Miracle Alarm Sensor? (Xandem)

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Jun 10, 2012

If we told you a security system could see through walls, is invulernable to false alarms and works with yout existing intrusion system, would you think it is a con or the next big thing in security? Well, a US based startup in the super lower innovation alarm market is claiming to do this. In this note, we dig into the details of the offering, examining its pros and cons.

To start, here's a news clip from a local TV station that does a good job introducing the aspirations of the technology / approach:

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