SafePass 5GF Detector provides a simple solution to a difficult parking situation

Post by: admin - March 21, 2022
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Parking can be tricky at the best of times but throw in a very narrow roadway, a dead-end and many already parked cars – it can turn into a much more difficult proposition.

This scenario is the situation for a Medical Centre whose doctors parking bays are located at the rear of the building. 

The problem is that when all ten parking spaces are full, there isn’t enough room for a car to turn around. The only way to get out is to reverse back down the roadway.

A solution to keep people safe

To solve this problem, the Centre operators decided to install a sign at the front of the building to display how many parking spaces are available.  If there are no empty parking bays, doctors would know not to enter the car park and avoid the need to reverse out.

In a typical car parking situation, a PE beam would count the cars entering and exiting the parking area, incrementing or decreasing the number of spaces available displayed on the sign.

However, after trialling several different styles of sensors, the system integrator, Paul Leonardi from Leotec, wasn’t able to find one that worked successfully.  As both pedestrians and vehicles use the roadway, the issue was to find a way to count the cars and not the people passing through the entrance.

SafePass 5GF Detector making it work

Paul eventually installed two of Rotech’s recently released SafePass 5GF detectors. The 5GF is a hi-tech microwave sensor featuring the unique ability to detect both pedestrians and vehicles.

Installing two detection devices meant that once a vehicle breaks both beams, it activates a controller with directional logic, which counts the car but ignores any pedestrians.

The parking availability sign at the roadway entrance initially displays the total number of parking bays. As one vehicle enters, it counts down, and when one leaves, it counts up.  When all parking spaces are occupied, the sign shows FULL.

About the SafePass 5GF Detector

This unique new detector is the most efficient and effective alternative to loop detectors and PE beams.  The SafePass 5GF Detector can be set to accurately detect and count pedestrians and/or vehicles affording greater security and safety around boom gates and other situations where vehicles and people share the same space. 

  • No need for messy, expensive roadworks: the 5GF can be positioned anywhere providing the flexibility to accommodate a range of detection scenarios i.e. on walls and ceilings in underground car parks.
  • Features a superior detection range of 4 metres: the 5GF Detector uses cutting edge microwave technology to accurately control the boom gate’s opening and closing.  A fast response time of 150 milliseconds ensures an immediate reversal of the boom gate when an obstruction is detected.
  • Reliable: using ISM 5.8GHz band and advanced MMIC transceiver ensures the 5GF provides stable performance and high reliability
  • Easy to setup: the handheld programmer makes it quick and easy to set up the detection area required without the need for a computer.

To find out more about how and where you can use this unique safety product click here to go to the product page or contact us by email: info@rotech.com.au or call +61 7 32051123.

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