With over 50 years of experience and 70,000 installations worldwide, Southwest Microwave is the global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance outdoor electronic perimeter security systems meeting the demands of security-sensitive applications and harsh exterior environments.
Southwest Microwave’s field-proven perimeter protection systems and security management tools provide accurate, immediate detection of perimeter disturbances across wide ranging sectors – government, military, utilities, corrections, industrial, transportation and VIP residential – areas that by their intrinsic nature dictate high performance and unyielding reliability.
Product excellence is only one component of the Southwest Microwave customer commitment. A pledge to provide world-class customer care is backed by extensive technical service capabilities, including system planning and design assistance, commissioning services, comprehensive training programs and responsive tech support. By delivering proven technologies and broad-reaching value added services, Southwest Microwave offers a solid foundation for long term perimeter security solutions.
Vigitron solves Ethernet networking challenges for security and communication systems. The big four challenge are:
It’s nearly impossible or simply too expensive to get Ethernet cabling and power to where cameras, intercoms, access control readers, or SIP phones are needed.
Cable distance is too long for Cat 5/6 Ethernet, and there is no secure place for an IDF.
Our outdoor security devices (cameras, intercoms, sensors, lights) aren’t reliably powering-up or they fail when heaters or illuminators turn on.
There’s no convenient way to health monitor all of our security system components. Often the first we hear of a failure is when we most needed the system!
Vigitron has long provided physical tools to test edge devices and monitor networks. 2020 marked the beginning of NetObserver, the first in a family of software tool designed to provide real time network monitoring.
NetObserver is a next generation health monitoring Windows™ based software capable of receiving status messages from up to 240,000 ports using TCP, UCP, Syslog and SNMP communications. NetObserver recognizes network connected devices by means of Onvif, UPnP and also allows for manual entry.
Why health monitoring? Large and small security systems with IP CCTV cameras, intercoms, and access control devices must be dependable. Unlike IP phones or other common devices powered by PoE, high power and high bandwidth PoE security devices often have different component states. Outdoor day/night cameras and LED lighting have power requirements that vary by day and by season, so a PoE switch with an inadequate power budget is prone to fail. NetObserver’s GUI with email notification traces the problem, making it easier to quickly respond.
A built-in mapping feature accounting for both IP-enabled network and edge devices ensures manageability, while custom messaging pinpoints trouble.
The Application Programming Interface used to manage the database is Microsoft’s SQL Server Compact 4.0, which is automatically included in the NetObserver installer.
In 2020 Vigitron introduced PoE Ethernet over untwisted conductors, and in 2021 – 2022 is introducing more switches and components aimed at the industrial market, hardened smart switches with ring topology ensuring high reliability, and more tools to ensure top performance from your security components and network.
Do you have a project? Whether you’re an end user, integrator, contractor, or security dealer, we’re here to tackle your network issues.
Denning Electronics ensures that clients have the lowest possible maintenance cost for their security, surveillance, and intercom systems. We are a resource not only for our current lines, but we also help with products we haven’t worked with for a decade or more and some manufacturers we’ve never directly represented.
We currently help integrators and their clients who experience cameras, video clips, and intercoms mysteriously disappearing on their IP systems and recorders.
Vigitron’s unique and economical diagnostic tools are purpose-built for security integrators. They may be used to evaluate and test cabling and networks before they are commissioned, and they track down problems caused by bad network wiring, insufficient PoE, or bandwidth-limited networks.
Please contact us for a test drive of the NeTester/NetStat and NetObserver or one of Vigitron’s other test products.
Optical turnstiles provide for tenants and visitors:
A safe, smooth, and orderly flow of personnel into and out of the building.
A secured pathway for visitors and exceptions such as disabled or baggage-laden individuals.
Turnstiles are a force-multiplier for building concierges and security officers. Maybe someone claims they’ve misplaced their security credential, or they say they’re late for a meeting. Maybe there’s an ex-employee trying to use an old credential to get back in, or an ex-spouse or boyfriend trying to ride in on someone’s coattails. The optical turnstile barrier helps attendants address the situation while maintaining building security.
DSI turnstiles and anti-tailgating systems have been used with temperature screening sensors (For COVID-19), PPE (such as facemask and hard hat) detection, electrostatic discharge equipment, and security screening for metal and radioactive material.
Are employees and visitors socially distanced as they use your turnstiles? Where turnstile lanes are closely spaced, DSI’s new sturdy acrylic Separation Shields may be the answer. These stable and rugged barriers are easily installed with turnstiles (regardless of brand), low walls, or countertops.
DSI turnstiles are compatible with most card and biometric access control manufacturers and elevator destination dispatch systems.
DSI has provided gear for food processing facilities, public buildings, banks, data centers, industrial sites, and sports venues where the new norm is to safety-screen all who enter. DSI has been deployed in some of the most secure facilities in the world, and we’re prepared to share our knowledge with you in confidence.
It is with great sadness that I report the passing of Sheila Wippich, Chief Care Officer (CCO) at Denning Electronics Corporation, on September 30, 2018. She’s shown here piloting our boat Branch Office on a sunset cruise.
CCO relates to Sheila’s role in the success and growth of Denning Electronics over the last 35 years. Though she did not become an employee until 2009, over the first three years she provided all family income and incredible emotional support as I struggled to find a toehold in a new profession.
Denning was founded by Sheila’s cousins Dennis and Inge Collins in 1982. I was the first employee, and became President in 1986 when Dennis and Inge formed a second company, NSSC. My position involved travel – mostly by car – in an area ranging from Eastern Pennsylvania to the Dakotas. Our first child was born on Christmas Day in 1985, and by the first week of January I was far away in Minnesota on sales calls. A week later we bought and moved into our first home, and two months after that she was back on the job at a downtown Chicago travel agency. Looking back, I’m humbled by her dedication and faith in me and the company.
Denning and NSSC were closely tied until 2009 when NSSC was sold and we became sole owners of Denning. Sheila asked if she was the right person to help guide Denning through this new phase, since she wasn’t sure I felt she could transition from homemaker to office manager. Admittedly I was hesitant, though my doubts quickly vanished.
Any Denning partner from that time on will tell you Sheila held our team together. Her social awareness, hard work, joy, love, and dedication made it a pleasure for us to come to work. As one longtime partner recently related to me, Sheila was the perfect complement to my nerdiness.
Services were managed by Moss Family Funeral Homes in Batavia, IL. Her obituary may be found here.
Thank you for your guidance, support, and comradeship while I served ASIS International over the past two decades. December 31, 2020 marked the end of my service with the ASIS International Awards Committee. My term as Region 2 C Regional Vice President (covering Northern and Central Illinois and Northern and Central Indiana) ended December 31, 2017. I now hope to staying in contact with you and fellow members across the globe.
If you’re not a member, please join. If you are a member, please volunteer. To join, renew your membership, or pursue the PSP, CPP, or PCI certification, please follow one of the links below.
Denning is celebrating a nearly 12 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!