DITEK, a leading provider of surge protection solutions, is exhibiting a comprehensive line of Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) this week at ASIS 2017 (booth # 701). Featuring online double conversion technology in tower/rack mountable configurations, the recently introduced portfolio of UPS solutions is engineered to deliver the highest levels of reliability and cost-efficiency.
DITEK’s Outdoor Surge Protector for Ethernet Cabling provides a highly effective and cost-efficient solution to protect surveillance and security devices and systems. Featured this week at ASIS 2017 (booth #701), the hardened unit (model DTK-MRJPOEX) features a NEMA 4X rated enclosure with weatherproof connectors for installation in harsh or outdoor environments.
Emergency call boxes (ECBs) are a fixture in parking lots/garages and plaza areas as an integral component of a security plan for schools, airports, shopping centers and so on. The boxes are typically identified by emergency signs or flashing lights and most are activated by opening the door on the box and pushing a call button on the inside.
Cell phone cameras have made everyone who owns one a citizen journalist. Mobile journalists are quick to capture video of an incident and then just as quickly post it to social media. In some cases, this “video evidence” is used for social monitoring or even prosecutions. While cell phone cameras can be used to document anything at any time, the application is not the same as a video surveillance system.
Static electricity is more problematic when there is low humidity, no matter what the season. The issue is compounded as electronic devices today are smaller and more susceptible to electrostatic discharge. Granted, most electronics have ESD protection built in; but over time or from a constant barrage of these tiny lightning-like strikes, the protection becomes corrupted, resulting in a failure. Anytime air is warmed, this only reduces the humidity further, increasing the likelihood of a static discharge.
DITEK, a leading provider of surge protection solutions, is showcased its portfolio of Total Surge Solution (TSS) products at the 2017 NFPA Conference and Expo. Designed for complete addressable fire panel protection for AC, signaling, and notification circuits, the TSS lineup is compatible with all major alarm systems. Included in the TSS lineup are nine system-specific models, including 120V AC models with dry contacts so the device can be remotely monitored versus simply visually monitoring an LED.
At schools across the country, the summer months are often the time when upgrades, maintenance and new installation projects are carried out. Over these few months, schools are adding to or upgrading their video surveillance and security systems, improving network infrastructure, and even adding to the number of outdoor light poles, among other security improvement projects. But are the protecting the equipment as well?
We have all heard the phrase “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Security and fire prevention professionals across the country can attest to this as they routinely see losses in the tens of thousands of dollars that could have been prevented with the installation of a surge protection device. Fire alarm and other life safety and security system failures often are the result of power surges caused by events such as lightning strikes on unprotected systems. Schools, businesses, hotels and many other businesses are subject to a large number of lightning strikes and —without proper protection— these strikes can wreak havoc with daily operations and budgets.