November 13, 2018
Introducing View Protect™ - Industry’s First Smart Window-Based Building Security Solution
First of Several Products on View Smart Building Platform Powered by Microsoft Azure
MILPITAS, Calif. – November 13, 2018 – View®, the leader in dynamic glass, today announced it is developing several transformative smart building solutions to further accelerate its vision of creating delightful human environments that are more intelligent, connected and personalized than ever before. In addition, View entered into a partnership with Microsoft to leverage Azure IoT services. (Read Microsoft’s announcement here.) View SmartProtect™ is being previewed at SmartCity World Expo Congress in Barcelona and is available today.
View SmartProtect™ is the industry’s first smart window-based building security solution that automatically and instantaneously detects glass breakage. As soon as glass is broken on any window in a building, View SmartProtect™ sends a signal notifying the customer of the specific time, window and location within a building where the glass break event occurred. View SmartProtect™ leverages the new Microsoft Azure IoT service – Azure Digital Twins to deliver a solution with enterprise reliability and security.
“View SmartProtect is the first of several IoT solutions from View that make buildings healthier, smarter and more productive,” said Erich Klawuhn, VP, Product Management at View. “SmartProtect enables customers to protect their building and assets with 100% glass coverage, and without false alarms from glass break sensors that cause added hassle and cost.”
“We selected View Dynamic Glass because of its ability to control heat and glare and create a better environment for our customers and our teammates. The addition of new features like Smart Protect demonstrates View’s ability to continue to improve and enhance our workspace with smart-windows.” said Beth Whitehead, president and Chief Administrative Officer of American Savings Bank.
Available as an added service to a View Smart Glass installation, View SmartProtect™ offers customers the following key benefits:
● No false alarms and no dead spots. Complete coverage on all glass surfaces, based on true breakage detection and not sound.
● Saves cost and reduces hassle. No additional sensors mean no upfront costs and no complex installation.
● Keeps buildings beautiful. The product is completely invisible, so the building’s intended aesthetic design is maintained.
● Real time monitoring. A convenient View Building Manager web dashboard allows monitoring of all windows in real-time, bringing peace of mind.
“SmartProtect is the first of many smart building solutions to come from View that leverage the Microsoft Azure IoT platform,” said Bert van Hoof, Partner Group Program Manager, Azure IoT at Microsoft Corp. “By partnering with View, we are laying the groundwork for limitless innovation that can unlock new scenarios for smart buildings.”
Watch video of how View SmartProtect works:
Read Microsoft’s blog on the View partnership here.
View manufactures View Dynamic Glass, a new generation of smart windows that let in natural light and views and enhance mental and physical wellbeing by significantly reducing headaches, eyestrain and drowsiness. In addition, View’s windows reduce glare and heat, improving the energy efficiency of buildings by 20 percent. View’s windows are digital, connected, and can be controlled from anywhere, including your phone – no blinds or shades required.