Fifty Years of Promoting Security
This year the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS) International turned 50, and as is fitting for a major anniversary celebration, the organization anticipates a large crowd of some 19,000 security industry professionals at its 2005 meeting in Orlando, Fla., from Sept. 12 through 15. Special sessions, presented by former Secretary of State Colin L.
This year the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS) International turned 50, and as is fitting for a major anniversary celebration, the organization anticipates a large crowd of some 19,000 security industry professionals at its 2005 meeting in Orlando, Fla., from Sept. 12 through 15. Special sessions, presented by former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, management expert Dr. Ken Blanchard and television commentator Stuart Varney, highlight the event's offerings. Here, we provide a selection of new products being presented by vendors participating in this year's exhibit.
Voice evacuation systems can support up to six channels of digital audio, including line paging and two-way telephone communications, plus various control functions—all operating simultaneously on a single pair of fiber optic cables. The systems can be custom-configured for unique buildings. (by Gamewell) RS#7
Smart card readers and credentials feature on-board memory data stores for multiple applications, allowing campuses with more than one facility to issue a single card. Additional features include a 64-bit security encryption of card data with a diversified key, and the availability of multi-technology cards, with HID prox and magnetic stripe options, to support retrofit applications. (OmniClass Smart Readers and Credentials by Honeywell) RS#8
Wayfinding navigation tool for firefighters features a PC-based touch screen that graphically displays critical information on the origin and spread of a fire. The interactive display features building floor plans and location of fire alarm devices, water supplies, evacuation routes, fire barriers and gas, power and HVAC shutoffs. (ONYX FirstVision by Notifier) RS#9
Access control software has been updated to use an XP-style desktop and new report generator based on the industry standard, Crystal Reports. The new version is completely scalable and designed for small buildings and schools as well as large, multi-building, geographically separated facilities. (6E by Compass Technologies) RS#10
Fixed and dome color cameras are available in 540-line imaging to enhance the smallest elements lost in lower-resolution security recording. This high-resolution line enables viewers to discern denominations of money exchanged, recognize fine details in facial recognition, clearly identify license plates characters and monitor minute movements at checkout counters and casino gaming tables. (by Bosch) RS#11
Mass notification and horn/strobe products are designed for security, severe weather, evacuation and emergency response applications. The multi-colored lens units are available in amber, blue, green and red colors and can be wall- or ceiling-mounted. (by Gentex Corp.) RS#12
Infrared illuminator is capable of providing 1 km (0.6 miles) of active-IR night vision using gold optics and filters to produce a highly focused cylindrical beam penetrates long distances. (ZX700 by Extreme CCTV) RS#13
Network digital video recorders offered in 4-, 9- and 16-channel models allow for large video storage capacity. Features include a 3.5-in. LCD display option built into the control panel face, two hard drives for up to 600 GB of data storage, a USB interface, MJPEG video compression 60-FPS recording, and a handheld remote control. (DHT Series by Digimerge Technologies) RS#14
Magnetic strip reader series with built-in head heaters are available with both dual- and triple-LED options in chrome and black finishes. The series provides both upgrade and new installation opportunities for RS232 serial connected magstripe applications. (MR2000 Series by Indala) RS#15
Video recording system allows users to monitor small, medium and enterprise-class businesses through a single interface. Featuring real-time playback, live-camera view, automatic-alarm display and image enhancement, the device allows any number of users to simultaneously access single or multiple systems. (RemoteView by Integral Technologies) RS#16
Biometric access control uses a person's unique blood vessel pattern for registration and subsequent authentication. The system uses a near-infrared light to obtain trans-illumination images of blood vessels in a person's hand or finger. (VA-100 Biometric Access Control System by iAccess Systems, Inc.) RS#17
Handheld ID card/biometric reader can be used to extend the life of existing prox card-based access control systems, eliminating the need to invest in new contactless smart card infrastructure. The unit can be used to log card usage and tie the card number to the card holder's photograph. (by Datastrip) RS#18