SOS Launches New Lifesaving Emergency Gate Access Systems

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.
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.

Hot on the heels of securing the company’s Second Platinum Award for Best Fire & Safety System in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program , Siren-Operated Sensor, or SOS, is pleased to introduce two new products to ensure emergency vehicles can gain fast access to any gated facility by simply activating the vehicle siren —saving precious response time in an emergency.

The first new product is the SOS-12 – Siren-Operated Sensor.

Totally redesigned, with more features and faster gate opening response time for faster access.

Courtesy of SOS® - Siren-Operated Sensor
Courtesy of SOS® – Siren-Operated Sensor
  • New sleek, stealth design and color that blends into surroundings to go unnoticed.

  • Tougher and larger internal gaskets for more protection of electronic components.

  • Up-front microphone–quickly detects vehicle siren “Yelp” for even faster openings.

  • The latest electronic design and circuitry ensures fast gate response and long sensor life.

Next, the new SOS-RM – Remote Microphone.

Extending the reach of the SOS-12 sensor, the new remote microphone can be placed up to 50’ away from the SOS-12 unit, allowing for the SOS-12 unit to be installed in a cabinet inside a guard shack or any other remote location.

McKay Lundgren, SOS President, being honored with the company's 2017 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Award at ISC East.
McKay Lundgren, SOS President, being honored with the company’s 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award at ISC East.

“The new SOS-12 and SOS-RM units are the result of our continuous product improvement process,” explains McKay Lundgren, President, SOS – Siren-Operated Sensor.

“Since 1992, our goal has been to provide emergency vehicle sensors and devices that are more durable, more responsive, and for installers – easier to install.”

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
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.

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.

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.

Once the "Yelp" siren has been recognized, a signal is sent to open the gate.
Once the “Yelp” siren has been recognized, a signal is sent to open the gate.

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. 

Siren-Operated Sensor Takes Platinum in 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program

Siren Operated Sensors

2018 ASTORS Platinum

  • Best Fire & Safety System

  • SOS Silent

  • *Silent-Operated Sensors was also recognized in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program

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.

William "Bill" Bratton, former police commissioner of the New York Police Department (NYPD), the Boston Police Department (BPD) and former chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), will speak at the 2019 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East 2019, on Wednesday, November 20th, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center (Courtesy of Teneo Risk)
Bill Bratton, former police commissioner of the New York Police Department (NYPD), the Boston Police Department (BPD) and former chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), will speak at the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East 2019, on Wednesday, November 20th, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center (Courtesy of Teneo Risk)

The 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program drew an overwhelming response from industry leaders with a record high number of corporate and government nominations received, as well as record breaking ‘ASTORS’ Presentation Luncheon Attendees, with top firms trying to register for the exclusive high – end luncheon and networking opportunity – right up to the event kickoff on Wednesday afternoon, at the ISC East registration!

Over 130 distinguished guests representing National, 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:

2018 ASTORS

Over 130 distinguished guests representing National, 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:

  • The Department of Homeland Security
  • The Federal Protective Service (FPS)
  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • The Department of Homeland Security
  • The Department of Justice
  • The Security Exchange Commission Office of Personnel Management
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Viasat, Hanwha Techwin, Lenel, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, Verint, Canon U.S.A., BriefCam, Pivot3, Milestone Systems, Allied Universal, Ameristar Perimeter Security and More!

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.

The 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program is Proudly Sponsored by ATI SystemsAttivo NetworksAutomatic Systems, and Desktop Alert.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland SecurityAwards at https://americansecuritytoday.com/ast-awards/.

2018 Champions Edition

See the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Champions Edition – ‘Best Products of 2018 ‘ Year in Review’ for in-depth coverage of the outstanding products and services of firms receiving American Security Today’s 2018‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards.’

Enter Early to Maximize Media Coverage of your Products and Services at Kickoff, and Get the Recognition Your Organization Deserves!

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2018 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East
2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East

Why the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program?

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.’

Why American Security Today?

American Security Today is uniquely focused on the broader Homeland Security & Public Safety marketplace with over 70,000 readers at the Federal, State and local levels of government as well as firms allied to government.

The old traditional security marketplace has been covered by a host of security publications that have changed little over many years.

American Security Today brings forward a fresh compelling look and read with our customized digital publications that provides our readers with solutions to their challenges.

Our Editorial staff provides a full plate of topics for our AST monthly digital editions, AST Website and AST Daily News Alerts.

The editorial calendar and AST’s high drawing website features 23 different Technology and Marketing 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.

These sectors are part of the new integration, where these major applications communicate with one another in a variety of solutions to protect our cities and critical infrastructure.

AST has Expanded readership into vital 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 – enticing targets for extremist or lone wolf attacks due to the large number of persons and resources clustered together.

To learn more about the life-saving Siren Operated Sensor (SOS) Silent, please visit http://www.sosgate.com.

For ‘ASTORS’ Sponsorship Opportunities and More Information on the AST 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, please contact Michael Madsen, AST Publisher at: mmadsen@americansecuritytoday.com or call 732.233.8119 (mobile) or 646-450-6027 (office).

according to KSAT.

(Video courtesy of ABC KSAT 12.)