How the Anti-Theft Power Cable Works
Property crime is a growing concern that is reflected in the increased use of insurance and the increasing cost of insurance against theft. A lot of expensive electronic equipment is vulnerable to theft; and traditional security measures have not been successful at preventing the theft of computers, printers, monitors, TV, stereo systems and expensive test equipment.
Newly patented, the Anti-theft power cable detects when the power plug is removed from an outlet and demands a password before the equipment will operate again.
What it does
Optical sensors are built into the power plugs ground prong. These sensors communicate to a control system by a signal on wires in the power cord. When the power plug is removed the imbedded control system activates an alarm in the equipment.
- The alarm system can be deactivated only by password sent to the controller (either through the equipment or an external remote control)
- The sensor will also detect the power cord being cut or an attempt to remove the cord from the equipment
- A power failure, or general movement without unplugging the power cord will not activate the alarm. This versatility prevents false alarms
- This alarm system can be easily integrated in all equipment
- A particular advantage is that products can be alarmed during shipping so that only those with the password can use the equipment
What makes it different
Stealing equipment with an integrated Anti-theft Power Cable is not rewarding. Without the password, a thief will have only parts.