Digital Shuffle: April 2014
The latest apps and sites for the security industry.
DMP made some significant improvements to its Virtual Keypad 3.5.0 App. The mobile application now supports user code management and panel access. Master level users can add, edit and delete users of XT and XTL series control panels operating with Version 117 or higher software. User names up to 16 characters are supported with up to 30 users on the XTL/XT30 panels and up to 99 on the XT50. In addition, authority settings on the virtual app include areas to arm/disarm, master user selection, temporary codes, and arm only.
System Sensor is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a new website — and a sweepstakes. The new homepage includes a colorful, large rotating banner, along with easy access to the latest news and upcoming events. A Document Center is a visitor’s one-stop shop for finding out anything and everything about the company and its products. Filters allow users to choose exactly what they are looking for from white papers, user guides, brochures and research, to product manuals. In addition, as part of the celebration, System Sensor is giving away a reciprocating saw each week for 30 weeks. Details for the sweepstakes are at www.systemsensor.com.
Tyco Security Products’ active YouTube page features more than 30 videos. Recent uploads from the company include a number of educational and informational videos from Tyco experts. Many of these videos are all under 20 minutes long. The latest topics covered include the basics, standards and benefits of PoE in access control; solutions to integrate and leverage disparate security solutions; choosing surveillance for active, high-traffic areas; and camera choices for different applications. Think of them as mini-webinars: educational and informative facts, packed into a short period of time.
Speco Technologies announced its improved and updated live demo sites. Visitors can virtually experience a variety of IP cameras, NVRs and DVRs. The sites leverage a new outdoor observation deck to provide users side-by-side comparison images from different cameras at the same vantage point. The DVR and NVR sites provide an interactive experience for the user to engage in the GUI and take a test drive. The company plans to continue adding more devices to the demo sites often.