Product watch

A look at what’s new in the market

Harness the Sun for Security

Securitron expanded its DC power supply offering with the introduction of the Boxed Power Supply Solar or BPSS in 10 and 20 Watts. These self-contained solar-powered solutions are for single-point lock control and for applications where access to the power grid is inconvenient, too expensive or not possible.

Space Saving Rack Config

Video Mount Products unveiled the ER-148 equipment rack for thermal and cable management installations where space is at a premium. The unit has a rail height of 48 inches and includes 27 rack spaces and standard 10 to 32 threading. It also features steel construction and a black static powder coat finish.

New HD Cameras Come to Market

Sanyo released a series of nine HD surveillance cameras that offer up to 4MP MJPEG and Full High Definition (HD) video for critical security monitoring. The Full HD 1080p and full frame rate compatible network cameras with multi-streaming H.264 and MJPEG codecs includes four different form factors: Box, Dome, Zoom and PTZ.

Video on the Fly

Feeling Software partnered with Genetec to introduce iGuard, a new IPod Touch and iPhone application for mobile IP video surveillance. Designed for multi-camera security systems, iGuard takes advantage of wireless connectivity and intuitive touch screen interface of the iPod touch and iPhone. A security officer or user can rapidly scan through camera locations, select a specific live camera feel and move and zoom the camera in real time.

Automated Situational Awareness

AWARE from Abeo Technical Solutions is an advanced analysis system solution which consolidates and aggregates detection and surveillance sensors, analyzes and verifies anomalies and alerts responders via an automated notification feature.

Protection Against Vandals

The 1221E Strobe Damage Stopper from STI helps protect strobe units against vandalism and damage. This cover has an open back box which is useful for retrofits or for flush mounted units. This virtually indestructible, UL-listed cover is solid for strobe-only alarms. It is molded of clear, thick, UV-stabilized polycarbonate material and is backed by a lifetime guarantee against breakage in normal use.

HD Dome Cameras Deliver HDSM

Avigilon introduced its Panoramic high definition dome camera with high definition stream management (HDSM). The camera uses four 2MP sensors to achieve either 180-degree or 360-degree coverage. With the Avigilon 180 degree Panoramic HD Dome Camera, each lens covers a 45-degree field of view, while each lens in the Avigilon 360° Panoramic HD Dome Camera covers a 90-degree field of view.

Hybrid Copper/Fiber Cable

Berk-Tek announced the development of a new hybrid cable, combining fiber strands and copper conductors under one jacket and developed to provide data, video and power with one cable out to extended distances. With the growing popularity of IP cameras for closed-circuit installations, utilizing a hybrid cable along with media converters, much longer distances can be easily accommodated.

Long-Range Infrared Imager

Bosch Security Systems’ ZX55 Infrared Imager is a long-range camera that provides a night imaging solution for outdoor surveillance applications. Available in IP and analog, the camera captures detailed scenes up to 1,000 feet (300 meters) in total darkness. Additional optics provides users the ability to monitor long stretches of perimeter with a wide-angle field of view or to narrow the scene to a particular asset or section of perimeter.

Collaboration Results in Integrated OVR

The roll-out of Brivo Systems’ OVR WebService was the result of technology collaboration with Dell. Brivo completed this addition to its Software as a Service (SaaS) access control solution—an integrated, online video recorder (OVR) that streams IP video from customer locations to a secure Web-hosting facility.

Vandal Resistant to the Max

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