Using Loop Detectors in the design of your Gate System

Gate Automation Loop Detectors are used to indicate the presence or passage of vehicles. The system consists of a loop or coil of induction cable and a Loop Detection unit. Using a Loop Detector with your gate automation system is a simple and efficient method to operate your gates.

The loop of induction cable is set underground in the area approaching the gates and then returns to the Loop Detection Unit, which is wired into the control panel of the gate system. When a vehicle drives over the loop induction cable the Loop Detector unit picks up the magnetic field and direction of the vehicle and sends a signal to the gates control panel, telling it to open.

Loop Detectors are typically set up on exit but can also come as a Two Channel Loop Detector for entry as well. They can also be set up with a Gate System 7 day timer to retain security as required.