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OPTEX WX Infinity

by Benchmark

An increasing number of end users are seeking the earliest possible warning of intrusion from their security systems, and as a result the use of external detection devices is increasingly common. With its new WX Infinity range, detection specialist OPTEX is seeking to deliver a higher level of flexibility for those seeking more advanced solutions.

OPTEX, the leading sensor manufacturer, has launched a new series of outdoor PIRs that offer 180 degree detection coverage with a range of up to 12 metres radius to detect any intrusion around a residential or commercial building.

The WX Infinity series comprises two wired and two wireless models. The detectors are available either as standard or anti-masking versions. The WX Infinity models are built upon OPTEX’s extensive track record in providing high level sensing performance for outdoor intruder detection applications, while the wide (180 degree) detection area coverage brings a new option for integrators and installers which is ideal for protecting larger residential grounds.

‘Outdoor warning technology can help prevent crimes by detecting and reporting intruders before they attempt to break into a building,’ stated 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 degree 12 metre detection areas, one for the left side of the protected space and another for the right side.

The detection range is adjustable and varies from 2.5 metres to 12 metres. The sensitivity and alarm output can be set up independently for the left and right areas, allowing a degree of flexibility on sites where the detection area might not be uniform in shape, or where boundaries could cause issues.

For example, the left output can be configured to trigger for a simple awareness alarm, while the right side output might prompt a CCTV camera system to create an event index.

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

The WXI motion sensors benefit from OPTEX’s sensing analytics that filter out interference and potential nuisance triggers which are common in outdoor environments. It is also capable of distinguishing between humans and small- to medium-sized animals, thanks to its Super Multidimensional Analysis (SMDA) logic. The sensors also include temperature compensation and double conductive shielding to ensure optimum performance in sunny and hot outdoor environments. The selectable pulse count allows the sensor sensitivity to be optimised if necessary.

All WX Infinity models feature a tamper-proof back panel, and the anti-masking models (WXI-AM/ WXI-RAM) will alarm if attempts to cover the lens are made.

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