Designed specifically for cinemas, the new Motion Sensor 360 Black – Volt Free delivers aesthetics and performance in one compact package.
Delivering higher levels of aesthetic appeal for a cinema helps installers win more projects as the cinema becomes a canvas that interior designers can work with, rather than it being a thorn in the side of their vision for the property. Lighting designers will also appreciate the product for the same reasons.
Before finalising the design, Faradite looked at what was available and discovered that most dark motion sensors still have a white lens, so now you can install a black lens as well as a black case for the ultimate discreet sensor.
Not only does the product melt into the background, it delivers all the connectivity needed in a top end cinema, being compatible with Control4, Lutron and Crestron lighting and automation systems.
The best cinemas create drama and excitement even before the content starts to play. With the black motion sensor, you can discreetly activate the cinema lights to the required level as people enter the room. Of course, the functionality does not end there. For example, you can mask the sensor to only project a thin beam so you can activate the screen to drop down when a particular chair is sat on.
The sensor can also act as protection for the cinema equipment, shutting down components if no motion is detected after a set period of time. However, the sensor can also be set to allow for that movie marathon, box set binge or long events like an Ashes Test Match or the Super Bowl to continue uninterrupted without the need for annoying pop ups asking if you still want to continue watching. It can also be used to boost the heating within the cinema whilst in use.
Sitting just 3.5mm proud of the ceiling, this helps deliver further on its integration credentials. Also important for the cinema environment, the sensor is completely silent, so no annoying clicking relay to spoil quieter moments of content.
The sensor also has the option of a Fire IDR accessory, providing a fire rating of 60 minutes. Push-fit and removable connectors mean an efficient installation and speedy temporary removal if needed during construction or maintenance.