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Solar-Powered Security System Catches Thieves.

Solar-Powered Security System Catches Thieves.

Would-be thieves were apprehended on a North Island farm last month thanks to a revolutionary SolarBeam solar-powered driveway and perimeter alert system.

A Paraparaumu farming couple, who did not wish to be named, recently installed the SolarBeam system to secure two driveways on their property. They had experienced problems with theft in the past with intruders easily entering their property at night undetected.

Not long after installing the system, it proved its worth, aiding Paraparaumu Police in the apprehension of two would-be thieves who had inadvertently triggered the SolarBeam’s silent alarm. The Police arrived on the scene shortly after and used Police dogs to capture the offenders.

MaxSecurity NZ director, Graeme Riddell, importer and supplier of the SolarBeam, says the SolarBeam system is ideal for New Zealand conditions allowing home and business owners to secure areas that were previously impossible due to cost or technical limitations.

“The SolarBeam is the ideal security solution for farmers and owners of lifestyle properties, where driveway entrances and buildings are often located some distance from the main house. It is very easy to install and requires very little maintenance. Once installed, the SolarBeam acts as a highly effective early warning system for both visitors and intruders.”

“The SolarBeam has been very successful in New Zealand because it is very compact, totally solar-powered and can be installed without running wires or cables – this gives the end user total flexibility. Areas that were previously impossible to monitor due to cost or technology limitations can now be monitored effectively and easily.”

The SolarBeam works by sending two invisible infrared photobeams between two points, for example two fence posts. When the beam is broken by a visitor or intruder, a signal is silently sent to a wireless receiver up to 1km away which notifies the owner or activates an alarm.

The SolarBeam system offers multiple configuration options and can even be used to secure an entire property perimeter. The SolarBeam system can be purchased online at or by phoning 0800 629 665.


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