Ajax announced a collection of new products and solutions at its third international Special Event online, attended live by 7500 viewers worldwide, on December 2nd.
Besides the information on the additions to Ajax’s wireless security systems, attendees were most interested in Fibra, the company’s new wired technology, with a product line of the same name.
Ajax says that one of the most common requests amongst its customers is for a hybrid security system. In response to this, the company presented its first hybrid central unit and the new versions of hubs with 4G support. The combination of wired and wireless allows clients to cover larger areas at their facilities.
The new Fibra product line of wired devices incorporates all the advantages of the wireless Jeweller products and greater coverage with minimal power consumption.
Like in Jeweller devices, data transmission within Fibra is encrypted. The devices are equipped with anti-sabotage technologies, the system is fast to install and allows remote control via smartphone.
The control panel for the new product line is Hub Hybrid, which benefits from the synergy between wired and wireless technologies.
The first Fibra release, planned for the first quarter of 2022, includes nine devices: MotionProtect, MotionProtect Plus, DoorProtect, DoorProtect Plus, GlassProtect, CombiProtect, KeyPad, HomeSiren, StreetSiren.
To help Ajax users eliminate unwanted stress, a fine line of MotionCam and MotionCam Outdoor detectors will support the photo on-demand feature.
Only users who have permission to do so will be able to request a photo. Privacy permissions can be determined in the hub settings.
The new MotionCam detectors will enable users to confirm fire alarms visually by creating a scenario in the detector settings picking FireProtect or FireProtect Plus detectors that can generate a request for a photo.
On sale from Q1 2022, Ajax will offer devices with and without photo on-demand support.
Hub 2 with 4G modem
High-speed mobile internet penetration varies from region to region. To ensure the security of all users regardless of the communication technologies, Ajax is releasing Hub 2 in two versions: Hub 2 (2G) and Hub 2 (4G).
The 2G modem version will complement a new one with a more advanced modem supporting 2G, 3G, and 4G (LTE) networks. Ajax users can choose a hub that suits their region, considering the available communication technology.
ReX 2: support for photo verification and Ethernet connection
The new ReX 2, which is already available, will now increase the signal range and control the communication itself.
Whether users have five, ten, or one hundred devices connected via ReX 2, their radio modules will automatically adjust for optimal power consumption. ReX2 has four built-in antennas, and two independent radio modules double the communication range between a hub and wireless Ajax devices, including MotionCam detectors. Regardless of the size of the protected area and walls thickness, alarms are transmitted instantly, and photos from MotionCam is delivered in 13 seconds.
vhfBridge: instant alarms delivery without Internet
Security system always needs to be connected, resilient to Internet disruptions, and able to transmit a signal in case of danger.
For this purpose, Ajax Systems developed vhfBridge, a module that provides a hub with one more communication channel with a monitoring station.
In case of an alarm, an event is transmitted along the chain: from a hub to the vhfBridge module via Jeweller, then by wires from vhfBridge to a third-party radio transmitter, and from there to the monitoring station. The whole process is instant. This allows using an Ajax system in cities with unstable Internet connections, mountains, nature reserves, or desert areas.
Type G socket
Ajax has also developed a new type G Socket. The UK version of the device will have a functional button that allows operating Socket without the app or button.
With a configurable over-current threshold, brightness fine-tuning, and power meter resetting, the settings will become more flexible. The new Socket will also have an over-the-air communication range – up to 7 times longer than the competitors in the smart home segment. The maximum radius is 1,100 meters of two-way encrypted connection that does not depend on Wi-Fi.
The MultiTransmitter is a wired detectors integration module supporting 2/3EOL. The integration module will receive support for detector connection with two and three resistors. In other words, the integration module will be able to distinguish more types of events from the connected wired detectors. This will make renovation more flexible with multi-zone alarms in commercial properties and increase the number of compatible devices.
Watch the full presentation here: