The new wired shock sensors are designed to detect and analyse a forcible shock and provide early warning of an attempted intrusion before a break-in occurs, ensuring the safety of people and property inside. The Impaq SC includes dual sensor functionality with a contact and shock to facilitate a confirmed alarm from a single device. The new Impaq range uses accelerometer tecnology which ensures detection in any mounted orientation. It can also be used to detect movement or location change.
The introduction of the new European shock sensor standard (EN50131-2-8) brings the opportunity to offer customers a more accurate, reliable and user configurable product. The new range contains superior accelerometer technology which provides a much higher level of accuracy for detecting and analysing vibrations in comparison to the piezoelectric technology currently used, and therefore can reduce false alarms.
In accordance with the new shock standard, manufacturers must recommend a suitable sensitivity setting for three types of material; framed glass window, wood and concrete, based on the testing requirements of EN50131-2-8.
There are 5 sensitivity settings from 1 to 5 with 1 being the least sensitive (slowest flash rate) and 5 the most sensitive. Each press of the sensitivity button will change the setting indicated by the flash rate of the blue LED, cycling from slow to fast and finally back to slow after 5 presses.