ON THURSDAY 2 December, Ajax Systems held its third annual Special Event. This time around, the company introduced several strong additions to its wireless security systems portfolio and also presented its own wired Fibra technology.
During the presentation, the Ajax Systems team highlighted the company’s first hybrid central unit, introduced the new versions of hubs with 4G support and also demonstrated several projects serving specific markets.
“Today is an important day for Ajax Systems,” explained Aleksandr Konotopskyi, CEO of the business. “We’ve listened carefully to our clients and partners. The launch of Fibra means that we’re going beyond our niche. We’re not a company that simply seeks to make stylish wireless alarm systems for the office and the home. Rather, our goal is to save lives and to do so with the best available technology.”
According to Ajax Systems, one of the most common requests from today’s industry professionals is for a hybrid security system. The combination of wires and radio allows the end user to cover larger industrial facilities. Ajax Systems’ engineers have been focused on a technology that ‘inherits’ the wireless user experience. The expertise that has been developed since 2011 has now resulted in the introduction of the Fibra product line.
Fibra wired devices embody all of the advantages offered by the wireless Jeweller products. A line of 2,000 metres can even cover a multi-floor building, while the power consumption is 100 times lower than the industry average for digital wired detectors.
As is the case for the Jeweller devices, data transmission within Fibra is encrypted. The devices are equipped with anti-sabotage technologies, while the system is quick to install and allows remote control via smart phone.
The control panel for the new product line is Hub Hybrid, which itself represents the synergy between wired and wireless technologies. The first Fibra release includes nine devices that almost completely copy the wireless line: MotionProtect, MotionProtect Plus, DoorProtect, DoorProtect Plus, GlassProtect, CombiProtect, KeyPad, HomeSiren and StreetSiren.
To help Ajax System solution end users eliminate unwanted stress in one click, a special line of MotionCam and MotionCam Outdoor detectors will support the ‘photo on demand’ feature. There are no worries about privacy, either. Only those system users who have permission to do so will be able to request a photo. Privacy permissions can be determined in the hub settings.
Also, with the new MotionCam detectors, it will be possible to confirm fire alarms visually. To do this, the end user just needs to create a scenario in the detector settings picking FireProtect or FireProtect Plus detectors that can generate a request for a photo.
These solutions will be available in the first quarter of the New Year.
Hub 2: new version with 4G modem
High-speed mobile Internet penetration varies from region to region. Therefore, to ensure the security of all end users regardless of communication technologies, Ajax Systems is going to release Hub 2 in two versions: Hub 2 (2G) and Hub 2 (4G). The 2G modem version will be complemented by a new one with a more advanced modem supporting 2G, 3G and 4G (LTE) networks.
Importantly, Ajax System solution users can choose a hub that suits their region, considering the available communication technology. Again, this technology will be made available in Q1 2022.
Further, the new ReX 2 now not only increases the signal range, but also controls the communication itself. Regardless of whether there are five, ten or 100 devices connected via ReX 2, their radio modules will automatically adjust for optimal power consumption.
Already available, ReX 2 built-in antennas and independent radio modules double the communication range between a hub and wireless Ajax devices, among them the MotionCam detectors. Regardless of the size of the protected area and wall thickness, alarms are transmitted instantly, with the first photo from MotionCam delivered in just 13 seconds.
vhfBridge: instant alarm delivery
Security systems always need to be connected, resilient to Internet disruptions and able to transmit a signal in case of danger. For these reasons, Ajax Systems developed vhfBridge, a module that provides a hub with one more communication channel featuring a monitoring station.
In case of an alarm scenario, an event is transmitted along the chain: from a hub to the vhfBridge module via Jeweller, then by wires from vhfBridge to a third party radio transmitter and on again from there to the monitoring station. The whole process is instant. This allows the deployment of an Ajax-produced system in those cities with unstable Internet connections, in the mountains, on nature reserves or even in desert areas.
In response to requests from practising industry professionals, the MultiTransmitter integration module – available in Q1 2022 – will receive support for detector connection with two and three resistors. In other words, the integration module will be able to distinguish more types of events from the connected wired detectors. This will make renovation in commercial properties far more flexible when it comes to multi-zone alarms and also serve to increase the number of compatible devices.
This year’s Ajax Systems Special Event presentation was viewed by partners and system users from more than 150 countries. The online event was broadcast in 14 languages: English, Russian, Ukrainian, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Turkish, Arabic and Greek.
*Watch the 2021 Ajax Systems Special Event on YouTube
*Further information is available online at www.ajax.systems