SMART SOLUTIONS

Simple Integrations: Axis ACAP Platform

In recent years, the ‘open platform’ approach to including feature-rich applications on cameras and codecs has become a reality. Advances in processing capabilities mean that manufacturers are able to accommodate additional software plug-ins that add specialised features to their...

Installing Access Control: Paxton Net2

When implementing smart solutions, access control can play a significant role. This is not only in terms of managing access and egress, but such systems can also provide real-time status reports about the occupancy of a site. Access control can also deliver a host of additional...

Adding detection to a VMS: Optex PIE-1

External detection devices can be deployed for a wide range of triggering actions, both for security and for site management purposes. They offer a high degree of flexibility and are often pivotal in a wide range of system designs. All too often the focus the detection in...

VMS Installation: Milestone XProtect

Many believe that the installation of a VMS is both complex and challenging. Indeed, the thought of having to install and configure video management software is enough to put many off the technology, and instead opt for a less flexible and somewhat limiting hardware-based option....

Thermal Imaging: AXIS Q1941

Thermal imaging is often touted as an alternative to video surveillance, but for many smart applications it offers other benefits. For long range detection in large and open areas, it’s hard to beat the technology. However, it is vital that those implementing it understand...

External Detection: OPTEX SIP3020/5

Increasingly, external space detection devices are deployed to act as triggers for other systems. Whether used for lighting, surveillance, building automation or traditional intruder detection, today’s sensors must offer flexibility, stability and accuracy. When it comes to...

Implementing Recipes: Texecom Connect

Smart buildings are increasingly in demand, and the delivery of reliable and robust control has become an essential part of any bespoke innovative solution. By basing control on an established and robust graded security platform, Texecom Connect can bypass many of the resilience...

Mesh Wireless: Texecom Ricochet

Wireless technology is an essential part of most modern solutions, and as a result end users are not requesting it, they expect it from any high-tech system. Wire-free connectivity is also enjoying something of a renaissance in the systems sector. With advances in the quality and...

Building Automation: Paxton 10

Demands from end users are adding a need for integration with a wide range of building and site management systems. Whether these relate to the automation of site systems, business intelligence or interoperability, the degree of added value on offer from a solution can be the...

360 Degree Image Capture: AXIS Q6000-E

Economies of scale in the video surveillance sector, coupled with increased processing power, has resulted in the growth of 360 degree surveillance devices. While the majority of modern 360 degree cameras should only be used for general scene surveillance, the AXIS Q6000-E can be...