3 weeks ago
Airmax Backbone for Automatic Gates
Used Products
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Location
Pakenham VIC, Australia
Description

Airmax Litebeam AC gen 2 used to provide the internet backbone to the entry to this Farm. The gates are a 3g/4g deadspot due to the drop in elevation (located in a valley). The Ubiquiti wireless link is used to provide a wirless access point and network switch direct access to the clients internet connection. This allows connectivety of the following items;

 

- UHD CCTV camera for vehicle identification using video analytics

- IP Video Intercom for managing guests onto the property via Clients mobile phones

- WiFi Hotspot for clients to use mobile phones at the gate

 

Overall there is throughput of around 200mbps due to less than ideal line of site (light tree branches) however more than adequete for the clients use (up to 7-10 visitors per day).

IMG_3325.jpgEntry Overall

 

IMG_3326.jpgIP Video Intercom and Wireless Link

 

IMG_3328.jpgVideo Intercom Station

 

IMG_4298.jpgCCTV and wireless link

 

IMG_4299.jpgGates Closed

 

 

 

Airmax Backbone for Automatic Gates

by 3 weeks ago

Airmax Litebeam AC gen 2 used to provide the internet backbone to the entry to this Farm. The gates are a 3g/4g deadspot due to the drop in elevation (located in a valley). The Ubiquiti wireless link is used to provide a wirless access point and network switch direct access to the clients internet connection. This allows connectivety of the following items;

 

- UHD CCTV camera for vehicle identification using video analytics

- IP Video Intercom for managing guests onto the property via Clients mobile phones

- WiFi Hotspot for clients to use mobile phones at the gate

 

Overall there is throughput of around 200mbps due to less than ideal line of site (light tree branches) however more than adequete for the clients use (up to 7-10 visitors per day).

IMG_3325.jpgEntry Overall

 

IMG_3326.jpgIP Video Intercom and Wireless Link

 

IMG_3328.jpgVideo Intercom Station

 

IMG_4298.jpgCCTV and wireless link

 

IMG_4299.jpgGates Closed

 

 

 

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Comments
by
2 weeks ago

There is power down at the gate or solar?

by
2 weeks ago

Be surprised if that doesn't get tampered with and the bushes/trees near it will continue to grow.   Why not mount that litebeam higher up on the tree right next to it or put a 2nd post on the other side of these buses to mount it on?

by
2 weeks ago

@demonmaestroyes there is 240v on this one. My previous post was done using solar

 

@scrachaYou have a valid point, however there is a lot not said in the post. The clients have undergone significant landscaping changes since this photo as the location was chosen by them and I highlighted the environmental interference. Up at the residence there is also tree's slightly blocking line of site, these too have been relocated.

The picture also doesnt clearly show the fencing and setback where it is located. This is quite some distance from the main road, in a quite rural area, the camera is also live feed and video analytics - ie, when someone / something approaches the clients are notified. The fencing is also electrified barbed wire - enough to deter the rookies. -- as you can see from my previous posts, I always prefer mounting it as high as practical and on steel posts with protection the whole way to the data cabinet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

by
Monday

Hello, 

 

I'm looking to do a similar project. I have a couple of questions.

First off I run Ubiquiti AP's and Ubiquiti 150W 8 port switch for the house. The gate I want to get a signal to is a straight line of sight,  level ground with no structures or vegetation in the way.  The distance to bridge is 900 feet.

The gate power is a 12V or 24V system that is solar panel feed to keep battery's up.  I am looking at a Nano station or a Nanobeam.  I will power on PoE at the house and I will power the gate one off the battery supply. 

The "BFT WIFI Video Pro II Intercom Kit With Keypad - Pedestal Mount - WIFI-BFT-KPADII" requires 24V DC power. the controller board has a connection spot for an RJ45 or wire punch down.  The gate controller states it runs off of 802.11 2.4ghz WIFI B/G/N, it will not work on "A" or "S" as they are 5G. 

Does my set up sound correct?

Am I missing anything?

What would be preferred nano station or nanobeam? and what model?

 

Thank you 

Scott

by
Tuesday

Hi Scott,

 

I would recommend beefing up the solar input (panel) if you plan to run the wireless PTP, Video Intercom and gate controller as the peaks of thier current draws may be more than it can supply + charge the battery at the same time (remember you need +2/3v to increase charge in a battery). If you see my other story where run the wireless link and 2x cameras along with a router, the solar panel is a 36v 260w inverted to 12v (3x amp input +/-) with 2x 55ah deep cycle batteries. The inverter i used was a victron 75/15 MPPT with battery conditioning charging algorithm inbuilt, configured over bluetooth dongle.

 

You may also need to look at running a switch (could even go un-managed) and some way of producing the WIFI signal at the gate for the gate controller/intercom to connect to (outdoor AP?)

 

I have unfortunately not experienced using a nano-station, however I would assume that a directional PTP such as the Nanobeam (obviosuly this project used litebeam) would be more benfecial and less susceptable to interference over time (changing environments and what not).

 

Have you drawn a wiring circuit and network diagram (i suggest documenting cable length and type for later reference on the network diagram)

 

 

Hope that helps Man Happy there is plenty of guys on here that would have more experience than myself, especially in answering your question about the nanostation.

 

- Dwire