Benefits of Microwave Sensors

Unlike PIR and ultrasonic sensors, microwave sensors do not need to be exposed for operation. Thus, it allows the sensor to be fully enclosed in an aesthetically pleasing, tamper resistant and waterproof enclosure.
While PIR and ultrasonic sensors deteriorate over time due to dust/dirt accumulation on the exposed sensor or lens, microwave sensors are unaffected.
Microwave sensors are suitable for both indoors and the harsh outdoors. Their detection performance is robust against temperature and humidity variations, low visibility (i.e., fog, dust, snow, sand, rain) and wind/air flow.
As compared to PIR sensors, microwave sensors do not have blind zones within the designated detection area. Hence, even small movements can be detected by microwave sensors quickly and reliably.
Microwave sensors provide surveillance and monitoring capabilities without identification, easing public concerns for privacy.
Microwave sensors can be designed to have a low profile and small footprint, thus, enabling great looking end products where tight spaces are a priority.
Typical commercial microwave sensors’ emissions are 20X-50X lower than mobile phones’ and more than 10,000X lower than microwave ovens.
Depending on the AgilSense microwave sensor model, outputs from microwave sensors can provide rich amounts of information as compared to other technologies. Typical information includes object velocity, direction of travel, distance, occupancy and angular position.
Considering power requirements and depth of information available from various sensor technologies, microwave sensors are more energy efficient. Users can extract more insight with slightly more power as compared to PIR and ultrasonic technologies, yet, requires significantly less power to optical technologies such as cameras and LIDAR.

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