FlipX Standard indoor sensors were successfully rolled out in September in the EMEA region. Building on it OPTEX is now introducing FlipX Advanced indoor sensors.
Sensors with OPTEX FlipX technology feature an adapted pyroelectric sensor and a unique lens that is flippable to provide both wide and narrow detection. This sensor can protect up to 24m of corridor or warehouse aisles by rotating the lens through 180°, or 15m of open or wide areas by rotating the lens through 85°.
The Advanced models also feature intelligent IR-Antimasking, which protects both PIR and microwave sensors, generating an alert if they are covered. Additional algorithms ensure stable detection and reduce false alarms. It is possible to avoid nuisance alarms caused by changes in light, temperature, or radio frequency interference (RFI) due to double conductive shielding. A ‘super high PIR sensitivity’ mode on FlipX Advanced sensors allows the sensors to detect even when the temperature difference between the human and the environment is very small, ensuring greater catch performance on high-risk, high-security sites.
Masaya Kida, Managing Director for OPTEX EMEA, says the cutting-edge technology behind FlipX Advanced make it ideal for high-security indoor environments: “The ‘flipped’ lens is a time-saving and cost-effective solution that provides installers with two sensors in one to provide both wide and narrow detection within any high-security environments, including banks, high-value retail, logistics and high-end residential applications.
“As Grade 3 sensors, FlipX Advanced can seamlessly integrate with intruder alarm and control systems. Our advanced pyro sensor, designed following significant research and investment into our customer needs, ensures highly accurate and reliable indoor detection performance to ensure any attempt of intrusion, unauthorised access or theft can be identified quickly and accurately to protect people, property and valuable assets.”
The sensors feature a sleek and compact design, with flexible mounting height options (between 2-3m), meaning they seamlessly blend into building aesthetics and buildings with higher ceilings.
For quick and simple installation, FlipX Advanced has an easily viewable LED, terminal block for easy wiring and EOL plug-in resistor socket.
FlipX Advanced is available as a PIR model – FLX-A-AM – and for more challenging indoor environments as a dual-technology (PIR and microwave) model – FLX-A-DAM. The latter is equipped with OPTEX’s robust Tough MOD 2 microwave module, ensuring the durability of the sensor in challenging environments, particularly humid climates, and higher levels of capture performance by tailoring the microwave to the PIR detection area.