Friday, October 19, 2012

Thursday, October 18, 2012

ITS-DX4020-G GPRS/GSM Communicator Videos

Check out our support videos for this cellular communication module for our IP-compatible control panels. The videos walk you through hardware installation and provide instructions for installing and connecting with the Tera Term programming tool.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Field of View Calculator

Find the right size lens for your application and understand the effect that camera positioning has on detection, classification, recognition and identification capabilities. 

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

See the Difference with 960H Image Sensors

960H CCD image sensors provide the highest image quality for an analog camera by capturing 30% more in horizontal resolution than 760H CCD sensors. Our new application note helps you verify a camera’s resolution before you make a purchase. 

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Temperature Alarm Feature for MIC Series 612 Thermal Cameras

Available on the standard resolution cameras with firmware version 1.1, the new feature will trigger an alarm if the temperature of an object within the view of the camera is outside a defined threshold. It helps to improve safety and process monitoring by automating alarm and video verification of critical systems for oil and gas extraction and production sites, power generation facilities, and other critical infrastructure applications.

You can set multiple high and low temperature spot meter inputs and wire outputs to an external alarm or audio device, programmable logic controller, or to a PC-based monitoring and control system to alert operators to abnormal conditions. This integration ensures personnel are instantly notified of potential safety concerns or equipment malfunctions and allows them to quickly verify problems and identify locations via video.

The MIC Series 612 is a ruggedized, dual optical/thermal pan-tilt-zoom camera. It combines a high quality 36x zoom optical day/night camera module and an un-cooled, long wavelength thermal imager side-by-side within the housing. This allows you to simultaneously view high quality color or monochrome images and capture video of heat producing objects, or to switch between the two modes at the touch of a button.

The IK10-rated vandal- and corrosion-resistant design includes an IP 68 / NEMA 6P certified aluminum casing with a long-life silicone wiper to provide uncompromised performance in the most challenging surveillance conditions.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Recommended ReadykeyPRO Upgrade Procedure

A new article in our online Knowledge Base provides the recommended procedure for upgrading ReadykeyPRO.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Automatic Fire Detector 440 Series

The Automatic Fire Detector 440 Series of analog addressable devices consists of seven detectors and four bases and includes detectors with photoelectric, heat and carbon monoxide sensors for maximum reliability and reduced false alarms.

The detectors are also designed with our Dual Ray Technology, which provides extremely reliable fire detection. The technology’s dual-optical sensor uses two LEDs (one infrared and one blue) to scatter light.  The detector compares the intensity of the different wavelengths to determine smoke density and particle size. This allows it to differentiate between smoke particles and other particles – such as dust or steam – that can cause false alarms in other detectors.

Each detector also features Intelligent Signal Processing, which uses a sophisticated, high speed microprocessor to analyze signals from each sensor. A complex algorithm ensures the sensor pattern matches that of a real fire scenario to provide immunity against possible false alarm triggers, such as steam or high humidity. This advanced technology significantly reduces false alarm rates and provides more accurate fire detection, while also achieving faster recognition of different types of fires.

Six available smoke detector models offer the option of single- or dual-optical sensors: the FAP-440 / FAP-440-D Optical Smoke Detector, the FAP-440-T / FAP-440-DT Multisensor Detector with optical and thermal sensors, and the FAP-440-TC / FAP-440-DTC Multicriteria Detector for identifying the presence of smoke, heat and carbon monoxide. Multicriteria detectors better distinguish between fire and non-fire conditions and reduce false alarms in areas with challenging environmental conditions. Also available is the FAH-440 Heat Detector.

The new 440 series features a unique self-monitoring feature. If sensor functionality is not detected, a trouble message is generated and reported back to the panel. This helps ensure each area of a facility is always being monitored. In addition, a triple-color LED indicates status, including normal, trouble or alarm.

The detectors are easy to address and service with rotary switches that are visible on each detector plate. Adjustable smoke and temperature sensitivity settings enable the detectors to adapt to a variety of ambient conditions. And, the unique Chamber Maid feature allows the unit to be cleaned without disassembly, ensuring reduced costs over the life of the product.

The 440 Series models are ideal for a variety of applications, including office buildings, airports, hospitals, factories, warehouses and detention facilities. The detectors can also be fixed to the base to prevent vandalism in applications at high risk for tampering, such as schools, hotels and jails.