switch mat

switch mat

A floor mat containing thin metal blades laminated in plastic sheets. When an intruder steps on the mat, the blades make contact and an alarm is activated.
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Another mat maker that produces its product in the U.S., Wellness Mats added fashion to its line of polyurethane mats with the new Seasons covers, allowing users to be able to switch mat looks depending on the season or mood.
Card reader-controlled door egress devices may be push button, motion sensor, or under-carpet switch mat. The latter two are preferable for hands-free operation but only if the door is at the end of or recessed from a corridor.