Radar speed sign – the radar to secure roads
Unlike what one might think, a radar speed sign has nothing to do with a repressive radar that verbalizes over-speeding. On the contrary, it allows motorists to be alerted of their speed, which is sometimes excessive. Thus, if drivers exceed the maximum authorized speed, they will be informed in real time. These radars are generally placed in sensitive areas or areas frequented by vulnerable road users, such as at the entrance to an urban area, near a school or even at a dangerous intersection.
Why install a radar speed sign?
As you will have understood, the purpose of a radar speed sign is to make road users aware of the speed at which they are driving. Much more effective than a static traffic sign, the radar speed sign limits speeding by making everyone aware of it when approaching sensitive areas.
Very easy to handle and requiring no maintenance, they make it possible to manage road safety around dangerous areas. Thanks to a radar allowing the detection of vehicles beyond 200m, each driver can then adapt his speed.
How does the solar radar speed sign work?
Icoms Detections developed two types of solar-powered speed signs: the I-SAFE 1 and the I-SAFE 2. These two radars act as signposts with a dual purpose: displaying vehicle speeds and displaying text or image messages. In addition, these speed radars use pictograms and tricolor numbers, which ensures high visibility. Therefore, these types of speed radars are effective in preventing road accidents and informing drivers of their current speed.
The I-SAFE 1 and the I-SAFE 2 can be both equipped with a solar power kit to ensure continuous operation. The I-SAFE solar radar speed sign has the same functionality as the original, but with some additional benefits.
Indeed, thanks to its photovoltaic cells, this radar captures the sun’s rays and transforms the energy into direct current. It is then completely autonomous and does not need to be recharged.
The various advantages of the solar radar speed sign
The Icoms Detections solar radar speed sign presents the same advantages as the traditional one. Therefore, it can display speeding violations when configured with maximum allowed speeds. Thus, the solar radar speed sign helps regulate the speed on the road network and inform road users of their current speed. However, its main advantage lies in its autonomy. Indeed, the solar option allows it to operate completely autonomously. This radar encourages drivers to reduce their speed and respect the speed limits, without the need for regular recharging.
Therefore, this radar reduces the number of speeding violations. It thus improves pedestrian safety and reduces the number of fatal accidents on road networks, while being powered by a renewable energy source.
The price of the solar radar speed sign will depend on the model chosen (I-SAFE 1 and I-SAFE 2). To know the price of the solar radar speed sign, please contact us.
What are the characteristics of the I-SAFE?
As soon as a car approaches an I-SAFE radar speed sign, the latter will display, alternately, up to 3 messages of your choice. For example, the first message can show the speed with digits of 39cm height. This allows the message to be seen at a great distance. You also have the possibility to customize the displayed texts, such as “Have a nice trip” or “Slow down!”. Finally, you can choose from a wide library of pictograms.
The message can be displayed in red, orange or green. This allows to reinforce the impact of the message to the motorists.
Finally, our I-SAFE radar speed signs can collect data on road traffic. In addition, neither the weather nor the temperature affects it. Therefore, regardless of the weather conditions, you can trust it to improve the safety on roads.
Do radar speed signs act as a speed trap?
Unlike a speed camera, a radar speed sign does not penalise a motorist who exceeds the speed limit. Indeed, its primary aim is to make drivers aware that they are no longer respecting the traffic laws. By displaying their actual speed in red if the limit is exceeded, motorists are encouraged to slow down. If you drive within the speed limit, the radar will display your speed in green. Some radar speed signs may also display, below the speed, the number of driving licence points lost or the amount of the fine for speeding. This is merely a preventive measure to encourage the driver to change his or her behaviour.
How to install a radar speed sign?
If you have just purchased an Icoms Detections radar speed sign to regulate and analyse the speed of motorists in urban areas, you can install it in the zone that suits you best. Indeed, the installation is simpler than that of a fixed speed camera. In addition, the I-SAFE comes with a complete starter kit and the necessary mounting hardware. All you have to do is mount the device on a pole using the two hooks on the back. If you have chosen the solar panel option, you will also find the appropriate kit and explanations on how to plug the solar panel. Without solar panel, your radar speed sign can also run on a rechargeable battery or on street lighting.
What are the steps involved in installing a solar radar speed sign?
At Icoms Detections, we offer you an eco-friendly and easy-to-install solution to tackle road safety issues. Indeed, the installation of your solar radar speed sign requires few steps and can be done quickly. In addition, our solar radar can be mounted just like a regular road sign, at the location of your choice.
Here are the steps involved in installing a solar radar speed sign:
- Install the panel in the desired location;
- Attach the positioning slats;
- Install the mast support and hang the upper part of the solar panel;
- Test the installation.
What is the price of the I-SAFE?
The I-SAFE has many features that vary depending on the power system you choose. In addition, the options you add will also affect the final price of the device. Therefore, to get the best quote together with further information, please fill in our contact form.
Icoms Detections also manufactures other products for road traffic management such as traffic counters, bicycle counters and sensors for traffic light management, to name a few examples.