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Adam Bannister is a contributor to IFSEC Global, having been in the role of Editor from 2014 through to November 2019. Adam also had stints as a journalist at cybersecurity publication, The Daily Swig, and as Managing Editor at Dynamis Online Media Group.
September 24, 2019


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Vanderbilt launches second phase of SPC Wireless devices

Vanderbilt has launched another raft of SPC Wireless devices, promising new revenue streams for installers.

Part of the SPC intruder detection range, the devices feature two-way wireless technology with a 500-metre range. They are easy to install without undermining security, claims Vanderbilt.

The devices, which also feature an automatic power-saving mode, include:

  • Wireless external sounder/beacon with a blue, red or orange beacon (WSIR-EXT)
  • Wireless internal sounder/beacon (WSIR-INT)
  • Wireless AC plug style repeater to provide an alternative communications path (WRPTR)

A number of wireless accessories are also available to aid the installation process.

“We are pleased to announce the expansion of the SPC intrusion detection family with the release of these wireless devices,” said Ross Wilks, head of marketing communications at the developer of intrusion, access control and video management solutions. “This range of products was designed in response to growing consumer IoT trends, and as a result, present a great revenue opportunity for installers in boosting their SPC portfolio offering.”

With settings configurable over the air, Vanderbilt says a whole building can be fitted in just a couple of hours at a reduced cost compared to conventional wired systems.

Paul Drillsma, product manager for the devices at Vanderbilt, highlighted “industry-leading lithium batteries, resulting in an extended battery life of five years or more. This longevity can free up installers’ time for more urgent tasks, as they won’t have to go to the site as often to keep changing out batteries.

“Installs for Vanderbilt’s SPC Wireless devices were designed to be hassle-free. In contrast, a wired solution can take, at a minimum, a day’s work fitting cable. By reducing time on site, Vanderbilt’s SPC Wireless can enable installers to get more work done elsewhere, essentially meaning more profits from more jobs.”

The first batch of SPC Wireless products, released in 2018, included detectors, panic buttons, fobs and a transceiver. Next year Vanderbilt is planning to add repeaters for wired keypads, PIR cameras and wireless keypads to the range.

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