The press release is from Tyco Integrated Security (TycoIS), who is the (spun out) commercial integrator.
It is not from Tyco Security Products, the division where their products typically come from (Intellex, CCURE, Exacq, etc.).
As they explain:
"Tyco Integrated Security, the industry's leading security systems integrator, announces a new video value line with the introduction of Holis -- low cost, commercial-grade IP video surveillance solutions designed specifically for this market."
For more information, the release encourages calling 1.888.882.7992. However, that goes to ADT, which is now a completely different company from TycoIS or Tyco Security Products.
But for all those manufacturers who dream about Tyco leading with their offering, that's going to get harder with Holis.
Of course, Holis, is most certainly a re-brand of some other product. Anyone know who?
At first I was going to say Dahua kits, but maybe Exacq's (another Tyco property) recent OEMing of Hikvision encoders inspired TycoIS to go Hik instead.
I'd be incredibly surprised if it were not one of these two.
Pro Focus LLC | 09/21/14 11:31pm
The chassis and cams they are using in those pics are very Dahua-esq IMO. Doesn't mean someone didn't copy the style, just what I noticed.
Hard to say that the Tyco/Holis product is not Dahua.
Same everything on the datasheets. Right to the drawings at the end.
There are lots of entities walking around with the T-word on their business cards. Maybe the Tyco employees get just as confused as the rest of us. It is (apparently) a part of/related to Tyco-the-big-company, so the concept some exec somewhere has the capability to sign an OEM deal is not shocking, whether or not it's logical. If DVTel can import crap cameras from Asia why can't Tyco? Obviously it's considered a legitimate tactic by some.
We should be happy this is happening, it means Tyco is still acting fragmented. The longer they do that the longer they're unlikely to screw up Exaq.
Pro Focus LLC | 09/25/14 03:11pm
Just a quick question. Does anyone know if this is a product that other integrators can buy, or is this a Tyco-installed product only? It would make sense that they kept this as a TIS line if they never plan on selling it through distribution to other integrators. If their plan was to simply offer this as an effort to combat "trunk-slammers" by offering a similar product, then it would make sense not to offer it as a Tyco Security Product.
Tyco on what they are doing:
"The “Holis” camera line is OEM’d by Tyco Security Products for TycoIS."
So incredibly, Tyco Security Products OEMs this from Dahua, and then Tyco Security Products re-OEMs it to TycoIS.
Holis still exists and, 3 years from their strange launch, they have now launched tribid recorders.
Also, American Dynamics has quietly released HD-CVI HD analog cameras (max 1080p so they are previous generation cameras vs the 4MP and soon to be 4K cameras).
I just spent 30 minutes searching AD Site and Web, then here to see if These Holios are compatible with VideoEdge VMS....
Was hoping they were compatible and would offer the same 70% license advantage as the Milestone Article describes. Or with AD, normally they dont charge license fee for Illustra cameras, so would this apply for Holios and the AD HD Cameras?