New range of 180° outdoor intrusion sensors launched in Europe and Africa

Our new 180°, 12m range outdoor PIR series was successfully launched in South Africa in the summer of 2018 with great feedback from installers. It is now ready to be rolled out to the wider EMEA region and also North and South America.

Our core philosophy has been to detect intrusion before individuals break into property or commercial building for 40 years. Early warning is the best way to prevent crime and the new WX Infinity series complements our extensive range of curtain and 90° sensors by bringing an additional choice of four volumetric 180°outdoor PIRs to help achieve this:

Wired models
- WXI-ST: 180°, 12m, wired (standard)
- WXI-AM: 180°, 12m wired (anti-making)

Battery-operated (wireless) models
- WXI-R: 180°, 12m, wireless (standard)
- WXI-RAM: 180°, 12m, wireless (anti-making)

The WXI sensors provide two independent 90° detection areas, one for the left side and one for the right side. The detection distance ranges from 2.5m to 12m, and the sensitivity and the alarm output can be set up independently for the left and right area. For instance, the left output can trigger an alarm output while the right side triggers a CCTV camera.

Thanks to our Super Multidimensional Analysis (SMDA) logic, the WXI motion sensors can distinguish between humans and small/medium size animals, eliminating the main cause of nuisance alarms. The selectable pulse count means the sensor sensitivity can be enhanced when the ambient temperature is high.

All WX Infinity models feature a back tamper panel to detect if anyone is moving the sensor from the wall. The anti-masking models (WXI-AM/RAM) alert when any attempts are made to tamper with the lens.

For more information visit the product series page and watch the video here.


Watch OPTEX’s Intersec Dubai highlights

Intersec Dubai keeps growing as a Security and Fire show and we were delighted to exhibit there once again.
On the OPTEX side, one of the highlights was demonstrating the enhanced version of our long-range LiDAR, the REDSCAN RLS-3060 ver 8.0. While the 30m radius RLS-3060L provides a number of additional features including loitering, area allocation, the RLS-3060SH now has an extended detection range to 50m radius (100m).
The event gave us the opportunity to showcase the new WXI 180°, 12m outdoor PIR series, and present the range of our pre-built beam towers.
Our Fiber Sensys colleagues received a great deal of interest for their compact RADAR range product which offers object tracking and categorising that differentiates between vehicles, people and drones, and their range of Fiber optic perimeter intrusion detection systems (PIDS).

Watch the video for a short tour of OPTEX Group's stand including product highlights.


Tech Tip: Install our Plug-in EOL Resistor Modules to save time

Connecting sensors to alarm panels using standard resistors can prove time consuming and cumbersome. We offer a number of indoor and outdoor sensors with the option to plug our EOL resistors to make installations quicker and more consistent.

Wired Indoor products with EOL resistors:
- FMX series: grade 2, 15x15m coverage (link to series)
- CDX series: grade 3, 15x15m coverage (link to series)
Wired outdoor sensors:
- VXI series: 12m, 90° volumetric outdoor PIRs
- VXS series: Shield versatile design, 12m, 90° outdoor PIRs
- BXS series: Shield versatile design, 12m each side, curtain outdoor PIRs
- WXI series: 12m, 180°, volumetric outdoor PIRs
To use any of our End of Line (EOL) resistor modules, you simply need to insert it into the dedicated socket located on the detector. You can see an example with our VXI-AM sensor below. When installing the EOL module, ensure that the arrow on the module, is pointing towards the arrow on the device

The list below is our OPTEX Reference list for the value of each PEU that we provide. As alarm panel manufacturers can change the type of resistors they use at any time, please double check the required resistors on the control panel before ordering any PEU.

Item code

Trouble

Alarm

Tamper

Control panels

PEU-B

6.8K

4.7K

4.7K

Old GE/Aritech

PEU-C

12.0K

1.1K

1.1K

Honeywell Galaxy (UK)

PEU-D

3.0K

1.1K

1.1K

Honeywell Galaxy (Benelux)

PEU-E

15.0K

1.1K

1.1K

Satel

PEU-F

5.6K

5.6K

5.6K

DSC

PEU-G

8.2K

8.2K

8.2K

Guardall

PEU-H

2.2K

4.7K

2.2K

Old Texecom, Cooper, Scantronics

PEU-I

1.0K

3.3K

3.3K

New Texecom, Networx, Inim

PEU-J

12.0K

6.8K

4.7K

Risco ProSYS

PEU-K

2.2K

1.0K

1.0K

Siemens SPC

See the example below with our VXI-AM sensor.

For more information on the End of Line resistors, please contact us.