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‘Smart’ Curtains Trigger an Alarm When they Detect Intruders

Posted By Mark Boyer On September 30, 2012 @ 12:39 pm In Green Technology,Innovation | No Comments

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Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM [2] in Berlin have developed an amazing new type of intruder-detecting ‘smart’ curtains [3] that can sense when someone is trying to break in. When the fabric is cut or penetrated, a built-in microcontroller triggers an alarm that gives authorities the precise location of the break-in. In addition to being used in curtains that protect individual homes and offices, the material could be incorporated into construction materials to protect an entire building.


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/smart-curtains-trigger-an-alarm-when-they-detect-intruders/anti-theft-smart-fabric-2/

[2] Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM: http://www.izm.fraunhofer.de/en.html

[3] intruder-detecting ‘smart’ curtains: http://www.ecouterre.com/intruder-detecting-smart-curtains-could-replace-your-anti-burglar-system/

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