Published: December 2011
1 Timer > Jasco Products Co.’s GE SunSmart timers allows users to program on/off based on sunset/sunrise times and then adjusts automatically throughout the year. Users also can set on/off times for each day of the week, daily cycles or weekday/weekend cycle. It automatically adjusts for daylight savings time change and a random security feature is included that randomly varies on/off times to give a home a lived-in look while no one is there.
2 Software > Fire-Lite Alarms by Honeywell’s PS-TOOLS free software program assists users in system configuration, including component selection, panel programming and remote diagnostics. Fire alarm installers can setup and verify the configuration of a system before downloading any programming to the panel. Details on multiple installations—including location, components, settings and facility contacts—can be logged and tracked and users can diagnose troubles remotely.
3 Safe > Sentry Safe’s fire-resistant CSW3607 electronic safe offers one hour of proven fire protection; it also is water-resistant against 8-in. of water for up to 24 hours and has a multiposition tray, key rack and compartment for small items. It has an electronic lock and four live-locking bolts.
4 Input/Output Module > Apollo Fire Detectors’ XP95A 120V AC input/output module is a loop-powered relay that can be used to control ancillary equipment, such as 120V HVAC, air control, gas valve and public address systems. It provides a monitored input circuit for connection to dry contacts as well as a 120V, 4A rated dry relay contact output. Mounted in a plastic fascia plate for use with 4-in. square or two-gang electrical back boxes, the unit’s red LED flashes when polled by the fire panel. The LED changes to solid red to indicate an active output.
5 Online Tool > Hilti’s Building Information Modeling models allow designers to choose firestopping solutions from cast-in-place devices for data cabling solutions through the company’s website or on Autodesk Seek. Designers can choose between Revit and Autocad files.
6 Detector > Notifier’ s IntelliQuad PLUS all-in-one detection and notification unit is a combination photoelectric, thermal and infrared detector with a separate carbon monoxide (CO) element. It works with the B200S sounder base, which produces both temporal 3 and temporal 4 patterns for fire or CO notification.
7 Lock > Yale Locks & Hardware’s Yale Real Living deadbolt lock is available with either a capacitive touchscreen or pushbutton key pad and supports both Z-Wave and ZigBee, allowing them to integrate into a wide range of home control and security systems. Users have the ability to lock and unlock doors from any web-enabled device or create customized entry scenes. Features include voice-assisted programming in English, Spanish and French; personalized access-control scenes for up to 250 users; and access to all user-programmable settings are available to the controller interfaces through select user interfaces.
8 Camera > Bosch Security Systems Inc.’s Extreme Series explosion-protected camera EX65 model provides safe surveillance for hazardous locations. It is available in electropolished 316L stainless steel, which reduces the risk of imbedded contamination, making it useful for offshore applications. An anodized aluminum model also is available. It can withstand temperatures from –58°F to 140°F with a heater that activates at low temperatures to resist ice buildup and a sunshield for reliable operation in the hottest settings.
9 Network Video Recorder > D-Link’s stand-alone NVR for IP surveillance cameras has a Linux-embedded system and a comprehensive video display, storage and management solution. It supports two to four hard disks and four to eight IP cameras. Users can view real-time video of all cameras from anywhere in your home or office or remotely over the Internet. It also allows concurrent viewing and recording.