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JUN 2018

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34 Security Dealer & Integrator / June 2018 Mechanical, Optical and Solid State Storage Devices 85234100, 85234920, 85234930, 85234950, 85238010, 85238020, 84717040, 84717060, 84717090 Opinion: High Industry Impact One of the most significant growing markets is the use of solid state drives and non-volatile memory using flash memory cards. Both are called out in this group. Indeed, this is a very broad cate- gory, as Automatic Data Processing (ADP) equipment includes firm- ware, soware, and input/output stor- age; thus, DVRs, storage appliances and more could be affected. Both non-vola- tile solid state and magnetic storage are directly called out with these tariffs, so the following are impacted: Opinion: High Industry Impact Virtually every surveillance camera sold for security purposes uses an opti- cal lens to project the image on the imag- ing sensor. Any opti- cal lens or device used as a lens – such as "pinhole" adapters used in covert video sur- veillance cameras – is included as a tariff item. is may or may not be subject to interpretation, as many lenses manufactured in China are included in camera assemblies that are manufactured and/or assembled in other countries. Again, this is an ongoing issue with the interpretation of the tar- iffs – should assemblies of individual components manufactured in China be deemed exempt by the USTR, the industry impact would likely change to "Low Industry Impact." The Money Issue Cover Story Information and Communications Technology (ICT) cabling infrastructure can be a potential alternative to fiber optics. It involves the cost-effective design and construction of telecommunications distribution infrastructure for all facilities, smart cities and intelligent buildings. In short, it is the Structured Cabling Systems (SCS) and network infrastructure systems that support physical security, cybersecurity, safety and environmental systems from edge, to server, to the cloud. Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) is a safety extra-low voltage (SELV) application, inherently safe to use in all workplace, school and university, healthcare, residential and other environments. By eliminating the need for expensive electrical outlet connections, electrical wiring, permits and specially certified or licensed contractors, PoE will help organizations significantly Coaxial Cable Connectors 85366940: Coaxial cable connec- tors, or any video surveillance device or cable using coaxial connections (ie. analog cameras and cables). Opinion: High Industry Impact Although IP video, IP access con- trol, Voice-over-IP and other com- munications devices have become a "best practice" to specify and use in most security solutions, there are still a significant number of analog video cameras still in operation and being procured. Virtually all of the connec- tors for these devices are included in the tariff list. reduce costs and exposure to some of the components listed on the China Tariffs Schedule. 120 V/60 Hz electrical outlets would not be needed to power and/or charge powered devices (PDs) such as IP video cameras, Voice-over-IP telephony (VoIP), physical access control readers and wireless transmission access points and transceivers. LiDAR, (Light Detection and Ranging), is a radar alternative that uses light in the form of a pulsed laser to measure variable distances from and generate precise, three-dimensional information about objects. A LiDAR instrument consists of a laser, a scanner and a specialized GPS receiver. Radar systems works in much the same way as the LiDAR, with the only difference being that they use radio waves instead of laser. Radar has performance advan- tages over LiDAR in snow, fog, rain and dusty weather Alternative Product Choices While not feasible in some instances, integrators may have to consider alternative technologies to ones with unavoidable tariffs © Istock

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