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Visual Verification. What it is, what it is not and what it will do for you

External Wireless Battery Powered Visual Verification

Tired of false alarm activations?

False alarms are a tiresome fact of life and cost customers, installers and ARC’s time and money on a daily basis. Statistics suggest that around 90% of all alarm activations are false.

What is Visual Verification?

Visual verification is the use of images captured by camera enabled PIRs and transmitted via the security system to the ARC or other control rooms for the purpose of determining if an activation is genuine or false.

What Visual Verification is not!

Visual verification is NOT CCTV or EVIDENCE QUALITY VIDEO suitable for prosecutorial evidence.

The goal of visual verification is to enable an operator to determine if there is human movement in the secured area. It does NOT require detail of any kind, simply the ability to allow an operator to see a human form.

What will Visual Verification do for you?

Every time an alarm triggers, an action has to be taken. This starts with a call from the ARC or control room and will usually culminate with a key-holder having to attend site. All this costs money and time and most often it will have been a false alarm.

With visual verification, these costs are significantly reduced, as only activations that show human movement need to be actioned. In addition, with a visually verified system, the alarm activation can be reported directly to the police who will immediately attend site.

What is different about RaiderVision?

Whilst there are many visual verifications systems on the market for mains powered security systems and even for wireless battery powered systems intended for internal applications, RaiderVision is the first visual verification system designed specifically for EXTERNAL use on wireless battery powered GPRS communicating alarm systems.


What do I need?

RaiderVision has been incorporated in to the worlds most stable and reliable Dual-Optic External PIR. It is available in two versions. Version one is RF communicating and is an accessory for the RDAS+ wireless alarm system. Version two, RaiderVision GPRS is a GPRS communicating stand-alone unit that needs no other equipment.

How does it work?

RaiderVision units take a series of images over a 10 second period within 200 milliseconds of the PIR activating. These images are then compressed and transmitted to the ARC where they are presented as a short video clip. This process generally takes less than one minute.

Is it black & white or colour

During daylight hours, the video is colour, however, at night, in order to maximize contrast, the images are in black and white.

What light source is required?

The RaiderVision units incorporate a 10 watt IR LED which provides sufficient illumination even in complete darkness to see an intruder within the 12 meter x 90 degree detection pattern of the PIR

Can I get a better quality video?

No. The RaiderVision system has been specifically designed for battery powered systems. In order to maintain a battery life in excess of 12 months and to ensure that the signals to the ARC are received as quickly as possible, the images making up the video clip have to be low resolution. This does not matter because as stated above, the system is designed only to confirm if an intruder is present, NOT to identify them.