Wired Loops For Vehicle Detection

Whether you prefer wired or wireless e-loops, both options are available and ready to help you get the most out of your vehicle detection systems. But you may wonder, “What loop system is the best for my purpose?” This depends on whether you do not mind installing a loop under concrete or prefer using an easier-to-install e-loop wireless system. You will also need to decide between commercial and residential loops. If you are unsure which loop is correct, view these comparisons below.

E-Loop Wireless Systems

E-loops are created as a replacement for wired inductive loops. They help open a gate either when a vehicle enters or exits. Usually, the installation process takes less than 30 minutes. You can install these e-loops without costly installation methods associated with wired loop systems. In-ground and above-ground e-loops are available, so you can pick which suits your gate setup. The exclusive E-Loop Mini is created for residential use and is one of the smallest e-loops on the market. This E-loop has a 4-year battery life and is surface mounted.

Commercial E-Loops

The Commercial E-Loop

  • Dual Technology: Magnetic Field And Radar Detection
  • Range of 50 Yards
  • With 128-Bit Encryption
  • 6 To 10 Year Battery Life
Mini E-Loop AES

The E-Loop Mini With Radar

  • Created For Residential Use
  • Load Capacity Up To 5512 Lb
  • With 128-Bit Encryption
  • 3-4 Year Battery Life
In Ground Commercial E-Loop

The Inground Commercial E-Loop

  • Sleek Inground Design
  • 50-Yard Range
  • With 128-Bit Encryption
  • 3-4 Year Battery Life
Domestic E-Loop Residential Loop

Standard Domestic E-Loop Mini

  • Standard 1.5V AA Lithium Battery
  • 50-Yard Range
  • With 128-Bit Encryption
  • 3-4 Year Battery Life

What Is the Difference Between Loops With Radar And Magnetometer Technology?

Usually, e-loops with radar technology use magnetometer sensors and radar technology to detect vehicles. First, the e-loop will use magnetometer sensors to sense when a vehicle is on top of the e-loop. After this, the e-loop will switch to radar mode. This allows an e-loop to detect when vehicles are above the e-loop, and radar systems include two-way radio communication protocols for increased effective operation. When the magnetic field drops under the threshold, the radar can take over and check if a vehicle is present. This system offers more accurate detection than simply using magnetometer sensors. However, this technology is usually only used for commercial gates, and magnetometer sensor technology is enough for residential gates.

Wired Loop Systems

But, sometimes, while e-loops are more convenient, wired loops are necessary in high-security areas such as airports and military facilities. These wired loops come in direct burial and saw-cut options. Saw-cut loops can be installed even if a driveway is finished with concrete. The saw-cut loop is installed by cutting a rectangle into a driveway or another hard pavement-type area. Then, this loop is placed in a rectangular shape and sealed into the concrete. This is the most accessible wired loop system to install. The other option is a pave-over loop. The pave-over or direct burial loop is entirely installed under the concrete or asphalt of a select road or driveway. Usually, the most effective method to install a direct burial loop is attaching it to the rebar grid in your concrete. When installing a direct burial loop, it should not be installed too deep as this will make it unable to detect vehicles.

Reno Performed Loop

Direct Burial Loops

  • Water Block Gel Stops Moisture Penetration
  • Easy-To-Install With Loop And Lead In Cables
  • The Splice Connection Is Soldered, Sealed, And Tested
  • Various Loop Lengths
Reno Saw Cut Safety Loop

Saw-Cut Preformed Loop

  • Created For An Exact Fit
  • No Need For 45-Degree Corners
  • The Splice Connection Is Soldered, Sealed, And Tested
  • Loop And Lead Flexible, So It Is Easy-To-Install

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Safety Loops