Product Highlights

Jan. 9, 2006
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XCONTROL2 — an airport security system that uses video and microwave motion technologies to monitor airport exits for possible security breaches is launched by ADT Security Services Inc., a unit of Tyco Fire & Security. The system is designed to help target intruders attempting to bypass airport security checkpoints by going the wrong way through airport exits or by throwing weapons or other objects to an accomplice waiting on the other side. The system has been installed at Dulles International Airport and is being tested at several other major airports across the country. The XControl2 system is an exit portal featuring an archway design that is flexible enough to be installed within a wide variety of site parameters. The system is designed to feature both a warning zone and an alarm zone. When an infraction is spotted, the system erupts with flashing lights and signage and broadcasts an audible alarm warning that a security breach has occurred. Simultaneously, video surveillance cameras provide live and recorded video to airport police, giving them instantaneous access to the suspect’s image;

SAFETY APPAREL — for airlines and FBOs is available from Transportation Safety Apparel. Offering ANSI 107-1099 compliant safety wear jackets, vests, tees, and rain suits. Available in high-visibility lime and orange. All items can be personalized;

ELECTRICALOPS™ PRO — a GPS/GIS based tool that allows airfield inspectors to follow a route on an in-cab computer and touch any light/sign on the screen to flag it for repair, replacement, work order, etc., is available from Eagle Integrated Solutions. The data on identified issues, the location, and any attached history are all stored on a common database for easy retrieval and analysis;

THE FAIL-SAFE™ — a drive-thru spill containment berm, is available from Basic Concepts, Inc. Designed to provide the protection required by the EPA while allowing maximum flexibility, the berm can be relocated as demands change. Based on the company’s patented QuickBerm, used at over 200 military facilities in compliance with SPCC 40 CFR Part 112. Other features include: single piece construction; made of XR-5 material; 8 to 10 years life expectancy; custom sizes and features available;