Security Wholesale NEWS - Last 6 Months (or so)

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COVID-19 Response

Summary of Restricted Business Continuity Plan For 'Essential' Security Supplies

In these unprecendented times the wellbeing of staff and customers alike is paramount.

SWL is categorised as an 'essential' supplier as we provide Integrators (who are themselves deemed as 'essential') with specific security solutions to support the physical security of vital infrastructure and services underpinning our society. We may also supply solutions to protect commercial property and those who are vulnerable at this time.

All our team are now working from home and our branch network is no longer available to 'drop in' traffic. 

If you need to order something from us, please do this on line or call your regional branch number. Our Regional Managers are your first point of contact - you can find their details here.

We'll need to know what your order is for to ensure it falls under our mandate to supply. We'll then check we have the stock you need and confirm a delivery plan - so it will be helpful to have a note about the urgency level of your requirement when you order. 

We have emailed our client database with more detailed information and posted an update to our Facebook page.

We will continue to engage with our customers with helpful updates and information when available.  

Our thoughts are with everyone in New Zealand and our supply chain partners around the World at this time.

He aha te mea nui o te ao
What is the most important thing in the world?
He tangata, he tangata, he tangata
It is the people, it is the people, it is the people

The Team @ SWL

February 2020

New Envisalink EVL-4 IP Interface: Smartphone Control of 'Legacy' DSC PowerSeries Panels

A valuable new offering to DSC integrators and their customers is now available at SWL.

EnvisaLink 4 is a powerful TCP-IP based bus-level interface to DSC PowerSeries panels -PC1555, PC5010 (832), PC5020 (864). PC1616, PC1832, PC1864.

It allows your customer to view the status of and even control their alarm panel through a standard web-browser or smart-phone. VOIP Friendly. As new software features become available the EnvisaLink 4 is easily upgraded over the network and automatically keeps itself up to date. The EnvisaLink 4 is already compatible with many major home automation systems and numerous 3rd party Android and iPhone apps.

With the addition of the free EnvisAlerts service customer control is enhanced and can be extended to anywhere in the world. EnvisAlerts also allows you to specify e-mail or SMS addresses to receive alarms, arms, disarms and more.

Avigilon NVR4-VAL Series, Workstation & Remote Monitoring Workstation Updates 

Our NVR4 offering from Avigilon is now complete with the release of NVR4 'Value Series' Servers in 12Tb 47954 & 16Tb 47956 storage configurations. They're ideal for smaller end to end solutions, still packing a punch with their ability to run appearance searches. 

We're also pleased to bring to the NZ market new 4th Generation (NVR4) Workstations in 4Tb 47980 & 8Tb 47894 Solutions. 5th Generation Remote Monitoring Workstations also bring fresh technology and capabilities to multi-screen remote sites.

January 2020

New Dahua 4Mp STARLIGHT, Active Deterrent & Full Colour Cameras

In stock are five new camera models upgrading and enhancing Dahua's capable dome and 'eyeball' turret camera solutions. These include an outstanding value for money Series-2 indoor camera 43820 and STARLIGHT enhanced 4Mp Dome and 'eyeball' options 44120 & 44122. In addition, Dahua's 'Active Deterrent' camera 44132 features two-way audio, replay of pre-recorded or custom warnings when AI rules are triggered - as well as using a bright white LED strobe. Our demo website in Christchurch consistently shows the value of this solution. We also now stock an ultra low STARLIGHT PLUS Full Colour 'eyeball', 44128 which will provide true colour evidential pictures in scenes down to 0.0016Lux/F.16 !   

Avigilon H5M: 2Mp & 5Mp Outdoor Mini Domes 

Avigilon H5M cameras 46457 & 46459 provide a cost-effective solution for budget-conscious video security projects and is beneficial for sites that require a fixed lens camera for outdoor use. This camera can handle tough environmental conditions while offering advanced AI technology for faster response times and simple installation.

December 2019

Provision-ISR Power, PoE and HDMI Solutions

Our good friends at Provision-ISR have released a number of helpful solutions to overcome some common installation issues. 

First of all we have a 60W PoE Injector 34202. Complimenting this is a PoE Extender (+ splitter 1 to 2) 34204, which we've used with great success in a number of ways. For analogue camera and access control integrators take a look at the 9CH 10A power supply with battery back up in cabinet 34560. Sean Barret-Hamilton has tested this device - it has some very useful features. 

Last but not least we're now stocking some well priced HDMI Extenders 34605 & 34610 to boost signals up to 60m.

Avigilon 'First Release' Facial Recognition with Alerts - As Part of ACC v7.4

We suspected Avigilon might be 'catching up' with Motorola's 'deep pockets' (take note) and here it is; ACC 7 Facial Recognition with much more to come...who needs expensive 'third party' integrations ?

So you're an ACC 7 Enterprise customer and have Avigilon Analytic cameras...H4A or H5A. You can receive alerts in 'Focus of Attention' now when a person of interest (POI) is picked up on your site. For Security Managers, identify a POI and 'flag' them in your system when you review recorded footage. An integration licence will enable up to 10 analytic H4A/ H5A cameras. 

There's much more to come and sooner rather than later....if you're with Avigilon, hold on to your seat !

As an Enterprise customer you already have Appearance Search to find POI in recorded footage and now 'live' notifications..and it's only going to get better and faster. Don't take our word for it, see the IPVM review here.

That's the Avigilon 'Advantage'; so if you're not an Enterprise customer, talk to the SWL Sales Team about getting on board.

November 2019

Knight Fire & Security/ SWL Reed Switches & Junction Boxes: BS EN 50131: +

NYLON REED SWITCH solutions are here. Your customers now have weatherproof, armoured, anti-corrision reed options for a variety of doors complying to European security design, manufacturing and testing standards. Check out Knight Security & Fire's tampered weatherproof junction boxes; to specify a solution capable of resisting challenging security environments here.

DSC Impassa, Legacy PowerSeries & Maxsys Arrive (at long last....)

Check out our website from 29 November......we'll be togged up and ready for the anticipated summer release of the solutions we've all been waiting for. 'Now we just need the latest DSC IoTega alarm solution to land and we're holding a Royal Flush of DSC solutions to make others fold'. 

SWL National Team Expands As Our Business Grows

As SWL roles out the availability of Alarm.com, DSC, exacqVision and Kantech solutions across our branches; we're ensuring our technical, sales and logistical support grows in line to maintain our legendary levels of technical, sales and customer service. 

We welcome Tarina in Christchurch, Colin in Wellington and Giuseppe in Auckland to the SWL family. 

See our SWL Team page here for your 'go to' branch contacts.

Alarm.com Monitored Consumer Range Arrives At SWL

We're excitied to bring the Alarm.com range of 'consumer' CCTV and Intercom wireless products front and centre to the NZ market. There are over 6 million Worldwide subscribers to this reliable and capable monitored IoT platform. Whether you're integrating an alarm system with in-built cameras in motion sensors, or taking a call from your 'Skybell' intercom at your door - Alarm.com has a solution working on it's class-leading App. Alarm.com@SWL.

MOJ Provides Helpful Guidlines Around PSPL Requirements For Electricians 

MOJ Guidance for Electricians - PSPLA

October 2019

TEXECOM PIRs & Smoke/Heat Solutions

After an abscence of 12 years SWL is proud to announce the return of Texecom PIRs and Smoke & Heat detection solutions.

Not only are these devices easy on the eye; they also meet stringent European manufacturing, performance and compliance standards. Stock will be on our shelves w/c 14 October.

Premier Elite PIRs: Premier Elite PIRs  Exodus Smoke & Heat: Exodus: Smoke & Heat Solutions

Avigilon Pre-Announces EOL For ACC 6

With the release of Avigilon Control Center (ACC) 7.2 software, an end-of-life plan for ACC™ 6 is in place. 

·     End-of-sale: Customers may purchase ACC 6 licenses until Dec. 31, 2020 

·     End-of-support: Avigilon will support ACC 6 until Sept. 30, 2021

Customers that purchase or have purchased software licenses under the following scenarios are eligible for channels to be upgraded to ACC 7 free-of-charge: 

·     ACC 6 channel licenses purchased after Nov. 15, 2018, through Dec. 31, 2019 

·     ACC 5-to-6 version upgrade licenses purchased after Oct. 4, 2018 through Dec. 31, 2019

All new purchases after Dec. 31, 2019, will require a paid upgrade to ACC 7. However, any already purchased and eligible licenses will retain their eligibility after this date. 

Nylon Reed Switches - Coming Soon

We continue to search for 'best of breed' solutions and have formed a highly anticipated commercial partnership with a European manufacturer specialising in designing and producing Nylon Reed Switch solutions. Think resistance to water-based corrosive environments, providing your customers with longterm reliable performance and peace of mind. These devices hold the promise of being a game changer in the NZ market. 

September 2019

DSC Neo Arrives !

SWL is proud to release this iconic brand to the market. DSC has been at the top of many integrator's thinking for intrusion protection solutions for more than 30 years. This gear just doesn't break and the Neo range has taken a giant stride to overcome our natural reticence about 'wireless' technology. Think of a reliable, flexible platform with a host of solutions and tools to meet your customer's alarm system requirements....now think Neo. Fully supported by SWL and ready to go.

Kantech Access Control Arrives ! 

We asked our Kantech Guru (SB-H); 'Have you had any failures over the past 15 years ?' Imagine our disappointment when he said 'YES'. Thankfully he informed us, 'If you put 230VDC into a system it's going to fry and the same technician did it twice !' Suffice to say we're backing Kantech to be a robust solution. 

Not content with solutions as we find them, SWL is working on an innovative power solution to meet stringent compliance criteria - beyond NZ's current requirements. Watch this space...Kantech

Avigilon Releases New H5 Camera Range !

To maximise the benefits of Avigilon's new ACC 7 platform, the H5 camera range has been developed to provide faster and more capable analytic features H5A.

August 2019

Provision-ISR Announces 'DDA' Analytics Capability & New Camera Range

Not only is the new GUI rolling out but we're holding our breath for analytics that will rival any Chinese manufacturer's capability. Categorise people, vehicles and bicycles....you bet.  Provide reliable facial recognition database searches and efficient notification when a match is recognised....sure. Take a look......Provision-ISR DDA Analytics

July 2019

SWL Announces Distribution Partnership With Alarm.com

Provision-ISR Release Ossia Enhancements

Provision-ISR have confirmed enhancements to Ossia for DVR and NVR platforms. These will role out from July to September.

Enhancements include: New Startup wizard, HDD encryption, POS enhancements, 802.1x Authentication Protocol, Full Analytics Support on 'F' models and new Face Recognition Interfaces. We can't wait to try it out.

June 2019

Avigilon Launch ACC 7

ACC™ 7 is designed to revolutionize how users interact with and gain situational awareness from their video security systems. It introduces Focus of Attention, a cutting-edge user interface for live video monitoring that uses our self-learning video analytics and Unusual Motion Detection technologies to determine what information is important and should be presented to security operators. By providing actionable information immediately to users, the system is designed to help ensure that critical events do not go unnoticed — even in systems with large camera counts. This new level of proactive response is set to help change the future of video security operations.

Avigilon - EOL ACC 5 Support & ACC 6 Now In Maintenance-Only Mode

Support for Avigilon Control Center (ACC) 5 software will end on June 30, 2019. To ensure your customers’ ACC™ systems are eligible for continued support, we encourage all customers running ACC 5 to upgrade to a more recent version before this date.

ACC 6 remains available for purchase but is now in maintenance-only mode. Selecting ACC 7 instead of ACC 6 when upgrading will allow customers to benefit from upcoming enhancements, as all new feature development will be for ACC 7 only. ACC 7 will also include a longer support lifetime.

May 2019

SWL is appointed as a New Zealand distributor for DSC and Kantech Solutions

Archive: October 2018

SWL is appointed as Provision-ISR's exclusive New Zealand Partner

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