Designed the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM in Berlin, the intruder detecting curtains are the newest way of stopping the menacing creating thieves in your neighborhood. The system contains a fine lattice of conductive threads interspersed among the polyester fibers. When the fabric is cut or penetrated, a built-in microcontroller springs into action, triggering an alarm that alerts authorities to the precise location of the break-in. IZM even went through extensive testing for it and put it through extreme weather and temperature conditions, ran it through washing machines, and even tested it inside a furnace. The system never failed.
Now IZM is looking at applying this technology in various other ways. It can be used in walls and is perfect for banks, jewelry stores, and even museums. This could completely change the way of the looking at security systems as we know. Maybe we could use the same system inside ships and airplanes to detect leaks? It could be a problem if you have a cat or a dog at home who likes to jump in through windows though.