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Bosch Intrusion detectors win award Bosch’s Professional Series are Detektor Internationals’ "Best Alarm Products"


· Prestige recognition of Professional Series’ ability to reduce false alarms

· TriFocus and Sensor Data Fusion technologies provide optimal efficiency

· Independent award selection process from multi product entries worldwide

Bosch Security Systems’ new Professional Series intrusion detectors have received the 2006 Detektor International Award in the category Best Alarm Products. The award underscores the company’s successful track record in developing advanced intrusion detector technologies. New, patented technologies employed in the Professional Series include the TriFocus optical system and Sensor Data Fusion (SDF) digital signal processing.

Launched in August 2006, Bosch’s Professional Series intrusion detectors are aimed at commercial and industrial markets. The combination of TriFocus and SDF ensures maximum optical gain and signal quality to provide optimal detection and minimize false alarms. TriFocus employs three proprietary, precision-engineered lenses for long-, medium- and short-range detection in combination with two, separate PIR elements. These three focal lengths are optimized for different detection ranges. The combined use of three lenses effectively eliminates possible gaps between the detector zones.

Sensor Data Fusion intelligently co-processes signals from up to five sensors – two PIR, one room temperature, one white light and, in selected models, one microwave sensor. The data are simultaneously analyzed by a proprietary digital signal processing algorithm embedded in a high-performance microcontroller. The algorithm takes into account all data combined to arrive at an alarm decision. In this way SDF technology improves catch performance by at least 35 per cent to provide greatly increased false alarm immunity and responsiveness.

Among other key features, the Professional Series intrusion detectors offer range-adaptive microwave sensing, active white-light suppression, dip-switch range setting and dynamic temperature compensation. The unique two-piece ergonomic physical design provides benefits for installers that decrease installation time by up to 25 per cent and reduce error risk. A choice of mounting heights between two and three meters allows convenient positioning without the need for adjustments.

The 2006 Detektor International Award took place in Copenhagen on 8 and 9 November in conjunction with the Sectech Exhibition and Conference. Selection of entries is carried out by a panel of judges comprising eight independent members of the editorial board of Sweden’s Detektor International magazine. The panel chose Bosch’s Professional Series on the basis of “increased capability of true intrusion detection, whilst simultaneously and significantly reducing false alarms. Smart, reliable and simply the Best Alarm Product 2006.”

The Bosch Group is a leading global manufacturer of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology. In fiscal 2005, some 251,000 associates generated sales of 41.5 billion euros. Set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering,” the Bosch Group today comprises a manufacturing, sales, and after-sales service network of more than 280 subsidiaries and some 13,000 Bosch service centers in over 140 countries.

The special ownership structure of the Bosch Group guarantees its financial independence and entrepreneurial freedom. It makes it possible for the company to undertake significant up-front investments in the safeguarding of its future, as well as to do justice to its social responsibility in a manner reflective of the spirit and will of its founder. A total of 92 % of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by the charitable foundation Robert Bosch Stiftung. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG.

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