The very latest Optex outdoor detector from the Infinity series. This Optex detector can be positioned both indoors and outdoors, but we would certainly recommend it for outdoors. It is the latest detector, and you will notice that:
- The size of the detector, smaller than the other Optex detectors.
- PIR and Radar sensor in one detector
- Sensitivity PIR sensor can be set very accurately.
- Sensitivity of the RADAR sensor can be set very accurately.
- Can be mounted between 80 to 120 centimetres high, as well as 220 to 270 centimetres.
- Works on locations with temperatures between -40 and +60 degrees Celsius.
Detection takes place at an angle of 120 degrees over a distance of up to 12 metres. There is a difference in the number of detection zones depending on the mounting height: Multi Level : 40 zones / Pet Alley : 18 zones.
The detection pattern is as follows, on the left for high mounting (Multi level) and on the right for low mounting (Pet Alley):
Variable mounting height
The Optex QXI-RDT-X5 detector can be adjusted to work at different mounting heights. Inside the Optex you can fold up a kind of mirror to make the sensor suitable for mounting at about 1 meter height. (Pet Alley) If you fold down the mirror, this is the position for mounting at a height between 2.2 meters and 2.7 meters. (Multi Level)
There are settings to set the sensitivity of the motion detection for both the PIR and Radar sensor. The PIR sensitivity is set using 2 dipswitches. What each mode means for the sensitivity is described in the detector. In addition there is a rotary knob to adjust the sensitivity of the Radar sensor.
We clarify it with a photo:
PIR sensitivity is determined by the position of dipswitches 3 and 4.
The Radar sensor sensitivity, also abbreviated as MW from MicroWave, can be set with the rotary knob.
The Optex QXI-RDT-X5 is easy to open:
Thanks to its two existing tamper switches, unauthorised opening of the detector will immediately trigger an alarm.
Easy to mount in any location thanks to optional brackets for wall or ceiling mounting
Why is there a PIR and a Radar sensor in a detector, and what is its function?
What do the letters QXI-RDT-X5 stand for?
QXI : The QXI series is a family of outdoor detectors with a detection area of 120 degrees wide and 12 metres. With its slim and compact housing, the QX Infinity series fits into any living and business space without ruining its appearance.
The R in RDT indicates that it is the battery version. Optex also makes wired versions for other systems.
The DT in RDT stands for Dual Tech and indicates that it is a detector with a built-in radar module.
The X5 stands for the frequency at which the radar sensor operates: 10,525 GHz. For example, there is also 10,587 GHz (X8), and 9,425 GHz (X9).
The Optex QXI-RDT-X5 detects at an angle of 120 degrees and a distance of 12 metres. If you do not want a certain area in that 120 degrees to cause an alarm during a movement, this can be set within the detector by masking off certain zones. The necessary materials for this are supplied as standard.
The distribution of the zones is as follows:
When to choose the Optex QXI-RDT-X5
We have several outdoor detectors in our assortment. AJAX currently has one of its own, the AJAX MotionProtect Outdoor, which may only be mounted at a height between 80 and 130 centimetres. If you are looking for an outdoor detector that can view the room from a higher position, because there are, for example, garden sets or other items in the way that can block the detector’s view, then this Optex QXI-RDT-X5 with built-in AJAX transmitter is a very good alternative to mount outdoors. Because with outdoor detection you prevent an actual burglary. You already know about a burglary attempt before it has taken place. The garden or driveway is where you should be the first to be informed of an unwanted person on your territory.
We will make sure that your stuff stays yours!
Need advice? Call us immediately, we are there for you 7 days a week!