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New Year Rave Avoided In East London Using Optex Detectors

Optex Europe : 04 February, 2011  (Application Story)
Wireless EX35RVP detectors from Optex Europe have been effective in preventing an illegal rave from taking place in London
A security system comprising three wireless EX35RVP detectors from Optex Europe prevented an illegal rave planned on New Year's Eve at an East London house.



The large residential property had been vacant for several months and hundreds were thought to be attending the three-day event. Some were even thought to be planning to squat for as long as three months. Their plan was thwarted, however, by the use of the modified Optex detectors that triggered a silent battery powered Void AlarmT unit from Secure Site. This unit in turn alerted a mobile patrol via GSM.



Arriving within minutes, the trespassers were caught, the Police called and the would-be revelers arrested.



Derek Tyrrell, General Manager at Secure Site, says that the key benefit of the bespoke system incorporating Optex detectors - aside from their reliability - is that they are wireless: "As Void AlarmT is self-powered it doesn't need hard wiring or mains electricity supply,” he says, “and being wireless, the Optex detectors can be better concealed, and yet still communicate with the control box. Being a temporary system, it can be fitted and secured in place, the next day, by our installers and can only be removed when instructed by the landlord.”



The system is a result of the joint development between Optex, Secure Site and the OEM wireless GSM developer.



The Optex EX35RVP detectors were strategically placed at the front and rear doors and in the main corridor, as Derek continues: “In many of our vacant property alarms, we incorporate the main control unit inside a purpose-built steel alarm case that's bolted to the wall or floor, and communicates with the EX35RVP wirelessly. The GSM emitter is also housed within this alarm case providing a secure unit.



"In this instance the detectors instantly picked up on the intruder in the property and ensured that the police were able to arrest them and prevent any damage, saving the landlord hundreds of thousands of pounds in potential repairs.”



Paul Nicholas, Divisional Manager of Optex Europe, says: “The joint venture between our OEM GSM developer and Secure Site provides a unique solution for vacant sites and other locations where rapid deployment is required.



“Add to this our extensive range of wireless small animal immune external sensors and you have the ideal solution for vacant properties or compounds.”
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