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Ensuring Higher Performance from Detectors

by Benchmark

Intruder detection systems remain a critical part of today’s intelligent security systems. Advances in control panel functionality mean modern systems not only offer never-before bettered capabilities for managing the detection of intruders, but can also deliver added value through a range of additional tasks such as building automation, push notifications, real-time switching and triggering of actions, integration with peripheral devices and a growing host of other functional options. The intruder alarm system has gone from grudge purchase to an essential part of the modern technological landscape.

However, the core functionality of these systems – that of detecting intruders accurately and reliably – remains critical if customers’ expectations are to be met. It is fair to say that the credibility of any intruder detection system rests on how effective and accurate its sensors are. While the actual detectors might not grab the headlines in terms of smart functions or added value benefits, the technologies deployed in these devices has advanced significantly, to the point where installers should reappraise their choices to ensure the detectors their system rely on are as accurate and reliable as possible.

When Texecom designed its Capture range of advanced sensors, the design team ensured the new range combined high performance and stability with ease of installation, flexibility and aesthetics designed to reflect modern trends.

To ensure the highest level of catch performance, the Capture range features optimum optical geometry for motion sensing. This delivers double the number of detection points compared to previous Texecom detectors. Ceiling mount models are equipped with an omnidirectional quad element PIR to ensure true 360 degree coverage.

The EN50131-2 certified sensors include advanced K-band microwave doppler detection for the dual technology models. K-band microwave is less likely to penetrate walls, reducing nuisance activations which can be caused if motion outside the protected area triggers an alarm. Another benefit is reduced susceptibility to interference from fluorescent lighting.


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