Intergrated alarm, cctv and access system is the most flexible, scalable, cost-effective Intruder Alarm, Access Control and Building/Home Automation system on the market today. Regardless of the size of your system, modular design and flexible memory size options ensure that you are only paying for what you need. Furthermore, incredible expandibility and on-going product development and support ensure that a intergrated system purchased today is a long term investment in your security management plan, avoiding the need to replace a system that will not keep pace with your needs.
One System for all needs
The system architecture allows the equipment to be used as a stand-alone Access Control and/or Intruder system which can be expanded up to networked PC controlled Global Systems.
Integration is one of the things that makes the Concept system unique. The various Concept Module components can be installed to offer independent Intruder Alarm or Access Control or Building Automation functionality; or these functions can be integrated to whatever degree is desired. All common ‘integrated’ functionality is embedded in the system programming simply requiring Installers to select an option. In addition, by using PLC type programming features known as ‘Calculated Auxiliaries’ an Installer can integrate one or more of the primary functions of the Concept system. In other words, “IF” this happens “AND” that happens “THEN” do this. The most basic illustration of true Integration is from the single action of a User presenting their card, the system dis-arms the Alarm, allows access through the front door, and turns on lights and air-conditioning in their office. Other illustrations of how a smart Integrator can offer customers powerful integration are: Lighting automatically turns off if no movement is detected for 15 minutes but them turns on when movement is detected; Air-conditioning is turned Off when the security system is On i.e. when the building is unoccupied; Door access is denied if the security system is On (prevents false alarms & unauthorised access); Faults in plant equipment such as power failure, refrigeration failure, low water pressure, gas leaks etc are instantly reported to a mobile phone; a discreet alarm is reported to a central monitoring station if a User is forced to turn off security under duress; A garden sprinkler activates between 4.30 and 5.00 pm. on Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays (but only if moisture sensor indicates it is dry!). There are as many ways of Integrating these functions as there are problems to solve. From a customer’s perspective, Integration offers cost-reduction, efficiency, maintenance and compatibility advantages over purchasing separate systems.
Modular Design, Expandability, Flexibility
Modular hardware and software design provides the ability to adapt and expand the system to cater for virtually any configuration or application required – small or large. Large numbers of LCD Terminals, Input/Output Expanders and Reader Modules can share a secure, monitored LAN system utilizing a fast, efficient communications format. Up to 250 modules can be connected on the system, with a limit of 99 modules of any particular type. The hardware design and programming features result in a system that offers incredible flexibility. Configuration options within the programming allow Security, Access Control and Building Automation to exist as separate entities within the same system or to be integrated to whatever extent required. Overall system dimensions can be expanded beyond the capacity of a single control panel using powerful system management software.
The system LAN is a 3 or 4 wire network used to connect the modules in a system. Using twisted pair, Category 5 or similar communications cable, modules on the LAN can be installed up to 1500 metres from the Control Module, or even further when LAN Isolators are used. Data protection ensures secure LAN communications at all times, while the programmable supervisory reporting system continuously monitors the network to detect cable tamper, cable fault conditions, module off-line and module substitution. The data format used in the LAN has been developed to ensure fast, reliable communications regardless of the size of the system.
The innovative programming structure allows many sophisticated and complex operations to be incorporated into the system, while still providing a database that is easy for the installer to maintain and expand. The Concept programming structure uses the same modular philosophy as the system hardware. This means that new developments can easily be implemented while maintaining cost-effectiveness for customers. The use of “Types”, “Groups” and “Lists”, as well as sets of standard defaults, enable vast numbers of Users, Terminals, Inputs, Doors and Lifts to be quickly programmed with ease. Programming is made even easier through use of the Inner Range “WDirect” Upload / Download programme on a Personal Computer or Laptop. Entire panel databases can be programmed and stored on the computer or on CD for backup purposes. Programmable operator password levels ensure security and allow operators to be restricted to the functions and databases that are relevant to their role.