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PIR detector agreement

Luminite, the UK-based manufacturer of Genesis PIR detectors, has announced supply agreements with German security distributor Secplan GmbH and German IT reseller OFM-Netzwerk & Systemtechnik GmbH.

Luminite says that the move looks set to open up the German security and IT markets, with ‘manufacturer level’ technical support provided in Germany by OFM.

The agreements come after months of product testing by OFM. Graham Creek, managing director of Luminite, says: “Genesis PIR systems had the fewest false alarms. We demonstrated consistent intrusion detection, right up to the extents of the PIR’s range. Foliage movement did not cause false alarms, unlike for many other PIRs. Yet a hidden intruder, emerging from foliage, was detected – such is the quality of our system.”

According to the firm, the long-range, radio-communications used for the wireless connection between the PIRs and the masthead receiver out-performed competitors for both range and signal strength. Range can be extended further using repeaters.

Graham said: “The IP Masthead, our network solution, was integrated into Mobotics security control equipment, OFM’s preferred supplier. This enables remote Genesis configuration. Email notification of PIR alarms and maintenance alerts, such as low battery strength, are enabled by the IP Masthead, even without this level of SDK integration. Very cleverly, we were also able to link PIR alarms and Video Analytics motion detection in an “and” gate format, where activation only occurs when both systems trigger – increasing reliability still further.”

The Genesis system allows multiple passive infra-red detectors to be mapped to each video channel in a CCTV system and an electronic “health-check” tests each PIR is working correctly, every few seconds. Up to 64 PIRs can be set-up in each wireless system at up to a kilometre away from the IP masthead transceiver.

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