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Handheld Tester combines 6 essential CCTV tools.

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SecuriTEST(TM) CCTV/Security Installation Tester includes Video Tester/Monitor for local aiming and focusing of cameras, PTZ Controller with support for multiple protocols, Digital Multimeter to test power supply, and UTP Cable Tester to find shorts, opens, and crossed pairs. Video Test Pattern Generator checks color bar, brightness, and contrast, while PTZ Protocol Analyzer determines protocol being used and displays command codes for transmitted data.

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IDEAL SecuriTEST(TM) Combines Six Essential CCTV Tools into One Cost-Effective Handheld Device

SYCAMORE, Ill., Feb. 5 /- Demonstrating its ability to anticipate customer needs and drive new technology, IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. today introduced the multifunctional SecuriTEST(TM) CCTV/Security Installation Tester designed for use with video monitors, DVRs, fixed and PTZ cameras, and twisted pair cables.

Incorporating a bright 2.5-inch color LCD screen into a compact handheld package, SecuriTEST sets new industry benchmarks for value, versatility and performance. The first tester of its kind, it dramatically reduces CCTV system installation time and expense by performing the duties of six separate devices:

1. Video Tester/Monitor for local aiming and focusing of cameras without requiring a second technician in the control room to verify functionality;
2. PTZ Controller with support for multiple protocols to permit local testing and programming of cameras as they are being installed;
3. Digital Multimeter to test power supply problems;
4. UTP Cable Tester to find shorts, opens and crossed pairs on installed cabling, including CAT5e cable used to carry PTZ control signals and video signals;
5. Video Test Pattern Generator to check color bar, brightness and contrast on a monitor or DVR;
6. PTZ Protocol Analyzer determines the protocol being used and displays the command codes for transmitted data.

"SecuriTEST merges the robust functionality of six unique CCTV tools into one compact, easy-to-use and inexpensive handheld device that weighs less than one pound," said Dan Payerle, Product Manager, IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. "By using SecuriTEST, the technician reduces installation time, improves efficiency, and saves thousands of dollars by not having to purchase single-function tools."

To realize greater productivity, every SecuriTEST function can be performed on-site as the installation progresses, unlike with standard procedures that require the technician to wait until the system is in-place before troubleshooting. Additionally, it elevates workplace safety by reducing the number of testing tools that must be handled by the technician while on a ladder or lift from several to merely one.

Pricing & Availability
SecuriTEST (Catalog #33-891) is immediately available with an MSRP of $659 (U.S.). It is powered by either Alkaline or rechargeable Ni-MH batteries for four-hours of continuous usage.

For more information, phone 1-800-947-3614, Fax: 1-800-533-4483. On the web,

IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. has been serving the electrical industry since 1916. IDEAL is one of the world's leading manufacturers of professional quality tools and supplies serving installation professionals in the construction, maintenance, data communications and original equipment manufacturing industries.

CONTACT: Sheri Lindhart of IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC., 1-800-435-0705,

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