In this video, Joey Wilson discusses Xandem's TMD product. It can see through walls and obstructions, remains completely hidden from view, and is very robust to dirt and other causes of false triggering. Applications include security and lighting control in dirty and cluttered warehouses, museums, banks, or even high-end residential systems.
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In this video, Xandem TMD is demonstrated as a rapid, portable, and flexible motion detection system for security and other applications. The system can be deployed very quickly, detects motion even through obstructions, is very flexible to the environment, and does not trigger when leaves blow, small animals and birds pass through. For more information visit the TMD product page.
The Brahma Group is an industrial engineering and construction company based in Salt Lake City, UT. After losing hundreds of thousands of dollars from theft, Brahma's security company Mountain Alarm installed a Xandem TMD system in particularly problematic warehouse. Since then, all break-ins have been halted and the sensor has not had any false alarm issues.
In this video, Xandem TMD is easily integrated into a standard alarm panel through normally-closed relay contacts on the processing unit. The wires are simply connected from the zone inputs of the panel to the motion detection relays of the Xandem device.
Almost all security, control, video, and energy control equipment accepts normally-closed contacts as a triggering mechanism. Xandem TMD can also be integrated into software systems through general purpose Input/Output lines (GPIO) or microUSB.
In this video, the core technology behind tomographic motion detection is explained. Each system is built with two kinds of devices. First, the nodes are the devices that surround the motion detection area. They form a mesh network with sensing connections on each node-to-node pair, and when a person crosses through those sensing lines, motion is detected. The second kind of device, the processing unit, listens wirelessly to the nodes and when motion occurs, it relays that information to a panel using normally-closed relays.
Xandem TMD provides a compelling security solution for detecting motion in difficult environments. With other technologies like PIRs and beams, false alarms and limited coverage are problematic. Blowing air, debris, birds, and dirt can all cause problems with these traditional sensors. Beams only cover single lines and can be damaged easily in high traffic areas. Xandem TMD provides full area coverage, stays out of the way, and remains immune to the leading causes of false alarms.
Xandem's tomographic motion detectors provide an extremely powerful security solution for warehouses and industrial areas. Traditional PIR sensors are sensitive to heat, so they are very problematic in exposed environments like a warehouse (even when combined with microwave in a dual-tech setup). Beam detectors cover only a single line of detection, so the area is vulnerable to through-wall/fence break-ins, a surprisingly common occurrence. Neither PIR sensors or beam detectors can see through obstructions, so in environments where equipment and machines are constantly moving, these sensors are not only prone to false alarms, their detection capabilities are very limited.
Enter Xandem... nodes are concealed around the perimeter of the warehouse. The nodes form a through-obstruction sensing web that covers the entire area of interest. If shelves, equipment, boxes, or other obstructions are in the way, it's no problem, the system will still detect a person moving inside the area. Since Xandem's synergistic sensing technology is not sensitive to heat, rodents, dust, and sunlight, false alarms are drastically reduced.
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SALT LAKE CITY -- Joey Wilson's Ph.D. project started a few years ago, a crude experimental network of transmitter-receivers. They tracked people inside by analyzing disturbances of the radio waves. Still, it was an entirely new kind of motion detector - one that could detect burglars through walls, which gave the project immense potential.
Now, the first commercial product is ready to be plugged in. Wilson's company, Xandem, even has its first customer - a penthouse owner in Dubai.
"Yeah, we're ready to generate revenue. Do I think we've solved the problems that we want to solve? Not even close. We're at the tip of the iceberg on what this technology can do," said Wilson. He says his product has big advantages over the infra-red detectors on the market now, which are prone to false alarms because they are sensitive to heat. Read the full story here.