05/01/2009

Tools of the Trade

Find solutions, services, and products to maximize your buildings' performance. This month's section starts with a focus on security

 
Security
 

Security Series roof hatches by The Bilco Co. offer increased building security by preventing unauthorized entry through the roof. The hatches use heavy-duty manganese hinges to resist prying and forced entry. Roof hatches are customizable with either keyed cylinder or detention lock to prevent the hatch from being opened, and include options for additional security, such as indicator switches for alarms, security glazing for visual inspection, and gun ports.
Security Series roof hatches by The Bilco Co.

www.bilco.com • (203) 934-6363

DSI’s new Invisigate Glass Barrier Optical Turnstile provides a unique security solution that combines tight access control and complementary aesthetics. Invisigate gives organizations flexibility in access control with customizable barriers of up to 6 feet, 8 inches. The turnstile can be configured for card-in/card-out or card-in/free-exit operations, and it incorporates tailgate-detection technology with no nuisance alarms. Invisigate is also ADA compliant and is available in custom colors and finishes.
Invisigate Glass Barrier Optical Turnstile by Designed Security Inc. (DSI).

www.dsigo.com/invisigate • (800) 272-3555

The new IK-DF03A mini-dome surveillance camera by Toshiba is IP65 rated and qualified for use indoors and outdoors, and in industrial areas. The camera is easy to install and is adjustable up to 350 degrees by rotating its cover ring by hand, and tilt can be fine-tuned by turning the screw outside the camera housing. The camera features detailed color video and a high-sensitivity CCD sensor, and integrates backlight to prevent silhouetting.
IK-DF03A mini-dome surveillance camera by Toshiba.

www.toshibasecurity.com • (949) 461-4206
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Steel Lazy Tong-style storefront gates from Illinois Engineered Products (IEP) offer an economical solution for after-hours security. The folding gates are made of high-quality, galvanized steel, and offer excellent security and access control while allowing for visibility and air circulation across many security applications. IEP also offers Bostwick-style gates that don’t lose height when expanded and contain twice the steel of traditional gates.
Steel Lazy Tong-style storefront gates by Illinois Engineered Products Inc.

www.fgfred.com • (877) 437-4623

Kaba Access Control’s new E-Plex 3700 Series Narrow Stile PIN/PROX Lock is new to the E-Plex product line. It’s an electronic PIN and/or PROX lock for narrow stile aluminum glass doors, and it works with HID’s PROX credentials (cards, fobs, etc.). The E-Plex 3700 allows PROX credentials to be quickly enrolled at the lock or with optional software, and it retrofits with many different Adams Rite narrow stile mortise models.
E-Plex 3700 Series Narrow Stile PIN/PROX Lock by Kaba Access Control.

www.kabaaccess.com • (336) 725-1331

Control Concepts Security’s iNTREO is an advanced, Web-based access control and intrusion detection system. The system uses Tridium Inc.’s NiagaraAX Framework as the technology platform. With Tridium’s NiagaraAX Framework, iNTREO is able to provide credential-based access control, event and alarm monitoring, time and attendance, video surveillance, and building-automation integration via a standard Web browser from anywhere, at any time. iNTREO is excellent for single-building and multi-site applications.
iNTREO Security by Control Concepts Security.

www.controlconceptsonline.com • (770) 888-0181
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Carpet
 

HYPOD™ Polyolefin Dispersions by The Dow Chemical Co. are thermoplastic carpet backings that are more compatible with carpet fibers and can facilitate easier recycling at the end of the carpet’s life. HYPOD Polyolefin Dispersions can be used in multiple carpet applications, and use less material than non-thermoplastic carpet backings, helping to preserve resources and energy, and resulting in lighter-weight carpet.
HYPOD Polyolefin Dispersions by The Dow Chemical Co.

www.dow.com • (706) 277-1133
Walls
 

Eco-ficient™ insulated panel products provide a number of green building benefits. The panels’ high R-values increase a building’s energy performance and reduce energy consumption. Eco-ficient panels maximize air quality, are made from recycled content, and are recyclable. They offer continuous insulation and eliminate thermal short circuits. Panels come in a variety of design choices and thicknesses.
Eco-ficient by MBCI.

www.mbci.com • (877) 713-6224
Wiring
 

Sir Nickless™ rotary cable cutter is affordable and prevents the occurrence of nicked conductors while cutting BX, MC, AC, Greenfield, and other aluminum or steel armored cable up to a 3/8-inch diameter. Featuring a curved cutting tray, Sir Nickless improves cutting performance by forcing wire to safely lie tight against the bottom wall of the cable. Its all-metal frame withstands worksite conditions, and the high-performance blade stays sharper longer.
Sir Nickless rotary cable cutter by IDEAL INDUSTRIES INC.

www.idealindustries.com • (800) 435-0705
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Lighting
 

The new SpringLamp® three-way CFL/LED light bulb by TCP Inc. combines the benefits of fluorescent lamps with new LED technology. The three-way bulb switches between 19 watts, 30 watts, and a 1-watt LED night light (comparable to a 50/100/150-watt incandescent bulb), and is usable in table and floor lamps. The hybrid CFL/LED bulbs last an average of 10,000 hours (about 10-times longer than an incandescent) and use lead-free glass.
SpringLamp® three-way CFL/LED light bulb by TCP Inc.

www.tcpi.com • (800) 324-1496
Furniture
 

The Gracile™ Lounge by Gunlocke® combines transitional and contemporary design to create a graceful, yet dynamic, feel. The Gracile Lounge features front-arm curvature, a waterfall seat edge, and flared back legs. Sturdy and comfortable, the Gracile Lounge is available in one- and three-seat options, with upholstered or wood cap arms. Options include maple, cherry, or walnut finishes, and a variety of leathers, textiles, and an optional pillow accent.
Gracile Lounge by Gunlocke.

www.gunlocke.com • (800) 828-6300
Tools & Equipment
 

Hilti’s SFH 18-A Hammer Drill/Driver and SF 18-A CPC Drill/Driver use Cordless Power Care (CPC) lithium-ion technology to deliver maximum performance, three speeds, low weight, and superior ergonomics. The tools deliver 25-percent more torque and feature all-metal gearing. LED lights indicate remaining battery capacity. Tools, batteries, and chargers are all covered by Hilti’s lifetime service, which includes 2 years of no-cost coverage. SFH 18-A CPC Hammer Drill/Driver and SF 18-A CPC Drill/Driver by Hilti.

www.us.hilti.com • (866) 445-8827
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Safety
 

Cooper Desktop Notification provides flexible, two-way communication for delivery confirmation and user response in emergency situations. The system allows authorized administrators to send alerts that act as partial-screen pop-up notices that take precedence over all other open windows and programs. Cooper Desktop Notification is customizable, compliant with Department of Defense requirements and specifications, and compatible with Windows XP and Vista.
Cooper Desktop Notification by Cooper Notification.

www.coopernotification.com • (800) 631-2148
Maintenance
 

The Super Collector Dual E1.5 vacuum collection system is portable and designed to deliver more suction at lower cost. The system features two 1.5 hp motors and two 2,500 cfm fans that deliver 3,800 cfm when measured at the inlet. Two units can be connected for larger projects. The Dual E1.5 can also be used as an air scrubber and comes with a 2-year warranty.
Super Collector Dual E1.5 vacuum collection system by Vac Systems Intl.

www.vacsysint.com • (800) 597-3955
HVAC
 

The WhisperGreen™ Premium Ventilation Fan by Panasonic comes in four different models, all including advanced, built-in control technology meant to meet today’s green standards. All models are ENERGY STAR rated, HVI certified, and long-lasting, quiet, and energy efficient. WhisperGreen contains SmartFlow™ technology to measure airflow resistance and automatically adjust the blower wheel speed to provide the rated airflow level.
WhisperGreen Premium Ventilation Fan by Panasonic.

www.panasonic.com/ventfans • (866) 292-7292
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Maintenance
 

Valuta waste and recycling receptacles by Magnuson Group can be standalone or arranged in patterns for sorting waste. The contemporary design aesthetic receptacle body is made of lightweight, recyclable steel with several options for low-VOC powder-coat colors. All models come standard with an internal bag-holding system for secure bag-holding and fast bag-changing, and are also available with rigid plastic liners. Valuta is available in 20- and 40-gallon-capacity units.
Valuta by Magnuson Group.

www.magnusongroup.com • (800) 342-5725
Software
 

Crestron’s Green Light Designer software allows you to efficiently design a Crestron commercial lighting system. After four easy steps, the software will output a selection of reports that can be exported to PDF format, and will process data and add the appropriate Crestron products to suit project requirements. It’s available as a single-install package and isn’t dependent on other Crestron software.
Green Light Designer software by Crestron Electronics Inc.

www.crestron.com • (201) 767-3400
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