SmartGRATE 2017-12-12T14:37:43+00:00

LightLOC’s alarmed SmartGrates are a proven security technology for culverts, culvert-covers, pipes and other unattended openings that might otherwise create vulnerability in a perimeter defense system. SmartGrates are insensitive to vibration or environmental factors such as water flow or wind. Therefore, the incidence of false alarms is reduced to virtually zero. Years of service in the industry have proven LightLOC’s effectiveness as a security solution. LightLOC SmartGrates provide advanced and superior intrusion detection through the use of fiber optic nerve fibers embedded within the grating.

No electrical power is required at the actual SmartGrate location – a beam of light sent from a remote processor unit is the only thing flowing through the grates. Furthermore, the LightLOC Express processor is 100% CYBER-PROOF.

LightLOC SmartGrates are expertly engineered to supply the highest level of uncompromised roadside security for our armed forces at home and overseas and are equipped for immediate deployment.

  • SmartGRATE is a grate fabricated of steel tubing, laced with optical fiber for the protection of underground pathways. A miniature laser illuminates the fiber and any attempt to cut, penetrate or remove the grate can be detected by the fiber from as far away as 20km.
  • The grates can be fabricated in almost any shape and size needed for a specific application.

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SmartGrate, along with all other LightLOC products, was designed to be a zero-false-alarm solution. SmartGrate and its monitoring system will not sound an alarm unless the grate is in the process of or has been breached. Water flow, debris, wind, wildlife, and all other expected sources of movement at a grate location will not trigger an alarm.
SmartGrate is custom engineered and fabricated to meet the needs of each customer site. In addition to overall size, the grate openings (bar spacing) can be of any size necessary.
The SmartGRATEs were designed to fit onto headwalls with the following pipe sizes: 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, and 48 inch diameters.
No, SmartGRATEs can be custom-designed to fit a customer site requirements.
Yes, our LightLOC monitoring systems can be integrated to existing alarms via hard contacts or through software gateways.
SmartGRATE, along with all other LightLOC products, was designed to be a zero-false-alarm solution. SmartGRATE and its monitoring system will not sound an alarm unless the grate is in the process of or has been breached. Water flow, debris, wind, wildlife, and all other expected sources of movement at a grate location will not trigger an alarm.
Mild steel or stainless steel is used to build the SmartGRATE depending on whether it will be exposed to a dry or wet environment. They can also be powder-coated or galvanized to extend their life.

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Competitive Comparison:

An alarmed, welded steel tubing security grating structure securing underground pathways from unauthorized entry:

  • Optical nerve fibers are woven throughout the structure providing intrusion sensitivity.
  • Detects intrusion attempts without false alarms normally associated with water flow, vibration, debris or wildlife
  • Tamper resistant mounting hardware for added security
  • Optional feature provides the ability to remove the grate for maintenance and cleaning (removal does cause an alarm)

Welded rebar or flat steel grating screwed to piping. Sometime alarmed with fence sensor wire.

  • False alarms prevalent with water movement
  • Maintenance and cleaning are difficult

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