Patents Assigned to Tyco Safety Products Canada Ltd.
  • Patent number: 10958878
    Abstract: A user-centric management application system and method for a security system that conceptualizes the security devices and the tasks to perform on the security devices as separate objects with common properties and behavior. Operators of the system create abstract containers, called dockviews, which the operator adds objects to in order to perform specific tasks. Because the operator assigns user access to dockviews and objects, the system tailors system access for both application users and tenants of the security system based on policy objectives. Dockviews have the ability to open in separate application windows to support priority display and isolation of critical management tasks. The system provides integrated user administration, event management and reports capability, a consistent “look and feel,” and system-wide automated event notification via a watchlist window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Tyco Safety Products Canada Ltd.
    Inventors: Stephan Frenette, Francois Cossette
  • Patent number: 10911074
    Abstract: A wireless communication device includes a first transceiver operable according to a first radio technology and a second transceiver operable according to a second radio technology and operable concurrently with the first transceiver. The wireless communication device further includes an antenna configured to transmit radio transmissions of the second transceiver, and a filter circuit coupling the second transceiver with the antenna. The filter circuit includes a first frequency path and a second frequency path in parallel. The first frequency path passes a first set of frequencies of the radio transmissions and the second frequency path passes a second set of frequencies of the radio transmissions. One of the first frequency path or the second frequency path is configured to filter the radio transmissions of the second transceiver to remove signals corresponding to the one or more operating frequencies of the first transceiver from the radio transmissions of the second transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Tyco Safety Products Canada Ltd.
    Inventors: James Thomas Kenning, Jun Xu, Steven Seung Chul Lee
  • Patent number: 10872520
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure include methods, systems, and non-transitory computer readable media that perform the steps of determining, in response to receiving a first failed supervision signal, a notification signal, or failing to receive a first anticipated supervision signal, that at least the first communication channel is entering into a failure state or in the failure state, monitoring, in response to determining that the first communication channel is entering into a failure state or in the failure state, a second communication channel for a second supervision signal from the security device, and receiving the second supervision signal from the security device via the second communication channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: TYCO SAFETY PRODUCTS CANADA LTD.
    Inventors: Derek Carl Smith, Stephane Foisy
  • Patent number: 10818159
    Abstract: Alarm system arrangements (e.g., methods, apparatus, etc.) including receiving data originating from an entity located outside of a monitored premise, the data providing information detailing an impending request for temporary access of the monitored premise; and using the data to determine a predefined access plan to allow the temporary access to a predefined sub-area of the premises without triggering an alarm event, and to implement the predefined access plan at a time of receipt of an actual request for the temporary access. One example involves using the data to determine a predefined access plan which includes temporarily disabling of the alarm system's ability to recognize an alarm event with respect to activities occurring with respect to a predefined sub-area of the premises during the temporary access, and to implement the predefined access plan at a time relative to receipt of an actual request for the temporary access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: TYCO SAFETY PRODUCTS CANADA LTD.
    Inventor: Martin Sol
  • Patent number: 10803720
    Abstract: A method and system architecture for automation and alarm systems is provided. An intelligent fire detection sensor is provided that provides input data to a gateway device for processing and facilitates two-way communication with users and a third-party monitoring service. The system architecture is hierarchically organized, allowing devices to process system data differently at different levels of the hierarchy. Processing of at least some of the sensor data is overseen by the gateway device, which may determine, based on the processing, to activate one or more secondary sensors at the fire detector (such as an optical camera). The gateway device and fire detection sensor may interact cooperatively to process voice commands and/or gesture data, and to recognize false alarms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: TYCO SAFETY PRODUCTS CANADA LTD.
    Inventors: Andrei Bucsa, Greg Hill
  • Patent number: 10795328
    Abstract: A method and system for processing information from a control panel in a building management system validates programming data of the control panel and then a monitoring station responding to the information from the control panel if its programming data was validated. A server system can be used for this validation. The proposed system can provide a lightweight system for validation to avoid problems arising from incorrectly configured panels sending false alarms to monitoring stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: TYCO SAFETY PRODUCTS CANADA LTD.
    Inventors: Stephane Foisy, Derek Smith, Dwayne Richard Salsman, Trevor E. Green
  • Patent number: 10747185
    Abstract: A system and method for communication between a building management system control panel and a monitoring station are disclosed. Examples of building management systems include fire alarm systems and security systems. The monitoring station and the control panel establish an encrypted channel between each other. The monitoring station and the control panel then transmit status information over the encrypted channel. In examples, the status information includes alarm information sent from fire control panels, intrusion information sent from security panels, and operational information of the panels and/or monitoring station, in examples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: TYCO SAFETY PRODUCTS CANADA LTD.
    Inventors: Stephane Foisy, Derek Smith
  • Patent number: 10713934
    Abstract: 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 devices. The platform using these profiles and sensor signals from relatively inexpensive and privacy-aware sensors determines specific identification and produces historical patterns. Also described are techniques that allow users (persons), when authorized, to control remote devices/systems generally without direct interaction with such systems merely by the systems detecting and in instances predicting the specific presence of an identified individual in a location within the premises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: TYCO SAFETY PRODUCTS CANADA LTD.
    Inventors: Rajmy Sayavong, Gregory W. Hill, David J. LeBlanc, Samuel D. Rosewall, Jr., Gerald M. Bluhm, Michael DeRose, IV, Rob Vandervecht
  • Patent number: 10650668
    Abstract: 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 devices. The platform using these profiles and sensor signals from relatively inexpensive and privacy-aware sensors determines specific identification and produces historical patterns. Also described are techniques that allow users (persons), when authorized, to control remote devices/systems generally without direct interaction with such systems merely by the systems detecting and in instances predicting the specific presence of an identified individual in a location within the premises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: TYCO SAFETY PRODUCTS CANADA LTD.
    Inventors: Rajmy Sayavong, Gregory W. Hill, David J. LeBlanc, Samuel D. Rosewell, Jr., Gerald M. Bluhm, Michael DeRose, IV, Rob Vandervecht
  • Patent number: 10636286
    Abstract: Techniques for decoding communications transmitted by a remote alarm panel over a communications network to a central monitoring station (CMS) are provided. A first signal from the remote alarm panel can be received by the CMS. The CMS can determine that the first signal cannot be decoded due to errors, missing data, or corrupted data in the first signal. The remote alarm panel can retransmit the signal. The CMS can analyze the first and second signals to determine if the first signal can be reconstructed based on information provided by the second signal. The first signal can subsequently be repaired and decoded, allowing the CMS to more quickly respond to the alarm condition provided in the first signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: TYCO SAFETY PRODUCTS CANADA LTD
    Inventors: Derek C. Smith, Stephane Foisy, Pavel Raikhlin, Joshua Gregory Hutchison
  • Patent number: 10608909
    Abstract: A network data aggregation system and method for connected building management systems are disclosed. The aggregation system assesses network connectivity for the building management system. For this purpose, the aggregation system includes building management control panels including modems for reporting to monitoring stations, and a customer management server (CMS). The control panels collect network connectivity information of the modems, and the CMS receives the network connectivity information. In one example, the CMS analyzes the network connectivity information to identify issues in service provider networks that provide connections between the modems of the building management control panels and the service provider networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: TYCO SAFETY PRODUCTS CANADA LTD.
    Inventors: Jason Breed, Derek C. Smith, Stephane Foisy
  • Patent number: 10592306
    Abstract: A method and system architecture for automation and alarm systems is provided. According to exemplary embodiments, relatively simple processing tasks are performed at the sensor level, with more complex processing being shifted to the gateway entity or a networked processing device. The gateway entity dynamically allocates processing resources for sensors. If a sensor detects than an event is occurring, or predicts that an event is about to occur, the sensor submits a resources allocation request and a power balancer running on the gateway entity processes the request. In response to the resources allocation request, the gateway entity allocates some processing resources to the requesting sensor and the data is processed in real-time or near-real-time by the gateway entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: TYCO SAFETY PRODUCTS CANADA LTD.
    Inventors: Andrei Bucsa, Greg Hill
  • Patent number: 10565856
    Abstract: Alarm system arrangements (e.g., methods, apparatus, etc.) including receiving data originating from an entity located outside of a monitored premise, the data providing information detailing an impending request for temporary access of the monitored premise; and using the data to determine a predefined access plan to allow the temporary access to a predefined sub-area of the premises without triggering an alarm event, and to implement the predefined access plan at a time of receipt of an actual request for the temporary access. One example involves using the data to determine a predefined access plan which includes temporarily disabling of the alarm system's ability to recognize an alarm event with respect to activities occurring with respect to a predefined sub-area of the premises during the temporary access, and to implement the predefined access plan at a time relative to receipt of an actual request for the temporary access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: TYCO SAFETY PRODUCTS CANADA LTD.
    Inventor: Martin Sol
  • Patent number: 10565859
    Abstract: A building management system tracks occupants of a building in which the building management system is installed and presents information about the occupants, including location information, to first responders during emergency and/or training events. Distributed devices of the building management system receive identification information broadcast by user devices of the occupants and sends the identification information to a control panel of the building management system. Location information for the occupants is generated based on the identification information received from the user devices and stored along with time and date information. This location information is then retrieved and presented to first responders, for example, by displaying a map of the building with icons representing the distributed devices and occupants, based on the location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Tyco Safety Products Canada Ltd.
    Inventors: Bruno Gravel, David-Alexandre Bourbonnais
  • Patent number: 10529222
    Abstract: 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 devices. The platform using these profiles and sensor signals from relatively inexpensive and privacy-aware sensors determines specific identification and produces historical patterns. Also described are techniques that allow users (persons), when authorized, to control remote devices/systems generally without direct interaction with such systems merely by the systems detecting and in instances predicting the specific presence of an identified individual in a location within the premises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: TYCO SAFETY PRODUCTS CANADA LTD.
    Inventors: Rajmy Sayavong, Gregory W. Hill, David J. LeBlanc, Samuel D. Rosewell, Jr., Gerald M. Bluhm, Michael DeRose, IV, Rob Vandervecht
  • Patent number: 10504358
    Abstract: 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 devices. The platform using these profiles and sensor signals from relatively inexpensive and privacy-aware sensors determines specific identification and produces historical patterns. Also described are techniques that allow users (persons), when authorized, to control remote devices/systems generally without direct interaction with such systems merely by the systems detecting and in instances predicting the specific presence of an identified individual in a location within the premises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: TYCO SAFETY PRODUCTS CANADA LTD.
    Inventors: Rajmy Sayavong, Gregory W. Hill, David J. LeBlanc, Samuel D. Rosewall, Jr., Gerald M. Bluhm, Michael DeRose, IV, Rob Vandervecht
  • Patent number: 10482759
    Abstract: 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 devices. The platform using these profiles and sensor signals from relatively inexpensive and privacy-aware sensors determines specific identification and produces historical patterns. Also described are techniques that allow users (persons), when authorized, to control remote devices/systems generally without direct interaction with such systems merely by the systems detecting and in instances predicting the specific presence of an identified individual in a location within the premises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: TYCO SAFETY PRODUCTS CANADA LTD.
    Inventors: Rajmy Sayavong, Gregory W. Hill, David J. LeBlanc, Samuel D. Rosewall, Jr., Gerald M. Bluhm, Michael DeRose, IV, Rob Vandervecht
  • Publication number: 20190304289
    Abstract: Alarm system arrangements (e.g., methods, apparatus, etc.) including receiving data originating from an entity located outside of a monitored premise, the data providing information detailing an impending request for temporary access of the monitored premise; and using the data to determine a predefined access plan to allow the temporary access to a predefined sub-area of the premises without triggering an alarm event, and to implement the predefined access plan at a time of receipt of an actual request for the temporary access. One example involves using the data to determine a predefined access plan which includes temporarily disabling of the alarm system's ability to recognize an alarm event with respect to activities occurring with respect to a predefined sub-area of the premises during the temporary access, and to implement the predefined access plan at a time relative to receipt of an actual request for the temporary access.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Tyco Safety Products Canada Ltd.
    Inventor: Martin Sol
  • Patent number: 10419725
    Abstract: A user-centric management application system and method for a security system that conceptualizes the security devices and the tasks to perform on the security devices as separate objects with common properties and behavior. Operators of the system create abstract containers, called dockviews, which the operator adds objects to in order to perform specific tasks. Because the operator assigns user access to dockviews and objects, the system tailors system access for both application users and tenants of the security system based on policy objectives. Dockviews have the ability to open in separate application windows to support priority display and isolation of critical management tasks. The system provides integrated user administration, event management and reports capability, a consistent “look and feel,” and system-wide automated event notification via a watchlist window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Tyco Safety Products Canada Ltd.
    Inventors: Luc Champagne, Yanik Brunet
  • Patent number: 10397042
    Abstract: A method and system architecture for automation and alarm systems is provided. The system architecture is hierarchically organized, allowing devices to process system data differently at different levels of the hierarchy. Moreover, different devices at the same level of the hierarchy may employ different or custom configurations, allowing for context-dependent algorithms to be deployed in the system. The configuration of each device in the system is defined by a set of rules, filters, thresholds, and other criteria, which are pushed to a device from other devices in the hierarchy. Accordingly, the configuration of each device is dynamically updated as information is learned about the context in which the device is deployed, and as more advanced algorithms and configurations are developed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: TYCO SAFETY PRODUCTS CANADA LTD.
    Inventors: Jason A. Breed, Andrei Bucsa, Greg Hill