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24th April 2019 Issue no. 454
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Yale launches intelligent door viewer technology
Yale has launched a new range of digital door viewers, providing locksmiths with an innovative new method of preventing distraction burglary. According to the Home Office, around 11,500 homes a year fall victim to 'bogus callers' entering their homes under false pretences. In the majority of cases, intruders pose as officials in order to gain access to homes with the intention of stealing cash and other belongings, such as car keys.
Yale's new range is offered in two different styles. Both use an external camera to show live images of visitors at the front door on a large easy-to-view internal screen.
The standard Digital Door Viewer has a 3.2-inch digital screen with a clear image which can be seen from several metres away, as well as from below, with a wide viewing angle of up to 110 degrees. Operated at the touch of a button it offers an automatic switch-off after 10 seconds.
The Yale Recording Digital Door Viewer has all the benefits of the standard system, but with a 3.5-inch screen, and is also able to record video clips and save still images automatically onto a removable 512 MB micro SD card when the integrated doorbell is pressed, providing a deterrent to unwanted callers. The stills also include a time and date stamp, providing evidence of any attempts to enter a property. In addition, the Recording Digital Door Viewer incorporates an infrared camera with night mode function.
Lauren Ashfield, Trade Marketer at Yale said: "Traditional spy holes have been used for decades, but they have limitations such as only providing a relatively small image and forcing users to be directly next to the viewer in order to use it. With the rise in cases of distraction burglary, it is becoming more important for homeowners to know who is at the door as early as possible.
"Using the latest digital technology, the new Yale range of digital door viewers provides locksmiths with an easy to install solution, where necessary with the added benefit of recording technology, to provide an extra level of reassurance and protection against distraction burglars and bonus officials. So easy to use by any member of a family or more elderly residents, it's suitable for apartments or even houses where vision is restricted."
For further information on Yale's new range of digital door viewers, or the full range of Yale home security solutions, please visit www.yale.co.uk
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