GHOST CONTROLS® Photo Eyes

While most GHOST CONTROLS® automatic gate opener installations utilize SafeForce® leading-edge technology for entrapment protection, some customers choose to install additional devices with their system. Non-contact photo eyes, while not required by SafeForce®, are sometimes desired by customers and can be installed in one of two ways: as a hardwired input or as a monitored safety device. Choosing between the two options will determine how you connect the sensors to your automatic gate controller and how the system will operate.

AXPE Monitored-Buy Now AXPS Standard-Buy Now

AXPE Monitored Photo Eye Kit

When the GHOST CONTROLS® gate system controller is switched to Monitored mode

  • Only GHOST CONTROLS® AXPE Photo Eye Kits can be connected to the Monitored Safety inputs of the gate controller and utilized in the installation or your system will not function properly
  • Two pairs of photo eyes must be used in single gate installations or your gate will not function in this mode
  • Three pairs of photo eyes must be used in dual gate installations or your gate will not function in this mode

AXPS Standard Photo Eye Kit

When the GHOST CONTROLS® gate system controller is switched to SafeForce® mode

  • Photo eyes act as either close or open reverse, which triggers the gate to reverse if the beam is broken
  • Ghost Controls AXPS Standard Photo Eye Kits can be utilized in this mode
  • One, two, or three pairs (dual gate systems) of photo eyes can be installed
  • Many brands of outdoor photo eyes can be connected to the Hardwired Inputs of the gate controller

Application Notes

  • Use of Monitored or Standard Photo Eyes requires that your system is using our AC Transformer to maintain a charged battery.  You cannot use Solar Power with Photo Eyes in your installation.
  • Each AXPE Kit or AXPS Kit includes two photo eyes in each kit
  • These eyes are both powered (not reflective style) and must trenched in order provide wired power to both eyes.  This is an important point to consider if you are installing a single gate opener and do not wish to trench across your driveway.
  • Maintenance of outdoor photo eyes will be required on a routine basis to ensure successful operation including
    • Removing grass, weeds, ant hills, or shrubbery that might block the eyes
    • Checking for rodent or insect damage
    • Maintaining proper alignment during after stormy weather, windy conditions, or seasonal changes