Honeywell introduces new wireless asset protection sensor

MELVILLE, N.Y., March 26, 2009 – Honeywell today announced the release of the 5870API Wireless Asset Protection Sensor, an ideal way to guard against theft in both residential and commercial applications. One of the newest members of Honeywell’s popular 5800 Series family of wireless devices, the 5870API easily affixes to virtually any valuable requiring protection within a home or business, including paintings, flat screen TVs and other electronics, family heirlooms, safes, machinery, office equipment and more.

While Honeywell has historically introduced innovative solutions for burglary prevention, the 5870API is the first solution designed to specifically address the need for theft protection on the premises while enhancing the burglary protection already in place. It lets sensors transmit signals that movement has been detected even when the panel is disarmed. This is ideal for environments where the use of a constantly armed panel is not practical—such as colleges, hotels and any areas requiring free-flowing human traffic.

The 5870API employs an accelerometer—similar to those used in automobiles to detect impact and deploy air bags—to recognize movement. Dealers can program the devices to send alarm signals to security panels, alerting guards and other security personnel or central stations when the protected object is being moved.

The 5870API is fully supervised to monitor for low-battery, tamper (front case cover and removal from asset) and trouble conditions. For more information, please call 1-800-467-5875.