The patented FINMAR Pool Alarm is designed to alert an adult that a child has entered a pool area. The alarm will not stop an infant from drowning if someone does not come to their assistance.
The device is designed to run on standard alkaline batteries. The unit contains a 110 decibel micro siren that can be heard up to 50 metres away. The unit protects a circular area 8 metres in diametre and is designed to work most effectively when mounted at 1.5 metres on a wall or swimming pool fence. The alarm takes approximately one minute to arm after being switched on and has an entry delay feature which delays the device from sounding for five seconds after it has been triggered. Unlike some products that are already available on the market, this device is both "movement' and "heat" sensitive and will only be activated by a small child (or domestic animal) which emits body heat and makes a series of movements within its patrol range. The product is NOT designed to replace parental supervision around fenced pool areas, rather it is a warning device to alert adults that a protected pool area has been entered by a child.