Product Details

The Redscan RLS-2020 series is a next generation short range laser scan detector that provides accurate motion detection for indoor and outdoor security applications. It expands the current award-winning REDSCAN laser sensor product series with the same proven benefits of its ‘larger’ companions but is lighter, more compact and has a range of additional control and power features similar to those enjoyed by IP Dome cameras.

With its powerful processor, the RLS-2020S can be deployed in outdoor environments, and has a number of environmental resistance features to further minimize false alarms in all kind of weather conditions.

Indoors, the sensor is able to use the high-resolution mode to detect objects as small as .9 inches in diameter. It also has a ‘throw-mode’ to detect fast-moving objects being thrown in the air, or an individual running at 10.06 mph in a straight vertical detection or at 28 mph using a 30 degree angled detection with a 25-millisecond response time.

In terms of installation and set-up, installers can now set four independent zones of detection within each sensor’s range (as opposed to its predecessor’s one-zone detection). [Certification Required]

Version 3.3.0 Firmware Update:

  • Ver.3.3.0 now supports "HTTP notification" with various VMS Platforms.* This incorporates RLS-2020 integration onto AXIS cameras' VAPIX platform. 
*Please contact us for more information
Innovative Compact DesignSuitable for design-centric applications
Flexible Mounting OptionsIts multi-angle adjustment and mounting options are scalable across a range of security applications providing flexibility and ease of installation
High Speed and Resolution DetectionProvides pin-point detection of small objects in indoor and outdoor applications complementing camera driven motion detection
Improved Utility Software
Streamlined for easy and flexible settings. It also comes with multiple security detection modes for enhanced motion detection. Can be used as an analog or IP device

IP Integrated
Can be used as an analog or IP device. It is POE enabled requiring only 6 watts of power and can be integrated with popular VMS, NVR's and PSIM.

Elevate IP Video Surveillance and Detection
Use the RLS-2020 to trigger cameras and motion based events that work in the dark and in tough lighting conditions challenging to video driven motion detection. The S-model features an enhanced microprocessor that provides more powerful sensing capabilities. In indoor environments, it can be set up to identify fast traveling objects or very small objects. This information can be relayed to a Video Management Software (VMS) to provide a quicker, more accurate response. The sensor is PoE compliant, and can send alarms via traditional relay outputs or by using its IP based Redwall event code that is integrated with all major VMS platforms.

** LAC-1 is a required tool for proper installation**

For Installation Training and Certification for this product, please email with the following information:
  • First & Last Name
  • Job Title
  • Company Name
  • Phone Number
  • Email
  • Project Name

Optex will send invite to online training for each technician provided (training is free, no limit on number of people getting trained)

OPTEX National Defense Authorization Act Declaration

Certification Required


  • Buildings
  • Perimeter
  • Approach
  • Roof / Ceiling
  • House
  • Garden
  • Garage
  • Driveway

Key Features

  • Expanded detection to 97.5ft arc, 95 degree detection area
  • Vertical and Horizontal detection modes
  • Multi-angle Adjustment Shell Structure (M.A.S.S.)
  • Unique detection algorithm


The Redscan RLS-2020I and RLS-2020S both require PoE, but will work with PoE+.

The Redscan series generate a Redwall Event Code. This is a simple ASCII character code which can be sent via TCP/IP (for example to a VMS). The Redscan Event Code communication can be set as follows:

  • UDP Broadcast
  • UDP Unicast
  • UDP Broadcast & TCP
  • UDP Unicast & TCP

In addition to the above, with the RLS-2020 there is also an HTTPS integration.

If you are interested in getting Installation training and certification for Redscan, please email with the following information:

  1. First & Last Name
  2. Job Title
  3. Company Name
  4. Telephone Number
  5. Email
  6. Project Name

Optex will send invite to online training for each technician provided (training is free, no limit on number of people getting trained)

A large selection of our intrusion detection sensors can be custom painted, including our LiDAR range, our short range outdoor PIRs and dual tech sensors such as the BX, VX and WX series. Some of our sensors though, like our IR beams and beam towers cannot be customized as the housing has been treated with special UV resistant material and the properties of the material would be affected by any coating. It is recommended that you check with your distributor or directly with OPTEX whether your sensor is suitable for customized painting.

What do we mean by customized painting ?

Customizing the sensor means the body of the detector will be coated with either a single color or with a pattern simulating the background surface where the sensor will be installed. Any color variation and many design options can be achieved: the coating can replicate a wood texture, foliage, marble or natural stone, metal, carbon fiber and many more.

Can all the parts of the sensors be coated?

The plastic housing can, but some parts might not be suitable for custom paint, usually the parts next to the lens which are made of a different material

When can a customization be done?

The customization is only available to newly purchased sensors and requires on average 10 working days. Once you have selected the right sensors suitable for your protection needs you should analyze the precise locations where they will be installed in order to establish what will be the background like. At this stage share with our team the RAL code for the color or a high res image of the background where the sensor will be installed. The process of customization is arranged by OPTEX.


We strongly recommend that you don’t try customizing the sensors yourself; applying spray paint will not work, it will damage the sensor and it will invalidate the warranty. The cost for the customization of the sensor varies based on order and type of sensor. Contact OPTEX sales to find out more and discuss your needs.

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