SMART SOLUTIONS

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...

People Counting: Optex VC1020

For those designing and installing smart systems, business intelligence represents added value. By delivering real-time data that a user can exploit to increase efficiencies within the business, the overall value of the solution is increased, and provides features that can be...

Video Management: XProtect

The growth in deployments of VMS solutions for video surveillance and security management has been significant in recent years, and for good reason. Many VMS providers take an open platform approach, ensuring that third party devices can be supported. This enables ‘best of breed’...

System Automation: Texecom Connect

Of all the security disciplines, intruder alarm is the technology most often claimed to represent a grudge purchase, especially when considering its use in residential applications. With many consumers looking towards smart home systems which include security elements, intruder...

Access Control: Paxton Net2

In recent years, modular access control solutions have enabled an ever wider range of applications to enjoy the benefits of the technology. By adding doors as and when needed, networked solutions have brought advanced control of people and premises to the mainstream market, and...

Designing for integration

While integration of security systems undoubtedly adds value for end users and increases the benefits available from an investment,it is important that the scope of features and functions does not shift the core functionality of any solution away from security and safety.­ The...