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Aug
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Smiths Builds Radioactive Detector

Radetect is launched as an optional capability in the range of Heimann CargoVision (HCV) inspection systems for fully loaded trucks, vehicles and containers at ports, customs and border checkpoints Compatible with all HCV systems, the addition of Radetect facilitates multi-threat detection in one step, to provide customs, police and other authorities with an innovative tool to combat the illicit trafficking of hidden radioactive sources along with other contraband. “With several thousand radiation sources worldwide being under little or no regulatory control, Radetect facilitates an easy and rapid inspection process of freight loads," said Roland Muesse, President Smiths Detection Europe, Middle East and Africa. "It can play a major role in helping security authorities to reveal nuclear and other radioactive materials before people or the environment are exposed to the threat.

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Thu
28
Jul
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Crow Selling Alarm Panels With Integrated GPRS For 550

Not only is the new low cost Crow GPRS/GSM alarm reporting product, the PowerLink, going to be onboard in the company’s own alarm panels, there’s also a new module (the CrowLink) that will interface to every other alarm panel available on the market. This means installers taking advantage of loyalty rates from their suppliers, as well as those installers who are simply too comfortable with their current offerings to bother switching brands, will still benefit from Crow’s latest developments. Another key characteristic of the new CrowLink GPRS/GSM device is that when a module is attached to an existing alarm panel it allows bureau installers to change their monitoring provider at any time without having to reprogram every panel. Perhaps most importantly, the new Crow product means no end user need miss out on the advantages of GPRS alarm monitoring. Regular readers of SEM will be well aware of our feelings for GPRS and GSM monitoring.

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Sun
22
May
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TAC Reveals New Access And Security Solutions

“Tour Andover Controls is continuing the rich heritage of technical innovation and customer service established by Andover Controls and TAC,” commented Derek Duffill, UK managing director, Tour Andover Controls. The first technological offering to come from the marriage of Andover Controls and TAC is I/Net Seven v2 – the high performance security system that integrates sophisticated access control with the latest Integral DVX and DigitalSENTRY digital recording systems (featuring IPIX 360o recording, Acive Alert analytical software, IP Camera integration and more). The two companies offering complementary systems came together late last year as a global force in ‘intelligent buildings’ technology. The objective of the merger was ‘thought-leadership’ in the ‘buildings for life’ arena and to build upon the world wide business trend toward long-term partnerships with those developers that are building sustainable technology into the fabric of many of the world’s leading buildings.

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Mon
16
May
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New 64 Zone Australian Made Alarm Panel

If you’ve been thinking nothing exciting ever happens in the local alarm industry you’re wrong. With virtually no fanfare a local team has built something unexpected – a 64-zone control panel with integrated access control and some serious connectivity. In the mid-1980s one Sydney-based alarm panel manufacturer dominated the Australian alarm market. Its product was simple to operate and functional for its time. Best of all it was reliable – you still see EDM’s early panels operating today. It’s from the same designers that the new Digiflex Vision-64 alarm panel springs, an alarm panel with access control capability that’s been developed against a backdrop of global Internet connectivity. And when we talk about the Internet here we’re not just banging away about alarm reporting. The Vision-64 is an alarm panel that will send, receive and display email.

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Mon
16
May
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Dedicated Micros New BX2 Continuous Archive DVR

The BX2 is a high performance 16-camera digital multiplex recorder capable of a 100pps (PAL) record rate. The system’s advanced recording schedule allows the user to individually program each camera’s recording priority in order to give greater flexibility. This flexibility allows assignation of a higher recording rate to specific cameras on alarm, or allows the configuration of cameras in higher sensitivity areas to record more frequently. BX2 Continuous Archive units have RAID 1 fault tolerance to disk failure. There are 4 hard drives onboard giving 2 months storage with twin 600GB storage banks on its 1.2TB disks. The four integrated RAID1 disks store two identical copies of all recorded data. A pair of the disks can be removed directly from the machine at any time, whilst recording continues unaffected. Recording all data to two disks instead of one also means a failsafe backup is always in place should any disk fail.

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Tue
15
Mar
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Diebold Gets Certification For Encrypted Pin Pad

ISO is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies that promotes standardization and develops cooperation in the areas of intellectual, scientific, technological and economic activity. Diebold’s EPP4 certification complies with ISO 13491-1, ISO 13491-2 and ISO 9564. Encrypted PIN pads are secure devices that protect the cardholder’s PIN once entered into the ATM. All logical security provisions of the ATM rely on the EPP. Certification verifies that ATM devices can protect against fraud, identity theft attempts and more. Because the concern about ATM fraud has become a global issue, ATM security is more important than ever. Certification demonstrates a commitment to continuous improvement and more secure transactions. “As security risks increase, customers can be sure Diebold ATMs meet all requirements,” said Ken Justice, vice president of product marketing and management.

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Wed
12
Jan
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Sprint Releases New Aussie Designed Electric Strike

EDH (Electronic Door Hardware) has specially designed these flush mount strikes for timber and aluminum door frames. 

For more details, brochures and pricing of these products please call the sales team at Sprint Intercom & Security.

The first stage of the release will comprise of 4 different strikes for internal application:

DBS281 (Fail Secure) 12V AC/DC – Stainless Steel Face Plate

For use with:  Standard key in knob mortice type locks

DBS283 (Fail Secure) 12V AC/DC – Stainless Steel Face Plate

For use with : Lockwood style 3570-3580 mortice locks 

DBS284 (Fail Secure) 12V AC/DC – Die Cast Aluminum Face Plate

For use with: Standard key in knob and selected mortice locks

DBS282 (Fail Safe) 12V DC – 12mm glass panels

For use with: Glass cabinets, bottle shops & show rooms

These strikes have been cycle tested to 950,000 operations

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Sun
05
Dec
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Vision Systems Adds Voice To VESDA

Gordon MacSween, Managing Director at Vision Systems, says:

"We are already market leaders in detecting threats with our VESDA range of very early warning smoke detectors and our ADPRO range of video security systems. Our next step will be to further integrate the Millbank voice response products to complement our offering by adding a response capability.

“This may be the automatic announcement of a staged evacuation in the event of a fire or preventing damage or loss by telling an intruder that they have been detected, police called and for them to leave the premises.”

Neil Voce, sales and business development director voice response systems at Vision Systems, says; "We are responding to a need among our customers for an integrated early warning solution.

“We can see significant revenue opportunities to be gained from a truly integrated systems approach over the coming years.”

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Sat
04
Dec
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Dedicated Micros Adds CD Writer To DVRs

Particularly suited to small retailers who need to provide footage to the police on a regular basis, an integral CD writer provides an immediate way to copy both image and audio data off the DVR’s hard disk for a complete record of any given incident.

The new versions offer the same look and feel as the existing Eco4 and D4 models for ease of installation training and use. And since no external CD recorders, SCSI cables or power supplies are required, installation time and costs are kept to a minimum.

Each CD created includes playback software that runs automatically on a standard PC, without needing to invest in any additional equipment or install extra software.

Dedicated Micros' Retail Solutions (RS) software can be supplied with D4 CD – allowing recorded video to be associated with text data from EPOS systems and instantly copied to CD, helping to combat instances of staff fraud such as under-ringing and sweet-hearting.

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Sat
04
Dec
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Something New From DAS

These new RAS’ combine advanced functionality, ease of use and elegant styling to what is the most visible element of the customer’s security system. The unit features easily readable LCD text displaying system programming, alarm and access control functions. Also available with a built-in Smart Card Reader that can be used with the Challenger and Alliance Smart Card format, they can eliminate the need for a separate card reader.

The face of the Arming Station displays 16 area status indicator LEDs, while the LCD details alarms or pre-programmed text. The codepad buttons require only gentle finger pressure to achieve full depression, which is indicated by an audible beep.

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