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ACT Enterprise Introduction with COVID-19 Features

2020 has been a trying time for all of us, the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus has presented a challenge to communities and businesses everywhere.  The question I have for you, whether you are a security integrator or end user, is how do you see your electronic access control system helping you to keep on top of your legal and social obligations now and ongoing in the future in this new ‘normal’ Continue Reading

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ACT365 Introduction & Unboxing

Wouldn’t it be great to have a business that had a reoccurring income, so even in those quiet times, the money still kept rolling in?  In security we have had to rely on monitored lines to accomplish this.  What if there was a new way to generate income, in this case through access control? Continue Reading

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Enterprise Access Control

Over at Alarmcorp, technical director, Jeff Rushton, explains that components of a global access control solution can vary. But he says that for a solution like Vanderbilt SiPass, a basic system requires a server to run the management software, and the client gains access to the system through remote workstations via a thick client or web browser. Continue Reading

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CCTV – Analogue or IP?

The fundamental requirements of video surveillance security system are that it should provide evidential quality images, easy access to recorded data, and a capability to track a target across a specific area. Further security enhancements to a system can also include behaviour recognition systems and the ability to intelligently monitor crowd scenes.

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Watt the ??? What do you mean W=VA?

It’s always good to perform some basic power calculations before specifying or purchasing a suitable power supply (or power supplies) for your project.

Seems simple enough – Once you’ve decided on the operational voltage, just take the current draw of each device that needs to be powered and add them together.
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Why bother using Power Distribution in Modern Security Systems?

So you have a number of devices (cameras, locks, detectors, etc) that you need to terminate and power up – you could just connect them all to the same set of terminals on your power supply or (if there were too many cables to fit in the terminals) connect up using a piece of terminal strip and just parallel them all – that would be a bit messy and time consuming, but would probably work.
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