Being Safe, Sound and Secure

With much of the current presidential campaign focusing on the recommendations of the 9/11 panel and how to best deal with terror threats, the spotlight is on security. This is also the month when ASIS International, the major association of security professionals, hosts its annual expo. This year's event will take place from Sept.

09/01/2004


With much of the current presidential campaign focusing on the recommendations of the 9/11 panel and how to best deal with terror threats, the spotlight is on security. This is also the month when ASIS International, the major association of security professionals, hosts its annual expo. This year's event will take place from Sept. 27 through 30 in Dallas. Featured below are a few of the new security products currently on the market.

Digital video recorders feature redundant, field-replaceable dual power supplies, maximum airflow dynamics, internal RAID 5 compatibility and field-upgradeable hard drives. Units can record at up to 480 pictures per sec. at a resolution of 720 × 480, with up to 16 channels of audio. Eight-, 16-, 32- and 64-channel configurations are available. (EVR Series by Toshiba American Information Systems)

Industrial fire signals brochure details fire-alarm strobes, visual fire-alarm signals, fire-alarm bells and electronic signals, explosion-proof heat and smoke detectors, explosion-proof pull stations and a variety of auxiliary fire-alarm devices and accessories. (Industrial Fire Signals brochure by Edwards Signaling and Security Systems)

Time lapse VCR for CCTV projects features a digital shuttle with six selectable modes for quick searching, 14 selectable recording settings to suit various applications and a ball bearing motor that is said to last up to three times longer that those of other VCRs. (DGV4160 by Digimerge Technologies)

Smart card reader is based on a 13.56 MHz contactless smart card RFID interface that is compliant with ISO specifications 14443 A and B and 15693. The dual interface feature supports environments where both contactless and contact smart card technology are in use. (CardMan 5121 by OMNIKEY)

Access-control software can support up to 1,024 readers and 30 workstations per server and allows real-time connection to other user databases. It incorporates MSDE or SQL server 2000 databases and is totally modular with components running as true Windows services. (5E by Compass Technologies)

Dome camera can be positioned on a wall or at ground level for immediate access. Features include high/low-speed control, 99 preset positions with a pan and tilt acquisition time of less than one second, one patrol tour or pattern and sector definition allowing up to 16 zones to be named with up to 24 characters. (SOLARIS by Bewator)

Voice evacuation system operates with all of the manufacturer's fire-alarm control panels and can be integrated into the 600 Series of analog addressable control panels to create an evacuation system fire command center. The system can accommodate complete or partial evacuation, defend-in-place and other public access announcements. (GV by Gamewell)

Network integrates fire, security, access control and CCTV to create a unified command center for monitoring and controlling building safety systems. The system features a history manager, which provides access to stored events using filters and configurable automatic history backups, and allows for viewing and printing specific event types, devices and dates. (UniNet 2000 by Notifier)





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