EVERY happy hour, every city, Tyco Security Products will give away a DSC Impassa and Alarm.com kit at SecTech Roadshow, .
Please note – you have to pre-register here and be there on the day to win the prize. The kit includes 1 Impassa control panel, 1 Alarm.com communication module, 1 wireless reed switch, 2 wireless PIRs and a wireless keyfob.
A report from Hewlett Packard suggests that many cloud-based security solutions are easily hacked thanks to poor password security and failure to set up mobile devices properly.
IT’S a timely reminder to security installers and monitoring stations that incorporating smart devices and cloud into security systems introduces exposure to a dangerous new ecosystem. The study also shows how important it is for alarm monitoring companies to provide high quality 24-hour protection of client premises. A combination of DIY installation and monitoring combined with poor network security leaves a home or business open to network and physical attacks. At particular risk, according to HP, are video feeds from IP video cameras.
QSS says it has signed a national distribution agreement with alarm manufacturer Nortek Security & Control LLC, and with cloud-based SaaS provider, Alarm.com.
As part of the agreement, QSS will distribute Nortek’s wireless 2GIG Security and Home Control System, which tightly integrates with Alarm.com’s leading smart home services platform. The fully integrated solution allows users to connect to nearly every aspect of their home through a single, easy to use mobile app.
The 2GIG System Security and Home Control System offers customers an advanced security and home automation management solution. The hallmark of system is the intuitive, user-friendly interface found on the 2GIG GC2 panel, as well as the additional access provided on browser and mobile devices via 3rd party services like Alarm.com.
If anything is going to shape the nature of the alarm monitoring industry in years to come it will be the way people interact with information. It’s a seismic shift the industry still doesn’t seem to be entirely on top of.
YOU don’t have to walk far around Sydney’s streets to realise that every second person is walking online. Because I trudge through the CBD to work and because I find the practise of walking online deeply infuriating, I’m well positioned to have noticed this trend. It’s impossible to view such behaviour, in which humans seem to have internalised their latest-gen smart devices, without wondering about its impact on the way people would like to use broader technology.
The alarms market is going to run head first into DIY competitors over the next couple of years and one of the first of a new wave in Australia is Triple Shield from Omnivision’s residential/consumer arm, My Home Connect.
OMNIVISION is a Melbourne-based electronic security integrator with a proper history and a quality client list, so this foray into DIY with the Triple Shield system is not coming from a marketing outfit that will be in your letter box today and gone tomorrow. It’s an interesting play from Omnivision. It’s sensible that if you believe DIY will be a serious trend, you will make a play of your own. An integrator also has the advantage of knowing which technology works and which doesn’t.
DSC IMPASSA, distributed locally by Q Security Systems is an all-wireless security solution that leverages DSC’s monster range of devices to offer great flexibility in the real world. But simplicity of installation is IMPASSA’s greatest strength.
WHEN I got an opportunity to install a DSC IMPASSA alarm panel recently I was both eager and apprehensive at once. DSC has been one of my favourite alarm manufacturers since the 1990s, when it released solutions offering cool stuff like remote intercom via telephone and onboard relays for control of remote devices.
A majority of residents are favour the idea of smart homes
A recent study suggests homeowners like the idea of automation and consider safety and security monitoring to be automation’s central role. But they have their own ideas about installation and monitoring.
LOWE’S 2014 Smart Home Survey reveals a majority of residents are favour the idea of smart homes. But some contradictory findings include that while around 50 per cent prefer do-it-yourself solutions, 62 per cent believe home automation solutions are most beneficial for real time monitoring of safety and security. At the same time, nearly 30 per cent of home owners want domestic access control solutions they can control remotely from smart devices or workstations.
SmartLiving from Ness is a range of bus-based control panels offering between 10-200 zones (with zone doubling) and incorporating automation features as well as access control and voice-over-bus transmissions.
TO my mind the most interesting aspects of Ness SmartLiving is the I-BUS backbone, a high speed bus which increases robustness, resists interference and carries voice as well as alarm signals on a single cable. Bus solutions are great when it comes to expansion because they can be grown organically without any need to cable back to a control panel – you just build a drop cable off an existing loop. In the case of SmartLiving, the bus is universal – you can hang a whole bunch of things off it, including proximity readers, graphical keypads, remote I/O expanders, RF transceivers, GSM communicators and siren/strobes.
Ness Corporation's Lux wireless PIR with integrated LED nightlight is designed to support Ness wireless panels and combines the company's well-designed PIR capability with a surprisingly capable movement activated nightlight.
LUX from Ness Corporation is a wireless PIR that combines solid performance with something extra. Ness, which builds its equipment at its own factory in Australia, has long manufactured capable PIR sensors and Lux is no exception. Lux features a pyro sensor with 20 dual-element zones, a solid 15m x 15m detection area, a downward-looking creep zone, and strong white light, ESD and RF immunity.
AS part of Paradox’s Insight Solution, the HD77 Camera is a reliable HD video (720p) and high-quality audio PIR camera.
The HD77 delivers unlimited live HD video and audio streaming to allow users to see and hear events and activities and to protect their homes or businesses anytime, anywhere, directly from a smartphone.
The HD77 camera is designed to provide high-quality video and audio of events for visual verification and reporting. As the camera is not battery dependent, it delivers unlimited streaming according to individual user needs.
All recordings are stored on a built in memory card to minimalise unauthorised access and to save on space.
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