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Ari Erenthal

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Visitor Management + Access Control = Bosch AMS 3.0.1

Ari Erenthal April 13, 2021 13:34 PM

Bosch's Access Management System (AMS) v3.0.1 combines high-end access control features and high-scalability from 1000 to 200,000 users and from 32 to 10,000 doors.The newest version release adds browser-based Visitor Management to the platform.

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Intrusion Detection System and Keypad Basics

Ari Erenthal April 8, 2021 11:59 AM

Over the years, our team has compiled dozens of educational and tutorial videos designed to provide a basis of knowledge about intrusion detection systems and the equipment commonly used as part of those systems. We have compiled nearly 50 videos...

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What is a Seismic or Shock Sensor for Intrusion Detection?

Ari Erenthal March 29, 2021 12:42 PM

Seismic detectors look for vibration like that caused by a saw or drill. Lots of people rely on big, heavy, metal boxes to keep their valuables in. Of course, we’re talking about safes and vaults. The problem is that safes don’t keep people out,...

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What is a Request to Exit (REX or RTE) Detector? Bosch DS150i and DS160 Overview

Ari Erenthal March 22, 2021 18:00 PM

Building codes are written to help balance security, safety, and standard operations. That is, the ability of building owners to keep unauthorized people out while enabling people within the building to exit quickly and easily in case of a fire.


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What is a Door Alarm Sensor or Door Contact?

Ari Erenthal March 18, 2021 13:57 PM

A door alarm sensor is a magnetic device which triggers an intrusion detection alarm control panel when a door is open or closed. It comes in two parts, a magnet and a switch. The magnet is secured to the door, and the switch is connected to a...

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Panoramic TriTech Ceiling Mount Motion Detector Overview - Bosch DS9370 and DS9371

Ari Erenthal March 12, 2021 21:24 PM

Wall mounted motion detectors are normally used to monitor the interior spaces of small rooms. Mounting a motion detector in the corner of a room allows you to take advantage of the wedge-shaped detection pattern put out by a typical motion...

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Interlogix to Bosch Contact Closure Crossover

Ari Erenthal December 30, 2020 14:45 PM

Many in the security industry were taken by surprise when Interlogix announced that they were exiting the industry. System designers and project managers often try to standardize on specific manufacturers wherever possible. Keeping the number of...

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Benefits of a Combination Fire & Intrusion Alarm Control Panel

Ari Erenthal December 10, 2020 21:32 PM

Ari and Katie sat down to talk about combination (combo) fire/intrusion alarm control systems in the video below. A combo system combines several different functions including fire, intrusion, and even door control.

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Wipedown-Friendly Capacitive Keypad - Bosch B921C

Ari Erenthal November 30, 2020 15:01 PM

Facility managers and security professionals are seeking ways to keep their employees safe at work. The wipedown-friendly Bosch B921C is a capacitive intrusion detection system keypad that is wipedown-friendly. 

If you use a keypad with...

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Integrating Bosch Access Control, Intrusion, and Video Surveillance

Ari Erenthal October 6, 2020 13:11 PM

Access management is an essential component of building security. It is the process of granting authorized users the right to enter certain buildings, areas and rooms, while preventing access to non-authorized users. Sounds simple, but today’s...

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