Honeywell , Melville, N.Y. and Andersen Corporation are collaborating to provide a system that allows security alarms to alert homeowners if their windows or doors are unlocked. The VeriLock™ sensor technology embeds Honeywell’s 5800 series of wireless sensors inside the locking mechanisms of a select group of windows and patio doors manufactured by Eagle Window & Door Manufacturing Inc., a subsidiary of Andersen Corporation.
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) put into operation and continues to test the first detection system in the United States that alerts drivers in real time of wildlife on highways that cause risk to motorists. The system should replace the existing, widely used method of static signs that inform drivers of the potential wildlife "statistic" risk, rather than informing them of the real and immediate presence of animals.
The Alarm Industry Research & Educational Foundation serves as the research arm of the electronic life safety, security and systems industry, but what exactly does it do and how can the industry benefit from its projects?
The Alarm Industry Research & Educational Foundation (AIREF) represents the electronic life safety, security and systems industry, under the auspices of the Electronic Security Association (ESA). Since AIREF’s beginnings in 1977, foundation members have been focused on improving education in the alarm industry as well as conducting research that public safety officials can use to better protect and serve the community, and dealers, distributors, manufacturers and monitoring stations can use to increase acceptance of their products and improve public relations.
Getting the price right is key to operating a successful customer-conversion program from POTS to wireless alarm signal transmission. Add-ons can help maximize cellular system appeal and profitability.
As more and more homeowners opt to forego traditional phone service in favor of cellular service or VoIP, alarm systems with cellular communication are being installed like never before. Some dealers are encouraging all customers to use cellular, even when they have a traditional phone line, because that option minimizes potential future headaches if the customer should cancel voice service at some point in the future.
As the trend of non-response ordinances across the country continues to spread, so is a counter-measure that ensures police dispatch to locations where an alarm is verified. Earlier this year, the Boston Police Department put in place a new policy designating exclusive priority codes for video-verified intrusion alarms.
No longer just a solution for remote accounts, cellular now is the preferred alarm communications method for many alarm dealers. Here’s what dealers need to know about their cellular choices — and what’s new with the technology.
How people communicate with one another has undergone enormous changes in the last few years — and as a result, the home phone line that for decades was a cornerstone of customers’ alarm systems has begun to seem like an endangered species. According to the Federal Communications Commission, about two-thirds of U.S. homes now have a broadband connection such as DSL or a cable modem. And increasing numbers of Americans are also using that connection to support voice service using VOIP. Combine this with the near-ubiquity of cell phones and we now have a situation where many households have no traditional telephone.
Victims of domestic violence in the Kansas City metro area have the option of receiving the services of the Domestic Violence Protection Services Agency (DVPSA), a non-profit organization that offers additional protection services to these victims and their families. With services that range from physical protection to education and increasing awareness and more recently, home security systems, the DVPSA works with local shelters across the metro to continually provide assistance to those who want to transition to a life free of abuse.
Ultra sensitive breathing detector detects live objects hidden in cargo containers
May 17, 2011
TiaLinx Inc., Newport Beach, Calif., a developer of remotely controlled object detection radars, has launched the OWL1-A. It features an ultra sensitive radio frequency beam that is capable of detecting the slightest motion, such as the breathing of a person confined in a container.
Honeywell’s newest addition to its line of LYNX self-contained alarm systems features a full-color, seven-inch touchscreen and supports Z-Wave thermostats and lighting controls to give homeowners greater control over their security and other home management systems.