Optex Releases New Series of 180° Outdoor Intrusion Sensors

The new WX Infinity Series of outdoor intrusion sensors from Optex can provide two, independent 90° 12m/40ft detection areas.

RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, Calif. —  Optex, a leading supplier of outdoor sensors for intrusion security, has launched a new series of outdoor PIRs that offer 180° detection coverage and a 12m/40ft radius.

The new WX Infinity Series offers two wired and two wireless models, in both standard or anti-masking versions. The intrusion sensors are designed for outdoor intruder detection applications, while the wide (180°) detection area coverage brings a new feature that is well-suited for protecting larger residential grounds, according to the company.

“Outdoor warning technology can help prevent crimes by detecting and reporting intruders before they attempt to break into a building,” says Hiraku Shibuya, section chief, sales and marketing department, security division at Optex global headquarters. “Early intrusion detection is what OPTEX has been focusing on for the last 40 years by delivering an extensive line-up of outdoor intruder detection sensors that provide reliable outdoor security.”

The WXI sensors can provide two, independent 90° 12m/40ft detection areas, one for the left side and one for the right. The detection distance ranges from 2.5m (8ft) to 12m (40ft), and the sensitivity and alarm output can be set up independently for these left and right areas. For instance, the left output can trigger for an awareness alarm while the right side output prompts a surveillance system to set an event index, according to the company.

A patent pending area-masking shutter allows a sliding mechanism to quickly mask an area and makes the detection area narrower to avoid obstructions such as swaying vegetation.  Optex says the set-up procedure has been made easier by including an automatic walk test mode to ensure a quicker and more accurate installation.

Optex’s sensing analytics are said to be able to filter out noises that are common in outdoor environments, and also distinguish between humans and small- to medium-sized animals by utilizing super multidimensional analysis (SMDA) logic.

The sensors also include temperature compensation and double conductive shielding for sunny and hot outdoor environments. The selectable pulse count also has the option to enhance sensor sensitivity when needed.

All WX Infinity models feature a tamper-proof back panel to detect if anyone is attempting to move the sensor from the wall, and the anti-masking models (WXI-AM/ WXI-RAM) will alert when anyone tries to cover the lens to block its view.

You can learn more about the new intrusion sensors in the video below.

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