Better outdoor intrusion detection: Southwest Microwave

While video systems often seem to be the  first choice for outdoor protection, they may not provide the high level security needed for a critical facility. Some experienced intruders know how to exploit camera vulnerabilities, using this knowledge to their advantage.

Southwest has reliable perimeter intrusion detection (PIDAS) sensors, all of which perform in the conditions where camera systems sometimes fall short. Southwest sensors detect in rain, snow, fog, and in heavy shadows, and when used with your video system provides an excellent layered defense.

Southwest Microwave Background

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 at some of the most secure facilities in the world.

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. While factory training is advisable or may be mandatory depending upon your site, these cable installation and calibration videos provide background information to help your installation go smoothly.

Micropoint Cable Handling

Micropoint Calibration

The Age of Voice and our new Zenitel Multimedia Portal

Zenitel USA’s president Jim Hoffpauir’s article “The Age of Voice”  in September’s issue of Security Today outlines the genesis of communications in the world of Security.

The Age of Voice

Zenitel’s  multimedia portal provides the latest informational and technical videos  from Vingtor Stentofon.

Vingtor Stentofon Multimedia

All Stentofon systems excel in areas with acoustic challenges. Intelligibility is the product of specially designed hardware, software, and mechanics.

  • Acoustic echo cancellation is especially effective in stairwells and vestibules.
  • Active noise reduction means responders hear conversations even if there is background noise from machinery, vehicles, or crowds.

  • A special anechoic speaker design and rigid stable mount complements the Stentofon Turbine station’s 10W amplifier. With a wide audio bandwidth and 105 dB output, users can hear and understand even over the sound of an operating diesel engine.
  • Automatic gain control ensures that both soft voices and loud voices are heard and understood equally well by a responder.

Critical Communications on One Platform

New City elevator code has driven many intercom system updates. Some Stentofon systems were installed over twenty years ago, and yet we are able to reuse some of the original equipment and infrastructure in order to ensure secure and reliable building communications for twenty more years.

Clients are relieved to learn they can consolidate building critical communications to a common reliable  platform. It’s common to see buildings with separate elevator intercoms; video intercoms; emergency call intercoms (in garages; and Area of Rescue/Refuge system. Stentofon can with its AlphaCom server bring these together in a high performance fault-tolerant system.

Vingtor Stentofon ECPIR-3P and ITSV-1 Master Stations

The ECPIR-3P control panel with radio and public address interface is new to the Stentofon line-up.

Vingtor Stentofon ECPIR-3P

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.

ITSV-1 Station

Stentofon’s 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.

AlphaCom Strategic Partners

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.

Integration Partners

 

Certifying Security Professionals – ASIS International

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 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 Membership

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!

Excellence in Protection and Critical Communications

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 36 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.

DSI – Controlling Access One Person at a Time.

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.

National Custom Hollow Metal – Quick Ship

Denning is celebrating our nearly 9 year partnership with National Custom Hollow Metal door company.

National Custom Hollow Metal’s (NCHM) has a four decade long tradition as a family-owned business in Little Rock, AR, with a focus on meeting the needs of the growing custom hollow metal doors and frames market. National Custom Hollow Metal offers an extensive range of custom-crafted cold-rolled, stainless steel and galvanneal metal doors and frames to accommodate your project planning and expedite your building schedule. Whether destined for heavy-duty industrial environments, hospitals and laboratories, restaurants or storefronts, our doors are expertly crafted to precise tolerances and exact specifications out of materials specifically chosen to ensure superior durability, appearance and ease of operation.

National Custom Hollow Metal makes rugged high security metal doors and frames for building entrances. We look forward to helping you with your quick ship needs!

Overly Door – Specialty Doors

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Acoustic. Blast. Pressure. Bullet Resistive. Radiation Shielding. Overly Door Company is a custom specialty door and window manufacturer.  Industry leading architects utilize our products to achieve the exact protection specification their facility requires.  We provide many “out-of-the-box”custom barrier systems.   Specify … Continue reading