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Bosch B Series and G Series Intrusion Detection System Wire Length Limits

Ari Erenthal July 2, 2021 19:48 PM

We know we can get a bit technical...maybe a little more than a bit technical from time to time. So, here's a short and sweet post that is useful for specifiers and installers of Bosch B9512G and B8512G intrusion alarm control panels. We've...

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Fortification of the Physical Perimeter

Matt Golueke May 17, 2021 14:42 PM

While there is much attention dedicated to securing the IT network perimeter, of equal importance is a focus on fortification of the physical perimeter of a facility, given that this is the first line of defense against unauthorized site access....

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Replacing telephone lines with IP for alarm communication (POTS) - Alarm over IP

Ari Erenthal May 14, 2021 11:57 AM

Ari Erenthal, the MidChes intrusion alarm specialist for our team, evaluated the current status and reliability of using telephone (POTS) lines for modern security alarm communications. We've written many articles over the past few years about...

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Integration and Functionality of BVMS with 3rd Party Devices Using an ADAM 6050

Matt Golueke May 10, 2021 10:30 AM

Video management systems (VMS) are becoming more intelligent. The ability of a VMS to receive and react to alarms is improving and becoming more complex, fueled in part by widespread adoption and deployment of high-reliability video analytics and...

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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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