Sensor manufacturer OPTEX has extended its range of SmartLine active infrared beams with the SL-TNR series wireless and hybrid entry-level outdoor active beam for simple point-to-point applications. The SL-TNR series includes two models: the 30 metre SL-100TNR and the 60 metre SL-200TNR outdoor battery-powered active beam. These models are suited to protect small perimeters, open areas and driveways. The sensors have been designed to work with both D-sized lithium batteries as well as the universal CR123 batteries, when using optional battery-holders (CRH-5) which are all included in the SL-TNR-CH package.
Four D-sized batteries fitted within the receiver and transmitter will provide up to five years’ operation; 16 universal batteries will last up to one year.
The SL-TNR photobeam includes a hybrid option of the PCU-5 power converter, so the receiver can be hardwired and the transmitter battery-powered. This is ideal for situations when the receiver beam is on a building wall close to a main power source and the transmitter is located some distance away.
SL-TNR beam sensors also feature a back box that can accommodate most of the available wireless radio transmitters on the market, making it easy to add a wireless perimeter alarm to an existing indoor wireless system. The optional use of a BCU-5 allows for the battery power to be shared between the beams and the wireless transmitter.
The SL-100 TNR utilises high-grade aspherical lenses and also has an anti-frost design with IP65 weather protection to improve its durability.
Jacques Vaarre, Managing Director of OPTEX, stated, ‘The SL-TNR infrared beam series will accommodate most wireless radio transmitters available on the market and allow installers to extend a new or existing wireless alarm system to the perimeter or boundary of the premises. The versatile battery options give customers a number of ways to power the system depending on what is most convenient for them, whereas the hybrid and wireless options means that whatever the layout of the area, the system can always be adapted.’