floor trap

floor trap

In a burglar alarm system, a device which includes a thread or very thin electrical conductor which extends across a floor space that activates an alarm when moved or broken.
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He said the catch basins were preferable to the more commonly installed floor trap, which he said would freeze because the building is unheated.
Coiling like a serpent behind Jekyll's back and peering over his shoulder, Hyde struggles to free himself as the good doctor disappears by descending into a floor trap. The transformation is a clever conceit.
Arnold said he preferred the catch basins to a commonly installed floor trap, which would freeze because the building is unheated.
The FDB Panel Fittings range online includes clip-in pull handles for simple sliding, or snap closure panels - up to flush fitting, paddle and recessed T handles in stainless steel, also slam latches for access panels or floor traps where corrosion resistance is important.