A Slew of Promising ISC West Show Picks

Notes on some ISC West exhibitor picks that caught my attention from a remote virtual tour of the show floor.

As Ed Sullivan would put it, ISC West is a “really big shew.” It certainly is one of the biggest shows in the world for the professional security industry. I’m glad that we’re rebounding from the COVID pandemic. This month, I’d like to share notes on some ISC exhibitor picks that caught my attention from my remote virtual tour of the show floor. Enjoy.

ELK Products ELK-130 High Powered Siren Driver — A very loud, industrial-grade siren driver that uses an intense sweeping yelp sound. It has an operating range of 12-24VDC, with a speaker output rated at over 500 watts! The driver can handle a speaker load down to 1 ohm and can produce sound levels up to 130db.

SECO-LARM U.S.A. SK-B241-PQ Bluetooth Access Controller Mullion Keypad with Prox Reader — Streamlined, fully app-based setup using integrated Bluetooth wireless technology. No codes to remember, intuitive app design for easy, visual programming. Provides convenience and security to the user and administrator. All data is secured on the device without the risks inherent with an Internet connection.

DMP 8860 7-Inch Touchscreen Keypad — Why can’t security be stylish? DMP made its keypad is bigger and better, with an intuitively designed interface, integrated video and pleasing aesthetics. Other highlights include two-way audio communications, ability to view onsite video, arm/disarm photos, and area arming where users can quickly see the arming status of all zones.

EPIC Int’l Surf-K & Surf-K — Primary alarm communicators that use cellular (LTE) technology to monitor any alarm system that incorporates SIA and CID formats. They can also connect to the DSC PowerSeries keybus to monitor these systems and provide users the ability to access their systems remotely via the Aryo Cloud platform and iOS & Android devices.

Ironyun Vaidio Ai Vision Platform — Advanced, evolved . . . Vaidio 6.0 offers 30 next-generation AI-enabled video analytics on a single open platform. This platform adds intelligence for security, safety, health, and operations to any IP camera and dozens of market-leading video management systems at a fraction of the cost of proprietary systems.

Ideal Twister Proflex Mini Wire Connector — This handy utility combines a comfortable wire connector with the added protection of a flexible skirt. It can accommodate the widest wire range of any orange/blue connector from two 22-AWG to four solid 12-AWG wires. Swept wing design with SureGrip cover mold offers great comfort, leverage and torque for faster connections.

4TFY V-Alert Multifunction Sensor — The product claims no false alarms with 99.99% probability of detection. It requires no construction or fence/wall modification costs. One-second processing intervals. Adjustable sensitivity for each sensor. No moving parts, slave cameras, and a pinpoint detection display.

Optex FlipX Series — The FlipX is the newest generation of indoor PIR detectors equipped with innovative pyroelectric element and rotatable lens, a feature unique to Optex. By simply removing the case and flipping the lens 180˚, the detection pattern can be customized from 85˚  wide for covering large open spaces, to just 5˚  for covering long narrow passages or windows. Dual-tech PIR and Microwave models for residential and light commercial applications. Animal immunity feature spots temperature changes from small animals and pets.

Go Simply Connect Simply Test — The designers of the Simpy 45 have now put together their own line of test gear. The devices cover everything form copper cable meters and tracing, CCTV, networks, and fiber cable meters. If the quality of testers is a good as their well-planned connectors, then we may have something.

Viking Electronics 22TB-IP — This is a PoE-powered paging speaker. It can operate as a SIP endpoint device for one-way and two-way voice paging. It can also operate as a multicast paging device with the ability to receive up to 10 streams. A hard-wired button connected to the 22TB-IP can initiate a SIP phone call. The built-in microphone enables monitoring of an area in the event a silent alarm is activated. The 22TB-IP can be programmed to automatically adjust to ambient room noise. B-IP can be programmed to automatically adjust to ambient room noise.

Veto Pro Pac TECH-LCT Wheeler – One can always tell the difference between a professional or amateur installer/technician. In viewing the exhibitors at ISC West, I ran across a familiar site to every pro: tool packs from Veto Pro Pac. Their top-tier TECH-LCT Wheeler models have too many features to list here, so make sure to check them out if you are serious about pro tools.

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About the Author


Bob is currently a Security Sales & Integration "Tech Talk" columnist and a contributing technical writer. Bob installed his first DIY home intercom system at the age of 13, and formally started his technology career as a Navy communication electronics technician during the Vietnam War. He then attended the Milwaukee School of Engineering and went on to complete a Security Management program at Milwaukee Area Technical College. Since 1976, Bob has served in a variety of technical, training and project management positions with organizations such ADT, Rollins, National Guardian, Lockheed Martin, American Alarm Supply, Sonitrol and Ingersoll Rand. Early in his career, Bob started and operated his own alarm dealership. He has also served as treasurer of the Wisconsin Burglar and Fire Alarm Association and on Security Industry Association (SIA) standards committees. Bob also provides media and training consulting to the security industry.

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