Siren-Operated Sensors (SOS), a Platinum Award Winner in Three Consecutive ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Programs, is pleased to announce the company’s newest product has been nominated to compete in the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program.
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.
Gates will open automatically when emergency response vehicles come within range.
Open gates quickly and silently to ensure first responders can get to community members in need with no life-threatening delays.
SOS Makes ALL Gates 911 Accessible
SOS Emergency Gate Access Systems allow first responders to open gates in an emergency.
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 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.)
The original SOS® – Siren-Operated Sensor has provided electronic gate access systems since 1992, for fast and secure emergency access to:
|Residential Homes||Commercial Property||Apartment Buildings|
|Home Owner Associations||Healthcare Campuses||Airports|
|Government Properties||Military Facilities||Parking Garages|
If a Gate, Door, Parking Arm, Barrier, Electronic Lock, or Roll-Up Door needs to open for emergency responders – the SOS – Siren-Operated Sensor is a proven sensing and opening device.
Once the “Yelp” siren has been recognized, a signal is sent to open the gate.
Gates installed to protect, must not delay emergency responders any longer.
People have died because responders could not get through a gate.
The SOS is the most cost-effective way for emergency responders to access a gated home, business, or public facility without stopping or leaving their vehicle to enter a code or to use a key.
SOS Emergency Access Systems are now mandatory in many communities throughout the world due to the reliability and ease of use.
With an SOS activated gate, critical time is saved in reaching an emergency event, and saving lives.
The latest municipality to install SOS Silent Sensors across all gated community’s is Davie, Florida, a town in Broward County, approximately 24 miles north of Miami.
Davie is a principal city of the Miami metropolitan area, with a population of 91,992 at the 2010 census.
Fire Marshal Robert Taylor at Davie Fire Rescue Department is thrilled to have the SOS Silent installed at all the gates in his community.
“Having the SOS Silent allows the gate to start opening as soon as we pull onto the driveway,” explains Taylor.
“This is saving us time in every emergency we respond to – and in an emergency time saved means saving lives and property.”
The SOS Silent is a lifesaving and property saving system allowing the fastest entry of any system available.
With the active RFID that can be programmed to open a gate up to 500 feet away.
As soon as the emergency vehicle leaves the roadway and the gate is in sight – the opening sequence begins.
The RFID tags are trackable and the unit has a 26 bit Wiegand output connecting to any access control system.
Additionally, the SOS Silent comes with a redundant way to open the gate in the event another municipality is called upon to assist in responding to an emergency.
Using their “Yelp” siren, alternate emergency responder vehicles can open the gate, in the same way in which the original SOS System operates.
This redundancy is crucial in incidents such as when California wildfires take grasp of large tracks of land and fire fighters respond to battle the blazes from all across the state.
All emergency responder vehicles (law enforcement, fire and rescue and emergency medical services), are outfitted with a “Yelp” siren which enables them to open gates that have SOS Emergency Gate Access Sensors installed.
To Learn More, please visit sosgate.com.
Siren Operated Sensors Returns to Compete in 2022 ‘ASTORS Awards Program
American Security Today’s Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program, and now in its Seventh Year, continues to recognize industry leaders of Physical and Border Security, Cybersecurity, Emergency Preparedness – Management and Response, Law Enforcement, First Responders, as well as federal, state and municipal government agencies in the acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to Keep our Nation Secure.
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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.
Using RFID the SOS Silent System will open gates quickly, silently, and automatically when emergency response vehicles come within range of the gate and can be adjusted from 10 to 600 feet to customize each gate entrance.
The SOS Silent also has a backup entry system to open with the “YELP” siren.
SOS Silent ensures first responders can get to community members in need with no life-threatening delays. 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.
*Siren Operated Systems has now been recognized for Five Consecutive Years in the Annual ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Programs.
The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards highlight 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.
The United States was forever changed 20 years ago on September 11th, and we were fortunate to have many of those who responded to those horrific tragedies join us at the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon.
In the days that followed 9/11, the critical needs of protecting our country catapulted us into new and innovative ways to secure our homeland – which is how many of the agencies and enterprise organizations that are today ‘ASTORS’ Awards Champions, came into being.
Our 2021 keynote speaker featured a moving and informative address from TSA Administrator and Vice-Admiral of the United States Coast Guard (Ret), David Pekoske; to our attendees who traveled from across the United States and abroad, on the strategic priorities of the 64,000 member TSA workforce in securing the transportation system, enabling safe, and in many cases, contactless travel.
Legendary Police Commissioner William Bratton of the New York Police Department, the Boston Police Department, and former Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department was also live at the event, meeting with attendees and signing copies of his latest work ‘The Profession: A Memoir of Community, Race, and the Arc of Policing in America,’ courtesy of the generosity of our 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Premier Sponsors.
The 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program was Proudly Sponsored by AMAROK, Fortior Solutions and SIMS Software, along with Returning Premier Sponsors ATI Systems, Attivo Networks, Automatic Systems, and Reed Exhibitions.
The continually evolving ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program will emphasize the trail of Accomplished Women in Leadership in 2022, as well as the Significance and Positive Impact of Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in our Next Generation of Government and Industry Leaders. #MentorshipMatters
So be on the lookout for exciting upcoming announcements of Speakers, Presenters, Book Signing Opportunities, and Attendees at the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon in November of 2022 in New York City!
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Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards at https://americansecuritytoday.com/ast-awards/.
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In 2021 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 Federal Air Marshals Service
- The San Diego Harbor Police Foundation, and Many More!
Corporate firms, the majority of which return year to year to build upon their record of accomplishment include:
AlertMedia, Allied Universal, AMAROK, ATI Systems, Attivo Networks, Axis Communications, Automatic Systems of America, BriefCam, Canon U.S.A., Fortior Solutions, guardDog.ai, Hanwha Techwin of America, HID Global, Mark43, IPVideo Corporation, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, Lumina Analytics, NEC National Security Systems, NICE Public Safety, OnSolve, PureTech Systems, Quantum Corporation, Rave Mobile Safety, Regroup Mass Notification, Robotic Assistance Devices, Rajant Corporation, SafeLogic, Senstar Corporation, ShotSpotter, Singlewire Software, SolarWinds Worldwide, Teledyne FLIR, Valor Systems, and Wiresecure, just to name a few!
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