you need two RoboGuards facing each other?
No, RoboGuard is not like the conventional active beams
that shine a single beam to a reflector on the other side
of your property. RoboGuard picks up heat movement in front
of it so you will only need one RoboGuard per area.
many RoboGuards do you need to cover your property?
The majority of RoboGuard owners usually start off with
two RoboGuards (one for the driveway and the other to cover
the bedroom), and then expand their system as they find
the weak spots on their property. Each property varies and
it is best to get a good idea of how the RoboGuard fans
out its beams and then have a walk about on your property
and visualise where the RoboGuards will be in best use on
do you protect the maximum area?
There are only so many entry points to a property and only
so many vulnerable spots on your house. The idea is to catch
the intruder between the two so that your family may have
the crucial seconds to react against the unwelcome visitor
before he smashes your window. It is best to have a look
at your property and determine where the intruder will come
from and where he is going. For example stop him before
he gets to your car in your driveway or put a RoboGuard
to look after the windows at your bedroom.
is the HQ?
Your HQ is the head quarters that will alert you to which
RoboGuard has been triggered. It will beep the zone amount
of times (1 to 4) for each RoboGuard, giving you the capability
of determining which RoboGuard triggered without getting
up to check the zone on the HQ.
far can the HQ be from the RoboGuards?
All RoboGuards are tested up to 400 meters away from the
long do the batteries last?
RoboGuard uses eight C-size batteries (torch batteries)
that will last three to five years although some have lasted
up to 8 years. The HQ will alert you when the batteries
need replacing by flashing the trouble light.
is the warranty on a RoboGuard?
The HQ and RoboGuards have a year warranty and come with
a lifetime warranty against UV damage and lightning strikes.
do you switch off a RoboGuard?
It is as simple as pushing the desired zone button on the
HQ and the light will go off, indicating that the RoboGuard
is now switched off. Do take note though that after a RoboGuard
has been triggered, the corresponding light on the HQ will
start flashing indicating the zone/s RoboGuard triggered.
In this case you have to push the button once first so that
the light is solid and once more to switch off the light
and the corresponding RoboGuard. To switch it on again press
the button again and it will be back on.
the RoboGuard waterproof and UV stable?
RoboGuards are made out of a Poly-carb ABS blend and not
only is it 100% waterproof against rain it also carries
a lifetime warranty against UV damage. Do not however spray
a sprinkler directly onto a RoboGuard, the speed of the
water may penetrate the housing and damage the electronics.
do the beams work?
RoboGuard uses two passive infrared sensors that will pick
up any heat movement and determine whether it is a human.
In order to trigger a RoboGuard you have to break both the
top and bottom beam, which minimises false alarms to almost
zero. There is an array of 11 beams covering an area of
110° at a radius of 20 meters.
a plant trigger a RoboGuard?
In most cases plants do not give too many problems, but
larger leaves like a palm sitting in direct sunlight may
cause false alarms. To solve this, RoboGuards wireless nature
allows you to simply screw it off the wall and relocate
it to a different position even if it is just a meter to
the left. Blocking off may also eliminate beams and this
will allow you to stop the RoboGuard from being triggered
by the single problem plant, without having to move it.
you have more than one HQ working with the same RoboGuards?
Yes, each RoboGuard carries an individual code, which is
learned into the HQ. To set up more that one HQ with a set
of RoboGuards it is simple a procedure of learning the RoboGuards
into the HQ’s as they are added.
colours do RoboGuards come in?
At present black, green and white are available. One can
paint them by covering up the lenses, priming them with
a plastic primer before painting them. White lenses are