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1st May 2019 Issue no. 455
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Using a Smartphone app, DoorCam allows householders to view callers and talk to them in real time, whether they're home or not, offering not only convenience, but thanks to a motion detector which alerts householders when someone has arrived, added security and peace of mind.
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With a four-part magnetic modular design which simplifies the installation process, Wisenet X Plus dome cameras are equipped with a number of other practical features which help minimise the time installers have to spend on site. These include:
With Norpass, access control can be provided at all access points to gyms, fitness studios, health clubs and more to ensure that only authorised members and staff can enter the premises. Nortech recommends the use of its Mifare readers and smartcards that have a dedicated secure access control sector.
The benefits of using smartcards with a dedicated access control sector is greatly improved security plus the ability to issue sequentially numbered cards to members, facilitating easier card management. In addition, the same cards can be used for other Mifare enabled facilities such as vending machines and fitness management systems.
Videx Security has appointed James Gray to Project Manager, as the business looks set to grow its client base. The appointment follows an even greater focus for the business in working with more local authorities and housing associations and educating and advising them on the most appropriate entry systems to use for their building requirements and residents' needs.
In his role, James will be managing and taking care of customers from the very beginning of a door entry installation, the estimation stage, through to the end of the process when the system is finished, wired and installed. He will also spend a lot of time on development sites to ensure a smooth installation process and offer hands on support to customers and engineers so that the system operates to the best of its ability, to
In response to increased security threats to private and public assets, critical infrastructure, borders and perimeters increase, Fotech has launched a security management platform that allows for comprehensive monitoring of physical perimeters. Whether protecting against breaches or intrusions, illegal border crossings, terrorist or criminal activity, the platform simplifies the process of identifying and locating threats to perimeters and borders.
The VideoEdge TrickleStor video recording resilience solution has been selected as a finalist of the Video Surveillance Software category in the Benchmark Innovation Awards 2019. The Awards, which are run by Benchmark Magazine, are intended to recognise and reward innovations which deliver real benefits to installers, integrators and end users.
A Benchmark test team and an independent panel from the security industry will judge products and solutions across nine technology areas, with the winners announced in the September 2019 edition of Benchmark Magazine.
Door Group, a unit of ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland has appointed a new Business Development Manager to help steer and support the business' service and maintenance offering. In his new role as Business Development Manager, Lee Cook will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies for Door Group's Repair, Service and Maintenance department.
Having worked his way up through British Steel; Lee went on to work for Kone, managing an extensive maintenance portfolio worth £1.5 million before securing his new role with Door Group.
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Mabs Alam has vast sales and management experience and understands the access control and door entry market well. He takes on the role to help drive business opportunity and growth specifically in the South East region including London.