PortaGuard

PortaGuard is a fully portable, all in one, wireless integrated alert and communications system, which can be customised and optioned with:

  • Security Alarm
  • Security Surveillance Cameras
  • Medical/First Aid Alarm
  • Fire/Evacuation Alarm
  • Emergency Telephone
  • Emergency Lighting

It is ideal where a temporary communications and alert system is required on short notice, to provide Electronic Security and WHS/OHS related requirements where no physical communications cabling is available.

 

PortaGuard can be customised to suit all applications, industries and individual requirements.

 

Typical examples  include Building/Construction sites, Outdoor Expos/Functions, Mining, Storage yards, Car yards,  Temporary buildings / Containers, Outdoor works such as Road / Tunnel / Bridge Works, Remote - One Person work areas, Temporary high security alarm system (where the main alarm system at the site has been damaged after a break-in or has failed)

                                        

The PortaGuard communications module communicates within ‘Virtual Private Networks’ (VPN) provided by Optus and Telstra. These VPN’s are dedicated for alarm data only and ensures all data transmitted and received is secure. Further all messages are encrypted ‘end to end’, using the International Advanced Encryption Standard (AES128)

 

Reliable communications is ensured by using Dual Sim paths, ie two Telcos (Optus and Telstra) allowing seamless switching between both networks, guaranteeing a network availability of 99.9% .

 

Emailing and SMS texting of events to your sites personnel is also available in addition to the above.

 

Your site personnel also has the option of Smart Phone Remote Arming / Disarming of the PortaGuard, where each action remotely logged and user is identified

 

Automatic Arm/Disarm on a set schedule is also available.


Control Module (Base System)

  • 16 X Input controller
  • 2 X 10W Sirens / Speakers enclosed in a heavy duty vented hood
  • 4 X Strobes (Red, Blue, Clear, Amber)
  • Digital Keypad with a 2 line LCD Display
  • Telescopic Head Unit
  • Rechargeable Backup Battery (monitored)
  • AC Power Adapter (monitored)
  • 8 Way Fused Distribution with fuse fault monitoring
  • GPRS/3G Communications Module (monitored)

Mounted on a self-standing industrial pole, powder coated safety yellow. Four securing points are provided on the base plate to secure to solid ground.

 

The Audible and Visual alerts (as well as cameras, detectors and emergency lighting, if optioned) are mounted on the telescopic head unit and can be adjusted to suit various heights.

 


Communication (GPRS / 3G)  Polling to the monitoring Centre

Various Data Communication plans are available for remote monitoring of the PortaGuard, depending on the level of security required (ie from residential to major financial institutions)

 

Class 2 …      12 Hour polling (with Dual SIM Optus and Telstra)

Class 2+ …    1 Hour polling (with Dual SIM Optus and Telstra)

Class 3 …      120 second polling (with Dual SIM Optus and Telstra)

Class 4 ...      60 second polling (with Dual SIM Optus and Telstra)

Class 5 …      20 second polling (with Dual SIM Optus and Telstra)

 


Security Alarm Option

4 X Wired Dual Technology (PIR/Microwave) Detection Sensors, mounted on each side of the telescopic head unit, providing front, rear and both sides, detection coverage.

  • Tamper Protection on PortaGuard Service Door
  • Shock Sensor
  • Remote ARM/DISARM with a Smart Phone
  • Automatic ARM/DISARM via a set schedule
  • Reports individual alarm status, as well as system generated alarms (eg AC Power Fail, Low Battery, Aux Fuse Fail, Individual User ARM/DISARM, Wireless supervision loss (if wireless detectors in use – see below for options available) 

 


 

Security Camera Surveillance Option

4 X High Resolution Surveillance Cameras, mounted on each side of the telescopic head unit, providing front, rear and both sides, surveillance.

 

The Security Camera Surveillance module has provisions to connect to the local sites Wifi Access Point for local and remote viewing (via the internet) of live and recorded footage.

 

The module can also be connected to the Internet via an optional 3G modem if required.

 


Fire / Evacuation Option

A Red, MCP (Manual Call Point Button – Push Glass Key Reset) labelled ‘Fire/Building Evacuation’, assembled on the PortaGuard

 

Evacuation Tone Module with Voice Over enabled, using the built-in microphone, to allow your own custom recorded messages to be played when the evacuation alarm is activated (eg.. Evacuation alarm activated… Evacuate to Gate 1 immediately)

 

In the event that a wired or wireless Fire/Evacuation device is activated , the building evacuation siren will sound (conforms to AS 1670.4), the RED and AMBER strobes will flash, your pre-recorded message with play, if setup) and the event will be reported to the monitoring centre for further action as required. This Audio/ Visual alert can be setup to cycle for a set time or timeout depending on your requirements.

 

Wireless Smoke, Wireless Thermal Rate of Rise Detectors and Wireless MCP (Manual Call Point Buttons) are also available (see below wireless options)

 

Additional Fire Fighting equipment can be mounted on the PortaGuard system, which can be monitored in the event of removal or use. Eg. Fire Extinguisher, smoke mask, fire blanket etc.

 


Medical / First Aid Option

A White, MCP (Manual Call Point Button - Push Glass Key Reset), labelled ‘Ambulance/Medical Request’, assembled on the PortaGuard

 

In the event that a wired or wireless Ambulance / Medical Request button is activated, the red strobe light will flash only and the event will be reported to the monitoring centre for further action as required.

 

Wireless MCP (Manual Call Point Buttons) are also available (see below wireless options)

 

Additional First Aid equipment can be mounted on the PortaGuard system, which can be monitored in the event of removal or use. Eg. First Aid Kit opened, O2 Mask in use etc.

 


Panic / Police Alert Option

A White, MCP (Manual Call Point Button - Push Glass Key Reset), labelled ‘Police / Security Request’, assembled on the PortaGuard

 

In the event that a wired or wireless Panic/Police Alert button is activated, the blue strobe light will flash only (siren can sound if required) and the event will be reported to the monitoring centre for further action as required.

 

Wireless MCP (Manual Call Point Buttons) are also available (see below wireless options)

 


Emergency Lighting Option

2 X 10W LED Flood Lights mounted on the head component of the PortaGuard System, self powered with their own backup battery.

 

In the event of a power failure or any other event / Alarm condition (if optioned and programmed), the Emergency flood lights will turn on.

 


Emergency Telephone Option

Mounted on the PortaGuard system, the module is equipped with one button.

 

When pressed for a set time

 

i) The module will report a call request, to the 24hr monitoring centre, identifying the location. The operator will then call the PortaGuard system which will automatically establish voice communications.

 


Wireless Options

All wireless detection devices use Two Way communications, in the 900 Mhz frequency band. Every signal sent by a detector expects to receive a positive acknowledgement from the Wireless control unit. This intelligence means that a detector will automatically re-transmit only if an acknowledgement was not received, thus saving wasted energy and prolonging battery life.

 

Periodically, each wireless detector is also supervised / monitored by the wireless control unit, to ensure the detector is present and is within wireless range.

 

In addition to alarm, tamper and wireless test, each wireless detector will also report a low battery condition, to the PortaGuard system and monitoring centre, individually identifying the device.

Available Wireless Devices:

  • Wireless Pet Immune PIR detectors. .
  • Wireless Reed Switches
  • Wireless Photoelectric Chamber Smoke Sensors
  • Wireless Thermal Rate of Rise Heat Detectors
  • Wireless MCP (Manual Call Point) Buttons (for EVAC, FIRST AID, PANIC etc)
  • Remote Controls (ARM, DISARM, Remote Aux Trigger (either Evac, Medical, Flood lights, Security etc)

 

Some of the Wireless Devices (PIR, Smoke, Heat and MCP) are available mounted on self-standing industrial poles, powder coated safety yellow. Four securing points are provided on the base plate to secure to solid ground.

 


Customisation

Should the combination of any or all of the above options not fulfil your specific requirements, PortaGuard can be totally customised.

 

The system can be programmed to function and interface to most types of auxiliary detectors / sensors, to suit your exact specifications and requirements. 

 

We have had numerous unusual customisation requests which have been easily integrated with the PortaGuard system. If you have a specific requirement, please contact our technical department.

 

CUSTOMISED SYSTEM FOR LEND LEASE QLD  

Lend Lease QLD approached us to customise and supply nine Wireless PortaGuard systems to provide a temporary Fire/Evacuation alarm with First AID call buttons, FIRE/EVAC buttons and wireless smoke detectors for a major redevelopment site in Cairns.

 

Each of the nine systems was to manage, monitor and individually report assigned wireless Smoke detectors as well as provide Audible (Evacuation Tone to AS Standards with recordable Voice Over) and Visual (RED/AMBER Strobe warning lights) alerts as well as report to a secure monitoring centre, call and text message key staff.

 

Some of the key Features of the system:

  • Industrial Housing / Build, Pole and Stand powder coated Safety Yellow with provisions to bolt to solid ground.
  • Minimum of 2 hours runtime on battery, in the event of a full alarm with a power failure
  • All wireless devices to individually report low battery, supervision / signal loss and alarm condition with acknowledgement (two way wireless)
  • Wireless, Redundant GPRS/3G communications path via Telstra and Optus with hourly polling back to the monitoring centre.
  • Smartphone ARM/DISARM control as well as show current STATUS.
  • Automatic ARM/DISARM schedule for different times and days
  • Power Failure, Low Battery, Any fuse failure individual reporting
  • Report individual USER ARM / DISARM
  • LCD Display / Keypad
  • Each system pre-commissioned and programmed as specified. Packed with instructions and shipped to Cairns, ready for Lend Lease staff to unpack, plug in and power up.
  • Remote connection to each system for technical support and remote programming by PortaGuard engineers.

  


For HIRE

PortaGuard is available for HIRE.

 

PortaGuard is a trademark and product of Pacer Electronics Pty Ltd, an integrated technology company, wholly owned and operated in Australia.

 

PortaGuard is designed, assembled and continuously developed within Australia, by qualified and certified electronic engineers.

   


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