Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Playing iRunner on my GT-S5830,

Tuesday, 28 June 2011


In today’s world, no house is safe. Even daytime can create the same problem as times during night. Your home security should be your priority, and the safety of your house would certainly give peace in the back of your mind. 
The question however, remains how would you make your house safe. You could be an earning member of your family, and your spouse also turns up at a nearby office. Your children are at school, and no one stays at home for the better part of the day. You can’t rely on anyone. It’s exactly during such times you will require a phone alarm monitoring system. 

Absolute can help your house get protected from any kind of burglary. The security system is easy to operate, and you can set the system in no time. 
You will be able to choose your alarm options. There is a range of alarm protection system, right from standards which is much cheaper, to more advanced alarm system All the systems are pet sensitive, and it is packed with high decibel alarm and motion detector.

Click on our website for further information,

Friday, 24 June 2011

Smoke Alarms

Smoke Alarms

Working smoke alarms are a vital protection from the dangers of fire in the home. They provide the 
early warning and precious time which can save lives and prevent injury.
The smoke alarm message, and in many cases, the installation of smoke alarms themselves, 
are among the most important community fire safety priorities for brigades.
The aim of having working smoke alarms in every home is also a high government priority.

In May 2000, a ministerial initiative resulted in the formation of a joint fire and insurance 
industry/Home Office working group to take forward the strategy for achieving this 
widespread ownership and protection. The National Community Fire Safety Centre (NCFSC) 
Fire Action Plan campaign in September 2000 is part of along-term initiative which will heighten 
awareness of the importance of smoke alarms, bringing  together campaigns 
and information, industry support, research, and the practical experience and expertise of fire 
services working in the community.

The types of smoke alarm

here are two main types of smoke alarm currently available - ionisation and optical. There are strengths
and weaknesses of both types.
Ionisation: These are the cheapest type available, they are very sensitive to small particles of smoke
produced by flaming fires and will detect this type of fire before the smoke gets too thick. They are, 
however, a little less effective where there is a slow burning or smouldering fire, 
which gives off larger quantities of smoke before flaming occurs.
Optical: These are more expensive but are more effective at detecting the larger particles of
smoke produced by slow burning fires such as smouldering foam-filled furniture.
Obviously cost and effectiveness of operation are key issues when promoting the installation and use of 
smoke alarms.
The following hierarchy of smoke alarms is set out in ascending order of cost and functionality

1. Ionisation alarm fitted with a one-year battery, which requires changing each year. This type is ideally suited 
for the target group that has the ability, both physical and financial, and the motivation, to change the battery.

2. Ionisation alarm fitted with a one-year battery and has a hush button. This has the same 
pros and cons as 1 above, but may help to eliminate the removal of the battery 
following nuisance alarms.

3. Optical alarm fitted with a one-year battery. The problems relating to battery replacement remain with this 
option. Nuisance alarms may be expected to be similar to 2.

4. Ionisation or optical alarms as in 2 and 3 above, but with the alarms fitted with lithium batteries 
with a ten-year life.  This option is more suitable where the likelihood of battery replacement is not
high, such as with elderly people, those  of low socio-economic groups and those in social housing. 
It is important that there is awareness of the need to replace  the unit at the 
appropriate time.

5. Mains powered smoke alarms with battery back-up. These are ideal for high-risk groups and
for social housing projects  for the elderly and infirm. Such alarms should be installed so as to
comply with BS 7671 and the installation should only be carried out by qualified and competent
 electricians, i.e. members of the Electrical Contractors Association  (ECA) or the National 
Inspection Council for Electrical Installation (NICEIC) registered persons.

6. Mains only powered smoke alarms. Such units are available but are not generally considered to be an 
improvement on the lithium-battery-powered alarms referred to in 4 above. Further information is available 
in BS 5839 : Part 6, paragraphs 5.1 and 5.2.
Purchase and do-it-yourself installation of battery-powered alarms by members of the public are heavily 
dependent upon the quality of the instructions provided with the units.
As part of the work following the ministerial smoke alarm initiative, the NCFSC will be revising the Home
Office smoke alarm leaflet (Wake up! Get a smoke alarm) to ensure that the information is presented as
clearly as possible.

Where to fit smoke alarms

Smoke alarms are simply screwed into the ceiling and should be fitted at least 30 centimetres (12 inches) 
away from any wall or light fitting and as close to the centre of the room, hallway or landing ceiling as possible. 
(Always read the manufacturers' instructions before fitting).
If your home is on one level, for minimum protection you should fit an alarm in the hallway between the living
and sleeping areas.
If your home has more than one floor, for minimum protection one alarm should be fitted 
at the bottom of the staircase with further alarms fitted on each stair landing.
If you choose to fit a single alarm in a home with more than one level, care should be taken to ensure that 
it is fitted where it can be heard throughout your home - particularly when you are asleep
Normally this would be at the top of the stairs. Although ionisation and optical alarms are equally effective, 
optical alarms may be preferred in this particular situation as they are especially good at detecting slow-burning
or smouldering fires.

Important: The manufacturers' instructions should be followed at all times, 
particularly where mains powered alarms are to be installed.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Blue Line Gen 2 Motion detectors

Blue Line Gen 2 Motion detectors include the passive infrared (PIR), the Quad PIR detectors and the TriTech detectors that combine PIR and microwave technologies for more advanced analysis. All models use an interchangeable mounting base, enabling easy upgrades to more advanced detection technology in areas prone to false alarms. In addition, pet-friendly models can be set to “No Pet” to allow customers to use the same product in multiple applications, reducing inventory for security dealers.
For easy installation, the self-locking, two piece enclosure, integrated biaxial bubble level and removable terminal strip in the base reduce mounting time to mere seconds. The commercial grade terminal strip is designed to prevent incorrect wiring and eliminate future service calls. A flexible mounting height allows the detectors to be positioned from2.3 to 2.7 meters (seven to nine feet) without adjustment, assuring no coverage gaps up to twelve meters (40 feet) away from the detector.
  • Pet-friendly Selectable model available – optimize installation for pet (20 kg [45 lb]) and non-pet applications
  • Dynamic Temperature Compensation – superior catch performance in any environment
  • Wall to Wall Coverage – superior catch performance
  • Flexible Mounting Height, No Adjustments – reduce installation time and false alarms, improve catch performance
  • Self-locking Enclosure with Integrated Bubble Level – reduce installation time
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Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Infinite® prime wireless alarm system

Infinite® prime offers all the functionality of infinite®
in addition to some enviable additional capabilities including a built in speech dialler.

Infinite® prime can be installed to BS-EN50131:2006 Grade 2 Class 2.

Supplied with Infintie Bell Box - ES WES 

Alarm systems are all about detecting the presence of people, particularly intruders.
Prime, however, also has the ability to use standard motion detectors to detect absence of movement,
making it ideal for added protection of vulnerable people or lone workers.
When no motion is detected within a pre-set time an alert will be triggered and conveyed to the appropriate person..

  • 32 wireless zones
  • Fm based secure transmission 868mhz European standard
  • Up to 8 keyfob
  • Up to 4 wirefree keypads
  • Built-in LCD (2 row x 16 character) with user-friendly menu-driven interface
  • Compact stylish design
  • Very loud internal siren - 85dB
  • 250m open field transmission range
  • 32 user codes
  • Custom end-user descriptors for each user, zone, HA device and SMS message
  • 256 event log with time/date stamp
  • Hardwire zone
  • Full, Part, and Perimeter arming modes with separate Entry / Exit delays and Arm/Disarm tones
  • Built-in sounder
  • Built-in Two-Way-Audio including one-touch Service Call button
  • Installer friendly utilities
  • Automatic recognition of new system hardware
  • Installer friendly utilities - transmitter signal strength, smart walk test, transmitter status list,
  • Remote transmitter deletion
  • European standard 868MHz
  • Integral PSTN communicator
  • Speech Dialler and Digicom functions
  • Remote set/unset using standard phone
  • Audible message memopad
  • Voice indication of arm / part / disarm
  • No-Motion zone type available
  • USB for local upload / download
  • Attractive Cool Blue display

Monday, 20 June 2011


Visonic launches new IP management platform PowerManage

22 Apr 11
Home security company Visonic Ltd has launched PowerManage, the company's latest version of its IP management platform.
PowerManage has been designed to serve as the all-in-one IP receiver for Visonic security systems via broadband and GPRS, supervising the alarm system and forwarding events to the central station's automation platform.
It also delivers features and tools that aid collaborative central station teamwork, Visonic said. This means a central station can assign various levels of access rights to its installers and maintenance personnel as well as maintain a comprehensive view of security activities and perform alarm system maintenance remotely.
Remote amangement features
Other remote management features include arming and disarming of the alarm system, panel programming, diagnostics, background batch operations and mass configurations, support for visual alarm verification in burglary events as well as in panic and fire events and message dispatching to homeowners.
"We developed PowerManage after lengthy discussions with central monitoring stations and alarm receiving centers" said Laila Arad-Allan, at Visonic.
"The need for reduced on-site visits was identified across the board. The new features we implemented for remote control of Visonic alarm systems, remote maintenance and diagnostics no doubt answer this need. We are confident PowerManage will help central stations reduce costs significantly and enhance their services."

Veritas Alarm System

My company has been installing these panels for over 9 years. The veritas range of panels are excellant.  If your installing as a one off DIY job your better off getting a company in to do it.  Programming the Veritas panels can be difficult.  There is quite alot of info in the installation manual to take in as a DIY job.  One example is, when you part set the panel zones 5,6 and 7 will only cause an internal alarm and nothing goes off out side.  This is a factory setting and if you need to change it you could spend some time figuring it out.  These panels have lots of little supprises like this when programming them.

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Tyco's IP SpeedDome distributed

Tyco's IP SpeedDome distributed 

16 Jun 11
Tyco's American Dynamics IP SpeedDome is now being distributed through Norbain.
The camera, which boasts ONVIF compatibility should also work with American Dynamics recorders and the American Dynamics Illustra Connect tool.
“This means that IP SpeedDomes can be quickly located on the network for fast installation and configuration,” a press release by Norbain said, “and makes the IP SpeedDome range some of the easiest and quickest cameras to install on the market."
The IP SpeedDome has 540 and 470 TVL resolution with H.264, Mjpeg, Mpeg4 and Active Content Compression (ACC) video compression technology, in addition to real time 25 IPS at D1 resolution. It has full stream sharing for up to 16 users.
Available in 35x and 22x optical zoom variants, the cameras have been made with built-in web server for camera configuration via Internet Explorer version 6 or higher, and to provide remote access to presets, tours, privacy zoneas well as to audio and camera settings.
"The new American Dynamics IP SpeedDome brings the same innovative features found in analogue programmable dome cameras, but adds the power of IP," said Buzz Coates, a director at Norbain. "In addition, full ONVIF compliance guarantees fast and easy installations combined with crisp and detailed video images."

Friday, 17 June 2011

Toshiba CCTV Cameras

Toshiba CCTV Cameras

Maintaining top notch and tight security and surveillance is always of great importance, making it more than necessary for you to make sure that you do your homework when it comes to finding the best closed circuit TV cameras. However, one of the top names that makes it easy to instantly find the type of quality that you can truly count is Toshiba. Toshiba CCTV cameras feature a level of reliable functionality that continues to make them an absolute favorite among homeowners and big businesses alike.
One of the reasons as to why Toshiba CCTV cameras continue to rise in popularity is because they carry a variety of different models which makes it easy for both individuals and businesses to find closed circuit TV cameras that will easily integrate into an existing security system or help to create a brand new security system from scratch.
As part of the variety that is offered by Toshiba CCTV cameras, you can look for those that feature wireless capabilities with strong transmission radiuses. You can also look for models that have infrared features which grant excellent night vision capabilities for around the clock surveillance.
And because Toshiba knows electronics, they fully understand that you need a full range of sensory outputs, which means that you can also look for CCTV camera models that also include audio features, providing a comprehensive security system.
In addition, Toshiba also features several outdoor and heavy duty closed circuit camera models for a robust housing design that is built to last.
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Toshiba Surveillance & IP Video

Toshiba Surveillance & IP Video, a business unit of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., 
is now offering a two-megapixel IP network dome camera featuring an IP66-rated housing that 
safeguards it from extreme weather and vandalism.
The IK-WR12A camera features a gasketed, all-steel housing combined with a built-in heater/blower for
 installation in outdoor applications. Traffic monitoring, airports, railway stations and city-wide surveillance
are the makers claim suitable applications, as well as indoors where cameras are at risk from tampering,
vandalism or accidental damage.

Because of its two-megapixel resolution a single IK-WR12A can cover a wide-area installation,
 such as a city street or parking lot, that formerly required two to four standard resolution
 cameras, according to the company. For more information, visit -

wireless detector beam products by Optex.

ADI Global Distribution is to distribute wireless detector beam products by Optex.
ADI has also launched a joint promotion with the manufactuer on itsAX-TFR wireless beam products.
For the rest of June, ADI is to offer free batteries for the 60m AX-200TF and AX-200TFRTI range to all installers.
“Optex has seen a dramatic increase in demand for active beams last year as installers of external detection systems insisted upon improved performance and cost efficiency,” Paul Nicholas, Optex’s divisional manager, said. “The introduction of the battery powered Optex active beams provides a solution to both these requirements.”
The Optex AXTFR range has been made with active beam technology to create a flexible detection solution that delivers defined detection capability and reliable performance.
“We are delighted with the wireless offering on active beams,” Julie Hartley, intruder product manager at ADI, said. “They are a great addition to the current wired product range and give the flexibility to install beams where previously it would not have been possible.”

the cloud

Could the cloud  be the next generation in video surveillance storage?

The world of enterprise video-surveillance storage has changed much over the past 15 years: from VHS to the DVR, and later to IP solutions. But there’s increasing speculation that ‘cloud’ could be the next big storage innovation in surveillance.
A cloud based solution is very appealing to enterprise customers because it offers flexibility to customers who pay only for what they use.
Cloud also offers efficiency to companies who can save on the power, cooling, and management costs of their own datacentres. Customers have two options for going to the cloud: public or private.
William Rhodes, IMS market analyst, said: “It is early days for enterprise customers to use public cloud-based video-surveillance solutions; one recent trend is to using off-site backup of ‘critical’ or ‘sensitive’ cameras.
“For many enterprise customers, local storage with off-site backup is the only cloud- based option available, because bandwidth restricts the number of cameras on a single internet connection.”
Most enterprise customers store video-surveillance data at full frame rate for 30, 60 or 90 days, depending on requirements.
However, many customers and certain enterprise sectors, such as pharmaceuticals, are often required to store the video data for up to five years, albeit at a lower frame rate.

Public vs private

Storing video for longer has often required users to use tape or vast quantities of HDDs to cover against failure. A public cloud solution could be the answer, because backup of lower frame rate video is achievable with the available bandwidth.
Despite this, customers may have concerns over privacy of the video data and the absence of major brand service providers in the market.
Rhodes said: “The other option for enterprise customers to take advantage of cloud-based video-surveillance storage is to use a private cloud.
“Although users may need to take on the cost of managing a private cloud, they will have greater control over security policies and system flexibility. The ability to control the video data internally is an important consideration for some users.”
Will enterprises need enough storage to justify using a private cloud? If only video-surveillance data is stored, a private cloud may only be used on some of the largest enterprise projects.
However, with an increasing number of governments and multi-national companies installing private clouds for internal data storage, storing data from the video-surveillance system in the same cloud could be a logical choice, Rhodes believes.

Thursday, 16 June 2011

the new Liverpool Kit

Well Well Well
Look at the new Liverpool kit, what do you think ?.

help and support

We are new to blogging at Absolute, all comments are welcome, and help in promoting our blog.
We look forward in hearing from you all.

Chris Saphier


We are now installing the latest Wireless Burglar Alarms  in homes across merseyside. These include, Text message alerts to your phone (with GSM module), The system dials your mobile so you can listen in and talk, 28 fully wireless zones with the option for one wired zone, very neat main control panel, Totally wire free bell box with 3 years battery life. Wireless personal attack alarm, Easy on/off with up to 8 remote key fobs, Wireless smoke detectors to ensure complete protection

You can have a system installed within Hrs, of making your call to us, on 
0800 8600 316

POWER MAX + Wireless alarm system
Comprising of: One Visonic PowerMax+ panel
Two Visonic key fobs (MCT-234
One Visonic Door contact (MCT-320)
Visonic Wireless bell box (MCS-710
Two Visonic pet tolerant PIR detectors (K985)
A free decoy bell box, for back of property.
Get the  full kit above installed in your property, with a 12 month warranty.

GET IT NOW FOR JUST £299.00 (web offer)


Wednesday, 15 June 2011


We launched our new website today,
have a quick look


What do you get for your hard earned money?  Well you get the control panel obviously, 2 key fobs if you will which you can remotely access the alarm system and you will also get  PIR sensors. 
The Visonic Powermax Wireless Home Security Alarm SystemSo once we opened up the box and got rid of the packaging we did what we always do and tried to set up the system using solely the manufacturer’s user manual for the alarm kit.  One thing that Visonic has got correct is the fact that they know their target audience, they got their branding spot on and the set up is tailored to those with no home security experience what so ever.
That gives Visonic mega brownie points in the eye of Cool Home Security as we always feel that there are far too many companies these days creating their manuals as if the only people that will use their alarms are individuals with a brain the size of a small planet.
We will never understand why they do this; it’s as if wireless security setup is an exclusive club with only tech geeks and brain boxes with an invite.  Don’t get us wrong, you won’t find bigger tech geeks than us at Cool Home Security but when you consider that these devices will be used by people from all different aspects of life, young and old you begin to realise the importance of a user manual “for dummies” when setting up alarms.
Aesthetically the alarm ticks all the right boxes.  It has a very nice design that can be said is quite original when comparing it to other wireless security systems out there.  It’s not a futuristic design by any means but it certainly looks quite stylish and would find a home in any fashion conscious alarm lovers (Do they even exist?).

How Durable Is The Visonic Powermax Wireless Home Security Device?

We found that the installation went pretty straight forward; we managed to hang it up on the wall without any issues to said alarm or wall.  Once we installed the anti tamper features it comes with we then proceeded with giving it a good thumping.
We like to call it our “Durability test”.  If you are a regular reader of our alarm reviews you will already know what the test involves.  For those new to the site we simply take a hammer and try and smash the alarm off the wall.
Why do we do this?  Simple, it’s because we are clinically insane.
Not really, we do it because if you are in the unfortunate situation where a burglar has entered your house and your alarm goes off; the thief will 99 times out of 100 take one of two different choices.  He/she (equal rights and all) with either run out of your house as fast as they can or they will try to bash the alarm in the desperate hopes that the siren will fall silent.
The sad fact is that sometimes the burglar is successful when they try this, and that is why it is important to test the durability of the alarm once it is secure in your houses.  What use would our wireless alarm reviews be if we praised an alarm system only to find that our mailbox was overflowing with angry folk complaining about the fact their alarms got smashed off the wall and they were on the receiving end of a nasty break and entering episode.
No one wants that to happen hence we will continue to smash alarms with a hammer.  In addition to this it’s a rather fun thing to do too.  It can be a bit of a pain to tidy the remains of the alarm up but every silver lining has a cloud.
Long story short, the Visonic Powermax passed the durability test and although the alarm did come off the wall eventually, it took a while to get the alarm to stop.  This ensures us that whoever tries to break in to a house with this system set up they will be in for a hard time.
We would like to end this review by saying that the Visonic is a great piece of hardware, it does have some minor issue with regards to the manual but the diagrams are probably enough to allow even the most non-technological individual set the device up.
We can confidently say that this wireless home security system will keep you and your family safe.  It looks good, it’s secure, it’s a bit pricey but it’s still a very robust piece of home security.  The Visonic Powermax alarm review gets a score of 7 out of 10.

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