The security market has changed over the last ten years. As we enter a new decade the home owner and business manager have new tools to protect property and information. This list highlights the market leading companies that Spadina Security Incorporated has followed from the last millennium and new companies bringing new blood to the fight against crime.
Paradox Security Systems
Finally, colour screens have come to burglar alarms. The Grafica has always been the coolest keypad available – it will play happy birthday for you on your birthday and show you a floor plan of your home or business with open doors, windows, motion detectors and other zones. Now our friends at Paradox have improved this keypad with a LCD colour screen.
When not in use family photos or corporate images can be displayed on the screen, similar to a digital picture frame.
Have you ever wanted to check if your alarm system is armed from your smart phone? With the IP100 module you can access information from your alarm system and even make changes to the system remotely.
Your alarm system can now email you when it is armed or disarmed and when zones are in alarm.
Only Mul-T-Lock can take one key and make it work on every lock you use in a day. To that end they have released this weldable lock. Ideal for any gate, this lock can be welded directly to a steel gate or bolted to any gate.
The usual benefits of Mul-T-Lock apply: Key control, pick and drill resistant and, of course, tamper resistant. (All that means is that Mul-T-Lock looked at common attacks and added built-in protection)
TLO – Temporary Lock Out
Mul-T-Lock continues to give us advanced features without batteries. This new TLO option takes mechanical keying to the next level. Available on any cylinder that allows 360 degree rotation of the plug. In basic terms, you can turn off some keys and then turn them back on by using a special key.
You can make a server room inaccessible on the weekend.
Schools have new threats – intruders and guns. Many Universities and schools already have special lock down procedures in place where teachers lock their classrooms to prevent access to armed madmen. The problem is that teachers must open their classroom door to lock it. Now we offer the “Intruder Function” for classroom locks. This allows a teacher to lock the outside handle of the door with a key from the inside. For safety reasons the inside handle always remains unlocked.
New Digital Video Recorders (DVR)
Video technology is finally coming of age – and at reasonable prices. Now we can watch our babies on video for a few hundred dollars where ten years ago a similar video system would cost a thousand dollars. Twenty years ago parents had to be content with audio baby monitors and my parents had to actually get up off the couch and look in the room to see if I was ok when I was a baby.
Today you can watch video images of your driving with our Car-DVR, you can see who came to your front door with our door viewer DVR, and you can record your wife’s play on your Pen DVR. All at reasonable prices.Jason Scheide