3D LiDAR Sensors and Laser sensor technology

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lidar precision sensors

Red Sensors is an award-winning innovative technology company that develops laser scanning, Precision Laser and custom 3D lidar sensor & vision systems, for use in markets including Surveying, Mapping, Industrial, Robot and Automotive

Bespoke Design


RedSensors is an award winning innovative technology company developing standard, Precision Laser and custom sensor systems, for use in Surveying, Mapping, Industrial, Robot and Automotive markets.

Our Lidar has a novel construction which ensures that it is highly robust, as it has few moving parts and can be manufactured at a highly competitive price.

Red Sensors 2D/3D Lidar Precision Laser Systems

Our Laser and Laser scanning Systems generate high precision up to 3mm (rms)  range measurements 
The Lidar interface to a host computer via a 100MB or 1GB ethernet link. Our Lidar systems are designed to serve multiple applications in the fields of surveying, mapping robotics, automation and security.

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Know more about Lidar

Lidar is a sensor that measures the distance to a target by illuminating the target with laser light and measuring the reflected pulses with appropriate data acquisition electronics. To form an image, multiple beams of light can be rotated with the corresponding receiver and data acquisition circuitry, so generating the point cloud data.  Alternatively single beam can be swept across the scene at very high speed.


A Highly accurate 2D Lidar for surveying and mapping 


Using a fibre laser with 3.6mm dia beam with 0.77mrad divergence to achieve range resolution of <3mm(rms).  With rotation speed of up to 100rev/sec and 800k samples per sec.


The fibre laser provides a very high definition image where other Lidar on the market blur small features

Coral Lidar Features

connector includes,  power, Ethernet and Synchronisation Signals

CORAL 3D Lidar

A hand held 3D lidar used for surveying and mapping

Combined with camera and rotor Coral provides the one of the most accurate and high definition handheld 3D lidar sensors on the market.

RUBY 3D Lidar

An 8 beam 3D Lidar with No moving electronics for 3D high resolution images with 360° visibility.

3D LiDAR Sensors and Laser sensor technology

Ruby 3D Lidar Features

Precision Laser & Laser scanning


We are a highly-skilled group of entrepreneurial engineers, we have worked across diverse markets ranging from marine positioning to factory automation and people tracking. Our common expertise is applying electronic technology to determine the location of things and people through sensing the surroundings.

We have successfully devised, produced, and supplied high-quality solutions to companies large and small, including standard products and bespoke variations for specific customer requirements.

Our extensive experience helps us to understand customer requirements and work with them to ensure goals are met in a timely and cost-effective manner. We have developed sensing products for the automotive, forklift truck, and marine markets. With our expertise and our network of consultants and suppliers in lasers, optics, high-speed electronics, and software our small team has proved that they can rapidly design new get them into the market.

3D LiDAR Sensors and Smart Laser sensor
Managing Director


Ian co-founder of this Organization with the aim of bringing novel 3D electro-optical sensing solutions to a wide range of industries. Ian originally carried out his Ph.D. research in the early days of wind turbines for power generation which nowadays are making a significant contribution to our electricity needs.

For much of his career, he has worked in the field of optical and laser measurement sensors for a variety of different applications. These include ultra-high precision optical metrology for the automotive industry and semi-conductor industries, laser navigation sensors for AGVs and vessel position sensing in the marine sector.

Ian is a multi-disciplinary engineer and is the primary inventor on several patents in the field of electro-optics and laser metrology.

He has worked at a technical and director level in the Guidance group of companies, two of which have been successfully sold to larger groups. An exit after the most recent sale led to the opportunity to set up Red Sensors.


John has a track record of successfully developing a series of technology companies over 25 years.

He started the Guidance group, initially working in the robot vehicle market. John then identified a potential opportunity to supply laser position reference sensors into the marine market.  This opportunity led to the development of Guidance Marine, which grew to a company with over 100 employees, and offices in the UK, USA, and Singapore.

Once the marine business was established, John moved to a new group company Guidance Monitoring, working in the Offender Monitoring market. Guidance Monitoring’s product was bespoke body-worn tracking devices used to report an offender’s compliance to court-imposed restrictions.  Applications included the safeguard of survivors of domestic abuse through home detention and tracking.

Having sold Guidance Monitoring to G4S, John then worked as Chief Technology Officer in G4S from 2012 to 2017. This role included the commercial and technical directorship of the national French Offender Monitoring contract which was successfully renewed before he left in 2017 after co-founding Red Sensors.


John co-founded Red Sensors
Business Development Director
Technical Director


Dave has a Ph.D. in Optical Sensor Modelling, followed by over 16 years of direct engineering experience. Extensive knowledge of sensor data fusion, from mathematical algorithm development and sensor model building in Matlab and other offline tools to implementation on embedded platforms, to hardware testing and database design.

He has been instrumental in leading a number of optical and other sensor projects.

For the past fifteen years, the focus of these projects has been navigation and sensing, primarily for autonomy.

Dave has successfully led project teams of engineers (software, mechanical and electronic) to identify customers’ needs, developing and implementing practical engineering solutions.

Dave brings a wealth of experience to this Sensors company and is leading on the sensor modelling and interfacing activity.


we won innovate UK award for its novel low cost, high performance, Precision Laser and 3D LiDAR solution

Innovate UK

Innovate UK – Emerging and Enabling Technologies Round 1 – Winner

The lack of a reliable low-cost Precision Laser and  3D Lidar with 360° scanning capabilities, has restricted the widespread adoption of this critical 3D mapping and tracking technology.

The Innovate UK Award recognizes our winning design which provides a solution to the challenges facing the sensor industry by providing a low cost, reliable, 360° real-time multi-beam scanning solution for use in multiple markets.

Jobs Red sensors


The company is growing, so, if you have skills well aligned to the business and technology, please send us your CV to jobs@redsensors.com, so we can contact you when the right vacancy appears.

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Leicester Office

Red Sensors Ltd
75 Exploration Drive,

 0116 3412017

Bristol Office

Red Sensors Ltd
16 Alma Road,

0771 184 9689

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