Preco Electronics releases PreView Sentry

Object detection system is designed to enhance heavy-duty equipment safety.

September 29, 2016

Preco Electronics, Boise, Idaho, a leader in heavy-duty collision mitigation, has released its newest object detection system, PreView Sentry.

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), approximately 75 percent of struck-by fatalities involve heavy equipment. Preco says it aims to significantly reduce the incidence and severity of heavy-duty equipment accidents by developing reliable safety solutions.

“PreView Sentry is the world’s most flexible and comprehensive object detection solution on the market today,” says Jim Bean, CEO and president of PRECO. “We have spent the last 17 years developing radar-based object detection systems. Sentry represents the next generation of collision mitigation technology. We built Sentry with an eye to the future, anticipating applications such as vehicle automation, sensor fusion and system integrations, including telematics and data logging.”

Sentry has a fully adjustable detection zone, with the ability to detect objects from the face of the radar up to 98 feet (30 meters), and the width of the detection zone is adjustable to fit almost all vehicle types, Preco says.

Sentry is designed to accurately identify the location and velocity of up to 16 people or objects simultaneously and to withstand the harsh environments encountered by heavy-duty equipment. It also features built-in fail-safe alerts that notify the operator of radar blockage or communication issues.

“Companies around with world have come to rely on PRECO and our collision mitigation systems to provide their operators with technology that enables them to work safely and efficiently,” says Tom Loutzenheiser, vice president of business development at Preco. “PreView Sentry was developed to reduce heavy-duty equipment accidents with the ultimate goal of saving lives.”

PreView Sentry is available from Preco Electronics as well as from authorized Preco distributors and partners.