"We strive to make the best sensors we can, not the most sensors we can."

Our stringent quality control and rigorous testing at each stage of production allows every TAKEX sensor to be confidently supplied with a 5 year warranty for true peace of mind.

Our Security Sensors

We pride ourselves in the quality of our products, with each sensor meticulously designed by our engineering team in Japan.

Photoelectric Beams

Point-to-point infrared detection ideal for medium to long range perimeter intruder systems up to 200m / 660ft.


A choice of indoor and outdoor passive infrared sensors for volumetric protection of property.

Attention Sensors

Use to provide welcome messages, protect emergency doors, deter intruders or to trigger warning messages.

Flame Sensors

Our UV sensors provide rapid flame detection, ideal for diesel engine rooms and open environments.

Beam Tower Enclosures

Disguise the number and position of beams from intruders with our rugged wall or floor mount Towers.

Pre-Assembled Towers

Pre-designed and wired and supplied fully assembled, tested, and ready for installation.


We offer a range of Photo Sensors for Industrial Automation

News & Events

The latest news releases, upcoming events and product updates from TAKEX EUROPE.

26 Nov 2021

SOS Opinion

Peter Mawson of Security On Screen speaks with Andy Cassidy about all things TAKEX.
28 Oct 2021

In Memoriam

It is with regret that we announce our founder Shinsaku Takenaka passed away in October 2021.
22 Oct 2021


TAKEX EUROPE will be at CAIRO ICT 2021 07-10 November at the Egypt International Center.
09 Aug 2021

New Product: TXF-125DM

A first of its kind battery operated wireless ready Quad Beam sensor with Double Modulation.
28 Jun 2021

New Product: MX-12FAMD

The new 12m x 180° triple detection outdoor PIR + Microwave sensor with anti-masking technology.
27 May 2021

The Security Event 2021

Join us on stand 3a/B51 where we'll be unveiling some exciting new additions to our sensor family!


Established in 1990 as the European subsidiary of the Takenaka Sensor Group, TAKEX EUROPE LTD have been a recognised market leader in the perimeter security industry for more than 30 years.

With a portfolio of products that include Photoelectric Beams, indoor and outdoor PIR, motion activated Voice Speakers and Ultraviolet Flame Sensors, we are proud to be specified at the highest level of Royal, Government and Military organisations worldwide.


Watch as our Mike Burgess steps you through the optical alignment procedure of this rather unique sensor.


This short instructional video shows just how quick and easy PR-5B is to install.

PB-TK / Beam Alignment

Here's a step-by-step video guide to aligning PB-TK series beams.


Learn beam alignment like a pro with the following instructional video by our very own Mike Burgess.

MS-12FE / 180° Detection

Configure MS-12FE for 180° detection with this quick video guide.

MS-12FE / Wall Detection

Proving ever-versatile, MS-12FE can also be configured for window or wall detection in just a few short steps.

What type of detectors do TAKEX make?

We specialise in Passive Infrared (PIR), Active Infrared (AIR), Microwave (MW), Ultraviolet (UV) and Acoustic (Glass Break) detectors.

Which should I choose?

If it’s for internal use, in domestic or office environments the most popular choice would be PIR’s which offer a multitude of coverage options and are relatively cost effective. If it’s for much larger internal coverage such as warehouses, car parks and shopping centres,  more specialist PIR’s or Active Beams are usually used.

For external use there are specialised PIR’s designed to cope with more difficult environments and situations which are usually used in closer proximity of the buildings being protected, and then beams are more commonly used for the perimeter due to their longer range and more definitive coverage. 

If you aren’t sure, either read our guides of the different technologies or contact us for more specific advice.

Where can I buy them?

We sell through trusted distribution partners around the world, partners that have trained technical departments and should be able to offer local advice, if you contact us here we can point you in the right direction.


Need assistance with product selection or system design?

Security Product Guides

Need some help with our products? We've created the following guides to answer the most common questions on product selection and installation.

24 May 2021


Investing a few extra minutes to correctly align a set of beams pays dividends.
24 May 2021


What if you can't get power to one end of a zone, or it's too expensive or time consuming to do so?
24 May 2021


The PR-5B is a deceptively simple and reliable device, yet receives more calls for help than any other...
24 May 2021


Why and when to use Beam Towers, and which tower type you should choose.
24 May 2021


Following these last steps will bring you well on your way to becoming a Beam Tower Jedi


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