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Optex REDSCAN detectors prevent theft of high value goods at major distribution centre near Birmingham
Published on 27 September, 2011
After continued break-ins the stock was moved and all distribution were centralised
The Optex REDSCAN detector can be mounted to allow horizontal or vertical detection fields

IFSEC award-winning REDSCAN detectors from Optex Europe are preventing the theft of high value goods at a major distribution centre near Birmingham.

After continued break-ins at a previous site at which thousands of pounds worth of items were stolen, the stock was moved and all distribution centralised at a single location.

Brett Evans, Director of Custom Technology Solutions, was approached to specify a security solution to prevent the well-planned attacks from continuing. Having worked with Optex Europe's range of detectors for many years, Brett was already aware of their capability: "I have worked in the security industry for more than 10 years and consider Optex Europe to be market leaders in terms of detection," he says.

"I was advised that REDSCAN had all the benefits of all the other REDWALL range of products with the added reliability and accuracy of lasers," he says. "We installed 12 of the REDSCAN detectors in a virtual fence from ceiling to floor, which activate eight fully functional dome cameras to presets and send video alarms via an ADPRO FastTrace2 to a monitoring centre, and we have had very few false alarms. The speed and ease of installation is another bonus for our engineers."

The RLS3060 is a laserscan detector that can determine a target's size, speed and distance from the unit. A unique algorithm ensures accurate and reliable detection of activity with minimal false alarms. To enhance coverage, the detector can be mounted to allow horizontal or vertical detection fields.

When mounted vertically, the detector creates a 60 metre detection field that acts as a wall; when mounted horizontally, a 30 metre radius detection field is created over a 180° area. The detection field can be zoned, and the unit offers four independent outputs to allow varied responses to be initiated. The detector can either be manually configured, or automatic configuration can be applied, achieving best level settings for even complex shaped areas.

Nigel Hackett, Sales Director for Optex Europe, says that REDSCAN sets the benchmark for intruder alarms for the future: "Our products deliver maximum capture rates with minimum false alarms, whatever the environment," he says.


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