1 May 2003
Safety & Security Products(HKTDC Electronics, Vol 03,2003)
Vol 3, 2003
Safety & Security Products
Safe And Sound
Power View Industrial Ltd's handy door alarms and visitor chimes give plenty of warning of company
Everybody likes to feel safe, and Hong Kong offers a host of security and surveillance equipment, smoke detectors and alarms to help achieve that aim.
Ten-year-old Power View Industrial Ltd, for example, makes a wide range of personal and infrared sensor alarms and visitor chimes that can be manually or automatically activated.
"The PV20 Sensor Light, SH768 Personal Alarm and PV300 Visitor Chime are the leading items in their categories," says marketing manager Chan Mang Keung.
Power View's battery-operated Sensor Eye models have super long life LED lights that turn on automatically when someone approaches and switch off when the person leaves. "There is a built-in sensor to prevent daytime operation, the operating range is 4-6 metres, and the coverage is in a 60-100°arc," Chan advises.
Approximate unit prices (FOB Hong Kong) for minimum orders of 2,000 per type are US$4 for the PV18 Sensor Eye; US$2.50 for the PV50 Door Guard Alarm/Spotlight; US$2.50 for a Glass Guard alarm; US$1.60 for the Personal Alarm SH108; US$3 for the PV300 Visitor Chime; and US$5 for the SH988L Sensor Alarm/Light.
Sensors come from Japan and Taiwan, which also supplies the ICs. Production takes place at a 200-worker, 20,000-square-foot factory in Dongguan on the Chinese mainland. Marketing covers Japan, Germany, the UK and Spain. Delivery is 30 days after confirmation of order.
An equally comprehensive range of home security products is offered by 21-year veteran Swiftronic Ltd. "Our motto is 'better products by design'," says marketing executive Cindy Lai. "Our range is suitable for both the DIY market and professionals, with products for the home, apartments, offices, dormitories and garages."
The mini intrusion alarm (Model MA30) comes with a remote control unit. "The user can arm and disarm the alarm even when it is in an inaccessible place," says Lai. Free standing or bracket-mounted, the FOB Hong Kong unit price is about US$7.60 depending on the specifications.
"The popular WA83 magnetic contact window alarm has a unit price tag of about US$1.70 FOB Hong Kong," she adds. "Advanced models for doors, like the MA60, cost approximately US$4.20 and up. The MA70, which is a compact intrusion alarm with a programmable keypad to activate and disarm it, costs about US$5."
Prices are for minimum orders of 1,000 per item for delivery 35 days after confirmation of order. Major markets are the US and Europe.
Production takes place at a 500-worker, 50,000-square-foot factory in Dongguan that is ISO 9002 certified. Raw materials such as ABS, ICs and capacitors are sourced in Taiwan and Korea.
Demand for home safety, security and surveillance systems, wireless door chimes and emergency lights is growing according to Musat Chung, the manager of 21-year-old Sparko (Far East) Ltd. "People are naturally more safety-conscious," he says.
A popular model from Sparko is the AC-operated SV102 full colour camera. "It comes complete with audio, 60 feet of connecting cable and a host of accessories," says Chung. The FOB Hong Kong unit price is approximately US$43.
For larger installations, buyers will want the AC-operated SV106RB, a four-port receiver box that allows up to four cabled cameras to be connected to a single TV or VCR. Unit price is about US$23.
Sparko's SL3803 motion detector and lamp, which provides two hours of emergency illumination, features a PIR sensor to activate the lamp within a standard PIR range of 160 x 25 feet. The unit price is about US$19.
Prices are for minimum orders of 800 pieces per item. Major markets include the US, Europe and Japan, and delivery is 45 days after order confirmation. Sparko has an ISO 9000-certified, 1,500-square-metre, 500-worker plant in Dongguan. The monthly capacity is two million units, and the house brand is Techko.
There is also considerable interest in smoke detectors and alarms, the speciality of 16-year-old Garvan Enterprises Ltd. "We offer a variety of sensors and alarms for smoke, gas and heat," says president Raymond Lam.
Many Garvan products are the familiar round, ABS fittings used in hotels and offices. "They are all battery-operated and simple to install. It is also easy to change batteries," says Lam.
The SS-166 and SS-168 are 9V DC smoke alarms, the former the photoelectric type and the latter an ionisation model. "FOB Hong Kong unit price is about US$3," he says.
Models MTS-166 and MTS-168 9V DC smoke alarms are "probably the smallest in the world", while the 12V DC G-2000 gas detector costs about US$13. "We also offer AC-operated smoke alarms," says Lam.
Production of 300,000 alarms per month takes place at an ISO 9001 BSI-certified factory situated in Dongguan. Raw materials such as ABS and electronic components are sourced worldwide.
Garvan caters to own brand, house brand and OEM business. Major markets include Germany, Sweden, Australia, the US and UK, and delivery takes place 45 days after confirmation of order.
WRITTEN BY ANTHONY MOORE
Double Keen Industrial Ltd
Flat E, 4/F, Phase II
Superluck Ind Centre
57 Sha Tsui Rd
Tsuen Wan, New Territories
Garvan Enterprises Ltd
Rms 16-17, 21/F
Wing Hing Ind Bldg
83 Chai Wan Kok St
Tsuen Wan, New Territories
Global Union Industries Co Ltd
Fu Lee Commercial Bldg
14-20 Pilkem St
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