In their commitment to continuous improvement, Pyronix are delighted to add voice push notifications to both iOS and Android versions of ProControl+. This feature is available now; users may have even already received them for events on their systems. Integrated life safety devices “We’ve listened to market demands and this is a feature that was very much sought, so we are very pleased to implement this,” Laurence Kenny, Pyronix Marketing Manager, said. If there is an alarm...
ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, the global provider in door opening solutions, is offering guidance on recent updates to BS 8300, the standard governing inclusive building access, and how they affect the commercial sector. A British standard setting out how buildings should be designed, constructed and maintained to create an accessible environment for disabled people, BS 8300 was first introduced in 2009. The standard is consistently updated to take account of impor...
Vanderbilt, a global provider of state-of-the-art security systems, announced the release of a new range of SPC Wireless devices. The range of devices include detectors, panic buttons, fobs, and a transceiver. The devices are discreet and tasteful in design with sleek and modern lines to complement the interior styles of many environments, such as retail stores and apartment buildings. “At Vanderbilt, we are pleased to announce the expansion of the SPC intrusion detection family with the...
STANLEY Product and Technology, a provider of security, access control and door entry solutions, will be showcasing the latest innovations from its PACOM and PAC GDX brands at IFSEC 2018. Specialising in integrated security solutions, for over 35 years PACOM has been trusted by some of the most prestigious organisations around the world in sectors such as banking and finance, healthcare, education, critical infrastructure, logistics, telecommunications and utilities. By visiting Stand F222 vis...
SphereVision has added a smoke simulation feature to its 360-degree imaging software to aid training, emergency planning and incident management. Specifically designed for fire and rescue teams, a variable density smoke layer can be applied to the 360-degree imagery allowing first responders to assess fire equipment, alarms and exit routes, and plan and train for a variety of incidents. A SphereVision Project, complete with site layouts and maps, embedded photographs and site documentation, ca...
DMP is pleased to announce its integration with the OpenEye Web Services platform. OpenEye is a provider of Cloud-managed video surveillance solutions. This integration will enable users to receive a video push alert from OpenEye Web Services whenever a DMP XR Series control panel event occurs. OpenEye Web Service users may also easily retrieve video from associated cameras by searching for DMP control panel events in the Apex thin client or Command Station desktop software. Communication betwe...
Interlogix, a provider of security and life safety solutions, has launched new products to make home and commercial security more convenient and effective, including two 5-inch, full-colour LCD secondary touch screen controllers for the Simon and Concord security systems. Interlogix also introduced a new photoelectric smoke detector with built-in heat and freeze sensors and a new Command Button for controlling home automation tasks. Interlogix is part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. The Simon full-color, LCD secondary touch screen is an ideal way to provide up to four additional points of system control throughout a home. The screens quickly and seamlessly connect to the Simon panel using the Interlogix wireless protocol.The Concord 5-inch touch screen provides home and business owners with at-a-glance status information to conveniently control their Concord system Home and business security monitoring When installed with a Simon panel equipped with Alarm.com services, the touch screens enable control of other functions including Z-Wave wireless lights, thermostats, door locks and other appliances. The 5-inch touch screen provides status icons to identify open windows and doors, last motion detected and a ‘my property’ icon that covers all other areas on the system. A built-in rechargeable battery provides backup power in case of an outage. The Concord 5-inch touch screen provides home and business owners with at-a-glance status information to easily and conveniently control their Concord system. The screen supports multi-partition control and system arming. Integrated speakers provide chime and siren sounds, notifying system owners of alarm conditions. Convenient system control Power is supplied and backed up by the panel battery. Multiple screens can be added, the total number dependent on power requirements of other system devices. The touch screen is compatible with Concord 4 security system versions 4.5 or later. “It only takes a glance at these 5-inch touch screens to see the status of a home or business owner’s security system,” said Michael Chiavacci, general manager, Interlogix, North America. “They can be placed in multiple locations to provide more convenient system control.”The units are compatible with the Interlogix Simon, NetworX, Concord and UltraSync alarm panels Smoke detectors with wireless connectivity The Interlogix SDX-135Z photoelectric smoke detector with heat and freeze sensors uses wireless connectivity to ensure when one unit senses smoke, all detectors on the network will go into alarm mode. The detectors can be used simultaneously as a smoke/heat detector and freeze sensor - which alerts users if surrounding area temperature drops below a certain point. They feature a 10-year sealed battery and continually monitored operational status, providing a visual notification of network or unit failure. The units are compatible with the Interlogix Simon, NetworX, Concord and UltraSync alarm panels. Enhanced automation capability The new Interlogix Command Button is a compact device that can be used to control individual Z-Wave devices and trigger multi-device automations. “Control of lights, locks and other devices using an Interlogix security panel has never been easier,” said Chiavacci. “Now with a single push, the compact and wireless Interlogix Command Button can trigger up to three different, simultaneous automations on the UltraSync system and other Interlogix panels paired with Alarm.com interactive services.” The button’s low-profile design makes it perfect for enhancing automation capability throughout homes and small businesses. The new touch screens, smoke detector and Command Button are available from Interlogix dealers throughout North America.
FLIR Systems, Inc. introduced the F-Series ID, a high-resolution thermal security camera with onboard analytics. The latest addition to FLIR’s F-Series family of premium thermal security cameras, the F-Series ID features a best-in-class 640x480 FLIR thermal sensor with up to 300 percent greater thermal sensitivity than previous F-Series models to provide crisp, detail-rich imagery in low-contrast conditions. The F-Series ID yields better image and range performance in the trusted F-Series form factor, setting the standard for critical infrastructure customers needing threat detection and alarm assessment. The F-Series ID provides wide-to-narrow coverage that reduces the number of cameras needed to monitor fence lines, perimeters, and open areas Reliable intrusion detection The F-Series ID detects potential intruders in both low or zero light conditions, and its built-in analytics classify human and vehicular targets that pose a risk. At the same time, the F-Series ID ignores innocuous targets, such as wandering animals or swaying tree limbs, that might otherwise trigger nuisance alarms. The result is more reliable detection with fewer false alarms in total darkness or through sun glare, smoke, dust, and light fog. With five lens options, including 44, 25, 17, 12 and 8.6-degree field of views, the F-Series ID provides wide-to-narrow coverage that reduces the number of cameras needed to monitor fence lines, perimeters, and open areas. Combined with FLIR’s custom Automatic Gain Control (AGC) and Digital Detail Enhancement (DDE), the F-Series ID offers superior image contrast and sharpness. PTZ cameras for autonomous tracking Offering simple plug-and-play installation and automatic calibration, the F-Series ID is certified for integration with most major third-party video management systems (VMS), as well as FLIR’s United VMS. The F-Series ID’s onboard analytics can even hand off intruders to other FLIR pan-tilt-zoom cameras installed at a site for autonomous tracking, which is a significant benefit for security operation centers. The F-Series ID comes with FLIR’s industry-leading 10-year thermal sensor warranty and three-year camera warranty and will be available for order in the second quarter of 2018 through established FLIR dealers and integrators. FLIR will demo the new F-Series ID and its entire line of security solutions from April 11 – 13 at ISC West (Booth #18059).
Ecolink, a brand in security and home automation products from Universal Electronics, will showcase the latest and most advanced wireless sensors and solutions at ISC West 2018, booth #2043 in April. This year, Ecolink will address the increasingly vital need for pro-security dealers to differentiate themselves across the smart home market in response to growing demand and competition. With more than 30 years of innovation and an unparalleled breadth of solutions, the Ecolink brand continues to offer pro-security dealers unprecedented access to the highest quality, cost-effective wireless products. Product demos will include: Wireless door/window sensor with local bypass –Designed for optimal RF range and reliable detection for all 345MHz and 433MHz compatible security control panels. The patented bypass feature reduces false alarms while making the system easier to use. One of the thinnest sensors on the market, each box contains both brown and white colour options to blend into the decor of any home easily. Hardwired to wireless takeover module – Easily converts up to 8 hardwired zones into 8 independent wireless zones. Fully battery powered, with up to 10-year battery life. Compatible with all 345MHz systems this product will significantly reduce your installation time and cost. Wireless remote fob – An easy-to-use, 4-button wireless remote that is water resistant and features exceptional wireless range. Easily the industry’s most attractive and high-end ‘feeling’ remote ever. FireFighter – A simple and reliable safeguard that enhances existing UL smoke and carbon monoxide detection sensors by wirelessly associating them an existing home security system.
Dahua Technology, solution provider in the global video surveillance industry, has launched HDCVI-IoT product series - a crucial component of HDCVI 4.0, a revolutionary concept first put forward by Dahua early last year. IoT (Internet of Things) means linking devices together. HDCVI-IoT is an IoT infrastructure based upon HDCVI technology, offering a comprehensive ecosystem linking conventional HD-over-Coax video and audio data with sensor information (such as temperature & humidity) and alarms. This offers users potential risk warnings with visual evidence, allowing them to secure personnel and property across all dimensions. HDCVI-IoT includes the following devices: Linca Series As a 2MP HDCVI Temperature and Humidity Camera, DH-HAC-LC1220T-TH records and uploads video with real-time environmental information using built-in temperature & humidity sensor, perceiving sudden changes for early warning. It boasts a detection range of -40℃~60℃ /10-95%RH with an accuracy of ±2℃ /±5%RH. DH-HAC-LC1200SL-W is a 2MP HDCVI Gateway Camera that integrates up to 32 wireless alarm devices such as smoke detector, door contact or siren, to establish a corresponding system providing visual records for triggered alarms, with built-in Airfly transmitter supporting global frequency 433/868/915Mhz. The HDCVI-IoT USB Dongle attached to the XVR enables access to multiple wireless alarm devices MotionEye Series The 8MP/4MP/2MP HDCVI MotionEye Camera specialises in accurate motion detection based on video & built-in PIR. While effectively decreasing the false alarm rate, the camera with a max video output of 25/30fps@4MP/1080P provides intrusion detection with visual alarm verification. The DHI-XVR7000E-4KL-X offers centralised IoT management with user-friendly UI, displaying real-time IoT data and producing statistic reports. With elegant new appearance design, it also supports built-in battery for emergency power-off. The HDCVI-IoT USB Dongle (DH-PFM871A-N) attached to the XVR enables access to multiple wireless alarm devices, such as smoke detectors or door contacts, within a transmission distance up to 500m. Application scenarios When used in a food warehouse, the temperature and humidity must be kept within specific range to reduce damage or danger. With HDCVI-IoT, when the concerning index goes beyond the number you set, the alarm will be triggered instantly. Relics in museums and books in libraries require a strictly controlled storage environment. HDCVI-IoT, while ensuring meticulous monitoring, also records all data in regular reports.Dahua will continue to focus on 'Innovation, Quality, and Service', to serve partners and customers around the world The growth of plants and animals are very sensitive to the environment. HDCVI-IoT, with real-time environmental data superimposed on the monitoring video, optimises management efficiency. Check out HDCVI-IoT at ISC West 2018 during April 11th–13th. By integrating sensing information, video and IoT, HDCVI-IoT offers you comprehensive surveillance. With a mission of 'Enabling a Safer Society and Smarter Living', Dahua will continue to focus on 'Innovation, Quality, and Service', to serve partners and customers around the world.
SIA Government Relations Manager Joe Hoellerer will appear before the Vermont Senate, as a witness in opposition to S. 180, the Vermont Fair Repair Act. The Security Industry Association (SIA) has concerns that requirements in the legislation would harm companies in the security industry, where SIA represents more than 800 corporate members, many of them manufacturers. The bill would force original equipment manufacturers (OEM) to disclose proprietary source code, diagnostic and repair information to independent repair providers, potentially jeopardising the security and cybersecurity of certain equipment and voiding related warranties proven to benefit and protect consumers, Hoellerer said in testimony submitted to State Sen. Michael Sirotkin and the Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs. Electronic security equipment “We understand the intention of this legislation is to provide consumers with the freedom and flexibility to fix everyday consumer devices, such as smartphones, tablets, televisions and computers. However, due to the overly broad and vague definition of ‘equipment,’ which seemingly encompasses all digital electronic equipment, our member companies would be forced to comply with this burdensome legislation if enacted into law,” Hoellerer said. Traditional manufacturers in the security industry build video cameras, carbon monoxide detectors, fire alarms, advanced locks and other critical equipment. Should they disclose proprietary diagnostic and reparation information, manufacturers would have no choice but to place the integrity of their security equipment into the hands of individuals who do not have the requisite skills to fix defects in such highly specialised equipment. We must enable manufacturers to ensure the efficacy and integrity of their products" Towards collaborative resolution In one scenario, Hoellerer raised the possibility that an independent repair provider might fix a home security system. What happens when a house is then burgled? The Vermont legislation does not address who would be liable for damages in this case, whether the OEM or an independent repair provider who may have failed to fully fix the problem. “Malfunctions can cause real, physical harm. We must enable manufacturers to ensure the efficacy and integrity of their products,” Hoellerer said. “By placing intricate repair information into the possession of uncertified independent repair providers, S. 180 is in fact, exposing consumers to more potential risk.” SIA seeks a collaborative resolution where the Vermont General Assembly works with the private sector to address any concerns.
Bosch has updated its Building Integration System (BIS) software to Version 4.5. The latest BIS features: Access control that is easier to use, more flexible and even more secure; integration of new or updated Bosch video surveillance, fire alarm and public address systems; and auditing of configuration changes. A key function of BIS is access control. This allows authorised people to enter various areas of a building or site and keeps unauthorised people out. Version 4.5 makes enrollment (and de-enrollment) of authorised people easier, more flexible and more secure. Easier, more flexible, more secure Easier, because: it now integrates fingerprints into the cardholder management dialogue and does not require third party software anymore. Also, enrollment can now be done remotely on any access reader in the system. More flexible, because: the enrollment dialogue via masks and processes are no longer static, but can be customised by the user; identification photos from any USB camera can be used; and access badges can be flexibly designed and printed with barcodes. More secure, because Microsoft Windows Server 2016 supports BIS 4.5 for best cyber protection. Communications throughout BIS are transmitted at a higher encryption level than ever before. Advanced features BIS 4.5 can communicate with and control more Bosch subsystems than before. New additions include: Alarm video plugins for the latest Bosch and ONVIF cameras as well as Bosch DIVAR network and hybrid recorders Smoke and fire detection in Bosch AVIOTEC cameras Monitoring and management of calls on Bosch’s PAVIRO Public Address System. All these components can be controlled by a single operator at a central point. Audited configuration With Version 4.5, all configuration history is captured in a database that records who did what and when they did it. This provides an audit trail that helps colleagues know what each other is doing or has done and aids investigation of past events. 4.5 is first. All these upgrades in Version 4.5 help BIS to be the premium system on offer. It is easy to use, flexible and even more secure. It integrates more equipment than ever, and it audits its own configuration. BIS is well-equipped to monitor and manage, from a central control room, a building or a complex or a full network of stations across a public transport system. It also improves handling of changing and remote workforces and in generating an audit trail to comply with internal or external regulations.
Headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria, manufacturing company Mouka Limited has built a position on the country’s household and industrial markets since its founding in 1959. With 800 employees and production facilities in Lagos, Benin and Kaduna, Mouka is now Nigeria’s foremost supplier of branded mattresses and foam-based products for sleep solutions. Products such as foam blocks, beddings and duvets, and polyurethane blocks are widely available throughout retail and wholesale channels in Nigeria. Due to the highly flammable nature of foam and polyurethane materials, fire safety at manufacturing facilities is a prime concern. However, when Mouka Limited was looking for a solution that detects fire and smoke in less than 30 seconds – before fire can spread and potentially harm employees – the market had nothing to offer. The reason: Common point-type detectors, detecting smoke particles in the air, rely on smoke particles to rise, which can take several minutes – especially when detectors are mounted on high warehouse ceilings. Provides additional information Fortunately, Bosch offers an innovative product sensitive enough: AVIOTEC, a VdS-certified solution for visual fire monitoring detecting smoke and flames at the source, which is much faster than common point-type detectors. Software inside each device analyzes the video images for visual patterns associated with fires like specific motion and shape characteristics or color changes. When connected to IP-based video management solutions the video images provide additional information e.g. for alarm verification or localization of the fire. AVIOTEC was much closer to the insurance’s requirements than any other solution on the market. Working closely with the teams at the three Mouka Limited factories in Lagos, Benin and Kaduna, Bosch provided 34 AVIOTEC devices for video-based fire detection, alarm sounders, strobes and a third-party sprinkler system, all connected to a Bosch addressable Fire Panel 1200 Series. Ability to detect flame and smoke at a very early stage, Bosch video-based fire detection system is a real assetShorten alarm response times With its ability to detect flame and smoke at a very early stage, the Bosch video-based fire detection system is a real asset at all three facilities. First, it significantly raises the safety of hundreds of employees at Mouka Limited factories. Second, it shortens alarm response times and thereby minimizes the risk of potential damage to equipment and product inventories. And third, analysis of video images of a fire allows for root cause analysis after an incident. In addition, the fact that the system offers fire detection at industry-leading speeds has been appreciated by the insurance provider responsible for setting the insurance premium for Mouka Limited’s facilities. Meanwhile, word about the new state of the art in early fire detection at industrial manufacturing sites is spreading throughout Nigeria – and beyond.
A security system provided by Hikvision USA Inc., the North American company that offers video surveillance products and solutions, was installed by Holmes Security Systems to provide full coverage security and remote monitoring for a custom home built by Whitney Blair Custom Homes and sponsored by Southern Living Magazine. Established in 1966 and published by Time Inc., Southern Living Magazine is one of the largest lifestyle brands in the country. The Southern Living Idea House is a custom home built annually that showcases top-of-the-line residential products and technologies. The 2017 Idea House was built on Bald Head Island in North Carolina and features a Hikvision security system. “Every year, we create an idyllic house that inspires millions of Southern Living readers with design and decorating ideas they can steal for themselves. Using the South's best architects, builders, designers, and landscapers, we reimagine the ultimate Southern home and bring it to life in the magazine, on southernliving.com, and on our social platforms. Now in its 28th year, no franchise is more eagerly anticipated by our audience than the Southern Living Idea House,” said Sid Evans, editor in chief of Southern Living.Holmes Security offered professional expertise and the Hikvision security camera system delivered high quality results Remote monitoring access Bald Head Island in North Carolina is known for its multi-million dollars vacation homes. The video surveillance equipment had to provide security with remote monitoring access for the homeowner. Whitney Blair Custom Homes, a major builder on Bald Head Island, sought out the expertise of Holmes Security Systems, a 109-year old security company with offices in both Fayetteville and Wilmington, NC. “It was an honor to be selected by Southern Living Magazine to be the builder for the 2017 Idea Home. Our success depends on the quality of our trade partners and their product selection, especially with an accelerated schedule and limited access with transportation by boat only. Holmes Security offered professional expertise and the Hikvision security camera system delivered high quality results with a design that fit the home’s style,” said Jeff Sanderson, president of Whitney Blair Custom Homes. Monitored fire alarm system Every house on Bald Head Island is required to have a monitored smoke and fire alarm system. Holmes Security owns and operates its own UL-listed central monitoring station, which influenced Whitney Blair’s decision to choose Holmes as a security partner. Other important considerations for the security system included aesthetics and functionality. As a Southern Living Idea home, it required innovative technology that could withstand a range of temperatures while being elegant and discreet. The video surveillance system had to blend seamlessly into the décor.Covering the indoor and outdoor space while keeping the camera placement discreet was challenging Security installation challenges The installation posed many, varied challenges. Bald Head Island is a car-free barrier island accessible only by boat and located about 35 miles south of Wilmington, N.C. All personnel, tools, and equipment had to travel to the island each day by ferry and then, once on the island, by golf cart. The Idea House is a two-story, 3,273 square foot structure with a separate two-door golf cart garage, topped by a crofter – a separate flexible living space similar to a mother-in-law suite with a kitchen, bathroom and bedroom/sitting area. The home boasts more than 1,300 square feet of outdoor living space with a paved patio, backyard fire pit, outdoor kitchen and lounge area. “Covering the indoor and outdoor space while keeping the camera placement discreet was challenging,” said Dave Foster, sales and marketing manager for Holmes Security Systems. “Also, the Idea House was completed in an amazing six-month timeframe. The accelerated construction schedule meant that deadlines were tight, and subcontractors were stumbling over each other at times. Communication with the builder, other subcontractors, our supplier, and our own installation team was key.” Full-coverage security Holmes Security recommended and installed an eight channel Hikvision DS-7608NI-E2/8P NVR with four terabytes (TB) of storage, paired with a Hikvision DS-D5021FC 21-inch monitor and six cameras to provide a customised, full-coverage security solution for the home. The builder wanted to store up to two weeks of video. Holmes Security selected the four terabyte Hikvision NVR for its capacity to store up to four weeks of video. The NVR was easy for Holmes Security to install and program and is also designed to be easy to use for the future homeowner. Five Hikvision DS-2CD2332-I Outdoor Turret cameras were installed to completely encircle the exterior of the home. Hikvision’s EXIR enhanced technology has built-in IR LEDs housed in a window separate from the camera lens to deliver superior viewing and recording quality in low light conditions, an important feature as Bald Head Island gets very dark at night.Whitney Blair included a second-floor equipment room to provide the homeowner with 24/7 access to video footage from an NVR Round-the-clock access to video footage Locations were chosen carefully to ensure key areas of the home would have coverage. The front and rear porches were equipped with turret cameras to view the front and rear doors, and one turret camera was installed to cover the garage door. The additional outdoor turrets were deployed to give the best angle of surveillance along the sides of the house. For the interior of the home, a Hikvision DS-2CD2532F-I Compact Dome camera was installed inside the front corner of the living room to cover living and dining areas. The dome camera captures the entire open space and provides good coverage of the front and rear doors while its low-profile blends seamlessly into the design. Whitney Blair included a second-floor equipment room to house the NVR and the monitor, to provide the homeowner with 24/7 access to video footage. Tailored security system with remote viewing Hikvision’s iVMS software provides remote viewing that will allow the future homeowner to access the camera feed from their smartphone, tablet or computer when away from the home.Southern Living donated a portion of each ticket sold to benefit the Old Baldy Foundation “Southern Living looks to the builder and subcontractors to offer innovative solutions that fit our vision for the design. Holmes Security recommended the Hikvision security camera system, and it met all the functional needs for security at the Idea House while delivering great aesthetics that blended with the décor,” said Misty Chandler, marketing manager at Time Inc. Once completed, the 2017 Southern Living Idea House was open for public tours, with thousands of people viewing the home. Southern Living donated a portion of each ticket sold to benefit the Old Baldy Foundation, a nonprofit organisation dedicated to maintaining North Carolina’s oldest lighthouse built in 1817 and located on Bald Head Island. After the initial Open House, Bald Head Island Realty hosted tours while also listing the property for sale. Surveillance expertise Whitney Blair Custom Homes currently has 19 additional Southern Living-inspired homes planned for construction on Bald Head Island. All will include Hikvision security systems. The Southern Living Idea House features the best in construction products and features. By combining aesthetic style, discrete camera placement with HD quality video and remote viewing, Hikvision’s security system provides full coverage for this custom home. Hikvision integrator partner Holmes Security System’s expertise, professionalism and adaptability to construction challenges enabled Southern Living and the home builder to provide the best in residential video surveillance for the future homeowner.
To grasp the current manufacturing trends and seize the Zeitgeist of Industry 4.0, a new smart IoT industrial park in Hangzhou has been put to use by Dahua Technology, a video surveillance solution provider. Dahua Smart (IoT) Industrial Park occupies in total 512 acres in Fuyang district of Hangzhou, about 20 minutes’ drive from Dahua headquarters, designed to host 6000 staff (by 2017, 4500 people have been working/living in the 262 acres of phase one area). With topnotch technologies, personnel, materials and other benefits, Dahua’s smart industrial park will bring productivity and quality to a brand new level. Efficient information integration The automatic production solution based on integrated information system not only grants a higher productivity that significantly shortens the delivery cycle time for Dahua customers, but also a greater flexibility to specialised requests and ever-changing reality.The employment of software such as ERP, PLM, PDM, MES, APS and WMS helps to achieve information integration The employment of software such as ERP, PLM, PDM, MES, APS and WMS helps to achieve information integration, which, combined with industrial cameras, RFID sensory technologies and automation technologies, can integrate personnel, logistics, works, engineering projects and finance from respective sections of production(preparation, assembly, testing, packaging, inspection, shipment), rendering the whole process visible, traceable and digital. The mounter serves as a good synecdoche to illustrate the incredible efficiency of the whole production system. The concerning high-end devices (including mounter, printer, automated optical inspection equipment, Ersa reflow soldering tools, etc.) provided by ASM (originally Siemens) achieve a speed among the fastest in the world. Fast processing According to IPC standard, X4iS, the latest high-speed mounter can process 125,000 components per hour, or 35 per second. X35 multifunctional mounter can do 54000 components per hour, or 15 per second. A production line in X series can enhance the productivity by 2.7 times while reducing the consumption of energy by 52%, comparing to the original production line in D series under the same conditions. Dahua Smart Industrial Park provides the great benefit of internal synergy The faster speed also applies to the development of new molding, since Dahua Smart Industrial Park provides the great benefit of internal synergy, allowing the end-to-end vertical supply chain with marketing, R&D and manufacturing efficiently integrated. The advanced organising system is supported by topnotch equipment, such as MAKINO high-speed graphite processing machine, GF CNC, GF WEDM-LS machine, Hexagon 3D Nikon projectors and electronic displays. With a processing accuracy of +/-0.002 to +/-0.005MM, while also supporting CAD / CAM / CAE collaborative development and simultaneous manufacturing, these machines enable Dahua to develop new mechanical molding in as short as 7 days.Higher quality results in less likelihood for products to malfunction especially when they are used in critical situations Time- and cost-saving solution By far, this developing system has already produced high precision molding for Lechange Robots, monitoring cameras in TP1-TC6 series, G20 intelligent head-gears, smoke alarm for fire detectors, etc., all of which proving the effectiveness of the system in shortening the development cycle and keeping the competitive edge with new products in the business. Higher quality saves lots of time and economic costs for clients. Even more importantly, higher quality results in less likelihood for products to malfunction especially when they are used in critical, not-allowed-to-go-wrong situations. Dahua’s products are guaranteed with a higher quality for two reasons: first, Dahua has set a high standard of accuracy in production; second, with a reliability lab at the production end, Dahua has put together an effectively closed loop for quality control in the manufacturing process. Accuracy has always been one vital index defining the manufacturing ability because it directly sets the limit to quality and range of products to be produced. Again, take the mounter mentioned above for example: it can process components, in metric size, as small as 03015(0.3x0.15mm), with a +-0.025mm SMD precision (within the 3-stigma range), boasting world leading performance and capable of covering basically all types of components used in the industry.Dahua industrial camera plays an important role in IoT, providing a closed loop for quality control in the manufacturing process Enhanced vision and intelligent analytics Dahua industrial camera plays an important role in IoT, providing a closed loop for quality control in the manufacturing process, in which all materials, personnel and devices are connected and products are traceable to the specific production line and precise time it got made. Boasting a variety of functions, Dahua industrial cameras are used in different sections of production, enabling automatic assembly, high-precision graphic inspection and product flaw inspection. Through high-definition machine vision, Dahua industrial cameras automatically and precisely locate the components, limiting the assembly error to micron level. Equipped with enhanced vision and intelligent analytics algorithm, the industrial camera can spontaneously detect and recognise flaws in the performance and outlook of products, thus promising not only the volume of cameras production but also the steady quality of each and every one of them.In the future phase, this industrial park is expected to be more intelligent to enable a safer society and smarter living Safe society and smart living Reliability must be put to test, in R&D as well as in manufacturing process. The reliability lab at the production end serves to assure quality by randomly taking products from production lines and put them into reliability tests simulating falling, high/low temperature, worn-out conditions, which are conducted by industry leading testing equipment in the lab. Thus what’s conceived in R&D is confirmed from the production line, the synergy of both ends promising better products (for common use or specialised needs). This lab is also responsible for testing all the raw materials. Thanks to the aforementioned information integration, all tests are automatically conducted, recorded and traceable. In conclusion, Dahua Smart (IoT) Industrial Park is endowed with the latest and world leading manufacturing equipment/system boasting high level automation and intelligence, which is essential to satisfy the ever higher demands from clients in terms of delivery time, specialised use and quality. There is still great potential to this new smart industrial park. It is literally only in its phase one. And in the future phase, it is expected to be more intelligent, to realise client-centred flexible production and to enable a safer society and smarter living.
Nowadays, the telecare sector still relies heavily on traditional systems or even analogue systems, which lags behind the proliferation of smart technology in other sectors. Akuvox, with its blockbuster indoor monitor, is tipping the UK telecare sector towards more humane, proactive and intelligent care through a project involving half a million elderly people living in thousands of care homes. Akuvox's customer, a key telecare service provider in the UK, sought to transform its traditional telecare system to address two crucial problems: long response time to emergency calls and limited extensibility in functionality, which hampered the ramping up of its telecare service. Akuvox's solution enabled smooth and HD audio & video communication, which enjoyed Solutions and benefits Akuvox’s indoor monitor IT82, which enjoys compelling SIP and Android competence, was the silver lining for the customer. It not only delivered stellar user experience for the residents, but also improved their service quality in many ways, by creating a much safer and improved living environment, enhancing the management efficiency and work productivity, and reducing TCO. Surpassing traditional or non-SIP systems, IT82 set off emergency calls in seconds, which is a critical life-saving feature. Moreover, it enabled smooth and HD audio & video communication, which enjoyed Its expertly-tuned Android OS was easy for consolidating all kinds of routine service via apps, such as paying bills and booking repair appointments, which boosted the amenity of residents’ living and mitigated the risk of accident from their running errands from place to place. In contrast, the original non-Android panel was limited in features, and it was also difficult to introduce new functions. The expertly-tuned Android OS was easy for consolidating all kinds of routine service via apps It is also noteworthy that whether it was configuration, firmware upgrading or software updating, they were efficiently carried out in bulk by auto-provisioning or via Akuvox management software. Simple deployment and management The ‘Contact List’ app allows the seniors to easily make hands-free audio or video calls to the monitoring centre, family, friends as well as neighbours. It is a convenient way for them to spend more time together and acquire a sense of belonging and intimacy. The live camera feed from the rooms of bedridden residents enables remote monitoring in real time Alarm activation is easy, prompt and guaranteed. If elders feel unwell or have a fall, they simply pull the cord connected to IT82, and a call for help is immediately dialled out. Also, connected with various sensors, such as door magnet, smoke detector and infrared sensor, IT82 will emit alarm sirens in case of hazards to urge the resident to take preventative action, whilst automatically issuing an alert to the service centre. The built-in camera of IT82 is a boon to the carers. They are able to see the condition of the elderly and the emergency scene during the call, and guide them to take preliminary self-help. In addition, the live camera feed from the rooms of bedridden residents enables remote monitoring in real time. Why Akuvox? Akuvox is a pioneer in SIP and Android-based intercom solutions. Drawing on 12 years of SIP experience and almost 10 years of Android competence, IT82 is one of the few massively-deployed Android indoor monitors worldwide. It not only delivers stable systems, but also possesses exceptional capability of deep customisation.
Krakow is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland and the International Conference and Entertainment Centre (ICE) Krakow is the business and cultural flagship of this beautiful city. The stunning view from the ICE provides its visitors a glance at some of Krakow’s most famous landmarks. Krakow ICE The ICE hosts conferences, exhibitions, parties, seminars and concerts big and small, with audiences ranging from a few dozen to several thousand. The changing space arrangements and the wide range of different events pose challenges to assuring audiences are safe and secure at all times while enjoying best sound and acoustics. Its larger venues present a special challenge to designers of evacuation systems. On the one hand, the sound coming from the evacuation speakers must be loud and intelligible to inform every guest clearly as to what he/she should do. On the other hand, the speakers should be unobtrusive, blending into the background rather than influencing the feel of the performance or audience space. Bosch hemispheric loudspeakers In Krakow, designers found the right mix – thanks to hemispheric loudspeakers from Bosch, which are part of a Bosch Praesideo Public Address and Voice Evacuation system. As a technician puts it: “If we had deployed standard loudspeakers for the evacuation system, we would have needed quite a few to establish an even sound coverage for the entire building. By using the hemispheric ones placed underneath the roof, five loudspeakers were enough to do the job, blending in discreetly with the room aesthetics.” The ICE hosts conferences, exhibitions, parties, seminars and concerts big and small, with audiences ranging from a few dozen to several thousand The evacuation system was just one part of a comprehensive security and communications package at ICE built by Bosch. Almost the complete range of Bosch’s security and communication system portfolio is installed: not just evacuation, but also fire detection, video surveillance, public address, intrusion alarms and access control, as well as conferencing systems. Bosch video surveillance and fire detection The video surveillance in the facility is based on Bosch Video Management System as well as different types of cameras. Some of the cameras are the FLEXIDOME IP panoramic 7000 cameras offering 12-megapixel sensor resolution and high frame rates combined with a fisheye lens. These cameras provide a complete 180-degree or 360-degree overview without blind spots and enable easy capture of moving objects; significantly improving the quality of the video surveillance solution. Decentralized Modular Fire Panel Series 5000 equipped with point-type and linear smoke and heat detectors are responsible for fire detection. Flat Fire Detectors Series 500 offering flush ceiling mounting were installed in representative rooms. All in all, Bosch provided the facility with 2,000 fire detectors. Bosch’s systems helped support and coordinate access control at the venue, without the need for more guards and security agents UNESCO meeting All of them were in top form for an extraordinary event that convened for ten full days in July: The United Nations’ annual Convention for the Protection of World Cultural and Natural Heritage. This is the group that nominates places to be protected as areas of great cultural or natural significance, such as Stonehenge, Glacier Bay or the Great Barrier Reef. Attending the UNESCO meeting were 1,966 delegates, another 1,000 service-providers and journalists and some 700 police and security agents. Nearly 50 ‘side events’ accompanied the 35 main meetings held at the ICE, over 20,000 publications were used, and the audio-visual systems were – understandably – in heavy use. Advanced conferencing solution At the heart of the multi-lingual communication, managing simultaneous interpretations, was an advanced conferencing solution from Bosch, with the Integrus language distribution system and the DCN conferencing solution (receivers for up to 1,500 participants). As one of the technicians noted, these provide great flexibility, covering multiple rooms and allowing easy switches from one room to the other. Also critical to smooth operation of the event was access control. In today’s tense political climate, security must be tight not only within the venue, but outside in the access and parking areas. Bosch’s systems helped support and coordinate this, without ICE needing to lay on more guards and security agents.
Loughborough University has highlighted quality assurance and customer service as key reasons for installing door closers from ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, the global provider of door opening solutions, throughout its many buildings. Loughborough University required a door closer solution that was suitable for all its learning and residential environments, from lecture theatres and seminar rooms to student accommodation and recreational facilities. ASSA ABLOY DC500 CAM-Motion door closer After evaluating the options available, the university chose the DC500 CAM-Motion door closer, which has been designed for applications in public, residential or commercial buildings. Featuring CAM-Motion technology to ensure the door is light to open while retaining its closing power, the DC500 is offered with a standard or height-adjustable guide rail, and can be installed in hinge or non-hinge sides, in either standard or frame applications. The door closer is ideal for single action doors up to 1100mm wide, and suitable for fire and smoke protection doors. Phil Sheppard, Senior Clerk of Works at Loughborough University, explains: “We specify the DC500 door closers from ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions based on two critical factors. Firstly, the quality of the door closer cannot be questioned. It is a proven technology with extensive experience in the market. Secondly, should an issue arise, ASSA ABLOY takes the time to put it right – with any other manufacturer, I am not sure that would be the case. ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions are quick to respond to any repairs or modifications that need undertaking, ensuring we are completely satisfied with the service we receive.” “It is this commitment to quality and level of service that has compelled us to install the DC500 throughout our site, including teaching and research environments, halls of residence, retail buildings and sports facilities.” Ensuring consistency Sean Falkinder, Regional Sales Manager at ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, said: “We have been working with the university for the past six years and during this time helped to develop a design manual for the team, providing a generic platform that all contractors have to work to for their door opening solutions. This has ensured consistency across the site, guaranteeing the same standard of fittings are used throughout the university.” “In addition to the DC500 door closer, we have also supplied a variety of other solutions to the Loughborough University from our extensive product portfolio, including UNION’s 2C2 lock cases, J1000 furniture and the keyULTRA master key system, plus the ASSA CLIQ Remote electromechanical cylinder. The fact that we can meet Loughborough University’s security requirements, whatever the application, is another reason for the continued success of our working relationship.”