Protecting the home against intrusion starts outside

Keep homes and families safe by detecting intrusions before they happen

To deter home burglaries and vehicle theft, it is important to detect intruders early, before they can access a property or do any damage. Homes, garages and even driveways will be better protected if intruders are detected before they enter the area. OPTEX offers proven indoor and outdoor intrusion detection solutions with sensors specifically designed to ignore small animals, sustain all kind of weather conditions and detect people approaching or crossing an area.

The motion and presence sensors can be connected to a wired or wireless intrusion alarm panel to trigger an alarm, an audio system to release a recorded or live voice message, or a CCTV system so an intrusion can be visually verified.

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Garden security

Protect the approach to your house and the valuables in the garden

Accessing a property through the back garden or patio, is a method commonly used by intruders to help ensure they remain out of sight from passers-by and residents. Gardens are not only an access point to the house, they can also have sheds, bicycles and furniture worth protecting.

While fences and walls surrounding the property represent a physical barrier, they are not always enough to protect against intrusion. Adding outdoor intrusion detection systems to your garden security, however, protects the perimeter and allows the early and accurate detection of any trespassers, giving time to react and deter any theft or break-in.

OPTEX sensors keep your garden and its belongings safe from burglars and unwanted intruders.

OPTEX outdoor sensors are designed to perform in any weather conditions and to ignore small animals. Sensors are not influenced by light and will give you stable detection of any intrusions, day or night. They can trigger lights and cameras for visual verification, launch an audio warning and notify the owners / tenants or the monitoring station, considerably reducing the risk of a break-in.

Our intrusion detection sensors are available in wired and wireless models, and can be added to existing or new intrusion alarms or CCTV systems. A combination of detectors can provide the most complete and reliable security for your garden and shed. Infrared beams can enhance the security of a fence or wall, and protect the boundary. Low- and high-mount volumetric PIRs provide wide angle protection giving you flexibility to protect different spaces, whether open gardens or busy patios.

House front security

Detect and deter people trying to break-in through the front door

With many intrusion alarm systems, physical contacts are used in doors and windows to trigger an alarm if someone attempts to force them open, when the system is armed. It means the alarm goes off only when the intruder is already inside, which is of little use; he or she could still have time to steal car keys, wallets or other valuable possessions before running away.

By using external sensors and protecting the access to the building, the intruder will be detected while still outside the house, giving the homeowner more time to react and prevent the break in.

Sensors to detect and deter people trying to force your front door or window open

Windows and patio doors on the ground floor or a low first floor provide an easy way to gain entry, especially during summer months when it’s easy to forget they have been left open. Curtain motion detection sensors can protect the whole house façade reliably, alerting if an intruder is standing by the door, looking through a window, or leaning against the wall. Sensors can activate lights, a siren, CCTV cameras or send a signal to security guards, helping to deter intruders and keep your house and family safe.

OPTEX intrusion detection sensors have the intelligence to ignore smaller animals such as dogs, cats and foxes, and to adapt to the environment providing reliable intrusion detection even in locations prone to weather or temperature changes, or false alarms caused by swinging branches or even shadows.

Driveway protection

A secure driveway to prevent theft of your vehicles and protect the home

Installing intrusion detection sensors in the driveway is the best way to protect a car, motorbike or other valuables stored in your garage. Frequently, driveways are also the main access point to the house and detecting an intrusion at that point can help to alert and deter the intruder before he or she has reached the house.

Driveway security often relies on gates or physical barriers which can delay an intruder but are no substitute to intrusion detection sensors. The sensors can trigger lights and cameras, launch an audio warning and most importantly can raise an alarm to notify the homeowner and/or the monitoring station when an intruder is trespassing.

Protect the garage and home approach with a secure driveway.

Driveway related thefts generally occur at night as darkness provides the best cover for intruders. Unlike cameras, intrusion detection sensors are not affected by the dark and will reliably alert if a person is loitering with the intent of stealing a vehicle or its contents.

OPTEX intrusion detection sensors have the intelligence to ignore smaller animals such as dogs, cats and foxes, and to adapt to the environment providing reliable intrusion detection even in locations prone to weather or temperature changes, moving vegetation or shadows.

Infrared beams can provide early warning of any intruders walking into the perimeter, while volumetric PIRs or dual-technology detectors can be used to keep the approach to the garage and house safe. Curtain detection sensors protect garage doors and building facades, triggering the alarm if someone is trying to access or look through a window.

OPTEX intrusion detection sensors are available in wired and wireless models and can be added to existing or new intrusion alarm or CCTV systems.

Residential indoor security

Reliable detection in the event of a break-in

The earlier an intrusion is detected the better chance it has to be deterred, but in the event of an intruder breaking into the house or apartment, it’s important to have a reliable indoor security system that provides an immediate alert so owners, tenants or security staff can take urgent action.

Indoor sensors can be placed in hallways to alert of an intrusion via the front door, in living rooms, studies, garages, corridors and in any rooms which contain valuables. The sensors can be part of a wider security system which can also include cameras, sirens, door locks and more to better protect the home.

For protection at night when the family is asleep, or during the day when the house may be empty, it is important that the motion sensors do not trigger for the wrong reasons. OPTEX indoor sensors have been designed to provide extra stability and maximum performance, featuring digital Quad Zone logic to distinguish between humans and small animals, such as cats and mid-size dogs or if an insect is on the lens. Our sensors can be added to any alarm panels.