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Virtual Tour of our booth at CEDIA 2014 [Video]

If you missed us at CEDIA 2014, watch this video for a quick summary.

Xandem TMD wins "CE Pro Best" Product award

CE Pro BestWe’re excited to announce that Xandem was awarded the CE Pro - Best Electronics Technologies award at CEDIA 2013 in Denver! For those of you who didn’t get a chance to visit us at CEDIA, no problem… check out the video below for a quick tour.

Thieves break through walls repeatedly in two-year crime spree

The link below is a news story about how thieves will often break through walls to gain access to an area. This is why the complete and full coverage of Xandem TMD is so important. The spot detection of traditional motion sensors is not enough!

Read the full story here.

KUTV News: Utah startup Xandem creates state-of-the-art security system [Video]

(KUTV) The point of a security system is to keep crooks away, but despite the latest technology no system seems to be 100% foolproof. However, one Utah entrepreneur disagrees.

Pharmacy Security

Burglars often break through walls, ceilings, and AC vents to steal drugs. Traditional motion detectors are limited in view and often are unable to detect these intrusions because they happen behind shelves. Xandem TMD is a powerful solution for protecting pharmacies because it sees through the obstructions, covers the complete floor plan, remains invisible, and is robust to false triggering.

Motion sensor FAIL - Largest diamond heist in the world

Check out this great article by Wired Magazine about how one of the largest diamond heists in the world was accomplished by disabling an infrared motion detector with hair spray. Xandem TMD sees through walls and obstructions, so it doesn’t matter if someone tries to disable it by masking or covering the nodes. TMD will still sense movement, and we challenge "The Genius" in this article to defeat our tomographic motion detection technology!

"In February 2003, Notarbartolo was arrested for heading a ring of Italian thieves. They were accused of breaking into a vault two floors beneath the Antwerp Diamond Center and making off with at least $100 million worth of loose diamonds, gold, jewelry, and other spoils. The vault was thought to be impenetrable. It was protected by 10 layers of security, including infrared heat detectors, Doppler radar, a magnetic field, a seismic sensor, and a lock with 100 million possible combinations. The robbery was called the heist of the century..."

Read the whole story on Wired: The Untold Story of the World's Biggest Diamond Heist By Joshua Davis

Illustration from wired.com

Thieves steal restaurant safe by cutting through wall

This incident shows why full coverage is so important in security. Traditional sensors are limited by line-of-sight, but Xandem TMD covers complete areas and sees through obstructions.

Thieves steal restaurant safe by cutting through wall - Read the full story on local10.com

Burglar evades pharmacy motion detectors by cutting through wall

Through-wall break-ins are becoming increasingly common as burglars learn to evade traditional motion sensors. This particular story involved the theft of a significant amount of drugs from a pharmacy. The problem started with a criminal entering an adjacent space who then cut through a particular part of the wall to reach access to the pharmacy. Since traditional motion sensors like passive infrared (PIRs) and beams cannot see through obstructions, the intruder was then free to move about the area without being detected. With Xandem TMD, more complete and reliable coverage could have been accomplished because it senses through and around obstructions. The entire area is covered, not just a small area that is limited by line-of-sight.

"UNITY, Maine — Police are looking for a man who cut a hole in the side of the Unity Pharmacy early Sunday and stole enough prescription painkillers to fill his backpack.

The man used basic cutting tools to get through the pharmacy’s exterior siding and wall at about 2 a.m. and managed to bypass the store’s motion alarms for about 20 minutes while he stole drugs, according to Maine State Police Trooper Bethany Robinson."

Read the complete story on bangordailynews.com

Copper theft on the rise in 2012

Copper theft is becoming increasingly problematic. One of the key problems is that thieves are intruding into areas that are often very difficult to protect. For example, rolls of copper are stored in large and dirty warehouses where traditional sensors like PIRs and beams just don't perform adequately.

Xandem TMD provides a key solution for protecting these kinds of environments. See our article on TMD vs. competing technologies for detailed information about why TMD performs better for stopping copper theft.

For more information about the rise of copper theft, please read the full article here.

Thieves cut through steel Wall, take 500 watches in London

Thieves aren't afraid to break right through a wall to get what they're after. A team of burglars cut through a steel wall in a London borough, stealing 500 Krug Baümen watches.

In most circumstances a door contact sensor is not enough, and traditional motion detection systems are too easily blocked or evaded. This is why Xandem TMD is so important - it covers whole areas even when there are obstructions in the way.


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