Vehicle Detectors

Vehicle Detectors

Vehicle detectors work very much in the same way as loop detectors, with the added advantage that they do not require a loop buried in the drive to be connected to the device. This makes installing the devices quick and easy as they removes the time consuming job of cuttingĀ  a traditional loop into the road surface. In this section we will look at the different detection devices available and discuss their merits.

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Optex Above ground Vehicle Detector OVS-01GT

No groundwork required

The Optex Vechicle detector is designed to reliably detect the presence of a stationary or moving vehicle while also having the ability to ignore most human traffic. It also eliminates the hassles associated with the installation of an induction loop. No more concrete cutting required. The detector must be mounted at 500mm from the ground and can detect both small and large vehicles.

Electric gate, barrier & industrial door activation

  • Quick to install
  • 0.8m to 5.5m programmable range
  • Uses both ultrasonic and microwave detection
  • Detecting vehicles at a speed from 2 to 20km/h

The calibration is done easily with a quick distance and sensitivity adjustment settings, click on our set up guide to see how the detector can be set up within 5 minutes.

VM202 EMX Loop Probe


Cutting up driveways to add ground loops looks unsightly and in some cases can be impractical or dangerous. Our solution is the Loop Probe. This self contained unit can be buried at the side of the driveway with a 12ft detection range letting it pick up a vehicle moving near the gate, the probe then sends a pulsed output to activate the gate and let a vehicle drive through. On smaller sites a sensitivity adjustment control allows the loop probe to detect at shorter distances, preventing a false trigger. 100 ft of cable is supplied with the probe as standard.

  • Simple and quick to install
  • Sensitivity adjustment
  • Robust water tight PVC outer casing
  • Pulsed output

Vehicle Loop Probe