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New VX Shield Offers Easier Installation

20 September 2017 / by OPTEX Europe (author) / Maidenhead
The new VX Shield sensor. (photo: OPTEX Europe)
The new VX Shield sensor. / (photo: OPTEX Europe)

OPTEX Europe, the leading sensor manufacturer, has launched an enhanced version of its best-selling sensor across Europe.

OPTEX Europe, the leading sensor manufacturer, has launched an enhanced version of its best-selling sensor across Europe, the VX Shield (VXS), with a new housing design and features that make it even easier to install.


The outdoor intrusion detector, which provides 12m x 90-degree detection coverage, now includes a rotation lock to make it easier to open/close the cover. Sensor adjustment Components are also identified in blue, to make it obvious which parts allow you to manipulate the sensor detection area, this makes the sensor easier to adjust. A spirit level has also been incorporated, and an automatic walk test mode starts upon closing the cover.


The new VX Shield has four models: two PIRs (VXS_AM and VXS-RAM) and two dual-tech (VXS-DAM and VXS-DRAM), available as hardwired or wireless models. All are equipped with digitally-enhanced signal recognition logic, Super Multidimensional Analysis (SMDA). By analysing detection patterns and environmental information, SMDA improves immunity against changes in temperature or moving trees and vegetation, and can distinguish between the cause of nuisance false alarms and genuine intrusions.


The VX Shield outdoor sensors feature active IR anti-masking which detects objects covering or blocking the lens when monitoring the detector status. The dual-technology VXS-DAM (wired model) and VXS-RDAM (battery operated model) have an integrated algorithm of both PIR and Microwave that provide Digital Triple layer detection, this means the upper and lower PIR detection areas and MW detection area must be simultaneously crossed to generate an alarm. The DAM and RDAM models provide particularly high false alarm immunity in scenarios where strong sunlight or high ambient temperature can be a problem: they bring the ultimate stability in detection performance



There are two choices of ‘off the shelf’ colours: white body with a white front cover; and a black body with a white front cover. However, front covers in black and silver are also available providing the customers with multiple combination options.


Jacques Vaarre, Managing Director of OPTEX, EMEA Headquarters, says OPTEX R&D department has worked hard to improve what was already a best-selling sensor: “The new look housing for the VX Shield has made our most popular sensor even more appealing,” he said, “and customers now have the option of customizing their sensors with either black, white or silver covers.


“With these design options and new installation features such as the walk test mode and level indicator, we now have the all-round sensor of choice for all residential or small commercial sites.”


OPTEX Europe


OPTEX Europe

OPTEX (Europe) LIMITED founded in 1991 as a subsidiary of Optex Japan, in the United Kingdom, supplies detection systems and products to professional security installers and distributors. Since 2014 the company has become the Optex EMEA headquarters, which is based in Maidenhead, Berkshire. Optex EMEA has a number of regional offices, located in the Netherlands, France, Dubai and Poland. The decision to create the new headquarters has been due to Optex’s strategic focus on capturing and supporting customer demands from the continuously growing security market. With the new localisation of strategic planning in place and directions straight from EMEA, Optex aims to be the number one in each specialist market with a strong customer-oriented strategy. Optex EMEA headquarters has established a mission to develop new possibilities from the close contact with our customers and regional market place. Our goal is to contribute to a safe and comfortable society. Please visit www.optex-europe.com for more information.

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