Contact company
  • Clivemont Road, Cordwallis Park, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 7BU, United Kingdom (UK)
  • http://www.optexeurope.com
  • +44 (0) 162 863 1000

Optex Overview:

OPTEX (EUROPE) LTD in UK is a sales and marketing company of OPTEX Co., Ltd,  headquartered in Japan. Founded in 1979, OPTEX Co., Ltd is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sensing technologies for a number of sectors, ranging from security, entrance systems and factory automation to measuring instruments and transportation safety. The first product – launched in 1980 – was the world’s first automatic door sensor using far infrared rays. OPTEX products quickly earned a worldwide reputation for quality and reliability since then.
  • Products
  • Outdoor Detectors
  • Indoor Detectors
  • Wireless add-on devices
  • Access control system
  • Perimeter Protection
  • Automatic Door Sensor
  • Burglar Alarm
  • Industries
  • Remote Video Monitoring
  • Petrol, Gas, Utilities
  • Government & Military
  • Transportation
  • Retail & Logistics
  • Industrial Sites
  • Banking
  • Museums & Art Galleries
  • Leisure
  • Residential & VIP

Optex news

Genetec to showcase Security Center and Citigraf with other business analytics solutions at ISC West 2018

Genetec, a technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, has announced its plans for ISC West 2018 (booth #26065, Sands Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV). The company will feature the latest version of Security Center, its flagship unified security platform, and demonstrate Citigraf, its new decision support system for comprehensive response coordination. Genetec Citigraf is designed to help reduce response time to crimes and provide insights and analytics on how crime moves across the city, so first responders can take the most effective action with the greatest awareness. On the other hand, Security Center blends IP security systems within a single intuitive platform to offer users a comprehensive view of their security and operations. Enhanced protection with Security Center From access control, video surveillance, and automatic license plate recognition to communications, intrusion detection, and analytics, Security Center empowers organisations to make informed decisions through enhanced situational awareness, unified command and control, and connectivity to the cloud. The latest version of Security Center (5.7) allows users to gain a better understanding of their data, identify trends, and spot undetected patterns based on security and analytics data. Version 5.7 also adds enhanced privacy protection for individuals, improves cyber resilience with new cybersecurity features, including a powerful new reporting feature that automatically alerts system administers to outdated and potentially dangerous camera firmware.Citigraf has contributed to a reduction in response time to crime resulting in overall decreased crime Efficient investigation and crime mitigation Of note at ISC West, Genetec will present Citigraf, its decision support system that features a powerful correlation and analytics engine which instantly detects and displays relevant information from disparate systems for inter-agency collaboration. Since its installation across eight strategic decision support centres (SDSCs) in the City of Chicago, Citigraf has contributed to a reduction in response time to crime resulting in overall decreased crime. With highly-accurate GIS location and visual information for fast ‘on-scene’ response, officers and emergency responders can make more effective decisions for situations in progress and collect pre-emptive data to help address and deter crime in ‘at-risk’ parts of the city. Genetec Clearance, the company’s digital evidence management system, helps speed up investigations by allowing police officers, investigators and security managers, to collect, manage, and share digital evidence from a variety of sources such as video management systems, body-worn devices, in-car systems and cellphone footage from bystanders and witnesses. By centralising all pertinent files related to cases within a single application evidence can easily be shared between investigators or requested by 3rd parties, without needing an officer to go on-site to physically deliver the recordings.Evidence can easily be shared between investigators or requested by 3rd parties, without needing an officer to go on-site Making data-driven decisions “The lines between security and operations continue to blur and organisations are increasingly looking for a better understanding of their environments and operations, as well as greater efficiencies. Security systems, sensors and data are invaluable sources of information that until now have been largely underutilised. Genetec solutions consolidate this information and convert unstructured data into actionable insight so organisations make data-driven decisions,” said Jimmy Palatsoukas, Director of Product Marketing at Genetec. Genetec is further expanding its technology partner ecosystem, as evidenced by the Restricted Security Area (RSA) Surveillance add-on for Security Center that integrates with a growing array of radar- and laser-based solutions from Optex, SpotterRF, and NavTech Radar. The company will also showcase new access control hardware integration with Allegion NDE locks. Cybersecurity in focus At ISC West, Genetec will continue in its mission to engage, educate and learn from IT and security professionals on the issue of cybersecurity. With the newly launched Genetec Trust Center, Genetec has created a central repository of educational materials focused on cybersecurity, privacy, and other security-of-security topics to help systems integrators and customers understand trusted best practices to keep people and organisations safe and secure. Genetec continues its unwavering focus on cybersecurity by offering unmatched levels of authentication, encryption, and authorisation in all of its products. Most recently, native support for OSDP version 2 (Open Supervised Device Protocol) has been added to manage and secure communications between access control field devices and the Synergis Cloud Link appliance, leading to a greater level of cyber resilience.

OPTEX introduces IBERIA team and new product portfolio at SICUR 2018

OPTEX, a sensor manufacturer, will be demonstrating its whole product portfolio at Sicur for the first time and introducing its newly created Iberia team. Mark Cosgrave, Western Europe Divisional Manager for OPTEX EMEA, said “Spain and the Iberian Peninsula is an important region for OPTEX and there is a clear demand for highly reliable, high-quality sensor technologies. To meet this exciting challenge, we have created a dedicated team of native speakers to support our network of approved and certified partners in the region. Sicur will be an excellent opportunity to introduce the new team to our customers as well as the complete range of our security products.” OPTEX’s New IBERIA sales team The new team consists of Milton Acosta, Regional Sales Manager, and Tony Singh, Technical Sales Manager. Milton joined OPTEX in September 2017 and has been working in the security sector since 1996. He has more than 20 years’ experience in Video management, IP CCTV, access control, automation, intrusion sensors, video analytics, fire detection and integration. Tony has been working for OPTEX as part of the EMEA sales & technical support team for 17 years and is now based in Madrid to bring greater training support to the region. He has worked in most security sectors and provides training on all of OPTEX’s sensor technologies. He also supports ‘proof of concept’ for projects that include long range PIRs, laser and fibre optics sensors. New Short-range Sensors to be showcased at SICUR Jacques Vaarre, Managing Director for OPTEX EMEA, says that the company will use Sicur to launch a new series of products: “We will be showcasing our new series of short range sensor – the VX and BX Shield – which are ideal for protecting residential and commercial buildings,” he says. “For high security applications, our laser sensors, fibre optic perimeter intrusion sensors and tailgating sensor will be demonstrated live at the show. “ OPTEX’s sister company Raytec, a world leader in LED lighting for security and safety, will also be showing its IP variable lighting (Vario-IP) on the stand.

OPTEX demonstrates multi-layered approach to protecting critical infrastructure at Intersec 2018

Sensor manufacturer OPTEX will be demonstrating its multi-layered approach to protecting critical infrastructure – from the initial outer perimeter to the inner areas, including detection of unauthorised access. “In the Middle East region,” says Jacques Vaarre, Managing Director for OPTEX EMEA (Europe Middle East and Africa), “we are focusing on the high security element of our intrusion detection portfolio that protects critical infrastructure as there is the requirement to increase security provisions for oil and gas, utilities, and government buildings. Multi-layered intrusion detection “We are working very closely with our sister company FiberSensys – co-exhibiting at Intersec – and a number of Video Management Software (VMS) and PSIM partners to provide customers with high-end, multi-layered perimeter and intrusion detection solutions so any intruder can be apprehended immediately. The PSIM provider, ela-soft, will be showcasing its overall security system using the Gemos platform that can handle over 500,000 data points in one command and control platform, on our stand. “The fact that our fibre optic sensors, laser sensors, infrared beam towers and external PIRS are available as IP/PoE and integrated with all the major VMS platforms has proved a significant advantage in making security systems easier to install and more reliable in operation,” Jacques adds. Preventing everyday security threats Besides the outdoor intrusion detection systems showcased on its stand, OPTEX will also focus on its tailgating prevention system – the OPTEX Accurance 3D – that detects people gaining unauthorised access into restricted areas. Tailgating is a growing issue for companies, leading to the theft of assets and in a worse-case scenario, the threat to employee safety. Intrusion can occur during normal office hours when an unauthorised person attempts to follow an authorised employee into a controlled area. In the case of interlocks, the OPTEX Accurance 3D system prevents tailgating by detecting if more than one person is attempting to gain access at the same time, and stops the second door from opening. This will be demonstrated live on the stand. “Intersec keeps expanding every year and has become an institution for the Middle East, as well as attracting visitors from other regions such as Asia and Africa, which is why we have a major presence at the show from the wider EMEA team, including our product, technical, alliance, sales and marketing managers so visitors can take the opportunity to discuss any potential projects and new ideas with us.” Jacques concludes. OPTEX will be at Intersec between 21st-23rd January, at Stand SA-A34.