10 March 2020

The Innovation Gallery is an initiative promoted by the leading Spanish Security event, SICUR, that recognises businesses who have demonstrated true innovation and made a significant contribution to technological development in their sector. OPTEX was featured among the top 14 winners in the Security category by a panel of industry experts for its innovative ViiK radar-based vehicle sensors.

ViiK’s sensors are above-ground vehicle detectors which require no civil engineering works to be implemented. They can be easily mounted on a pole making it an ideal vehicle detection solution for historical city centres, untarmacked roads, or other locations where digging is not possible or impractical. The technology combines both microwave and ultrasonic waves to detect vehicles for a range of different operations. It has the ability to ignore human traffic and can be used in conjunction with automatic gates or barriers.

The technology provides reliable detection even in adverse weather conditions such as rain and snow, with an operating range up to -30 degrees. ViiK sensors can also be part of a solution to trigger ANPR cameras and LED lights to increase the capture rate in number plate recognition systems.

Milton Acosta, Regional Sales Manager for Iberia, says the business never stands still: “We are very pleased to be recognised among this years’ SICUR Innovation Gallery. For many single lane applications, our ViiK vehicle sensor represent an accurate and easy to install alternative to induction loops. By avoiding civil engineering work, it means a less disruptive and far quicker installation job. Sicur was a great event for us to showcase this new sensor.”

Galeria Innovacion SICUR 2020 Viik Award