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The KX18DC is a dual element pyro-electric sensor with a long narrow coverage pattern that makes it ideal for protecting shop fronts and large windows. Using Bluewave technology, auto sensitivity, and digital temperature compensation, the KX18DC ensures protection by automatically adapting to environmental factors like infrared noise, light variations, and temperature changes.

Key Features
  • 18m Vertical curtain detection coverage
  • Digital Temperature Compensation
  • Tamper proof brackets included

Product Features

Coverage Pattern

The KX18DC has a long narrow coverage pattern that makes it ideal for protecting shop fronts and large windows.

Bluewave Technology

With Bluewave technology, auto sensitivity and digital temperature compensation the KX18DC will keep you protected, automatically adjusting the detector to match the environmental conditions such as infra-red noise, light and temperature.

Curtain Detection

18m Vertical curtain detection coverage. Ideal for protection of large windows areas.

Selectable EOL resistors

The detectors incorporates selectable alarm resistor values of 6K8, 5K6, 4K7 &1K & tamper values of 5K6, 4K7, 2K2 and 1K catering for most control panels on the market.

Auto sensitivity feature

Depending on the environment condition, the detector will automatically adjust the sensitivity.

Digital Temperature Compensation

When the product is used in a hot environment this technology digitally adjusts the detector’s sensitivity allowing it to maintain its range even when the background room temperature is almost equal to the external body temperature of 32ºC (internal body temperature = 37ºC).

Detectors technical characteristics

Blue Wave technology


Automatic sensitivity


Digital temperature compensation


DEOL resistor on board


Tamper protection

Front and rear

Detectors technical characteristics

Maximum range

18m or 30m long range

Curtain coverage


Detection speed

0.3 - 3.0 m/s

Coverage angle

20 degree

Detection zones

46 curtain coverage or 24 long range

Detection planes


White light filter

6500 Lux


Ultraviolet light filter


3 dimensional


Sealed optics

Detection method

Low noise dual element pyroelectric sensor


Wall mounted

Bracket included

Ceiling mounted

Bracket included

Optimum coverage height

Max 4m (curtain coverage) or 1.8 - 2.4m (long range coverage)

Environmental and operating features

Storage temperature

-40C to 80C

Certified operating temperature

-10C to 40C

Nominal operating temperature

-30C to 70C

Physical dimensions (H x W x D)

117 x 69 x 50mm


125g without bracket

Electrical & battery

Operating voltage

9-16V DC 13.8V DC typical

Quiescent current consumption

13mA @ 12V (Min), 16mA @ 12V (Max)

Contact Resistance

<10 ohms

Relay outputs

50mA 60 VDC, 42 VAC (RMS)

Tamper switch

12V 50mA

Certifications and warranty

Security Grade

Grade 2

Environmental class


EN Certificate

EN50131-2-2:2008, EN50131-1, PD6662:2017

Certification type


Certificate number


Electrical conformity



5 years

Product Codes & Options

KX18DC 18m Digital Curtain Detector
SAP: 361300083
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