New safety sensors coming onto the market have made the installation process a much simpler task, but no longer is ease of use an absolute prerequisite. In the past, ease of installation was never a big consideration, but with today's new sensor technology, it should be an extremely important consideration. The installation problems associated with many old safety sensors usually stem from the necessity to connect the sensor transponders with their corresponding sensor readers, making sure each piece is properly communicating with each other.
Most safety sensors are designed with a receiver and a transmitter, allowing them to communicate with each other over a range of approximately one meter. However, many sensors have been designed to communicate via wireless connections to one another, rather than with their respective transmitter readers. However, this may cause interference with some other devices (such as fire alarm systems) or with some wireless devices. This can lead to the failure of the device.
To reduce the number of potential problems, manufacturers have added a number of features to their safety systems, allowing them to communicate with each other without interfering with any other safety components. Some devices have integrated RF modules that allow them to automatically transmit the readings received from their sensors to a central monitoring station (such as a centralized control room). This eliminates the need for manual coordination of the readings with the readings from other devices, which greatly reduces the need for manual communication between the various sensors.
Another feature added to modern safety sensors is a 'safe' mode, which allows users to bypass the safety system when they aren't in a safety-approved area or at a predetermined location. This makes the installation process easier because users don't have to worry about accidentally triggering the alarm while they are out and about. It also helps to ensure that the system does not trigger a false alarm, which is sometimes caused by people not being within a safe area.
One feature that can help to reduce the number of possible errors made when using safety devices is a sensor's ability to display the status of all safety sensors simultaneously. The 'status' report allows the user to check on the status of each individual sensor and make the required adjustments if necessary. This means that the users can be certain that all sensors are functioning correctly without having to rely on the central monitoring station to do so.
A final feature is the ability to program each main safety sensor and one or more sub-sensors so that they will activate at different times. When one sub-sensor goes out of range, another will activate automatically to replace it, thus allowing all of the safety devices to communicate with each other even when the main system is not in use. This will ensure that the sensors are in constant communication with each other, allowing the user to take care of everything from setting off the alarm to manually setting up the sensors in place.
Safety sensors now come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, providing users with a great degree of flexibility when they are setting up the system. Many devices are equipped with various sensors and several different options such as wireless or hardwired connection options. While it is common to find sensors with a wireless option, there are also some that connect directly into the system, allowing for easy configuration. We work with Leuze Electronic to make sure we offer clients the best alternatives for all their sensor requirements.
In the end, the decision as to which safety devices you will choose will largely depend on your needs, the size of the property, the number of users, and the expected number of people using the property. Some devices will be more sensitive than others, requiring more electronics and greater wiring, while others will be much simpler and much easier to set up.