Bridge up any security gaps before they appear.The business field Building Automation has the task to fulfill the customer needs of security, protection and control for buildings and facilities. We can offer you a wide range of effective options for managing and protecting your property. In building automation, the global perspective counts, which is why SICK is represented all over the world. As an independent partner, we will accompany you at all times and be quickly to hand. The sooner you involve us in your planning, the more effectively our consultation will aid your planning and implementation of certified and high-performance solutions.
For building automation of a perimeter, fence or wall, we distinguish two application areas area monitoring and location indicator systems.With area monitoring, software in the sensor will manage all monitoring areas. The system signals if intruders are present by releasing the switching output and triggering an alarm whenever an area is violated. This may, for instance, also be triggered by objects or items regardless of whether they are mobile or not. The sensor uses the measuring data with which it has been provided to determine the location.When this is done, the devices are set so that small animals, adverse weather conditions or mere passers-by do not trigger any false alarms. Another important feature is that the devices take privacy into account. Unlike other protective devices, SICK sensors only record contours for personal identification and not real images. This means that the system will be able to tell that somebody is present within the monitored area but not who it is.
Recommended productsLaser Scanners: LMS111 | LMS5xx outdoor | LD-MRS | LD-LRS outdoor
SICK laser scanners are usually used horizontally for the monitoring of open spaces. If necessary, several reporting levels can be defined for each scanner (standard function). Approach roads and access paths can also be suppressed so that disruptions to pedestrians or road traffic are prevented. As a result, separate, differentiable alarm notifications are generated. Disruptions due to adverse environmental conditions are intercepted first by the scanner ensuring a low rate of false alarms. Using these separately output signals, the selected area can be monitored and available cameras controlled via a monitor. This has the benefit that monitor images are displayed according to the incident, considerably reducing the onus on security guards. Further benefits include the shape of areas being user-definable and simple installation on buildings.
Recommended productsLaser Scanners: LMS111 | LMS5xx outdoor | LD-LRS outdoor
Laser scanners are usually used vertically for the monitoring of facades. The size of the monitoring areas and the possibility of setting several scenarios (see example of night/day mode) means only a few systems will be required, making protection as effective as it is inexpensive. The building's floor outline or fence serves as the reference contour. This is constantly inspected by the system to see it remains intact (distance measurement). Deviations in this outline, e. g. due to movements of earth (excavation) in the monitoring area or manipulation of the laser scanner (dismantling) trigger an alarm. The scanners are highly resistant to environmental influences like rain and snow, making the rate of false alarms very low, something which has also been confirmed by TÜV Süd.
Recommended productsLaser Scanners: LMS111 | LMS5xx outdoor Light Grids: MLG | SGS | VLC100
With flat roof protection, SICK laser scanners are generally installed directly on the building. This removes the need for expensive installations or attachments on the roof. The monitoring area for the system is set up approx. 30 cm above the ground so that any persons crawling under the alarm zone are detected and registered. The edge of the monitoring area can also be placed slightly above the edge of the roof so that any ladders, for instance, are detected at once. The arrangement of the monitored areas, the choice of object size to be detected and flexibly adjustable response times mean any movement of animals, birds or leaves through the monitored area will not trigger an alarm (filter function).
Areas such as gates and turnstiles can be monitored either using active-switching sensors or a sensor system, which recognizes a special code and then reliably provides access.
Active-switching 2D and 3D sensors and photoelectric sensors, light grids, laser scanners and camera systems (see below) provide a range of options for access detection. The sensor system can be set either so that it recognizes whether an unauthorized person is trying to enter or else how many persons enter a room in order to control parallel systems such as heating, air conditioning or ventilation.
Recommended productsLaser Scanners: S100 | LMS111 | LMS12x Code readers: RFxLight grids: MLG | ELGPhotoelectric sensors
Paintings and sculptures need to be protected from deliberate or accidental vandalism and against theft. Unintentional contact in particular is a challenge for a sensor system as this must be reported without the artistic enjoyment of curators, art lovers or other guests being diminished. The more inconspicuous, precise and reliable protection is, the more this requirement can be met without detriment to the protection. Laser scanners are often used for protection of pictures/walls (vertical) or to protect ceilings/floors (horizontal). For objects such as sculptures, jewelry etc. in wall recesses, light grids have proven to be most appropriate. Fast detection of any interference prevents any “angling” of the object being monitored. Two-dimensional protection is sufficient for paintings but with sculptures, a greater dimensional range needs to be covered. A distance-measuring vision system can also be used for this purpose.
Vision sensors/vision systems
Recommended productsLaser scanners: LMS12x | LMS100Vision sensors: V200Light grids: SGS