RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF A SYSTEM THAT ADDS PREVENTATIVE AND ACTIVE INTRUSION DETECTION CAPABILITIES TO A LOCK BY UTILIZING AN EMBEDDED CONTROLLED MAGNETIC FIELD SENSOR
The purpose of the project is to design a functional demonstration prototype of CMF technology applied to the entry lock market sector. The prototype lock will poses the main features of CMF technology including preventive detection, discrimination between people, animals and objects, and 'always-on' functionality.
The Smart Lock project aims to establish the technological bases for the subsequent design and development of an electronic lock, in conjunction with our partner ASSA ABLOY. This product would become the first lock on the market with an embedded security system based on controlled magnetic fields. This new lock will have a number of technological innovations that will differentiate it from the competition, including but not limited to:
24/7 active detection
This project will investigate the different topologies, operating ranges, sensitivity, power consumption, noise, working frequency, and ultimately all those characteristics that will enable the system to detect the presence of people with total reliability. This project will also develop an electronic system for data processing and communications that host the intruder detection algorithms and sending of the information to a central system of data acquisition.
Additionally, the project will also study different energy management techniques which will help to prolong battery life and allow a lower number of recharges or change of batteries for the end user.