OPTEX's Intelligent Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) sensor is the core of a new solution that helps protect endangered elephants in Mount Kenya National Park.
The second Kenyan mountain established Africa's largest mountain and established a UNESCO-protected national park to protect the mountain. The mountain peak is a water tower in the surrounding area. Its forest reserves and surrounding areas provide shelter for a large number of wildlife, among which the population of wild flora and fauna is large. There are an estimated 2,500 elephants.
Despite their large numbers, these animals have been threatened by poachers. Geographic changes in the area and the proliferation of agricultural farms have also led to more clashes between people and elephants. When elephants tried to re-enter the park, the elephants damaged the fences and property of these farms.  Nairobi-based security fence solution provider Instarect Limited was commissioned by the Kenya Kenya Trust (Mount Kenya Trust), a non-profit organization that designs and installs forest and wildlife conservation projects in Kenya and Kenya The new elephant access control system is a "corridor" of three elephants. The design of the corridor not only protects the elephants, but also allows them to re-enter the park safely and reliably without causing any damage to the fence or farmland. Instarect selected OPTEX's smart RLS-2020 LIDAR sensor as part of the project.
Used in conjunction with the installed new solar gate and CCTV camera, the detection range of the RLS-2020 sensor is 20x20m. Detect elephants as they approach and automatically open doors for them. The sensors have been programmed to only detect elephants and will not turn on for smaller animals or humans.
When the elephant triggers the door to be opened, the authorized park ranger will be notified via SMS immediately, and then the CCTV camera can check on their phone to see if the entire elephant herd has safely re-entered the park. The ranger then sends an SMS to close the gate.
Ebrahim Nyali, security solution designer at Instarect Limited, said the new system worked well: "Elephants are very smart and have quickly adapted to these new gates. They learned to wait for the gates to open and let them re-enter the park. Get in. "
Masaya Kida, Managing Director of OPTEX EMEA, said that the REDSCAN RLS-2020 series offers enhanced detection capabilities, and can easily integrate any video security solution even in the most challenging environments:" These sensors It has been carefully designed to create custom inspection areas and set various target sizes. This flexibility allows it to be used in many different and sometimes unusual applications.
"We are pleased to be selected with Instarect Collaborating on this important project, we are pleased and proud that our leading sensor technology is helping to protect elephants and reduce human and animal conflicts around Mount Mote. Kenya National Park. "