Passive Infra Red (PIR) sensors operate by monitoring the background ‘temperature’ within their field of view and by responding to sudden changes, such as the approach or movement of a person or vehicle. When movement is detected, the sensor might switch on lighting, activate an alarm, open a door or a multitude of other applications.
PIR motion sensors are commonly found outdoors, controlling lighting to welcome visitors and deter intruders and typically respond best to larger movements.
A PIR presence sensor differs slightly from a standard motion sensor in that it is far more sensitive, designed to detect even the slightest movement; for example the movement of someone’s hand typing on a keyboard in an office environment. They are commonly used indoors to control lighting and/or heating & ventilation, ensuring they are only switched on when a room is occupied, thereby saving energy and money.
Both types of PIR sensor feature light sensing technology, and can be configured to only become active when there is insufficient light from either natural ambient daylight or from other sources, once again saving energy.
IQ-group has been at the forefront of PIR sensor technology for over 30 years, developing innovative signal processing techniques to minimise false activation, pioneering methods of expanding the detection area to eliminate ‘creep zones’, building-in intelligence to maximize performance & energy saving, alongside more general breakthroughs in overall quality and reliability. As a result, IQ-group is today rightly regarded as a global leader in this field.
A combination of an ultra-efficient LED luminaire with a motion sensor, providing instantaneous bright white illumination upon detection of an approaching person or vehicle. Advancements in the underlying solid-state technology now position LED as a viable and cost-effective alternative to traditional lighting, delivering better illumination whilst also eliminating concerns regarding energy usage and environmental impact.
LED’s are cool running and operate brilliantly in a broad range of environments and applications. LED’s are very controllable, offering instantaneous ON/OFF operation and smooth dimming. LED’s are significantly more efficient than older lighting technologies, and have inherently longer lifetimes, reducing the overall cost of ownership and minimizing maintenance requirements.
All thermal and optical elements are optimized to deliver class-leading performance and rock solid reliability.
A combination of a motion sensor with a traditional light source, typically tungsten halogen or incandescent GLS. These products provide automatic lighting for security & courtesy purposes and have been a mainstay of the global outdoor domestic lighting market for in excess of 25 years.
A technology platform to provide a convenient wirefree link between a visitor at the door and the occupants inside the home. Whether just a simple door chime or a sophisticated video door entry system, the wirefree platform ensures ease of installation – no unsightly cables required – alongside flexibility in use and access to an array of added-value features.