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15
Aug
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Bosch Solution 2000, 3000 Alarm Panels

Bosch 3000 control panel
Bosch 3000 control panel

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. 

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Fri
15
Aug
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Honeywell V-Plex Bus Review

Honeywell Vista 250
Honeywell Vista 250

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. 

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Thu
24
Jul
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Telstra Shutting Down Australia's 2G/GPRS Alarm Network

2G bandwidth to be re-configured for modern 4G LTE
2G bandwidth to be re-configured for modern 4G LTE

Telstra will close down its 2G network before the end of 2016 – that’s around 500 business days - and will reconfigure its 900MHz 2G spectrum for 4G technology once the network's existing customers are migrated onto 3G and 4G.

The move will impact on Australia's estimated 30,000 2G/GPRS-enabled alarm panels. All will need to be transitioned across to 3G or 4G LTE. Some monitoring providers have many thousands of 2G SIM cards in their networks and will need to work fast to ensure continuity of service. 

In a blog post titled ‘It's time to say goodbye old friend’, Telstra's group managing director of networks Mike Wright said the 2G GSM network had been in place for more than 20 years and had been surpassed by newer technologies. 

Telstra will spend the next two years moving its remaining 2G customers - including both wholesale and personal users - over to Telstra's newer networks. 

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Tue
22
Jul
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DENSO 2-D laser Sensor From Bosch

DENSO commissioning screen showing detection patterns
DENSO commissioning screen showing detection patterns

Bosch Security Systems Australia is working with DENSO Corporation to find opportunities to introduce to the Australian security market DENSO’s Area Sensor to the Australian security industry. 

The DENSO Area Sensor uses a 2-dimensional laser plane to build a virtual ‘image’ of a detection environment and 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.

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Fri
04
Jul
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WatchOUT DT eXtreme

Risco WatchOUT
Risco WatchOUT

WATCHOUT DT eXtreme is Risco Group’s award winning detector designed for outdoor use. 

Providing reliable detection against intruders in outdoor environments is always a challenge; but the WatchOUT DT eXtreme includes 2 microwave and 2 PIR channels for optimum reliability in addition to several of Risco Group’s unique outdoor detection technologies. 

These include Sway Recognition and Digital Correlation, to help to ensure that false alarms from swaying trees and the wind are kept to a minimum. 
WatchOUT also includes active IR anti-mask and proximity alerts to provide 24-hour protection against vandalism to the detector.
 
Distributor: Risco Group Australia
Contact: 1800 991 542

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Thu
03
Jul
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Serenity 2-way Wireless 32-Zone From iTech

iTech Serenity 32-zone alarm panel
iTech Serenity 32-zone alarm panel

SERENITY by Crow is a 2-way Wireless 32-zone alarm panel that offers an exciting experience in security, convenience and control. 

Features include video verification by way of wireless PIR camera with built-in IR LEDs, advanced solution for alarm transmission and visual verification to CMS by TCP/IP & GSM/GPRS. 

MMS picture and video stream transmission to end user via internet/GSM, web access offers the user the ability to completely control the security system remotely over the internet. 

SERENITY is also powerful enough for any residential application including alarm, home automation and personal care via any of the many reporting communication options available. 

Distributor: Mainline Security Products
Contact: Vic: +613 9596 6688 / Qld: +617 3891 2222 / WA: +618 9344 2555 

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Tue
24
Jun
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Xandem TMD Tomographic Motion Detection Review

Xandem TMD Tomographic Motion Detection Controller
Xandem TMD Tomographic Motion Detection Controller

Hills has released the Xandem Tomographic Motion Detection system, capable of monitoring spaces from 50 to 500 square metres without line of sight. And because Xandem uses microwave detection, it can be discretely installed behind walls.

I GOT a look at the Xandem TMD solution at the Hills’ office in Pitt St, Sydney. Hills’ Fei Lee and Tony Le had set up a group of 6 Xandem TMD (Tomographic Motion Detection) nodes around the company's busy Crestron Showroom before I arrived. When they ask me to find the sensors, my eyes fly to the cornices, upper walls and display racks but I see nothing. 

Hidden behind the displays are the Xandem nodes – grey plastic boxes with dimensions of 3.8cm x 7.6cm x 1.3cm managed by an identically-sized red control node. They are smaller than a typical PIR and apart from a frontal LED, there’s no indication of their purpose. 

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Fri
20
Jun
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Paradox NVX80 SeeTrue Intrusion Detector

Paradox NVX80
Paradox NVX80

Paradox NVX80 with SeeTrue technology is a motion detector with 8 detection channels – 4 forward-looking PIR channels, including 2 quad interlock geometry sensors, 2 microwave channels and 2 dedicated creep detectors, incorporating a quad sensor with interlock geometry.

NEW from Paradox, which is distributed locally by CSD is the NVX80 high security intrusion detector, a sensor designed to offer durability and resilience under different conditions, including extreme environments. The sensor has an integrated OLED display that assists installers during installations. NVX80 is suitable for indoor, outdoor, commercial, industrial and residential high security applications and combines active infrared, microwave, anti-masking and SeeTrue technologies enabling detection capabilities that are beyond previously known limits. 

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Thu
19
Jun
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SCSI Distributing Bold Manitou Central Station Automation Solutions

Check Speck of Bold Technologies (l) with Dale Acott of SCSI
Check Speck of Bold Technologies (l) with Dale Acott of SCSI

SCSI will distribute the full Bold Technologies Manitou range of central station automation solutions, as well as the rest of the Bold range, including PSIM products. 

Bold Technologies ManitouCS central station automation solution supports more than 600 central stations most in North America, 30 of which are 100,000 lines or more. The average number of lines per Bold central station is about 25,000, with the largest being 425,000 lines split between commercial and residential. 

According to Bold, ManitouCS is monitoring close to 12 million customers from a total of 50 million monitored lines in the US. ManitouCS will be integrated with SCSI’s Direct Wireless solutions, which is installed in around 100 central stations across Australia. 

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Tue
17
Jun
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Wireless Primary Monitoring Paths – Yes or No?

Daniel Lewkovitz, Calamity Monitoring
Daniel Lewkovitz, Calamity Monitoring

For installers contemplating monitoring solutions the choice of wireless, hardwired and hybrid communications paths can be a confusing one. But if anyone knows which comms technologies work best, it’s the monitoring station owners themselves. 

MONITORING centres are in the hot seat. They support tens of thousands of customers across a diverse range of communications technologies and their experiences give them a unique insight into what works best for clients in the rough and tumble of the real world. Monitoring solution providers, too, have deep experience in negotiating the varying gauges of the global communications network - their input is also valuable. 

At Calamity Monitoring, Daniel Lewkovitz says the best monitoring comms paths to ensure high security are a combination of wireless and cabled internet.

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