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Our ASIS Inside Report: Mantraps, Video, and Tour of Chicago Security from Dallas, Too

October 13, 2010

Here is the first news from the ASIS International exhibit floor:

Dortronics Systems, Inc. is showcasing their extensive line of door control solutions for the alarm and security marketplace. Along with the introduction of their new 4700 Series Mantraps, 4900 Series Mantraps and 3300 Series Strikes, Dortronics is highlighting customized products that clearly demonstrate the company’s reputation for engineering efficiency and quality into their product designs and manufacturing.

“Over the years we have been able to develop our product line in response to customers’

requests for specialized products, often requiring fast turnaround times,” said Bryan

Sanderford, National Sales Manager, Dortronics Systems, Inc. “Whether you need something

off the shelf or custom built, we believe we offer the best return on investment.”

On display at ASIS is Dortronics’ 3300 Series Electric Strikes, built to hold tight with a 2,000-

lb. pull test rating and a stainless steel jaw and strike plate. The popular series is compatible

with most aluminum frame cutouts, is UL listed and is furnished with an ANSI strike plate

which is suitable for most hollow metal door frames. The strikes are also furnished with a 9-

inch-tall strike plate for installation on many wood door frames and can accommodate a deep

door latch keeper.

New to the marketplace this year is Dortronics’ 4700 Series Mantrap Control. Ideal for two or

three locked doors, or up to four unlocked doors, the 4700 series is well suited for air locks,

clean room environments and some of the most complex security mantraps. The built-in

power supply provides a field selectable 12 or 24 VDC, which can also operate optional

maglocks, door strikes or even LED indicators. Equipped with 6 digital inputs plus 2-DPDT

and 2-SPDT outputs, the 4700 Series offers fully customizable sequencing and timing


Also on display at ASIS 2010 is the 4900 Series PLC Controller with a single I/O

module can be expanded to accommodate 256-inputs and 256-outputs. Its modular design

enables control of any sized door interlock project with standard input/output modules and

expansion relay modules providing cost-effective configurations for most mantrap designs.

Standard modules and special programmed logic can be combined to provide custom

solutions. Dortronics Systems, Inc. designed the 4900 Series to be compatible with any

access control system or standard manual switch controls. It can be used with any electrically

operated locking devices to control automatic door operators, air misting/purge systems,

LEDs for traffic indicators and monitoring controls.

Samsung Techwin America is reaffirming the goals of their Vision 2010 strategic business initiative to firmly establish Samsung as a comprehensive supplier of security systems including video surveillance and access control. In addition to highlighting its broad line of megapixel, IP-based and analog video systems at ASIS 2010, the company is introducing several new video products and unveiling an extensive new access control product line.

Samsung's new access control offerings provide professional-level system solutions which

span a wide range of technologies including fingerprint, proximity/smart cards and keypads.

On the video side, introductions include megapixel cameras, IP-based network cameras,

analog cameras and DVR/NVRs.

Samsung's in-booth presentation at ASIS 2010 will highlight the unified Samsung platform that

integrates video and access control solutions from Samsung with technology from other

leading providers to deliver new levels of intelligent operation. To meet these goals, Samsung

is actively working toward industry standardization with organizations such as ONVIF and

PSIA. The booth presentation will also focus on how Samsung's products are used in the

government, corporate, transportation, education and healthcare markets.

“We deliver the best performance and value proposition by capitalizing on all the resources

Samsung offers as a global force in the electronic security industry,” said Frank DeFina, Senior

Vice President of Sales and Marketing, North America, Samsung Techwin America. “The new

solutions we are showing here at ASIS are just the beginning, and we will continue to build on

this business initiative moving forward.”

Arecont Vision, with IP-based megapixel camera technology, introduces a new line of lower-cost H.264 compact megapixel cameras that are half the size and a third of the weight of previous models. The model AV1315 1.3 megapixel camera and the model AV2815, 1080p HD camera are easy to install and can now fit into smaller housings and domes.

Unveiled here at ASIS 2010, model AV1315 provides 1280x1024-pixel (1.3 megapixel) images at 32 frames per second, and model AV 2815 provides 1920x1080-pixel (2.07 megapixel) images at 24 frames per second. Both camera models use H.264 compression to minimize bandwidth and storage requirements. The cameras are also fully compatible with the PSIA (Physical Security Interoperability Alliance) industry standard and have passed PSIA conformance tests.

Each is also available in a Day/Night version (Model AV1315DN or Model AV2815DN). The

units are powered via PoE eliminating the need for auxiliary power.

“Our new compact H.264 megapixel cameras set a new bar for performance and price in

the market giving yet another compelling reason to ‘Go Megapixel’ in any surveillance

application,” said Dr. Michael Kaplinsky, CEO, Arecont Vision. “The attractive price points of

these new cameras reflect a 20% to 25% price decrease compared to previous models

making them even more cost competitive against standard definition IP and analog

cameras. And, the user gets the full benefit of much greater image resolution and

functionality in a smaller camera.”

The new Arecont Vision compact camera models also provide added functionality. The

privacy mask enables video to be blocked in multiple regions in any arbitrary shape.

Extended motion detection provides a higher-granularity grid of 1,024 distinct motion

detection zones (compared to 64 zones supported earlier). These features are controlled via

both HTTP and TFTP commands and by the on-camera web interface. Flexible cropping

provides even more adjustability in image sizes.

Firetide Inc. today announced its new Firetide Mobility Controller appliance and HotPort 7000-900 MHz wireless infrastructure mesh, completing Firetide’s HotPort 7000 wireless infrastructure platform. With the addition of these products, the 7000 series provides customers with a complete, robust and flexible wireless mesh platform that allow users to add more functionality, performance and new applications as needed.

Single-platform infrastructure mesh for a variety of fixed and mobile applications

With the HotPort 7000 series, Firetide customers now have a complete ‘pay-as-you-go’ wireless infrastructure solution to meet a variety of needs in fixed and mobile environments. For example, customers can use 900 MHz links for non-line-of-sight communications and line-of-sight (2.4, 4.9 and 5 GHz) MIMO mesh for highest-capacity backhaul, then add mobility later on. In fact, about 95% of Firetide projects involve an infrastructure mobility application, if not today, then in the near future.

“These new capabilities contribute to the performance and economic advantages of using Firetide technology in metro-wide wireless infrastructure for a variety of applications on a single network,” said Bo Larsson, chief executive officer of Firetide. “Firetide infrastructure mesh is the solution for large-scale, multi-service municipal, transportation and utility networks.”

Transportation networks for real-time video, voice and data

The new Firetide Mobility Controller (FMC-2050) is an all-inclusive, easy-to-use and high-capacity solution for advanced wireless infrastructure mobility. With the mobility controller functionality, Ethernet-enabled devices such as IP video cameras, Wi-Fi access points, RFID readers, and laptops can maintain network connectivity while traveling at high speeds across multiple Firetide mesh networks. Large-scale projects for Seoul Subway and Mumbai Metro are already being deployed with Firetide mobility controller technology for mobile, real-time video.

“Transportation is one of the fastest growing end-user industries in the video surveillance market. Furthermore, video surveillance cameras are increasingly being installed on school buses, transit buses, trains and police vehicles,” said Niall Jenkins, senior research analyst at IMS Research. Historically, these video streams are recorded onto a mobile DVR, located on the vehicle. However, as wireless infrastructure penetrates the video surveillance industry, real-time video streaming from mobile cameras will become a viable option for more and more transit agencies and police departments.” For Security Bloggers, you can take a tour of the Chicago use of Firetide.


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