Smart Building Solutions & Security Systems for Business Sites

OPTEX sensing solutions are deployed in thousands of commercial sites worldwide. They are an integral part of many corporate' security systems and building management systems. We offer a wide range of leading outdoor and indoor intrusion detection systems, as well as infrared and white light LED illuminators provided by sister company, Raytec. Our industrial and automatic door sensors, vehicle sensors and people counters provide an efficient way of controlling site access for vehicles and people.

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The Importance & Benefits of Commercial Security Systems

Business security systems are more than just a precaution, they provide the peace of mind that's vital for any company to thrive. Our solutions make any commercial environment safer, and when your people feel safe, they can do their best work.

The safety of your people, building and assets is a direct contributor to many enterprise-level risks. Without commercial security systems in place, you are putting the future of your business at risk. High-value assets can be stolen or destroyed, in some cases causing irreparable damage to your brand's inventory and reputation.

Security systems for businesses can deter intruders, and detect intruders that target your business. With Optex solutions, they are detected earlier, giving you vital time to react. Early detection allows intruders to be stopped before situations escalate, safeguarding people's lives and the company's future.

The Importance & Benefits of Smart Building Solutions for Businesses

The importance of smart building solutions is as broad as the technologies it consists of. Controlling and tracking access to secure locations is more than another line of security. This technology allows your company to analyse access data, to gain insights on footfall and vehicle traffic, so you can make informed decisions that drive positive change.

Some of our recent innovations even enable automation in the workplace, including sensors for automated factories. Sensing, processing and utilising data is more important than ever. With Optex's smart building technology, your company has the tools it needs to thrive in the modern marketplace.

Industries that Utilise Our Solutions

Our solutions are compatible with all commercial sites. There are some industries we work with more frequently, so we have information pages dedicated to them. If your industry is not listed, our technology is still available to you, just contact us and we can answer any industry-specific questions you have.

Warehouse & Logistics Solutions

Whether you need to track the number of vehicles coming in and out of your yard, restrict access to high-value stock or secure your operations against intruders, Optex has a variety of solutions available.

See the different ways our technology can make your warehouse or logistics operation safer and more efficient. If you want to install our technology and are ready to make an enquiry, contact our experts to get started.

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Retail Solutions

When it comes to automatic doors, people counting and retail intrusion detection systems to protect your stock from theft, Optex has the technology you need.

See the different ways our technology can make your store, restaurant or other retail location more efficient and safer. If you want to install our technology and are ready to make an enquiry, contact our experts to get started.

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Commercial Perimeter Security

Detect intruders early to keep premises secure

Perimeter protection is the first line of defence and a key element of any security system, whether it’s an industrial park, a bank or a museum. As with any intrusion, time is critical and the earlier the intruder is detected, the more chance there is to prevent any damage or theft. OPTEX’s highly reliable and accurate sensors can detect unauthorised access into the perimeter and trigger the right security response.

Many commercial sites such as industrial parks, car dealerships etc have open perimeters with no physical barriers. In this case, Optex commercial security technology can be utilised to create a virtual perimeter. This allows easy access to the building during opening hours and warns if anyone is approaching while the business is closed.

This can be achieved with infrared beams (IR) or pre-built beam towers installed around the perimeter and programmed based on working hours. IR beams are available as wireless models for sites not suitable for a hard-wired system, reducing installation costs and providing a very flexible solution to protect areas up to a range of 100m.

REDSCAN LiDAR technology is another solution for open perimeters capable of creating a customisable invisible virtual wall up to a range of 100m with just one sensor.

If a site is surrounded by a perimeter fence or wall, any attempted breach should be detected and reported. Fibre optic sensors can be mounted on a fence to detect people cutting through it, climbing over or crawling under it. Our latest EchoPoint point location sensors can even be installed underground. Alternatively, a LiDAR virtual wall and IR point-to-point system can be deployed.

Commercial Approach Security

Detect and track unauthorised approaches

External intrusion detection plays a crucial role in deterring unwanted intruders. OPTEX volumetric sensors and Raytec LED lighting provide highly reliable detection which enables video surveillance systems to track the intruders and follow their movements around the site, allowing a clear assessment of the situation and an appropriate response to be determined by onsite or remote security personnel.

Office buildings, industrial units and other commercial sites commonly use CCTV systems to monitor activity onsite. However, CCTV systems alone can be affected by poor or variable lighting and weather conditions. OPTEX’s series of Redwall SIP external sensors help overcome this issue. They have been specifically designed to work in conjunction with CCTV. They detect intrusion and provide a reliable trigger to the video security system by guiding cameras to track the intruders whatever the lighting and weather conditions.

SIP sensors provide long-range volumetric detection, ranging from 30x20m to 50x30m and 100x3m coverage to protect alleyways alongside buildings or wide and open areas. This makes them the ideal solution for monitoring car parks, storage yards, construction sites and the surroundings of commercial buildings.

Shorter-range external detection sensors are ideal for smaller areas or to cover gaps between long-range areas. OPTEX WXI and WXS series both offer 180-degree coverage up to 24m, with independent detection zones and settings for the left and right areas. Additionally, our high-mount HX series provide 85-degree coverage up to 12m or 24m, making them ideal for protecting long, narrow areas.

Commercial Building and Roof Protection

Protect people, facilities and assets

Commercial buildings can be subject to many different threats, including theft and damage to equipment and the building itself, but also the threat of people accessing unauthorised areas. OPTEX’s range of intrusion detectors can protect every access point to the building, from windows, balconies, back entrances and even rooftops.

To protect the immediate boundary of the building, outdoor curtain detectors create a narrow virtual detection area that will generate an alarm if a person gets too close to the wall, window or door.

Using active IR beams, a virtual perimeter line can be created on top of handrails in balconies to detect people climbing over them.

For high-security commercial buildings or façade protection, a virtual laser wall can be created by utilising REDSCAN LiDAR technology. The multi-award-winning laser wall creates a high-resolution detection area that can be fully customised where the size and speed of an object/person in the detection area can be analysed. Our REDSCAN Pro LiDAR sensor can provide up to 50x100m detection area, and when mounted horizontally, REDSCAN sensors can protect roofs and skylights which are often used as a point of intrusion.

Above Ground Vehicle Detection

Efficient gate activation for approaching or stationary vehicles

Where vehicle access to commercial sites needs to be controlled, automatic gates and barriers are essential for an integrated security system. OPTEX vehicle detectors use both microwave and ultrasonic detection to accurately detect vehicles and distinguish between people and transport. Crucially, they can be installed above ground without the need for major works, simplifying installation and reducing costs.

OPTEX vehicle detectors can detect vehicles at a speed from 2 to 20 km/h, enabling them to open the gate when they are approaching it or if they are stationary within the detection area. The installation of the vehicle sensors is one of the great advantages of the OPTEX solution as they do not require a loop buried in the ground to be connected to the device, which makes the installation quick and easy, removing the time-consuming task of cutting the road surface necessary to install a ground loop.

Commercial Smart Building Solutions

Efficient and sustainable buildings

A smart building contributes to the comfort of both visitors and employees, as well as having a positive impact on sustainability. OPTEX smart building solutions include safety and activation solutions for automatic doors, and people counting solutions to control people flow and efficiently manage lighting, air-conditioning and more.

OPTEX entrance detection systems include automatic door sensors for swing, sliding and revolving doors, enabling safe entry and exit into the building. With a slim and compact design, the sensors can be installed quickly and easily. Our new generation of sliding door sensors will analyse travel direction and ignore the people walking along the door, preventing the door from opening unnecessarily, and therefore contributing to a far more energy-efficient building.

To monitor the number of people entering and exiting the building, our real-time people counter can be deployed and connected to existing building management systems. It can also be used to calculate occupancy levels. Mounted by doors and integrated with reporting software, the sensors provide accurate information on the number of people entering and exiting a building. They can also help companies better understand people flow throughout the building and use this data to make more efficient use of resources. For example, switching lights off in rooms or areas where there are no people, or only using heating or air conditioning in rooms which are in use.