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BT Tackles Cable Thieves

LONDON -- BT today launched a new burglar alarm weapon in the fight against cable thieves. The technology, called RABIT, can act within minutes and detect when a cable has been cut or damaged, accurately pin-pointing an incident to a road or street.

RABIT alerts BT’s Security Control Centre, and Police response teams, when cable thieves attack the company’s UK telephone and broadband network. A trial of the technology has already forced cable thieves to flee the scene of the crime, in Essex, empty handed.

RABIT (Rapid Assessment Bt Incident Tracker) was trialled in December 2011. The technology constantly monitors the BT network and detects when communication has been disconnected.

BT Group plc (NYSE: BT; London: BTA)

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