THE MAGAZINE

2008 Seminar and Exhibits Product Showcase

Access Controls

SK-NET Access Control Software from Secura Key of Chatsworth, California, offers automatic configuration with the new SK-LAN-MOD plug-in LAN modules. The system will search for and connect to all modules. These compact modules receive their power from the panel, eliminating the need for an external power supply. Different models accommodate Ethernet and wireless installations. The SK-ACP is a highly sophisticated two-door access control unit that is easy to use. The unit accepts readers that have a Wiegand output with virtually any card technology. The two doors controlled by the unit can operate independently via two programmable inputs. Secura Key also offers the e*ACCESS kits, which contain everything needed for a two-door access control system, including SK-NET software, SK-ACP, cards, readers, and a power supply.


Air Monitoring

The SABRE CENTURION II air monitoring system combined with FirstView-iSC3 command-and-control software offer an integrated approach for detection, identification, and response to a chemical release. New from Smiths Detection of Pine Brook, New Jersey, the automated and autonomous, fixed-site unit continuously monitors air around the detector or in a building’s HVAC system for the presence of chemical warfare agents and toxic industrial chemicals. Up to 70 units can be networked together. The software works with analog or IP video surveillance systems, linking to video feeds when an alarm is triggered. If a programmed substance is detected, the monitor sends an alarm message while containing the spread of the substance.   


Video Management

Honeywell of Louisville, Kentucky, has introduced a powerful new enterprise-class video management solution that bridges the gap between analog and digital systems. It controls multiple video subsystems to enhance the operator’s experience with maximum efficiency and minimum effort. The intelligent management platform leverages existing video infrastructure to collect, manage, and present video clearly and efficiently. The next-generation command-and-control interface efficiently operates equipment from Honeywell and other manufacturers. The system determines the capabilities of each subsystem across various sites, and the unified configuration and viewer allows management of any analog or digital video device. It also provides world-class integration with access control and alarm intrusion systems, further maximizing the value of the system to end users.


Monitored Security

Protection One of Lawrence, Kansas, provides monitored security services in the United States. More than 3,000 professionals provide service from more than 60 branch offices and three state-of-the-art monitoring facilities. The national accounts team works solely with national customers. A program of training and testing ensures that each security system is fully integrated and capable of meeting customers’ security needs. The company is committed to exploring and implementing new technologies, like e-Secure, its Web- and text-enabled security service. Subscribers control and monitor their home or business security systems from any Internet connection and use their PDAs or cell phones to arm and disarm their systems, as well as receive e-mail or text-message alerts for non-alarm sensor activity.


Security Fencing

The Secura Fence system from Alabama Metal Industries Corporation (AMICO) of Birmingham, Alabama, can deter criminals attempting to steal copper from construction and utility sites, as well as many other uses. The system is made from a solid sheet of high tensile/low-alloy steel that is simultaneously slit and stretched into a rigid, open-mesh design that does not unweave or come apart. This system is extremely difficult to cut, climb, or crawl under and, when used with an electronic detection device, provides ample response time for authorities. The system can be installed as a new fence or to retrofit an existing perimeter fence.

 

 


Card Printer

The new Nisca PR-C101 printer from Team NiSCA of Somerset, New Jersey, provides a simple and affordable out-of-the-box solution for high-quality ID cards with low maintenance requirements. The printer is small enough to fit into an office overhead bin or under a counter. Offering a rotating LCD panel and optional front or back exit, the printer can be placed in any orientation to fit a small office space. The printer’s ribbon cassette and cleaning assist roller unit are disposable. Packaged with entry-level badging software, this basic professional solution also features edge-to-edge dye-sublimation printing, a removable 100-card feeder, an optional magnetic or contactless smart-card encoder, and a two-year warranty.


Paper Waste/Briquetting

New Eco-Saver briquetting systems from Security Engineered Machinery of Westboro, Massachusetts, reduce large volumes of loose waste to small, manageable briquettes. A briquetting press can be paired with any new or existing disintegrator from the company. Using a high-pressure hydraulic ram it compacts shredded paper, cardboard, and other light materials for recycling or easy disposal. Available in three models, the units can reduce paper waste volume by up to 90 percent, thus reducing storage, transportation, and disposal costs. Fine dust produced in the disintegration process can be efficiently collected and incorporated into the briquettes, improving in-plant air quality and housekeeping, while lowering the risk of combustion. The briquettes can be sold as fuel for certain stoves and furnaces, and some paper mills buy briquettes to make recycled paper.


Dome Camera

JVC Professional Products Company of Wayne, New Jersey, has introduced the JVC VN-V686WPU PTZ Dome IP camera for close, clear images. It features a true optical 36X zoom and progressive output CCD imaging that delivers dual JPEG and MPEG smooth-motion streams at 30 frames per second. Intelligent Auto Tracking allows users to easily lock onto and track targets. The unit features a hot-swappable camera head for easy maintenance and is backed by the company’s hassle-free three-year warranty. The camera also includes a new direct-drive mechanism providing faster and more accurate pan-tilt-zoom functionality, and 24-VAC power. The camera is enclosed in a waterproof, weatherproof case with a fan and heater.

 


Wireless Access

SARGENT Manufacturing Company of New Haven, Connecticut, has introduced a networked lockset that eliminates the need to hardwire door locks. The Profile Series v.S2 combines access control intelligence and all door components into a single package, integrating hardware, card reader/keypad, and monitoring capabilities. It uses standard wireless technology (802.11b/g) to communicate and provides complete access control features in online and offline operation, including forced door, unknown card, and door-held-open real-time alarms. Using WiFi to update the intelligent hardware significantly reduces hardware and labor costs, while providing advanced data security with open-standard encryption techniques such as WEP, WPA, and LEAP. Distributed intelligence at each opening maximizes uptime and redundancy. The lockset supports HID 125 kHz proximity credentials and has a keypad option for dual credentialing. Each lock supports 2,000 users and a 10,000-event transaction history.

 


Integrated Security

ADT Security Services of Boca Raton, Florida, has acquired FirstService Security, formerly a division of FirstService Corporation. The acquisition is being integrated into ADT North America, where it will strengthen the company’s range of integrated security systems services. FirstService brings expertise as a leading security integrator, with extensive experience in integrating commercial systems for a wide-variety of industries. The new addition will expand ADT’s capabilities in working with information systems and networks to open up business opportunities in vertical markets such as banking and energy. FirstService Security formerly operated under the Security Services & Technologies brand name in the United States and under the Intercon Security brand name in Canada.

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