Residential security systems
The Security Industry Association (SIA) has identified and announced the 2019 Security Megatrends – the foundation of SIA’s signature yearly report defining the major trends and forces at play in the global security industry. Forecasting of 2019’s top 10 Security Megatrends was based on survey data generated in September and October 2018 from top security industry business leaders, association leadership and key volunteers and speakers for the next Securing New Ground (SNG) &n...
A transformative personal protection and emergency response solution developed jointly by CriticalArc and RAA, one of South Australia’s largest mutual organisations and most trusted brands, has been shortlisted in the ‘OSPA’ Outstanding Security Performance Awards run by ASIAL, the Australian Security Industry Association. RAA SafeZone Lone Worker App The RAA SafeZone Lone Worker App is an innovative partnership that delivers multiple benefits for people working in Australian...
The total UK electronic security market, comprising of products - electronic access controls, intruder alarms and closed-circuit television (CCTV) - and associated services, was estimated at approximately £2.35 bn in 2017. This was an increase of around 5% during the year and followed two years of strong growth in 2015 and 2016. Growth was driven by technological advancements boosting replacement demand and improving new build and RMI expenditure across key market sectors. Expansion of CC...
3xLOGIC, Inc., a provider of integrated, intelligent security solutions, and a three-time Deloitte Technology Fast 500 winner, announced the successful integration of the company’s infinias access control software with Allegion’s Engage platform of wireless locks. Residential or commercial door Wireless locks are the controller, reader, power, door contact, and lock hardware all bundled together in one easy-to-install device. Allegion Wireless Locksets integrated with infinias are...
The five LEGIC components Connect, Mobile SDK, reader IC, smartcard IC as well as key and authorisation management are seamlessly working together to provide a powerful technology platform for secure ID and IoT applications. For example, for BLE mobile ID, use Connect to deploy ID rights onto mobile devices running an app which is built on LEGIC’s mobile SDK (Android or iOS). The mobile ID rights can then be easily accessed by a reader incorporating a LEGIC reader IC. All three of these L...
The SM-6300 is LEGIC’s latest reader IC to secure ID and Internet of Things applications. Thanks to the embedded certified secure element (SE), the new reader chip is also ideal for ID and IoT applications with the highest security. Another advantage of the SM-6300 is the very compact “System-in-Package” design. ID and IoT solutions The SM-6300 includes a tamperproof hardware secure element (SE), where all key material is stored. This enables a wide range of innovative ID an...
LEGIC’s trusted service Connect enables everyone to securely use mobile services on smart devices – at the touch of a button. Mobile services like mobile access, sharing economy, cashless payment or identification serve new individual or corporate concepts in daily life. Those concepts address the increasing need for efficiency and individuality as well as customer loyalty – all by integrating users via a simple app download. Security against cybercrime LEGIC Connect is a unique trusted service for the secure creation and instant deployment of virtual credentials to smart devices. It is a security enabler for any mobile service and fulfills their current and future need for security against hacker attacks or cybercrime. Mobile services based on smart devices as user interface are quickly and successfully integrated anywhere to maximise convenience By integrating LEGIC Connect into existing system infrastructures, a smartphone or smartwatch can become anything – a door opener, train ticket, time & attendance tracker, car key and much more. Reliable data analysis Mobile services based on smart devices as user interface are quickly and successfully integrated anywhere to maximise convenience and improve customer loyalty. All of them share three important, but difficult challenges: Protection of “things” (and credentials) might be the most important issue when it comes to mobile service providers and is crucial when connecting users via smart devices to sensitive assets. Fully automated business models rely on 24/7 real-time processing of credentials. They require dynamic changes in business logic and need seamless integration of an unlimited number of users. Improved service quality and transparency due to verified and reliable data analysis which contribute to the user's business knowledge. This is the key to today’s and future service success. End-to-end data security Service processes are facilitated and open in respect of technology and user interface Integrity, meaning that data must not be modified in the whole processing, is very important. Any change must be authorised, transparent and understandable. With its sophisticated end-to-end security, LEGIC Connect is the perfect choice for all services where security matters. Personalisation, such as the choice between iOS and Android or the possibility of integrating a second factor of authentication such as PIN and/or fingerprint, is of high importance for providers and users. Service processes are facilitated and open in respect of technology and user interface. A 24x7 availability completes a convenient mobile service. LEGIC Connect offers all these features to simplify mobile business models. Convenient security integration LEGIC Connect is a SaaS solution, which can be used as a security enabler for any mobile service model: LEGIC’s offering combines standardised basic components, which can be simply integrated into any mobile business model. By directly interfacing with the user's mobile business model, LEGIC’s solution serves as the easiest connection of users, things and the respective service business logics. LEGIC’s concept offers highest individual security standards — and so protects you against the increasing threat of hacker attacks. With LEGIC Connect, customer specific data packages are transferred securely. Hence, interaction is not limited to a predefined set of commands. LEGIC’s technology platform allows customers to combine RFID or NFC-HCE and BLE technology on the same eco-system or upgrade their business model with one or the other. Mobile access solutions Corporate access – Mobile ID is an addition to existing smartcard infrastructures and makes the dynamic assignment and withdrawal of access rights much easier and cost-efficient. Temporary access can be given to visitors, customers or contractors within seconds. With LEGIC Connect, these scenarios can easily be realised. Thanks to the innovative and multi-technology platform, every user can be connected with his smart device to any “thing” Hospitality – In the hotel industry, customer experience is most important. Mobile room keys are fundamental for several major benefits: Guests don’t need to check-in at the reception and wait for their key cards. Booking their favourite room in advance and receiving the keys directly on their smartphones or changing a room without waiting again in line at the reception are just a few to mention. Mobility – Mobility business models like vehicle sharing, e-charging or fleet management serve new concepts for individual or corporate mobility. All of these services integrate any user via a simple app download. LEGIC Connect allows the secure creation and instant deployment of virtual car keys, fleet access rights, e-charging credentials or the like on smart devices. Individual application – Corporate access, hospitality, mobility, residential access, etc. are just a few possible use cases. Thanks to the innovative and multi-technology platform, every user can be connected with his smart device to any “thing”. iOS or Android integration LEGIC Connect ensures operational security with a range of features and benefits: All-inclusive security enabling service Securely and easily connects any user to any “things” Specialised on mobile business models Integration of LEGIC mobile SDK in iOS or Android apps Simple integration within existing service Supports BLE and NFC, no matter if smart devices management system via API and/or “things” are online or offline Highly scalable for any size of project Immune against man-in-the-middle and replay attacks Contactless credentials can be personalised “over-the-air” Secure business operations LEGIC Connect integrates into customer back-end via API and supports any kind of credentials or data packages LEGIC Connect integrates into customer back-end via API and supports any kind of credentials or data packages. LEGIC mobile SDK enables easy integration of users with smart devices into LEGIC secured business models. It fully supports customer specific apps and white labelling solutions. LEGIC reader ICs come with an EAL 5+ certified secure element and allow you to combine RFID, NFC and BLE technologies. LEGIC Orbit provides customer specific key management for convenient and secure management and distribution of application keys and configurations.
Dahua Technology, a solution provider in the global video surveillance industry, has shown itself with a high profile at SECURITY ESSEN 2018 in Germany. Featuring the theme of ‘AI Creates Value’, Dahua Technology presented its innovated technologies, highlighted products and AI-powered smart solutions in booth 7C35 at Congress Center Essen Hall 7. Convenient surveillance system As one of Europe’s trade fair for security, SECURITY ESSEN 2018 provides a good platform for Dahua Technology to showcase its latest developments in creating a more efficient, intelligent and convenient surveillance system. With continuous investment in AI, Dahua Technology now has the capability to carry out a series of advanced AI technology applications including Dahua deepsense series products and other smart solutions like Safe City. Besides, some unique technologies were also presented, including HDCVI 4.0, Video Cloud, Smart H.265+encoding and ePOE & EoC technology, which all shared Dahua Technology’s emblem of technology innovation. Dahua’s comprehensive product portfolio includes: IPC-HDW8341-3D enables quick image information extraction from high resolution videos for people accounting, which achieves extremely high accuracy DH-IPC-HDBW8341X-3D -- 3MP Dual-Lens People Counting AI Network Camera IPC-HDW8341-3D is a member of Dahua deepsense series family. Based on the deep learning algorithms supported by Movidius chip, dual lens and dual sensor design, this product enables quick image information extraction from high resolution videos for people accounting, which achieves extremely high accuracy, up to 98%. The camera can be widely used in market entrance and exit management, station/airport checking system, banking, retail and other scenes with the demand of people counting. HAC-HDW2241M-E2 -- 2MP Starlight HDCVI IR Dual-lens Camera Combined with 1/2.8’ high performance megapixel CMOS image sensor, HAC-HDW2241M-E2 can support 1080P HD output of images. Besides, fixed lens with dual eyeball, which can be adjustable individually, enables product’s flexibility. Besides, the particular structure makes the camera suitable for the applications of various scenes, such as corridor turn, hallway, wall corner, entrance, etc. Part of Dahua Technology’s Highlighted Products include: VTO2000A-C-2 VTO2000A-B5 VTNS1006A-2 VTH5222CH -- Small Apartment 2 wire Video Intercom System. VTO2000A-C-2, the 2-wire camera module, is the main part of Dahua 2-wire outdoor station. Combined with VTNS1006A-2 (2-wire switch) and VTH5222CH (2-wire indoor station), old analogue system can be easily upgraded without any rewiring cost. Non-polarised 2 wires are quite convenient for installer’s deployment. Combined with H.265 codec, starlight and all-in-one design, the maximum resolution of IPC-PF83230-A180 can reach up to 32M IPC-PF83230-A180 -- 4x8MP Multi-Sensor Panoramic Bullet Network Camera Combined with H.265 codec, starlight and all-in-one design, the maximum resolution of IPC-PF83230-A180 can reach up to 32M. Based on its superior performance, some monitoring requirements can be better satisfied, and suitable for specific places such as football field, bank, city, parking lot, etc. AI-driven IP camera DH-IPC-HFW8242F-FR, AI Network Video Recorder DH-IVSS7008-1T and Floor Standing Digital Signage LDV49-SAI200, also joined the ‘fleet’ of Dahua Technology’s exhibition at Essen from the recently held IFSEC International 2018 in London, where they shared great recognition from the visitors all over the world. Smart life supported by AI solutions On the SECURITY ESSEN, Smart Retail 2.0 and Smart Logistics are also introduced to the visitors. Powered by AI, these solutions draw a vivid picture of future smart life, which conforms to Dahua Technology’s mission of ‘Enabling a Safer Society and Smarter Living’. Dahua Technology’s AI-powered Smart Solution include: Dahua smart retail 2.0 is all about the integration of conventional security system and newly developed intelligent functionalities Smart Retail 2.0 Dahua smart retail 2.0 is all about the integration of conventional security system and newly developed intelligent functionalities. Dahua Smart Retail 2.0 includes 5 smart application scenarios: Smart Entrance & Exit, Shelf advertising, Checkout Counter Prevention, Operation Analysis and Remote Patrol, which have successfully covered the conventional safety concerns of clients while are also enabling more possibilities of business intelligence. Smart Logistics Combining mature logistics industry solutions with machine vision core products, Dahua Technology is presenting a new model of ‘AI+ Logistics’. This rotating code scanning platform is a dynamic integrated display for code reading application in logistics industry. Dahua Safe City and Smart Residential solutions were also part of the smart solutions introduced at the exhibition, which has composed the full picture of Dahua Technology’s smart life initiatives. With a mission of ‘Enabling a Safer Society and Smarter Living’, Dahua Technology will continue to focus on ‘Innovation, Quality and Service’ to serve partners and customers around the world.
Digital Monitoring Products (DMP) is excited to announce the launch of its XTLtouch security panel. Unlike any other DMP security system, the XTLtouch is an enhanced all-in-one, combining DMP’s elegant, intuitive 5-inch graphic touchscreen keypad with the popular XTLplus. All-in-one security system “The XTLtouch represents the natural extension of our proven XT and XTLplus security technology,” says DMP Vice President of Sales Mark NeSmith. “Our XTLplus set the standard for security, fast installations, and ease of operation. We’re taking that technology and designing an enhanced all-in-one system.” Unlike any other all-in-one, the XTLtouch incorporates multiple enhancements, he adds. For instance, it has an external 110db wireless siren that can be placed anywhere. Security installation “The first thing an intruder might do is try to disable the sound maker. But with the XTLtouch, since the siren won’t be coming from the main panel, it’s not alerting the intruder to where the main system is; therefore, it’s more secure.” To ensure the best coverage across the premises, DMP offers the option of installing up to eight wireless sirens To ensure the best coverage across the premises, DMP offers the option of installing up to eight wireless sirens. Placing the sirens away from the keypad also alleviates stress for the end user who’s disarming the system. “If there’s a siren blasting in your ear, and you’re trying to disarm your panel, it’s nearly impossible to think. This takes away that stress.” Entry Check-In Protection If the system isn’t disarmed in the designated delay timeframe, the XTLtouch’s built-in Entry Check-In Protection guarantees that the trouble signal is sent to the monitoring center immediately. In the event of an attack, this is a proactive safeguard against a burglar’s fast tactic to disable the security system before it can send a signal. “Entry Check-In Protection is based on the same reliable check-in technology that we’ve used for years, even for our high-security customers,” NeSmith explains. “Our messages never go through a third-party NOC where they’re re-transmitted. They’re sent to the monitoring center receiver directly.” Identical user interface The XTLtouch also offers flexible installation options. This adds to the system’s security and functionality. “If the best cell reception or wireless coverage is on the second floor, that’s not a problem. You can put the XTLtouch wherever you need to and still add keypads exactly where your customer wants them.” The new XTLtouch can support up to seven additional wireless keypads, all with an identical user interface as the main unit. According to NeSmith, “With only one keypad format to learn, users don’t get confused about the way their system functions operate.” Not only is it easy to operate, but the XTLtouch also installs quickly and easily Commercial and residential security Not only is it easy to operate, but the XTLtouch also installs quickly and easily. Options include table top, wall mount or in-wall installations. “That’s part of delivering a complete security solution. These options ensure fast and easy installations while fitting the end user’s preferences.” Compared to other all-in-one systems, the XTLtouch is one of the most compact. And yet, packed into that keypad-sized alarm panel are the same high-security features that commercial and residential customers have come to expect from DMP: 99 zones of 900 MHz Two-Way Wireless, built-in Wi-Fi and LTE communication, as well as Z-Wave Plus support, all included in the base unit. Video integration The XTLtouch also includes all the system automation features that consumers crave, giving them the ability to control lights, locks, and thermostats as they come and go or use the new Custom Actions programming to automate up to 20 different user programmable scripts. Consumers can add video integration with multiple options and control it all from the Virtual Keypad app or VirtualKeypad.com browser. “We’re very excited about the XTLtouch — no other all-in-one offers this kind of powerful and flexible solution,” NeSmith concludes. “Plus, it’s competitively priced. We believe it’s going to allow us to more aggressively compete in the residential and small commercial markets.”
Digital Monitoring Products (DMP) is excited to announce integrations with two leading suppliers of video surveillance solutions! Now you can use OpenEye and Hikvision as commercial video options with any DMP system with the Virtual Keypad app or browser. DMP-OpenEye-Hikvision software integration “This gives your customers the ability to view their Hikvision and OpenEye NVR cameras, all through Virtual Keypad Access or the Virtual Keypad app,” says Mark Hillenburg, executive director of Marketing for DMP. “Both of these companies are leading providers of locally recorded video solutions and will allow you to deliver greater value to your customers.” Earlier this year, OpenEye integrated with DMP XR Series intrusion and access control panels that enabled panel events to be sent to OpenEye's network-based video platforms. “OpenEye has proven to be a great partner to work with,” Hillenburg adds. “We’re looking forward to working with both companies going forward. Dealers should look for more announcements on additional video capabilities coming soon.” OpenEye integration with DMP XR Series panels The integration of these recorded video options into the Virtual Keypad app or browser is a giant leap for dealers who want to offer all their solutions — intrusion, access control, and now fully featured video using some of the industry's best video solutions, all in a single user interface. The current SecureCom Video cameras and their 20-second clips are great for small commercial and residential options. Now, larger customers can add dozens of cameras or NVRs into their systems with no extra cost.
Eyecloud Cam, smart home security camera, is now available via a Kickstarter campaign. Aimed at keeping house, family and belongings safe, Eyecloud Cam ensures affordable security with a single Eyecloud Cam costing less than $100. Eyecloud Cam home security camera Eyecloud Cam is a home security camera that constantly monitors the safety of the family and home by putting one of the most advanced computer vision AI technology right inside the camera. After positively identifying a threat, Eyecloud Cam sends out a notification with a description of the event, with unprecedented accuracy as to why it has chosen to send out this alarm. To make a Smart Home even more safe, Eyecloud is working on making the Eyecloud Cam fully compatible with Amazon Alexa. Computer vision AI technology Eyecloud Cam is completely cordless and requires no base station to operate The Eyecloud Cam is stylish, yet compact and discrete. Put the easy-to-mount Eyecloud Cam at the precise location to facilitate 24-hour detection and surveillance. An Eyecloud Cam at the front door can monitor visitors, inside the home, the Eyecloud Cam can warn of intruders, watch over pets and children, or could help provide early warning of safety incidents. To ensure the safety of property, put an Eyecloud Cam in the backyard or watch over the garage. With its long six-month battery life, onboard AI, and 8GB of local storage, Eyecloud Cam ensures all-round residential, family, and property security, even while power and internet access are unavailable. Eyecloud Cam is completely cordless and requires no base station to operate. Configurable for alert situations The cam's smart technology can tell the difference between intruders, visitors, acquaintances, or kids playing in the backyard, and sends alerts only when it detects unusual events. For privacy reasons, the Eyecloud Cam will send a text notification warning to all the connected users, who can then open the app to find out the real reason for the alert. The Eyecloud Cam is completely configurable for alert situations, from snapshots or videos, the owner is in complete control.
Cathexis is proud to be exhibiting at Security Essen from 25-28 September 2018 at the Messe Essen Exhibition Centre, in the City of Essen, Germany. Cathexis is a globally recognised Video Management Software (VMS) Developer, with over two decades of expertise in providing world-class Video Surveillance Software solutions to the international market. Cathexis will be showcasing CathexisVision 2018 which offers feature-rich functionality and ease of installation and use for a range of vertical markets such as Retail, Manufacturing, Banking, Healthcare, Mining, Education, Transport, Business Parks, City Surveillance, Government, Remote Monitoring, as well as Residential and Commercial Property sectors. Effective surveillance solutions CathexisVision Video Surveillance Management Software provides clients with sophisticated features and seamless third-party integrations The CathexisVision Video Surveillance Management Software provides clients with sophisticated features and seamless third-party integrations which ensure efficient and effective surveillance solutions that reap maximum returns on investment. CathexisVision boasts an open platform that supports the world’s most popular IP camera brands, allowing for the speedy setup of hundreds of on-site cameras in a matter of minutes, and guaranteeing the best solution for each unique application. CathexisVision features such as Advanced Search Tools dramatically speeds up the process of viewing pre-recorded footage, while Adjacent Camera Mapping effectively tracks a suspect through multiple camera scenes. Other notable features include Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR), Camera Parameter Cloning, Failover, Video Wall and Video Analytics. Powerful Video Analytics Powerful Video Analytics suites improve the overall effectiveness of the system by analysing vast amounts of data and generating actionable information. The system automatically pinpoints significant incidents allowing for immediate action. In a nutshell, the CathexisVision features improve the user’s overall experience and ability to efficiently manage a control room environment. Third-party system integration is perhaps one of the most successful and differentiating features of CathexisVision. This VMS has the capability to integrate various third-party systems like Access Control, Point of Sale, Alarm Panels and Fire Panels and many more with predetermined actions. Hardware tool enables users to enter camera and storage parameters, and automatically generates the recommended recording Health monitoring system Cathexis has also developed web-based hardware and license design tools to assist installers in designing the best system for their application. The hardware tool enables users to enter camera and storage parameters, and automatically generates the recommended recording client servers for each project. With Automatic Failover Redundancy, CathexisVision experiences zero-downtime in the event of a server recording failure. The reliability of the system goes hand-in-hand with the kind of stability that customers have come to expect from Cathexis, such as its unique Health Monitoring system, which ensures integrity through the provision of automated warnings of any possible impending failure. It has always been the objective of Cathexis to supply more than just products, but integrated solutions that deliver a real return on investment.
Stockport Homes is installing a new breed of digital noticeboards at residential tower block properties managed on behalf of Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council. These innovative new screens are being installed in communal areas by OpenView Security Solutions, the UK’S largest privately owned independent security company and a national supplier of fire, electrical and mechanical services to the public and private housing sector, and will provide real-time information to improve communications with residents. Internet-enabled device According to Matthew Platt, Asset Manager at Stockport Homes: “Having a successful longstanding partnership with OpenView Security Solutions, we asked them to recommend a digital solution that would enhance the way that we communicate with residents to alert them of works such as lift maintenance and other important information. This rolling programme of installations demonstrates our ongoing commitment to enhance service provision to all residents across Stockport.” The digital noticeboards, manufactured by Intratone, comprise an IP65 rated 15 inch colour screenThe digital noticeboards, manufactured by Intratone, comprise an IP65 rated 15 inch colour screen with options for surface or flush-fit mountings according to the requirements of each location. They are quick and easy to install and update using a free and secure cloud-based website, enabling the information to be updated remotely in real-time using any internet-enabled device without requiring site managers to visit each location individually. Innovative solution The notice boards use GSM technology so there is no need for any wireless networks to be installed. This links all properties managed by Stockport Homes and, as well as alerting residents about essential maintenance, can also be used to provide information such as weather forecasts, events, meetings and other local news. Jack Wylie North UK Sales manager for Intratone, added: “It was a pleasure working with Openview on this project as they really supported the product from start to finish. Stockport Homes will now reap the benefits of this innovative solution by being able to communicate information with their residents quickly and easily.”
CaleyLock Edinburgh was established in 1973 and is one of the longest established locksmiths in Edinburgh – the current owners took it over in 2011 and moved into their brand-new purpose-built premises in December 2017. CaleyLock installs and commissions as well as builds cylinders and padlocks in-house and their main customers belong to utilities, commercial, high-end residential, banking, local authorities and leisure sectors. When preparing to move to their new premises, they needed a security solution which would not only secure their premises, but also enable them to create a Showroom for customers – this is where CLIQ from Abloy came in. CaleyLock worked together with Abloy UK to install CLIQ throughout their premises to secure a number of external and internal doors. A key benefit that CaleyLock have gained from the installation of CLIQ is the ability to change access rights for employees CLIQ monitoring & access solutions A key benefit that CaleyLock have gained from the installation of CLIQ is the ability to change access rights for people including employees, and monitor the access to restricted areas. The owners also now have peace of mind that nobody can access unauthorised areas outside of work hours and lost or stolen keys can easily be deleted from the system. CaleyLock are also delighted to now have a CLIQ Showroom to be able to demonstrate PROTEC2 CLIQ from Abloy to customers and end-users in a real-life working environment, which has proven to be efficient in displaying the benefits that CLIQ can bring to any organisation, big or small. Ross McKay, Director of CaleyLock Edinburgh said of the installation “We find CLIQ is working really well for us, as our new premises are purpose built – there were no locks installed initially so this has been a great upgrade to the security. As part of the system, we also have a low energy Bluetooth key which is ideal for people working in remote areas as we can see from the audit trail who has accessed specific sites, and when.”
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.
DUOX, the Fermax 2 Wire digital system using stylish VEO video monitors was the system of choice for DUK Construction LTD responsible for the installation of electrical and security systems in this prestigious new development in South London consisting of 88 apartments and 5 communal entrances together with 13 bike and bin storage areas. DUOX access control system The Fermax system combines the modern innovative 2 wire DUOX access control system with high specification 316 MARINE grade stainless steel door entry panels, laser cut at the Fermax manufacturing facility in Valencia, Spain and specifically designed to meet the needs of the project by integrating a stylish proximity access control reader at each entry point. Networked CCTV also provided by Fermax UK completed the site security and door entry system The system provides ease of access for residents, visitors and trades people as well as offering a host of features for residents using the new DUOX VEO monitor installed in each apartment. As well as its elegant design the VEO monitor complete with handset provides the added PHOTOCALLER feature which enables residents to capture and store images of visitors who have called their apartment from the entrance panel while they were away. Networked CCTV also provided by Fermax UK completed the site security and door entry system. Fermax 2 wire DUOX system System design and onsite technical support by the Fermax engineering and commercial team ensured that the project was completed on time and to specification. DUK Construction project manager commented “The Fermax 2 wire DUOX system was very easy to install and we were given excellent support from Fermax UK in the face of very tight schedules and a number of technical challenges. We are delighted with the system solution provided by Fermax.” If you want to know more about DUOX advantages, download our e-book. Discover the power of digital in 2 wires!
ProdataKey (PDK), an innovator of cloud-based networked and wireless access control products and services, and Dwelo LLC, a provider of smart-home solutions purpose-built for apartment owners, managers and residents, has announced a partnership that is seamlessly integrating PDK’s cloud access control technology into the Dwelo smart apartment platform. Dwelo’s web and mobile software, which currently offers apartment dwellers the ability to control smart devices such as light switches, thermostats and door deadbolts for their individual units, has added features to manage access to common areas of their building or community, such as entry gates, clubhouse, gym and laundry facilities. These spaces can now be secured by PDK’s cloud access control solution, pdk.io, providing apartment property managers and owners with valuable operational efficiencies. The administrative software interface, not visible to residents, enables management to easily establish and enforce authorised hours of use for common facilities. An audit trail reports all traffic into the property, including any one-time credentials issued by residents, which can be used to assist in investigations in cases of theft or vandalism. When residents move out, their access to unit, common, and perimeter access is immediately deactivated, eliminating the risks that accompany traditional keys that would otherwise remain in circulation. The system is subscription based, with property managers able to recoup the cost in both efficiencies and enhanced revenue Scalable and affordable security solutions Beyond operational efficiencies, residents can unlock perimeter and common doors or gates using the same mobile app they use to control their apartments. In addition, they have the ability to use their phones or computers to generate temporary, one-time credentials that allow visitors, delivery and service people to gain access as needed. These features add to the conveniences afforded to residents living in Dwelo-enabled smart apartments. Both Dwelo and PDK have built successful businesses by leveraging the power of cloud technology to create scalable, affordable solutions that offer unprecedented ease of installation for contractors and simple usability for customers. With their combined areas of expertise in home automation and security, together they see an opportunity to serve a large and generally neglected market sector – apartment renters who desire the same smart home technological conveniences as today’s home owners and seek out communities that offer those smart home solutions. The Dwelo/PDK solution is available for both new construction and retrofits. After an initial per-unit installation charge, the system is subscription based, with property managers able to recoup the cost in both efficiencies and enhanced revenue. Enhanced apartment living “Dwelo is thrilled to be partnering with such an innovative company as PDK. PDK is a technology leader in the electronic access control space, and Dwelo and its customers are already benefitting from their forward-thinking approach to access." Our partnership will bring tangible benefits to all stakeholders involved within the multi-family residential market sector" "The consolidation of smart home control and perimeter and common area access control, in one platform, is a powerful marriage for multifamily property owners. We look forward, with PDK, to crafting more solutions that address the specific needs of these customers,” says Mike Rovito, CEO of Dwelo, LLC. “PDKs solution has been embraced by customers in the commercial sector for its simple ease of use and platform flexibility. Our wireless and PoE options allow for cost-effective takeover of legacy equipment, while supporting new construction projects with all the benefits derived from leveraging the network." "Our mantra, simplicity without compromise, dovetails perfectly with Dwelo’s corporate mission to enhance apartment living through easily accessible IoT technology. Our partnership will bring tangible benefits to all stakeholders involved within the multi-family residential market sector,” says Evan Tree, CEO of ProdataKey.
The Signature Park Condominium is a seven-year-old development in the West of Singapore. The 928-units residential building boasts resort facilities and is located near a popular shopping and dining district as well as a nature reserve. Located in a high-traffic area, the property can be easily accessed by members of the public, compromising security for the residents. Visitors and others could easily walk into Signature Park. Residential safety and security Concerned for the safety and security of the residents as well as the property, the Management Council of Signature Park decided to erect three gates and issue access cards to the residents. This will allow nearly 3,000 residents to come and go freely, while visitors will be screened by the Security Officers at both guard posts before gaining access into the development. The Managing Agent of Signature Park contacted JOINTECH Enterprise Pte Ltd, a local HID Corporation partner with over 15 years’ experience in providing high-quality access control solutions. JOINTECH was one of the three companies invited to present an access control solution to Signature Park. The Management Council and Managing Agent also felt comfortable with the product because of the strength of the HID brand HID access control system After deliberation and evaluation, JOINTECH and Signature Park recognised that HID’s iCLASS contactless smart cards with iCLASS R10 contactless smart card readers would meet the need of an access control system for the estate. The Management Council and Managing Agent also felt comfortable with the product because of the strength of the HID brand, even though the HID solution was slightly more expensive than the other options presented by other competitors. iCLASS contactless smart cards Once the decision was made, the HID iCLASS contactless smart card readers were installed at the three access gates. The iCLASS readers were ideal because of their long-read range, adding convenience for residents. The Managing Agent of Signature Park was pleased with the iCLASS contactless smart cards because of their read/write capability as well as the fact that the cards could be branded with the condominium logo complete with distinctive gold accents. The most challenging part of the project was on the data entry and distribution of the 3,000 contactless smart cards to the residents; however, it was successfully accomplished by the competency of the Managing Agent, CHAN KOK HONG Property Consultants Pte Ltd. In conclusion, the residents of Signature Park are pleased with the HID access control system that has now been in place for several months, especially during this period where terrorism is rampant. Security in the estate is tightened greatly with less trespassers.