Xandem’s Tomographic Motion Detection (TMD) technology is the next generation of motion sensing. Tomographic Motion Detection system can be completely hidden from sight, can see through walls and obstructions, and is virtually impossible to defeat. The system integrates easily with existing panel equipment using normally-closed and normally-open contacts. Xandem Tomographic Motion Detection devices can be quickly placed in convenient locations without worrying about obstructions or areas that are problematic for infrared and cameras systems. The nodes are simply plugged in or wired around the area of interest, and motion is detected inside the perimeter of the network. The devices can even be embedded within walls for heightened security and aesthetics.

Xandem Tomographic Motion Detection System Design

Illustration of Xandem Tomographic Motion Detection System

Illustration of Xandem Tomographic Motion Detection System

  • Sensing Nodes: These are the devices that are placed around the area of interest. The exact number of nodes depends on the size of the area and the application. They can be powered by USB plug-in or with a 3 volt low-power wiring.
  • Processing Unit: A device that runs the sensing algorithms. When motion is detected, normally-closed and normally-open contacts are opened/closed. This allows the sensing system to be directly integrated into standard panel equipment. The PU is powered the same way as the nodes.

Benefits of Xandem Tomographic Motion Detection System

  • Through-walls/obstructions: Tomographic Motion Detection technology can sense motion and presence through walls, furniture, and other obstructions. That means the system can detect movement in rooms where no device is deployed.
  • Hidden: Tomographic Motion Detection nodes can be hidden behind walls, inside boxes, or in any other non-metallic container. This allows the sensing system to remain completely hidden from visitors, increasing security and aesthetics.
  • Unbeatable: Cameras, infrared, thermal, and other optical devices can be deceived by covering the sensor or insulating an intruder. Tomographic Motion Detection technology uses radio waves that interact with the mass of a body, making it virtually impossible to beat.
  • Flexible: Tomographic Motion Detection technology can be installed in many different shapes and configurations.
  • Crowd detection: Tomographic Motion Detection technology can detect various levels of motion, like if a crowd or party is within the secured area.
  • Privacy: Tomographic Motion Detection technology is not invasive of privacy – no optical imagery is used.

Tomographic Motion Detection technology is the next generation of motion and presence detection. A system covering a large area with walls can be installed easily and quickly, is very immune to the leading causes of false alarms, and has powerful detection capabilities beyond traditional motion sensors. Example applications of Xandem’s next-generation of motion and presence detection include:

  • Intrusion alarms for residential, commercial, and outdoor security
  • Building automation
  • Crowd/party notification alarms (sorry teenagers)
  • Pool alarms
  • Through-wall motion detection for SWAT/military/intelligence
  • Prison security
  • Entry/door crossing detection
  • Border control