PCR’s guide to the latest security hardware

From enterprise routers with extensive security features to smart doorbells, window locks and cameras, we round up the best security hardware on the market.

Kingston UV500 Self-Encrypting SSD

Specs: Full-disk encryption with TCG Opal 2.0; 3D TLC NAND; 120GB, 240GB, 480GB, 960GB, 1920GB capacities; 2.5-inch, M.2 2280, mSATA form factors; up to 520 MB/s read, 500 MB/s write; up to 79,000 read / 45,000 write IOPS; 60TB – 480TB Total Bytes Written; Marvell 88SS1074 controller.

“The Kingston UV500 SSD automatically protects data in a client desktop or laptop computer with 256-bit AES hardware-based encryption of the whole disk. The UV500 is a great choice for a primary boot drive where mission critical, sensitive information is being handled, ensuring data cannot be accessed if a device is lost or stolen.”

Contact: Hammer, Ingram Micro, Simms, Tech Data, Exertis, Avnet

HomeGuard GuardianEye Pro Doorbell

Specs: 1080p video streaming, smartphone/tablet controls, two-way talk, motion detection, Wi-Fi connect, 2MP 150° ultra wide angle lens, 16ft/5m night vision, IP65 weather-resistant casing, free rolling 30-day cloud storage service, free HomeGuardEye app.

“HomeGuard GuardianEye Pro 1080P Wi-Fi Doorbell is a doorbell that detects visitors and alerts you instantly. With two way audio and a live video feed direct to your smartphone, tablet or PC utilising the free HomeGuardEye app. Video footage is recorded on the rolling free 30 day cloud storage. Installation requires an existing hard-wired doorbell for utilisation of chime. Otherwise wired and connects to smart devices.”

Contact: VIP UK

TP-Link KC200 Kasa Cam Outdoor

Specs: Free Cloud storage, IP65 rating, wide-angle 1080P video, night vision up to 30ft, 2-way audio.

“The KC200 camera has been designed to enable users to protect what they love most and avoid having their garden valuables stolen. Its magnetic wall mount makes for a quick DIY install and can be rotated for the best angle. With motion and sound detection, users can receive alerts of activity that matters with notifications sent straight to their smartphone. Think of it as the device which keeps your other outdoor tech and valuables safe.”

Contact: Exertis, Tech Data, Spire Technology, CMS Distribution, Nimans

Ubiquiti UniFi Video Camera G3 Dome

Specs: 260g in weight, 10/100 Ethernet port, 1/3” 4MP HDR sensor, microphone, night mode.

“The UniFi Video Camera G3 Dome represents the next generation of the UniFi Video surveillance management system. It records 1080p HD video, day or night, indoors or outdoors under an overhang. Control and monitoring are easy using the UniFi management app and the software is completely free with no licensing or maintenance fees.”

Contact: Target Components

Hama WiFi Motion Detector

Specs: Infra-red motion sensor, up to 10m range, surveillance of rooms/areas over WiFi, app control, IFTTT compatible, push notifications for alarm and low battery alerts, auto-trigger lights (Wi-Fi enabled only), wall bracket installation, battery powered (2 x CR123A included), operating system: Android 4.3 and iOS 8.0 or later.

“Complete with WLAN infra-red motion sensor, the Hama WiFi Motion Detector will detect any movement within a 10m radius, immediately alerting the user of an intruder via the free Hama Smart Solution app so that action can be taken. Easy to install, the Hama WiFi Motion Detector can be wall mounted with the included bracket, permitting full surveillance of rooms, passageways or other areas within the premises. Integrated manipulation protection prevents tampering. In addition to security purposes, Hama WIFI Motion Detectors can also be used as part of a smart home network to automatically trigger lights (e.g. on the homeowner walking through the door), turn on music or activate various other commands for full intelligent home integration.”

Contact: Hama UK

Kingston DataTraveler 2000 Encrypted Flash Drive

Specs: 8GB to 128GB storage capacities, PIN protection, AES 256-bit data encryption.

“Kingston’s DataTraveler 2000 is designed to be secure, with an alphanumeric keypad that locks the drive with a word or number combination, for easy-to-use PIN protection. The DT2000 features hardware-based, full-disk AES 256-bit data encryption in XTS mode. Encryption is performed on the drive and no trace of the PIN is left on the system. It’s FIPS 197 certified, to meet a frequently requested corporate IT requirements.”

Contact: Target Components

Moobox Pro XT Outdoor Security Camera

Specs: 120-degree wide angle lens, 2 way audio, PIR motion sensor, IR night vision to 16 feet.

“The Moobox Pro XT is an all-in-one Cloud CCTV system comprising a cordless and weatherproof 1080p HD Wi-Fi home security camera plus a Hub/DVR. Unlike other outdoor security cameras Moobox has a rechargeable battery so there’s no holes to drill, ensuring easy and fast setup. Extremely low power consumption delivers up to four months running on one charge. Online Cloud storage and local DVR is included which means no subscription fees or extra charges. MooboxCam app is compatible with iPhone, iPad and Android phones. From the app you can simply and easily manage your hub and cameras, stream live video, get motion alerts and playback event clips which are stored in the cloud and on the 16GB SD card which comes pre-installed.”

Contact: Moobox

HomeGuard FHD Wireless CCTV Kit

Specs: Full wireless CCTV kit including: 1 x 8 channel NVR, 4 x 1080p full HD wireless fully weatherproof (IP66) CCTV cameras, 30m night vision, 1TB HDD, auto-pair technology for easy set up, built-in long range 900m Wi-Fi module between cameras and NVR, motion detection, smart access and control with free HomeGuardLink app.

“The HomeGuard Wireless Full HD CCTV Kit features an 8 channel network video recorder and 4 x 1080p HD day/night cameras. Put security in the palm of your hand with the ability to view live or recorded video on your smart device using the free HomeGuardLink app. With auto-pair technology the HomeGuard Wireless CCTV kit couldn’t be easier to install, with on need for messy cables and using state-of-the- art wireless technology to ensure a secure and reliable connection at all times, cameras can mounted up to 900m away from the NVR. 1TB HDD included. Additional cameras available separately.”

Contact: VIP UK

Netatmo Smart Outdoor Camera

Specs: 100° field of view, 12W dimmable LED floodlight, HZO waterproof standard, UV resistant plastic and glass, Full HD 1080p recording, 4MP video sensor, 2.4GHz Wi-FI 802.11 b/g/n, 24/7 live streaming, local video storage with up to 32GB MicroSD card, subscription-free; Android/iOS monitoring app, Apple HomeKit/Google Assistant support, size: 50mm x 200mm x 110mm.

“The Netatmo Smart Outdoor Camera can distinguish between people, animals, cars and random movements. The Camera sends users real-time alerts when it detects an unknown person or vehicle on their property. The smart floodlight integrated in the camera can help deter unwanted visitors. All these features as well as video storage are available without subscription. Specifically designed for outdoor use, the Smart Outdoor Camera is fully waterproof and simply replaces existing outdoor light fixtures.”

Contact: Netatmo

Hama WiFi Door / Window Security Sensor

Specs: Magnetic sensor, app and voice control, IFTTT compatible, works with Alexa and Google Assistant, display status “open” or “closed”, push notifications alert change of status, adhesive pad/screw on mounting, battery powered (2 x AAA included), operating system: Android 4.3 and iOS 8.0 or later.

“Part of the Hama smart home series, the Hama WiFi Door / Window Security Sensor allows remote wireless monitoring of any door or window to which it is installed. At home or away, the free Hama Smart Solution app delivers the status of each entry point as “open” or “closed” direct to your smartphone screen (no gateway required), sending an immediate alert should this status change. Status can also be checked via voice control, being compatible with both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant in addition to the IFTTT smart system. Easy to install, the inconspicuous design of the Hama sensor allows it to subtly blend into most window and door frames, with both screw and adhesive pad mounting options and built-in tamper protection.”

Contact: Hama UK

Uniview UNV 4 Channel 4 Camera CCTV Kit

Specs: Support Ultra 265/H.265/H.264 video formats 4-channel input, Plug & Play with 4 independent PoE network interfaces, up to 2MP resolution recording, 1 SATA HDD up to 10 TB.

“This Uniview IP 4-camera security kit is plug and play and features 4 independent PoE network interfaces with simultaneous HDMI and VGA output from the 4-channel NVR. It supports up to 10TB hard drives as well as cloud storage, with day/night functionality, smart infrared recording and Digital Noise Reduction.”

Contact: Target Components

HANNspree HS329PQB 32” Monitor

Specs: 32” 16:9 LED, 2560 x 1440 QHD 4K, 178°/178° ultra-wide viewing angle, HDMI + DP, 3W stereo speakers, VESA, built-in power adapter, edge-to-edge frameless, flicker free, low power consumption, 3 yr warranty.

“This monitor is designed to work hard, and for long periods, making it ideal for security applications. Ultra-low blue light mode protects eyes from strain and flicker free technology ensures continuous, reliable picture. With a 2K resolution a superb visual performance with impeccable on screen detail is guaranteed, while 178° viewing angles deliver precise viewing from almost any angle. Boasting edge-to- edge frameless design (98% screen-to-body ratio), this monitor is ideal for multi- display setups providing seamless continuity between displays. The design also includes built-in power adapter, fantastic heat circulation and VESA support for wall mounting.”

Contact: Exertis, GNR Tech, Ingram Micro, Midwich, Westcoast

Zyxel Nebula Cloud Managed Security Gateway NSG100

Specs: 4 x LAN (GbE), 2 x WAN (GbE) ports, 2 USB ports, unlimited users, 450Mbps maximum SPI firewall throughput, 40,000 maximum TCP concurrent sessions, 16 VLAN interfaces, Firewall, VPN (IPSec, L2TP over IPSec).

“The Zyxel cloud-managed Nebula Security Gateway, NSG100, comes bundled with a one-year subscription to the Nebula Security Pack, which better protects your networks through IDP, Application Patrol, Content Filtering, and Anti-Virus security services. IDP guards your business from a wide range of attacks and suspicious activities such as SQL injection and DoS; Application Patrol helps boost productivity and prevent bandwidth abuse by prioritising, throttling, and blocking unnecessary applications; and Content Filtering uses categorisation and URL filtering to stop users from accessing malicious and inappropriate sites. Finally, the Anti-Virus acts as a bulwark against malware including viruses, Trojans, worms, spyware, and rogue ware, being the first line of defence for your networks. The NSG100 can be quickly and easily deployed at a remote location through nearly zero-touch cloud provisioning. It automatically pulls policies and configuration settings, receives seamless firmware upgrades and security signature updates from the cloud without the need for on-site networking expertise.”

Contact: Zyxel

Ubiquiti USG UniFi Security Gateway Enterprise Router

Specs: 366g in weight, 512 MB DDR2 RAM, 2GB flash memory support.

“The UniFi Security Gateway extends the UniFi Enterprise System to provide cost- effective, reliable routing and advanced security for your network with management of the UnmiFi Security Gateway and other UniFi devices through a single, centralised device with Firewall, VPN and QoS built in.”

Contact: Target Components

Netatmo Smart Indoor Camera

Specs: 130° field of view, infrared night vision for night-time use, Full HD 1080p recording, 4MP video sensor, 2.4GHz Wi-FI 802.11 b/g/n, 10/100 Mbit RJ-45 ethernet port, 24/7 live streaming, local video storage with up to 32GB MicroSD card, subscription- free, Android/iOS monitoring app, Apple HomeKit/ Google Assistant support, size: 45mm x 45mm x 155mm.

“The Netatmo Smart Indoor Camera uses advanced facial recognition to provide immediate alerts if an intruder enter your home. Capable of recognising loved ones, pets and familiar faces, it lets you know if it spots a stranger while remaining sensitive to your privacy. All these features as well as video storage are available without subscription.”

Contact: Netatmo

TP-Link Deco M9 Plus Smart Home Mesh Wi-Fi System

Specs: Wi-Fi dead-zone killer, superior Tri-Band speed, built-in smart hub, connects over 100 devices.

“Deco is the simplest way to guarantee a strong Wi-Fi signal in every corner of your home up to 4,500 square feet. Enjoy fast and secure Tri-Band Wi-Fi no matter how many devices you have. Deco M9 Plus connects and controls all your smart home devices as a hub, no need for additional hub.”

Contact: Spire Technology

EZVIZ Indoor Security Cam

Specs: 110/130-degree viewing angle, magnetic base, two-way talk system, MicroSD slot allowing for up to 256GB of local storage.

“The EZVIZ Indoor Security Cam is the perfect entry- level device for those looking to protect their home and keep an eye on their property when away or on holiday. Compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and IFTTT devices, the Indoor Security Cam allows users to view live streams via the Echo Show/Spot and Google hub devices, all whilst offering a 110/130-degree viewing angle on each model respectively.”

Contact: EZVIZ

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