Optex Launches FlipX, a Security Sensor that Blends in with Room Decor

To be available in stores and home security markets globally, including Europe and North America

Optex Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Otsu City, Shiga Prefecture, President & CEO: Toru Kamimura, hereinafter “Optex”) has launched the FlipX STANDARD indoor passive security sensor (hereinafter the “product”) on September 5, 2022.

Optex’s indoor passive security sensor is a security device that communicates information about intruders to alarm and alert devices in rooms and corridors. It works by detecting the infrared radiation emitted by human bodies. The product was developed as a main product alternative to existing models. It features a natural design that blends in with room decor and a flexible area setting function. Going forward, Optex will start expanding sales, mainly in North America and Europe.


Background of the development

Optex has been developing indoor security sensors since the 1970s. The company has carefully developed the anti-noise technology and optical design, has ensured compliance with public standards in various countries, and has sold many units both in Japan and overseas.

The FlipX STANDARD is a passive sensor like the RX Series, which is Optex’s current long-selling model, but the product has been comprehensively updated to make it more competitive. Optex will start marketing FlipX STANDARD around the world as its main model. In addition, this product is the first in a series, and Optex will work in parallel to expand the lineup.

Initial model product image
Initial model
Current model RX Series image
Current model RX Series

Features of FlipX STANDARD

Reliable detection performance based on 40 years of experience

The product has undergone Optex’s own reliability testing process and complies with the appropriate international standards. It can also prevent the detection of small animals.

Unobtrusive design that blends in with room decor

The FlipX STANDARD is a security sensor with an emphasis on design. Optex aimed to create a modern design that will be unobtrusive in both stores and homes. Also, in a first for Optex, the product uses a green indicator light, improving both appearance and visibility.

Flexible area setting

The detection range can be flexibly adjusted depending on the installation location. In particular, the Flip Lens, from which the product name is derived, allows the product to be set to either a wide or Long area by simply flipping the lens orientation.

[Reference] The Story behind Optex’s Indoor Security Sensors


• Optex Co., Ltd. founded
• Production of indoor security sensors begins


• World’s first automatic door sensor that uses infrared light developed
• Wireless alarm system for store and home security developed. Award received at the Japan Shop Exhibition


• Home security equipment group won an award in the U.S.
• Development center in Ogoto, Otsu City, Shiga Prefecture established

Optex remains dedicated to the ambitious development of both products and sales offices in parallel.To date, Optex has bases in 30 countries and regions and provides products and services in 80 countries.Optex boasts a 40% global market share in outdoor security sensors, including for critical facilities, and is increasing its presence in the indoor market.

Future prospects

Optex will begin full-scale marketing of wall-mounted sensors, which are common in North America and Europe, unlike Japan, where indoor security sensors are generally attached to the ceiling due to the characteristics of buildings. In response to requests from various countries, Optex will gradually expand sales in the Asian region.

Optex will continue to solve all kinds of social issues through its business with sensors and help to provide safe, secure, and comfortable lives to people all over the world.

Inquiries about this news release

Naoki Kageyama / Yoshifumi Okai,
Public Relations and Promotion Department