Honeywell and Boeing integrate

Honeywell will provide PSIM-type solution to HIS dealers
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Thursday, April 14, 2011

LAS VEGAS—In a deal designed to enable its HIS dealers to do more complex systems integration jobs and provide more customized solutions, Honeywell announced at ISC West that it will integrate its security and building management platform with Boeing’s VSOC, it’s PSIM-type solution.

“The next level of true integration targets enhanced response and operational efficiencies,” Brad Wilson, president of RFI and an HIS dealer, told Security Systems News. “This partnership speaks volumes to both sides of the equation.”

The HIS group is Honeywell’s advanced systems integration dealer network. They number 160 and are all certified Pro-Watch dealers.

Honeywell’s Scott Harkins said, “Honeywell likes the 3-D and geospatial information provided by the Boeing solution” and said the solution will help improve safety and operations at large facilities. It gives security personnel a comprehensive, real-time view of alarm-triggering events using 3-D, high-definition models and video surveillance, Harkins said.

It will feed information from Honeywell’s sensors, video surveillance, access control and intrusion detection systems into Boeing’s VSOC, a systems that is used today by U.S. Department of State and many large commercial and industrial installations.

“System integrators are seeking enabling platforms that allow them to differentiate themselves while leveraging their engineering staff’s acumen,” Wilson said. He predicted that this new solution “will foster growth and drive a solid value proposition for both the integrator and end user,” and noted that  “an added benefit is the established track records / best practices that Boeing and Honeywell will bring to this teaming arrangement.”

Harkins noted that Honeywell has previously announced integration capabilities with Allerton and Notifier (both Honeywell companies) and it has “about 15” more underway.