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Irish Owned HKC

Serving the Irish Security Industry for over Two Decades

On Monday 12th September 2011, HKC celebrated its 20th birthday. Later that week Minister Richard Bruton formally opened its new head quarters in Dublin. In his speech the Minster praised the Company for its ingenuity in research and development and said “the government were determined to respond to the needs of companies like HKC so that they can continue to grow and create the sustainable jobs on which our future will depend” Good news for all Irish firms striving in the current economic climate. Over the last two decades HKC has moved from manufacturing traditional wired intruder systems to its new SecureWave platform which includes SecureWatch wired technology but also accommodates the now growing trend of wireless intruder systems. As part of its growth strategy HKC commenced exporting to the UK this year, this is the first phase of our export plan but as its Managing Director Gerard Kelly (inset photo) states “we will never lose sight of the importance of the Irish market and the need to ensure Irish installers can have access to quality Irish product”.

Two Way Radio SecureWave was launched in March 2010 with the introduction of the SW 1070 control panel. The panel was designed by HKC’s in house R & D team and is hybrid with a mix of wireless zones (70) and wired zones. The product portfolio includes a range of detection devices for both perimeter and trap protection. In addition the RF SABB (external siren) and RF Echo (internal siren) provide installers with a complete wireless solution. Since it was launched the SW 1070 has become the most popular panel in its range replacing the SW 812 which has been a long standing favourite among Irish installers. The radio in HKC’s product is two way and has proven to be robust and easy to install. Two way radio is extremely important from some key perspectives. Firstly, there is the added security that if a radio message is sent to the control panel by a detector it is acknowledged by the panel and will continue to send a message until an acknowledgment

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