Videx Security has introduced new versions of the 3600 Series Videophone.  Based on the popular 3000 Series, the new variants include both “Standard” and “High End” models that incorporate the latest technology, voice switching techniques as well as an elegant and robust design with a white impact resistant ABS plastic housing.

The new Standard 3600 Series improves on many of the functions of the 3000 Series and is also now a more cost effective solution.  The High End Series offers additional functionality provided by hands-free speech and an on-screen display (OSD) for on screen programming and adjustment menus to cover, for Read more


Solenoid electric bolts from Alpro Architectural Hardware are being used as part of a PAC integrated access control system at the Sheffield headquarters of Capita Group, the UK’s leading outsourcing company.
The solenoid bolt is simplifying door alignment for the client since judicious positioning of magnets ensures that bolt and aperture line up correctly prior to the locking bolt being thrown. Read more

Ethernet over Power (EoP) For Security Networks

Ethernet over Power (EoP) for security networksPower over Ethernet (PoE) is an established technology which has been used for many years for powering devices over network cables.  However, “Ethernet over Power (EoP)” is a technology recently introduced by Essex-based ClearView Communications to allow security IP networks to run over mains cables.

ClearView has developed EoP to facilitate communications of IP security systems including CCTV, Access Control, ANPR, Intercoms and Public Address. It is of particular value where it is difficult or expensive to install new signal cables into a building or site, or when security systems need to be provided in short timescales, and where power cables are already in place. Read more

Codelocks chosen for use in military bases

CodelocksCodelocks’ range of access control products is increasingly being used in military installations. Be they for short term, personal or general access control needs, Codelocks Ltd are providing solutions.

In a recent application the CL1000 cabinet lock has been installed at the United States Air Force (USAF) bases at Molesworth and Alconbury.  The cabinet locks are being used on personnel lockers in the base fire station dormitories and a further application for kitchen cabinets. Specified by Independent Furniture Contracts the 300 cabinet locks in both horizontal and vertical formats provide the on shift staff quick and easy access to personal lockers and storage areas without the hassle of keys. Read more

SALTO Systems acquires Carl F Access AB

SALTO SystemsSALTO Systems in partnership with EVVA today announces that together both companies have jointly acquired the business of Carl F Access AB in Stockholm, Sweden.

Previously owned by the Sanistål Group, Carl F Access AB has been very successful in selling SALTO advanced battery powered wireless access control solutions and EVVA high security locks into the Scandanavian market and the acquisition gives both companies the opportunity to further develop this fast growing region. Read more

Physical Security Product of the Year 2010 – Terra Mount Blocker – Frontier Pitts

Physical Security Product Of The Year!Physical Security Product Of The Year! The Terra Mount Blocker is part of the Anti Terra range which is the complete range of counter terror equipment. The Anti Terra range has been successfully impact tested in accordance with BSi PAS 68, stopping 7500kg travelling at 50mph (80kmph). The requirements of the BSi PAS 68 standard surpasses those of the Department of State test standard SD-STD-2.01 Revision A, Certification Class K12, which has now been superseded by the ASTM standard F2656. The Terra Gate, Terra Blocker, Terra Bollards & Terra V Gate continued to operate after the crash test impact. Read more

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APT Takes Executive Decision on New Barrier Range

APT BarrierA brand new ŒExecutive¹ range of reliable, fast acting barrier specifically designed for the most prestigious installations has been launched by APT Security Systems (part of the APT Controls group), the high-end integrator for high-performance vehicle access systems.
With its Executive range, APT believes it is meeting a very real need in the market, according to General Manager Chris Rowlands: ³Barriers of course have a practical function in controlling traffic flows and preventing unauthorised entry onto site,² he says. ³But that does not mean they cannot be designed to blend with the surrounding area, or reflect on the quality of the premises they are there to protect. Read more

BSIA publishes guide to access control for the education sector

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has published a new guide to aid the education sector in the application of access control systems.

Education sites face a variety of threats including theft, vandalism and trespass. Therefore, safeguarding the wellbeing of pupils and staff is paramount. Access control systems can do just this by protecting assets as well as ensuring the physical safety of everyone onsite, whilst maintaining the continuity of education by preventing disruptions caused by theft and damage. Simple to use, access control systems are effective and provide staff and pupils with the high level of crime prevention they deserve. Read more