Optex WXI-RAM 180
This Optex detector can be positioned both indoors and outdoors, but we would certainly recommend it for outdoors.
Detection takes place in a circumference of 180 degrees over a distance of up to 12 metres. This makes it possible to secure an area of 24 meters wide. (12 metres left and 12 metres right)
The ideal mounting height is exactly 1 metre high, but may not exceed 20 centimetres. This detector cannot be mounted on 2 meters or 2.4 meters like many other detectors.
If you are looking for an Optex outdoor detector that can be mounted on 2 meters high, choose the Optex WXS-RDAM-X5.
What do the letters RAM stand for?
The letters AM in RAM stand for Anti-Mask, which means that you will get a message if someone deliberately blocks the view of the detector in order not to be seen. Something that can happen if it is placed outdoors.
The R in RAM indicates that it is the battery version. Optex also makes wired versions for other systems.
The 180 in the model name stands for the maximum angle at which the detector can detect movement. If you mount the detector on a wall it will see all directions.
If you place this detector outside in your garden, it is ideal for detecting “unwanted visitors” even before they are rumbling at your door or window.
The use of this detector is very flexible. For example, you can adjust the range between 2.5 and 12 meters for both the left and right side, independently of each other. You can also set the sensitivity per part, and indicate when an alarm signal should sound, at one or at registration of two movements. All this in order to generate as few false alarms as possible.
Large birds, dogs and cats can just run loose in the garden and only people who don’t have anything to look for are detected thanks to the used detection method of multiple sensors.
Animals do not give false alarms
The Optex WXI-RAM 180 will not generate an alarm if both sensors, which are vertically positioned, do not perceive the same thing. Animals such as birds, cats and dogs in the garden can never trigger the alarm. Horizontally, there are 14 detection lines, and vertically at each line 2. As soon as both vertical lines are broken, an alarm is reported. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
Detection range adjustable
The left and right sides of the detector can be configured separately. It is therefore possible, as shown in the picture for example, to have the detection take place at a distance of up to 12 metres, and to have the possibility to move freely up to 6 metres from the detector on the right.
There are a number of alternative motion detectors especially for outdoors.
Alternatives from AJAX:
AJAX MotionProtect Outdoor: This is a very good outdoor detector with great detection qualities.
Alternatives of Optex:
Optex WXS-RDAM-X5: This Optex detector is from the WX Shield series, with battery power and anti masking. The battery power comes from the AJAX Transmission module which is included as standard in this detector. The AJAX Transmitter has a wireless range of 1,700 meters in open field.
What makes this detector special compared to the Optex detector discussed on this page is that this series has a built-in radar module to exclude certain possible false alarms. More info on the page of the WXS-RDAM-X5 itself.