OPTEX’S ENHANCED VERSION OF ITS LONG-RANGE LiDAR IS NOW AVAILABLE

OPTEX, the leading manufacturer of detection solutions, has developed new versions of its product firmware and configuration software for its award-winning laser sensor, REDSCAN RLS-3060 series, that brings greater functionality to the existing models. Version 8.0 of the RLS-3060 series firmware and REDSCAN Manager feature a number of upgrades for the long-range, 190 degrees 2D LiDAR series. Both models, the…

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Getting a handle on heavy duty door systems with Pickersgill-Kaye

Pickersgill-Kaye, an ASSA ABLOY Group brand one of the most trusted names in access control solutions, are experts in providing quality, high frequency handles. Focusing on high security, the handles have been built to survive the wear and tear applied to heavy duty door sets operating in busy sites like educational facilities, hospitals and offices. To meet security requirements the…

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Creating an Electro-Mechanical School

Schools are continuing to upgrade security measures for pupil safety. However, on top of all the fundamental challenges schools face, implementing well-rounded and effective security solutions can seem a great difficulty. Andrew Shaw, architectural consultant for AllegionUK, discusses the advantages of electro-mechanical solutions. Schools can equate to some of the most complex security challenges for architects, specifiers and school officials…

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New Security Fasteners from Challenge Europe Ltd

Challenge Europe are delighted to have in their portfolio the Hafren range of security fasteners – a range of anti-vandal, anti-tamper screws and nuts proven in applications from architectural and street furniture, to marine and industrial equipment. 2 hole headed (otherwise known as pignose or snake eye) A2 stainless screws, bolts and self-tappers provide a versatile and clean look to…

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SICK’s Visionary Camera Takes 3D Images in a Snapshot

SICK has launched the Visionary-T,  its first robust, industrial imaging camera to capture high-resolution 3D data with a single ‘snapshot’, whether the object is stationary or moving. The SICK Visionary-T uses high-resolution Time-of–Flight (TOF) technology to achieve superior quality 3D imaging for vision applications.  Unlike 3D vision systems based on laser triangulation, the 3D image is captured with one shot…

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Installer selects INTRATONE systems for entire client portfolio

A specialist security installer, Green Gate Access Systems, is rolling out Radio Frequency (RF) receiver equipment manufactured by INTRATONE, one of Europe’s largest access control businesses, across its entire portfolio of 400 clients with secured doors and gates. As well as this, Green Gate Access Systems is also installing Intratone’s audio and video intercom equipment at many sites, and in…

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Eurocell locks up deal with Security Hardware

Eurocell – the UK’s leading manufacturer, distributor and recycler of window, door, conservatory and roofline products – has announced the acquisition of PVC-U Window and Door hardware distributor, Security Hardware Ltd. With a turnover of approximately £4 million, Willenhall-based Security Hardware is a major supplier of domestic security hardware products and services the trade, merchanting and maintenance sectors through multi-channel…

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Security, access control and smart locks – what’s safe, what’s the difference and where do we draw the line?

Here, Justin Freeman, technical manager of The Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) – the leading trade association for the locksmithing industry – talks about the difference between security and access control, considering the problem of smart locks and the role they play for both. Facilities managers have long understood the value and convenience of a good access control system by being…

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