29 April 2024

OPTEX, the leading sensor manufacturer, has been shortlisted for the Fire & Security Matters Awards in the Security Manufacturer of the Year category. This category is designed to recognise a manufacturer of security systems that has gone above and beyond in its commitment to innovation and/or its systems meet the highest standards.

The winners of the FSM Awards will be revealed at a gala evening ceremony at the Coventry Building Society Arena on 12 June 2024, which will be hosted by comedian Jason Manford.

OPTEX, the leading security sensor manufacturer, celebrates its 45th anniversary this year. It was founded in 1979 in Japan by electronics engineer Toru Kobayashi and three colleagues, with a clear vision to build a sensing technology business with precision and intelligence at its heart. Over the year it has contributed to key innovations in the security industry, including revolutionary features to minimise false alarms in outdoor detection and pioneering the use of LiDAR for security detection.

Today, the OPTEX Group comprises almost 2,000 employees across 42 companies. Its worldwide operations turn over approximately $366 million. Its EMEA Security headquarters is in the UK and is supported by offices and representatives in more than 15 countries in the region, including Poland, France, the Netherlands, Germany, South Africa, Italy and Spain. It offers a broad range of security detection systems suited for diverse applications ranging from high-end security to the security of private homes and everything in between. Its focus, however, remains the same: solving the everyday problems of its customers with innovative solutions and ideas.

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