Loop Detectors & Driveway Loops
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Cut-in Loop Installation Diagram
General Loop Info
Technical Loop Info
Trouble Shooting Loops
Overview - Introduction to Loop Detectors & Driveway Loops
Recently thinner loop wire has become available that can be installed in a 1/8" wide slot. This size slot can be made with a Skill saw with 7 1/4" diamond blade. See installation diagram
Loop detectors are used to detect the presence of vehicles. The loop is connected to the detector. Find EMX D-Tek Loop Detector Here
Exit loops are used to open gates to allow a
Self contained probe style detector (bottom left) can only be used as an exit device. They are buried a few inches below the surface beside the driveway.
See installation diagram Find EMX Wand Style Vehicle Detectors Here
Loop Sealant should be used to seal cut in loops. Sealant comes in asphalt and concrete colors. It is best to use a commercial grade sealant verses asphalt in a tube found in hardware stores.
Find Loop Seakant Here