Vehicle detectors are work in very much the same way as a loop detector but the biggest advantage they have is that they do not require a loop to be connected to the device. This makes the device advantageous as it removes the time consuming job of installing a traditional loop. In this section we will look at the different detection devices available and discuss their merits.
VM202 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.
- Simple and quick to install
- Sensitivity adjustment
- Robust water tight PVC outer casing
- Pulsed output
Optex Vehicle Detector
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 can be mounted at 500mm from the ground and can detect both small and large vehicles.
- Quick to install
- 0.8m to 5.5m programmable range
- Uses both ultrasonic and microwave detection
- NO/NC output can be used for presence detection