WIRELESS alarm system pioneer Visonic’s solutions are now available from BGWT.
“Visonic’s industry-leading technology also now has a new home at BGW Technologies,” says Simmons. “The reason we bought Visonic on board was that it offers 2000m line of sight – it’s usually around 300m max. This big range makes Visonic ideal for commercial industrial and rural applications. The system has 64 zones and a very cool application for remote management."
“As a Tyco partner currently distributing Software House, it made sense to extend our relationship to also include Visonic which is part of the Tyco Security Products family.
Alarm installers and monitoring stations need a plan
Alarm installers need to sit down and map out a game plan to ensure their clients’ alarm solutions and their own businesses are prepared to handle the changes the market faces over the next 24 months.
It’s going to be a weird couple of years for the Australian alarm monitoring market. It’s not as if we had no idea this was coming but having everything going on at once is going to be a challenge. It’s goodbye to 2G, goodbye to PSTN, goodbye to rebates, and hello to new technologies and powerful new competitors.
COFFS Harbour engineer Ian Kinny has enhanced personal safety for Australians by developing the eButton, a world-first in utilising low energy Bluetooth technology to initiate a smart phone help app.
EBUTTON is a small and easy to operate device linked to an app on the user’s smart phone. One click on the eButton sends a request for help via SMS to the user’s selected help contacts. The SMS gives the location of the user with updates sent if the user moves.
While Ian Kinny of AppAce, a Coffs Harbour smart phone app design company, created eButton as a peace of mind button which would serve families, the device has serious capabilities for security people as well as businesses in general. It allows low cost and ubiquitous support for companies that need to look after their employees, including late night workers or those working in remote regions or dangerous locations.
PACKAGED in a sleek and unobtrusive design, the Paradox NV5 detector is the next generation of the ENVY Digital Detection series. Following on from its predecessor, this classy detector features new firmware and hardware that enables faster and more reliable detection.
Replete with a host of features including false alarm immunity, pet resistance and a new hybrid cylindrical lens, the NV5 provides outstanding detection accuracy and stability. Additionally, it’s customisable with 5 levels of sensitivity allowing you choose the level of detection according to the needs of the customer.
With a wall/ceiling mount bracket included in this neat little package, the NV5 detector is truly one of the most advanced motion detectors in its class.
BOSCH Security Systems’ DENSO Area Sensor uses a 2-dimensional laser plane to build a virtual ‘image’ of a detection environment.
The sensor is then capable of independently tracking up to 16 moving objects within its detection area, feeding this data to intrusion detection systems, or even directly taking control of IP PTZ cameras by way of the ONVIF protocol.
One of the most advanced features of the DENSO Area Sensor is its ability to directly control IP PTZ cameras. While similar detectors in the market rely on low-level contact closure to switch cameras to presets based on detection in a limited number of ‘zones’, the Area Sensor can provide direct telemetry control to a camera including automatically acquiring the next highest priority target after the currently tracked object leaves the scene.
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HONEYWELL’S 5800C2W hardwired-to-wireless converter enables retrofitting of existing 12-volt security systems by converting their wired sensors to Honeywell’s 5800 Series wireless technology.
In addition, it can be used in new construction installations that have been fitted with hardwired systems. Converting existing wired zones to wireless saves on installation cost, time and materials since there is no need to replace wired devices with individual transmitters.
Honeywell’s 5800C2W is simple to install and extremely flexible. It can power wired PIRs, and the included power supply is backed up with a standard, rechargeable battery. One button calibration automatically configures 5800C2W by learning what zones are in use.
NESS Corporation's SmartLiving suite of security control panels range from 5 terminals (10 zones) to 100 terminals (200 zones) all with a powerful feature set and numerous innovations including terminals can be programmed as inputs or outputs.
Using a proprietary high-speed I-BUS, SmartLiving has full bus connectivity for flexibility, fast installation and reduced cabling. SmartLiving bus devices can be remotely diagnosed and configured - and SmartLiving 2-way wireless devices can be configured and controlled over-the-air.
According to Ness, the smart looks and an easy to use graphical interface of the SmartLiving keypads and touch screens complement the very clever smartphone app. Bookings are open for installer/integrator training courses running in all Ness branches.
BENS BlueHub from Mod2 is a plug and play communications module that carries most dialler-based alarm panels into a networked environment.
BENS has released its new BlueHub, which is designed and manufactured by Ki-Ren Chua’s Mod2. The device turns any ContactID dialler-based alarm panel into a network solution. Advanced versions also allow remote management of legacy alarm panels using smart device apps.
I got a demo of BlueHub at Security 2014 in Melbourne with BENS’ Dallas Whittaker. In form it’s a compact solution with a simple double housing. The smaller module on the left of these images is an analogue-to-digital encoder, with ContactID coming in at the top. This module is bonded to the main comms unit, which incorporates power and a network port.
Bosch Security Systems has released its new Solution 2000 and 3000 alarm panels which are designed to expand and handle evolving automation and comms modules in the future.
THESE 2 new panels are important releases from Bosch and they show the company is well aware of the vagaries of the future in the domestic and small commercial market. The key thing is to offer a panel that is affordable, yet flexible enough take on a wide range of future technologies – particularly comms and automation.
According to Bosch, the new panels were built to meet concepts of lifestyle, connectivity and expandability. They also incorporate digital communications technologies such as SMS over IP, IP-alarm reporting, and the Bosch Remote Security Control app.
Honeywell’s V-Plex bus is a polling loop designed to support Vista 120 and 250 alarm panels as well as Tuxedo, that scoops up zone inputs and distributes zone outputs across any site where it’s installed.
ONE of the neat new things I saw at Security 2014 was Honeywell’s V-Plex bus, a patented polling loop in the form of a 2-wire cable system that works with Vista 120, 250 and Tuxedo 12/48. Bus solutions have always had great advantages and V-Plex is no exception.
Fundamentally, V-Plex bus is a 2-wire cable that is installed around a facility. Zone inputs and relay outputs are then ported into the bus. The control panel that you select determines the number of devices that you can connect to the V-Plex bus.