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Safety made attractive

Safety electronics can save lives. As a permanent and, in most cases, visible component of architecture and interiors, they must also be well-designed. In cooperation with the British architects Sir Nicholas Grimshaw and Partners, the ARGUS movement detector system was developed with particular quality of form.


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Argus movement detectors

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  • Innovation prize Architecture 2002

    In this competition, which has received regular acclaim from the architecture magazine AIT, awards are given to products with particularly high architectural quality.

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    Good Design Award 2002

    The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design awarded the coveted Good Design Award 2002 to the ARGUS movement detector. The jury were particularly impressed by the clarity of design in combination with innovative technology.

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    red dot award 2002

    With over 4,000 applications from a total of 40 countries, the red dot design award is one of the largest design competitions in the world. The red dot stands for much more than just a competition, however: it is also the trademark for the best in design and business. In 2002, the jury awarded the ARGUS movement detector this coveted design prize.

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    DESIGN PLUS 2004

    At the international trade fair "light + building 2004", the ARGUS movement detector received an award for its "Basic", "Connect" and "Timer" designs.

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    Nomination for the Design Prize of the Federal Republic of Germany 2004

    This design prize is the official design award in the Federal Republic of Germany. No other design prize sets such strict criteria for participants. For this reason, many people refer to it as the "Prize of all prizes".

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