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Optex iSeries battery-powered wireless detectors enhance construction site security by countering thefts

Multiple Construction sites in the Albuquerque area are managed by Shumate Constructors, Inc., an Albuquerque, New Mexico-based construction contractor, that is also renowned for building educational facilities. In addition to building schools from the ground up, Shumate Constructors completes school additions and remodels. Construction site thefts Three years ago, the company began having problems keeping thieves out of its construction sites during non-working hours. Unwatched construction s...

OPTEX installs RedScan laser perimeter detection device for Cove Properties

OPTEX Teams up with Mobile Pro Systems to create a Rapid Security Deployment Solution for a high-end condominium builder in Extreme Weather Conditions. The solution was required for a large construction site for Cove Properties, one of Alberta, Canada’s premier luxury condo builders. Weather conditions With many developers and construction companies building throughout the year, they're forced to battle a myriad of different weather conditions including rain, sleet, snow and extreme cold...

Optex secures the perimeter of a motor coach resort community and helps in crime prevention

Optex installs intrusion detectors at a gated, luxury motor coach resort community in the desert area of Southern California. The property features a clubhouse, fitness room, community pool, and 141 "Casitas": 1200 sq ft. custom-built living spaces with waterfront motor coach pad. Because most owners were on site only a portion of the year, the property faced an increasing issue with trespassers in the off- season months. The increase in trespassing also lead to an increase in vandalism and the...

Optex secures a private property from intrusion with Redscan RLS-3060SH Class-1 Laser Detectors

A private residence and its grounds comprises a variety of different perimeters including fences, bushes and walls with large areas of vegetation and pets roaming around freely. The home-owner sought to protect his property from intrusion using a discreet early-warning detection technology linked to a networked CCTV system. The system had to provide 100% ground coverage in a precise detection pattern and be immune to false activations by the home-owner’s pets and vegetation. Precise intr...

Optex secures rooftop of a cash handling business with REDSCAN laser intrusion detection

A very high-risk site belonging to a large and well-known cash handling business was located in a busy commercial complex. The company had identified a security weak-spot in its facility - namely the roof and the skylights within the roof. They had considered using active infrared beams, but these had been discounted because they could not cover the entire roof space. CCTV with video analytics was also considered, but similarly discounted since it is easily affected by varying light and shadow...

Optex secures school campus in Atlanta with wireless passive infrared detectors

A high school campus in an Atlanta suburb underwent a complete remodel. Temporary modular buildings were set up on a large area of the campus to act as classrooms during the year-plus long construction. Due to the temporary structures, accessible HVAC units and threat of vandalism, a stable and reliable solution was needed that would also be easy to both install and move if necessary.   Wireless passive infrared detectors An integrator was selected who then teamed up with Optex to create...

OPTEX REDSCAN Laser Detectors deployed for high security detection at the medical marijuana Grow Op facilities

Renowned consultants have specified OPTEX's REDSCAN laser detector as their choice for securing medical marijuana Grow Op facilities. U.S. retail cannabis sales will rise more than five-fold over the next five years, from an estimated $2.2-$2.6 billion in 2014 to $7.4-8.2 billion in 2018, according to new financial data released in the 2014 edition of the Marijuana Business Factbook.  Because of this growth, local governments are setting strict regulations including detailed security speci...

Welch Sand & Gravel deploys wireless Optex photoelectric beams to secure facility from copper theft

Welch Sand & Gravel, a family-owned operation serving the Cincinnati, Ohio region of the US. Welch harvests gravel and sand from the water and transports all the material via hundreds of feet of conveyor to be processed and delivered to all its construction customers. The 500 plus feet of conveyor is riddled with an array of copper and metal wiring that yields big dollars on the market, making it quite vulnerable. The surrounding rural area is extremely challenging to protect, as it include...

Vera Cadillac equips with Tyco and Optex integrated security solution to counter cars, accessories and car parts theft

Vera Cadillac, a renowned automotive dealer in the Fort Lauderdale area of the US State of Florida was looking to install an advanced security system to counter the growing threat of sophisticated thieves - sophisticated enough to know how to circumvent the current security system and steal parts, tires and in some cases, complete cars. Vera’s current security system included inexpensive CCTV cameras with video motion sensors that proved ineffective in deterring theft at the dealer’...

Optex SL-350QFRi battery-powered, wireless photoelectric detectors secure Mid-West US electrical substations

Multiple electrical substations in the Mid-West United States are operated by a large electric power holding company. Due to the high price of copper, the customer faced the growing issue of theft and damage at multiple sites. The large amount of copper theft at the electrical substations site was causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage, repairs, and down time, while creating unsafe grounding conditions for the electrical equipment. Countering copper theft at site Changing site con...

Optex REDSCAN RLS-3060 laser detectors secure renowned bank’s vault and safety deposit boxes

A large bank branch was in need of an extra level of security for its vault and safety deposit boxes. Both the vault and the safety deposit boxes were located in a room, protected by the existing in-wall vibration sensing technology. Vibration sensing technology  The customer was required by its insurance company to introduce an extra level of security to the existing in-wall vibration sensing technology system. The requirement was for a higher and more reliable level of protection to ens...

OPTEX America announces the appointment of Douglas Easter as their new Regional Sales Manager

OPTEX America, a global provider of sensing innovation, announces that Douglas Easter is the company’s new Regional Sales Manager for the Northwestern United States and Western Canada. Doug’s 25 years of experience designing and selling security solutions uniquely positions him as a resource in serving the company’s installers and customers. His time spent in the security industry throughout the Silicon Valley and San Francisco Bay Area allows him to understand the needs of bo...