Milton Keynes, United Kingdom (PressExposure) August 27, 2009 -- Visonic Ltd.,a leading developer and manufacturer of cutting-edge home security and safety systems and components, today announced the release of the TOWERĂ‚Â®-20AM MCW outdoor wireless detector. This revolutionary anti-masking mirror detector, which will also be available as a hard-wired version in the near future, provides unparalleled alarm detection in outdoor environments due to the unique patented technologies it employs.
Providing reliable and false alarm free motion detection outdoors is extremely difficult due to the frequency of valid interferences, such as rain, snow, lightning storms, swaying bushes, and free-roaming animals. Preventing false alarms is absolutely vital because of the intense distress and disruption they would cause a family at home.
TOWER-20AM MCW outdoor detector is the first to overcome these ultra-demanding challenges. It features the revolutionary Octa-PIRĂ˘Â„Â˘ technology, which uses eight PIR sensors (as opposed to only one used in other outdoor detectors), with each sensor acting as a QUAD detector, to accurately determine whether an alarm is justified. In addition, and to make it even more reliable, the TOWER-20AM MCW also has a robust housing and patented anti-masking protection that can distinguish between masking spray, rain and sprinkler irrigation to provide exceptionally high resistance to vandalism and masking.
"Many years of intensive research and development efforts resulted in this totally new and advanced outdoor mirror detector, which is unparalleled to anything available in the market today and fully meets the outdoor environment challenges," said Tony Mann, Managing Director at Visonic UK. "By connecting the TOWER-20AM MCW with our PowerMaxĂ‚Â® advanced control panels, Visonic now offers a complete home security solution for full protection of the house, inside and out."
Cutting edge, patented technologies Visonic's new TOWER-20AM MCW utilizes many unique technologies and features, including:
Octa-PIRĂ˘Â„Â˘ technology - To overcome the extremely complicated and ultra-demanding mission of preventing false alarms while providing accurate detection, the TOWER-20AM MCW employs innovative Octa-PIRĂ˘Â„Â˘ technology. This unique, patented technology is based on an array of eight independent PIR detectors that each monitor 1/8 of the field of view utilizing a Quad configuration and employing Visonic's patented, market proven TMRĂ˘Â„Â˘ (True Motion Recognition) algorithm.
A central motion processor analyses the motion signals detected in each of the eight individual detectors, taking into account the time, amplitude, background temperature, speed of motion, size of target, and the direction of motion. Then, it compares the signals detected in relation to adjacent detectors and calculates whether a real alarm is justified based on true motion detected consecutively by the array of individual detectors.
V-SlotĂ‚Â® window technology - Combined with mirror optics, this technology enables a recessed slot window, providing high resistance to environmental interference and vandalism.
Market-leading optics - A combination of elliptical-parabolic mirror optics delivers excellent detection sensitivity and false alarm immunity; unique Obsidian Black MirrorĂ˘Â„Â˘ Technology provides nickel-based obsidian-like reflective surface that acts as a selective optical filter to infrared energy and virtually eliminates white light interference.
Anti-masking protection - A dome-like IR perimeter shield protects the slot from every angle direction, including creep zone; anti-spray perimeter grooves produce a diffractive IR beam pattern that provides a virtually unbeatable defense against even spray or lacquer.