical locating system

Systems and methods for uniquely identifying areas within a facility for location services. The methods involve: operating a plurality of beacons disposed within the facility; emitting, from a first beacon of the plurality of beacons, a first beam having a first beamwidth in a manner so as to communicate at... Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

01/19/17 / #20170018157

Intrusion detection system and method

An intrusion detection system controller, including a restriction designator operable for pre-designating an individual for whom access to a portion of the premises is prohibited and, for each individual, pre-designating an individual-specific restricted portion of the premises to which access is prohibited; a designated individual presence ascertainer operable for ascertaining... Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

01/19/17 / #20170018158

Minimizing false alarms based on identified presence detection

A unified presence detection and prediction platform that is privacy aware is described. The platform is receives signals from plural sensor devices that are disposed within a premises. The platform produces profiles of entities based on detected characteristics developed from relatively inexpensive and privacy-aware sensors, i.e., non-video and non-audio sensor... Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

01/19/17 / #20170018159

Simplified user interaction with intrusion systems based on identified presence detection

A unified presence detection and prediction platform that is privacy aware is described. The platform is receives signals from plural sensor devices that are disposed within a premises. The platform produces profiles of entities based on detected characteristics developed from relatively inexpensive and privacy-aware sensors, i.e., non-video and non-audio sensor... Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

01/19/17 / #20170018170

Detecting of patterns of activity based on identified presence detection

A unified presence detection and prediction platform that is privacy aware is described. The platform is receives signals from plural sensor devices that are disposed within a premises. The platform produces profiles of entities based on detected characteristics developed from relatively inexpensive and privacy-aware sensors, i.e., non-video and non-audio sensor... Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

01/12/17 / #20170007864

Controlled system and methods for storage fire protection

Fire protection systems and methods for ceiling-only high-piled storage protection. The systems and methods include a fluid distribution, detection and control sub-systems to identify one or more fluid distribution devices for controlled operation to address a fire.... Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

01/12/17 / #20170011312

Predicting work orders for scheduling service tasks on intrusion and fire monitoring

A work order prediction system is described. The system includes computers that implement a recommendation engine that receives historical job records from customer jobs and produces a listing of rules comprising rules of the form A→B or A,B→C or A,B>C, D, where A, B, C, D are work order jobs... Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

01/05/17 / #20170004691

Multi-technology transponder and system

Systems (100) and methods (800) for operating a security tag. The methods involve: coupling the security tag to an article by at least partially inserting an attachment assembly into a tag body; performing core security tag functions by a first electronic circuit disposed within the tag body of the security... Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh








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