Exciting new capabilities including easier setup and programming for Bosch B and G series control panels
Persistent Cloud Connections
Cloud connected panels with firmware 3.04 or greater utilizing the Bosch Remote Connect Service will now maintain a persistent connection with Connect ONE. The greatest benefit of this design is that the Personal Notification feature no longer needs to be programmed into the control panel for event reporting to Connect ONE. Now the control panel pushes events to Connect ONE in real-time, previously there was a short delay in receiving events using the Personal Notification method. Another benefit is faster command/action processing (arming/disarming, etc.) since the connection has already been established. Lastly you can now also enable Non-Alarm Zone/Point Status Logging (see below).
It is recommended to de-program the Personal Notification feature from cloud connected panels on firmware 3.04 or greater.
Non-Alarm Zone/Point Status Logging & Notifications
Cloud connected panels with firmware 3.04 or greater utilizing the Bosch Remote Connect Service, have a new service level which may be applied for logging and notifying on non-alarm zone/point status changes. Previously logging could only occur when the zone/point tripped into alarm, trouble, or bypass states. Now even when disarmed, your customer can log and receive notifications of zone/point state changes. Examples of use can be doors which are only allowed to be used during certain hours, liquor cabinets, etc. There is a nominal add-on service charge for this service.
Preset Expiration Date on Passcode/Card
An expiration date/time field has been added for a passcode and/or card. So now you or your customer can set an activation and expiration date for someone's access to automatically start / end at a preset date & time. This can be applied directly from Connect ONE applications and/or when utilizing the UserAPI (see below).
Expanded use of the UserAPI for 3rd Party Interfaces
The open UserAPI for 3rd party interfaces to add, modify, deactivate, and delete Users and System Codes has been expanded. This is the perfect solution for Storage Facilities, Fitness Centers, or any other facility which has memberships. A new member can be assigned access without having to re-enter their information into Connect ONE - saving on double entries. Likewise when their membership has expired their access can automatically deactivate without any human intervention. Another great solution is integration with time & attendance or other HR programs to automatically update the Intrusion and Access Control database upon employment changes.
Previously use of the UserAPI required another hardware component to access the API, now the only hardware required is the Bosch B or G series control panel. There is a nominal add-on service charge for this service.
September 1, 2017
Code/Card Import Utility Expanded for Bosch B/G Series Control Panels
Now you and your customers with Bosch B/G series control panels can upload a list of codes and cards from a comma separated values (CSV) file. The file can include user name, code, card #, external card #, area authority levels, login profile, and up to 5 custom fields.
August 22, 2017
Provide your building and facilities management customers automatic notification capabilities with easy and seamless tracking of service, critical events, and incidents with the new Connect ONE® ticket module
The module tracks service and repair tickets in real time, especially helpful in a large organization, facility or campus environment, ensuring prompt handling and remediation. It seamlessly notifies responsible parties with documents shared to all repair vendors simultaneously. It also stores the history of a repair and notifies responsible parties immediately of any actions taking place related to the service ticket.
Incident Case Management
The Connect ONE module tracks security related incidents and specific actions taken and remedies or if additional service may be required, including detailed reporting, work orders, history, photos, or other documentation uploaded ...[Read More]
June 16, 2017
Event Rule Action Rate Limiting
Your customer now has options to rate limit the actions present in an Event Rule. Those actions may consist of email or push notifications or they may also be related to Video capture or even task activation, which ever they are each can have its own configurable rate limit.
Options to limit the action can be never, i.e. no limit, up to 24 hours. For instance, if someone only wanted to be notified of an access event, once every 24 hours, that could happen with rate limiting the action.
This feature was added in response to a dealer's customer which ...[Read More]
March 22, 2017
User Badge Support
A new feature has been released to support user badge creation.
A new button exists within a user record, called Badge.
This opens a browser window, see screenshot, which shows a
badge image that comprises of the user's image, name, and up to 4
custom fields which can be edited by your customer. The badge
can be printed horizontally or vertically, as well as downloaded as a
JPEG image. There is also an Export button which downloads a
csv (comma separated values) file that can be used to import into the
customer's external ...[Read More]
March 1, 2017
Critical Carbon Dioxide Monitoring & Historical Logging
Carbon Dioxide sensing joins temperature & humidity in the list
of monitored conditions of Connect ONE’s alerting and historical
reporting functions. Now your customer can view the real-time
carbon dioxide level of a room as well as receive alerts if the
pre-defined low or high thresholds are reached. Also, the
carbon dioxide level can be logged for historical reporting.
The logging intervals are the same as temperature & humidity
sensors, which are: 1, 2, 4, or 6 times per day, or bi-hourly, hourly,
Carbon Dioxide monitoring is critical for:
Agriculture including livestock monitoring
Greenhouses to promote ...[Read More]
February 7, 2017
Custom Email Generation & 3rd Party System Activations
A new action has been added to the Connect ONE Task Rules. Now a custom email can be delivered as a part of the task activation commands. The email can be customized with the from address, to address, subject, and body of the email. This can be used to activate 3rd party systems. For instance, the 3rd party service IFTTT (If This Then That) allows you to send an email to it with a custom #hashtag in the subject. This email can activate other services the customer may have, such as August locks, ...[Read More]
October 10, 2016
Bosch B/G Control Panels Now Support ScanPass® Mobile Credential
ScanPass Mobile Credential is the next generation in simplifying access control integrations.No longer is it necessary to purchase or install readers, cards or fobs, reducing system costs for both dealers and their customers.
Installation is as easy as putting a barcode sticker on the door. A smartphone reads the barcode to identify the door and a unique credential in the phone is used to identify the individual. ScanPass is managed the same as a card or fob. It's that simple!
NEW! Bosch B/G Series (B3512, B4512, B5512, B6512, B8512G, B9512G)
ELK M1 ...[Read More]
April 4, 2016
3rd Party Integration with Open UserAPI
The Connect ONE Access Expander just became even more powerful. It now supports the open UserAPI for 3rd
party interfaces to add, modify, deactivate, and delete Users and System Codes. This is the perfect solution for Storage Facilities, Fitness Centers, or any other facility which has memberships. A new member can be assigned access without having to re-enter their information into Connect ONE - saving on double entries. Likewise when their membership has expired their access can automatically deactivate without any human intervention. Another great solution is integration with time & attendance or other HR programs to ...[Read More]
October 14, 2015
Critical Humidity Monitoring & Historical Logging
Humidity sensing joins temperature in the list of monitored conditions of Connect ONE’s alerting and historical reporting functions. Now your customer can view the real-time relative humidity level of a room as well as receive alerts if the pre-defined low or high thresholds are reached. Also, the humidity level can be logged for historical reporting. The logging intervals are the same as temperature sensors, which are: 1, 2, 4, or 6 times per day, or bi-hourly, hourly, or semi-hourly.
The Network Gateway module is required to monitor humidity. It will accept up to one combination temperature/...[Read More]
January 27, 2015
Close More Sales with Connect ONE® SmartShow™
Connect ONE® is the only interface you need for all your customer’s integrations - security, access control, video monitoring, energy management and critical temperature monitoring.
Now it’s easier than ever to sell Connect ONE® with SmartShow™, the industry’s first vertical-market-specific virtual demonstration. No more sales demos illustrating unrelated projects that leave prospects scratching their heads wondering if you REALLY have the capabilities they need. With SmartShow, demos are tailored to the customer’s premises, illustrating zones, for example, that pertain to their vertical, as well as industry-specific video camera ...[Read More]
November 17, 2014
Video Verification, Triggered Lockdown & More!
Video Verification - Simple, Affordable, Powerful
Deliver even more value to your customers on the PRO Service Level with included video verification. Now Interaction Rules can be configured to capture snapshots of up to 5 cameras which will be stored in the cloud for one year. The customer can view the recorded snapshots along with live video onscreen in real-time, through generated reports, and via email when the event occurred. The snapshot capture and live viewing works with all compatible DVR,NVR, IP camera devices (see logos on the partner page) and on ExacqVision/GanzVision devices ...[Read More]
January 7, 2013
Quick & Easy Technician Testing
is an easy new way for technicians to test and control system points, (zones, doors, areas, & outputs), on their smart phone. How many times have you been working on a zone at a far point of the building, on a lift, at a splice in the attic, etc. and wished you had someone at the keypad relaying the status. Now you can have that convenience without needing a second tech. Just use the newSmartTestTM
feature from your smartphone and watch the status of the zones ...[Read More]
September 12, 2012
ELK M1 fully integrated with Connect ONE
The ELK M1 is a flexible security, access control, and automation panel. It allows not only security and access control but also interfaces to hvac thermostats, lighting, and door locks. The interfaces can be wired or wireless, such as z-wave or Radio RA. Your customers can now control all of these devices right from their Connect ONE interface, ELK also provides a sleek touchscreen for convenient control. The ELK M1XEP ethernet module is required and a special firmware must be loaded, firmware available free of charge via download from ELK.