The BA-440 BAi Barcode Reader is the most compact, full featured barcode reader for outdoor use in parking access, Vehicle Access Control and Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI) systems. Combining advanced laser technology with the proven DualBeam design pioneered by Barcode Automation, inc. the BA-440 BAi Barcode Reader offers the best performance, reliability, and cost-effectiveness available. View Product Page
BA-440 BAi Barcode Reader Details
The BA-440 BAi Barcode Reader is the most modern, state-of-the-art device for Vehicle Access Control, parking access control and AVI (Automatic Vehicle Identification) systems. The unit is immune to interference or glare from the Sun as well as radio frequency interference from cell phones, radio antennas, power lines and microwave towers. BA-440’s primary purpose is identifying vehicles for access to gated properties, parking lots and building gate access . A BAi barcode decal is applied to authorized vehicles making them part of the access control system. Then, when a vehicle wants to enter the property it drives past the BA-440 BAi Barcode Reader which will automatically read it for authorization. A properly positioned BA-440 BAi barcode reader is guaranteed to read decals up to 25 mph at a distance of up to 6 ft. It communicates with industry standard 26 bit Wiegand, or can work with either RS232 serial port or USB port. It does not read photocopies, photographs, or digital reproductions of barcode labels. Features include modular construction, quick disconnects, and built-in tools for fast and easy servicing. Diagnostics are easily accessed using a laptop with either a RS232 serial port or USB port. Housed in a durable aluminum enclosure, the BA-440 BAi Barcode Reader operates around the clock, easing the workload of gatekeepers and security personnel. The only regular maintenance requirement is to clean the optics and interior twice per year. The BA-440 BAi Barcode Reader is an excellent choice to monitor or control access to Gated Communities, Private Parking Lots, Schools, Universities, Hospitals, Airports, Toll Bridges, etc.
LASER VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION is the technology used by (BAi) Barcode Automation, inc. on these readers. The BA-440 Bai Barcode Reader identifies BAi decals traveling up to 25mph using laser technology. This is the most reliable and affordable solution for hands-free access control at gated communities, high rises, employee parking and other controlled access sites.
Positioning your BA-440 Bai Barcode Reader
The BA-440 BAi Barcode Reader gets installed on the side of the road leading up to a gate or barrier arm. We recommend positioning the Reader one and a half car lengths before the gate. Most important is ensuring that vehicles have space to pass it entirely before having to stop. The speed and convenience is primarily determined by the type of barrier in use. A slow moving barrier such as a swing gate or roll-up may require vehicles to completely stop; while a high speed barrier arm can allow vehicles to travel through at the full 25 mph.
The BA-440 BAi barcode should be installed roughly 2’ from where vehicles will be driving to allow a useful field of view. At 2’ the lasers go from 36” above the ground to 65” above the ground. Our small decals are guaranteed to be read 6’ away. We also manufacture large decals that are guaranteed to be read 12’ away. The large decals are for large commercial trucks and RVs
Laser Safety Considerations
The BA-440 BAi Barcode Reader is a Class II laser product, which means that it emits less than 1mw² of laser power when operating. Class II laser devices cannot cause eye damage unless viewed directly for an extended period of time or with magnifiers, binoculars, or telescopes. Intentional extended staring at any laser light can be hazardous and may cause injury to the eye.
BAi Barcode Decals
BAi Barcode Decals or Stickers are your key to automatic vehicle identification. There are no embedded electronics or RF ID trackers in our decals. Each decal has a unique number so you know exactly which vehicle enters. Our decals are available in 30 unique color combinations. For most applications, our black on black decal (seen above) is ideal. In addition, decals can be sold to vendors or service providers who need regular access, which generates revenue.
• Decals once properly applied cannot be lost, shared or stolen.
• 30 color combinations of decals available.
• You may customize decals with additional text or graphics.
• Larger decals available for campers, buses, and other oversized vehicles. Extends range to 12’.
• Temporary handheld decals available for loaner vehicles.