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Motion Sensor
Goal Post

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Protection & Detection for Overhead Doors

Ideal Shield’s Motion Sensor Goal Post Guardrail is an elite vertical guardrail system featuring a BEA motion sensor on the horizontal crossbar to detect forklifts near overhead doors or loading dock doors. 

The Goal Post Guardrail system is made of 6” steel posts and 4” schedule 40 steel pipe crossbar, sleeved in HDPE plastic. Other finishes include Galvanized, Bare, or Primed Pipe Finish. The system was designed to be as easy to install as possible as it arrives in three sections and requires no welding, sanding, or painting. Core-in or base plate install options available. 

The BEA motion sensors are indoor/outdoor sensors designed especially for warning indications on automatic industrial doors and vehicle gates. We offer two different types of sensors. The sensors are available in two different types (motion sensor and presence detector) and four different styles with different detection zone ranges and capabilities. 

Sensor Options with Detection Zone Ranges

Falcon – 13′ x 16′ @ 16′ 

Falcon XL – 13′ x 6 1/2′ @ 8 1/5′ 

Falcon Wide – 30′ x 11′ @ 21′ 

IS40P – 10′ x 10′ @ max 16′ 

Along with the sensors, we can offer Extension Wiring for installation and Remote Controls to allow users to operate and adjust the system from the ground. 

Looking to add more to your Motion Sensor Goal Post? Add Installation Embed Spools to improve cold storage installations, Guardrail Wings to extend protection, and/or Heavy-Duty Base Plates to improve protection. 

Need custom configurations for the Goal Posts? No problem. Our team can custom design your Goal Posts to fit your exact protection needs and facility floor plan. 

Eliminate costly door repairs and improve the loading dock process at any distribution center, manufacturing facility, clean room, or cold storage facility with Ideal Shield’s Motion Sensor Goal Post Guardrail. 

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Product Details

Goal Post:
Pipe post: 6″ diameter, schedule 40 pipe sleeved in HPDE plastic
Pipe rails: 4″ schedule 40 pipe sleeved in HPDE plastic
Standard Heights: 8', 10', 12', 14', 16'
Standard Widths: 8', 10', 12', 14', 16'
Standard Base Plate: 12"x 12"x 3/4"
Falcon: 13' x 16' @ 16'
Falcon XL: 13' x 6 1/2' @ 8 1/5'
Falcon Wide: 30' x 11' @ 21' 
IS40P: 10' x 10' @ max 16'

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Forklift Protection High or Low

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The Falcon sensors are motion sensors that will open the door when a forklift or any other large object is operating in the detection zone. This style is more suited for cold storage facilities and high-speed doors that can only be open for a short time period. The IS40P sensor is a presence detector that will open the door when a forklift or any other large object is inside the detection zone. No movement necessary to keep the door open. This style is more suited for truck bays and loading dock doors that need to remain open for an extended time.
We offer three different Falcon sensor options for your Goal Post Guardrail: The Falcon features a 13' x 16' Detection Zone at 16' height. The Falcon XL features a 13' x 6 1/2' Detection Zone at 8 1/5' height. The Falcon Wide features a 30' x 11' Detection Zone at 21' height. The IS40P features a 10' x 10' Detection Zone at max 16' height.
The Falcon sensor set up will be fabricated into the goal post. The sensor itself will be packaged on its own for your team to attach. Electrical wiring and detection zone setup can be discussed with your sales person.
Ideal Shield Goal post systems can be installed with surface mounted base plates or can be cored into your facility's concrete (recommended).
Ideal Shield recommends a 24” core depth for our Goalpost applications if applicable.
No, the 4” schedule 40 crossbar is fits in the 6” schedule 40 upright and is secured by drawing out a set screw on each side, preventing the piece from coming apart while allowing it to absorb multiple impacts.
The Base Plated Goal Post is designed to withstand forklift hits at 4-6 mph; Core-in Goal Post is designed to withstand hits at 8 mph.
We use a no-weld process which allows the guardrail to disperse energy upon impact, creating a stronger, more durable guardrail. Once assembled, the posts and base plates will tighten into place and be stable for contact.
Yes. In those cases we usually use a 12” x 12” base plate with a short 6” core or just a 12’ x 12’ base plate if you cannot core into the cement. We also offer Embedded Spools that can ease this install process.
Ideal Shield’s Goal Posts ship in 3 separate pieces which save you money shipping costs.
Base plate size is 3/4” x 12”x 12” – the can also be cored and the recommended core length is 24”.
7” Round Steel Floor Sleeves x the depth at least 24”.
Inside dimension.
Core drill a 10” hole x the depth.
We recommend a 3/4” x 12 x 12 base plate with a 6” core-in.
We recommend 3/4” x 6 1/4”.

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