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News 27th September 2012

Well here we are in September 2012 approaching October very soon, our Redesigned our website, since we originally posted our first website in 2001 which we took down to upgrade.

Since 2001 we have been installing all aspects of security and fire installations, we have been building our now very strong clientele database.

We have been installing in domestic, commercial and industrial installations, in apartments, flats, houses, bungalows, offices, schools, collages, academies, factory units, and ware houses, also some very sensitive installations namely at airports, landside and airside.

We also like to add in this news page a little history of how the industries was and now developed to, as we have grown and conceived these changes along the way!

Big Industry changes

Intruder Alarm Systems

We have seen along the way some changes in the industries namely to the British and European standards from the now very basic and simple BS: 4737 to PD6662 and European standard.

This has prompted manufacturers to constantly upgrade all hardware to meet these now very stringent standards there for the evolution of intruder alarm panels from key operated back in the 20th centaury namely the early 1980’s to electronic operated keypads which also now have incorporate proximity readers, for the addition and use of proximity tags (sometimes known as fobs or the standard refers to them as an ACE) to arm and disarm an intruder alarm system.

There is now a big push in wire free equipment which is very sophisticated, introduced not so long ago and now gaining momentum in the 21st centaury.

Remote monitoring of intruder alarm systems has now become ever more popular, this can be either by an alarm receiving centre receiving all alarm activations by a PSTN phone line path and or both a PSTN phone line/GSM path, or a local device attached to your intruder alarm namely a speech/text dialler that will report to your phone via a PSTN line in the property on an alarm activation.

CCTV Systems

Like the intruder alarm industries CCTV has also gained a colossal momentum, from the very early VCR type video recorders that recorded images anything from 1-FPS to later on as they developed to 25 FPS and camera were processing images sent to multiplexers and then shown on a screen and in turn also images were sent to the video recorder for recording purposes!

Remember whilst you were playing back images and reviewing images on these types of systems you were not recording live images at that moment so valuable footage could and was sometimes lost? Unless you had a more expensive tandem recording system Also, most big organisations would have a tape dispenser which stored 31 tapes one VCR tape for every day of the month, most domestic installations would have at least one tape or seven tapes one for every day of the week.

But now we have DVR’s yes namely digital video recorders that can handle recording of all images at any time! And at 25FPS in high quality. Also when you are in playback mode in the play playback and images in reviewing mode whilst searching for event, the DVR is always still recording and storing live images on a hard disc drive! Saving images can now be in many ways, a popular methods now is onto a memory stick and or a DVD disc and can be used for evidence purposes.

Now nearly all if not all, DVR’s can record at 25FPS and play-back at 25FPS, and can also be connected to a network, namely a LAN-local area network for viewing by many users on that site, or a WAN-wide area network or by a user remotely away from that site!

CCTV Remote Viewing

Finally viewing your DVR remotely from another location other than you’re at your physical installation location can now be viewed while you are away from your office or home. If you have an Internet connection you can view images either from a laptop, a pc, or a smart device (mobile phone) you can log onto your DVR and view live images of your installation and much more.

IP Cameras & Networking

The next very exciting phase and development in the CCTV industry is the IP camera. This has now reached us and becoming more affordable in standard and what used to display images in, are standard resolutions; they have now developed and are displaying images in HD Yes High Definition!

These cameras can be placed on a network shared by more than one user on a network and are a fabulous new and exciting product.