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Orbit Communications introduce the BodyGuard proximity alert system for better risk management in the workplace

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article image The BodyGuard proximity alert system includes a vehicle unit and a small TAG device worn by personnel

The BodyGuard proximity alert system from Orbit Communications  provides warehousing and logistics centres with an effective risk management solution where forklifts and personnel working in close proximity.

The BodyGuard proximity alert system sets up an invisible proximity detection zone around the vehicle equipped with the BodyGuard unit. Whenever another vehicle or a person carrying the small BodyGuard TAG device is detected within the proximity detection zone an audible and visual alarm is activated to warn the vehicle operator that something or someone is in close proximity and there may be a risk of collision.

The proximity alert system alarm deactivates automatically when the detected object is no longer within the proximity detection zone.

Benefits and features of the BodyGuard proximity alert system include:

  • lowers the risk of collision by alerting drivers to potential hazards
  • increases the effectiveness of existing safety and risk management systems
  • proximity detection and alert zones are user programmable from around 3m to over 100m
  • multiple proximity detector units can be installed on a larger vehicles for front and rear detection
  • suitable for 12 and 24V vehicle electrical systems 
  • rugged IP66 rated weatherproof enclosure suitable for outdoor use
  • built-in data logging of all proximity alert events to provide an 'audit trail' 
  • remote configuration using PDA or laptop computer 
  • three year manufacturer's warranty.
Suitable applications for the BodyGuard proximity alert system include, but are not limited to:
  • warehouses and other logistic centres (forklifts, personnel, work areas)
  • gantry cranes at freight terminals and other loading areas 
  • spotting in front of vehicles (at forestry and shipping docks etc.) 
  • front-end loaders
  • small excavators and forklifts on construction sites
  • indoor gantry cranes for processing plants
  • haul road truck, utility vehicles and personnel at open-cut mines; and 
  • truck mounted cranes (to prevent the operator being hit by the boom).

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