SMART SOLUTIONS

Smart Search: A Proactive Approach

Video surveillance can capture significant levels of critical information, but unless that information can be quickly and efficiently accessed, customers’ investments in surveillance will often fall short in terms of the expected returns. Searching video accurately and...

Enhancing On-Site Connectivity

As security systems are increasingly deployed to deliver smart solutions and to manage site automation and other non-security tasks, it becomes increasingly important that connectivity is both flexible and easy to deploy. More importantly, there needs to be two levels of...

Adding ANPR

ANPR is a beneficial technology which is too often overlooked when designing systems for private sector commercial and industrial sites. Often considered the exclusive preserve of law enforcement and Government agencies, ANPR technology can add much value to a number of...

Smart Solutions: Courtesy Switching

Many end users will make an investment in a security system for a number of reasons. Top of the agenda is risk mitigation, closely followed by compliance and duty of care issues. However, the system which they purchase will be capable of many more functions, and sometimes...

Double Knock Detection

Double knock is a concept that has long been at the heart of security system design. Whilst often viewed as an intruder detection technique, the core principle can be used across a wide range of security applications, regardless of the technologies being implemented. The...

Adding Flexibility: Milestone XProtect+

One valuable tool in the arsenal of installers and integrators looking to create smart solutions is the flexibility and ease-of-programming exhibited by Rules engines in VMS solutions. One negative has always been that this functionality is typically only included in Enterprise...

The Need to Boost Capacity: Texecom Connect

The Benchmark Smart Solutions project recently took an initial look at the Texecom Connect platform which runs on Texecom’s Premier Elite control panels which are running V4 firmware or later. This means that installers and integrators have the ability to upgrade any existing...

Delivering Significant Changes: Texecom Connect

With the imminent release of Texecom Connect, the manufacturer is currently rolling out its Premier Elite V4 control panel firmware which is required to deliver the advanced functionality from the system. This also coincides with the release of its LCDLP-W wireless keypad. With...

Protecting Portals: Enhancing Visitor Management

Access control delivers a high degree of protection to any site. By managing authorised and non-authorised persons, the systems not only can be used to manage and report on all entry and egress transactions, but can also reduce the need for receptionists and concierge services....

Adding Video to Access Control: Paxton Net2

The role of access control is pivotal to the security of many applications. The proliferation of access installations speaks volumes about the flexibility of the technology. Additionally, in many applications the system will include video surveillance increase the level of...