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TESTED – Satel Slimline PIRs

Satel produces a variety of PIR detectors within the Slimline range; the models tested and reported here are the Grade 2 “Slim-PIR-Luna” and the Grade 3 “Slim-Dual-Pro” models. The Luna version includes white-light illuminators, while this Pro version provides dual technology...
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TESTED – Bosch NDE-3503-AL

Part of the Bosch Flexidome IP 3000i IR range, this fixed dome camera is impact resistant to IK10 with IP66 protection rating and has a 1/2.9” 5MP CMOS sensor, 3.2 to 10mm motorised lens and a range of “Essential” video analytic functions. It has a diameter of 137mm and height of...
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TESTED – TRENDnet TV-IP460PI

This is a compact multi-camera assembly consisting of three fixed cameras arranged around a controllable PTZ camera. It is promoted as a “multi-sensor HD camera” featuring a 2MP PTZ 4x optical zoom and three 2MP fixed lens units to provide 360° of coverage. IR illuminators...
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TESTED – Midas SpiderEx

SpiderEx is an aerosol spray formulated to help remove spiders and reduce nesting in almost any area it is sprayed. Originally developed for the CCTV and security industry to stop spiders nesting around cameras, housings and alarm sensors, its clear, odourless coating stops...
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TESTED – Optio OPA4ED28V12IRG

The OPA4ED28V12IRG camera is an IP67 rated, 4 Megapixel (2560H x 1440V) Eyeball style analogue camera with a varifocal 2.7mm to 12mm lens. It consists of an aluminium body and mount available in a dark grey or white finish. Optio products form a subset of the Vista range. Getting...
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TESTED – Squire SS100CS

We’ve tested a number of padlocks over the years in PSI as installers are occasionally asked to recommend simple or temporary solutions for various security applications, but we’ve always tried to focus on locks with an added twist. For example we reviewed a Bluetooth lock and...
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TESTED – Dahua HDW4431EMP

The HDW4431EMP is a 4MP “Eyeball” format camera with infrared support, IP67 ingress protection and IK10 vandal resistance. The camera supports Dahua’s ePoE technology for extended connection distances over network cabling. The 2.8mm lens on this model gives a viewing angle o...
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TESTED – Optex VXI-CMOD

The VXI-CMOD is a camera module designed to fit on top of the Optex VXI range of external PIR sensors to provide visual verification of intrusion. It has a wide viewing angle of 180°H x 100°V. Apps for iOS and Android allow live viewing and Alarm events to be notified remotely...
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TESTED – Eaton i-on Compact

The i-on Compact Security System is a wireless “entry-level intruder alarm” system and can be purchased as a kit as reviewed here and with a range of optional additional detector and sensor devices available. The panel handles up to 20 zones / devices with flexible configuration...
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TESTED – Hikvision DS-2CE71H0T-PIRLO

The Hikvision DS-2CE71H0T-PIRLO is an IP67 “Turret” style, 5MP CMOS analogue camera with true day /night switching and a built in passive infrared motion detector, infrared illumination and a white LED that can be used for continuous or strobe lighting on alarm. Getting starte...