Sabre II is a fibre-optic based Perimeter Intrusion Detection System (PIDS) and can protect many forms of physical barrier including fences, gates, walls, roofing and cover buried applications. Sabre II can sense and alarm for attempts to climb, crawl or sever the fencing. The technology uses a continuously monitored and intrinsically safe, fibre-optic sensor cable which is sensitive to vibration, flexing and compression.
Sabre II is designed for use with Remsdaq’s proprietary fence-mounted (SabreFonic) and buried (SabreLine) sensor cables. Disturbance of the fibre-optic sensor cable is detected in the Sabre II processor and analysed using a microcontroller with digital signal processor (DSP). When a disturbance exceeds pre-set conditions, an alarm will be generated. Automatic environmental compensation algorithms ensure the highest probability of detection whilst ensuring a minimum of nuisance alarms from natural causes.
Sabre II is factory set to enable rapid installation and commissioning.
Application specific set-up parameters can be adjusted in the field using built-in switches and an LED display. If required, Sabre II can also be configured and adjusted remotely using the integral serial communications ports and optional software tools.
Sabre II is especially useful for integration with third party data collection and alarm management systems. It provides facilities for external alarm threshold adjustment as well as additional input/output for connection of sensors or control devices.
Sabre II with a BACNet/IP Gateway (see Documents tab for more information) can be monitored within EntroWatch access control software and other systems requiring IP connectivity.
Method of Detection
Alarm Output Relay
Ancillary Outputs (Open Collector)
Status / Digital Inputs
Serial Communications Ports
Installation, Test and Diagnostic Aids
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)
Listed below are some of the Frequently Asked Questions we receive for Sabre. Please contact us if you need more information.
Q: What is the maximum zone length of SabreFonic?
A: The maximum distance of fibre optic between the transmitter and receiver diodes is 1km. This means a maximum zone length of 500m in Cable / Fibre LOOP modes and 1000m in Box-Box mode.
Q: Do you have default parameter settings for Sabre II?
A: Yes, please contact us with your details and we will send you a guide.
Q: What size is the Sabre II Processor Unit?
A: IP 65 rated enclosure 400mm x 400mm x 200mm.
Q: What current does the Sabre II use?
A: 300mA @ 12vDC
The Sabre II processor module combines digital signal processing and environmental compensation algorithms to provide the highest levels of detection and discrimination whilst ensuring a minimum of nuisance alarms due to natural causes. It also offers reliable classification of events including cut and climb. The Sabre II processor hardware is also used for SabreFonic (fence-mounted) and SabreLine (buried) sensor cables.
This is a software configuration tool available for commissioning engineers to quickly and easily tune their SabreFonic or SabreLine installations locally from their PC.