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PCR’s guide to the latest security hardware

From encrypted storage devices to home security products and more, here are some of the best security hardware solutions available…

Seagate SkyHawk Surveillance Hard Drives

“Designed for AI Surveillance, the Seagate SkyHawk Surveillance Hard Drives have 24×7 workloads that can leverage up to 16TB with drives designed for DVR and NVR systems. SkyHawk surveillance drives are equipped with enhanced ImagePerfect and SkyHawk Health Management to help you sail through your toughest challenges.”

Specs:
Supports up to 64 HD cameras and 32 additional AI streams1
Now offering capacities up to 16TB
Delivers zero dropped frames with ImagePerfect AI
Enterprise-class workload rates at 550TB/yr for high reliability

Contact: DVS, Oprema, Dynamic, ADI UK

Verbatim Fingerprint Secure Portable Hard Drive

“Keeping your data safe and secure while on the move is a prime concern – not only for businesses, but also from a personal perspective. Imagine losing your personal files, leaving them on a train or in the back of a taxi, knowing that anyone can access them because they were saved on a standard hard drive. The Fingerprint Secure Hard Drive uses a combination of AES 256-bit hardware encryption and biometric technology for complete information security. Store and carry confidential data while being protected from loss or hacking. Available in 1TB & 2TB capacities.”

Specs:
Access using the fingerprint from an authorised user
100% mandatory premium 256-bit AES hardware security encryption
Up to eight authorised users plus one administrator (via password)
Supports USB Super-speed (5Gbps)
USB-C TM to USB-A cable and USB-C TM adapter
Nero Backup Software included

Contact: CMS Distribution, M2M Direct, VOW Wholesale

HANNspree HL407UPB Monitor

Martin Kent, Territory Manager, HANNspree UK: “The HL407UPB is already a popular choice for the surveillance industry. The 39.5” screen with its plentiful visual area is ideal for security purposes, and can be wall mounted to free up desk space in typically small security offices. This monitor has an ultra-wide viewing angle and a high 5,000:1 contrast ratio delivering pin-point detail from different positions, while 16/7 operation ensures reliable, stable uptime in high-use environments. Furthermore, thanks to the USB media player with auto-play, it is both simple and efficient to replay surveillance footage from a USB storage device. When sound is required, this monitor includes two high quality stereo speakers.”

Specs:
39.5”, 1920 x 1080
178° /178° Ultra-Wide Viewing Angle
5,000:1 High Contrast Ratio
VGA + 2x HDMI (HDMI CEC, remote included)
Built-in 4W+4W Stereo Speakers
16/7 Operation
USB Media Player with Auto-Play
Wall-Mountable (VESA)

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

WatchGuard’s Firebox T Series

“WatchGuard’s Firebox T Series of unified threat management (UTM) appliances give users in home offices, small offices and distributed businesses ultra-fast internet speeds without sacrificing enterprise-grade security or controls. The T15 is designed with a broad range of security services to keep smaller sites safe and is simple to configure and deploy for networks with up to five users – making it ideal for home offices and retail chain locations.”

Specs:
Designed for small office, branch office and distributed enterprise locations with 20 to 35 users
Integrated 802.11ac adapters

Contact: WatchGuard

Kramer TC82PHG-M UHD DisplayPort/HDMI KVM combiner

“Designed according to the highest security standards used by government, military and other high security applications, the TC82PHG−M is an 8−port 4K30 UHD DisplayPort/HDMI KVM combiner. The TC82PHG-M is a KVM switch, scaler and a multiviewer in a single device that enables users to securely share peripherals between networks with different security classification levels. The TC82PHG-M is designed to meet the strictest security requirements of EAL 4+ and Tempest Level II. It assures network isolation while allowing for full flexibility to the users by enabling them to view and interact with multiple networks on a single display, multiple displays, or on a video wall of up to 8 displays at full HD.”

Specs:
Ports: HDMI x2 and USB–A x2
4K30 UHD
8 DisplayPort/HDMI connectors, 8 USB–B
Supported OS: Windows, Linux, Mac

Contact: Kramer Electronics UK

TP-Link Kasa Cam Outdoor KC200

“The Kasa Cam Outdoor is a full-featured weatherproof security camera that you can access from anywhere. A built-in siren and 2-way audio can scare away unwanted visitors. Use crisp 2-way audio to greet the delivery person at your front door or use the siren to scare away intruders. With motion and sound detection, the Kasa Smart app alerts you of activity that matters. Day or night, rain or shine, Kasa Cam protects what you love most.”

Specs:
Wide-angle 1080P video
Manually zoom in
2-way audio
Easy to follow DIY installation process in the Kasa Smart app
Magnetic camera mount
Stream live video to any Alexa or Google Assistant supported display, e.g. Fire TV or Google Chromecast.
Instant alerts straight to your smartphone whenever your Kasa Cam Outdoor detects any sound or motion.
The Kasa Cam Outdoor’s IP65 rating ensures your device will be protected against rain and dust.

Contact: TP-Link UK

Kami Indoor Camera

“Keep an eye on your home, any time, anywhere. Whether you’re away on vacation or just not home, you can use the Kami Home App to keep tabs on your sitter, check in on your pets, or simply monitor your house.”

Specs:
Smart Human Detection
Automatically get alerted & start recording when unusual sound is detected.
360° Auto-cruise – An entire room, from one location.
Wi-Fi Dual Band (2. 4/5 GHz)

Contact: Exertis

Tenda 6-Port PoE Switch

“TEF1106P-4-63W is an unmanaged PoE switch with 2 uplink ports designed for surveillance installations with NVR double Uplink ports and QoS. Compliant with IEEE 802.3at/af standards, it can identify PoE-powered devices intelligently. The switch supplies a maximum PoE power output of 63 W, and 30 W for a single port. Featured with 250m extend mode and QoS function, the TEF1106P-4-63W switch is the ideal solution for SMBs, supermarkets and restaurants with smaller video surveillance requirements.”

Specs:
6-Port 10/100 Unmanaged PoE Switch
30W output per PoE port
63W output across the whole device
6KV lightning protection
Dual uplink ports make it more convenient for connecting a router and NVR

Contact: VIP UK

EZVIZ C4W Outdoor Turret Cam

“Introducing the EZVIZ Full HD Wi-Fi Outdoor Camera – This wall-mounted outdoor Wi-Fi camera uses a built-in strobe light and 100db alarm for aiding deterrence, whilst also offering two-way talk and durability in any type of weather. Furthermore, a new EZVIZ feature has been added that allows you to set customisable voice alerts to be activated when motion is detected and help deter suspicious activity, get creative!”

Specs:
Built-In 100db alarm and Light Deterrent
Customised Voice Message upon detection
Night Vision and FullHD
Outdoor 24/7 Protection and weatherproof for all year round Security
Two-Way Audio

Contact: Nimans Distribution

SEH Technology dongleserver ProMAX

“The dongleserver ProMAX is the advanced solution for server rooms and provides access to software license dongles via a network. Compared to the dongleserver Pro, the dongleserver ProMAX offers additional reliability and redundancy with two built-in power supplies and two network connections. Parameters, passwords, and certificates are automatically backed up to an integrated SD card. The dongle server is also equipped with a multi-segment status and fault display for information at a glance. The optional telescopic slides facilitate device access in the server room. It has two installed power supplies and two network connections to ensure maximum reliability.”

Specs:
2 × 10BaseT/100BaseTX/1000BaseT (IEEE 802.3)
5 × USB 3.0 ports (SuperSpeed)
15 × USB 2.0 ports (Hi-Speed)
1 × SD card
SEH UTN Manager for fast and simple installation

Contact: Bechtle Direct UK

EZVIZ DB1 Video Doorbell

“EZVIZ’s Video Doorbell has a 3MP Resolution camera and Weatherproof casing for Outdoor use. It’s 180-degree vertical viewing angle and 105-degree horizontal view, lets you see who’s there from head to toe and even talk to them when you are not home. Connect it to your smartphone via the EZVIZ app to keep your home safe. It also comes with 3 different angle plates and 3 different colour facia plates for optimum look and view.”

Specs:
3MP Resolution for high-quality video
Two Way Audio
180 Degree View
See who is at the door from anywhere via the EZVIZ app.
Weatherproof for Outdoors
Works with Google & Amazon Video Screen Devices.
3 different colour faceplates and angle mounts in the box

Contact: Nimans Distribution

TP-Link Tapo C200 Pan/Tilt Home Security Wi-Fi Camera

“Tapo devices armed with advanced technology and reliable crafting are designed to enable users to live smarter, easier, and more securely. The Tapo C200 Pan/Tilt Home Security Camera delivers simple security at your fingertips, with a device that can be controlled through one simple app interface from anywhere in the world. Equipped with Two-Way Audio, Motion Detection and Privacy Mode, the camera helps users to protect their homes and keep track of their loved ones. An ideal partner for unlocking home security at an affordable cost.”

Specs:
1080p HD video
Pan and Tilt: 360º horizontal and 114º vertical range
Advanced Night Vision: Provides a visual distance of up to 30 ft
Motion Detection
Trigger light and sound effects to frighten away unwanted visitors
Two-Way Audio
Locally stores up to 128 GB on a microSD card, equal to 384 hours (16 days) of footage
Voice Control and works with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa

Contact: TP-Link UK

Verbatim Store ‘n’ Go Portable SSD with Keypad Access

“In today’s world, the security of your confidential data is of the utmost importance. The Store ‘n’ Go Secure SSD with Keypad Access is here for your peace of mind.
The AES 256-bit Hardware Encryption seamlessly encrypts all data on the drive in real-time with a built-in keypad for password input. The SSD does not store passwords in the computer or system’s volatile memory making it far more secure than software encryption. Also, if it falls into the wrong hands, the SSD will lock and require reformatting after 20 failed password attempts. PC and MAC compatible and available in 256GB.”

Specs:
AES 256-bit Hardware Encryption

Built-in keypad for passcode input (up to 12 digits)
SSDs use flash memory storage for faster speeds, higher performance and greater reliability
USB 3.1 GEN 1 with USB-C TM connection (plus USB 3.0 adapter)
LED power / encryption status indicators
Combined aluminium / plastic enclosure

Contact: CMS Distribution, M2M Direct, VOW Wholesale

TCP Smart Wi-Fi Camera

“Indoor Wifi Mini Camera with motion sensor alerts direct to your mobile. View live-stream from your mobile. Speak to your visitor from anywhere with two-way communication. Take pictures and record videos.”

Specs:
1080p Full HD camera live streaming viewed on your mobile
Motion sensor phone alerts
Smart PIR sensor has low, medium & high sensitivity settings
Night vision infrared mode turns on in low light.
Two-way communication
Easy mount 3M tape with flexible body
Supports memory card storage up to 128GB (not included)

Contact: Exertis

HomeGuard GuardianEye Pro 1080P Wi-Fi Doorbell

“HomeGuard GuardianEye Pro 1080P Wi-Fi Doorbell is a doorbell that detects visitors and alerts you instantly. With two way audio and 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.”

Specs:
1080p video streaming
Smartphone/tablet controls
Two-way talk
Motion detection
Wi-fi connect
2MP 150° ultra wide angle lens

Contact: VIP UK

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