Parabeam Standard | Two and Four Zone Base Receiver

Product Highlights
  • Monitors 1 or 2 zones (ie: entrance-ways)
  • 500m maximum range (300 – 400m typical)
  • Perfect for rural and commercial installations
  • 3 Year Warranty, including Batteries
Basic Overview

® Standard is our high performance wireless ‘Standard’ gate alarm that sounds an alert in your home whenever a visitor drives or walks through its detection beam.  It uses a proper photo-electric beam, making it more immune to false alarms than PIR based systems.  Never miss a customer or intruder again.

The ® Standard Gate Alarm is hand assembled in New Zealand and designed to operate in sub-zero temperatures as reliably as the penetrating heat of the Australian outback.

The beam-set may be installed as a home ‘driveway alarm’ or across wider areas, protecting fuel storage tanks and implement sheds for example.

The detection beam itself can span up to 40m of open ground (35m ideal).  The wireless operating range for our Standard Gate Alarm between the Beam-set and Base Receiver is typically between 300-400m.  Range is affected by obstacles, and can extend as far as 500m in perfect conditions, or be limited to 120m if the site is challenging. (such as dense native bush) Antennas can be added to boost range 2-5 times depending on the type of antenna.

See our ® Extended if you require our best range gate alarm, or the ® Lite if you require a residential gate alarm.

Two-way Radio Supervision and On-board Diagnostics (displayed on Base Receiver) are features alarm installers routinely expect on wireless equipment – we haven’t seen these appear on any other gate alarm yet.

Our ® Standard Gate Alarm is compatible with our Pocket Beeper*, POCSAG Pager*, Text Message Module* and easily interfaces with Alarm Panels.

(* optional extras, sold separately).

This kit includes:
  • 700-FSK Two or Four Zone Base Receiver
  • 700-FSK Beam-set(s)
  • A Solar Panel for each Beam Unit
  • A 3.6v Rechargeable Battery pack for each Beam Unit
  • 12V Power Adapter for each Base Receiver
  • Mounting Brackets for Beam-sets and solar panels
Detailed Overview

The ® 700-FSK Base Receiver sounds an alarm whenever any enrolled beam-set beam is interrupted.  The sound of the alarm differs for each activated Beam-set(s) or zone.

The Two-zone Receiver has a fixed volume control.  Other devices (or an alarm panel) interface with the Base Receiver via terminal blocks located on the back of the enclosure.  Located next to these terminal blocks is a Beam-set battery connector.  In the event a battery from the Beam-set needs to be re-charged quickly, it can be plugged into this battery connector.  N.B. Batteries should normally not require charging, if you find Low Battery warnings are being experienced, first inspect your solar panels for any cable faults, positioning or soiling then please contact us for further assistance.
The Four-zone Receiver has adjustable volume and tone, as well as the ability to mute volumes and switch off output connections.

Each Base Receiver comes with its own antenna and is powered with a supplied 12V Power Adapter.


The ® 700-FSK Beam-set is designed to monitor driveways or open ground with its precise invisible infra-red beam.

The beam-set is made up of two small Beam Units, installed directly opposite each other.  An infra-red beam is transmitted from one and received by the other.  Whenever the beam is broken, one Beam Unit sends an RF signal to the Base Receiver, alerting to the arrival of a person or vehicle.

The Beam-set is powered by internal rechargeable batteries which are kept charged via small mountable solar panels.


Each Beam-set comes with two solar panels.  These solar panels are designed to keep the Beam-set batteries charged, even in year-round overcast conditions.

Our solar panels have been treated specifically to withstand salt spray and harsh UV rays which New Zealand experiences due to the depletion of the ozone layer.

Base ReceiverTwo-ZoneFour-Zone
Two-way Radio SupervisionYESYES
On-board DiagnosticsYESYES
Maximum Number Of Supported Beam-Sets24
Volume Adjustment IncrementsNONE – Fixed VolumeYes – 4 Volume levels
Power Requirements12V DC12V DC
Dimensions – MillimetresW65 | L100 | H30W75 | L119 | H30
Warranty3 Years3 Years
Beam Set 
Type of BeamActive Photo-electric Infra-red
Maximum Beam Width40m
Maximum Operating Range between Beam-set and Base Receiver500m
Modulation TypeGaussian Frequency Shift Keying (GFSK)
Radio Frequency458.550 MHz Band (Country Specific)
RF Output Power80 mW
Average Power Consumption per Beam Unit10 mW
Battery Voltage3.6V (charges to 4.2V approx.)
Weather Resistance
  • Poly-Carbonate, IP66 rated Enclosure
  • Fully weather-proof
  • Ant-proof
Dimensions – MillimetresW48 | D45 | H60
Warranty3 Years
Solar Panels 
Voltage Output7.0Voc @ 700mW
Dimensions – MillimetresW120 | D60
Warranty3 Years