Patent Number: 6,529,129

Title: Security sensor having disturbance detecting capability

Abstract: A security sensor 1 having a disturbance detecting capability capable of detecting the presence of an obstacle purposefully applied to the sensor 1 in an attempt to fool or tamper the sensor 1 includes a carrier body A having an infrared sensor element 4, an incident side enclosure 5 mounted on the carrier body A, a light projecting element 11 for projecting a disturbance detecting beam L1, a light receiving element 12 for receiving disturbance detecting beam L1, first and second light guide members 8, 9 operatively associated with the light projecting element 11 and the light receiving element 12, respectively, said first and second light guide members 8, 9 being cooperative with each other to define an optical path L along and adjacent an outer surface of the incident side enclosure 5 or an outer surface of the carrier body A adjacent the incident side enclosure 5, a detecting circuit 15 for detecting a presence or absence of an obstacle, applied to at least one of the first and second light guide members 8, 9, based on an amount of light received by the light receiving element 12. Surface irregularities are formed on a light transmitting surface 8c or 9c, or a light reflecting surface 8b or 9b of the light guide members 8 and 9.

Inventors: Tomooka; Hiroyuki (Otsu, JP)

Assignee: Optex Co., Ltd.

International Classification: G08B 29/00 (20060101); G08B 29/04 (20060101); G08B 13/189 (20060101); G08B 13/19 (20060101); G08B 013/18 ()

Expiration Date: 03/04/2020