Parabeam Gate Alert System- Why is it the best on the market?

Parabeam Gate Alert System- Why is it the best choice for your Gateway or Entrance-way alerting?

When looking for a Gate Alert Solution the old saying you get what you pay for could not be more true. The market has many low quality devices that make many claims about their effectiveness so why should you pay more and consider the Parabeam Gate Alarm System .

Just so you dont have to read the detailed explanation further on these are the key points to consider.


Parabam Standard beam set
  • Virtually all the cheaper entrance-way alarms use Infrared sensors to detect movement, just as we do with internal building PIR’s on a traditional alarm system. However, these types of sensors are very unreliable when used as an external sensor due to a Gate Alarm to the difficulty in managing temperature variations. So expect lots of false alerts. (see below for a detailed explanation)
  • To guarantee reliable wireless operation on a gate Alarm System without mains power, a high-quality solar panel with appropriately matched batteries should be used. The Parabeam gate Alerts Systems used high-quality high output solar panels paired with a highly efficient matched battery pack. This one reason the Parabeam Gate Alert System provides longevity, functioning in all light conditions 365 days a year. The Parabeam Solar Panels can be mounted separately to the beam or emitter up to 8 metres away so you can best capture the sun?
  • The Gate Alarm system’s exterior components must be weatherproof and robust. There are hundreds of Parabeam systems installed throughout Australia and New Zealand which continue to operate after many years. Parabeam Gate Alerts Systems have an enviable track record for the ruggedness of the sensors and their reliability over time. How well made are the sensor housings and related equipment? Will they stand the rigors of Australia’s harsh environment?
  • Local parts backup and service. We service and can provide parts for all Parabeam Gate Alert systems, whether it is hardware items like mounting brackets solar panels, or replacement batteries to ensure your Parbeam system continues to provide essential alerting for many years. Can you get parts for the cheaper alert system and if you can are they local?
  • Radio signal strength and variable beam distances. A significant amount of time and research has gone into the development of the radio technology utilized in Parabeam systems. Our system is what we call a supervised system so unlike some systems with remote sensors that only send a one-way signal where you may not know if a remote sensor has failed with Parabeam Gate Alerts System the main receiver will let you know one of the remote beam sets has a problem. We also have Gate Alarm beam sets that can transmit a signal 1200-2500 metres to the base receiver (the variation depends on terrain). This coupled with our long-range beam sets that can span up to 200m with the pro series mean we can cover all entrance-way alarm situations. Can the system meet all your current needs and is it likely to meet new requirements?
  • Alerting options- The Parabeam system has a variety of alerting options, including the capability to integrate into an existing alarm system to centralise all your alerting. As standard the system will send audible alerts to the base receiver, we can complement this with other audible warning devices and visual strobe lights as well as alerting portable FM radio’s that double as a personal communication device.
  • You can use our 4G messaging gateway to send you SMS alert messages whenever a Gate Alarm beam set is activated, alerting you immediately wherever you are that you have an intruder. Do the alerting options on the entrance-way system meet your needs.

No other Gate Alert System on the market offers the features and expandability of Parabeam!

The problem with Passive Infrared detection as used in many entrance way detectors an important difference

At MR Security Systems we use lots of sensors in our security systems so we know a thing or two about when and where to use the many different types of sensors to detect movement. lets look at how the most common sensors  PIR (Passive Infrared) which are commonly used in the cheaper Gate Alert systems work  Sensors work and whether they are a good choice for outdoor entrance-way monitoring.

PIR sensor

The PIR sensor is a small device with what might look like a small window in front of it you can see the one on this alarm sensor in the picture. The PIR sensor itself comprises two slots. Each slot is made of a material that reacts to changes in Infrared (IR) radiation (just think heat). While the sensor is idle, both slots detect the same amount of IR. This would be the ambient heat i.e. the heat radiated from the walls in a room of course outdoors that could be from an existing object, say a wall and/or the sun. So to cause the sensor to trip or be activated, we just need a change in the IR differential detected by the sensor over the two slots. This could be a warm body like a human or animal that passes by. The sensor would detect these changes as pulses. It is these pulses as a result of changes in heat or IR that activate the sensor.

So why is using PIR's a problem in an Entranceway alert system if they are used so widely in Building Alarm systems

When we install a PIR inside a building as part of a security system we are careful about where we locate it. Because of their sensitivity to heat, we do not point them towards windows or surfaces of a building that are likely to experience significant variations in temperature. When we have a difficult situation where heat changes are difficult to avoid we have to try to add other technologies such as microwave so we are not relying just on variations in heat.

You can imagine given these considerations when using PIR’s internally placing them outside and expecting them to reliably monitor movement through a designated area is fraught with issues. Particularly in the Australian environment when we experience significant changes in temperatures from night to day.

How a PIR works

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