Thank you to all vets who have proudly and honorably served our country.
I hope to be back in my hometown of Delavan, WI again this year to cheer on a friend’s dad Dick Carlson – now a 90 year old Navy vet – whom I hope will march again this year. As a kid I remember how proud I was to see my dad and hundreds of vets march in that parade. It’s now down to a few. (The picture is from last year. He’s up front and left in the grey pants.)
My father served in the Army Air Corps as a Staff Sergeant in Panama during World War II. This picture dates back to 1943.
Stentofon’s new ITSV-1 is a video master station with a Stentofon image for PULSE, AlphaCom, and SIP. It has 6 user accounts, so it may be used as a desk IP phone as well as a Stentofon intercom.
The ITSV-1 is licensed as a SIP station with AlphaCom. There is no station license needed for PULSE systems with 16 or fewer stations. When designing systems with over 16 Stentofon stations, you will need a PULSE station license for any station beyond the 16th. The Grandstream and SNOM stations in our product offering require a SIP license regardless of the number of stations in the system.
Southwest has a complete complement of sensors for outdoor deployments, ans a full schedule of trade shows, seminars, and webinars. Please check the links below for more details.
Southwest Microwave’s analog microwave sensors have been the gold standard for over 40 years. We regularly see sensors – even complicated deployments using reflectors – installed back in the 1980’s still in operation.
Southwest’s new digital microwaves improve false and nuisance alarms to rates never thought possible.
Southwest Microwave’s family of intelligent perimeter security solutions also includes the INTREPID™ Micropoint™ Single Platform Detection Systems feature field-proven detection technologies, made even smarter with single-platform networking convenience. This cable installation training video will help your installation go smoothly!
Southwest Microwave Website
At ISC west we learned DSI is about to release several new turnstile designs in the coming months. Call us if you’d like to talk in general about some of the exciting changes.
We are often asked about turnstile throughput.This shows throughput for DSI’s 831 series:
DSI 831 at ISC West 2018
This is throughput for the 880 series turnstiles:
DSI 880 at ISC West 2018
Most barrier optical turnstile projects have a custom element. Do you need extra heavy duty service? Do you need to match the lobby decor? Are you working with a tight space? If you have a tailgating problem, it might make sense to have a conversation. No pressure, no cost.
This video shows how a turnstile can be expected to operate:
For more information or a site visit, please contact us:
or visit the updated DSI website:
One of the most exciting things we saw at ISC West was the ECPIR-3P control panel with radio and public address interface.
Vingtor Stentofon ECPIR-3P at ISC West
Vingtor-Stentofon is a powerhouse in the field of two way communications and paging for high-rise buildings, hospitals, schools, correctional facilities, and industry.
70 years of innovation
Turbine IP communication stations with exceptional audio quality and extreme durability can be configured as an inexpensive but powerful PULSE system with over 64 stations. If you already have a SIP phone system, consider adding a Turbine: their SIP compatibility and advanced security features make them a great choice for outdoor IP phone locations.
Stentofon’s powerful AlphaCom ensures the fastest, most reliable, and most effective communications during critical situations. Our technology partners have integrated Stentofon into their access and video platforms to facilitate a coordinated security and life safety response.
The new year means new training dates! Factory training in Kansas City has transitioned back to a three day class that focuses strictly on AlphaCom.
With the enhanced features and functionalities of Pulse, the 2018 one day regional training sessions are Pulse only. Follow this link for more information:
Thank you for your guidance, support, and comradeship over the past 6 years. My term as Regional Vice President for Region 2C (covering Northern and Central Illinois and Northern and Central Indiana) ended effective December 31, 2017. I look forward to staying in contact with you and fellow members across the globe.
I will continue to serve on the ASIS International Awards Committee, and encourage you to join and volunteer. To join; renew your membership; or pursue the PSP, CPP, or PCI certification, please follow one of the links below.
ASIS International Certification
The Global Security Exchange will take place in Chicago next year (2019). the Chicago Chapter is seeking volunteers at this time. I hope to have a chance to work with you during this event!
For years, Zenitel’s Vingtor-Stentofon has provided area of rescue/area of refuge systems for large high rise buildings and parking garages. Yet sometimes we may not be the first system that engineers think of for small AOR systems.
Stentofon’s AlphaCom configured for AOR is modular; scales to cover very large facilities; and is geared to integrate with other systems (access control, building automation, or video). AlphaCom provides HD audio with active noise cancellation; echo cancellation; and automatic volume control, so is ideal for for noisy parking garages and stairwells with concrete walls. When used with robust IP66 and IK-10 rated Turbine stations that operate in temperature extremes, an AlphaCom will provide decades of outstanding audio performance. While AlphaCom may seem expensive when compared to small stand alone single purpose systems, the cost of ownership over decades of use makes it an exceptional value.
Stentofon’s new PULSE IP addresses mid-sized AOR (64 or fewer stations) applications. This all IP solution also provides HD audio with active noise cancellation; echo cancellation; and automatic volume control, and uses the same robust IP66 and IK-10 rated Turbine IP stations as AlphaCom. Each station now may store custom messages that can be activated via scripting, thus meeting local building code messaging requirements. There is no dedicated server, and the first 16 PULSE licenses are included. The cost for a small system is less than for AlphaCom, so is competitive when compared to competitors’ low performance AOR systems.
If your building needs a long lasting AOR system, please consider Vingtor Stentofon’s PULSE.
Denning Electronics has been solving tough critical communications, intrusion detection, IP CCTV, access control, and door (including ballistic, blast, and acoustic barrier) challenges for the past 34 years. If you are a protection system manufacturer in need of professional representation or if you are a security system user, integrator, architect or engineer in the Midwest with a problem to solve, please contact us. We have a network of engineers, technicians, manufacturers, peers, distributors, and dealers that will succeed where others have failed.
Do you need more from your video system? Does mere recording have you sifting through hundreds of hours of video to find an incident?
We work with companies and institutions that need to watch-over and protect people using their facilities – including parking lots and public areas. Many of their greatest challenges come when they are short-staffed.
Standard CCTV systems are forensic, so are likely incapable of telling you when something could happen. Are there certain cars casing or speeding through your property?
Has someone been loitering? Is a larger than normal crowd forming where they shouldn’t? Has someone parked in a dangerous area? Is a banned individual on your property? Or – for industrial and construction sites – is your site vulnerable because visitors and employees are neglecting to wear their hard hats?
ISS has very powerful native SecurOS analytics, available exclusively through Anixter dealers.
Maybe we should meet. No sales pitches or obligations; we might be able to help relieve some pain points and contribute to your success.
Designed Security, Inc. (DSI) is celebrating 32 years of developing custom and standard state-of-the-art security and access control solutions for the corporate, commercial, government, and industrial marketplace. Products include optical barrier and barrier-less turnstiles; anti-tailgating systems; coor alarms; and other door controls.
DSI provides all aspects of product fabrication, manufacturing, and testing in-house in Bastrop, TX. This provides greater control over product quality, reducing lead-time and improving customer service. It also allows for cost-effective limited production runs of products with specific project requirements.