Orlaco RadarEye Increases Safety with Sight and Sound Detection

Orlaco, Echo Boy, Ontario, has developed the RadarEye radar unit to be used in conjunction with its camera- monitor systems. By combining this sight solution with an active signaling system, RadarEye offers additional safety and efficiency.


The operator of a vehicle should be able to detect humans, machines and other objects while performing many operations to do the job safely. A camera-monitor system assists the driver to obtain a maximum view around the machine or vehicle. The RadarEye complements the camera-monitor system by emitting audible tones should someone or something appear in close proximity to the vehicle.


After the RadarEye sounds an audible alarm, it then selects and activates the required camera. This is presented on the monitor by showing an overlay of a green, yellow, and red signal zones. The audible urgency increases as the person or object moves through to the red zone. Everything that appears within this zone is brought into sight to prevent personal injury and or material damage.


RadarEye is integrated with the vision solution. The radar unit and the camera(s) can be programmed and configured through the monitor. The detection radius is adjustable from 6.5 to 65.5 ft. and is divided into five equal zones. The operator can view the monitor to confirm the radar unit is working properly. A signal will show when a defect appears.


The radar unit is not influenced by the environment, such as snow, rain, mud, and/or temperature changes. They are also water, shock, and vibration resistant. The reaction response time of these robust units is fast, and because every application is unique, the operator can program the sensitivity in the monitor.