Happy Autumn!

It’s that time of year again to say good-bye to the Dog Days of summer and welcome in the cool autumn air. 2020 has been a challenging year for everyone, but we are thankful for the continued health and safety of our customers and staff as we remain open during the global pandemic.

Although we are now seeing an unprecedented demand for touchless solutions as a response to COVID-19, Camden has been developing and deploying ‘no-touch’ and ‘low-touch’ product solutions for more than 15 years. That investment has made Camden the industry-leader for sensor-based activation devices and wireless systems, that offer a wide range of exclusive features not offered by any other manufacturer!

My Fall 2020 Molly Monitor includes the latest news on new Camden products and services, many of them shown here for the first time ever! Read on, and stay well and safe!

~ Molly
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Camden has just launched a new website designed to provide up-to-the-minute information on low-voltage system design in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic. The TouchlessWave.com website is an easy to use one-stop resource for installers, building and facility managers, architects, and system specifiers. 

TouchlessWave.com highlights ‘no-touch’ and ‘low-touch’ solutions that eliminate the spread of germs caused by manually operating door activation devices (such as push/exit buttons) as well as highlighting the additional opportunities to increase convenience for building occupants and provide better service to people with disabilities. The information resources include application design options for automatic doors and access control systems, information on the industry’s newest ‘no-touch’ and ‘low-touch’ products, (with links to detailed product pages), and an in-depth Information Library, with educational trade press articles and White papers.
Meet the newest model that we’ve added to our extensive line of hands-free switches. CM-221 Series ValueWave™ switches have an 2” to 8” operating range, red/green illuminated light ring, narrow, single and double gang stainless steel faceplates, and are 12/24 VDC. 
ValueWave™ switches are ideal for indoor or outdoor use, as part of an automatic door or access control system.

These no-touch switches are designed for easy installation and trouble-free service in high traffic applications. ValueWave™ is in stock now, with ‘Wave to Exit’ and ‘Wave to Open’ laser etched faceplate graphics.
Camden is ushering in a new era of virtual tradeshow participation with our first virtual tradeshow: the Canadian Alarm Association hosted Security Conference Canada in December!

While we all will be foregoing the traditional handshake of in-person tradeshows, we are excited to offer our customers a completely new online experience that provides them with more information, and more connection to key people in our company, than has ever been possible before! 

We look forward to connecting with you at the
Kinetic by Camden™ has caught a lot of attention! This award-winning, advanced 900 Mhz. ‘power harvesting’ wireless system uses the energy created by the operation of the switch to power the wireless transmitter. It’s the only ‘power harvesting’ wireless system to feature an ultra-compact receiver that’s easily installed in automatic door operator cabinets, with field selectable momentary, delayed or latching relay operation. And, there are no batteries to maintain/replace and no hazardous waste entering landfill! 
We have released two videos on our Youtube channel that provide the inside perspective on this new wireless superpower!

  • Kinetic™ Switch Introduction video provides an overview of this wireless system

  • Kinetic™ Switch Technology video educates on the transmitter & receiver applications and capabilities.

Kinetic by Camden™ no-battery wireless systems are compatible with all brands of automatic door operators, ARE suited for both indoor and outdoor applications, and deliver reliable door activation in any commercial, industrial OR institutional project!
Camden's CX-EMF-2 microprocessor-controlled relay has been updated with a clear case to better protect the circuit board and make mounting easier.

CX-EMF-2 is designed to easily and quickly handle a variety of specialized door-control tasks including 5 door airtrap, mantraps and more. Our smart new design allows for future development by utilizing expandable technology and reprogrammable IC’s. All wiring connections and adjustments are made on the exterior of the plastic case with removable terminals to facilitate installation. Simple yet effective potentiometers enable settings to meet varied requirements.
A power LED, 1 status LED, and five relay LEDs make set-up and troubleshooting a snap. The option is also available for a metal cabinet with lighted control switches. CX-EMF-2 Multi-Function Relay Module is designed to provide the best performance and value in the industry!
DID YOU KNOW that we’ve brought to market a mobile-ready reader based on RFID technology that combines Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and contactless smart card technologies?

It’s able to read data stored on a contactless smartcard credential via high frequency, as well as read data from a mobile credential stored in a smartphone’s wallet app via BLE technology—without physical contact - and then pass the data obtained to the physical access control system. 

CV-7600 readers are also compatible with MIFARE prox cards and fobs. This feature allows system managers the ability to assign the best/preferred type of credential for each system user. Our Bluetooth-enabled mobile readers are an ideal choice for users who prefer to use their smartphones as their mobile access credential. We’re proud to add this to our extensive line of indoor and outdoor access control readers!
Camden 36" tall Column™ push plate switches are now available with Camden's award-winning Kinetic ™ no-battery wireless transmitters! 

Kinetic™ - our advanced 900 Mhz. 'power harvesting' wireless system - uses the energy created by the operation of the switch to power the wireless transmitter. No batteries mean no annual maintenance or the disposal of hazardous waste in landfill. And, there’s more good news - Kinetic by Camden™ offers the reliable performance of a wired system for less than half the installed cost. It delivers up to a 300' range, with switches rated for one million cycles. 

It also features an ultra-compact receiver that's easily installed in automatic door operator cabinets. Our 36” tall column switches are now also available in a stainless steel finish, have color matching switch mounting bollards (posts) and supported with a range of graphic options. An increasing number of equipment specifiers and installers are choosing Column™ switches as a professional response to COVID-19 to reduce the spread of germs, because Column™ switches can be easily operated by arm, hip or foot - avoiding the need to operate the switch by hand.