ViewProtect™ Armed Bars
ViewProtect has outpaced its competitors by developing and patenting a transparent burglar bar with an integrated alarm sensor – Armed Bar.
This product can be connected to any alarm system. This unique Smart Bar Technology makes it possible to protect the home owner with a 24/7 active alarm system, in addition to having a transparent physical barrier. This technology also allows the homeowner, for the first time, to have the opportunity to fully utilise their alarm system by having a permanent perimeter protection while he is moving around in the home. This allows the homeowner freedom to open and close and also clean the windows and bars. No more false alarms caused by accidental human errors, plants, insects, animals, etc.
False alarms cost the security companies millions of Rand each year. ViewProtect Armed Bars are designed to limit, as far as possible, any false alarms.
This has had a major influence on the level of interest we have received from security companies. By significantly reducing the number of false alarms, security companies will not only save money on unproductive reaction calls, but will also be able to provide a faster reaction time due to availability of services.
Some of the advantages of ViewProtect's Armed Bars:
- Works with all alarm systems
- 24/7 alarm & physical protection
- Always active even when windows are open
- Permanent armed zone at windows & security doors
- No more accidental false alarms
- Insect proof
- Tamper resistant
- Wires are invisible
- Corrosion free
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Smart Bar technology
The Armed Bar has a specially designed wire that has been forced into the sides of the transparent burglar bar and can be connected to any alarm system. This thin wire is not visible when looking through your window and the clear window guards.
The in-series connection of the wires in the transparent burglar bars receives an electrical pulse from the alarm board and the resistors protect the burglar bars if the electrical pulse is bypassed or bridged.
The specially designed wires are connected inside the AluRail or a custom Armed Bar box that is connected separately to the window frame. Should the Armed Bars be cut, kicked out or tampered with in an attempted burglary, the thin wire will break and activate the alarm.
(Int Pat Appl No PCT/IB2011/002875 – US Patent No. 9 035 770)
The uniqueness of the ViewProtect Armed Bar product is the fact that we have been able to combine two different security products i.e. alarm system and a transparent physical barrier, resulting in the development of the ultimate security product. The weakness of the one product is strengthened by the other properties inherent in the other product.
The following needs have been identified in the security industry that has led to the development of the Armed Bar:
- A reliable alarm sensor that will not trigger false alarms;
- A permanent alarm protection, even when a house is occupied;
- Alarm protection available in areas where it was not previously possible, e.g. bathrooms, occupied bedrooms, etc.;
- A strong physical barrier;
- An aesthetically pleasing barrier.
ViewProtect has strict restrictions on the distribution of the Armed Bar material and the material will only be sold to certified Armed Bar installers. This allows us to not only closely monitor the quality of the product and installations, but also provides us with the means of managing the market in a way that will enhance the product.
ViewProtect has a national footprint of certified installers throughout South Africa and has now entered the international market.
The Armed Bar has now opened the opportunity to develop even more new security products for the growing security market.
PS. Even houses without alarm systems can benefit from Armed Bars!
- Developments that do not allow alarm systems can have the Armed Bars be connected to any GSM system, or
- Speak to one of our certified installers regarding an inexpensive “alarm” connection without any monthly costs!
ViewProtect™ adheres to strict regulations on the standard of the polycarbonate products used, purchasing these products from ISO regulated companies.
An independent test laboratory (University of Stellenbosch Institute of Structural Engineering) runs random tests on the polycarbonate products prior to the sale of ViewProtect™ Transparent Burglar Bars.