Category Archives: Access Control

Detect automatic gate, overhead door and parking barrier obstructions with the BPE-50 Photo Beam

It’s funnier on TV

We’ve seen this situation on sitcoms and cartoons countless times: one minute a character is having a normal conversation and the next an automatic gate has close prematurely, damaging the character’s car while the character can only look on in shock and disbelief.  It even happened to rap star Kanye West’s $750,000 Lamborghini a few months ago.  What’s needed is a reversing sensor, which senses obstructions to automatic gates, overhead doors and parking barriers and reverses the closing process to prevent damage to vehicles and injury to people.

Enter the BPE-50 Battery Powered Photo Beam, produced by EMX Industries, Inc.  With a range of 50 feet, simply place the transmitter and the receiver in an opening to detect obstructions and prevent costly damages.  Both the transmitter and receiver are compatible with most power supplies worldwide, from 12VDC to 24VAC, while the receiver can also run on two 3.6 volt batteries (included).  Featuring a power save option and two years of expected battery life, you can trust the BPE-50 to handle your automation needs.

If you’re interested in learning more about the BPE-50 Photo Beam you can visit our main website and view the product spec sheet. You can also call us at 216.518.9888 and speak with a member of our team directly to find out more about our full line of access control products and accessories and how you can start working with them today.

And, if you haven’t, be sure to check out the EMX Sensors app!  Available on iTunes and Google Play, it makes accessing user manuals in the field easier than ever; no WiFi required!

Detect Vehicle and Pedestrian Movement with the Hawk 2 Automatic Door Sensor

While in ground loops and ultrasonic vehicle detectors are great for determining when gates should open and for how long, sometimes all you need a sensor to do is activate an overhead door.  Our Hawk 2 Automatic Door Sensor is the perfect solution.   Featuring 3 programmable motion detection options (towards, away or both), the Hawk 2 provides wide coverage (from 10 to 100 square feet) and high resolution, and you can be sure the sensor is positioned accurately using the mechanical orientation system.

The Hawk 2 uses advanced K-band planar microwave technology to detect vehicle and pedestrian movement from an installation height of up to 20 feet, activating all types of industrial gates and overhead doors.  Running off batteries, installation is much less of a hassle: you won’t have to worry about drilling through walls or connecting the Hawk 2 to a power source.

The Hawk 2 features an IP rating, or Ingress Protection rating, which classifies and rates the degree of protection provided against dust, accidental contact and water in mechanical casings and with electrical enclosures, of 65; meaning the Hawk 2 is totally protected against dust and low pressure water jets from any direction.

If you’re interested in learning more about the Hawk 2 you can visit our main website and view the product spec sheets. You can also call us at 216.518.9888 and speak with a member of our team directly to find out more about our full line of access control products and accessories and how you can start working with them today.

And, if you haven’t done so already, be sure to check out the EMX Sensors app!  Available on both iTunes and Google Play, it stores user manuals as PDF files, making it easy to access them in the field, where there’s often less WiFi coverage.