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ABUS launches new Secvest wireless alarm system

Published on 23 September, 2014

The new Secvest wireless alarm system is an even more advanced version of Secvest 2WAY, which has enjoyed several years of success. Like its predecessor, it offers reliable protection against intrusion, fire, flooding and emergencies. But this model goes one better, offering remote access through a web server, thus making configuration, installation and maintenance even easier for the installer. The Secvest app allows the user to operate their alarm system remotely from anywhere in the world and to receive feedback messages – such as alarm notifications or live video verification – directly on their smartphone. It also allows for presence simulation to be triggered remotely.

Those who already know how to configure, install and service the Secvest 2WAY alarm panel will master the new Secvest wireless alarm system in little to no time. Although the overall tried-and-tested process is essentially the same, the individual installation steps for this model are even more simple and user-friendly. In addition, the installer is able to easily access all parameters via a web server, including remotely, making remote configuration possible, for example.

Wide range of detectors and mobile control options

The Secvest 2WAY still includes the same set of components as its predecessor, as well as some new features. In addition to wireless opening, wireless motion, wireless shock, wireless glass breakage and wireless flood detectors, and tried-and-tested mechatronic wireless locks for windows and doors, this device also features the new FO 400 E wireless window handle lock, the new FURM50000 wireless smoke alarm device and the FUHA50010 wireless socket, which can, for example, be used to initiate presence simulation by controlling lights and electronic devices.

The Secvest wireless alarm system provides maximum security for up to 50 users thanks to up to 48 wireless detectors and up to four wired detectors. Users can operate Secvest locally in a number of user-friendly ways, e.g. by inputting a code, using a proximity chip key or via a remote control. A new feature is mobile alarm panel control via an app which allows the panel to be operated using a smartphone.

Configuration and parameterisation

Secvest includes an integrated web server which allows users to quickly and easily change any parameters from a remote location – as soon as Secvest is connected to an IP network. Remote configuration can also be performed. All settings can, of course, also be entered directly on the alarm panel itself.

Communication channels now also IP-based

An integrated PSTN dialling device and network connection, which can be used to transmit analogue and digital monitoring station protocols, are included in Secvest. The device's network connection allows IP-based messages, such as VoIP calls and email notifications, to be sent. All communication is HTTPS and SSL encrypted and thus complies with modern security standards. The integrated analogue PSTN dialling device and an optional GSM module make all conventional methods of communication possible.

Uninterrupted live video verification via our app

Remote alarm panel access via the web server or app means you never again have to worry about whether or not your alarm panel has been armed or disarmed. If, for example, the alarm system has been accidentally disarmed, you can now arm or disarm it from anywhere in the world with just a simple click. When the app is used together with the Secvest wireless socket, specific outputs can also be turned on or off, allowing lamps, for example, or other devices to be controlled remotely. In the event of an alarm, images (snapshots) taken by the indoor camera are sent to authorised users via email and saved on the alarm panel. This allows the images to be analysed by the police. But that's not all: in the event of an alarm, users can immediately verify via the live stream whether an internal motion detector has simply been triggered by a household pet or if an intruder has actually entered the building. All controls, such as arming and disarming the alarm system or requesting status reports, can be executed using the Secvest app for Android or iOS.

Unique mechatronics from ABUS

A further safety feature is Secvest's mechatronic detectors. Classic perimeter protection systems without external lock zones cannot tell the difference between doors or windows that are ajar and those which are properly shut. By contrast, every ABUS mechatronic component includes an additional lock monitoring security feature. This means, for example, that Secvest can only be armed when all alarm zones have been properly closed. ABUS mechatronic components have another trick up their sleeve: they ensure intruders are met with over one tonne of pressure resistance. This severely hampers any attempt to lever open doors or windows. Studies and police reports show that opportunistic intruders generally give up after a maximum of 3–5 minutes and abandon their break-in attempt altogether if are met with any resistance (source: Lower Saxony Criminal Investigation Office, 2013).

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