Emergency Access is Urgent!

As the Platinum Award Winner for the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award “Best Fire & Safety System,” three years running - the SOS (Siren Operated Sensors) Silent fills an urgent need for first responders to access gated communities without stopping or leaving their vehicle to enter a code or to use a key.
As the Platinum Award Winner for the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award “Best Fire & Safety System,” three years running - the SOS (Siren Operated Sensors) Silent fills an urgent need for first responders to access gated communities without stopping or leaving their vehicle to enter a code or to use a key.

As more of us choose to live in gated communities or put a gate on our private residence, it’s increasingly important to support emergency responders with the tools they need to save lives.

Gate codes and key locks are completely outdated, but like your grandpa’s green suede shoes, they’re comfortable… until a crisis hits.

SOS Silent
SOS Silent

The SOS Silent uses the latest technology in Radio-Frequency IDentification (RFID).

Each gate is equipped with an RFID receiver and each emergency vehicle has a RFID puck.

The RFID puck on the vehicle is constantly transmitting a signal. When the vehicle comes into the specified range, the gate opens.

This pure and simple system allows responders to focus on driving and on the emergency ahead without pushing a remote, looking up a code, stopping to use a key or changing the channel on their radio to trigger the gate.

The range at which the gate is opened can be adjusted from 10 to 600 feet to customize each gate entrance.

SOS is saving lives, money and time.

(The Bexar County fire marshal’s office began routine inspections of siren-operated sensors in 2015 after a Defenders investigation revealed problems with how the equipment was being used or not used. Courtesy of KSAT 12 and YouTube. Posted on Apr 6, 2018.)

“l ride with police officers annually to understand our community better from the eyes of the officers,” explained Terry Nall, of the Dunwoody Georgia City Council.

“We have a lot of gated communities and every time we get to a gate the officer pulls up the gate code on their computer.”

In every emergency there is too much at stake to be delayed at the gate. SOS Silent, a competitor in the 2018 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Program, is saving lives, money and time.
In every emergency there is too much at stake to be delayed at the gate. SOS Silent, a competitor in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is saving lives, money and time.

“For various reasons some of the codes in the police computer systems are no longer active; this leads to significant delays. I championed the push to find a better way to access gated communities for our emergency responders.”

“The SOS Silent was exactly what we were looking for.  Soon after the SOS Silent system was installed, I rode along with the first responders to see it in action.”

“It felt like we were the cavalry arriving! The gates were opening before we got to them and we never had to come to a stop to wait on the gate.”

“With the SOS Silent, formerly helpless emergency responders can now ride to save the day!”

“In an emergency, first responders lose precious time entering gated communities,” added Brookhaven, GA Police Chief Gary Yandura.

“Each development has a different protocol for access, and unmanned entrances become a real hinderance for immediate response.”

SOS Silent Tag
SOS Silent Tag

“In an emergency, a few extra minutes can be the difference between life and death.  We now have the SOS Silent and are saving more lives and property than before.”

As the Platinum winner for the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award “Best Fire & Safety System,” three years running – the SOS Silent fills an urgent need today.

It is horrible that people have died because responders could not get through a gate.

Don’t lock out the cavalry any longer!  There’s no reason for gates which were installed to protect, to delay emergency responders any longer.

The original SOS sensor started opening gates in 1984 for emergency vehicles, using the sound of the “YELP” siren as the trigger to open the gate.

SOS (Siren Operated Systems) President, McKay Lundgren, accepting the company's 2019 'ASTORS' Platinum Award at the Awards Banquet at ISC East.
SOS (Siren Operated Systems) President, McKay Lundgren, accepting the company’s 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Platinum Award at the Awards Banquet at ISC East.

With over 30,000 sensors sold since bringing this break-through technology to the gate industry, “It is very satisfying to know that we are saving lives and property every day,“ states SOS president, McKay Lundgren.

“We set the standard for emergency access and now, with the SOS Silent, we have reduced response times even further.”

You can get more information on the SOS Silent at www.sosgate.com.

SOS Takes Platinum in 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program 

2019 'ASTORS' Awards Program Banquet Luncheon
2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program Banquet Luncheon

Siren Operated Sensors

  • Best Fire & Safety System

  • SOS Silent

  • SOS Silent is an Emergency Gate Access Systems that enables first responders to gain access to gated communities in an emergency.

  • SOS Silent requires No stopping, No getting out of the vehicle, No codes to remember, No remotes to push, No keys to lose, and No cost to the municipalities. SOS Silent is saving lives, money and time.

(See a Siren Operated Sensor (SOS) in Action! Courtesy of SOS, discountfencesupply and YouTube)

  • *Siren Operated Systems is also a Winner for the Third Consecutive Year in the Annual ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program.

Enter today to Compete in the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland SecurityAwards at https://americansecuritytoday.com/ast-awards/.

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The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is specifically designed to honor distinguished government and vendor solutions that deliver enhanced value, benefit and intelligence to end users in a variety of government, homeland security and public safety vertical markets.

The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program highlighting the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions coming onto the market today, to ensure our readers have the information they need to stay ahead of the competition, and keep our Nation safe – one facility, street, and city at a time.

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The 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program surpassed expectations with a record number of nominations received from industry leaders and government agencies, and drew over 200 attendees to the ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Banquet – an exclusive gourmet luncheon and networking opportunity which filled to capacity, before having to turn away late registrants.

The ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon featured an impassioned and compelling keynote address by William (Bill) Bratton, former police commissioner of the NYPD twice, the BPD, and former chief of the LAPD, on the history of policing in America and the evolution of critical communication capabilities in our post 9/11 landscape.

The event featured an impassioned and compelling keynote address by William J. Bratton, former police commissioner of the New York Police Department (NYPD) twice, the Boston Police Department (BPD), and former chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), as he walked attendees through 50 years of American policing history, the impacts on the communities, and the evolution of critical communication capabilities in our post 9/11 landscape.

Commissioner Bratton, one of the world’s most respected and trusted experts on risk and security issues and Executive Chairman of Teneo Risk a global advisory firm, was recognized as the ‘2019 ‘ASTORS’ Person of the Year’ for his Lifetime of Dedication and Extraordinary Leadership in Homeland Security and Public Safety.

Why the ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program?

2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East

American Security Today’s comprehensive Annual Homeland Security Awards Program is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of physical, IT, port security, law enforcement, and first responders, in acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’

Over 200 distinguished guests representing Federal, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Firms, gathered from across North America, Europe and the Middle East to be honored among their peers in their respective fields which included: 

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The traditional security marketplace has long been covered by a host of publications putting forward the old school basics to what is Today – a fast changing security landscape.

The traditional security marketplace has long been covered by a host of publications putting forward the old school basics to what is Today – a fast changing security landscape.

American Security Today is uniquely focused on the broader Homeland Security & Public Safety marketplace with over 75,000 readers at the Federal, State and local levels of government as well as firms allied to government.

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AST puts forward the Largest and Most Qualified Circulation in Government with Over 75,000 readers on the Federal, State and Local levels.

The AST Digital Publications is distributed to over 75,000 qualified government and homeland security professionals in federal, state and local levels.

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AST Reaches both Private & Public Experts, essential to meeting these new challenges.

Today’s new generation of public safety and security experts need real-time knowledge to deal with domestic and international terrorism, lone wolf attacks, unprecedented urban violence, shifts in society, culture and media bias – making it increasingly difficult for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Military and Private Security Professionals to implement coordinated security measures to ensure national security and improve public safety.

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These experts are from Government at the federal, state and local level as well as from private firms allied to government.

AST provides a full plate of topics in our AST Monthly Magazine Editions, AST Website and AST Daily News Alerts, covering 23 Vital Sectors such as Access Control, Perimeter Protection, Video Surveillance/Analytics, Airport Security, Border Security, CBRNE Detection, Border Security, Ports, Cybersecurity, Networking Security, Encryption, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Campus Security, Security Services, Corporate Facilities, and Emergency Response among others.

AST has Expanded readership into integral Critical Infrastructure audiences such as Protection of Nuclear Facilities, Water Plants & Dams, Bridges & Tunnels, and other potential targets of terrorism.

Other areas of concern include Transportation Hubs, Public Assemblies, Government Facilities, Sporting & Concert Stadiums, our Nation’s Schools & Universities, and Commercial Business Destinations – all enticing targets due to the large number of persons and resources clustered together.

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