Comelit’s Gold Partner, Smart R Distribution, has recently launched its new CCTV division to meet the growing demand for smart, integrated IP network video surveillance solutions. The specialist security distributor, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, will be providing support to installers and system integrators who wish to source Comelit’s new range of cameras and video recorders. Dedicated door entry solutions Comelit’s advanced CCTV SMART and ADVANCE series present Smart R’s customers with simple to install and connect solutions that are equipped with a number of advanced functions and high-performance features. They can be conveniently accessed from the same mobile app as Comelit’s dedicated door entry solutions. “We have achieved considerable success over the last 10 years as a specialist supplier of Access Control and door entry solutions which has expert knowledge of card and reader technology,” said Simon Shawley, Business Development Manager for Smart R Distribution. “The quality and reliability of Comelit’s video access solutions has helped contribute to this success, and so we are delighted to be able to add its new CCTV products to our portfolio.” Increasing customer demand for CCTV Comelit has always enjoyed a great working relationship with Smart R Distribution" Smart R is a Gold Partner to Comelit, building on a significant long-term business relationship with respect to the distribution of access control and video door entry solutions. And with increasing customer demands for access control and CCTV to be specified for the same projects, the expectation is to deliver a seamless security experience, especially when it comes to home automation and surveillance, but also for business access. High-resolution images Francesca Boeris, Comelit UK Managing Director added, “Comelit has always enjoyed a great working relationship with Smart R Distribution, really operating as a true partnership. As with all our Gold Partners, our aim is to grow with them and embrace the smart advances occurring, becoming the first port of call for quality products and expert advice.” “CCTV is, and has been over the last few years, a market experiencing constant growth. We are delighted Smart R has introduced Comelit’s CCTV SMART and ADVANCE systems into its new division, as simple-to-install systems that still provide clear, detailed and well-defined high-resolution images. Added with our door entry and access control offering and it maintains our joint ability to achieve expectations for more discerning customers’ preference for integrated, mobile-friendly, fast-operating visual security.”
Advanced Access is celebrating its Gold Partner status with Comelit UK to provide bespoke security for future-proof smart door entry solutions. Specialist access control and door entry distributor, Advanced Access works closely with Comelit, introducing its customers to innovative security systems including its stylish audio and visual door entry, latest technology. Advanced - Comelit partnership Says Sam Wade, Advanced Access UK Sales Manager, “For more than 10 years Advanced Access has been one of the main distributors for Comelit door entry products to the UK trade installer and in the process, achieved Gold Partner status, of which we are extremely proud. Comelit offers innovative door entry systems, from a single door requirement to a multi tenanted/multi-site system" “Comelit offers a vast range of stylish and innovative door entry systems, from a single door requirement to a multi tenanted/multi-site system with easy to install product at a competitive price. Comelit’s own commitment to service and quality through a professional, friendly and enthusiastic team, mirrors Advanced Access’ own approach to the market, allowing us to offer our clients some of the very best door entry products and service.” Video doorbell solutions Advanced Access has recently embraced Comelit’s introduction to the video doorbell market, presenting its stylish Visto system that connects via a home WiFi network to allow homeowners to see, hear and speak with visitors at any time or from any location via a smart phone or tablet. Also available is Comelit’s latest Mini Handsfree monitor with integrated WiFi, presenting installers with a simple internal wireless upgrade opportunity to its exclusive SimpleBus system, alongside complementing Quadra ViP and iKall metal external door entry solutions. Future-proof door security Says Francesca Boeris, Comelit UK Managing Director, “Having Advanced Access on board as one of our key Gold Partners, and operating in partnership for over a decade is testament to our close working relationship. It represents our core focus on delivering a comprehensive range of solutions to add peace of mind to customers on ease of install and quality finish.” “We have many exciting future-proof product and service launches to come, and our Gold Partners as always, will play a key part in their route to market success. This is not only to provide latest security solutions, but also to continue to present systems that require simple installation. This maintains our joint ability to achieve more discerning homeowners’ preference for connected home security.”
Comelit Group and Salto Systems have announced a state-of-the-art integration to enable a unique door entry and access control solution, operated via simple-to-use mobile app technology. Salto Systems is a Spanish company founded in 2001 with one objective: devising a world-class access control system simple to use and extremely efficient. Now, Salto has become one of the world’s top manufacturers of electronic access control system, the perfect partner for Comelit. Salto KS integrated App The Italian security specialist, known for its high specification solutions, has invested in creating the integration with Salto’s exclusive KS cloud-based access control system, following successful collaboration work with two UK leading property development companies. The Salto KS integrated App offers audio and visual functionality for building entrances and apartment doors The Salto KS integrated App, compatible with all leading smart phone and tablet technology and tailored to provide push notifications, offers audio and visual functionality for building entrances and apartment doors, to control all aspects of door entry. This includes providing remote, real-time access whilst not on site for deliveries and visitors, alongside communicating with concierge services. Home security Says Francesca Boeris, Managing Director Comelit Group UK, “With the way apps are delivered and maintained changing, home security is now everyone’s responsibility. What Comelit and Salto have delivered with this significant integration is future proof technology that paves the way for users to stay connected to their home.” “Our teams in the UK and Italy and Salto crew have worked closely together right from the initial design to maximise the opportunities with Salto’s KS cloud-based services and enable push notifications. But we know it’s only the first step. We are already working closely on next phases and further third-party integration, to strengthen Comelit’s position as the market leader in cloud technology. Comelit door entry system “We are incorporating more into our app capability and anticipating solutions that keep people powered and protected wherever they are, fitting today’s mobile-connected lifestyles.” The integration is now complete, offering each Resident the ability to manage and control the Comelit door entry and Salto access control from the Salto KS App. First phase, the app is now being specified into over 4,000 new apartments being planned for development.
Comelit’s Gold Partner, Door Entry Direct, has seen record attendance and received significant on-the-day sales at its most recent installer open day, showcasing the latest app-based door entry and facial recognition technology. The dedicated open day saw over 50 people attend in just four hours. It was an exclusive opportunity for the leading distributor of audio and video door entry systems to display Comelit’s stylish new security systems, including its stylish Visto video doorbell and mini handsfree Wi-Fi monitors and kits. Door Entry Direct held live demonstrations of its brand-new support initiatives, including its advanced Quick Quotes online solution. Visitors were also presented with the opportunity to design and customise their own Vandal Resistant Panels. Presenting cutting-edge security technology The powerful combination arms technical installers with the right tools to win new business with confidence"Says Sam Stuart, Door Entry Direct Sales & Business Development Director: “As a dedicated Comelit Gold Partner, the aim of the open day was to create an environment to present our own service solutions, together with Comelit’s latest door entry systems. It was an opportunity to demonstrate how we have stayed at the forefront of presenting cutting-edge security technology. “The powerful combination, we believe, arms technical installers with the right tools to win new business with confidence. This is both in terms of physical product where focus is on smart capability and style, and also with innovative solutions like Quick Quotes and our Vandal Resistant Panels designed to present an efficient and professional service. “In these objectives, we exceeded our expectations not only with the level of attendance, but significantly with our customer engagement. Many one-to-one sessions with our own, together with Comelit’s technical and sales experts, saw requests for live demonstrations to understand the true features and benefits of products and services on show. And the results and sales on the day speak for themselves!” Display of Visto video doorbell At the event, Comelit presented its architect designed Visto video doorbell that connects via a home Wi-Fi network to allow homeowners to see, hear, speak and operate lock release for visitors at any time or from any location via a smart phone or tablet. Visto and our Mini Handsfree Wi-Fi Kits are just two examples of our expanding product portfolio" Also, visitors were able to see for themselves how Comelit’s new internal mini handsfree monitor with integrated Wi-Fi can present an easy upgrade opportunity, to enable homeowners to benefit from instant intercom control via the Comelit app, even on cost-effective 2-wire systems, and smart door entry capability. Smart door entry solutions for customers Francesca Boeris, Managing Director Comelit UK added: “We’re absolutely delighted with the outcome from Door Entry Direct’s open day. It’s something we are committed to supporting our Gold Partners, to ensure that they are best positioned to present customers with latest solutions, including stylish ways to meet discerning home and business owner requirements for smart door entry solutions. “Visto and our Mini Handsfree Wi-Fi Kits are just two examples of our expanding product portfolio. The feedback from the day was visitors were able to see how Comelit is working hard to simplify the installation process to enable more installers the chance to offer smart technology. And with plenty more in the R&D pipeline, we’re already in the planning stages of our next open day event, so keep a look out for the date coming soon!”
Comelit Group successfully inspired at the industry first, ‘The Security Event,’ presenting new and existing customers with its latest smart solutions in stylish door entry, home automation, fire and CCTV. On stand SE28 at the premiere exhibition, Comelit unveiled its innovative Switch solution, which has been developed solely for installers to enable a simple ‘switch’ upgrade to an audio or video panel option. Also well-received was Comelit’s latest simple to install Ciao audio panel, with die-cast aluminium front panel that can be assembled in many configurations to suit all housing needs in a simple and functional way. Fire detection solutions Comelit’s latest fire detection solutions were on display, including its accredited automatic fire detection systems, together with stylish conventional and addressable panels. Says Francesca Boeris, Managing Director Comelit Group UK: “As a founding partner to The Security Event, we had high expectations and we are naturally delighted that these have been delivered, both in terms of quality visitors to our stand and the opportunity to present our latest products and services.” Switch and Ciao are just two examples in our growing portfolio to illustrate how Comelit is listening to customers" “Switch and Ciao are just two examples in our growing portfolio to illustrate how Comelit is listening to customers and creating solutions that offer high performance, cost effective simple installation capability. Our fire detection display was also well received, with The Security Event being the perfect platform to illustrate how it complements our globally recognised security product portfolio.” Connected lifestyle The Security Event allowed Comelit to demonstrate its latest range of CCTV systems, including its state-of-the-art AHD100 series to complement the professional CCTV range will be on display. The AHD100 comprises three DVR versions at 4MP with the possibility to offer four to six channels, six cameras and 2 PTZ. Francesca concluded: “The Security Event was Comelit’s opportunity to present its evolution into becoming an all-encompassing security and fire detection solutions provider, presenting simple to install systems to ‘bring to life’ customer requirements for a stylish, mobile connected lifestyle. And as our stand campaign of ‘Your Security, Our Job,’ implied, we will continue to offer products and services capable of meeting the demands of today’s ever changing working and home environment.”
Comelit Group, as a founder Partner to The Security Event, will be exclusively presenting its very latest smart solutions in stylish door entry, home automation, fire and CCTV at the premiere industry exhibition. On stand SE28, Comelit will be launching its innovative Switch solution, which has been developed solely for installers to enable a simple ‘switch’ upgrade to an audio or video panel option. Easy upgrade opportunity Also exclusively previewed at The Security Event is Comelit’s latest simple to install Ciao audio panel, with die-cast aluminium front panel that can be assembled in many configurations to suit all housing needs in a simple and functional way. Live demonstrations of Comelit’s specialist Mini Handsfree monitor with integrated Wifi create an easy upgrade opportunity to installers Comelit will be showcasing its latest updated architect-designed video doorbell, Visto, with an ability to connect via a home WiFi network to allow homeowners to see, hear and speak with visitors at any time, or from any location via a smart phone or tablet. Live demonstrations of Comelit’s specialist Mini Handsfree monitor with integrated Wifi create an easy upgrade opportunity to installers. Alongside Comelit’s new App, it allows homeowners to benefit from instant intercom control and smart door entry capability with both Comelit’s VIP and 2-wire SimpleBus systems. Fully integrated solution Says Francesca Boeris, Managing Director Comelit Group UK: “The Security Event promises to be a great exhibition, which has really captured the imagination of the industry. As a founder partner, it has been really exciting to watch it come together from concept to show and we look forward to welcoming visitors to our stand.” Our aim is to demonstrate Comelit’s true ability to achieve bespoke security fire and requirements" “The timing was also crucial for us to present a wealth of new product solutions across our range of door entry, home automation, fire and CCTV. Our aim is to demonstrate Comelit’s true ability to achieve bespoke security fire and requirements with a fully integrated solution, all offered with latest smart technology and without compromising on style.” Ease of installation Comelit’s stand will also be presenting its new fire range of Third-Party accredited high-specification solutions, including a full range of addressable and conventional systems. A latest range of CCTV systems, including Comelit’s state-of-the-art AHD100 series to complement the professional CCTV range will be on display. The AHD100 comprises three DVR versions at 4MP with the possibility to offer four to six channels, six cameras and 2 PTZ. Francesca concluded: “The Security Event is a perfect platform for Comelit to not only present its all-encompassing product portfolio, but also demonstrate to visitors the ease of installation and smart upgrade opportunities, all completed to the highest of industry standards and without compromising on the style and aesthetics that is synonymous with the Comelit brand.” For more information on Comelit Group or its product range, please visit stand SE28 at The Security Event, taking place between 9 – 11 April 2019 at The NEC Birmingham.
The Security Event has built a platform which is truly designed by the industry, for the industry, with game-changing collaborations with manufacturers, distributors, service providers, associations and industry leaders, industry media and complementary events. Spearheading this approach, a truly outstanding group of global companies has been selected from a range of disciplines to help shape this game-changing new exhibition. The Security Event is proud to have support of its ten founding partners - Anixter, ASSA ABLOY, Avigilon, Comelit, Dahua, Honeywell, TDSi, Texecom, Tyco and Videcon. Comelit managing director Francesca Boeris commented: “Comelit are extremely excited to become a founding partner of The Security Event 2019. The events concept and UK focus aligns perfectly with Comelit’s aims moving forwards.” Notable security experts The Security Event will delivery exactly what the commercial security market has been waiting for"Andy Croston, Owner/Director at Videcon Ltd echos this sentiment, “As one of the first Founding Partners to come on board we saw the huge potential of this exhibition from the very beginning. We’re certain The Security Event will delivery exactly what the commercial security market has been waiting for." As Dahua’s UK & Ireland head of operations Ben Perkins puts it, The Security Event “Gives Dahua the opportunity to get in front of the UK market.” The event has already created a buzz within the industry and is expected to welcome over 6,000 visitors across the three days. Along with notable security experts and respected industry bodies, the event will also host around 100 security brands, including the 10 founding partners. Engaging with security professionals For these companies to come on board as founding partners reaffirms the goals of The Security Event as a concept, with a vision to create a dedicated platform that levels the playing field, enabling exhibitors, installers and end users alike to reconnect. “We believe The Security Event is exactly what the UK security industry needs and are excited to come on board as a founding partner,” says Gareth Ellams, ASSA ABLOY Group Sales Director. He continues, “At ASSA ABLOY, we are looking forward to the opportunity to engage directly with security professionals as well as end users, to present our solutions.” The Security Event is proud to host a tailored education programme, featuring professionally accredited seminars, designed specifically for UK security professionals in the trade and their end users. Innovation Theatre to host seminars All ten founding partners will be welcomed into our Innovation Theatre hosting seminars on a broad range of disciplines Delivered across three theatres, industry bodies, technology leaders and renowned experts will provide the latest industry developments and technology updates. As well as participating in the exhibition itself, all ten founding partners will be welcomed into our Innovation Theatre hosting seminars on a broad range of disciplines. Location is of huge importance to The Security Event and was a key deciding factor for many of the founding partners also. Gordon Morrison, Sales Director, Access & Video, GB, Tyco Security Products recognises that, “The opportunity to take an active role as a Founding Partner in an industry event at the location that so many of our customers consider ‘home’ was extremely welcome." John Davies, TDSi Managing Director also says: “We look forward to meeting our partners and customers in the heart of the Midlands again in 2019.” Excellent opportunity to showcase products The Security Event will be the first time a major security exhibition has been held at the NEC Birmingham for more than five years and many feel the NEC has always been the true home of UK Security. Texecom marketing director Clym Brown agrees: “We’re partnering with The Security Event because it gives us the chance to reconnect with our installer base in the Midlands and North of the country.” This event provides an excellent opportunity to showcase our security portfolio and enhance our relationships with installers" Mick Goodfellow, GM Honeywell Security EMEA also expresses his delight at joining: “This event provides an excellent opportunity to showcase our security portfolio and in a location that allows us to enhance our relationships with our installer base.” Connecting with integrators Jarod Booth, Strategic Relationship Manager of Anixter shows his support “There is a gap in terms of opportunities to connect with integrators, end-users and installers outside of London and the South of England, and we feel that the location of The Security Event will help bridge that gap.” With 10 of the world’s most recognised security brands supporting the development and launch of the first edition, the industry can be assured that The Security Event will be the place to do business going forward.
The Italian door entry manufacturer recently announced Traders Warehouse to be the chosen exclusive distributor of its fire range. As such, on stand E64, the partnership will demonstrate its all-encompassing service capability to present fire safety and security solutions that achieve standards without compromising on style. Comelit’s fire division offers a range of specialist solutions, including conventional and addressable panels that have already proven successful across Europe in complementing its renowned security portfolio. Complex multi-network systems Traders Warehouse is one of our Gold Partners, and coming to ElexShow 2018 together demonstrates our unique ability to present simple ways Says Francesca Boeris, Managing Director Comelit Group UK: “Comelit is a global brand known for bringing together high specification solutions with future-proof smart technology. Traders Warehouse is one of our Gold Partners, and coming to ElexShow 2018 together demonstrates our unique ability to present simple ways for contractors to meet the fire and security requirements of today’s discerning home and business owner.” “We are looking forward to introducing our new FIA accredited fire division, which offers a full range of addressable and conventional systems covering the spectrum of fire detection, from smaller facilities and buildings with simple layouts to large complex multi-network systems. And we have a range of services designed specifically to enable us to work in partnership to ensure manufacture, design and install is a smooth operation.” Easy upgrade opportunity At ElexShow, visitors will be able to see live demonstrations of the newly launched Mini Handsfree monitor with integrated Wifi. Since launch it has proven a really popular solution, offering installers an easy upgrade opportunity to its exclusive 2-wire SimpleBus system and complementing Quadra and iKall metal external door entry solutions. Comelit’s Visto video doorbell will be on display, with its ability to connect via a home WiFi network to allow homeowners to see, hear and speak with visitors Comelit’s architect-designed Visto video doorbell will be on display, with its ability to connect via a home WiFi network to allow homeowners to see, hear and speak with visitors at any time, or from any location via a smart phone or tablet. Provide complete solution Francesca concluded: “ElexShow 2018 is a really exciting debut opportunity for us to come together with new and existing customers and demonstrate our evolution from being leaders in door entry technology to embracing fire detection services.” “Our attendance with Traders Warehouse is to provide a complete solution, to ensure products and services can be integrated to create a connected future.”
Comelit has provided bespoke black-finish video door entry panels to The Metalworks, a former Victorian factory site that has been transformed into an exclusive gated residential development with a private courtyard and garden. Set in the heart of vibrant and fashionable Old Town in Clapham, The Metalworks, established by boutique property development company The Malins Group, now presents twenty four loft style design apartments – which are all now sold - and two commercial properties. To maintain the iconic feel of the twentieth century factory, Comelit, working with installation partner ATI Fire and Security Limited, was specified for the door entry system, utilising its specialist ViP IP Network solution, with a bespoke black finish; installed to operate with Comelit’s premium touchscreen Icona Monitor. Comelit’s colour Icona Monitors is fitted in each apartment to present residents with hands-free full-duplex audio from each external entrance Comelit’s ViP system Says Sandra Brownlie, Operations Director at The Malins Group: “The founder of the original 1904 factory, William Bainbridge Reynolds was a pioneering arts and crafts designer whose work remains highly collectable today. He insisted on everything being “as flawless as he could make it, yet absolutely individual.” “This is a philosophy we have carried through to every element of grand restoration of The Metalworks, right through to the door entry system. With Comelit Group renowned for style and high specification solutions, we had no hesitation in reaching out to create a solution that would complement the look and feel of the development.” Comelit’s ViP system includes Comelit’s colour Icona Monitors, fitted in each apartment to present residents with hands-free full-duplex audio from each external entrance. Bespoke door entry system Simon Robinson, Managing Director at ATI Group added: “The Metalworks is a unique development, whereby every detail has to be carefully considered in line with the design principles and traditions of the historic factory restoration programme. This is even down to the security on site, which is why we called in the expertise and style of Comelit Group, to create a bespoke door entry system.” Tailored to suit homeowner’s preferences, Comelit’s Icona Monitors include customisation of ringtone and video memory functionality where missed callers can be recorded on the apartment monitor when the resident returns. Residents can communicate with each other on the system if desired, as the system allows unlimited call traffic at any time without becoming engaged. When presented with our VIP offering, it offers a powerful security solution that provides residents the convenience of audio and visual updates" Powerful security solution Francesca Boeris, Comelit UK Managing Director concluded: “Comelit worked closely with ATI Fire & Security Limited and The Malins Group to ensure the door entry systems installed, achieved the desired balance between style and technology, as is synonymous with the legendary designs of William Bainbridge Reynolds.” “When presented with our VIP offering, it offers a powerful security solution that provides residents the convenience of audio and visual updates. We believe, finished in bespoke black, it is the perfect blend of smart door entry to add the finishing touches to the beautiful restoration of The Metalworks.” With backlit touch-sensitive controls and a 4.3 inch colour LCD screen, the Icona Monitor is available in flush-mounted, surface-mounted or desktop versions and in white or black finishes.
Comelit Group successfully inspired at IFSEC, introducing new and existing customers to its innovative fire division alongside stylish new video door entry systems, home automation and CCTV. On stand E120, led by an intimate press event, the global leaders in door entry solutions demonstrated its evolution to include specialist fire solutions, including conventional and addressable panels, which has already proven successful across Europe. Live demonstrations The group also showcased its architect-designed video doorbell, Visto, presenting its ability to connect via a home WiFi network to allow homeowners to see, hear and speak with visitors at any time, or from any location via a smart phone or tablet. And alongside latest in smart CCTV systems, guests to the stand were able to see live demonstrations of the newly launched Mini Handsfree monitor with integrated Wifi that stands as a real game-change to offer installers an easy upgrade opportunity. Visitors to the stand were really enthusiastic about how Comelit Group is helping to drive the smart door entry revolution" Embracing fire detection Says Francesca Boeris, Managing Director Comelit Group UK: “The Comelit Group stand created a real buzz at IFSEC 2018. Our product and service innovation demonstrated how Comelit has successfully navigated the journey from being leaders in door entry to embracing fire detection services, to create a connected future.” “Visitors to the stand were really enthusiastic about how Comelit Group is helping to drive the smart door entry revolution, without compromising on style. We are already processing our extensive number of leads, from installers and integrators to developers, consultants and end users, and look forward to being back in touch with those who could see the potential in our impressive fire and security solutions.”
Comelit Group is introducing a new fire division at IFSEC 2018, created to integrate with its smart security solutions, including stylish new video door entry systems, home automation and CCTV. Following an acquisition of an established fire manufacturer, Comelit will be unveiling a range of specialist fire solutions, including conventional and addressable panels, on stand E120, which has already proven successful across Europe in complementing its renowned security portfolio. Comelit will be displaying its revolutionary architect-designed video doorbell, Visto, presenting its ability to connect via a home WiFi network to allow homeowners to see, hear and speak with visitors at any time, or from any location via a smart phone or tablet. Visitors will also be able to see live demonstrations of the newly launched Mini Handsfree monitor with integrated WiFi that offers installers an easy upgrade opportunity. Alongside Comelit’s new App, it allows homeowners to benefit from instant intercom control and smart door entry capability with both Comelit’s VIP and 2-wire SimpleBus systems. We are excited to showcase our latest in door entry systems; demonstrating how our technology innovations offer smart, secure and long-lasting solutions" VIP and 2-wire SimpleBus systems Says Francesca Boeris, Managing Director Comelit Group UK: “IFSEC has continually evolved with the changing landscape of security, introducing new sectors and recognising truly innovative companies together with their products and services. It was an obvious choice for Comelit to present our Fire offering at the show and illustrate how it complements our globally recognised security product portfolio.” “We are equally very excited to showcase our latest in door entry systems; demonstrating how our technology innovations offer smart, secure and long-lasting solutions, coming, as you’d expect from Comelit, without compromising on aesthetics for the end user. And this can all be achieved with simple installation processes as we can show, with live demonstrations of our new Visto range and Mini Wi-Fi monitors.” Mini Handsfree Wi-Fi monitors Comelit’s Mini Handsfree Wi-Fi Monitors are presented to installers as a new internal wireless upgrade to its exclusive 2-wire SimpleBus system, alongside complementing Quadra and iKall metal external door entry solutions. Each solution will be present at IFSEC 2018 alongside Comelit’s state of the art CCTV and home automation systems. For more information on Comelit Group or its product range, please visit stand E120 at IFSEC 2018, taking place between 19 – 21 June 2018 at Excel, London.
IP-based ViP video entry systems from Comelit have been used to enhance security and convenience at three prestigious residential developments in Manchester. Direct calling to residents All three developments – by Manchester-based real estate company Renaker Build Ltd – benefit from Comelit’s ViP network systems using bespoke stainless steel door panels and Multi-User Gateways. These allow residents to operate the system by answering audio and video calls from the external unit via the building’s LAN, using their smartphones or tablets. At One Regent in Water Street, situated in a riverside setting in the historic Castlefield district of Manchester, the scheme consists of a 26-storey apartment building with 301 apartments and six townhouses. Three bespoke stainless steel audio door panels – installed by Signal Electronic Systems and featuring a digital call facility, dedicated concierge button and integrated Simplekey proximity access control readers – provide direct calling to residents on their smartphones or tablets. Simplekey readers Using Comelit’s Multi-User Gateway, door panels transmit calls via SIP trunks over the landlord’s broadband connection. A porter switchboard allows the concierge to take calls from all three entrances and contact any of the residents as required. The concierge can also handle calls from three audio help points located in the common areas of the building. A further 19 Simplekey readers are installed throughout for resident access, while a pair of RF Simplekey readers provide access to the residents’ car park. The installation features Comelit’s ViP Multi-User Gateway, which enables residents to respond tocalls without the needfor an internal unit At Greengate – which comprises 497 luxurious apartments in two towers at a riverside location bordering Salford and Manchester – six panels similar to those at Water Street have been installed by Aerial Wired Systems (TV) Ltd, with the addition of two direct call buttons. This means that any entrance panel can call through to any apartment in either tower, without any confusion about the numbering system. Here again, the panels can call through to residents’ devices using the Multi-User Gateway. A total of 26 Simplekey readers provide proximity access control and a remote RF reader is installed at the vehicle entrance. Audio digital external panels The third development is Wilburn Basin, again located between Salford and Manchester around the historic River Irwell basin. Here there are 491 apartments in four blocks ranging from eight to 21 storeys. The installation, by Aerial Wired Systems (TV) Ltd, features Comelit’s ViP Multi-User Gateway, which enables residents to respond to calls without the need for an internal unit – and four bespoke stainless steel audio digital external panels located at the entrances to the buildings. “By working with Renaker on these three prestigious projects, we have been able to demonstrate our versatility as a manufacturer, as well as offer significant cost-savings,” said Francesca Boeris, Comelit’s Managing Director. “Installing our multi-user gateway at each site means users can receive audio and video calls from the external unit directly to their smartphone or tablet with the Comelit ViP app, without needing to install an internal unit.”
IFSEC will feature a dedicated Smart Security Zone highlighting developments & technology inSmart Buildings and Home Automation Comelit UK will be returning to IFSEC International 2016 on stand G900. This year, the company will be showcasing a new range of home automation-compatible monitors, CCTV products, internal video and audio monitors and external door entry panels. Building further on last year’s successful launch of Comelit’s intelligent home automation system, SimpleHome, staff will be demonstrating the latest functions now available, together with Comelit’s full range of professional door entry, access control and surveillance solutions. IFSEC International, Europe’s largest security exhibition with over 600 exhibitors, will be held from 21st-23rd June at London’s Excel Centre. The show will also feature a dedicated Smart Security Zone highlighting the latest developments, technology and products in the Smart Buildings and Home Automation sectors. As part of this feature area, a member of Comelit’s specification team will be presenting a seminar on this ever-growing market. A new benchmark for high-end door entry monitors Comelit will be demonstrating its new Maxi IP door entry monitor, which features a 7” panoramic 16:9 touchscreen with touch activation and swipe technology. Available on Comelit’s 2-wire and ViP system, this latest addition sets a new benchmark for high-end door entry monitors, with functions including multi-room audio distribution, energy consumption monitoring, CCTV integration and the ability to receive messages or alerts from the concierge. Also on display will be the Icona Manager monitor, which combines Comelit’s ViP door entry functions with the latest in home automation. The slim-line, surface or flush-mounted unit features a 4.3” touchscreen display, with gesture recognition for easy menu navigation. "We’re ready to demonstrate toproperty developers, consultants,security installers, integrators andhome automation/AV specialiststhe numerous end-user benefitsSimpleHome has to offer" Although its core function is video door entry, this dedicated home automation system is able to control everything from heating and lighting to blind control and music distribution. Intelligent monitoring of electrical consumption including the ability to turn power sockets on and off is also possible using Icona Manager. All functions on the monitor can be accessed remotely using a Web Interface. For added convenience, door entry calls can also be received on Smartphones or tablet devices via the Comelit app available on Android and iOS operating systems. Door entry systems evolve into the smart home As security technology continues to become increasingly connected, Home Automation and Smart Buildings offer security installers and systems integrators exciting new opportunities for developing and growing their businesses. Ross Wilkins, part of Comelit’s Specification team, will be a speaker at IFSEC’s Smart Theatre on Wednesday 22nd June, 1pm-1.30pm. His presentation, entitled “Simplifying the Smart Home”, will be a discussion on the evolution of door entry systems into the smart home, including the value of IP, along with the benefit of easy-to use integration of Lighting, HVAC, Energy Monitoring, Audio Distribution, Security and Multi-Lingual Support. Francesca Boeris, Managing Director at Comelit UK, said, “We’re delighted to be exhibiting at IFSEC again after such a successful event in 2015. Last year we had a really positive launch of SimpleHome, our home automation system. This year, with numerous reference sites under our belt, including luxury apartments and assisted-living complexes where SimpleHome has been installed, we’re ready to demonstrate to property developers, consultants, security installers, integrators and home automation/AV specialists the numerous end-user benefits the system has to offer.” Francesca continues, “We’re looking forward to seeing our existing customers, as well as meeting new contacts who will undoubtedly be interested in our products and the opportunities they offer.” Read more on Home Automation opportunities for security Manufacturers here
Comelit's ViP range of stainless steel digital entrance panels were installed at door stations across seven blocks of apartments Working with installers, Blakegow, Comelit has provided access control for 639 apartments – both high-end and affordable – in a 60-acre mixed-use development site in Battersea, London. The site will also accommodate the new US embassy. Blakegow and consulting engineers, Hoare Lea, opted for bespoke stainless steel digital entrance panels from Comelit's ViP range, and 12 panels have been installed at door stations across the seven blocks of apartments. Facility managers and installers will appreciate that the panels have access codes of up to eight digits and integrated RFID readers can also be fitted. Easycom full duplex hands-free intercom Residents in the privately owned apartments are able to view their visitors on Planux colour video monitors with a 3.5” on-screen display. The monitors feature polyphonic ringtones, a memo video function, SD card slot and also have scope for use as a desktop version. In the affordable section of the development, residents use the Easycom full duplex hands-free intercom, featuring privacy of conversation, active audio LED signalling, door lock command and six configurable buttons. Comelit’s integrated IP suite Embassy Gardens uses audio-video porter switchboard units that provide two-way contact (text and image messages) between concierges and the apartments, thereby optimising security for residents. Part of Comelit’s integrated IP suite, the access control units also allow the concierge to observe and hear activity at the entrance panel stations. Additionally, the concierge can see the name or apartment number of the resident being called. This feature is invaluable if a resident is known to be elderly or vulnerable in any way. The advantages of a single site-wide IP platform for access control at this kind of residential complex are enormous for installers, facility managers and users alike. Maintenance, system health checks and pre-installation configuration can be performed offsite, which reduces costs and minimises disruption to everyday activity at the complex. Ability to fine-tune access rights for defined areas Residents in the privately owned apartments with the Planux colour monitors can have video intercom calls diverted to their smart devices and are even able to grant or deny access remotely. Site managers can update the name directory via software, as well as send messages to all residents or to sub-groups and individuals. One option for residents who do not wish to be disturbed is to record a message to this effect, which will be audible from the entrance panel when visitors arrive. Facility managers using ViP also have the option of configuring the system to allow automatic entry for couriers and trusted contractors or health workers and are able to fine-tune these access rights for defined areas. Francesca Boeris, Managing Director, Comelit UK, said: “The presence of the new US embassy within this site underlines the cutting-edge technology that has been used throughout. Comelit is delighted that Embassy Gardens residents are able to benefit from the powerful features offered by local and remote use of our IP systems. We are also pleased that off-site diagnostics and maintenance will reduce costs for the installer and end-user.” The master plan architects for Embassy Gardens are Terry Farrell and Partners, who are known for mixed-use schemes of this kind in London. Embassy Gardens will feature office space, retail and leisure facilities, flexible community amenities and a 100-bed hotel. The developer is Ballymore Group. In London alone, Comelit’s recent residential projects include installations of IP access control equipment at Islington (Queensland Terrace), Colindale (Beaufort Park), Mill Hill (Hammers Lane) and Richmond (Kew Bridge West).
A core function is video door entry, with the facility for call recording by visitors & a touchscreen monitor Comelit is to launch its ground-breaking SimpleHome intelligent home automation system at IFSEC 2015. With options for remote management from smart devices adapted to the individual lifestyles of users, SimpleHome epitomises the latest in home automation technology. A core function of the system is video door entry, with the facility for call recording by visitors and a touchscreen monitor with automatic display and command activation that is located in the house or apartment. Safety is maximised through access control to manage entrances and exits using proximity keys and readers with MIFARE technology. There is additional resident security with CCTV video surveillance integration. Eco living SimpleHome’s unrivalled functionality allows installers to meet specific site and resident requirements, as well as to fine-tune power usage. In this way, intelligent lighting management not only optimises energy consumption, but can also simulate occupation when residents are away. Devices will also switch off automatically when owners are absent for longer than the system expects, and related logic can activate extra alarms. As with lighting, the automated adjustment of shutters and blinds can also deter would-be intruders while the owner is away. SimpleHome even offers a ‘countdown’ mode for achieving an ideal room temperature and activating devices after an extended absence. Reducing energy bills SimpleHome product suite is an interrelated offering where users are able to select and combine functions as they wish The SimpleHome product suite is an interrelated offering where users are able to select and combine functions as they wish. Access control can be role-specific, meaning that gardeners or contractors are only permitted to enter appropriate areas. Residents can also reduce their carbon footprint by fine-tuning energy consumption to match their lifestyles and schedules. Heating/air conditioning can be managed both on-site and remotely. SimpleHome’s intelligence is exemplified by features such as coordinating garden sprinkler systems with the automatic detection of rainfall. (Early reports from field trials suggest that this kind of intelligence is seeing SimpleHome cut utility bills by up to a third.) Comelit is aware that time is at a premium and that our memory isn’t always perfect when we’re in a rush. Many users will want to take advantage of an ‘exit’ scenario whereby residents leaving in a hurry can use a preconfigured combination of settings that automatically primes intruder alarms, switches off lights, reduces heating, etc. Comfort settings (also available remotely) allow the on-off switching of devices by room and the selection of individual device status. There is also audio distribution to synchronise or distinguish between multiple audio zones, enabling different family members to listen to the same music or to their individual choice. Remote management via web When they are at home, residents control smart functions with a SimpleHome Manager device resembling a tablet. The interface can even reproduce the appearance of the property by allowing users to upload layouts of their home to the supervisor touchscreen. Remote control is achieved with SerialBridge (no app or software is required), whereby the resident uses a smartphone, tablet or PC to go to a web address and simply issue instructions to the home automation supervisor. "SimpleHome means you can be at home wherever you go in terms of optimising the safety and comfort of your property" Francesca Boeris, Managing Director, Comelit UK, said: “The SimpleHome suite demonstrates our joined-up thinking. It leaves other home automation systems behind in terms of functions and design values. Installers are able to meet the requirements of sophisticated property owners and residents can take control of their own space - all from an intuitive attractive interface.” She continued: “We now demand remote access to our office computers on the move and expect our various portable devices to sync up accordingly. SimpleHome means you can be at home wherever you go in terms of optimising the safety and comfort of your property. We’re very excited to be able to demonstrate the core features of SimpleHome at IFSEC this year on our stand G900.”
The design enhances user convenience & minimises delays for visitors Comelit has added to its market-leading access control range for apartment blocks and residential complexes with the ‘Mini’ video door entry phone, which the company will be demonstrating at this year’s IFSEC 2015 in June at London’s Excel Centre. The ‘Mini’ is an enhanced version of Comelit’s entry-level solution, which maximises security while remaining unobtrusive. The design enhances user convenience of the entry phone and display screen while also minimising delays for legitimate visitors and protecting against unwanted callers and would-be intruders. Offers unrivalled brightness and contrast control The 4.3” 16:9 black and white or colour screen offers unrivalled brightness and contrast control that makes the unit clearly readable for users, even in unusual ambient light conditions. The aesthetic appeal of the ‘Mini’ can be optimised with ringtone and melody customisation, and compact dimensions make the units discreet. Users benefit from four touch-sensitive buttons for controlling lock release, as well as comprehensive privacy functions and options for auxiliary commands, such as calls to a switchboard. Installers will appreciate that Comelit’s ‘Simplebus Top’ system uses analogue 2-wire technology. This allows external and internal units to be up to 1,200 metres apart but still operate from the same riser line. At large apartment complexes with considerable distances between a building’s entrance panel and the central concierge, a 2-wire system with non-polarised cables makes scalable connectivity (using several building risers if necessary) a simple matter. "The ‘Mini’ range underlines Comelit’s commitment to investing in new products while conducting extensive market research" Features soft touch on the handset The ‘Mini’ video entry door phones are basic units within Comelit’s comprehensive catalogue, but still offer high performance. A deluxe option, finished in black, features soft touch on the handset and eight buttons as standard with a door status indicator LED. Lock release is shown to the user by a backlit LED button. These video entry phones offer flexible mounting options with a range of back plates and finishing accessories that enables easy switchover from legacy equipment supplied by other manufacturers. Mini’ range underlines Comelit’s commitment to invest in new products Francesca Boeris, Sales Director, Comelit UK, said, “The ‘Mini’ range underlines Comelit’s commitment to investing in new products while conducting extensive market research to ensure we develop offerings in line with the needs of users, installers and facility managers.” Francesca continued: “Sales of the ‘Mini’ are already high and it’s being specified across various residential sites where users are giving outstanding feedback on experiences with the product. Comelit will be showcasing the ‘Mini’ at IFSEC (stand G900) and we invite the industry to a demonstration of our latest innovative monitor.”