Fluidmesh Networks is in a partnership with JVC. There’s a new Keyscan software module. And New Hampshire’s state house boasts monitored fire extinguishers.

JVC IP network cameras and network video recorders are highly compatible for use with the Fluidmesh 1100, a quadri-band wireless Ethernet product designed and manufactured specifically for security, video-surveillance, and mission-critical condition monitoring applications. The 1100 is a compact unit intended for low visual impact deployments and perfect for urban areas.

Thanks to FluidThrottle technology, users can limit the total cost of the wireless network with the 1100 by paying only for the amount of bandwidth required. This option makes Fluidmesh the most cost-effective and flexible wireless solution provider on the market. The pairing of Fluidmesh and JVC is a natural one – as an early pioneer in the capture, display and recording of moving images, JVC has a rich legacy of technological innovation.

“We look forward to partnering with Fluidmesh, the market leader in developing wireless systems optimized for video surveillance applications,” says Geoff Anderson, National Marketing Manager/Security Systems for JVC. “Together, we can provide customers with the end to end connectivity they require for reliable video-surveillance applications.”

Keyscan’s K-DSC module integrates System VII with a DSC Power Series intrusion panel in a single software application. End-users now have the convenience of monitoring and controlling both access and intrusion systems from one application. No need to enter cryptic codes to add or modify users in the intrusion panel. The K-DSC provides a wide range of functionality, like adding, modifying, or deleting individual DSC pass codes, actively logging all DSC panel activity, and running reports on the entire building for both access activity and DSC panel activity.

The K-DSC provides real-time display of the DSC system, along with zone and partition status. And with System VII’s Present3 reader control, assigned users can arm and disarm specific partitions or the full intrusion system from any designated reader. It adds a flexible dimension in arming and disarming the intrusion system to accommodate people and irregular schedules. If a user-defined DSC event is triggered, the Keyscan software can automatically generate an email alarm notification so management is quickly informed of a system breach and can respond accordingly. All this and more. Keyscan’s K-DSC software module combines the power of access control and intrusion into one convenient software package.

The K-DSC module requires an optional DSC IT-100 module which is available through a DSC hardware supplier.

Zalud’s Blog has learned that all 46 fire extinguishers in the New Hampshire State House complex in Concord were upgraded with en-Gauge electronically monitored fire extinguishers from Simplex Grinnell.

The New Hampshire State House is the first State House in the nation to install these state-of-the-art technology safety devices. SimplexGrinnell along with its partners, en-Gauge, Inc., Ansul, Pacom and Inovonics donated the extinguisher monitoring platform.

State Rep. Daniel Eaton (D-Stoddard), a member of the Legislative Facilities Committee, said the en-Gauge extinguishers are the latest in the line of post-9/11 facility safety improvements made to the State House, the Legislative Office Building and the Upham-Walker House.

“All three of these buildings are quite historic and protecting their integrity is an important matter to us,” Rep. Eaton said. “These new monitored extinguishers will help prevent vandalism, theft and general misuse of our fire extinguishers,” he continued, adding they make the buildings safer and more secure places.

en-Gauge’s patented system instantly and wirelessly alerts building management the moment a fire extinguisher has been removed, becomes obstructed or loses operating pressure. The en-Gauge system seamlessly integrates with other real-time intelligent safety and security systems to help avoid dangerous and expensive surprises. The New Hampshire State House is among a number of buildings including airports, educational institutions and hospitality, penal and healthcare facilities across the United States with these advanced fire safety systems.

The technology to electronically monitor fire extinguishers is fully recognized by the 2007 editions of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes NFPA-10 and NFPA-72, and the 2006 International Fire Code as an alternative to the requirement for monthly physical inspections of fire extinguishers. It is also listed with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.