We've been installing fog machines for some time now at Mercury Fire and Security, and we've put up a demonstration video on YouTube for you to view.
We deal with various manufacturers, making full use of the market to bring the best products to our customers. We've dealt with such brands as Fog Cannon, Protect, Smoke Cloak and others.
These machines can be installed as stand alone devices, or connected in to your existing alarm system. They provide further deterrent to would be thieves, and can significantly reduce loss in the event of an actual break in. As we state in our video, if the thief can't see it, he can't steal it!
Furthermore, these machines can help in apprehending criminals, leaving them sightless and unable to escape before the local police arrive, particularly in those cases where the alarm system is monitored and installed to DD243 and on automatic police response.
We met with a representative from the UK based access company Green Access today.
Their product line shows a lot of promise, and we'll be investigating them further to see what benefits they might bring to our access control customers.
Their high end access control solutions are IP networked, sporting features like home automation integration, video feeds from the door, internet connectivity and intruder alarm integration. It seems a good example of a convergence product.
The example we were given of it's power was of a customer who comes to the building's front door and fobs their way in. The lift opens automatically for them and takes them to their floor. Once there, the door of their flat opens, the lights come on, and their music starts playing.
We'll bring you more on Green Access products as we work with them. In the meantime, why not register your interest today, and get in touch?
One final note from IFSEC 2013 this week, we were very impressed with the latest vandal resistant panel from Paxton.
Seen below, the unit is made from marine grade stainless steel, and is weather and vandal resistant. This unit will be perfect for more demanding door access installations, where a customers premises are subject to harsh conditions or malicious attack.
Despite it's toughness, the unit is also quite sleek, with a modern, functional design that's sure to appeal.
We expect a great deal on interest from our customers in this product, and look forward to installing it for them.
Mercury Fire and Security this week attended the IFSEC and FIREX 2013.
We're committed to keeping abreast of the latest developments in fire and security, in order to bring the best new technologies and the best prices to our customers.
In CCTV, we were as ever impressed by the possibilities of IP CCTV, and the quality and clarity of HD images produced. Cameras are now reaching 5MP and beyond. Importantly, the price seems is coming down, and our customers will perhaps be surprised that they don't have to pay too much for for high definition surveillance. There are now HD versions of all the cameras we typically fit, from vandal resistant domes to low light cameras covert cameras.
In fire detection technology, we saw wireless detection and alerting devices increasingly prevalent, which can only help to improve reliability and drive down costs. This will bring real benefits for customers who for example, have to work with a listed building where cable runs might be problematic.
We were also very impressed with the water proof call point from Apollo, which whilst something of a corner case solution, could nevertheless be a fantastic product for a wet environment; perhaps a swimming pool area or similar.
We also spoke to manufacturers in the FIREX section to further our understanding of the new BS5839-1 2013 standards.
Some of our engineers today attended an IP Bootcamp, to bolster our skills in the burgeoning IP CCTV market.
We already have a wealth of experience in IP and networking in house, but we are always working to keep all of our engineers right up to date. In this way we can ensure we bring you the latest technologies, future proofing your security investment.
The course was run by CCTV manufacturer Merit Lilin at the Jury's Inn in Nottingham.
Mercury Fire and Security are always striving to improve our health and safety policies and procedures.
That's why this week we've taken steps to have all our engineering staff register as CSCS card holders.
This will involve all our staff taking a health and safety test, as well as having their individual experience in the industry assessed.
This is just another way that we're striving to look after our staff and our customers.
You may have noticed some changes around here this week.
We're proud to have launched our new web site. We hope you agree that it looks better than the old one, and we hope that it helps you to find out all you need to know about our services.
We've designed it with mobile devices in mind too! Good news for all our visitors on iPhones and Android devices.
We'll be bringing you more content over the coming days and weeks, with the aim of having a web site fit for the East Midlands' leading fire and security company.
In the mean time, watch this space.
We work hard to make sure our workmanship is matched only by our customer service, and that's why in the coming weeks, our engineers will be attending a customer service day course.
So, our existing customers can look forward to an ever improving service, and prospective customers can rest assured that we'll do our best to exceed your expectations while fitting your CCTV, intruder alarm, door access or fire alarm.
Have you thought about your Christmas tree and the associated fire hazards?
Apparently there are 150 fires each year caused by trees, so why not visit this handy page to make sure you've managed the risks?
Nobody wants a house fire for Christmas!
Mercury Fire & Security are proud to bring our customers a new service!
We can now offer you a fantastic online fire safety training service. You can now comply with fire safety legislation by training your staff right from a computer!
Training consists of interactive games, tests and professionally delivered video.
We can now offer you the following courses!
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