Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the advantage of a preformed loop over a regular loop?
A. Patriot Detection Preformed loops are guaranteed for 15 years

Q. Can Patriot Detection loops be paved-over and cut-in?
A. Yes

Q. Does wire size matter as to the performance of the loop?
A. Contrary to popular belief, wire size does NOT influence the amount of MicroHenries

Q. What different shapes of preformed loops does Patriot offer?
A. Squares, Rounds, Quadrapoles, Rectangles, Chevrons and Bicycle Loops

Q. What is the difference between a quadrapole and a rectangular loop?
A. Quadraplole loops have a more dense field closer to the pavement and are therefore very well suited to detect bicycles and motorcycles

Q. What is the life-span of a Patriot Detection preformed loop?
A. Patriot loops are guaranteed for fifteen years

Q. What is the life-span of a regular cut-in loop?
A. This depends on the conditions of the pavement, the initial installation process, the quality of the slot sealant. However, the average life span of a regular cut-in loop ranges from 3 months to 4 years.

Q. How long does it take to install a Patriot Detection pave-over loop?
A. Depending on size and lead-in, anywhere from 2 to 10 minutes

Q. Does it take longer to cut a preformed loop into the pavement?
A. The installation time of a pre-formed loop is faster than a conventional loop

Q. My loops do not pickup (motor)cycles. Can this be fixed?
A. Yes, by replacing the existing loops with quadrapole loops or bicycle loops