Product Reviews

Submitted on February 18, 2009 | Security Electronics and Networks
EARLY adopters don’t always get the best of new technology. It’s usually smarter to hold off and make a measured selection when time has scrutinized shortcomings and polished out flaws. SKYCITY Darwin held out longer than most – just 12...
Submitted on February 18, 2009 | Security Electronics and Networks
TECHNOLOGICAL advances have reduced costs, leading to a dramatic increase in the number of cameras being deployed for security and other applications. The increase in cameras means that is now possible to monitor nearly any area of an organization or...
Submitted on June 16, 2008 | Security Electronics and Networks
BOSCH Security Systems has expanded its line of Professional Series intrusion detectors with two new models that feature the Mantis multi-point anti-mask technology with integrated spray detection. This new technology utilizes patented prism lenses and active infrared detection to protect...
Submitted on June 16, 2008 | Security Electronics and Networks
INCORPORATING its 1/3-inch progressive scan CCDs with Sony ExwavePro technology and unique light funnel function, this new network camera line up from Sony can provide bright and vivid images when monitoring moving objects even in the most challenging lighting environments....
Submitted on June 16, 2008 | Security Electronics and Networks
Packed with new features and enhancements, Cardax FT V5.20 delivers a great combination of new technologies, smarter installation tools, and improved usability for end users. KEY developments of Cardax FT V5.20 include advancement of the Cardax/SAGEM biometric integration with the...
Submitted on June 15, 2008 | Security Electronics and Networks
Direct Alarm Supplies is distributing Risco Group’s brilliant WatchIN detector - an Industrial Wall-Mount Dual Technology Grade 3 Detector that’s employs 2 PIR channels and 2 Microwave channels for detection.   THIS powerful new sensor from DAS is the twin...
Submitted on April 8, 2008 | Security Electronics and Networks
THERE’S something annoying about fundamental technological change – especially from a manufacturer’s viewpoint. It’s the old HMS Dreadnaught conundrum where development of powerful new technology renders all else obsolete – including your own product stable. The result is a level...
Submitted on April 8, 2008 | Security Electronics and Networks
PROTÉGÉ, a new control panel being distributed in Australia by Seadan Security, is designed to allow security integrators to offer alarm monitoring of hundreds of areas and thousands of zones reporting to a monitoring station over SIA, Contact-ID or IP....
Submitted on April 8, 2008 | Security Electronics and Networks
IF anyone was going to successfully apply megapixel technology to networked PTZ cameras it was going to be Axis Communications. The company’s new 212 PTZ and 212 PTZ-V networked dome cameras are designed to offer greatest operational simplicity and reliability...
Submitted on December 2, 2007 | Security Electronics and Networks
CHOOSING the best video surveillance solution is all about finding a balance between risk, budget and features. With its latest DVR range, Ness Security Products looks to have come up with an all-round winner. Core features include MPEG-4 encoding, 16...
Submitted on December 2, 2007 | Security Electronics and Networks
DRIVING Samsung’s SCC-B2313/B2315 day night camera is a 1/3-inch Super HAD progressive CCD with an IR cut filter for night performance. This camera is right on the money performance-wise with 540 lines in colour mode and 570 lines in B&W...
Submitted on November 5, 2007 | Security Electronics and Networks
HILLS’ Reliance alarm panel needs little introduction – that’s because the ancestral platforms that preceded it have been charming installers and end users for nearly 10 years. Released on 1 November 2007, Reliance uses the excellent bus-based platform that NX...
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