Octopus DQ

Octopus DQ
Product Features
  • 360° Degree coverage
  • Brand new plastics
  • Front & rear tamper protection
  • Digital Quad Zone PIR
  • Blue Wave Technology
  • Ceiling mount technology
  • Enhanced installation
  • Easy upgrade

Panel Type: Domestic & Commercial



The brand-new Octopus DQ delivers complete 360° detection to any room. The ceiling mount infrared detector offers the complete peace of mind that the security system is watching over the property. This is the overhead oracle of indoor detection. 

360° Degree coverage

With 360° detection coverage, the Octopus DQ can easily and effectively detect from any angle to watch over an entire room.


The brand-new plastics of the Octopus DQ provide a better looking and more discreet detector. Smaller, slimmer and slicker, the new Octopus delivers superior protection with a stylish and unobtrusive finish.

Front & rear tamper protection

This ensures that maximum security is maintained against accidental or malicious tampering of the system, providing that added peace of mind that the system is secure.

Digital Quad Zone PIR

The Octopus DQ’s PIR constantly monitors the infrared energy levels around a room and recognises any changes that are caused by the presence of an intruder. The detector will then inform the panel to initiate an alarm.

Blue Wave Technology

Utilising advanced signal processing and precision optics, this technology allows the Octopus DQ to adapt to its environment to safeguard against false alarms and improve its immunity to interference.

  • Digital temperature compensation

Digitally adjusts the sensitivity of the detector to maintain its specified range when the background temperature is close to body temperature.

  • Adjustable sensitivity

The sensitivity of the detector can be manually adjusted and set to suit the environment where it is installed. 

  • Independent Floating Thresholds (IFT)

Eliminates electrical environmental disturbances by ensuring alarm thresholds are always kept within predetermined limits. 

Ceiling mount technology

Ceiling mount provides ideal coverage for obscured areas and is less likely to be obscured by furniture, office partitions etc.

Enhanced installation

The Octopus DQ has been developed to provide a stylish and highly secure solution, with the optimum amount of ease and convenience during installation:

  • Single Screw

The Octopus DQ only requires a single screw to fit the detector to its base. This makes installation simpler and swifter than ever before.

  • Clip in PCB

Enhances the speed and convenience of the installation as you no longer have to screw the PCB down. Instead, the PCB simply clicks into place.

  • Pulse count (1, 2 & 3)

This is the number of times the Octopus must pick up an intruder through its 360° coverage, within a specified time period. This can be set up to suit the level of sensitivity the user requires.

  • Selectable EOL resistors

The detector incorporates selectable alarm resistor values of 6K8, 5K6, 4K7 and 1K, as well as tamper values of 5K6, 4K7, 2K2 and 1K to cater for most control panels on the market.

  • Walk test LED

Allows the installer to perform an easy and quick walk-test during the installation process, with the LED indicating the presence of an intruder.

  • Adjustable mounting height

The Octopus DQ can be mounted at varying heights, depending on the installation. Mount at 4m for optimum 12m range, with 360° coverage.

Easy upgrade

The brand-new Octopus DQ has been developed to fit into the same fitting as the previous Octopus EP. This means that any existing Octopus detectors can be quickly and easily swapped for the brand-new detector.


Technical Specifications

Detectors technical characteristics

Blue Wave technology
Automatic sensitivity
Quad element Pyroelectric sensor
DEOL resistor on board
Tamper protection
Front and rear
Adjustable sensitivity
Auto, high and low options

Optical, lens and detection characteristics

Maximum range
Detection speed
360 degrees coverage
Coverage diameter
12 metres (mounted at 4m)
Detection method
Low noise quad element pyroelectric sensor


Ceiling mounted
Certified mounting height
2.4 - 4.0m

Environmental and operating features

Storage temperature
-40°C to +80°C
Certified operating temperature
-10°C to +40°C
Physical dimensions (H x W x D)
?94 x 33 mm (?3.7" x 1.3")

Electrical & battery

Operating voltage
~9-16V DC
Alarm current
~25mA at 12V DC
Quiescent current consumption
~15mA at 12V DC

Certifications and warranty

EN Certificate
EN50131-1:2006 + A1:2009
Environmental class
5 Years
Security Grade

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