Intrusion Detection System’s different types of sensors

Intrusion Detection Systems use sensors that detect an unauthorized entry into the protected area, sending a signal to the control unit which implements various countermeasures to respond to the violation of the property, such as sound alarms, messages to the police or to the surveillance, and calls to preset phone numbers.

Even if it is the control unit that carries out the actual intrusion detection action, without the sensors it would not be able to identify the threat: it is its eyes and ears, and without it it would be blind and deaf.

How do the sensors work? They are devices capable of detecting physical alterations within their range of action.

The nature of these ‘physical alterations’ depends on the type of sensor installed, as there are different varieties that use different technologies and mechanisms.

The main detection systems use infrared or microwave.

Infrared is a beam of light invisible to the human eye that is used with two different application methods:

  • active detectors use a transmitter and a receiver, and are triggered when something or someone gets in the way, crossing the invisible infrared barrier;
  • passive detectors consist of a single element that allows you to detect the temperature change within the monitored area.

Microwaves are high-frequency electromagnetic waves that can be generated by a transmitter that sends them to a receiver, using the same principle as active infrared systems.

Mixed sensors are also available on the market. They integrate both technologies to increase the degree of safety and avoid false alarms, by crossing both infrared and microwave detections. offers Hesa ​​intrusion detection solutions for both indoor and outdoor use with perimeter protection, new laser and microwave technologies, which allow coverage of up to 60 meters with a single device.

The anti-intrusion system can be integrated with home automation to control it remotely, set the tolerance margins to avoid false alarms and automatically activate-deactivate it within specific sequences of programmed actions.

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Home automation for elderly and disabled people

The role of home automation is to automate and centralize the functions of domestic systems to make your home easier, safer and more comfortable.

These principles improve the quality of life of residents and especially in the cases of the most fragile people: home automation is in fact an excellent solution for elderly, disabled and sick peole, allowing them to have complete control over the entire home in the palm of the hand, minimizing the need for movement.

A home automation system can in fact interface with mobile devices, such as smartphones, tablets and PCs, where the control panel is displayed. Through this centralized approach, elderly, disabled or sick people can monitor all the systems connected to home automation and control them with a touch.

It is possible to raise or lower the shutters equipped with motorized control without having to get out of bed, turn the light on or off in another room, adjust the temperature, activate smart appliances, control the surveillance system and receive the video intercom feed.

The home automation system can also be programmed with different automations, which protect the most fragile people: for example, you can set the heating or air conditioning system to switch on when the temperature drops or rises above a certain threshold, or switch off smart appliances and lights left on for too long.

Home automation systems can also be set in sequences, called scenarios, which allow you to perform all the programmed actions with a single touch. This feature offers elderly, disabled and sick people the possibility of setting scenarios in relation to their routines and their needs, making their daily life more comfortable.

The design of a home automation home for the elderly, disabled and sick people must be carefully studied, evaluating which are the most useful systems and how to make them communicate with each other.

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IoT devices and their integration with home automation

Internet of Things (IoT) devices are increasingly widespread: until a few years ago the idea of ​​a digital assistant capable of understanding the voice commands of its owner and acting accordingly seemed like science fiction, today this technology not only exists, but it is also accessible.

Alexa and Google Home are certainly the best-known names among voice assistants and are capable of greatly simplifying daily tasks, receiving information from the network and performing online operations without the need to have your hands busy by a physical device.

In general, IoT technology is based on the ability of these devices to collect information from the surrounding environment (for example, voice commands) and to communicate with the internet to perform their tasks.

The category also includes Smart TVs, which connect to the web to offer on-demand services and take advantage of digital streaming platforms, such as Netflix and Amazon Prime.

We have already seen the differences between IoT devices and home automation systems, but these two tools can be integrated to further increase home comfort and make every daily action easier and automated.

Easydom home automation system is in fact capable of interfacing with numerous IoT devices on the market and was the first company in the sector to integrate it with Alexa, Google Home and all Samsung Smart TVs.

In this way, the owner of the home automation system has at his disposal additional channels to control the functions of the home without moving from the sofa, further increasing the comfort and efficiency of the system.

Other IoT devices that can be integrated with the home automation system are SONOS devices, such as amplifiers, loudspeakers, wired broadcasting and Home Theater.

These possibilities of integration and expansion of the home automation system are among the aspects that distinguish the offer of, which every day strives to add functionality in addition with the development of new technologies and the marketing of new devices and installations.

This ability allows us to constantly project ourselves towards tomorrow: even if we do not know what the market will offer us in the future, we are sure that we will be able to integrate it with an Easydom home automation system.

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