Does your parking gate or bay door keep getting stuck? This wireless tilt detection sensor can help

by Brianna Crandall — February 12, 2020 — Monnit Corporation just announced the release of the ALTA Wireless Tilt Detection Sensor that enhances operational accuracy by tracking the position (pitch) of access barriers, heavy equipment arms and other mission-critical equipment. Example applications include commercial parking gates, warehouse forklifts and loading-bay doors. If the wireless sensor detects abnormal position caused by unauthorized access, stuck machinery, or any other issue, supervisors are instantly alerted.

Monnit's ALTA Tilt Detection Sensor

The ALTA Wireless Tilt Detection Sensor tracks the position (pitch) of access barriers, heavy equipment arms and other mission-critical machines. Image courtesy Monnit

Brad Walters, Monnit CEO, explained:

Remotely monitoring gate arms, bay doors and heavy equipment is valuable for both the public and private sectors. During initial testing, this sensor helped increase security and efficiencies while identifying ailing equipment and protecting valuable assets — including employees.

Stronger security and safer conditions

Monnit’s Tilt Detection Sensor automatically reports, in degrees, when moved beyond configured angles. With a measurement accuracy of 0.5°, the sensor can identify if a boom arm is breached, or a safeguard fails. The US-made sensor can also be configured to monitor raise time or lower time of a parking gate arm, bay door, or other machinery — operators can identify and fix seizing hydraulics or motors before failure.

As an “always watching” device, the battery-powered Tilt Detection Sensor eliminates wiring into existing power systems — simplifying install and increasing reliability. The sensor boasts a battery life of 4+ years (2 AA batteries).

Additional features include:

  • Wireless range: 1,200+ feet non-line-of-sight (through 12+ walls)
  • Security: Encrypt-RF bank-level security on all wireless transmissions
  • Measurement range: 0 to 180°
  • Ease of deployment: Sensors can be set up and monitoring in 15 minutes

Learn more about the ALTA Wireless Tilt Detection Sensor on the Monnit website.

All Monnit Wireless Sensors include free basic iMonnit online sensor monitoring with text and email alerting. For more information on Monnit’s ALTA sensors, gateways and remote monitoring software, visit the Monnit Alta landing page.

Touted as the “Check Engine Light for Business,” Monnit’s self-installed, cost-effective wireless sensors let business owners know when something needs attention. Enterprise and small-and-medium-sized-business customers use Monnit’s 80+ sensor types to remotely monitor variables (including temperature, motion, humidity and vibration) and receive alerts based on user-defined conditions. Monnit says its products are fully tested for use throughout the world — with FCC, CE and IC certifications.