An open gate on an elevated mezzanine level is a serious safety concern that could result in an employee falling and sustaining severe injury, including broken bones, lacerations or even death. For every elevated application where an open gate situation could occur, an early warning device such as Wildeck’s EdgeAlert Open Gate Alarm system could prevent such accidents. When properly installed, the alarm will signal an open gate condition with a highly visible flashing light and a loud audible alarm.
The alarm is easy to operate and can be installed on new or existing swing gates, slide gates, tilt gates or scissor gates. It includes a 120-Vac plug-in power supply and can also be powered by four long life alkaline “D” cell batteries, which are not included with the device. A provided Single-Pole, Single-Throw, 30-V, 2-A, 60-W relay output connects to other alarms or safety controls. A dual-channel processor system is self-monitoring and will display a “fault” signal if a sensor or wiring problem is detected.
For maximum visibility at elevated and ground levels, amber-colored LED lights are located on the front and back of the alarm enclosure. When a gate is used for daily activities, workers may choose to silence the alarm for 120 seconds by pressing the “Snooze/Acknowledge” button. Once an open gate has been closed and secured, users can reset the alarm by pressing the “Snooze/Acknowledge” button, or simply opt for the automatic reset mode.
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