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Passive Infrared Motion Sensors - PaPIRs

The best PIR motion sensors convince with their simple plug-and-play concept, and are extremely small and powerful. The product portfolio offers solutions for almost all applications.
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Extremely small and powerful

Passive or pyroelectric infrared (PIR) sensors are thermal detectors and suitable as motion sensors. They react to a change in infrared heat radiation in the environment, e.g. by a moving person (or object). The latest Panasonic PIR generation, the EKM family, comprises two mechanically identical series: the EKMB (1µA, 2µA and 6µA; digital output) and the EKMC series (170µA; digital and analog output).

Here you will find further EKM sensors

Standard Detection Type, the bestseller

This motion sensor serves a variety of applications, from lighting-and HVAC controls to intelligent home and consumer appliances.

Wall Installation (corner) Type, the powerful room monitoring sensor

This type is suitable for wall or corner mounting and offers a maximum detection range of up to 12m. A 17m version is also available.

Long Distance Detection Type, the powerful mid-bay sensor!

With a maximum installation height of 7 m the sensor serves the medium range and is also used in street lighting applications.

Slight Motion Detection Type, the powerful indoor sensor

This ceiling motion detector for typical installation heights of 3m is a good compromise in terms of sensitivity and available detection range.

Standard and Slight Motion Detection Type

The middle zone reacts to smallest movements, while the outer zone is optimized for larger movement patterns. For typ. installation heights up to 3m.

Horizontally Wide Detection Type, with improved radial sensitivity

The best for wall mounted units with a FOV of 150° and a special lens, for a higher sensitivity to radial movement.

Aesthetic integration – Flat Square Type

With its flat and square lens, the pyroelectric passive infrared motion sensor allows an aesthetically pleasing product design.

Get an overview of the most important applications

Papir sensors - Get an overview of the most important applications

Nowadays, pyroelectric motion detectors are not only used in the building automation respectively smart home area but also in the industrial and consumer sector. The applications go far beyond the classic areas such as light, air, climate and security applications. The highly sensitive PaPIRs are used, for example, in desk sharing applications. In addition, products with artificial intelligence use motion sensors to act at the right moment and pro-actively with potential users. Based on your target specification, we jointly select the optimal sensor, help you to generate the desired detection range, and give you product design and installation tips. Our team will support you with the design-in. Contact us!

Which is the best PaPIRs sensor for your application?

Which is the best PaPIRs sensor for your application?

Panasonic's Passive Infrared Sensors (PaPIRs) are available in different versions. The individual motion sensors differ, for example,in power consumption, output interfaces, and lenses. In addition, most of the digital sensors can be ordered with different threshold values, which influences not only the sensitivity but also the false alarm probability (e.g. those caused by air or temperature fluctuations). The requirements for motion detectors are often not clearly definable and are completely different depending on the type of installation and installation location.

An important factor is, for example, the difference in temperature between the object to be detected and the background. The size and the speed of the target object, the size and pattern of the PIR's detection zones, the direction of movement relative to the sensor can also strongly influence the sensor performance. What still often works in simple reference environments can cause problems in the field.

With our know-how we would like to support and accompany you during the development phase. Not sure which is the right sensor or the optimal optics for your application? Want to limit the detection range of a certain sensor and don't know how? Contact us and we can find a solution together.


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PDF PaPIRs Catalogue Catalogue 6.2 MB 19.03.2021 English