Chris Adams
Eastern Regional Sales Manager
Optex, Inc.
13661 Benson Avenue
Chino, CA 91710 USA
Phone: (800) 966-7839 or (951) 249-6663

Optex Helps Riverdale Neighborhood House Prevent Trespassing and
Promote Community Safety

Chino, California, July 29, 2011— When Riverdale Neighborhood House, a nonprofit community center in northwest Bronx, wanted to secure their neighborhood  pool from trespassing, property damage, theft and unauthorized use, they turned to Grid Squared Systems ( for a perimeter security system that would deter violators and alert authorities.

Grid Squared Systems, an Optex Certified System Integrator, teamed with Optex ( to recommend a practical, cost-effective, and easy-to-implement solution based on Optex’s Redwall passive infrared (PIR) motion sensors. The sensors use battery-operated wireless transmitters to communicate with a central station through a wireless receiver that, if an intrusion is detected, sends an email message and alerts the authorities.

“The Redwall system gives Riverdale a simple, yet effective solution,” says Chris Adams, Optex’s Eastern regional sales manager. “The advantage of wireless connectivity is that it eliminates the need for costly wiring and decreases installation time without compromising performance.”

“The Redwall system was simple to install and set up,” says Lon Bazelais, senior partner at Grid Squared. “Optex provides the right products we needed to ensure full coverage, even in areas with foliage and other obstacles.”

“The system has not only delivered the performance we needed, it proved cost-effective and easy to use,” says Daniel Eudene, executive director at Riverdale. “We’ve already deterred several intruders from taking a night swim, which protects them as well as our organization and program participants.”

The installed system uses three different Redwall models to satisfy different dimensional needs in coverage. Redwall SIP-3020WFi sensors, with a coverage range of 100’ x 65’, are used along the short sides of the pool, while Model SIP-404WFi sensors with a range of 130’ x 13’ cover the long sides. A Model VX-402Ri sensor, with 40’ x 40’ coverage, secures the pool’s entryway. The sensors are designed to integrate easily with security cameras, giving Riverdale a simple upgrade path if the need arises.

About Riverdale Neighborhood House

Riverdale Neighborhood House is the only non-sectarian, multi-purpose agency that reaches across all socioeconomic, racial, ethnic and age groups in Riverdale. RNH delivers first-rate social services to the entire Riverdale community: premier education and a nurturing haven for children, character-building programs for teens, and lifelines of support for families and seniors.

About Optex

Optex, Inc. markets indoor and outdoor passive and active infrared technology products manufactured by Optex Company Limited of Otsu, Japan throughout the continents of North and South America. Products include a wide variety of hardwired and wireless outdoor detectors and photobeams, specialized sensors to trigger CCTV systems and a one-of-a-kind Class-1 laser detector for high security applications. Since its founding in 1979, Optex has established a worldwide reputation for quality, innovation, and technical excellence with products that represent an investment in performance and long-term satisfaction.

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