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Wireless perimeter security protects caravan retailer

Optex Europe : 14 January, 2014  (Application Story)
A supplier of caravans in the UK is protecting its valuable on-site equipment with the use of a wireless perimeter security system with infrared intruder detection
Wireless perimeter security protects caravan retailer

The security issues of a major caravan retailer on an isolated 34-acre site have been solved with the installation of a new wireless security system that uses the latest OPTEX Quad infrared beam technology.

The YC Leisure caravan site, based just out outside Doncaster, had been experiencing security problems with the occasional break-in and a number of caravan hitches taken, and a new effective security system was required that could cover a very large area, and distinguish between wildlife and ‘real’ intrusion without making access to the site difficult.

Initially the site had taken a straightforward route and put in visible sensors to put off intruders and depended on a night watchman who could only be in one place for any length of time. Advance Security Solutions was asked to come up with a cost effective solution that could be remotely monitored by the site manager, and given the size of the site, a cabled security system was not a viable option.

After looking at alternative solutions, Doncaster-based Advance Security Solutions recommended OPTEX’s wireless SL-QFR beams that provide 100m range perimeter security, completely wire-free. It only took two days to install – conventional equipment would have involved disruptive digging and trenching around the site and taken months to install and cost a great deal more.

Mark Davies, Managing Director, Advance Security Solutions, says that when we were asked to come up with a solution, OPTEX was the first company we approached, having used their products for many years: “Not only did OPTEX have the most technically advanced security products on the market, they are also easy to install.”

Wireless perimeter system protects caravan dealer
The waterproof intrusion detection system selected for the caravan site is OPTEX's new generation of long range wireless active beams SL –QFR that feature four selectable channel frequency, sniper viewfinder technology for easy alignment, triple tamper functions with different levels of alerts. The customer can decide what level of alert he wants to be notified on and direct other alerts, such as daily performance and health check information to another party.

Jon Goulden, Managing Director of YC Leisure, says that in our case, we asked Advance Security Solutions to monitor the system status each day with only intruder intrusions being sent to me:

“Since the new OPTEX system was installed six months ago, there have been no false alarms and only one attempted intrusion that, thanks to the new system, was stopped. I was sitting at home when the system went into alert, and because I knew it was real, I immediately called the police and the thieves were stopped. The attempted burglary could have cost the site as much as £18,000.”

Jon is hoping that his insurance company will reduce his insurance premiums now he can demonstrate his ability to secure his property.

“There are 600 caravans on a very large site where intruders can hide, but with the new system the site is now secure with no need for a night watchman,” adds Jon. “The beauty of the system is that it is almost invisible. As soon as an intruder comes on site, it detects him and sends an alert. I want to go home at night with peace of mind without having to worry about intruders.

“The new OPTEX wireless perimeter security system is fantastic for anyone who wants security over a large area of land, which is why I am recommending it to all my local farmer friends. The system pays for itself and is the only one I would use. Peace of mind is worth a fortune and that is what the OPTEX system has given me.”

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