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A radar ‘trap’ exclusively designed for burglars.

Using the principle of ‘tracking down’ burglars crossing the property boundary, the security technology company ‘HAVERKAMP’ once again takes a spectacular step forward in detection technology. Among other things, this new monitoring system known as RadarGARD® can detect a crawling burglar. This is all made possible by using an innovative radar technology. The system’s coverage can be specified intelligently, precisely and digitally by the software.

RadarGARD®: HAVERKAMP sets the intelligent radar ‘trap’ for burglars


A radar ‘trap’ exclusively designed for burglars.

RadarGARD® can monitor virtually everything: fences, capstones, surface areas, façades, roofs - and works reliably even in adverse weather conditions. Annoying false alarms are largely excluded, something which is emphasized by the security specialists from HAVERKAMP. This statement is not made without reason: The globally-active security technology company from Münster has been developing the innovative and special radar principle over several years, extensively testing it and has already implemented this breakthrough technology.

By the way: The idea behind this new quantum leap in security technology comes from the automotive industry. In the luxury-class vehicles sector, a radar system can, among other things, detect whether the car driver has applied the brake early enough in front of an obstacle and can automatically initiate a braking manoeuvre in an emergency. In addition, this technology is used in some cars as a so-called ‘blind spot’ assistant. Radar (radio detection and ranging) stands for detection and tracking procedures and equipment based on electromagnetic waves.

This principle, as transferred to security technology systems: On a continuous basis, HAVERKAMP’s RadarGARD® transmits absolutely harmless electromagnetic waves at a frequency range of 24 GHz as a so-called primary signal, and in turn receives the waves back, which are reflected from the object as a secondary signal. The ‘echo’ is individually evaluated according to defined criteria. This way, information can be obtained about objects that move within the range of the sensors. This information informs the system where a certain object is, as well as providing information relating to the direction and the speed it is moving. The signal processing software is ‘fed’ with various algorithms and quasi movement patterns. This way, cats, dogs, birds or wild animals in wooded areas can be excluded from the detection process on account of their behaviour and movement patterns, while people, even running or crawling, are easily detected. The same applies to vehicles.
Another spectacular feature of RadarGARD®: The elliptically-shaped broadcast electromagnetic waves reach their full spread at only a short distance from the transmitter. In turn, this spread can be adapted exactly to the desired field of application, making it possible to exclude individual small areas from the monitoring range e.g. official access routes to the property.
RadarGARD® is one of only a few peripheral detection systems in the world which recognizes alarm objects in defined areas up to a height of 15 metres, with position, speed and direction of motion, irrespective of fog, rain, snow or hail and prepares this data for further processing.
A single RadarGARD® sensor can monitor in one direction up to 100 metres with an area of over 1,000 sq metres. Several sensors can be linked together in a system. For experts: The power supply to the sensors takes place via a CAN-bus data line. The so-called RadarGARD® volume detection system of HAVERKAMP can also be combined with video systems and can control dynamic cameras to an alarm object with pinpoint accuracy. A RadarGARD® sensor is about the size of a standard A4 sheet of paper. The sensors can be optically adapted to their environment through the use of covers, without restricting the efficiency of the technology.

The innovative RadarGARD® fence monitoring system of HAVERKAMP will have its premiere at the SECURITY Essen 2008 trade fair in hall 3, stand 714.

Writer: Silke Gärtner | Matthias Cieslak