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The intrusion sensor manufacturer Optex is rolling out its 180 degree, 12m range outdoor PIR (passive infra-red) series to the EMEA region and North and South America after launching in South Africa in the summer of 2018. The new WX Infinity series complements the manufacturer’s range of curtain and 90 degree sensors by offering four volumetric 180 degree outdoor PIRs.

Optex is among the exhibitors at Professional Security’s first Security TWENTY event of 2019, ST19 Midlands at the Hilton Metropole at the Birmingham NEC campus on Thursday, February 21. It’s free to attend whether you’re a consultant or specifier, a security manager or installer, or anyone wanting to stay up to date with the UK private security industry. To register (to help organisers gauge numbers for catering) visit For exhibitor list and conference speaker details visit

Doors open at about 8.30am.

Wired models are the WXI-ST (standard) and WXI-AM (anti-making). Battery-operated (wireless) models are the WXI-R (standard) and WXI-RAM (anti-making). The product company says the WXI sensors provide two independent 90 degree detection areas, one for the left side and one for the right. The detection distance ranges from 2.5m to 12m, and the sensitivity and the alarm output can be set up independently for the left and right area. For instance, the left output can trigger an alarm output while the right side triggers a CCTV camera.

Thanks to Super Multidimensional Analysis (SMDA) logic, the WXI motion sensors can distinguish between humans and small and medium size animals, cutting out the firm says the main cause of nuisance alarms. The selectable pulse count means the sensor sensitivity can be enhanced when the ambient temperature is high.

All WX Infinity models feature a back tamper panel to detect if anyone is moving the sensor from the wall. The anti-masking models (WXI-AM/RAM) alert when any attempts are made to tamper with the lens.

Optex with sister company Fiber Sensys also showed the product at the recent Intersec 2019 show in Dubai.



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