Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Sneak Peek: Industrial, Farm Security, Intrusion detection product - Hawkeye series from Ideas Unlimited

We have been working on many concepts for products based on Passive Infra Red Sensors. There is a huge potential for making useful applications because of the PIR sensors ability to detect living beings. We have been producing Movement Sensor Switches based on PIR sensors for Energy Saving applications with our MS101 and MS102  series products. We will continue to develop more energy saving applications.

Now, we are launching an entirely new product line called 'Hawkeye' series security product. With this, we are venturing into Industrial Security, Farm Security, perimeter/compound security and intrusion detection - security applications. The device keeps an eye on the installed area, and can switch on any kind of standard equipment (sirens, bright lamps) on noticing any living being movement.

Picture 1: The prototype of Hawkeye Intrusion Detection system.
The 'Hawkeye' industrial security system can drive any kind of standard 230V AC appliance as long as the total load does not exceed 600W.

Features of the product:
1. Detects living beings. (Humans, Animals etc)
2. Drives Standard security and alert devices (Ex: Halogen Lamps, Industrial Sirens etc) up to 600W
3. Reliable and has ultra-low standby power consumption.
4. Designed to work 24 X 7
5. Our design and software allows it to work even in outdoor environment during daytime in outdoor environment as long as direct sunlight doesn't fall on the sensor.
6. Compact Size! 125mm X 65 mm X 45 mm size
7. Designed to be installed by any electrician! 

Picture 2: Compact Size! The unit is much smaller than our MS101 Series External fit type Movement Sensor Switch.

Industrial Security:
In a typical industrial security scenario the Hawkeye is connected to a Halogen lamp (150W-300W) and an Industrial Siren. On detecting an intruder the Hawkeye switches on the halogen lamp and siren. This deters the intruder and also alerts the security staff. These can be installed in industrial warehouses, godowns, industrial stores and at strategic and confidential information storage places of industrial and commercial buildings.

Picture 3: The 'Hawkeye' can drive standard, commercially available halogen lamps, Industrial Sirens and hooters etc.
The device can be armed by simply switching on power to it. It can be disarmed by switching off power to the device.

Farm Security and early warning:
Another scenario of using the device is in Farm security, where intrusion by any kind of animals (elephant, wild board herds) can be detected if installed at strategic points and the industrial siren can generate an early warning. We will be suggesting more innovative applications for use in farms as we progress with the product. 

Perimeter security, compound security and intrusion detection:
It can also be used for protecting strategic assets from intruders and in detecting intrusions within a perimeter or compound. These can also be used for intrusion detection in isolated residences in remote places.

On-going Further R&D:
We are also evaluating the sensor to try and see if it can detect snakes etc. Yet to complete testing and conclude results.
 For any product enquiries or other informatinal queries, contact sales@ideas-unlimited.in

Sneak Peek: Movement Sensor to control Air Conditioners in office cabins...

Taking further our product lines, we are hereby showing a sneak peek on the MS301 series Movement Sensor Switch (External Fit type) which can switch loads upto 2.2 kW. The prototypes shown in these pictures are undergoing field trials now and will be produced shortly. These switches can be used with most commercial Air conditioners (Split or otherwise) whose load does not exceed 2.2 kilo Watts.

The MS301 2.2kW Movement Sensor Switch prototype

Our earlier series of Movement Sensor Switches were designed for controlling for lower loads like lighting, fans etc.

MS101 Series - External fit type, upto 1000W

MS102 Series - Concealed fit type, upto 600W

Here we try to answer some commonly asked questions about the MS301 series.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Question1: Can I use it to control the air conditioner in my bedroom?

Answer: No, it is not designed for use in bedrooms... where avenues of energy savings are very low. It is instead designed to be used in office cabins with individual split air conditioners where energy savings potential is huge.

Question 2: What is the potential energy savings from using this in an office?

Answer: Consider a 2 kilo-watts rating air conditioner. Switching it off for an hour per day (when not in use) can save a potential of 2 units per day.... (This being a minimal 1 hour per day savings). This can save monthly approximately 60 units of power (Rs. 500 at commercial tarriff at the minimum) per month! In offices where there is potential of 2-4 hours savings on AC usage, per day and so the return on investment per month is very high between (Rs. 1000-2000 per month).

Question 3: Can it be used to switch any kind of load that is under 2.2 kW?

Answer: Yes! Though we cannot think of any energy saving in appliance other than Air conditioner for such a high load. Alternately it can be used to control lots of lightings in a public building etc (Say high wattage halogen lamps etc) as long as total load does not exceed 2.2kW.