BBC Bircher Smart Access - Products for acces control

BBC Bircher Smart Access, based in Beringen, Switzerland, is the sensor specialist for automatic doors and gates, public transport and industry.

BBC Bircher Smart Access stands for comfort and safety in a rapidly growing automation world. Comfort products are products that contribute to the process in an unobtrusive manner. They bring more movement than just fences and doors. They detect everything that comes to them, removes them or comes along. Even with a fire alarm or with slow-moving people, these products are always reliable.

Safety products prevent people or cars from being injured or damaged by dangerous scissors and closing edges. Pressure-sensitive or contact-free they immediately give the crucial command to a control module.


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Electrical safety edges

Electrical safety edges are used for securing machine bottlenecks, automatic sliding gates, doors and access systems. In our workshop we make customized tailor-made switch strips. We do this on the basis of different profiles, lengths and cable lengths. 

Products BBC Bircher Smart Access

The BBC Bircher Smart Access EPE040/067A0J is the intermediate switching edge in the CoverLine series. BBC Bircher Smart Access EPE016/026A0T and EPE016/026J2T are two switch strips from the S-Line series. Switching edges for roller doors, sectional doors or up-and-over doors can switch electrically or pneumatically. Air pressure is used in pneumatic circuits. Read more about electrical safety switch strips.


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Safety edges - Electrical safety switch strips - BBC Bircher Smart Access
Wireless transmission system - RFGate 3 - BBC Bircher Smart Access

Wireless transmission system for doors and gates

For safety reasons, doors and gates must always open and close quickly. This places high demands on the safety equipment of the gate or gate and therefore also on signal transmission through tactile sensor technology.

RFGate 3

The RFGate 3 with safety category 3 is self-monitoring and therefore makes the connection of a test output unnecessary. A big advantage for installers, because commissioning is a lot easier and there is less chance of errors. Due to the shift of the safety function from the control to the transfer system, RFGate 3 meets the highest safety level PLd. Read more about the RFGate 3 from BBC Bircher Smart Access.


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Safety mats and pressure mats - BBC Bircher Smart Access

Safety mats are used for the detection of people or objects on a defined surface. With machine safety it often happens that other safety components are not applicable and the use of a safety mat is the only solution.

Different shapes, sizes and colors

Safety mats come in different colors and sizes. You can choose from four different colors: yellow, orange, gray or black. You can also determine yourself which type of stud structure you want. Read more about switch mats and safety mats.


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Safety mats and pressure mats - BBC Bircher Smart Access
ExpertSystem XL - Safety edges - BBC Bircher Smart Access

Modular safety edge for door and gates applications

The ExpertSystem XL series of safety edges by BBC Bircher Smart Access is a modular switch system for door and gate applications. The safety switch strips are designed to react quickly with a slight deformation and to follow a maximum trajectory, thanks to the innocative profile cross-section. Thanks to the innovative system structure, mounting the ExpertSystem XL safety profiles takes hardly any time.

Suitable for rotating doors and double folding gates

Thanks to a short switching distance of 3 mm and a cleverly designed cross-section, the ExpertSystem XL safety profiles switch at a force of approximately 35 N. The long, smooth overflow provided by the edges minimizes the impact time of the force passed through the door or gate panel is being produced. Read more about the ExpertSystem XL series of safety lists.


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Wireless signal transmission system - Expertsystem XRF

Doors are becoming ever faster and security requirements are becoming ever stricter. This places ever greater demands on the security of access doors and therefore on signal transmission through tactile sensor technology. BBC Bircher Smart Access developed a security system which combines two security categories in ééone device.

Highest possible security level

With the ExpertSystem XRF you always and automatically reach the highest possible safety level (category 2 with test signal by the control system and category 3 without test signal). Does the control system have an integrated test system? Then ExpertSystem takes over the test signal and the system is monitored according to safety category 2, PLc. Read more about Wireless signal override - Expertsystem XRF.


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Wireless signal transmission system - Expertsystem XRF
Radar movement detector - Herkules 2E - BBC Bircher Smart Access

Radar movement detector - Herkules 2E

The Herkules 2E radar movement detector from BBC Bircher Smart Access is specially designed for industrial door use. The Herkules 2E is the successor of the Herkules 2. The Herkules 2E has two new functions: two completely independently programmable outputs and an additional setting when leaving the door: pulse output. Read more about Herkules 2E. 

Features Herkules 2E:

  • Quick and easy installation
  • Two completely independent programmable outputs
  • Mounting height range of 2 to 7 m covered by one sensor
  • Differentiation between pedestrian and/or vehicle traffic
  • Detects traffic moving toward and away from the door
  • Cross-traffic optimisation prevents unwanted opening


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Herkules 2e - Microwave motion detector

Proaccess vehicle detection sensor for barriers and gates - BBC Bicher Smart Access

Vehicle detection sensor for barriers and gates

ProAccess is a vehicle detection sensor for barriers and gates from BBC Bircher Smart Access. The vehicle detection sensor provides the solution where loop detectors cannot be applied. The detection sensor is mounted half a meter above the ground and is therefore easy to install and accessible for maintenance.

The sensor has a range of 5,5 meters and is equipped with built-in heating in an IP65 sealing case. This makes the vehicle detection sensor suitable for use in cold and wet environments, both outdoors and indoors.


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Cleanswitch - Hygienic and contactless switching - BBC Bircher Smart Access

Hygienic and contactless switching - Cleanswitch

Specially developed for use in areas with strict hygiene requirements, the CleanSwitch from BBC Bircher Smart Access. The switch activates access points without having to touch the switch and thus prevents the spread of pathogens. Read more about CleanSwitch


The variable detection zone can be set between 0.1 and 0.5 meters. CleanSwitch offers two detection modes: the pulse mode with waste delay switches when movement is detected and returns the detector to its original status after a set period of time. In the on / off function, CleanSwitch changes its status every time a hand movement is detected. The CleanSwitch is also available with new options. New options are a black front cover, a wall seal and a surface-mounted box. Read more about the new options of the CleanSwitch.


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Air pressure switches - BBC Bircher Smart Access

Air pressure switches switch based on pressure wave technology. Air pressure switches are used with (pneumatic) switch strips, profiles, pushbuttons, push boxes and contact thresholds for automatic doors, gates and barriers.

Pneumatic switches

Air pressure switches are equipped with a valve opening. Atmospheric temperatures and pressure fluctuations can thus be compensated. Thanks to the simplicity of the pneumatic switches, they are insensitive to malfunctions and external influences. Read more about air pressure switches.


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Air pressure switch DW40 - BBC Bircher Smart Access
Proloop Lite - BBC Bircher Smart Access

Loop derection with ProLoop Lite - BBC Bircher Smart Access

Loop detection is used to automatically open barriers and industrial gates, for example. At the moment that a vehicle is detected, the loop detector ensures smooth passage. The Proloop 2 from BBC Bircher Smart Access can be used for loop detection. This loop detector offers many possibilities and is very efficient when it can be used optimally. Read more about loop detection with ProLoop Lite.


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Loop detectors - BBC Bircher Smart Access

A detection loop is an induction loop made of copper wire. A magnetic field is created by connecting the detection loop to a control unit. A vehicle disrupts this signal and is picked up by the detection loop. A control unit for a detection loop provides the signal whereby access barriers, industrial doors and site fencing can be opened.

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Loop detectors - BBC Bircher Smart Access
Sliding door - BBC Bircher Smart Access

Securing an automatic sliding door

Many people pass through a door in hospitals, schools, airports or shopping centres. A logical solution in this situation would be to install an automated sliding door. How do you ensure that these sliding doors can be used efficiently and safely?

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Opening and closing industrial doors safely

Nowadays, everyone using industrial doors, uses technology. This technology can be utilised in many different ways. By combining radars, sensors, loop detectors and safety switch strips for optimal access control.

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Industrial doors - BBC Bircher Smart Access
Sliding gates components - Application example - BBC Bircher Smart Access

Automatic operations of sliding gates

Do you wish to fence off the site with one or more sliding gates? Passing vehicles must be granted as easy access as possible. Loop detectors analyse induction loops installed in the ground and detect an approaching vehicle on time. Assembling safety switch strips on the closing edges assures the safety of man and vehicle. BBC Bircher Smart Access offers activation and safety units that ensure seamless operation of your site fencing.

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Products for parking systems

Parking systems make use of access barriers or retractable bollards. You can rely on rapid and safe activation of your parking system with BBC Bircher Smart Access loop detectors. Obstacles and barriers are easy to secure with safety switch strips.

Loop detectors recognise each metal vehicle within their detection range and pass that signal on to the switching device. Thanks to ASB, off-road vehicles and truck-and-trailer combinations can be detected reliably and without disruption. An ASB function enables you to regulate the loop detector in such a way that vehicles that normally speaking cause problems can easily be detected. Trucks and cars with trailer have a dead zone, the area between vehicle and trailer, that is difficult to detect. The ASB function enables you to regulate the loop detector in such a way that vehicle combinations can be detected easily.

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Parking systems - BBC Bircher Smart Access
Sliding gate components - BBC Bircher Smart Access

Application examples BBC Bircher Smart Access