28 November 2022
Following the successful EMEA roll out of its FlipX Standard indoor sensors in September, OPTEX, the leading global sensor manufacturer, has announced the launch of its new Grade 3 FlipX Advanced series.
OPTEX FlipX sensors feature a bespoke pyroelectric sensor for increased performance that adapts to the human shape, and a unique lens that can be ‘flipped’ to provide both wide and narrow detection in a single sensor. By simply rotating the lens through 180°, the sensor can be used to protect narrow or long areas such as a corridor or warehouse aisles up to 24m, or a wide, open area like a lobby or a high-value retail store to 15m at 85°.
In addition, to provide a higher level of security, the Advanced models feature intelligent IR-Antimasking, which protects both the PIR and microwave sensors, generating an alert if they are covered. It’s also equipped with additional algorithms to ensure stable detection and to reduce ‘false’ alarms. Double conductive shielding means nuisance alarms caused by changes of light, temperature or Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) can be avoided. FlipX Advanced sensors also feature a ‘super high PIR sensitivity’ mode, which when set, enables the sensors to maintain stable and highly reliable detection even when the temperature difference between the human and the environment is very small, this ensures greater catch performance for high-security, high-risk sites where missed alarms are unacceptable.
Masaya Kida, Managing Director for OPTEX EMEA, says the cutting-edge technology behind FlipX Advanced make it ideal for high-security indoor environments: “The ‘flipped’ lens is a time-saving and cost-effective solution that provides installers with two sensors in one to provide both wide and narrow detection within any high-security environments, including banks, high-value retail, logistics and high-end residential applications."
“As Grade 3 sensors, FlipX Advanced can be seamlessly integrated with intruder alarm and control systems. Our advanced pyro sensor, designed following significant research and investment into our customer needs, ensures highly accurate and reliable indoor detection performance, to ensure any attempt of intrusion, unauthorised access or theft can be identified quickly and accurately to protect people, property and valuable assets.”
The sensors feature a sleek and compact design, with flexible mounting height options (between 2-3m) meaning they seamlessly blend into building aesthetics, as well as buildings with higher ceilings.
For quick and simple installation, FlipX Advanced has an easy viewable LED, terminal block for easy wiring and EOL plug-in resistor socket.
FlipX Advanced is available as a PIR model – FLX-A-AM – and for more challenging indoor environments as a dual-technology (PIR and microwave) model – FLX-A-DAM. The latter is equipped with OPTEX’s robust Tough MOD 2 microwave module, ensuring the durability of the sensor in challenging environments, particularly humid climates, and higher levels of capture performance by tailoring the microwave to the PIR detection area.
Following the launch, OPTEX plans to release further models in the FlipX series in early 2023.