Tech Tips: How To Make A Latching Relay?

  • October 15, 2020, 4:08 pm

Last week I was asked by an experienced alarm tech on how he could get a door alarm to stay on until reset if a fire door was opened. He had thought about various modules...

Tech Tips: Routine Servicing CCTV

  • October 15, 2020, 3:51 pm

As a follow up to the recent Tech Tip on what is required for a routine maintenance on an access control system I have been asked about the same thing for a CCTV system. As...

Tech Tips: Record Keeping… It is important!

  • October 15, 2020, 8:42 am

Once again we have had an instance of cards being duplicated. Some proximity cards were ordered from us with a specified site code and number range. When the tech went to the site to enrol,...

Tech Tips: Intercoms… Doing It Right By Design

  • October 14, 2020, 4:13 pm

In general, domestic intercom installs are very easy; provided some basic rules are followed.   Before you start cabling you must know what you are going to install. This is because different systems use a...

Tech Tips: Access Control…The Basics

  • October 14, 2020, 3:51 pm

Access Control... The questions to ask.   The following is a list of things that we all need to know before an access control system can be quoted.   How many users?   Is time...

Tech Tip: The Importance of Doing Backups

  • October 14, 2020, 2:33 pm

At almost every training course that I teach, I try to stress the importance of doing backups. An incident last week once again shows the importance of a proper backup regime.   The client's site...

Tech Tip: CCTV Commissioning

  • October 14, 2020, 2:08 pm

A couple of weeks ago, a customer new to CCTV asked what should be on their checklist for the commissioning of CCTV systems. This is actually quite a good question as it constantly amazes me...

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