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Security device solves golf club theft problem

7.29am 18th June 2009 - Corporate

An ingenious new golf bag alarm device, the Pro Defender Series, has been launched to counter the growing problem of golf equipment theft.

It is estimated that £70 million worth of golf product is stolen in Europe each year, with a growing trend of thefts from outside clubs and from car boots where golfers often leave their bags while enjoying post-round hospitality.

Inventor, Matt Gilewicz, spent four years developing the Pro Defender Series bag alarm after he was the victim of club theft on two occasions at golf venues in Hertfordshire. He said, “Golf bags full of expensive equipment are a prime target for the opportunist thief who can simply walk up to an unattended bag and carry it away.”

The Pro Defender Series alarm is a unique concept and more effective than anything currently on the market. It warns of unauthorised movement of a golf bag, sending a radio signal to a pocket-sized remote receiver held by the owner.

A battery-operated alarm transmitter is housed within a rubber-coated two-piece replica golf ball that is activated by movement and sends out an instantaneous warning signal to the key fob, which vibrates and sounds an alarm.

Matt added, “Quality golf brands are being stolen to order and it is organised crime on a grand scale. This system acts as a real warning to golfers that someone is tampering with their property. Its immediate, audible alert will warn off would-be thieves and alert the owner something is wrong.”

The alarm’s optimal signal range is 25 metres, although the fob is capable of working up to 50 metres away. Six input/output addresses within each transmitter create 64 unique synchronised codes to avoid interference with other Pro Defender Series units being used in the same area.

The Pro Defender Series bag alarm costs £29.99 and is available through selected retail outlets or directly from the company’s website, Corporate branding is available on larger orders, making them a perfect prize or gift on golf days.

Pro Defender Series

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