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Rapid Installation PIR Devices In Use By UK Police Force

Compound Security Systems : 24 January, 2012  (Application Story)
Norfolk and Kings Lynn Police are using GPRS communication connected Optex PIR detectors for increased detection with reduced levels of false alarms
Rapid Installation PIR Devices In Use By UK Police Force
Compound Security Systems announces the formal adoption of its security systems by Norfolk and Kings Lynn police.

Well-known for its controversial but highly effective Mosquito anti-loitering device and RDAS wireless battery powered GPRS systems for large external compounds, void property systems and recently its church roof security systems, Merthyr Tydfil-based Compound Security Systems has chalked up another first with its VX and HX range of standalone PIR security systems.

Simon Morris, Commercial Director, says: “We have been working with several UK police forces over the last 18 months to develop a range of standalone GPRS connected PIRs that can be rapidly installed by police officers in any external environment.  

“Using Optex VX402 and HX40 detectors Compound Security Systems has modified the units to GPRS communication, providing a fully ARC monitored system and online real-time log.”

Initial trials over the last 12 months have allowed Norfolk and Kings Lynn police to deploy units in areas suffering from theft within minutes and be assured that the units are reliable, and that they will not trigger a false alarm due to animals or severe weather.

Deployment of the initial batch of systems has led to several arrests and convictions that have been well received by local residents and senior officers.

The Compound Security Systems VX and HX GPRS stand-alone systems have proved to be so reliable and valuable that Norfolk and Kings Lynn police have committed to using Compound’s range of monitoring solutions fully integrated with the Bold Gemini alarm handling system used in their control room.

Optex Europe's Divisional Manager, Paul Nicholas, adds: “This is another benchmark for the performance delivered by our BoundaryGard range of external detectors when in the hands of trained installers.

“We are delighted with the support and results Compound Security have gained by working with Norfolk Police. Reliable external detection is possible and presents the industry with a range of new opportunities for solution selling in all market sectors.”  

Brian Kelly, Managing Director of Bold Communications – the monitoring software supplier – says: “There is strong demand in the monitoring sector for a reliable and effective rapid deployment solution. Feedback from Norfolk Police about the Compound RDAS product has been consistently positive and we are very pleased to support the unit within our Gemini software, enabling other users of Bold Gemini to also monitor the devices.”    

Simon concludes: “We are currently working with several other Forces towards the same goal, since the ease of use and reliability of the new GPRS-enabled VX and HX external systems has given the police a powerful tool in the fight against crime that is highly cost effective. Installation costs are essentially the cost of an hour of an officer’s time and the returns are significant, especially during difficult budgetary restrictions within the Forces.”

Compound Security Systems produces a range of external and void property systems suitable for a wide range of applications. All systems are designed and built in the UK from component level and are highly reliable and flexible. This is in part due to the design engineers but also because only Optex PIRs and active beams are provided with their systems, due to the fact that Simon Morris believes Optex produces the world’s most stable passive and active beam detectors on the market.
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