Miniature PIR detectors installed in UVC device to help make COVID wards safer

The Brief:

Amity International is a specialist disinfectants manufacturer with an excellent reputation for product innovation, including the AIRDECON UVC which kills micro-organisms using the power of UVC light, providing fast disinfection and minimal room down-time. Amity International were looking for a sensor that was small enough to fit into the revolutionary AIRDECON UVC device without the need for any changes to the design.

Our Insight:

To ensure the safety of patients and staff within the hospital, the device needed to be installed with four mini presence detectors that shut down the UVC emissions if any movement is detected. A light and buzzer would also give further signals to ensure the occupant is made aware that the UVC device is deployed in the room.

Our Solution:

CP Electronics advised Amity that the miniature presence detectors (EBMHS) would be perfect for their requirements due not only to their compact proportions but also their superior detection performance. The use of CP Electronics occupancy sensors allows this powerful device to do its job safely and reliably and by accurately detecting any human presence, the possibility of human exposure to harmful UV emissions is minimised. The sensors provide occupancy status as an open-collector switching output and provide an excellent detection range of up to 7m forward detection and up to 8m each way

The Result:

Stephen Byrne, Technical Manager at Amity commented “By incorporating CP Electronics PIR sensors into our AIRDECON UVC systems we can confidently operate these powerful systems in a busy hospital environment and have peace of mind that the staff and patients are protected from accidental UV exposure.”

 The AIRDECON UVC fitted with CP Electronics PIR sensors can be seen at this address https://www.amityinternational.com/product/airdecon-uv-c/