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Acumen device to give piece of mind

Published: 17 February 2010

The new pocket-sized PAPS (Portable Asset Protection System) from Acumen will alert you by text message if it detects movement, tilt, or a significant temperature change in your bike while it's parked up.

To armit you'll need a 5-digit security code (which is chosen during set up and can be altered at any time). This will activate any of all of the following functions...

Movement sensor
The PIR ‘dome’ on the front of the PAPS unit senses movement - or rather, it scans the area being monitored and senses changes in background temperature patterns  caused by movement in its field of ‘vision’.

There are three settings for the  sensitivity of the PIR, from low to high. 

Tilt sensor
A tilt sensor that can be instructed to work in addition to the motion sensor and is ideal for use inside a  van, caravan or box trailer, or in any  environment  where picking up the  PAPS unit or knocking it over will trigger an alert. 

Heat sensor
A heat sensor inside the unit can be instructed to send you temperature level alerts, either hot or cold.

There are three hot settings (30, 40 and 50°C) and  three cold settings (from -5 to 5°C).

Owners  can adjust sensitivity to heat and movement, check the power level and even interrogate the PAPS (asking it questions about the local temperature for example) using any mobile phone (although it will only respond to the phone numbers programmed within the unit).

It is also possible to set up the Acumen PAPS to send duplicate alerts for movement, temperature and tilt to a second or even a third mobile phone number – for example your partner, a friend or neighbour.

The Acumen PAPS is covered by a 12-month warranty and comes supplied with a mains charger to which it can be left permanently connected.

It can also be charged from any 12V power source, such as those found in caravans and vans.

The Acumen PAPS costs £199.99, and the only additional item required to make it work is a SIM card with sufficient credits to send text messages.

More info: 01264-359922 or at: www.acumen-electronics.co.uk

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