D-TECT Laser from GJD helps to slash insurance claims for metal theft by 65%

Churches are increasingly installing GJD’S detection devices – now including the D-TECT Laser – to guard against the growing threat of lead and copper theft.

GJD formed an alliance with E-Bound AVX Ltd in 2012 and the partnership has gone from strength to strength.  E-Bound is a leading designer and manufacturer of security systems and detector technology. GJD Manufacturing Limited is an industry leader in the design, manufacture and supply of professional external detector equipment as well as CCTV and lighting controllers utilised in the intruder surveillance industry.

E-Bound specialises in roof alarm protection for Churches in the UK.  They were asked to commission a security system for a listed building, situated on a public road and part of the Oxford University campus.They approached GJD who supplied their D-TECT Laser, a specially designed laser scanner for perimeter protection and intruder detection.

Attracted by their unrivalled accuracy, low false-alarm rate and preventative effect – GJD detectors detect and deter intruders before any damage is caused – Over 500 churches and other heritage sites already benefit from using GJD detectors providing 24-hour vigilance with more sites installing systems each week.

The D-TECT Laser is in the vanguard of detect-and-deter technologies and it is hoped that it will help to further reduce insurance claims for church-roof metal theft.

GJD’s technology provided an effective solution for the heritage site whose awkward position left it vulnerable to false alarms. Situated on the foot of a slope, the Oxford University building’s roof was so low in relation to the adjacent public road that innocent passers-by could trigger a traditional detector just by walking past.

Unlike more scattergun technologies the Laser, which is configurable into two precise detection zones, could be configured to cover a specific area of the building, out of reach of passing pedestrians.  The four-layer laser scanner, which can detect or ignore objects at mm-range accuracy and boasts a remission factor of just 2%, has two highly accurate configurable detection zones.

Following the alliance between GJD Manufacturing and E-Bound, the results speak for themselves:-recent figures released from Ecclesiastical recorded a significant reduction in claims from 930 metal thefts against 2,600 in the previous year. In monetary terms the cost of claims fell from £4.5m to £1.8m, representing a 65% reduction drop in claims since security detectors have been fitted on churches.

Mark Tibbenham, managing director at GJD Manufacturing, said: “The benefits of our partnership with E-Bound are twofold: not only are our security detectors a deterrent to intruders, preventing a crime before it has happened, but the protection of our heritage in the future is what is really important”.

D-TECT Laser: the specs

  • Highly accurate and configurable into 2 detection zones
  • Available in 3 versions: 25m x 25m; 10m x 10m; or 5m x 5m
  • Capacity to detect or ignore objects in mm-range, with remission factor down to 2%
  • Covert operation: LED display can be switched off with remote control
  • 4 adjustable sensing curtains provide alarm and pre-alarm warning
  • High immunity to environmental interference using dedicated time-of-flight software
  • Discreet design with optional black or white housing
  • IP65, indoor or outdoor