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Fire and security


All systems Gold, ready for Orbit VCL is launching a range of intelligent systems, including the MaxCom Gold, which gives full variablespeed telemetry control of up to 16 microspheres or static cameras with alarms, two monitor outputs and PC configurable menudriven tours.

Also in the MaxCom range is the system control keyboard, which allows RS485 control of MaxCom systems and Ademco video DVRs and multiplexers. The Orbiter Lite microsphere camera range has been upgraded to an 18:1 zoom for added detail and clarity. The tough VCL vandal-resistant dome can be fitted to any 8inch Orbiter microsphere already in use.



Glass resists blast Pilkington's range of structural glazing systems now includes Blast Resistant Pilkington Planar. Under blast conditions, when combined with flexible tension systems and conventional steel columns, Pilkington Planar will deflect and absorb the pressure wave generated by an explosion. The system has achieved a UK EDICTS rating of Very High Level Protection Glazing, equivalent to that of a GSA Class 1 rating in the US.



Wall devices keep users safe with sound World Series wall and detector base sounders from KAC can be configured as single or twostage devices, are easy to install and come in four different tones. Typical current draw is less than 12mA, and the output level is 103dB for the wall-mounted device and 97dB for the detector base sounder. World Series products can be used in 12V security systems or 24V fire protection systems.



For added security Easi-T is a great catch The new Easi-T Architectural range from Eurospec offers high-end security locking. The Easi-T latch reversal system has simple hand adjustment, together with a heavy-duty sping mechanism for unsprung lever furniture. The Ttool enables the installer to reverse the lock mechanism easily without needing to open the lock casing. It includes a brass guided latch, bolt-through facility at 38mm centres, and a brass anti-saw one-piece deadbolt.



Steel and cement sandwich stalls fire Durasteel, from Promat, is a fire containment system that can withstand exposure for up to six hours. Made from composite sheet with a core of fibre cement sandwiched between galvanised steel facings, Durasteel is also impact and blast-resistant. Light and durable, the system is intended for use in storage, military buildings, airports, underground train stations, tunnels, and commercial and publicassembly buildings. Durasteel doorsets offer up to fours hours of fire protection and come in single, twin, sliding, trap and oversized configurations.



Extinguish electronic fires the green way Macron Safety Systems has launched Novec 1230, an environmentally friendly fireextinguishing fluid with just five days' atmospheric lifetime. Intented for use with electronic fires, Novec 1230 is stored as a low vapour-pressure fluid that transmutes into a colourless and low-odour gas when discharged.


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