London, (IANS) Researchers have developed an anti-theft system based on a woven fabric that triggers an alarm when penetrated by intruders, the Daily Mail reported.
The smart fabric enables the exact location of the break-in to be identified, and is significantly cheaper than other burglary detection systems.
It is also suitable as an invisible means of protecting entire buildings.
The fabric incorporates a fine web of conductive threads connected to a microcontroller that detects warning signals emitted when the fabric is cut and triggers an alarm, the Mail said Tuesday.
This system can be used to protect buildings, bank vaults and trucks.
The smart fabric was developed by researchers in Berlin.