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Genie 101 : Network Switches

A well-designed transmission infrastructure can optimize a security system and, save on installation and operating costs. When transmission over long distances is required ethernet extenders or fiber optics are often implemented.

The use of PoE enables system integrators to easily set up the surveillance cameras without worrying about power distribution. A technology developed to deliver power through CAT5 cable. Ensuring a high quality IP image transmission Genie’s IP transmission devices employ the latest PoE technology, that are web-smart and support fiber optic transmission. With no network configuration required, the connectivity saves installation time and money. Switches allow for local connection to as little as 4 cameras all the way up to 24. What’s more Genie’s network switches have two modes: Default and CCTV. When transmission over long distances is required ethernet extenders or fiber optics are often implemented.

 

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Default mode enables the switch to work as an industry standard PoE switch, with communications between each of the PoE ports. The downlink ports will have maximum bandwidth of 100Mbps and the transmission distance depending on the cable quality, can be up to 100m with PoE (Up  to 30W). CCTV mode offers the user a further three unique features to the default industry standard.

The downlink ports will not communicate with the other downlink ports, they will only communicate with the uplink port, this function provides the advantage of further security for example; with three cameras installed outside, and another installed inside – set to default mode where each downlink port could communicate with each other, if an intruder destroys an easily accessible outdoor camera and uses a laptop to connect to the downlink port, they will be able to access all of the cameras and NVR fairly easily. However if enabled to CCTV mode, they won’t be able to access any cameras on the downlink ports because the downlink ports can not communicate with each other, they only transmit data to the uplink port (NVR).

Topology Network SwitchesThe downlink speed is reduced to 10Mbps per downlink port when CCTV mode is enabled, however the cable distance is increased to 250m with up to 30 watts PoE when using high quality cable. Running the switch in CCTV mode could prevent instability caused by layer 2 routing loop. This prevents any interference during transmission, with installers and users benefiting from much smoother and clearer images.
Network Switches

“The switches enable installers to provide combined PoE & Ethernet transmission for a range of our IP systems. With a compact, easy installation design, by providing the customer with two choices so they can utilise on the switch’s capabilities, catering to their needs. Giving them great peace of mind.” – Lee Rhodes, Technical Director

 

On models such as the IP8ESP CCTV mode can simply activated with a flick of a switch. Turning off communication between the PoE ports but, allowing communication between each downlink port and the 2 Up-Link ports. Extending the transmission distance by up to 250m and increasing power to each camera. Installers and users using the IP16ESP and IP24ESP models benefit from an interface that allows the to see real-time information about their surveillance network, such as device status, PoE consumption data and network bandwidth utilisation. With full control over the PoE ports, cameras can be configured and managed.

 

What’s more all of Genie’s network switches have gold plated connector pins and 6KV Protection, meaning a much improved connectivity whilst helping to prevent an electrical fire during a power surge. Explore and discover the full benefits of Genie’s network switches range today.

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Adrian Flux Case Study (Access Control)

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Adrian Flux, East Winch Premises, Norfolk

Adrian Flux is one of the largest insurance brokers in the UK, based in a historic mansion 6 miles east of King’s Lynn in Norfolk the company employs around 1,000 staff members and has around 600,000 policy holders as of 2016.  Parent organisations of Adrian Flux include Bikesure Insurance Services, Herts Insurance Consultants and Chartwell Insurance.

 

The Challenge  

Adrian Flux recently added an additional office as part of their operation expansion after outgrowing their current premises just outside Kings Lynn.  The company required a Paxton Net2 Access Control system for their new building. Operational continuity was important, as other offices across the country were using Paxton Net2 Access Control Systems.

AC5000SC with Hand, CPNI and Paxton Logo (High Resolution with Genie Logo)

AC5000 Biometric Terminal

The Solution

During the tendering process many installation companies offered competitive quotes to install Paxton Net2 as requested. After presenting Genie’s  award winning AC5000 fingerprint reader alongside the Paxton Net2 system, English Security secured the installation contract.

With the cost of tokens being substantial, together with the ability to use biometric and proximity RFID – Genie’s Virdi AC5000 meant that the proposed solution from English Security was not only cost effective in the long term but also extremely versatile.

This appealed to Adrian Flux, as not only were they getting an advanced system, but they were also  saving considerably in the long-term whilst keeping their Paxton Net2 system as originally requested.

The AC5000 is a “Paxton Approved Integrated” fingerprint terminal, which also offers RF-ID Card and Pin code as access methods.Further more the AC5000 is a CPNI approved terminal for government use, assuring the customer that they are investing

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Custom Back Plating

English Security is an independent company established since 1998, who have a team of multi disciplined engineers offering installation, service and maintenance of Alarms, Closed Circuit TV, Access Control, Door Entry, Fire Alarms and Safety Signs.

As part of the installation, English Security went the extra mile by sourcing a custom made backing plate from a company called Rocard Ltd, which draws attention to the reader and doorbell whilst having the Adrian Flux graphics laser etched, giving it  a real professional touch.

The Result

I’ve found the system to be flexible and reliable, allowing us a multitude of entry options, which enables us to select what suits the given situation best. The front end software makes it easy to change user rights and keep track of who is entering the building and when.”

-Robert Balls (Adrian Flux)-

“When approached by Adrian Flux they seemed keen to have the continuity with their other sites and have a Paxton Net2 system. We offered Net2 of course but provided the option of a Genie AC5000 because it offers Paxton compatibility and so much more. I was confidently able to recommend the AC5000 as an established tried and tested product while having the added assurance of the CPNI approval. We finished off the installation with a custom made backing plate from Rocard to frame the product and integrate the Adrian Flux branding.

-Charles English (English Security)-

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Genie Returns to ADI Global EXPO – Midlands Edition

Genie continues their ADI Expo Tour, heading to the Midlands to showcase our latest  Access Control and Network IP solutions.

The event will be taking place at the National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull, on Thursday 8th June. The expo starts 9.30am, with presentations from industry experts throughout the day. Be sure to visit Genie on the day as we’ll be showcasing products from our latest Access Control Solutions including our PSI Premier Award Nominee – Ac5000Sc Virdi Biometric reader. Along with products from our flagship WISH IP range.

It’s FREE to attend if you register in advance! We hope you will be able to join us as this is an event you do not want to miss, with refreshments throughout the day and a lunchtime spread. To find out more info register here.

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Vote AC5000SC in the PSI Premier Awards

We are honoured that our AC5000SC has been nominated for Access Control Product of the Year in the PSI Premier Awards. The PSI Awards recognises the best technologies and businesses within the security industry, that offer great benefits, service and ease of installation.

The AC5000SC is Genie’s flagship biometric fingerprint authentication system. The system is networkable or standalone, with an IP65 rating and, system that can detect “fake” fingerprints. At the end of 2016 the system received UK Government approval and included in CPNI’s trusted Catalogue of Security Equipment (CSE).

CPNI Approved AC5000SC

“We are very excited to be nominated and, proud to be part of the forward movement for biometric technology in access control. The AC5000 is our flagship biometric reader that has proved to be an outstanding solution for many organisations. We appreciate all the support and would love to ask people to vote for us.”

– Steve Baker, CEO

To vote for the AC5000SC as Access Control Product of the Year click the button below. We will very much appreciate your support.

Winners will be announced on 11th July at Luton Hoo Country House & Estate. For more details on the awards evening and how to attend call David Lewis on 0208 295 8309.

 

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Trailers

Genie Eco Ltd. – Mobile Surveillance with Rapid Deployment

Whether it’s for watching over outbuildings, festival events or engineering sites, monitoring vulnerable remote locations is made easier with the Genie Eco Mobile Surveillance Trailer.

Initial developments for the mobile surveillance trailer began in early 2015, with British-born CCTV equipment manufacturer and Distributor – Genie CCTV. Known for their innovations in product development and new CCTV Technologies, Genie built the first Solar & Hydrogen powered prototype which debuted at IFSEC. Throughout 2015/2016 further developments were made to the prototype, along with a mutual partnership with TCP (Taylor Construction Plant Ltd), bringing their ability of supplying the UK with exceptional construction, lighting and compaction equipment.

 

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Phil Clarke, a pioneer in Mobile CCTV installation; became another vital technical solutions contributor to the Prototype Mobile Trailer. With the wealth of experience within Genie CCTV and TCP Ltd and contribution from Phil, the three parties created Genie Eco Ltd. spearheading the Mobile CCTV Trailer business with fresh impetus in environmentally friendly Mobile CCTV Surveillance.

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Genie Eco Ltd provides two versions of the Mobile CCTV trailer that launched in 2016. The two Mobile CCTV units now come as a 110/220 mains unit and a, Mains and Hydrogen Gas powered unit. Using Hydrogen as a source of clean, renewable and accessible energy is quickly becoming universally acknowledged and recognised as a viable alternative to diesel. Offering a low cost operation using Hydrogen Gas bottles that produce up to 2 weeks operation off grid makes this product not only a true alternative but also an environmentally challenging solution in a variety of applications. Hydrogen Gas bottles allow for a  safer and easier fuel replenishment method by only requiring one person to replenish Hydrogen gas bottles and no tools being used, compared to diesel or petrol run generator units. The eco design of the trailer means it is virtually silent in operation, dramatically reducing the impact on the environment and built up areas where local residents may be affected. Providing efficient energy with 0% emissions from point of delivery makes the Genie Eco Mobile CCTV Trailer one of the most eco-friendly surveillance solutions in the market today.

 

Trailer mast with 360° Camera and Detectors

Both units can be fitted with either a 360º Degree High Definition Pan Tilt and Zoom camera (Pictured) or, with four fixed Mega Pixel cameras. Fitted onto a Hydraulic Tower Mast that can reach up to 9 metres in height. The Mobile CCTV trailer offers the client the assurance of 24/7 commercial monitoring for out of hours security monitoring, with 4 Radio motion detectors fitted to the mast giving early detection to site intrusions. Additional Radio detectors from the same manufacturer are able to be added, giving site owners the benefit to extend their detection zones within a 100 metre radius of the Mobile CCTV Trailer. The 3G/4G Dual SIM telecommunications Router will transmit the camera video transmission from the site to the Monitoring station where intrusions are monitored and acted upon and transacted.

 

The Eco Mobile Surveillance Trailer is designed to be deployed quickly and easily to remote locations as the complete Trailer weighs under 750kg and thereby not requiring any towing licensed personnel to transport the Trailer. This also offers great benefits to the site owner, if they required to move the trailer around the site at urgent notice. Offering a separate customer control monitoring service (optional), with secure remote monitoring being accessible from your own handset with the free smart phone app, or monitoring via a tablet/PC, this makes an unbeatable system that adds ease and flexibility to the end user’s needs.

 

 


For more information on our Mobile CCTV Trailer and other products, please call us on

01707 330 541 or you can email one of our representatives:

Genie Eco Ltd. – John Boorman – John.boorman@genie-eco.com
Genie Eco Ltd. – Phil Clarke – Phil.clarke@genie-eco.com
TCP – Simon Meades – Smeades@tcp.eu.com

Virdi by Genie

New Two Year Product Warranty on Virdi Products!

Genie are proud to announce that a two year warranty period is now offered on all Virdi products.

 

Customers will now benefit from a full two year warranty on our Virdi product range. The new warranty applies to purchases made on 1st April 2017 onwards. Here at Genie we always strive to bring you high quality products and we are proud to announce that any product in the Virdi range, including our CPNI approved AC5000; is now covered by a two year warranty.

 

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“Genie has built its reputation on delivering the best possible products and service for its customers and this extended warranty reflects our commitment to the delivery of excellence. Showing a clear demonstration of Genie’s ability to ensure that our products deliver maximum performance for customers throughout their working life.”

John Boorman – Sales and Marketing Director

The new warranty period takes effect from 1st April 2017. For further information on Genie’s warranty periods please visit our customer information page here.


This announcement follows on from our warranty extension on our flagship WISH range products back in January. As we intend to provide exceptional service to our customer base. To know they can count on our commitment to ensuring our product’s operational continuity – today, tomorrow and well into the future.

New Hard Drives

Genie Launches New 8TB & 10TB Hard Drives

We are proud to announce that we are expanding our hard drive range, with 8TB & 10TB Hard Drives now available. The hard drives are provided by Seagate, from their Skyhawk Surveillance range. Built to keep systems in the field longer and reduce the need for post-deployment support.

The new Hard drives allow up to 10k+ Hours of HD video, using 35% less power, whilst supporting twice as many cameras. Designed for Genie’s various Network and Digital Video Recorders, for vigilant surveillance.

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RAILTEX

Genie Eco’s Mobile Surveillance Trailer Heads to Railtex

Genie Eco’s Mobile Surveillance Trailer will be showcased at Railtex – The international Exhibition of Railway Equipment, Systems and Services.

 

The event will be taking place at the NEC in Birmingham, from Tuesday 9th May – Thursday 11th May. With Keynote speeches, seminars and discussion forums with industry experts across the three days. Genie Eco Ltd. With our supplier TCP showcasing the Genie Eco Surveillance Trailer, on Stand V11. With representatives on site to offer live demos and answer any queries.

 

 

Using 4 fixed Mega Pixel cameras or a 360º Degree High Definition Pan Tilt and Zoom camera on the Hydraulic Tower of the Mobile Surveillance Trailer, offers the client the assurance of 24/7 commercial monitoring for out of hours security monitoring of detection activated situations. With a low cost operation by using Hydrogen Gas bottles offering 2 weeks operation off grid. Safe and easy fuel replenishment using Hydrogen Gas bottles, compared to Diesel or Petrol run Generator units. We believe the Mobile Surveillance Trailer is ideal for rail monitoring so are very excited to be putting in front of the industry’s leading managers and engineers.

 

Keeping an eye on rail tracks, engineer projects or vulnerable remote locations is made easier with closed circuit television, and mobile units add flexibility to the mix. Secure remote monitoring can be accessed from your own handset with our free smartphone app, making this an unbeatable system. Our team will be pleased to talk to visitors at Railtex about what it can do for them.

It’s FREE to attend if you register in advance! We hope you will be able to join us as this is an event you do not want to miss. To find out more info register here.

 

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Genie Heads To NSI Installer Summit 2017

Genie will be heading to the NSI Installer Summit, offering live demonstrations of our latest Access Control solutions and Network IP product range.

The event will be taking place at the NEC in Birmingham, on Thursday 30th March. With presentations from industry experts throughout the day. Be sure to visit Genie on Stand 39, situated in the Vox Conference Centre. We’ll be showcasing products from our latest Access Control Solutions including Virdi Biometrics along with our latest H.265 products from our Network IP range.

It’s FREE to attend if you register in advance! We hope you will be able to join us as this is an event you do not want to miss, with presentations from industry peers and experts giving insight on the latest NSI news and industry best practices. To find out more info register here.

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WISH Product Range

New Three-Year Product Warranty on Wish IP and AHD Products.

Genie are proud to announce a new three-year product warranty on our WISH IP and AHD Products.

Customers will now benefit from a full 3-year warranty on our flagship WISH CCTV product range, available in AHD and IP. The new warranty applies to purchases made on 1st January 2017 onwards. This extended, comprehensive warranty period is one of the ways that Genie intends to provide exceptional service to its customer base. To know they can count on our commitment to ensuring our WISH range’s operational continuity – today, tomorrow and well into the future.

Genie Wish Range

 “We are naturally very pleased to be able to extend the warranty period on our proven WISH ranges of IP and AHD systems”

John Boorman- Sales and Marketing Director

For further information on Genie’s warranty information, click here.