Patents by Inventor Stephan Frenette

Stephan Frenette has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10354516
    Abstract: A security system comprises at least one component interconnected with the security system for detecting an alarm condition. A control panel is interconnected with the security system for at least one of controlling and communicating with the at least one component. A memory is interconnected with the control panel for storing a system identifier (ID) associated with the control panel and for storing connection information for accessing a system configuration file associated with the system ID. The system ID and the connection information are stored prior to interconnecting the control panel and the security system. The system configuration file identifies the at least one component and is stored remote from the security system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: TYCO SAFETY PRODUCTS CANADA, LTD.
    Inventor: Stéphan Frenette
  • Patent number: 10332370
    Abstract: A system and method for energy saving on access control products is disclosed. An access controller controls access control readers, which in turn enable access to a building and/or interior areas of the building. The access controller can identify the locations of the access control readers relative to the building, such as whether the access control readers are located on the perimeter of the building for controlling access to the building, or whether the access control readers are located within the building for controlling access to interior areas of the building. The access controller can then place one or more of the access control readers into a power saving state without compromising overall building security, such as placing interior access control readers into a power saving state when the building is assessed to be unoccupied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Stephan Frenette, Gabriel Labrecque, Jean-Sebastien Decoste
  • Patent number: 10326767
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system for a facility supporting an access controller, at least one ingress card reader and an auto-enrollment type controller including a front panel having a single button, a controller board, a terminal block for connecting at least the one ingress card reader to the auto-enrollment type controller board and to connect the auto-enrollment type controller to door locks, and a mounting plate, with the auto-enrollment type controller being configured by a user according to operational requirements of the facility by the user asserting the button for a defined period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: SENSORMATIC ELECTRONICS, LLC
    Inventors: Stephan Frenette, Gabriel Labrecque, Jean-Francois Roy
  • Publication number: 20180341393
    Abstract: An access control system includes a mobile application executing on a mobile computing device rendering a graphical user interface (GUI), which presents available access points, which are prioritized based on predictions of the next access points to be engaged. These predictions are based on prioritized lists of access points associated with times of day, days of the week and/or locations. The prioritized lists are modified based on recently selected access points, authorization status, prescribed schedules and/or prescribed sequences of access points. A selection pane of the GUI includes graphical elements associated with the access points. Graphical elements associated with the access points predicted to be next engaged by the user are displayed near the top of the selection pane. An inferred location of the user, based on the predictions, is sent to a monitoring center in response to selecting a help request option.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: Stephan Frenette, Gabriel Labrecque, Jean-Sebastien Decoste
  • Publication number: 20180286203
    Abstract: A system and method for energy saving on access control products is disclosed. An access controller controls access control readers, which in turn enable access to a building and/or interior areas of the building. The access controller can identify the locations of the access control readers relative to the building, such as whether the access control readers are located on the perimeter of the building for controlling access to the building, or whether the access control readers are located within the building for controlling access to interior areas of the building. The access controller can then place one or more of the access control readers into a power saving state without compromising overall building security, such as placing interior access control readers into a power saving state when the building is assessed to be unoccupied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Stephan Frenette, Gabriel Labrecque, Jean-Sebastien Decoste
  • Publication number: 20180075731
    Abstract: A testing system and method for a security system is disclosed. In one example, the testing system includes a mobile computing device carried by an operator such as a technician and a configuration server, the configuration server communicating with one or more of an intrusion detection subsystem, video surveillance subsystem, and/or access control subsystem and providing testing information to the mobile device. In one embodiment, the testing system provides configuration information to security devices within the subsystems, where the configuration information includes associations between the devices of the subsystems for executing testing upon the devices in the associations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Stephan Frenette, Gabriel Labrecque, Jean-Sebastien Decoste
  • Publication number: 20170169678
    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: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Stephan Frenette, Francois Cossette
  • Patent number: 9615065
    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: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Tyco Safety Products Canada Ltd.
    Inventors: Stephan Frenette, Francois Cossette
  • Patent number: 9520008
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system for a facility supporting an access controller, at least one ingress card reader and an auto-enrollment type controller including a front panel having a single button, a controller board, a terminal block for connecting at least the one ingress card reader to the auto-enrollment type controller board and to connect the auto-enrollment type controller to door locks, and a mounting plate, with the auto-enrollment type controller being configured by a user according to operational requirements of the facility by the user asserting the button for a defined period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Tyco Safety Products Canada Ltd.
    Inventors: Stephan Frenette, Gabriel Labrecque
  • Publication number: 20160094559
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system for a facility supporting an access controller, at least one ingress card reader and an auto-enrollment type controller including a front panel having a single button, a controller board, a terminal block for connecting at least the one ingress card reader to the auto-enrollment type controller board and to connect the auto-enrollment type controller to door locks, and a mounting plate, with the auto-enrollment type controller being configured by a user according to operational requirements of the facility by the user asserting the button for a defined period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Applicant: Sensormatic Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Stephan Frenette, Gabriel Labrecque, Jean-Francois Roy
  • Publication number: 20160093126
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system for a facility supporting an access controller, at least one ingress card reader and an auto-enrollment type controller including a front panel having a single button, a controller board, a terminal block for connecting at least the one ingress card reader to the auto-enrollment type controller board and to connect the auto-enrollment type controller to door locks, and a mounting plate, with the auto-enrollment type controller being configured by a user according to operational requirements of the facility by the user asserting the button for a defined period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Applicant: Tyco Safety Products Canada Ltd.
    Inventors: Stephan Frenette, Gabriel Labrecque
  • Publication number: 20140223301
    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: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Tyco Safety Products Canada Ltd.
    Inventors: Stephan Frenette, Francois Cossette
  • Patent number: 8525664
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for communicating heartbeat signals representative of the condition of a security system to a monitoring station. A controller is provided that transmits a heartbeat signal to a monitoring station within a given time period and awaits an acknowledgement signal from the monitoring station. If an acknowledgement signal is received within a time interval from the transmission of the heartbeat signal, then the time period is reset and another heartbeat signal is not sent until the next time period. If an acknowledgement signal is not received by the controller within a few seconds of transmitting the heartbeat signal, then another heartbeat signal is sent from the controller to the monitoring station. Heartbeat signals are only transmitted from the controller if an acknowledgement signal is not received from the monitoring station. In this manner, the amount of data sent over a communication link is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Tyco Safety Products Canada Ltd
    Inventors: Salmaan Hadizad, Jitendra Patel, Stephan Frenette
  • Patent number: 8396446
    Abstract: An alarm system senses alarm conditions on a premises, reports the occurrence of an alarm condition to a remote monitoring facility and for selected alarm conditions establishes two way voice communications with a person at the monitored premises or elsewhere. Multiple modes of communication are available such as public switched telephone (audio or audio modulated data), GSM (cellular audio), GPRS (cellular packet data), GSM/SMS (cellular text), etc. The programmed processor selects the network and communication protocol to rely on data communications if only data reporting is required. When two way voice communications will be required, the processor can select a network (e.g., GSM) that can be used for both data and audio communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Tyco Safety Products Canada Ltd.
    Inventors: Stephan Frenette, Jitendra Patel
  • Patent number: 8036344
    Abstract: In an alarm system, outgoing calls representing a sensed alarm condition are routed to one of several communications networks. The calls are routed by first initiating a telephone call to a defined number, in response to sensing the alarm condition, and then selecting one of plurality a plurality of available networks based on called number information. A communication over the chosen network is placed to signal the alarm condition. Routing may be performed at an interface module in communication with a conventional alarm panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Tyco Safety Products Canada Ltd.
    Inventor: Stephan Frenette
  • Publication number: 20110065414
    Abstract: An alarm system senses alarm conditions on a premises, reports the occurrence of an alarm condition to a remote monitoring facility and for selected alarm conditions establishes two way voice communications with a person at the monitored premises or elsewhere. Multiple modes of communication are available such as public switched telephone (audio or audio modulated data), GSM (cellular audio), GPRS (cellular packet data), GSM/SMS (cellular text), etc. The programmed processor selects the network and communication protocol to rely on data communications if only data reporting is required. When two way voice communications will be required, the processor can select a network (e.g., GSM) that can be used for both data and audio communications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2009
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicant: Tyco Safety Products Canada Ltd.
    Inventors: Stephan Frenette, Jitendra Patel
  • Publication number: 20110026568
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for communicating heartbeat signals representative of the condition of a security system to a monitoring station. A controller is provided that transmits a heartbeat signal to a monitoring station within a given time period and awaits an acknowledgement signal from the monitoring station. If an acknowledgement signal is received within a time interval from the transmission of the heartbeat signal, then the time period is reset and another heartbeat signal is not sent until the next time period. If an acknowledgement signal is not received by the controller within a few seconds of transmitting the heartbeat signal, then another heartbeat signal is sent from the controller to the monitoring station. Heartbeat signals are only transmitted from the controller if an acknowledgement signal is not received from the monitoring station. In this manner, the amount of data sent over a communication link is reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2009
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Applicant: TYCO SAFETY PRODUCTS CANADA LTD.
    Inventors: Salmaan Hadizad, Jitendra Patel, Stephan Frenette
  • Publication number: 20080240372
    Abstract: In an alarm system, outgoing calls representing a sensed alarm condition are routed to one of several communications networks. The calls are routed by first initiating a telephone call to a defined number, in response to sensing the alarm condition, and then selecting one of plurality a plurality of available networks based on called number information. A communication over the chosen network is placed to signal the alarm condition. Routing may be performed at an interface module in communication with a conventional alarm panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2007
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Applicant: Tyco Safety Products Canada Ltd.
    Inventor: Stephan Frenette
  • Publication number: 20080072314
    Abstract: A security system comprises at least one component interconnected with the security system for detecting an alarm condition. A control panel is interconnected with the security system for at least one of controlling and communicating with the at least one component. A memory is interconnected with the control panel for storing a system identifier (ID) associated with the control panel and for storing connection information for accessing a system configuration file associated with the system ID. The system ID and the connection information are stored prior to interconnecting the control panel and the security system. The system configuration file identifies the at least one component and is stored remote from the security system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2006
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Inventor: Stephan Frenette