The move will strengthen Siemens’ existing presence in the country Security Products from Siemens has announced the completion of a process that has seen the successful transfer of its intruder detection business to Clonshaugh, Ireland. The move will strengthen its existing presence in the country and having its research and development (R&D), product management and customer service activities all centrally located will facilitate an improved experience for installers and end users of the company’s market leading panels and detectors. Previously, the detection side of the operation was located in Switzerland, while the Irish operation handled the intruder panels. However, in order to facilitate greater cohesiveness and maximise the use of existing knowledge and skills, a migration programme was initiated in early 2014. The Siemens organisation has a long association with Ireland, going back to 1874, and it now has in excess of 550 employees across its entire Irish operation. The construction of most of Ireland’s power plants, including the landmark Shannon hydroelectric scheme in 1929, and the provision of the country’s first computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners are among its major projects. The decision to relocate the intruder detection portfolio is a measure of Security Products from Siemens on-going confidence in the country’s facilities, home-grown talent and economic potential. "The consolidation of ourintruder detection operationwill benefit all stakeholdersand increase our effectiveness and efficiency" The move comes at a perfect time, as Security Products from Siemens is currently experiencing tremendous growth across the whole of Europe for its CE and EN compliant intruder detection solutions. Central to this success is its pioneering SPC IP enabled intruder alarm systems, as well as its passive infrared motion detector range that utilises the company's patented Magic Mirror technology to offer the highest standards in detection sensitivity in an extremely compact design. Both of these product sets have defined roadmaps and will benefit from innovative new variants being developed and added to their existing ranges, thus reinforcing their status in the security sector. In addition, all customers will now be able to trade using the euro, helping to eliminate any financial complexity. With the integration of all the various skills and activities now completed, Peter Hawksworth, the company’s CEO, is confident that Security Products from Siemens is in a better position than ever to meet the demands of the diverse markets across Europe. He concludes, “The consolidation of our intruder detection operation will benefit all stakeholders and increase our effectiveness and efficiency both internally and externally. It is a move that makes perfect sense and we are delighted to be in a position where we can experience all the business benefits that being located in Ireland brings.”
Taking centre stage will be Siemens’ Aliro access control, Vectis iX IP-based video recording solutions and SPC intruder alarm range Security Products from Siemens has announced that it will be exhibiting at Security Essen 2014, which takes place between 23rd-26th September at Messe Essen, Norbertstraße, Germany. Security Products from Siemens will be situated in the Mailand suite, in the congress Centre. Taking centre stage will be three of the latest additions to the company’s portfolio – the Aliro access control system, the Vectis iX family of IP-based video recording solutions and the SPC intruder alarm system range. Making its debut at Security Essen, the Aliro access control system is suitable for small to medium sized commercial applications such as retail outlets, health centres or offices. It incorporates a flat system architecture with easy to use Internet based software and intuitive mobile applications. Offering a flexible yet robust access control solution, it enables system management from almost any device with Internet access and, as well as distributed applications, supports up to 512 doors, 10,000 users and 100,000 access cards. Aliro works with the new range of card readers announced earlier this year. These robust, attractive MiFare card readers feature an integral LED based screen that facilitates cardholder interaction by displaying messages based on a user’s individual credentials. "Security Essen is one of the key events in the industry calendar and we look forward to welcoming visitors to the Mailand suite, where our team of experts will be on hand to talk through the features and benefits of our latest cutting edge innovations" Also on show will be Siemens popular SPC intruder alarm system range, which has recently received approvals in line with the Swiss SES EMA, French NF and Belgian TO-14 (INCERT) standards, as well as EN50131 and EN50136 standards. This confirms that the products are suitable for use in applications where end users and their insurers require compliance with these standards. This makes the range a particularly attractive choice for installers and distributors that operate in more than one country, as they no longer need to order separate products for each market. The new approvals apply specifically to SPC control panels with the latest 3.4.5 firmware version and to the extended range of SPC peripherals, which includes the latest comfort keypads, key switches and indication expanders. When it comes to high definition (HD) video, the new Vectis iX range of IP video recording solutions from Siemens will be of significant interest to attendees looking for performance that captures all the finest details. Setting new benchmarks in functionality, compatibility, speed, value for money and future proofing, Vectis iX is fully scalable and suitable for a diverse range of applications. Vectis iX comprises self-contained network video recorders (NVRs) and network video software (NVS), both of which are capable of recording full-HD images from up to 48 3MP cameras simultaneously at 25fps. Joining Aliro, SPC and Vectis iX at Security Essen 2014 will be the new Magic PDM-IXx12/T and PDM-IXx18/T dual motion detectors, which offer reliable detection of intruders and high false alarm immunity. Their performance is based on an improved version of the Siemens Matchtec algorithm, which combines passive infrared and microwave channels to make extraordinarily accurate decisions on motion within their detection zone. By securing the use of the Mailand room Siemens has taken an additional facility at the event to enable it to provide a programme of presentations and demonstrations to visitors. Attendees will also have the opportunity to win a Bluetooth hi-fi speaker. Peter Hawksworth, CEO at Security Products from Siemens, commented, “Security Essen is one of the key events in the industry calendar and we look forward to welcoming visitors to the Mailand suite, where our team of experts will be on hand to talk through the features and benefits of our latest cutting edge innovations”.