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​Backsense® Radar

Brigade’s Backsense® radar sensor systems are designed to detect people and objects in harsh conditions. They detect both stationary and moving objects, providing the driver with an in-cab audible and visual warning.

Radar Sensor Systems 

Industries such as mining, quarrying, agriculture, construction and waste all use huge machines and plant equipment, which by their very nature pose a danger if they are not managed safely.

Compatible Vehicles

Blind spots tend to be much larger on these applications and include the rear, nearside and also the front, especially with elevated driver positions. Terrains are harsher, vehicles are exposed to the elements more aggressively whilst thick dust and night time conditions all decrease visibility further.

  • Helps prevent collisions
  • Reduces accidents and fatalities
  • Narrow beam pattern to minimise false warnings
  • Meets Health and Safety requirements
  • Saves collision damage cost and downtime
  • Saves on third party claims
  • Can trigger other safety equipment
  • Resilient in tough conditions
  • Suitable for on-road and off-road
  • 5 stage audible and visual display

Meeting safety requirements

The ISO 5006 standard for earthmoving equipment addresses the problem of blind spots around a vehicle and states that the operator must be able to “see around the machine to enable proper, effective and safe operation.” 

Camera monitor systems provide this to some extent, but in difficult environmental conditions a range of complementary devices are vital to give visual and audible operator warnings. Backsense® works effectively in harsh environments and in poor visibility including darkness, smoke and fog.


Example of fixed zones.

For more information on which pulsed radar download is for you download the brochure.

How to Buy

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