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Extensive testing on various sizes and types of CINTEC Blast Window Retention Anchor Systems has proven that large blast loads can be successfully resisted, while providing a reliable, secure and foolproof fixing in all types of masonry substrate. A wide range of the Blast Window Retention Anchor Systems is available to suit specific window needs. After rigorously analyzing the complex loadings and reactions that take place where the window frame meets the supporting facade, each system is designed to precisely meet the conditions under which it must perform.

Converging Technologies Here, There, Everywhere

System integrators are incorporating elements into their systems that might not be bolted to a wall, or for that matter, even be in the facility. This is because the systems are no longer stationary. Sensors and annunciation is “Going Mobile.”

Programmable tactical robotic devices perform guard tour and monitoring chores once relegated to humans, or simply not undertaken at all. Extended virtual networking enables remote surveillance and system management over extended virtual networks no longer limited by the constraints of hardwire and physical boundaries. System sensors, infrastructure, annunciation, control reporting and event logging are all being unified under a growing family of open architecture software applications being made available to the independent security contractor.

Mobile identity verification provides the flexibility, convenience and tactical advantage of bringing the card reader/appliance to where it is needed. Typical applications would be: expanding ID checks from fixed checkpoints to building corridors and parking lots; strengthening traditional building access control to checking identities on school buses or military bases; on location at emergency and crime scenes and in line at the customs counter.

Due to increased demand and a drop in cost, robotic devices are being integrated into an increasing number of security, access control and building management system applications. Just a sampling of possible applications includes: leveraging guard service by patrolling relentlessly, detecting things like smoke, CO, propane, UV, IR-motion, water and reporting the exceptions; alarm verification by independently confirming the alarm status; and robotic visitor escorts and lobby kiosks.

For example, an alarm generated by the fire system can command a robot to investigate. The robot needs to call the elevator through the building management infrastructure to get to the third floor. Upon arriving at the destination, it could transmit video, audio and sensory information back to the operator. Onboard flame and smoke detectors can confirm an actual alarm condition or a false alarm. Either upon command or automatically, the robot could release CO2 suppressant and audibly alert evacuation tones or English language EVAC script. It could also provide a visual or RF location beacon to efficiently deploy firefighters.

A RoverBot could be programmed to sense the presence of individuals, confirm that they are authorized, and report the situation if they are not. Increased deployment of robotic security will provide better security, while decreasing human exposure to dangerous situations.

The Cypress Computer Systems Mobile Robot (PatrolBot) RSVP-720 is designed for fully autonomous, 24/7 operation. Features include automatic docking for battery recharge, 802.11 wireless video, laser mapping and navigation, 2-way audio, and SuprexTechnology for systems integration.

The Cypress RSVP is the first autonomous mobile platform to combine robotic localization and navigation, building automation, video, security and access control interfaces.

The DATASTRIP DSVII-SC is a reader designed for secure mobile identity verification in locations where there is no physical door structure to accommodate stationary equipment.

Recognized as the best new biometric product of the year by the Security Industry Association at the ISC West conference last April, the DATASTRIP DSVII-SC is a handheld identity verification device capable of scanning IDs electronically embedded on documents such as passports, ID cards and driver's licenses.

It can complete identity verification in as little as one second, and supports contact and contactless smart cards, multiple biometric algorithms, CompactFlash, and both wired and wireless communications. The applications range from strengthening traditional building access control to checking identities on school buses or military bases, at emergency and crime scenes or in line at the customs counter.