Which Vehicle Sensor is Best for You?

Which Vehicle Sensor is Best for You?

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Ghost Controls® gate opener accessories offer a number of features that make controlling your gate easy, convenient, and reliable. With a combination of wired and wireless vehicle sensor technologies, your swing gate operator system will work fluidly and quickly in order to make entering and exiting easy.

The easiest way to open your gate is with our AXXV and AXWV vehicle sensors, which are buried in the ground near your gate and sense metallic objects that come within the 10-foot range, automatically opening your gate. While they are a peak of convenience for entering in a vehicle, these two sister products also have distinct features between the two of them. Here’s what to consider before investing in a vehicle sensor for your single or dual gate opener.

AXXV Wired Vehicle Sensor

The AXXV line of wired vehicle sensors are buried 12-18” underground and connect directly to your control box through a set of wires, which should typically run underground for a significant distance as well. The benefits of choosing a wired connection when it comes to vehicle sensors is that you are using a dependable source of activation for your control box that will not be obstructed by anything on the surface.

Additionally, the AXXV line comes in a 55-foot100-foot, and 250-foot variant, meaning you can choose how far you bury your sensor from your electric driveway gate.

You can purchase the 100-foot and 250-foot AXXV line of vehicle sensors for an added price in exchange for this longer wire length, or if you require a heavier duty setup for your driveway single swing gate to begin opening sooner.

Wired Vehicle Sensor with 55 ft. Cable - AXXV

Wired Vehicle Sensor with 55 ft. Cable - AXXV


The GHOST CONTROLS Wired Vehicle Sensor senses a moving vehicle and automatically trigger the gate system to open.  Bury cable 12-18" underground next to driveway. Does not require a battery because it obtains power from system. Additional models are also available… read more

AXWV Wireless Vehicle Sensor

Our AXWV wireless vehicle sensors connect to your control box by a wireless signal that uses an already programmed remote transmitter to sync with your system. By burying the sensor and sticking the attached transmitter above the ground, you can establish an easy connection to your box.

A wireless vehicle sensor may be for you if you don't want to run a physical wire to your control box. The AXWV also comes at a lower price point than its wired variant, and will provide the user a 100-foot range of dependable usage.

The AXWV is ideal for a more convenience-oriented installation, but has the hindrance of only a 100-foot range and requires two C batteries, not included.

Wireless Vehicle Sensor - AXWV

Wireless Vehicle Sensor - AXWV


The GHOST CONTROLS Wireless Vehicle Sensor senses a moving vehicle and automatically triggers the gate system to open.  Bury cable 12-18" underground next to driveway. Requires two C batteries, not included Requires working and programmed Ghost Controls remote transmitter (AXP1,… read more

Important Considerations

Regardless of which type of vehicle sensor you intend to use, the limitations of vehicle sensors should be considered. These sensors will detect any large piece of metal within their range and trigger your gate’s open and close mechanism, even when that metal is not in the form of a car or truck.

If your sensor is too close to a nearby road, large passing vehicles may be able to trigger the remote gate opener. Similarly, any animal wearing enough metal, such as a collar or even horseshoes. This is why Ghost Controls® does not recommend the AXXV and AXWV sensors to customers that own free roaming livestock.

Every wireless Ghost Controls® accessory is offered pre programmed for an added fee. For more information on our PRAX No Hassle Setup, click here.

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