ABB improves security
ABB and mechanical & electrical consultants, the Jones Partnership (Swansea) Ltd, have joined forces to deliver an energy-saving system for Safestore, the largest self storage company in the UK. The project involves the installation of ABB’s Busch Watchdog passive infrared (PIR) sensors to help save energy in lighting installations and deliver improved security detection in conjunction with CCTV.
ABB and The Jones Partnership (Swansea) Ltd. introduced the Busch-Watchdog Professional 220 PIR sensor to help reduce energy usage and deliver improved security. The device uses a PIR sensor to detect thermal radiation given off by an object. The central control for the Busch Watchdog Professional 220 is its central processing, optoelectronic system with five-fold sensor and mirror reflecting optics.
In combination with its large profi-lens, the Busch Watchdog Professional 220 monitors the entire scanned area of 220° on 4 levels. Within a distance of 16 m at the front and on both sides, ensuring nobody can approach without being registered by the motion detector.
In the corridors of a Safestore a self storage premise, the lighting is switched on only when the area is occupied, the lights switch off after a set period. This is standard for daytime use and also for areas that allow 24 hour access. Not only does this reduce the energy consumption but also reduces maintenance and lamp changes as the lamp hours are also considerably reduced.
Christian Schiemann, UK Product Sales Manager for ABB’s wiring accessories and PIRs, comments: “The Safestores project has been a great opportunity to implement a simple device that helps dramatically improve lighting efficiency and energy consumption. The Busch Professional Line and the WaveLINE range have already been a success in residential properties, but now with the Busch Watchdog 220 WaveLINE, it can also be easily integrated into commercial builds offering the ideal solution for improved security.”
ABB has also introduced a new battery-operated detection PIR device, the Busch Watchdog 220 WaveLINE uses a sensor to detect thermal radiation given off by an object. Easily mounted and with no expensive, restrictive wiring, the sensor batteries can last up to 10 years depending on the battery type, providing users with a practical ‘fit and forget’ device.
The units are controlled by an external HF-receiver, which is available with a 60mm flush-mounted back box, offering versatile mounting options and a range up to 100m between the controller and the Busch-Watchdog.
Dave Jones, Managing Director of the Jones Partnership (Swansea) Ltd Comments: “We have been involved in the Safestore projects for the last two years and throughout that time we have used ABB products because of their exceptional build quality, their good technical backup and the five year warranty that they provide with their products.”
The Busch Watchdog is ideal for a wide range of property types from terraced houses to farms, commercial and industrial buildings. The range is available in four colours; white, brown, anthracite or silver metallic. The sensors are suitable for both domestic and commercial applications.