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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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Passive Infrared Motion Sensors - PaPIRs

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).

Explore the EKM family with the EKMB (1,2,6µA) and EKMC (170µA) series

PaPIR Flat Square Type teaser

Aesthetic integration – Flat Square Type

With its flat and square lens, the pyroelectric passive infrared motion sensor allows an aesthetically pleasing product design.
Wide Area & Ultra Slight Motion Detection

Wide Area & Ultra Slight Motion Detection

Passive Pyroelectric Infrared motion sensors EKMB/EKMC with small 14mm lens for detection in large areas or small objects and movements.
Papir low profile type

Low Profile Type, small and powerful

With only 10.9mm of height and a lens diameter of 9mm, it covers a maximum detection area of 8.5m x 8.5m at a typical installation height of 3m.
Papir high density long distance detection type

High Density Long Distance Type, the smallest long range sensor

This high-end sensor covers a detection area of ​​max. 16.5m at a mounting height of 12m. A 17m mounting height version is also available.
Papir standard detection type

Standard Detection Type, the bestseller

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

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.
Papir Long distance detecion type

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.
Papir slight motion detection type

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.
Papir Standard and slight motion detection type

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.
The horizontally wide detection type

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.

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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Passive Infrared Motion Sensors FAQ teaser

Passive Infrared Motion Sensors FAQ

Read the PIR sensor frequently asked questions and find out more about technology and usage.


Name File type Size Date Language
PDF PaPIRs Catalogue Catalog 6MB 19.03.2021 English
PDF Shortform Catalogue. Industry Europe. Catalog 10MB 21.12.2018 English