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TESTED – Dahua DH-IPC-HF8835FP

This is an 8MP (UHD) box style camera with very high sensitivity and intelligent video detection capabilities. It is promoted as a Starlight+ camera. For the purposes of testing it was supplied with a 12MP rated 8.5mm fixed focal length manual iris lens. The most significant...
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TESTED – ESP Aperta Wi-Fi door station

Following on from the launch of its Aperta range of Wi-Fi door stations last year, ESP has introduced a battery-powered version with the aim of making it quicker and easier to install a security solution, without the need for cabling. The market is currently seeing a lot of new...
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TESTED – Synology NVR1218

This recorder is based on a NAS style box that can accept one or two hard drives of up to 10TB capacity. This storage can be increased by the addition of an external expansion drive unit. Before operation, software must first be loaded from a supplied USB memory stick or the...
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TESTED – AVTech AVH8516 NVR

This NVR, available in the UK from Traders Warehouse, has a removeable front panel giving access to 8 drive bays. These are unpopulated and can take up to 6TB drives giving a total unformatted capacity of 48TB. The specification supports recording of up to 16 x 5MP cameras. With...
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TESTED – Raytec VAR2-IPPOE-HY8-1

This illuminator is from Raytec’s latest range and is a hybrid design providing both Infrared and White light illumination from one network controlled device. The Infrared wavelength is centred on 850nm and a 940nm version is available on request. Power is by 4-Pair PoE or...
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TESTED – Codelocks CL4510

The CL4510 is a standalone door lock that is promoted as combining smart technology with a traditional keypad and card access options suitable for a range of applications. One of the main benefits of the system is that the user can choose the most suitable entry method for the...
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TESTED – Union DoorSense

In order to prevent the spreading of fire, smoke and heat and to keep fires contained, internal fire doors are designed to be closed at all times. This is why when you open a fire door it closes behind you (courtesy of the door closer) to maintain its closed position. However in...
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TESTED – Flir CC-3103-01-I

This is an IP66 rated corner mounting 3MP IP camera from the Flir Ariel range with a lens viewing angle designed to provide wall to wall and ceiling to floor coverage of the surveyed area. It has a curved front plate to ensure no grip is possible and that no ligature can be...
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TESTED – MaxxOne D8308

One of the D8300 range available from ShopMassive in the UK, the D8308 “Hawk” DVR has the capability to record 8 analogue inputs and 4 IP streams. The analogue inputs can be any mix of SD, AHD and TVI format signals. The Hawk is available as a 4 or 8 input recorder with a...
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TESTED – ESP GuardCamLED

External lighting is widely accepted as one way to deter burglars so if you can combine this with a camera and PIR you have a much more useful tool at your disposal. Back in February 2015 we looked at a low energy LED security light called NightHawk LED from ESP which featured a...