Alarms

Submitted on March 25, 2020 | John Adams
Security integrators and technicians, security officers, control room operators, support staff, including remote providers of support, have been classified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as “essential critical infrastructure workers during the COVID-19 response”. The DHS guidelines from...
Submitted on March 9, 2020 | John Adams
Security and facilities managers seeking live updates of Coronavirus spread and impact as part of management of local and global operations should click here for infection rate data here for global map and here for travel advice. Click here for a...
Submitted on February 28, 2020 | John Adams
Hikvision’s compact 20MP multi-sensor PanoVu camera features four 1/2.7-inch progressive scan CMOS sensors, each with a motorized vari-focal lens which can be adjusted to monitor 4 directions supporting zoom in/out to check details individually. Combined, the 4 camera heads provide...
Submitted on January 31, 2020 | John Adams
Hikvision says 2020 will see cutting edge tech such as multi-dimensional perception, multi-intelligence, systems integration, proactive systems, UHD, cloud, pressure on cyber security and a trend towards fewer, smarter cameras. The company’s engineering team has compiled a list of technological...
Submitted on January 30, 2020 | John Adams
What do you think is the most underrated intrusion sensor when it comes to catch performance and complete reliability – what should we be installing more of? A: SEN tends to favour the perimeter security layer – that means high-end...
Submitted on January 14, 2020 | John Adams
Anixter, which owns CSD, Inner Range and Atlas Gentech in the ANZ market, reports it will be acquired by electronics and communications giant, Wesco, for $US4.5 billion. The agreement has been approved by the boards of both companies. The transaction...
Submitted on November 16, 2019 | John Adams
Yes, apparently the old Vidicon tube cameras commonly installed in banks prior to the development of metal–oxide–semiconductor field-effect transistor (CCD) cameras could be disabled by impacts – including being hit by a shoe. Video camera tubes used a cathode ray...
Submitted on August 19, 2019 | John Adams
Aside from pyroelectric sensor quality, is there a feature or function of PIRs that’s more important than others? A: Arguably the most important aspect of a quality PIR is selection of optics. A badly designed lens will lack resolution, will...
Submitted on August 9, 2019 | John Adams
When it comes to the challenges of VMS applications for integrators there’s certainly plenty to consider – starting with meeting customer requirements, finding a solution that’s affordable and manageable, and ensuring the expertise is available to install and commission necessary...
Submitted on August 6, 2019 | John Adams
CHUBB Fire & Security has just been awarded a $A6 million contract to upgrade Ipswich City Council’s Safe City CCTV solution. Mid-August 2018 Ipswich City Council sought to engage a suitably qualified and experienced organisation for the purchase, installation, replacement...
Submitted on July 12, 2019 | John Adams
No one in the Australian alarm monitoring industry is talking about the sunset of 3G/CDMA wireless alarm communicators but they will need to start doing so over the next couple of years if they hope to put together a coherent...
Submitted on June 30, 2019 | John Adams
WE’LL be off to Security 2019 Expo and Conference this month and it’s impossible not to wonder about the new products and technologies we’re going to see there. WE got a sneak preview of some of the latest solutions at...
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