Can my warning beacon system be radar activated by vehicles or cyclists?

This article details the ability for Carmanah warning beacon systems to be radar activated via an add-on kit.

Product applicability

The following products are discussed in this article:

  • E Series: R247-E
  • F Series: R247-F
  • G Series: R247-G
  • MX Series: R247-MX, CHEVRON-MX and WWD-MX

The purpose of the radar detection kit, which can be added as a factory option for new systems, is to trigger a beacon system when vehicles or cyclists reach or exceed a user configurable speed. It can also be configured to trigger the beacon system at any speed to warn incoming vehicles or cyclists as per your application.


Below are a list of some of the applications that a radar activated beacon can be used for:

  • Wrong-way driver 
  • Curve warning system
  • Intersection conflict warning system
  • Cyclist speed calming
  • Rail crossings
  • Trail crossings
  • Industrial/low speed presence detection
  • Various other warning signs

User manual

Please see the link below to download the radar detection kit user manual:

The radar can detect as low as 1 mph/kmh and is configurable for your application.

The radar detection kit requires configuration software for post installation adjustments.

Radar module/mount can tilt and pan to accommodate road curves and grade changes.

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