Products for March 2013

AUDIBLE ALARMS

Patlite of Torrance, California, has introduced the BSV Series of audible alarm and annunciators. Less than an inch thick and about 3 inches on each side, the alarms are available in dark gray, off-white, and silver. The BSV audible indicators come with 15 preloaded, user-selectable alarm and chime-style sounds. Users can program units with up to 15 original messages or sounds in MP3 format with the optional SD card. Volume can be set from zero to 87 decibels at one meter for a wide range of application needs.

CHEMICAL IDENTIFIER

Smiths Detection of Danbury, Connect­icut, has launched the HazMatID Elite, a device that identifies explosives, chemical warfare agents, toxic industrials, and narcotics. Certified to the strictest military standard for use in extreme climates, the device is the next generation of the company’s HazMatID. Smaller and lighter than the previous version, it uses innovative sampling techniques for reliable determination of suspicious powders, plus direct surface contaminant analysis and robotics integration. It includes an intuitive interface and self-guided software, as well as encrypted wireless communications. Operators can learn to use the system in less than one hour.

CLOUD ACCESS CONTROL

Brivo Systems LLC of Bethesda, Maryland, has introduced new software designed to help federal agencies meet HSPD-12 requirements. CloudPass also enables customers to transition simply and economically to the cloud. It offers unlimited scalability, as well as great flexibility and security in a Software as a Service (SaaS) model. Field hardware automatically and securely connects to Brivo’s dedicated data center, enabling system management from desktop or mobile browser. The SaaS model frees agencies from the need to purchase and maintain computing infrastructure and software, reducing cost and time requirements for compliance with government IT standards.

COMPACT FINGER­PRINT SCANNER

Integrated Biometrics of Spartanburg, South Carolina, has introduced Watson-Mini, a small, fast, two-finger scanner that has achieved FBI Appendix F certification. It offers high-quality imaging in dirty environments, even in direct sunlight. It does not use a membrane and does not require latent prints to be wiped from the sensor surface. The unit can be used for both enrollment and verification of single, multiple, or roll fingerprint applications. It can be embedded in hardware or connected via a USB port. Its Light Emitting Sensor technology uses a charged polymer film that interacts with human skin.

DECORATIVE LEVERS

Corbin Russwin of Berlin, Connecticut, has added two new decorative options to its Piet Lever Collection. The 21G lever includes a grooved insert for a contemporary look, while the 27M lever features two machined bands for minimalist detail. Offered in a choice of polished or satin stainless steel, the levers are available on exit devices, tubular and mortise locks, and access control and electromechanical products.

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