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BEA’s Bodyguard-T is an overhead presence sensor designed for pedestrian automatic doors.

The Bodyguard-T provides threshold protection during the door open state. It is designed to prevent a closed door from opening and an open door from closing when a person is in the detection zone.

The sensor is easy to install and adjustments can be made by using the BEA remote control


Overhead presence sensor

Versatile sensor can be used on single swing, simultaneous pair, dual egress and folding doors when coupled with an interface / lockout device

Customized detection

Separate pattern width, depth and sensitivity for open and closed door states for maximum flexibility

Standards compliant

Fully monitored internally, capable of external monitoring

Visible LED

Visible LED indicates monitoring connection between sensor and door control

Table of specifications


Active Infrared


Detection Mode



Installation Height

Variable 108 in max (9 ft)
recommended 78 in – 96 in (6.5 ft – 8 ft)


Mounting Angles
Bodyguard Only
With Bodymount

5°, 10° ( factory default setting: 5° )
0°, 5°, 10°


Power Supply

12 – 24 VAC / VDC ±10%



50 – 60 Hz


Maximum Contact Voltage
Maximum Contact Current
Maximum Power Supply

60 VDC / 125 VAC
1 A
30 W (DC), 60 VA (AC)


Relay Hold Time

0.5 – 9 s


Operating Temperature

−22 °F – 140 °F



Immune to electrical and radio frequency interference



48 in (4 ft) - 6-conductor cable



1 lb 11 oz



11.8 in (W) × 1.9 in (H) × 1.9 in (D)



Aluminum & ABS plastic



Black anodized aluminum


* To use the Bodyguard-T sensor with unmonitored door controls that supply AC voltage or unfiltered DC voltage, the Rectifier Module (Part # 20.5411) must be used with the sensor to disable the monitoring function.

  • bodyguard

    Header mounted safety sensor

Frequently asked questions

Why is the BODYGUARD LED flashing red and I can’t access it with the remote?

Monitoring is not wired correctly. Monitoring wires must be powered with DC voltage, observing polarity.


I just replaced an old BODYGUARD with a new BODYGUARD-T, why is the LED flashing red?

The harness must also be replaced.  Use the 10-pin connector and apply DC voltage to the monitoring wires, observing polarity.


Why isn’t the BODYGUARD working on a BESAM SW200 control with the PNP harness?

The harness may be reversed.  Observe “CONTROL” and “BODYGUARD” ends of the harness.  Enable monitoring on the control.


I cut off the connector of the BODYGUARD harness and hard-wired it to the green connector, why is it not working?

You must use the 10-pin connector, you cannot hard-wire.


Why is the BODYGUARD LED flashing orange?

F1 is set to “1” and the BODYGUARD is “new style data”.  Set F1 to “2”.


Why does the BODYGUARD keep recycling the door?

Most likely, the EAGLE is recycling the door, not the BODYGUARD.  Unplug the BODYGUARD to verify this.


I just installed a BODYGUARD and SUPERSCANs.  Why is the BODYGUARD in detection when the door is closed?

The BODYGUARD is detecting the top of the SUPERSCANs.  You need to install a BODYMOUNT.


Why does the BODYGUARD repeatedly re-learn the environment with each door position?

Perform a “”door close”” setup with the door fully closed.  Press UNLOCK > MAGIC WAND > 1 on the remote control.  The BODYGUARD should blink green.

If the BODYGUARD blinks green, perform a “”door open”” setup with the door fully open.  Press UNLOCK > MAGIC WAND > 2 on the remote control.  The BODYGAURD should blink green.

If at any point, the BODYGUARD does not blink green, you have bad data.  Most likely, the issue will be in the LO21.   Check the motor wires from the LO21, and the data wires (polarity sensitive) from the LO21 to the BODYGUARD.

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