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IP interface for beam sensors launched

by Andy Clutton

pic_INT-QUADIP (2)Takex Europe is launching an IP interface module INTQUADIP; designed for PB-IN-HF/HFA, PB-F/FA, PB-IN-100AT, and PB-KH series photoelectric beam sensors.

Whilst network alarms and Power over Ethernet are standard on IP cameras, most intruder detection systems rely on mechanical relays and require a separate power source. Integrating a beam sensor to an IP security system using these legacy technologies requires a number of third-party products and man-hours.

With the Takex IP Interface Module, photoelectric beams are reportedly as easy as IP cameras to install and integrate with video management systems; start recording when a perimeter is breached, direct a PTZ camera to the location of an intrusion, or activate lighting or sounder equipment.

With IP and PoE only, an Ethernet cable from the product to the nearest PoE switch is required, utilising existing IP infrastructure already in place with CCTV, access control, and other security systems. This reduces the costs associated with installation, and provides an integrated security solution which can be expanded and configured to customer and site requirements as desired.

The INT-QUADIP module is designed around industry standard protocols, and can be integrated with third-party VMS solutions as a generic device. In addition, the module supports direct control of an increasing list of cameras, including: Axis, Bosch, Hikvision, and Sony.

Other features include a plug and play web browser interface for configuration, and a digital output for connecting auxiliary equipment. Additional details including pricing will be announced in local markets at the time of availability.

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