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Understanding Zones

Simply put - 'each zone is an area you wish to protect, with the sensors set to that zone forming its perimeter.'

Having two zones gives you immense flexibility of response. Depending on which area has been entered, you may want to use a specific camera, page different people or play different sound effects. In addition, having two zones provides valuable information in piecing together the sequence of events in an intrusion.

Security Coded Signals and DIP Switches
For each zone, the Receiver Unit will receive a specified coded signal from one or more sensors with the same DIP switch setting.

Select one of 256 possible codes for Zone A by setting the DIP Switch marked Zone A on the bottom of the Receiver unit. Now, any transmitter that has its DIP switch set to that code will be acting in Zone A. That is, when it transmits, the Receiver will pick up the radio frequency signal as Zone A. The same principle applies to Zone B.

Remember: the way that you combine transmitters in each zone is up to YOU, considering the particular environment you wish to secure and the way you wish to secure it.

Piece together the sequence of events!
Having two zones lets you piece together the sequence of events in an intrusion. Have the outer perimeter sensors set to Zone A and the software configured to trigger sound effects simulating your presence, and page you with a code, for example 111.

The inner area sensors can be set to Zone B. For this Zone, the software will be configured capture video and page you with a different code, say 222. You will then know, depending on if you get paged with just 111 or if it is followed by 222, whether the intruder has opened an exterior door or window and been scared off by the sound effects, or has continued into the inner area.

Examples: 

Your Apartment or Condominium
These can be simply set up.

Have Point of Entry (Contact) Sensors on outer doors (see insert, below) and windows set to Zone B (indicated by the green shell of protection around the apartment).

Have yourself and other assistance paged the instant anyone enters your home. PC PATROL's sound effects will simulate your presence in the building as the first line of defense against the intruder. The intruder may hear anything from a shower turning off or a conversation in the next room, to the dramatic impact of your voice calling 911 on the telephone. The intruder will either be convinced that someone is present on the premises and leave immediately, or at least be confused and delay long enough for the paged help to catch him.

Have the motion detector set to Zone B (indicated by the blue area of protection within the wide beam of the infra-red motion detector). Know if anyone has continued into the premises, as you will be paged with a different code. Take a video record of the intrusion for proof and sound sirens and warning notices that Security Personnel are on the way.

Your Corporate Office
Today's Corporate Office with its PC, valuable data, e-mail and software need protection from theft, corporate espionage and 'snooping'.

Have the contact sensor on the door (see insert, below) set as Zone A (indicated by the green shell of protection around the office). If anyone enters, your voice will ask them to depart the room, and to leave a message with your secretary or on your voicemail. You will be paged with a code for Zone A.

Have the motion detector set as Zone B and operating with a narrow beam over the front of your desk (see diagram, below). The area behind this beam is all protected within Zone B. If anyone continues toward your PC despite your warning and trips the beam, PC PATROL will page you, capture video and play sound effects, maybe sound a loud siren as well as your voice loudly announcing a message telling the person to stop touching your PC! For added security, place a contact sensor in your desk drawer or filing cabinet (remember, there's no wiring needed!).

Your Home

Have Point of Entry (Contact) Sensors on outer doors and windows set to Zone B (indicated by the green shell of protection around the home). Have yourself and other assistance paged the instant anyone enters your home. PC PATROL's sound effects will simulate your presence in the building as the first line of defense against the intruder. The intruder may hear anything from a shower turning off or a conversation in the next room, to the dramatic impact of your voice calling 911 on the telephone. The intruder will either be convinced that someone is present on the premises and leave immediately, or at least be confused and delay long enough for the paged help to catch him.

Have the motion detector and interior door sensors set to Zone A (indicated by the blue area of protection within the wide beam of the infra-red motion detector and selected rooms protected by point of entry sensors). Know if anyone has continued into the premises, as you will be paged with a different code. Take a video record of the intrusion for proof and sound sirens or warning notices that Security Personnel are on the way.