BEA’s LZR-Microscan Automatic Swing-Door Sensor

Sensor provides advanced safety with time-of-flight technology and UL Listing

Pittsburgh, Pa. (January 13, 2014) – The new LZR-Microscan door-mounted sensor provides increased safety for swing doors. The standalone sensor uses laser-based time-of-flight technology to create self-adapting detection zones that instantly adjust to a door’s position; from completely closed to completely open and all points between.

The LZR microscan automatic swing door sensor from BEA.

The LZR microscan automatic swing door sensor from BEA.

The LZR-Microscan’s laser-based time-of-flight technology also helps eliminate nuisance detections that commonly affect other swing door safety sensors. Stack pressure, bunched carpet, stray leaves, snow and other environmental elements will not interfere with the sensor’s performance.

The LZR-Microscan is the only automatic swing door safety sensor on the market to be listed by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) as a supplementary entrapment detection device. Additionally, the system combines overhead and door-mounted presence detection that exceeds ANSI 156.10 requirements, further qualifying it as one of the safest swing door sensors available.

The LZR-Microscan is extremely easy-to-install, setup and operate.  This provides an added benefit to door manufacturers, installers and technicians, who will spend less time on-site and receive fewer callbacks.

A truly plug-and-play system, the LZR-Microscan is a one-size-fits-all safety sensor requiring only four installation parameters for standard setup.  These parameter selections are made on the LED screen of a centralized hub, and the actual sensor requires no physical adjustments.

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New LZR Microscan Automatic Swing Door Sensor from BEA

Laser-based technology eliminates false activations commonly found in competing sensors

Pittsburgh, Pa. (September 18, 2013) – The new LZR microscan from BEA is the first automatic swing door sensor for pedestrian doors to use laser-based time of flight (TOF) technology for detection and activation. The sensor is immune to ground disturbances and other environmental factors that cause false activations in similar infrared-based technologies.

The LZR microscan automatic swing door sensor from BEA.

The LZR microscan automatic swing door sensor from BEA.

The LZR microscan combines technology from BEA’s proven Bodyguard and Superscan sensors to safely operate swing doors. The door mounted sensor exceeds ANSI 156.10 standards, and joins the BEA IXIO-DT1 for sliding doors as the first automatic door sensors to pass rigorous UL listing requirements. The LZR microscan requires less installation, setup and service time while providing increased reliability and safety.

 

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BEA Promotes Tim Chiappetta to Director of Sales and Diversification

Chiappetta to manage recently expanded sales team

Pittsburgh, Pa. (June 19, 2013) – Accommodating its recent growth, automatic door activation and safety sensor specialist BEA has expanded its sales force and announced Tim Chiappetta as Director of Sales and Diversification. In his new role, Chiappetta will focus on the industrial and security segments while managing the new eight-person sales team.

Chiappetta held several sales positions before he joined BEA in 2004. Since then, he has held roles in sales, management and architecture working with customers in the pedestrian, industrial and security markets. Chiappetta holds a Master of Business Administration from Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, Pa.) and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Ohio University (Athens, Ohio).

BEA also announces the following additions to its outside sales department: Jeffrey Hochstrate (National Sales Manager, Security Division), Ben Snell (Industrial Outside Sales, Southeast), Crystal Parmley (Outside Sales, Western and Northwest), David Mariotti (Outside Sales, Mid-South) and Nick Kotum (Outside Sales, Eastern and Northeastern U.S. and Eastern Canada). New appointments to the inside sales force include: Jaime Butia (Inside Sales, Central), Marie Dyer (Inside Sales, Eastern U.S. and Canada) and Katie Kaufman (Pedestrian Market Inside Sales, National).

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New Touch-Free Door Activation Plate from BEA

Magic Switch 21 provides hygienic operation of automatic doors

Pittsburgh, Pa. (April 22, 2013) – The new Magic Switch 21 (MS21) from BEA is a stainless steel, corrosion free activation plate that offers safe and sanitary operation of automatic doors. The MS21 initiates the opening cycle of a door with the wave of a user’s hand, requiring no physical contact.

The new MS21 hands-free activation plate from BEA.

The new MS21 hands-free activation plate from BEA.

The MS21 is designed for use in hospitals, healthcare facilities, educational institutions and other organizations requiring easy access points that limit the spread of germs and other cross-contaminants. The device is available in both wireless and hardwired versions, and features a backlit LED ring (hardwired only) for easy identification in poorly lit areas.

The MS21 uses capacitive sensing technology to trigger activations. An adjustable sensing zone can be modified from zero out to four inches, depending on conditions. Both wireless and hardwired versions include a sound indicator to denote activation, which can be turned on and off. The sensor’s low profile reduces the potential for damage caused by passing carts or other equipment. A tamper-resistant design conceals all visible access points, locking the activation plate in place with two set screws. Internal components are protected by a NEMA 4 rated enclosure that is resistant to moisture, cleaning agents and other potentially damaging contaminants.

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Dual Technology Door Sensor from BEA Maximizes Safety and Energy Efficiency

IXIO-DT1 eliminates false activations due to weather conditions

Pittsburgh, Pa. (October 17, 2012) – BEA’s new IXIO-DT1 sensor manages pedestrian traffic through automatic sliding doors while reducing energy costs and maximizing safety. The sensor uses radar and infrared technology to provide activation and safety presence detection for linear, telescopic and curved pedestrian sliding doors.

The new IXIO-DT1 automatic sliding door detector from BEA.

The new IXIO-DT1 automatic sliding door detector from BEA.

IXIO-DT1 uses a unidirectional sensing capability that reduces the duration of the door’s hold-open time. Two rows of 24 high-density infrared spots form two protective curtains, which create a safety zone that prevents the door from closing on any person that lingers in the doorway.

Users can customize settings on the IXIO-DT1 with an easy-to-use LED display. A highly visible four-beam alignment system allows correct position of the sensor’s safety zone, ensuring proper doorway coverage. The sensor uses BEA’s “Intelli-Tracking +” feature to eliminate false activations due to weather conditions, allowing energy-saving operation in all environments.

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BEA Security Door Detectors and Locks at 2012 IML Expo

Pittsburgh, Pa. (April 4, 2012) – BEA will display its R2e-100 (Request To Exit) and Delayed Egress Maglock security door systems at the 2012 Intermountain Lock and Supply (IML) Expo. The show takes place on June 22, 2012 at the Mile High Stadium Sports Authority Field (Denver, Colo.).

BEA’s R2e-100 (bottom) and Delayed Egress Maglock at the 2012 IML Expo.

BEA’s R2e-100 (bottom) and Delayed Egress Maglock at the 2012 IML Expo.

The R2e-100 security door detector provides a high level of protection for access control applications. It mounts above a secure door and uses an active focused infrared detection field that stops at the door hardware. This eliminates unauthorized entry by sliding objects underneath the door from the other side.

BEA’s Delayed Egress Maglock is a code compliant electromagnetic lock for single outward swinging perimeter doors. A built-in sensor detects when pressure is applied to the door. The system sounds an alarm and will unlock after a predetermined period of pressure on the door. The lock has a holding force tolerance of up to 1200 lbs.

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EDPS Improves Functionality of Swing Door Systems

Universal sensor reduces service calls

Pittsburgh, Pa. (January 27, 2012) – BEA’s Enhanced Door Position System (EDPS) uses advanced gyroscope technology to reduce the problems normally associated with automatic swinging doors.

BEA’s EDPS system for automatic swinging doors.

BEA’s EDPS system for automatic swinging doors.

The EDPS is universal to all swing doors, new or retrofit. Its MEMS (micro-electro mechanical systems) gyroscope distinguishes irregular operation caused by stack pressure, manual push operation or objects blocking the door from fully closing. The EDPS ignores these deviations from normal operation, eliminating the need for service calls to recalibrate the sensor.

The system works on AC, DC, PWM, pneumatic and hydraulic operators. The EDPS hub uses a basic two button and display routine for easy programming, and features ten programmable operation modes and eight troubleshooting functions to simply installation and maintenance.

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BEA’s New IS40XL Industrial Door Sensor for Lower Mounting Heights

Sensor features wider activation zone for mounting heights between 6.5 and 11.5 feet

Pittsburgh, Pa. (January 26, 2012) – BEA’s new IS40XL sensor for automatic industrial doors uses active infrared and microwave technologies cooperatively to provide accurate presence and motion detection on new or existing doors. The overhead mounted sensor replaces labor-intensive induction loops and is intended for use on shorter doors.

BEA’s IS40XL sensor for industrial automatic doors.

BEA’s IS40XL sensor for industrial automatic doors.

The IS40XL (extra low mounting) is designed to achieve a wider activation zone for mounting heights between 6.5 and 11.5 feet. It also offers a shallower activation zone depth, often times critical for smaller doors or confined spaces. The sensor is immune to subtle door vibrations and environmental conditions, allowing for safe and efficient operation.

The XL is the newest addition to BEA’s IS40 series of industrial automatic door sensors. The standard IS40 can be mounted on doors from 8 to 16 feet high, and uses up to 40 spots of infrared in order to provide presence detection. The IS40P is designed for applications requiring only presence detection. It comes equipped with nine pre-programmed pattern configurations and various learn time settings for maximum compatibility. All IS40 versions have been developed within NEMA 4 rated enclosures.

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New BEA Electric Strikes Increase Access Control for Secure Doors

Three models available to fit most door frames with little or no cutting

Pittsburgh, Pa. (December 6, 2011) – BEA’s new line of electric strikes for secure doors improves user control over granting access permissions. The Rim Exit, No Cut and Universal Cylindrical strikes are designed to work in a wide variety of applications, allowing remote operation of the door’s locking latch.

The Rim Exit, No Cut and Universal Cylindrical electric strikes from BEA Inc.

The Rim Exit, No Cut and Universal Cylindrical electric strikes from BEA Inc.

Electric strikes replace the traditional fixed strike faceplate on a secure door. Depending on the application, electric strikes can be set to a “fail locked” or “fail unlocked” configuration, so that activating the strike will either unlock or lock the door.

The Rim Exit surface mounted electric strike eliminates door frame cutting and is compatible with most doors using major rim exit devices. The No Cut Cylindrical Strike fits perfectly into a standard ANSI door frame, and works with all cylindrical lock brands with a ½” latch projection. BEA’s Universal Cylindrical Strike is an all-in-one kit that includes the three most commonly used modular face plates for hollow metal, aluminum and wooden door frame types.

BEA’s electric strikes are designed to promote even load distribution in the event of a forced entry. Each model is UL/ULC listed for up to 1500 lbs of static strength and includes a reinforced housing to eliminate twisting in case of imperfect door frames. BEA’s electric strikes are operated using 12-24V AC/DC for maximum compatibility.

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BEA R2E-100 for Controlled Operation of Secure Doors

Detector increases security by eliminating false detections

Pittsburgh, Pa. (November 7, 2011) – The BEA R2e-100 (Request To Exit) security door detector is designed for access control applications where a high level of protection is required. The detector mounts above a secure door, allowing authorized personnel to exit as needed while ensuring the door remains locked at all other times.

The BEA R2e-100 detector provides security for access control applications.

The BEA R2e-100 detector provides security for access control applications.

The R2e-100 uses active focused infrared detection to provide a known detection area, unaffected by thermal changes. The detection area stops at the door hardware, making it impossible to gain entry by sliding objects underneath the door from the other side. The detector uses parallel traffic rejection to eliminate false detections and any resulting attempts to gain entry by unauthorized personnel.

The R2e-100 is customizable to fit users’ needs, with an adjustable relay hold time between zero and 60 seconds, and multiple relocking modes for any timed or door position conditions. The detector has three auxiliary inputs for a push button or other request to exit device, a card reader or other request to enter device, and a door position switch.

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