Case Study

Microsoft Robotics Studio

Tyco Fire & Security Ensures Real-Time Alarm Delivery Using Microsoft Robotics Studio

Tyco Fire & Security provides world-class security and access-control systems to customers in more than 100 countries, helping to protect 300 airports, 80 of the world's top 100 retailers and more than 5 million other facilities. As Tyco's Software House® brand, which offers security-critical control solutions, prepared to release its new C•CURE® 9000 security and event management application, its developers needed a better way to manage the real-time concurrency and coordination challenges inherent in a system that at times handles hundreds or more notifications per second. When Software House developers heard about Microsoft® Robotics Studio's Concurrency and Coordination Runtime (CCR) library, they inserted the code into their solution. CCR worked seamlessly, and the developers found immediate benefits, including 100 percent faster thread processing and linear scalability.


Around the globe, when it comes to deploying world-class security and access-control systems, the answer is often found with Tyco Fire & Security (a division of Tyco International Ltd.), which employs 90,000 people and generates annual revenue of more than US$11 billion. Tyco Fire & Security helps protect 300 international airports, 80 of the world's top 100 retailers and more than 5 million businesses, public buildings, power plants, roadways, ships, hospitals and homes in over 100 countries—from the fire system in Berlin's Parliament building to the security system for the World Bank headquarters in Washington, D.C., and the fire detection and suppression system for Australia's Sydney Harbor Tunnel.

Tyco Fire & Security's Software House® brand of security solutions is used in some of the world's most sensitive and secure facilities, including nuclear power plants, major government buildings, and large corporations. Software House's C•CURE® 800/8000 product line provides an access-control software platform that is highly regarded for its reliability and performance. More than 6,000 customers and nearly half of all Fortune 500 companies use Software House solutions to secure, monitor and control access to facilities.

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Case Summary

  • Location:
  • United States
  • System Installed:
  • Software House
  • C•CURE 9000

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