New Motion Sensing Technology
Traditional motion detectors based on infrared, microwaves or a combination of both require professionals to make a choice: either increase security at the expense of having to deal with frequent false alarms, or reduce false alarms but, at the same time, the risk that intruders go undetected. As for false alarms, with traditional motion-detection technology, even simple events like trapped birds in a warehouse, cats roaming in a yard, changing light or weather conditions can quickly become headaches for everyone involved, from the service manager to the building owner.
Thanks to its proprietary system design, based on the time proven FMCW radar technique, the MSK-101 goes far beyond what conventional motion detectors can do, and delivers unmatched performance at detecting intruders while minimizing false positives due to small animals or varying environmental conditions.
Unlike traditional motion detectors based on infrared or microwaves, thanks to its advanced architecture, the MSK-101 can compute in real time the distance of the moving target, while estimating its size. With this unique target discriminating features, and its ability to signal any panel, motion happening in three configurable area ranges, the MSK-101 can dramatically improve the security of any intrusion detection system, indoors or outdoors, while virtually eliminating false alarms.
I wanted to provide you with ‘real world’ experience utilizing the MSK radar sensor.
As indicated, we obtained several of the units to be installed at both our Central Station (where we Beta test devices)
and selected customers who we have ‘special relationships’ with.
The installation of the 1st unit did take some ‘tweaking’ and understanding of how the technology operated and
Needed to be adjusted and calibrated by my Service Manager – Ryan.
Once completed, there have been ZERO false alarms from this device – as opposed to a well-known Thermal
Camera type of sensor that was mounted next to the MSK device (and the Thermal unit has since been removed due to erratic operation and less than stellar customer support by the manufacture who has just been acquired by another firm.)
We then had a salvage yard customer who allowed us to test the MSK devices (2) at his metal yard..
There were initial difficulties due to the environment with both a nearby train (about ½ block away) as well as
Animals such as racoons and possums.
Magnasphere customer support worked with us to re-align and adjust the MSK device.
We are most pleased!
Over the last 3-weeks there have been ZERO false alarms – in a most HOSTILE environment – with large bales of scrap metal sometimes semi-blocking the detection pattern.
I thought I would let you know and that you can publish this information as you see fit!