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Wireless PIR camera

Luminite Electronics, British manufacturer of wireless and hard-wired passive infra-red (PIR) detectors reports that their OCULi wireless PIR camera has been instrumental in securing a conviction for burglary.

OCULi is a stand-alone PIR detector with a camera and is designed to protect vulnerable areas where CCTV cannot be installed due to power and internet limitations. A unit had been installed for testing purposes at the home of product developer Simon Exelby; and, while he was away on holiday the OCULi unit that Simon had installed detected two intruders breaking into his home. One of the intruders was arrested as a result of footage caught on the OCULi unit and earlier this month was sentenced to prison.

Simon was alerted to the intrusion via his app and was able to arrange for his property to be secured while away. Managing Director of Luminite, Graham Creek said: “We are delighted that OCULi has had such an early success during its test phase. We look forward to OCULi being instrumental in achieving further convictions.”

An OCULi unit comes with a VGA colour / monochrome camera and infra-red LED and uses the 3G mobile phone network to send visual verification of a detected event. Each unit is fitted with a roaming SIM that will pick up the strongest network signal, irrespective of provider for delivery of images, in fact up to four times faster than some competitors according to the product firm. No other equipment is required on site as each OCULi works independently.

The detection range is 15m x 90 degrees, with a 120 degrees camera field of view so that detected events remain in view of the camera. All images are stored on a secure cloud server until deleted by the user. The product includes a Timeline feature which allows the user to view a series of images taken over a specified period as well as an ‘Audio Challenge’ feature that allows the operator to make a two way voice call with OCULi after detection. Visit


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