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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...
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TESTED – Ajax Alarm System

The Ajax alarm system is a wireless based EN50131 Grade 2 range of components that can be mixed and matched to suit a variety of home and office environments. Components are available in white or black finish to suit the décor of the site. Smartphone setup, management and...
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TESTED – Hikvision DS-K1T604MF

The Hikvision Face Recognition terminal is a self-contained image capture and display device that can be used to authenticate individuals by their facial details to allow access to buildings or facilities. In addition, there is a built-in Mifare card reader and the ability to add...
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TESTED – Illustra Flex IFS02P6INWIT

This Indoor HD PTZ dome is from the Tyco Illustra Flex range and has a 30 times optical and 12 times digital zoom range with IR illumination up to 25 metres. An external variant has IR support to 150 metres. As the unit does not require an outer bowl the image is distortion free...
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TESTED – Wisenet PNM-9320VQP

The Wisenet PNM-9320VQP is a relatively large assembly that can house up to 4 fixed camera modules for wide area coverage and with a PTZ camera beneath fitted with a 32x zoom lens of 4.44mm to 142.6mm. The wide range of fixed camera modules means that the camera can cover a full...
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TESTED: Master Lock CHW30300EURHR0

While most of the work installers carry out will be invoiced at a later date there are still people that occasionally pay cash for work carried out at their premises, especially when the work is a domestic job. In this scenario it is possible that the trade van could not only be...
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TESTED – Seagate ST14000VX0008

The 14TB ShyHawk is a conventionally packaged 3.5” hard drive with SATA connection. It is promoted as a surveillance optimised drive with “superior image integrity”. Multi-Tier Caching allows for up to 64 HD video streams to be handled. Hard drives for DVRs and NVRs have...
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TESTED – Optex BXS-AM

This is a wall or pole mountable IP55 outdoor “curtain” PIR intrusion detector that has dual narrow passive infrared detection zones either side of the device. Intended for example to cover side walls of buildings in order to trigger an alarm when people approach too close to the...