We can supply and install vehicle detection loops (ground loops) into your carpark or complex in as little as one day. Please call us for a quotation on our services.
Vehicle Detection Loops
Vehicle detection loops, can detect vehicles passing or arriving at a certain point, for instance approaching a traffic light or to open a carpark door. When a vehicle detection loop is installed in the pavement, the electronics unit transmits a signal into the wire loops. When a vehicle passes over the loop or is stopped within the loop, the electronics unit sends an output to the a controller signifying the passage or presence of a vehicle. Parking structures for automobiles may use inductive loops to track traffic (occupancy) in and out or may be used by access gates or ticketing systems to detect vehicles while others use Parking guidance and information systems.
The relatively crude nature of the loop’s structure means that only metal masses above a certain size are capable of triggering the relay. This is good in that the loop does not produce many “false positive” triggers (say, for example, by a pedestrian crossing the loop with a pocket full of loose metal change) but it sometimes also means that bicycles, scooters, and motorcycles stopped at such intersections may never be detected by them (and therefore risk being ignored by the switch/signal). Most loops can be manually adjusted to consistently detect the presence of scooters and motorcycles at the least.