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Theft Detector

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Using fiber cable instead of copper, the Theft Detector protects the batteries at your remote sites.

Key Features

  • Easily integrates with any discrete (dry contact) input
  • Fiber detection cable to resist tampering via jumpers
  • Support redundant installation of two detection wires through the same assets to increase tamper resistance

Batteries are expensive. That makes them a prime target for theft. When that happens, you'll lose expensive equipment, and - in all likelihood - your network will go down as soon as there is an outage.

You need a way to protect the batteries at your remote sites. You could wire-wrap your batteries with copper detection wire, but there are simple ways for thieves to jumper that wire and trick your RTU into missing a break.

The solution is the Theft Detector from DPS Telecom.

This device uses fiber cable instead of copper to protect your batteries from theft. You simply feed a standard multimode fiber cable through each battery and connect it to the Theft Detector. You've made it almost impossible for a thief to steal your batteries without you knowing. Simple jumpers don't work for glass fiber as they do for copper. If the cable is cut, an alarm is immediately sent to your RTU.

With a simple design, the Theft Detector provides an easy-to-use and reliable system. It protects your batteries and alerts you the instant there is trouble.

The Theft Detector features 2 fiber loops and two alarm outputs so that you can monitor two separate battery strings, copper bars, or other equipment. Because the device uses fiber cable, there is virtually no limit to the length of cable you can use or the number of batteries you can monitor. You can even run fiber outside your shelter while avoiding lightning/electrical surge risk.

Form Factor

  • Height: 8.39"
  • Width: 5.31"
  • Depth: 1.34"
  • Mounting:
  • Weight: 1 lbs

Core Features

  • Control Relays: 2
  • Fiber Interface
  • Fuse: Internal PTC Fuse
  • LED status indicators
  • Mounting: Wall mount
  • Power Supply: -48Vdc
  • RoHS: 5/6

Operating Conditions

  • Current draw: 50mA
  • Humidity: 0-95% NC
  • Temperature: 32 to 140F (0 to 60C)

Optional Features

  • D-Wire: 1-Plug
No additional software required.

Use the built-in web interface for configuration. Monitor via web interface, your SNMP manager, or a T/Mon master station.