Burglary stats keep getting scary by the day. The US Department of Justice says that every year, there are 2.5 million break-ins with the total damages amounting to $2,251. As if this is not enough, at least one household member is always present in 28% of these robberies, 26% of who end up as victims of the robbery. Thankfully, there are specific security technologies you can employ to prevent burglary to a considerable level.
What is Radar?
Radar (or Radio Detection and Ranging) is an excellent object detection technology established in the 1940s. It was used for military operations back then but it has found its way to civilian applications such as road traffic monitoring, weather forecasts, collision prevention in the aviation industry, shipping and general security.
A radar device uses radio waves or electromagnetic waves to transmit signals. An object hit by the radar signal attracts the detections of a receiver after which its location, velocity, and size are determined. Its excellent detection abilities make it one of the most preferred systems for property security.
Advantages of Radar Systems
- Unlike other surveillance technologies such as thermal cameras and PIR-based motion detectors, radar surveillance doesn’t depend on visibility to work effectively. Things like darkness, mist or fog do not have any influence on the operation of the system.
- Reduced false alarms: Radar systems have fewer false alarms compared to other security technologies. This is because they only detect physical movement while ignoring other effects like light beams and shadows. The technology is designed to filter out unnecessary objects that often cause the alarm to go off.
- They are easy to operate.
- Easily integrate with existing security systems to improve security.
How Radar boosts security
1. Alarm system
Radar systems enhance security by collecting information of the detected person or object. Once the device picks up the object, the motion sensor triggers an alarm.
2. Access control
Security technologies are geared towards keeping unwanted people and objects away from private premises or buildings. Radar systems can be designed to control the opening and closing of barriers, gates, and doors. They also have a feature of monitoring where the subjects are headed to. This means that they can tell the difference between an object and a person.
3. Tracking radars
High tech radar trackers are designed to monitor the behavior and movement patterns of detected objects or people. This helps in assessing the existing security risk. Such information like target distance, direction, position, speed and angle helps to know where the target is.
4. Perimeter surveillance
Radar systems have impressive large detection areas of the sensors. They can tell an intruder is close to the surrounding area of a building like a fence or the walls.
5. Complements video technology
To make security even more enhanced, two security technologies are often employed; the radar system and CCTV. The weakness of one is covered by the other. This combination makes a great team regarding security management.
From the information above, it is clear that radar technology is an inevitable security concern in the modern world. When efficiently blended with other conventional technologies, burglary can be drastically reduced.