What about the new CPR UE 305/11 – EN 50575 for alarm cables and security cables

Big news in July in the market of alarm cables and security cables. After July 1st, 2017, all products placed on the market will have to comply with EN 50575. But let's go into detail and find out what the norms are about. The CPR's objective is to ensure the free movement of construction [...]

Guidelines on video surveillance and privacy

When a video surveillance system is installed it is important to pay attention to what the law says about privacy. The Guarantor for Privacy issued a decision dated April 8, 2010, which sets out the guidelines on video surveillance systems by referring to the Privacy Code (D.Lgs. 196/2003). According to Italian law, it is [...]

The relationship between designer, installer and Elan’s role

In the development of an alarm or video surveillance system, two key figures have the task to complete the work: designer and installer. Between these two actors, it is necessary to establish a relationship of trust and mutual cooperation. Although there are, as natural, different approaches to work (on the one hand, a more [...]

2017-07-05T12:37:38+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

How to store unused batteries

It is essential that distributors and installers know how to store unused batteries. There are few and simple things to do: Storing the batteries in the original packaging. This allows you to protect the batteries from external environmental factors and keep the terminals away from other metals. Storing the batteries in dry and cool [...]

Save the Date IFSEC 2017: What’s the New Edition?

The IFSEC 2017 International Fair returns from 20th to 22nd June with a rich program, without neglecting traditional themes. We will see new services, exhibition areas, seminars and technologies dedicated to security and more contingent issues such as cyber security and internet of things. New and classic themes of IFSEC 2017 Among the innovations [...]

Fire at Parco Stella between short circuit and fire alarm

The investigations are currently ongoing on alarm and fire system and the causes of the fire at Parco Stella Shopping Center. At the moment the damage is estimated around 100 million euro and more than 50 people have lost their jobs due to the devastation of Unieuro Eurobrico and shops. At the beginning, the arson [...]

Perimeter alarm cables: double jacket shielded PVC or LSZH cables

Among the most common of perimeter alarm systems there is the underground system basement which requires the use of alarm cables or double jacket shielded PVC or LSZH cables. There are different types of external perimeter alarms: Perimeter Alarm - Microwave barrier Perimeter Alarm - Self-supporting with Infrared Sensors Perimeter Alarm - Fences Perimeter Alarm [...]

When and why to replace Lead-Acid Batteries?

We have already seen on this blog, how important is ordinary and extraordinary maintenance for alarm systems and video surveillance. In this regard, it has also placed the focus on the control of one of the fundamental elements for the functioning of these systems: lead-acid batteries. Today we want to focus on cases that necessitate [...]

The importance of batteries replacement for alarm system

Any alarm system for private use, and public or industrial, cable or radio, has batteries, whose charge is essential for the correct operation of the alarm system. For this reason it is good to know that you should periodically check the batteries and the correct operation of the system. To ensure your alarm system always [...]

Lead-acid batteries and fire systems maintenance

The maintenance of fire protection systems and control of lead-acid batteries are crucial phases for the existence of the system. Those stages are often mistakenly put into the background compared to design and installation of the same. In particular, the control of lead-acid batteries is critical. Many times we confuse the extraordinary maintenance, linked [...]

2017-06-05T22:14:56+00:00 December 20th, 2016|Fire Safety, Lead-acid batteries|0 Comments