In a 30-part reality series on the Home Channel, TV personalities Riaan (widely known as DIY guru ‘Die Nutsman’) and Michele Garforth-Venter have been building their dream 'green' home under the watchful eyes of thousands of South Africans.
Now, almost complete and about to become a showroom until move-in day 'sometime in 2011', the house is ready to have its security system installed.
The celebrity couple tasked Elvey Security Technologies with designing a 'green' security solution in keeping with the earth-friendly ethos of the property, which sits on the Avianto Estate in Muldersdrift.
The result – a wireless system which blends in seamlessly with the aesthetics of the house and which forestalls any need for messy chasing of walls or unsightly wiring – has met with their full approval, Zane Greeff, technical director for Elvey says. And, because it is completely wireless, it can be installed anywhere, in minutes.
The system detectors, alarm panel and keypad all operate using battery power, and do not require any electrical source within the home, leading to a more energy efficient and eco-friendly result, he continues. To further enhance security, PIR detectors (passive infrared) were installed throughout the house as well as outdoor PIRs in the garden.
The resultant system comprises fully waterproof, anti-tamper cameras with CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) black and white sensors, 85° wide-angle lenses and 320 x 240 pixel video resolution. Two infrared LEDs, which provide night illumination up to 8 metres, are able to detect movement and then activate the lenses which begin recording in less than 100 milliseconds.
M.V.D. Security, which handles the security technology on the Avianto Estate, will be installing the Garforth-Venters’ security system.
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