Published: February 2010
1 Security System > Swann Security’s 19-in. all-in-one DVR security system has pentaplex operation for simultaneous viewing, playback, backup and configuration and has a remote control. Users can view live and recorded surveillance footage over the Internet. It houses a 500 GB hard drive capable of continuous recording for up to two months and has a USB port that enables hassle-free video backup on a flash drive. It has built-in speakers and comes with four high-resolution color cameras that record in 420 TV lines of resolution; a night vision distance of 65 feet, using 35 infrared LEDs and 50 feet of cable; and all mounting hardware.
2 Camera > Toshiba Surveillance IP Network Video ‘s IK-WD01A mini-dome IP camera is 5.5-inches in diameter. The IP video technology is network-ready straight out of the box. It has a built-in Web server and dual codec Motion-JPEG and MPEG4 compression and is rounded-out with power-over-Ethernet and detailed VGA (640-by-480) resolution at 30 frames-per-second. To allow audio two-way monitoring and warnings, it has a microphone input and line-out for speakers. It is self-realizing, meaning it automatically sets up its own unique IP address when multiple cameras are installed.
3 Mounting Bracket > System Sensor’s 6500-MMK heavy-duty mounting bracket is for reflected beam smoke detector transmitter/receiver units or reflector units in locations where building movement and vibration are common. It is made from 12-gauge stamped steel with locking fasteners and designed for demanding environments. The bracket allows for both pan and tilt to match the angle required for various applications. It comes equipped with a T-bar that mounts directly to the reflector panel. For mounting to the transmitter/receiver housing, a 6500-SMK surface-mount kit back box is required and must be ordered separately.
4 Control Panel > Silent Knight’s IFP-2000 scalable intelligent analog-addressable fire alarm control panel has addressable architecture such as individual point identification, drift compensation and maintenance alert. It can be installed using existing fire system wiring and additional SLC loops using the 5815XL SLC expander to increase overall point capacity to a maximum of 636 points per panel. A complete array of IDP detectors and modules connect to the signaling-line circuit.
5 Amplifier > Speco Technologies commercial 160-watt amplifier allows users to route up to five separate inputs to four distinct zones. Each source has a separate gain, treble, bass and volume controls, and it is easy to assign a source to a zone. Three of the inputs feature a universal plug that allows connection of either an XLR or a ¼-in. plug into the same unit. It has a telephone paging function and monitor output for music-on-hold feature. It has a 19-in. rack-mount design with built-in handles (3U) and is RoHS compliant.
6 Protection Sensor > Honeywell’s 5870API wireless asset protection sensor affixes to virtually any valuable requiring protection including paintings, TVs and other electronics, family heirlooms, safes, machinery, office equipment and more. It lets sensors transmit signals that movement has been detected even when burglary prevention is disarmed and is useful for environments where the use of a constantly armed panel is not practical—such as colleges, hotels and any areas requiring free-flowing human traffic. It employs an accelerometer—similar to those used in automobiles to detect impact and deploy air bags—to recognize movement. It is fully supervised to monitor for low-battery, tamper and trouble conditions.
7 Fire Detector > System Sensor’s advanced multicriteria fire detector combines a carbon monoxide (CO) sensing cell, an infrared sensor, a photoelectric smoke sensor and a thermal sensor and uses advanced algorithms to interpret signals from each sensor to monitor every product of combustion, while adjusting itself and responding to changing conditions. It is ideal for applications where response to fire is essential for life safety, but serious disruptions caused by nuisance alarms must be prevented, such as in healthcare applications, financial trading centers, laboratories, telecommunication networks, energy generating plants, traffic control centers, and manufacturing plants.
8 Wireless Bridge > Dotworkz’s DW900-O long-range 900 Mhz wireless bridge for security system integrators has a maximum line-of-sight range of 25 miles or up to one mile in dense non line of sight. This makes it ideal for outdoor applications that require the high-speed transfer of video streams from multiple camera locations along with wireless control of IP-based cameras’ pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) functions. It has an RF transmission rate of 1.5 Mbps, plus offers interference mitigation tools and the security of 128-bit encryption. It is compatible with PTZ and fixed IP network cameras from Axis, Sony, Toshiba and other major manufacturers.
9 Door Chime > STI’s wireless entry alert chime has 13 selectable sounds (dong, ding dong, Westminster chime, “Star Spangled Banner,” “Hail! Hail! The Gangs All Here,” “Jingle Bells,” “Auld Lang Syne,” “Dixie,” “The Yellow Road of Texas,” “Happy Birthday,” “Beethoven’s 5th,” “Joy to the World” and “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”). The small transmitter and magnet can be mounted to any door, and the remote receiver unit plugged into any 120V AC, 60 Hz electrical outlet. When a monitored door is opened, the entry alert sends a signal to the receiver announcing an entrance with the melody or tone selected. The chime operates up to 150 feet and includes one 6 volt alkaline battery.
10 Camera Illuminators > RAYMAX RM300 Ultimate Adaptive Illumination incorporates surface-mounted LEDs to deliver high-quality nighttime pictures in conjunction with dome cameras. It provides 180° coverage up to 100m (328 ft.). Control features on the power supply include adjustable power output, photocell and telemetry control. It is suitable for all low-light installations up to 1,214 ft.