Friday, September 30, 2016

5 Steps to Selecting a UPS

5 Steps to Selecting a UPS:

Step 1: Identify What Equipment to Backup

Step 2: Identify the Maximum Load

Step 3: Calculate Required Run Time

Step 4: Choose a Topology

Step 5: Determine the Waveform Type

Friday, August 19, 2016

Keep Devices Charge with the New Wall Mount Charging Station!


The Kendall Howard CM-800 Wall Mount Charging Station is one of the only thin wall mountable electronic charging cabinets on the market. It holds 8-12, 12" tablets (or laptops depending on size) and includes a power strip to charge multiple devices at once. To keep these valuable devices safe from tampering or unauthorized use, we’ve equipped the shallow cabinet with locking, dual front doors. Its low profile design makes the Wall Mount Charging Station suitable for multiple environments including offices, retail stores, classrooms, training centers, and more.

As technology and equipment continues to evolve, this is one product that will stick. It’s a universal charging and storage center that is not proprietary to any tablet or charging style. Keep your devices at an optimum battery life with the Kendall Howard Wall Mount Charging Station – a low profile solution that has power and security all in one!

CM-800 Wall Mount Charging Station Features:
  • Charge 8-12, 12" tablets (or laptops depending on size)
  • Locking, dual front doors
  • Aluminum, low profile design
  • Includes one 8 Outlet Power Strip 125V/15A
  • Includes nine Adhesive Backed Cable Holders
  • Includes one Wall Mount Hardware Kit
  • Includes two grommets
  • 75 lb. weight capacity
  • Made in the USA
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

Thursday, August 18, 2016

NOW AVAILABLE! Dual-Path Alarm Communicator (GSM Version)

ELK-C1M14GSM Seconds count in an emergency situation to save lives and assets. ELK's new C1M1 Dual Path Communicator significantly reduces transmission time of emergency messages. It connects directly to the M1 Control and does not require dial capture or data bus decoding which leads to delays with other communicators. In addition, there is no cloud server to compromise or delay the communications.

C1M1 provides super-fast, full data communications to Central Monitoring Stations over IP and cellular pathways. Transmissions are automatically directed over the best pathway for quickest communications. Periodic tests are sent over both pathways to ensure reliable communications and C1M1 can automatically report a pathway outage over the remaining pathway.

C1M1 also supports remote access with no port forwarding or extra fees. Installers can easily activate and manage C1M1 communicators, as well as remotely program the M1 control over the IP or cellular pathway. End users can remotely arm/disarm the M1 control in addition to viewing system status, accessing recent history, and receiving email/text alerts.

CDMA Version Coming Soon!
ELK-C1M1CDMA Dual-Path Alarm Communicator

NEW! World’s First AHD LPR Camera.

Digital Watchdog® AHD LPR™ Camera is engineered to deliver the best performance in capturing license plates in extreme lighting conditions, from a range of 13 to 100 feet in moving vehicles up to 50mph. Analog High Definition (AHD) signal uses existing coaxial cable infrastructure while providing an unparalleled image quality up to 1640ft (500m) using RG59 cables. AHD technology leverages the robustness of analog signal infrastructure for a seamless upgrade to the details and clarity of 1080p high definition resolution. The camera's no fog or condensation under any conditions housing assures license plates are captured in any weather conditions.

DWC-LPR650AHD Camera Features:
  • 1/3" Panasonic CMOS
  • AHD LPR™ License Plate Recognition Technology captures reflective license plates up to 50mph with a 13'-30' Capture Range
  • Reliable Performance under Any Lighting Conditions
  • External OSD and Lens Adjustment
  • 6-50mm Varifocal P-Iris Lens
  • Smart IR™ with Intelligent Camera Sync. 100ft Range
  • Secondary Video-BNC Output
  • OSD Control via Coax Cable using UTC
  • Easy Icon Driven OSD Menu with Built-in Joystick
  • No Fog or Condensation Under any Weather Conditions
  • IP66 Certified (Weather Resistant)

Monday, August 8, 2016

Burglar alarm owners must register with Suffolk County or face hefty fines for false alarms

Source : Greater Patchogue

Suffolk County officials are urging all residential homeowners and commercial establishments to register their burglar alarms with the county or face hefty fines — even for first-time false alarms.
Registering an alarm costs $100 for businesses and $50 for homeowners.

The new Suffolk County law went into effect last month and comes in response to the 97,000 false alarms police officers responded to in 2015, which amounted to some 32,000 in wasted patrol hours, officials said.

Registered alarm owners will get two free passes for false alarms per year, after which the fees will be $100 for each residential false alarm and $250 for each false alarm at a non-residential building, including nonprofit organizations such as churches.

Non-registered alarm owners will have to pay fees for any false alarm.

A false alarm is defined in the legislation, which appears below, as an alarm signal that results in a police response for something other than an unlawful act or emergency at the home or business/organization.

The permits have to be renewed annually, and the fee for renewing a permit is 50 percent less than the initial registration fees.

The law was passed in November and went into effect June 1.
Online by clicking the ‘alarm management’ button at
In person at SCPD headquarters 30 Yaphank Avenue between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays, excluding holidays.
By mail by picking up an application at your local precinct or by downloading the permit form at Mail the completed form and fee to the AMPS Office at 30 Yaphank Ave, Yaphank, NY 11980

Monday, July 25, 2016

Altronix highlights ReServ Series uninterruptible power supplies

Altronix is highlighting its comprehensive lines of Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) solutions here at ASIS 2010. Altronix ReServ Series UPS solutions combine a high quality power supply with a UPS in a single highly cost-effective solution. The series includes the ReServ1, ReServ2 and ReServ3 in indoor and outdoor units which are designed to provide simultaneous 12VDC, 24VAC or both camera power during normal, brown out and power outage conditions.

"Our ReServ Series UPS solutions help ensure continuous operation of video surveillance systems 24/7/365," said Alan Forman, President, Altronix. "They provide an economical and reliable solution to help eliminate the effects of power disturbances in mission critical operations."

The ReServ1 offers 12 outputs at 24VAC (rated @ 4 amps) and four outputs at 12VDC (rated @ 2 amps) while the ReServ2 features 16 outputs at 24VAC (rated @ 4 amps). Newest to the ReServ Series portfolio is the ReServ3, which features 16 outputs at 12VDC (rated @ 8 amps). The units are engineered with true sine-wave AC regulated outputs as well as 12VDC regulated outputs to provide reliable and high quality power. To assure smooth transition to back-up power in the event of a power outage condition, the ReServ Series features built-in chargers for sealed lead acid or gel-type batteries, and an audible alarm to provide notification of a UPS condition.

Additional features of the ReServ Series include supervisory status indicators, AC fail and low battery reporting. The units will also maintain camera synchronization, eliminating the need for additional equipment. Additionally, the units are easy to install which helps save time and reduce costly labor.

Friday, July 22, 2016

NOW AVAILABLE! Cash Register to video interface for HD-TVI,AHD, & HD-CVI

New Cash Register to video interface from AVE for HD-TVI, AHD, & HD-CVI

As long as there have been employees, there has been employee theft!

Roughly 1 out of 3 employees will steal every chance they get. Another 1 out of 3 will steal at least once. The problem for a business owner is that they cannot tell which employee steals and which one is honest by looking at the surveillance video.

Since 1988, American Video Equipment (AVE) has been supplying the security industry with the VSI-Pro Cash Register to video interface. The 1st generation VSIPro was for CVBS or composite video.  The VSIPro is solution for restaurants, convenience stores, gas stations, general retail, newsstands, bars, and any other place that has a cash register.

The VSIPro works by superimposing the transaction information on the video so that there is no doubt as to what the cashier is doing. Without a VSIPro there is no way to tell if the cashier is stealing or not!

The AVE VSIPro is currently in use by Fast Food Restaurants like McDonalds, Burger King, Dairy Queen, Subway, Quiznos, Auntie Anne’s, and more. Gas Station/Convenience store chains like Exxon, Chevron, Valero, Unocal 76, Arco-AM/PM, Sunoco, 7-11 and many more.

Other business types that utilize the AVE VSIPro include: Grocery Stores, Casinos, Banks (money counters) Thrift shops, Hair Salons, Bars, Restaurants, Golf Pro Shops, Gift Shops, General Retail, snack bars, rental car companies, Sporting Goods Stores, Bait and Tackle shops and more.

In May of this year we released the 1st ever cash register to video interface compatible with HD-TVI, HD-CVI, AHD, & CBVS . The all new VSIPro-HD is compatible with hundreds of different cash registers and POS systems.

The VSIPro-HD will pay for itself in a matter of weeks in most cases by helping a business owner identify dishonest employees quickly.