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VdS-Coerciveness regulated across Europe as part of EN 50131 series of best practice standards

The VdS-concept for the important minimisation of false alarms by intruder alarm systems has been standard in Germany since the 1970s. The additional security factor referred to as “Coerciveness” is now also adopted in the upcoming part 12 of the EN 50131 series of standards. False alarm protection One important criterion for the successful use of Intruder Alarm Systems (IAS) is not only the rapid detection and alarming in the event of imminent disaster, but also the so-called fals...

Winners of Security Essen Innovation Award 2016 announced

Exhibitors at Security Essen have submitted 84 applications in three categories Numerous innovations give their premieres at Security Essen. Traditionally, a lot of new products and services are introduced to the trade public for the first time at the fair. Every two years, Messe Essen distinguishes pioneering innovations in security technology with the Security Essen Innovation Award which is presented in the Technology & Products, Services and Fire Protection categories....

VdS raises €20,000 funds for four voluntary charity organisations to aid families, children and young people

VdS Communications Director Dr. Norbert Bernigau, along with the deputy mayors of Cologne, donated €20,000 The employees of VdS have welcomed the New Year with a fundraising campaign. The collection was also supported by the customers and clients of Europe´s largest Institute for Corporate Security and Safety. Thanks to this commitment, VdS Communications Director Dr. Norbert Bernigau was able to hand over a total sum of €20,000 to representatives of four volun...

LILIN sponsors IP video surveillance equipment for NGHTV SmartHome 3.0 at CES 2016

The very latest in IP video surveillance, supplied by LILIN, will be on display at the CES 2016 in the NGHTV "SmartHome 3.0" The Internet of Things is now firmly established in today's Smart Homes with growing acceptance by homeowners of new mobile technologies that enhance and protect their properties. At the forefront of these IoT technologies is IP video surveillance, a digital version of traditional analog CCTV that allows homeowners to watch, record and playback security...

Chiron IRIS Touch 4-NG series Alarm over IP diallers accredited with EN54-21/CPR standard

Chiron Security Communications has been awarded the highest standard accreditation of EN54-21/CPR for the entire IRIS Touch 4-NG series, Chiron’s high-end Alarm over IP diallers. Adopting a strict quality management policy, Chiron has always been at the forefront of obtaining approvals for its products such as EN and VdS. This new accreditation is of major importance to the company in terms of new market segment development and will enable Chiron to help its customers to better and easier...

VdS approves BKS fingerprint-actuated locking system with new safe design guidelines

Fingerprints are formed by the so-called friction ridges on our fingertips. These characteristic lines in the skin are unique for every person and even for each finger. Thus, they are also suitable for the actuation of security techniques. Locks which can be opened by fingerprint, a few years ago exclusively known from Hollywood spy films, are now increasingly catching on also for corporate and home doors. One of the main reasons: people cannot forget their fingers, and the well-known regular ke...

VdS helps sick and underprivileged children with a fund-raising campaign

VdS CEO Robert Reinermann was able to donate €5,000 each to representatives of the four charity organisations VdS employees welcomed the New Year with a fund-raising campaign, which was also supported by the customers of Europe’s No 1 institute for safety and security. Thanks to their generous commitment, VdS CEO Robert Reinermann was able to donate € 5,000 each to representatives of the four charity organisations ’wünschdirwas (make a wish), wir...

SALTO Systems GEO cylinders receive BZ+ physical security equipment certification from VdS

SALTO Systems European profile GEO cylinders have received BZ+ physical security equipment certification from VdS, one of Germany’s leading independent testing institutions for fire protection and security. As approved by VdS, these electronic cylinders deliver high levels of protection against picking attacks and medium protection against aggravated burglary. They are approved for use as ancillary control equipment alongside burglar alarm systems (according to VdS 2119). They come with i...

"Bureau of Indian Standards" recommends Vds certified safety standards

VdS is Europe's top certification body for fire protection and security VdS guidelines, which are well-known for their particularly high level of practice orientation, are being used as safety standards in a multitude of countries all over the world. The latest nation to put its trust in VdS guidelines is India, which continues to be one of the world´s most rapidly expanding economies, boasting economic growth of 5% in 2012. In its ”Code of Practice“ for aut...

Lock with biometric identification feature from Burg-Wächter receives VdS Class 2 Quality Certificate

Representatives from Burg-Wächter and VdS are pleased with the certificate presentationFingerprints result from so-called epidermal ridges on our fingertips. These characteristic skin ridges are unique and inalterable for every human, even for every single finger. The fact that people cannot forget their fingers is one reason why biometric methods of identification are gaining increasing popularity. In close cooperation with scientists at the University of Applied Sciences in Giessen a...

Chiron’s IRIS alarm communication system featured at the Security 2010

The IRIS Touch 200 and 400 series diallers are now approved to AS/NZ2201:5 - 2008Europe's best selling IP alarm transmission system, Chiron's IRIS system, featured for the first time at the Security 2010 Exhibition and Conference in Sydney, Australia (1st to 3rd September).Chiron showcased its award-winning technology alongside Security Distributors Australia, its partner for IRIS solutions in Australian markets. Chiron's Managing Director Ian Tredinnick was among the expert speakers at the...