Occupancy sensors are very sensitive PIR (passive infrared) motion sensors.
What are occupancy sensors?
EPV occupancy sensors / presence detectors are a specially sensitive type of motion sensors. They are specifically designed to pick up small movements in demanding applications such as offices.
An occupancy sensor reliably detects if persons are present in a room. It automatically turns lights (or other consumers) on when a room is occupied and off when a room is vacant. To achieve this, the sensor needs to pick up fine movements without false triggerings. Normal motion sensors are not suited for this.
Although simple in concept, occupancy sensing is probably the single most effective energy saving strategy in lighting.
In contrast to most analogue competitors, EPV sensors feature a tiny digital PIR sensor head. This means that the first amplification stage is already included in the actual sensor head. This offers several advantages for your everyday use:
- notably higher sensitivity because sources of noise are systematically eliminated,
- more reliable detection,
- The digital technology makes EPV sensors much smaller and aesthetically more pleasing. They can be integrated elegantly and unobtrusively into a ceiling.
Identify the right sensor type for your application
230V Occupancy Sensors for Standalone Applications<<
The ecos PM/230V range offers you simple & reliable solutions for e.g.
- Individual offices
- Small conference rooms
- Short corridors
- Storage areas
- Bath rooms and toilet areas
In some applications the coverage area of a single occupancy sensor is not enough and you might require a larger coverage. The suitable approach for these applications is to use the EPV Power Packs with the 24V sensor range. These solutions are specially suited to
- Open plan offices
- Long corridors
- Warehouses and large halls