A Buyer's Market
From metal detectors to visitor badges, a slewof products are now available to meet everyschool's security needs.
The PD 6500i walkthroughmetal detectoris designed formaximum patronthroughput and features33 distinct zonesto precisely identifymultiple target locations.Easy to assemble,the PD 6500ioffers dual-detectionperformance by uniformlyscanning fromboth sides. The metaldetector meets TransportationSecurity Administration, Europeanairport, and other international securityrequirements. Remote monitoring and dataanalysis options are available.
The PassagePoint EDU visitor managementsystem, developed for the specific needs ofK-12 schools and districts, allows visitors toquickly sign in and receive temporarybadges. Accurate reports on visitors, volunteers,students, and others are readily availableto staff members. The software also canbe used to register any category of visitor;preprint a badge in 20 seconds; monitorcomings and goings on campus and knowwho is authorized to go where; customizescreens for each type of staff user; andaccess vital custodial information with asingle click.
The mmp100dn is a 3-megapixel "intelligent"video camera with picture-in-picturecapabilities for synchronized analyticsvisualization. The camera features wideareacoverage, day/night capabilities, andelectronic pan/tilt/zoom functionality. Thecamera is operable under harsh outdoorconditions, and with a small footprint thatrequires little infrastructure and installationeffort, it's easy to deploy, use, and maintainwhile optimally using network bandwidth.
The WZ18 all-weather integrated day/nightcamera offers 550 TV lines of resolution andmechanical filter CCD technology. The cameradelivers 65 feet of night vision and incorporates18 LEDs for a range of 100 feet. Ituses a 1/3-inch CCD image sensor and adual-window infrared cut and infrared passfilter. The camera incorporates a 3- to 12-millimeter varifocal auto-iris lens for versatileoptical function. Focus and zoom are controlledexternally by hand, requiring no toolsfor adjustments and making the producttruly plug-and-play.
The ACUIX seriesof pan/tilt/zoomspeed dome camerasfeatures multiplehousing con-figurations and fiveintegrated high-resolution,auto-focus cameras/optic systems. Theseries supports analog and digital videotransmissions and incorporates Honeywell'sIntellibus protocol for high-speed performanceand upgrades. The series includes aday/night model with 35x zoom, featuringwide, dynamic range and electronic imagestabilization for images that overcome unstablemounting and difficult lighting conditions.
The GV-2008/GV-2016 digital videorecorder features full D1 live recording andreal-time display with up to 16 camerasand audio channels. The DVR offers 30frames per second and high-resolutionimages. It uses MPEG-2/4 hardware compressioncodecs to free CPU capacity fromintensive compression tasks. The frame ratewill not drop due to CPU overload.
The 233D is a day/night network domecamera. The camera includes 35x opticalzoom, wide dynamic range, and mechanicalprecision and speed. It also includes electronicimage stabilizing, area zoom, imagefreezing between preset positions, and e-flipto automatically rotate video 180 degrees.
Network Video Recording (NVR) Softwareallows users to view, record, and play backup to 16 local or remote IP network camerassimultaneously. The system integrateswith existing digital video recorders,pan/tilt/zoom controls, and video-basedmotion-detection devices, and providesremote access to cameras using anyinternet-ready device. It features remotemanagement, remote video backup, viewingof live/archived video, and videosearch capabilities.
The Falcon FA-DR series DVR offers built-inDVD-RW archiving capability in addition tomultiple external archiving options usingUSB devices. Features include videomotion detection, digital zoom, clip/copyfunction, and a museum search capability.Additional features include remote clientsoftware with customizable display panesand a viewing screen that allows up to 64individual connections.
Tempbadge by Brady People ID
The Tempbadge school-visitor passes featurecolor-changing adhesive badges thatexpire in a day or half day. To activate thetemporary badge, apply a timing circlesticker to it—"smiley face" covers expire ina half day; "apple" covers expire in one day.The stickers clearly show when a badge isexpired. No hardware, software, or electronicsare needed.
HiTi CS-300 by Hi-Touch Imaging Technologies
The HiTi CS-300 dual-sided, dye-sublimationID card printer comes standard with a built-inIC smart card encoderand comprehensivesoftware bundles.A magnetic-stripeencoder module andRF encoder modulealso are availableoptions.
The TD4114IPII network domecamera offers power over Ethernet (PoE)support via a network connection andthird-party bridges, eliminating the need foran external power source and reducinginfrastructure requirements to a singlecable. The camera incorporates a built-inweb server with dual-compression format,network interface, and analog video output,delivering simultaneous MPEG-4 andMJPEG outputs over the network to makevideo viewable by standard webbrowsers or via PC software.
Megan Weadock is associateeditor of Security Products.
This article originally appeared in the 10/01/2007 issue of THE Journal.