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Fri
30
May
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Neo is The One

I know why you are here, Neo
I know why you are here, Neo

DSC, distributed locally by QSS, has released PowerSeries Neo, a new scalable commercial and residential line of intrusion detection solutions supported by a big range of sensors, including PIR cameras for video verification.

NEO is designed to be a flexible platform that leverages the capabilities of PowerG – the industry’s leading-edge wireless intrusion technology, according to DSC. PowerSeries Neo is a customizable system with a range of control panels supported by PowerG-enabled, easy to install wireless devices. 

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Fri
30
May
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Alarm Monitoring: All Change

Alarm monitoring - not what it used to be
Alarm monitoring - not what it used to be

The alarm monitoring business is going to change a lot over the next 5 years and to get a sense of how much, you need only look at the sort of features users are starting to demand from their alarm panels. 

THERE’S plenty happening in the alarm monitoring spaces – lots of it being the inevitable impact of new alarm technology from the likes of DSC, Risco (which has just released VuPoint Live), Honeywell and others. All are starting to wick up the support of their alarm panels, not just for automation, but for video verification as well. This gives a sense of where things are going in monitoring and it seems to me, the industry will need to peddle hard to keep up. 

A key observation came from Bosch Security Systems’ James Layton this month, who said that innovation in the field of user experience will be the key driver of the future in alarm technology.

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Wed
07
May
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Honeywell Galaxy Intruder Access Panel Flexes Muscle

Honeywell Galaxy
Honeywell Galaxy

Honeywell has enhanced its powerful Galaxy Flex intruder and access control panel with video verification, a ‘night set’ mode and smartphone app allowing authorised users universal access to panel functions.

HONEYWELL has upgraded its Galaxy Flex integrated intruder and access control solution with a night set mode, a new compact housing design and a Galaxy Range Mobile App for remote access. Galaxy Flex, with hybrid wired and wireless technology and video verification of alarm events, is a strong solution for homeowners and small to medium size businesses.

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Sun
06
Apr
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Suretek’s New Multicom 4 Plus

Suretek Multicom 4 Plus
Suretek Multicom 4 Plus

Suretek’s Multicom 4 Plus takes alarm panel communications and feeds them onto digital networks, changing the way monitoring companies interact with their customers. 

THERE’S something about the alarm monitoring industry that generates zeal, I think to myself, sitting in Suretek’s Wetherill Park office listening to managing director Glenn Smith talk about the company’s Multicom 4 Plus unit. 

It’s partly the people but more than anything it’s the culture. Alarm monitoring companies are responsible for something. The seriousness of their operations, their sense of ownership of customer protection, bleeds into everything they do, infusing it with fierce meaning. 

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Fri
04
Apr
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Selecting Internal Alarm Sensors

Bosch Blue Line - internals
Bosch Blue Line - internals

 

 

 

When it comes to selecting internal alarm sensors, what are the features installers should be looking for? Are all internal sensors the same or do some offer superior catch performance and false alarm resistance?

WHAT makes for a quality internal alarm sensor? That depends on the environment the sensor is installed in – the more challenging the environment, the better the design and quality need to be. In many internal applications, passive infrared sensors are the perfect solution, while for more challenging internal environments, you need to look at dual technology detectors. 

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Wed
19
Feb
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Hills Group's Gabriel Daher Steps Across To UHS

Gabriel Daher, new GM at UHS
Gabriel Daher, new GM at UHS

 

 

Gabriel Daher, former group general manager at Hills Group, has been made general manager of that company’s UHS security comms business. UHS is a network comms supplier and manufacturer. 

There are a number of ways to view Daher’s repositioning but probably the correct one is that it indicates Hills Group’s senior management realises the company needs to get squarely on the front foot when it comes to alarm and video monitoring technology. The systems of the future will be all about the management and facilitation of comms networks and that demands a backend engineering solution that actually works. 

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Thu
13
Feb
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Risco eyeWAVE PIR Camera Detector

Risco eyeWAVE PIR Camera Detector
Risco eyeWAVE PIR Camera Detector

RISCO’s eyeWAVE fully battery powered PIR Camera detector enables visual verification when used with the Agility 3 wireless security system. 

Upon an intrusion event the camera captures and transmits a sequence of images to the alarm panels that are sent via GPRS or IP to the RISCO Cloud server or to the Monitoring Station. 
The intrusion event together with the images are pushed to the iRISCO smartphone app used by the home owners allowing self-monitoring; reducing false alarms, increasing peace of mind and saving time and resources for the CMS. 

Images are stored on the RISCO Cloud server and linked to the intrusion event for future analysis if required.

Distributor: Risco Group Australia
Contact: 1800 991 542
http://www.riscogroup.com/australia/

 

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Tue
11
Feb
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Google Global Alarm Monitoring Services?

Addressing new Google Nest
Addressing new Google Nest

Google’s acquisition of Nest Labs suggests big tech sees potential revenue in home automation and security. Though what sort of business model it believes will generate revenue is a little harder to say. 

EVEN after everything we’ve seen going on in the monitoring market over the past 18 months, Google’s $US3.2 billion play for Nest Labs, an automation manufacturer founded in 2010 with a turnover of around $US300 million, seems extravagant. 

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Fri
07
Feb
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Tyco Joins Forces With Alarm.Com

Tyco IMPASSA
Tyco IMPASSA

TYCO Security Products has made a global alliance with Alarm.com, a supplier of connected home services, including security, video monitoring, energy management and home automation.

Alarm.com's technology complements Tyco Security Products' expertise in Interactive hardware solutions. There will be a close engineering collaboration to ensure the full range of current and future Alarm.com services are supported by Tyco solutions, providing a future-proof platform to dealers globally.

“We are very excited about the new opportunities and features that our partnership with Alarm.com will bring to us and our global customers, says Tim Myers, product line director – intrusion, Tyco Security Products. 

Alarm.com will be available in early 2014 on DSC’s IMPASSA Series followed by select other hybrid systems for global markets later in the year.

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Thu
09
Jan
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Alarm Monitoring: Wireless, Apps & Automation

Honeywell Tuxedo
Honeywell Tuxedo

CONNECT 2013 brought together installing security contractors from the First Alert Professional (FAP), Commercial Security Systems (CSS) and Honeywell Integrated Security (HIS) networks. What was said there deserves our attention. 

ARGUABLY the global alarm industry’s biggest installer conference hosted 800 attendees who enjoyed educational sessions, including networking. Honeywell’s decision to host 1 conference covering multiple business segments highlighted the fact many industry segments are linked by networks to the same customers with solutions that enhance lifestyles as well as impact a business’ bottom line.   

Scott Harkins, president of Honeywell Security Products for the Americas told the installers if the security industry can change lifestyles, then the entire dynamic of the industry will transform and open to unprecedented growth potential. 

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