Beams vs PIRs

Why is a PIR Better Than a Beam? Firstly let me explain these two intruder detectors in a bit more detail. Acitve Infrared (IR) Beam This detector consists of two parts, the transmitter and the receiver. The transmitter emits a beam of infrared (IR) light and the receiver picks up this beam. When the beam […]

Load shedding – Wouldn’t it be nice to know when the power is off at home

With the recurrence of the dreaded load shedding from our favourite electricity supplier, the spectre of arriving home to find the electricity off is all too real. One of the uses of the Centurion G-Switch is to warn you of this scenario in advance. Setting up one of its two inputs to a battery powered […]