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Eaton unveiled as next CSL Connected Partner

CSL has announced that Eaton is the company’s latest Connected Partner. Eaton joins existing CSL Connected Partners Pyronix and RISCO Group.

The Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) connection only variant of CSL Connected is available on Eaton’s i-on Style, i-on Compact, i-on 30R and i-on 40H panels.

Together with the industry’s leading security panel manufacturers, CSL is offering installers panel-specific signalling that combines the company’s critical connectivity offer with those of a chosen alarm panel and the added option of an end user App.

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CSL’s sales director Rob Evans commented: “Installers already have access to signalling products that provide end user Apps, but more end users are demanding the addition of reliable ARC connectivity. Now they can have both with CSL Connected. With end user convenience and a guaranteed response to an alarm, CSL Connected also discourages self-monitored systems that bypass ARCs.”

Since its launch, CSL Connected has been used in over 5,000 installations and the company expects this number to continue to grow. Installers are also able to charge a recurring monitoring fee, making their business much more valuable and stable.

“We’re delighted to welcome Eaton on board as a CSL Connected Partner with more manufacturers to follow soon,” concluded Evans.

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Eaton simplifies fire systems with BiWire Ultra and CPD training

Eaton is aiming to simplify the installation of fire alarm systems in smaller premises with the launch of a two-wire system. The company’s latest fire alarm system, BiWire Ultra, is designed for fast and efficient installation in buildings such as primary schools, small hotels, offices, restaurants and retail stores where a standard conventional system would have typically been installed.

However, unlike standard conventional systems, the BiWire Ultra enables all detectors, Call Points and notification devices to share the same zone wiring, thereby reducing cabling requirements by up to 50%.

To support the launch of the new system, Eaton has developed a new CPD certified seminar on two-wire systems. The CPD aims to help electrical engineers and installers better understand the different types of fire systems available and how two-wire can save costs compared with a conventional system.

Chris Anderson, business leader for fire products at Eaton, told Risk UK: “Our new BiWire Ultra system has been designed with simplicity in mind. It’s quick and easy to install, reducing cabling costs and the time spent programming and operating the system. Feedback from our customers so far has been extremely positive.”

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Intuitive fire alarm control panel

BiWire Ultra comprises an intuitive fire alarm control panel alongside a range of complementary devices including Call Points, a five-in-one fire detector plus a range of EN5423-approved beacons and sounder beacons.

BiWire Ultra is the latest addition to Eaton’s comprehensive suite of life safety solutions, which aim to help building owners and managers meet their safety obligations in the most effective and efficient manner.

Available in two-, four- or eight-zone variants, the system can support up to 52 devices per zone. Wiring faults are easily found by initiating a flashing LED indicator on the detector nearest the fault.

Supplied with a back-up battery to ensure the correct ratings and reduce complexity, the central panel has an attractive appearance and a simple user interface. Conforming to the requirements of BS 5839-1, commissioning and maintenance is straightforward. It’s easy for one person to carry out testing and ensure the healthy state of the system, as is required by the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order of 2005.

Additional functionality of the system includes a class change facility for schools, which automates the class change bell via the fire alarm, expansion card support for fire alarm routing equipment and fire protection equipment and an interlink relay for connecting two panels together.

Anderson added: “The BiWire Ultra range is the first of its type to offer EN5423-approved beacons so, whatever the risk assessment, premises fitted with a BiWire Ultra system comply with the latest standards for fire notification. However, the legal and moral obligations of fire safety are not only concerned with installation, but also ongoing maintenance and testing. BiWire Ultra is designed to make that process straightforward. With all of this in mind, we believe this range will appeal to a diverse cross-section of small and medium-sized premises where owners need protection without problems.”

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Eaton’s security business expands touchpoint to include new website and rewards scheme

Eaton’s Security business has announced the launch of its new look touchpoint website and rewards scheme. As well as providing its customers with access to first class online information and technical support, Eaton now offers security installers and alarm engineers the chance to participate in a brand new rewards-based incentive scheme whereby they can collect touchpoints and choose from a selection of great prizes.

touchpoint will continue to provide a range of services specifically designed to help installers derive the best outcomes from Eaton’s security business products and systems. In addition, the company has developed a new online portal with a more intuitive design so that information may be accessed more quickly and easily.

Installation manuals can be downloaded and a new product compatibility feature even suggests devices that can work together in the same system.

Free-to-join, touchpoint still offers installers access to numerous other benefits such as product education, post-sales telephone-based technical advice and support and a web browser allowing remote access to control panels from anywhere in the world.

Regular software updates can also be downloaded, in turn allowing alarm systems to operate to the latest performance and regulatory standards.

Eaton Security's touchpoint scheme is designed for security installers

Eaton Security’s touchpoint scheme is designed for security installers

An exciting new element of touchpoint is a rewards-based initiative which allows members to collect points through the purchase of Eaton security products and redeem them against a wide selection of goods. Called touchpoints, installers will be able to collect them on all kits, the latest addition being all control panel and keypad kits.

Various products will be rewarded with points throughout the year. touchpoints are accumulated by entering a code into an installer’s online account. All of the rewards can be accessed online, allowing members to save up for a particular item.

Products that are available include Sony PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Xbox One game consoles, High Street vouchers, TVs, home entertainment systems, experience days, cameras, coffee makers and watches.

A range of highly desirable Apple products is up for grabs too, including iPads, iPad Minis, iPod Touches and iPod Nanos.

Eaton’s security business will regularly update and refresh the reward range.

Trystan Bevan, UK sales manager at Eaton’s security business, commented: “We’re incredibly proud of the benefits that being part of the touchpoint initiative brings to our valued customers. I firmly believe that the improvements initiated by us make it an even more attractive proposition. The ability to collect touchpoints and redeem them for some excellent rewards makes it the complete information, technical support and rewards package.”

*As stated, touchpoint is for security professionals and is completely free to join. Visit: www.touchpoint-online.com for more information

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Quality manager appointed for Eaton’s security business

Power management company Eaton’s security business has reaffirmed its commitment to manufacturing products and systems that offer industry-leading standards of reliability by appointing Steve Salter as its new quality manager.

Hailing from Kidderminster, Salter brings his extensive experience in the aerospace industry to the role. Prior to joining Eaton, he was employed by Pattonair (a leading aerospace supply chain service provider) as the company’s business process manager. Working closely with organisations such as Rolls-Royce and Boeing, Salter was responsible for ensuring world class performance by maintaining the highest quality standards.

Salter’s experience in the aviation sector also involved the development of flight actuation systems and solid propellant rocket motors as well as dealing with a wide range of service fulfilment challenges.

Although new to the security world, Salter believes that effective quality management is absolutely vital across all business sectors. “Since joining Eaton, I’ve been very impressed with the excellent reputation that the Menvier and Scantronic products have among installers and end users in the security sector,” explained Salter. “My challenge is to address any issues that have been raised by our customers and to maintain product consistency.”

Steve Salter: the new quality manager for Eaton's security business

Steve Salter: the new quality manager for Eaton’s security business

Outlining his determination to further enhance the reputation of the company, Salter added: “It’s my intention to ensure that we continue to develop the most reliable and robust products on the market. I’m very excited to have the opportunity to do this within such a forward-thinking organisation.”

Good data leads to good decisions

Salter firmly believes that “good data and good information leads to good decisions” and has already embarked on an extensive data collection exercise that will integrate efficient quality management across all aspects of the manufacturing process.

He’s now working closely with the R&D, product management and technical support teams at Eaton with a view to enhancing the manufacturing process, and also aims to maintain the effectiveness of the company’s environmental and Health and Safety management systems.

Welcoming Salter on board, Matthew Phelps – managing director of Eaton’s security business – stated: “I’m delighted that Steve has joined us at what is a very exciting time for the company as we integrate ourselves within the Eaton organisation. Steve’s meticulous approach to quality management will not only benefit us but also, and just as importantly, the installers and end users of our products. We’re determined to continually improve the already high standards of product reliability for which we’re renowned, and Steve will ensure that this scenario is maintained.”

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Eaton strengthens security business team with three key appointments

Eaton has announced three new appointments to its security business team. Ben Harris and Stuart Francioli have taken up account management positions for North London and Scotland respectively, while Martin Tweedie has joined the company in the role of product manager.

Matthew Phelps, managing director of Eaton’s security business, said: “Being in a position where we are able to enhance our already excellent team with people of the calibre of Ben, Stuart and Martin clearly demonstrates Eaton’s intention to become the number one choice for security solutions.”

Matthew Phelps: md of Eaton's security business

Matthew Phelps: md of Eaton’s security business

Phelps added: “I’m confident that the knowledge and experience of these leaders will help us continue our upward trajectory and ensure that we achieve all of our strategic objectives for 2014 and beyond. I wish them all the very best.”

Experience brought to the business

Hailing from Leighton Buzzard, Ben Harris is an experienced sales professional who has worked extensively in the security sector for the last seven years.

Harris joins Eaton from ADT Fire and Security, where he was a commercial security consultant. By using his knowledge, talent and expertise, he will be responsible for generating business and enhancing the profile of Eaton’s security solutions across North London.

Eaton's corporate logo

Eaton’s corporate logo

With similar responsibilities, aims and objectives for Scotland, Warrington-based Stuart Francioli brings ten years’ industry experience to his new role. Francioli once served as a branch manager for security distributor ADI.

His most recent role was at Argus Security Systems as fire and security surveyor.

Finally, Martin Tweedie joins as Eaton’s new product manager for security products. Tweedie currently resides in Stroud and boasts a strong product management background – most recently with Siemens Building Technologies and, prior to that, with the CCTV software house Mirasys.

Answering business challenges

Eaton’s Electrical Sector is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection, back-up power protection, control and automation, lighting and security, structural solutions and wiring devices, solutions for harsh and hazardous environments and engineering services.

Through its global solutions, Eaton is positioned to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.

A global technology leader, Eaton acquired Cooper Industries plc in November 2012. The 2012 revenue of the combined companies was $21.8 billion on a pro forma basis.

Eaton has approximately 102,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries.

For more information visit: http://www.eaton.com

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Cooper Security is now Eaton: ‘Powering More Possibilities’

Power management company Eaton has announced that Cooper Security is now Eaton – an important development that will provide customers with a wider and more diverse product portfolio.

The integration process has been seamless and installers have experienced no changes to the levels of product availability, service and support they have come to expect from Eaton’s security business (and both of its popular Menvier and Scantronic products).

During this process, customers can continue to purchase products from exactly the same wholesalers and distributors they have worked with before.

The company’s website, packaging, catalogues and brochures have already started to adopt the Eaton name, style and terminology, and customers will increasingly see it used within trade publications, promotional material and the channel from now on.

Extremely positive response to the move

Matthew Phelps, managing director of Eaton’s security business, commented: “We’re incredibly pleased with how smooth the integration process has been. Just as importantly, the response from our partners has been extremely positive. We will continue to deliver high quality products. I firmly believe that being part of one of the world’s leading electrical businesses provides our customers with a wealth of new possibilities and opportunities.”

Matthew Phelps

Matthew Phelps


Eaton’s legacy of innovation in product design and manufacturing stretches back over 100 years. The company now has 102,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries.

Eaton has become synonymous with power distribution, circuit protection and back-up power protection systems that set a new benchmark in protecting people and buildings.

For those involved with the specification, installation and maintenance of IP CCTV, access control and lone worker protection, ensuring continuity of power and minimising downtime is increasingly important. For example, by drawing on Eaton’s range of UPS solutions, installers can integrate this technology with security systems to manage energy consumption, increase uptime and lower costs.

Doing so also offers customers the valuable peace of mind that comes with keeping their personnel, equipment and data as safe as possible.

Research and Development capabilities

Eaton’s security business is unique in its ability to use such high standards of power protection expertise. It will also benefit from enhanced Research and Development (R&D) capabilities, making it a dynamic and forward-thinking market player providing security that can be totally relied upon.

Installers will also be able to benefit from joining one of the electrical industry’s most revered partner programmes, details of which will be announced later on this year.

“We have always taken enormous pride in our determination to work closely with our customers to understand and solve the challenges they face today and those that may come tomorrow,” concluded Phelps.

“Now, as part of Eaton, I’m confident that we are better placed than ever before to meet these objectives and deliver the cutting-edge technology that is expected from us.”

For further information visit: http://www.eaton.com/Eaton/CooperjoinsEaton/index.htm

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