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Tue
16
Aug
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AS/NZ2201 Alarm Standard Failing Monitoring Customers

Global IP standards are needed for monitoring industry
Global IP standards are needed for monitoring industry

As  the alarm monitoring industry is reinvented as a creature of the digital world, AS2201 fails to provide manufacturers, installers and end users the support and surety it once did. The time has long passed for the official alarm standard to cover common IP components and comms paths. 

WHEN key parts of AS2201 were updated in 2004 and again in 2007, the teams that worked on the standard sought to incorporate as many aspects of the latest technology as they could but in those digitally distant days it was impossible to anticipate the impact the world of IP would have the alarm industry. Twelve years later the effect is clear to see. There are aspects of the alarm transmission process (AS2201.5) and core monitoring station systems (AS2201.2) that no monitoring station can function without, yet that are not covered by any part of the standard.

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Mon
08
Aug
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Flood Detection Sensors Empower Alarm and Access Control Solutions

Brisbane Floods, image by Courier Mail
Brisbane Floods, image by Courier Mail

FLOOD Detection Systems stocks, install, maintain and service brands including Ademco, DAS, DSC, Electronics Line, ITI, Risco and Visonic.

With a shared ambition to protect people’s lives, Pacific Security Technology has chosen to incorporate products from these companies to offer homeowners, landlords, businesses and governments unparalleled flood warning systems.

To benefit from a seamless installation in your home or commercial property, our flood detectors can incorporate a wide variety of flood detection brands – if you run a back-to-base monitoring system or already have an intruder alarm system installed, we can easily integrate flood detection products from the same brand.

If you require more information, call 1300 009 838. 
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Mon
08
Aug
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FSH SCEC-Approved FSS1 Hall Effect Door Sensor

Bob Graham (left), Marc Bindner and Mark Aylesbury
Bob Graham (left), Marc Bindner and Mark Aylesbury

FSH has received SCEC approval (Security Level 4) for its FSS1 high security door monitoring sensor, which has been designed and manufactured in Australia for military, correctional and high security applications. 

FSS1 is a big deal for FSH and for the entire high security end of the access control and intrusion detection market, which has been waiting for a solution of this calibre since the Jackson Report found flaws in the security performance of existing high security door monitoring devices. The FSH sensor is available in flush or surface mount variations and replaces traditional high security magnetic balanced reed switches using a Hall Effect sensor and programmable magnetic plate combination that allows the unit to be re-calibrated to circumvent door drop, which would otherwise lead to replacement of sensors or re-hanging of doors. 

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Sat
06
Aug
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ICT AS/NZS2201.1 Class 5 Alarm Compliance

Hayden Burr, ICT
Hayden Burr, ICT

ICT’S addition of compliance to AS/NZS2201.1 Class 5 to its Protégé solution expands the scope for ICT alarm applications under the Australian government’s risk assessment process, Protective Security Policy Framework, (PSPF) and New Zealand’s Protective Security Requirements, (PSR).

Protégé’s fully encrypted communication all the way from sensor to remote monitoring station means organizations and government agencies that previously had to install costly SCEC Type 1/1A system to meet stringent security requirements have a proven and competitive alternative to consider.

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Thu
07
Jul
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2GIG Maker Nortek Acquired For $US2.8 Billion

Michael J. Clarke, CEO Nortek
Michael J. Clarke, CEO Nortek

MAKER of 2GIG security and home automation solutions Nortek has announced it will be acquired by Melrose Industries and Nevada Corp for approximately $US2.8 billion at $86 per share in cash. The agreement was unanimously approved by Nortek’s and Melrose’s boards of directors.

“We are very pleased to have reached the proposed agreement with Melrose Industries, which represents a significant premium for our shareholders,” said Nortek’s president and CEO, Michael J. Clarke. “We believe this partnership with Melrose will enhance Nortek’s ability to further leverage its industry-leading brands and market positions to continue driving profitable growth. We believe this transaction will be a positive for our employees and customers alike.

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Thu
07
Jul
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Optex SmartLine SL-350QDM Perimeter Detection Overview

Optex SmartLine SL-350QDM
Optex SmartLine SL-350QDM

Optex SmartLine SL-350QDM is an active infrared photoelectric detector designed for external applications. The unit is fitted with a range of features that improve installation, reliability and catch performance in rugged outdoor applications.

OPTEX SmartLine SL-350QDM photoelectric beam, distributed locally by Hills, includes even more features to protect against false and missed alarms caused by mis-alignment and environmental issues. The new features combined with the unit’s 110m of outdoor detection range and 4-channel beam frequency selection, make the QDM model perfect for high security perimeter applications. 

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Fri
10
Jun
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FSH Gets SCEC Approval for Benchmark High Security Door Monitoring Sensor

FSH’s FSS1 was developed and is manufactured in Australia
FSH’s FSS1 was developed and is manufactured in Australia

FSH has received SCEC approval (Security Level 4) for its FSS1 high security door monitoring sensor, which has been developed for high security, military, correctional and similar applications. 

It’s a big deal for FSH and for the entire high security end of the access control and intrusion detection market, which has been waiting for a solution of this calibre since the Jackson Report found flaws in the security performance of existing devices. 


FSH’s FSS1 sensor control board.

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Tue
24
May
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Alarm Monitoring: Divergence is the Future?

Alarm monitoring forming layers of scattered cloud
Alarm monitoring forming layers of scattered cloud

THERE’S something about the state of alarm, automation and monitoring technology that suggests a splintering of paths to market in the alarm monitoring industry. And ISC West in Las Vegas last month highlighted a number of key trends likely to play a part in our future. There certainly are opportunities - mostly for those with clear goals - because overall, things look a little messy. 

PERHAPS the key fundamental at work here is that as alarm systems become residents of the IP world and installers become thoroughly imbued with networked ecosystems, reporting paths become multifarious, integrations more ubiquitous. Very cool things become possible and they don’t need to managed in the old ways. An idea of alarm and access control systems as input/output boards supported by redundant networks and clever software comes ever more clearly into view. 

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Fri
22
Apr
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Inner Range Inception Integrated Security & Access Control: First Impressions

Inner Range Inception is thoughtfully designed and beautifully executed
Inner Range Inception is thoughtfully designed and beautifully executed

INNER Range Inception, distributed locally by CSD, is an integrated access control and security alarm system that allows installers unfamiliar with Inner Range programming to leverage the company’s engineering expertise in the most intuitive possible manner. 

In a nutshell, Inception offers 4 doors onboard with LAN expansion to 32, 8 SIFER readers onboard with expansion to 64, expansion for 32/64 Wiegand readers, 32 areas, 8 alarm inputs (LAN expansion to 512), 4 outputs (LAN expansion to 512), 2000 users and a 50,000 event log. The system is supported by the Inner Range – Paradox RF module and RF devices, and local control is via the Elite LCD keypad. 

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Thu
07
Apr
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Home Automation: Coming, Ready, or Not?

Home automation a growing business for installers
Home automation a growing business for installers

We hear a lot of talk about home automation these days but it’s not easy getting a sense of how much home automation is being used and what overall penetration automation has into the Australian market.

HOME automation is the next big thing. When it comes to domestic and small commercial electronic security solutions, automation comprising management of lighting, air conditioning, the addition of video surveillance and some access control really is the next step. The trouble is, it’s a big step and a layered step and getting the balance of cost and function right is not the easiest thing to do. In fact, observing the market it seems that all the necessary technologies are there but no one has quite combined them in the perfect way to blow the market onto its ear. 

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