GJD brings IPAnything module to market

GJD, the manufacturer and designer of smart electronic perimeter detection and high performance LED illumination equipment, has announced the launch of its IPAnything module, described as a “simple yet powerful” input/output controller designed to convert any type of analogue sensor to an IP system or vice versa.

The IPAnything is built in a compact, heavy duty waterproof housing. It’s fitted with a 12 V/24 V DC socket to power the sensor, four alarm inputs, three relay outputs and an analogue input. This ensures that the IPAnything can truly handle all types of equipment.

On behalf of the end user, the IPAnything allows the installer to create individual network alarms to connect video management systems (VMS), IP cameras or other network devices. It also enables the installer to monitor and control alarm sensors, sirens, gates and lights. In addition, its web-based user interface is an intuitive way for installers to configure network alarms for integration with VMS software or the direct control of cameras.

The IPAnything provides flexibility as it’s easy for installers to add IP devices to an analogue-based security system. This has many advantages, including a cost-effective way in which to future-proof a site as new actions can be created and adjusted over the network. It’s also simple to add additional IP products to the network.

Greg Stuttle, business development manager at GJD, commented: “The IPAnything is an extremely useful device. It has proven itself to be a very versatile product as it’s a problem-solver for projects that require analogue equipment to be converted on to an IP system.”

Another huge benefit of the IPAnything is that it’s powered by PoE, which is more cost-effective and environmentally friendly than connecting to mains power. PoE provides advantages such as reduced overhead costs from the reduction of power outlets required per installed device. Another key benefit is reduced cabling on site, which makes an installation look neater.

*For more information visit http://www.gjd.co.uk/products/ip-detectors/ipa

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Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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