31 May 2018

REDSCAN RLS-3060 and REDSCAN Manager ver.8.0 now available

Version 8.0 of our long-range award-winning LiDAR – the REDSCAN RLS-3060 series and its configuration software REDSCAN Manager are both now available. The laser sensor with the new firmware version, together with the new configuration software provide a number of new features for both the standard model, RLS-3060L, and the high-end model, RLS-3060SH.
Both models, the RLS-3060L and RLS-3060SH will offer more flexibility in managing dry contacts with the option to switch from normally open (N.O.) to normally closed (N.C.).

The RLS-3060L model ver. 8.0 features more detection zones and detection modes as well as greater flexibility with settings. The standard 2D LiDAR provides 30m radius detection range with 4 detection zones when used in analogue configuration and 8 zones in IP configuration. Loitering and selectable pattern modes are now available. Alarm duration and detection time settings are also more adjustable.

The RLS-3060-SH provides additional detection modes to the L model, such as indoor ceiling protection and vehicle detection mode, and has one major new feature – an extended detection area between 30 and 50m. When used in horizontal detection it creates a pre-warning zone from 30 to 50m radius that is able to detect larger objects such as vehicles. In vertical mode when mounted at 3m off the ground, it can detect a standing or squatting person over 100m making it ideal to pick up intruders, a long wall or fence.

If you have any question please contact us here or download theRLS-3060L information leaflet hereand the one for RLS-3060SH here.

Above-ground sensors avoid the unforeseeable issues related with civil work

Vehicle detection is mainly used in conjunction with automated gates and barriers but also increasingly used for managing parking, semi-pedestrian areas with rising bollards or for managing drive through services efficiently by indicating when a customer car is approaching.

A very reliable way of detecting vehicle is to use ground-loops, sometimes referred to as ‘magnetic loops. The device needs to be installed under the road which means cutting through the road surface.

As Benchmark Magazine writes in its May edition, there can be issues related with civil works; besides the cost and disruption caused by digging up the road, a number of other problems can arise. The first is the difficulty to assess the ‘making good’ cost especially in historical sites, where it can be both challenging and expensive to replace cobblestones or aged paving stones.

Another issue is related to the lack of foresight of what lies under the road surface; there could be concealed cabling, pipes and drains. Damaging any of those during the digging process will add extra delay and cost to the project and might bring it into going over budget.

That is why OPTEX’s ViiK series represents a great alternative. The OVS-01GT is an above ground vehicle sensor where vehicle detection is ensured by a combination of microwave and ultrasonic waves with a very specific detection logic. The microwave sensor detects the presence of a vehicle based on FMCW (Frequency-Modulated Continuous-Wave) in the long range (0.8 to 5.5m) whereas the ultrasonic sensor detects a vehicle in the near range (0.10 to 1m). Detectable vehicle speed 2 to 20km/h (1.24mph-12.43mph). The sensor will require a 12-24VDC power supply and will give an activation via a NO/NC (switchable) relay output to the devices it is connected to.

With OPTEX’s ViiK sensor series installation is above the ground as reported in Benchmark: ‘costs, time on site and the need to make good are significantly reduced, if not totally eradicated in many applications’.

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Optex Wireless sensors part of the Ricochet solution at IFSEC 2018

The demand for smart systems is constantly increasing as more and more businesses and homeowners have a greater need for security and automation systems that offer flexibility, add value, integration and the best connectivity. Alarm panels are becoming communication hubs allowing the devices connected to it to be monitored, configured and set-up remotely using apps. On its IFSEC stand , Texecom will be showcasing the ability to create scenarios or ‘recipes’ to activate and deactivate not only the intruder alarm system, but also the power plugs depending on the time of the day, and day of the week via its Connect app.

The OPTEX Ricochet enabled outdoor PIRs and active infrared beams will be part of the smart intrusion detection system showcased at the event. The Ricochet technology is a mesh wireless transmission system for security implementations that provides both flexibility and redundancy. This is because it allows devices to receive and repeat wireless transmissions from other devices. The size, scalability and range of the entire system are extended as wireless signalling is no longer limited by point-to-point communications as well as the reliability of communication being hugely increased.
Our wireless range of short range PIRs and active infrared beams can all be fitted with the OPTEX Ricochet enabled wireless transmitter, BGR-01. The transmitter works exclusively with Texecom’s Premier Elite control panel which recognises the OPTEX sensors and the different alarm outputs generated by them. The alarm panel can be managed by the Texecom Connect app making the whole solution very convenient and flexible to manage.

To learn more about OPTEX’s Ricochet wireless intrusion system, visit the Texecom stand at IFSEC, from the 19th to 21st June or contact us for more information.