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


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