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ShaftAlarm movement sensor comes to Aus, NZ

The ShaftAlarm, a battery-powered security device that attaches to equipment such as earthmovers, containers, trailers and boats, and sends an alert when it is moved, has been released in Australia and New Zealand.

Distributor ‘Its Secure’ says the unit can be armed or disarmed via SMS. When in use, both the user and the ‘Back–To-Base Security Control Room Monitoring Centre’ are notified of any change in its status.

The ShaftAlarm can also provide GPS location updates via its 3G or 4G Micro SIM card operating on the Telstra network in Australia and the Spark network in New Zealand.

“The security applications the ShaftAlarm can cover are endless,” Its Secure says. “Boats temporally left on the side of the road, that excavator laying idle over the weekend, the builder’s trailer left unattended on the street, even a shipping container on site with valuable goods or tools inside.

“Basically, once armed, if it moves the crooks lose,” the company says, adding that it can be customised through a number of movement and tilt settings.

The fact that it runs on 3.7-volt lithium D-cell batteries means the ShaftAlarm can run in remote isolated areas untouched for between six to 12 months — and even up to two years in some cases — depending on the power cycle being used.

“The alarm is made from an extremely high grade ABS plastic and is tough, dust-proof and splash-proof,” Its Secure says.” It can operate is some of the harshest environments and will operate from zero to 65 degrees Celsius.”

The unit comes with magnetic mounting brackets and 5mm mounting holes at each end, and can also be cable-tied to pipes, gates and the like. Because it’s small, the ShaftAlarm is also easily hidden under excavator seats, in PVC pipes, etc.

While the ShaftAlarm is a monitored device it can also be bought outright for self-monitoring by up to six people.

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The ShaftAlarm is powered by long-life lithium D-cell batteries.


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