Honeywell Security & Communications
Honeywell Security Group introduces new mobile apps for its popular LYNX Touch 5100 self-contained security system. The new L5100 Connect iOS app allows homeowners to control the system anywhere on premises within their Wi-Fi coverage areas on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. The app provides local control of the security system, and if so equipped, control of Z-Wave enabled lights, locks, thermostats and more. This approach helps homeowners save money on energy and utility bills, conserve resources and live a more comfortable, efficient lifestyle.
With the introduction of the VIDEOJET decoder 3000 and VIDEOJET decoder 7000, Bosch is extending its decoder family with two new solutions for streaming video from IP cameras in high quality HD onto large flat-screen monitors or monitor walls. While providing various display options, both decoders are designed for operation without the need for an additional PC or software to decode the video signals. They support an economical update of video surveillance systems during the transition to IP technology.
Bosch Security Systems has added new features to its B Series Control Panels, making them easier to use and maintain. With firmware 2.01, the panels offer improved text and e-mail alerts, expanded language capabilities and remote firmware updates of peripheral devices. Customers can now use the B Series Control Panel’s built-in Ethernet connection to send e-mail or text alerts for system events. With this capability, a cellular connection is no longer required for these alerts, reducing costs for the user. In addition, user names, point names and area names are included in the notifications to make them easier to understand.
Bosch Security Systems announces the Remote Security Control app for B Series and GV4 Control Panels now supports Android Devices, in addition to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Delivering flexibility and convenience for customers, Remote Security Control allows arming and disarming of one or more systems or areas, as well as controlling any connected outputs—including lights, garage doors, and more. Users can also check system status and lock, unlock, cycle or secure doors within GV4 systems that include access control.
Advanced Technology Video, Inc.
ATV has added the 2MP IP Height-Strip camera to its ATV IP Solutions product line. The IPCH2M43PB camera offers untouched video quality for an exit-camera with its 2 Mega-Pixel, 1,920 x 1,080 resolution at 30-ips. The camera is based on H.264 compression and offers a progressive scan image sensor, a no hassle fixed 4.3mm wide angle lens and both PoE and 12VDC power options. The model provides triple video streaming up to 30-ips at 1,080p resolution.
Canon added four new Full HD resolution network cameras to its product lineup—the VB-S30D PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom) Micro Dome Full HD Network Camera, VB-S31D PT (pan-tilt) Micro Dome Full HD Network Camera, VB-S800D Fixed Micro Dome Full HD Network Camera and VB-S900F Micro Box Full HD Network Camera. The new ultra-compact S-series network cameras have been designed for indoor environments that require sensitive monitoring of specific areas or items, such as in the retail, education, commercial and hospitality sectors. The cameras feature high-sensitivity CMOS sensors, large-apertures, wide-angle lenses and dual DIGIC processors.
Panasonic System Networks Co.
The ClearSight rain-resistant dome coating from Panasonic increases the operational utility of outdoor cameras in wet weather. The hydrophilic coating allows rain drops to flatten onto the surface of the camera dome, significantly reducing optical distortion and providing better visibility in rainy conditions. The coated surface also resists the development of water stains and dust accumulation, which reduces dome maintenance.
March Networks introduces the four-channel 8704 S Hybrid Network Video Recorder (NVR). The 8704 S delivers the same exceptional reliability, centralized management and crystal-clear image quality available with the company’s eight, 16 and 32-channel 8000 Series recorders. Measuring just 3.2 x 8.3 x 5.0 in (8.1 x 21.2 x 12.6 cm) and able to record at 30 frames per second on all four channels, the compact NVR is ideal for installation in standalone ATMs and smaller banking branches seeking real-time video recording for enhanced security and fraud detection.
The VB-H610VE fixed vandal-resistant dome camera from Canon features a clear polycarbonate dome mounted onto an aluminum body. The unified closure has a dust and water resistant rating of IP66 and is designed to absorb violent impacts, or for use in areas that may be subject to abuse. An optional heater allows the camera to be used in temperatures down to -22º F and the camera has a built-in wide angle 3x optical zoom that allows for clear, high-quality images and can capture detail in low-illumination environments.
The IP 5000 HD and MP camera family from Bosch features resolutions as high as five megapixels and can cater to a wide range of surveillance needs. The series consists of 13 cameras in four different designs: microdome, bullet, indoor and outdoor domes. Outdoor cameras include features such as vandal resistant, water and dust-proof enclosures, IR LEDs for night-time monitoring and varifocal lenses to simplify adjusting field of view. The new cameras also incorporate iDNR, which helps with noise and bandwidth reduction.