Wireless Applications Abound

The mats (WPM-xx) are waterproof and can be used inside and out. They have a dedicated compartment for the wireless transmitter. They can even be buried in the ground, placed on boats or balconies, and provide extra perimeter security. (Tech tip: While you can find many interesting applications for mats, make sure not to damage them by rolling heavy objects across the membrane and crushing it.)

I hope you enjoyed these few interesting ideas on how to apply wireless alarm devices. If you would like to share any unique wireless application with your fellow “Tech Talk” readers, drop me a note and I will pass it on.

Bob Dolph has served in various technical management and advisory positions in the security industry for more than 30 years. To share tips and installation questions, E-mail Bob at secsales@bobit.com. Check out “Tech Talk” Q & A online at www.securitysales.com.

Tech Talk Tool Tip

Since this month’s theme is wireless security devices, I have selected the Inovonics EchoStream survey kit (EN/EE7016SK). Even though 900MHz Innovonics systems provide very good structure penetration — it is very important, especially with larger commercial systems, to do a detailed RF site survey. This will determine the optimal location of the wireless receivers, high-power repeaters and end-devices. Portable system testers such as these are a must-have tool for anyone serious about installing reliable wireless security systems.

This site survey kit can be used to determine the optimal location for transmitters and repeaters. This kit contains a battery-operated, handheld survey receiver along with dedicated survey transmitters. The
survey tool supports up to 16 devices.

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