Seattle, WA – September 30, 2003 - Newton Security, Inc. and Designed Security, Inc. (DSI) announced plans to market Newton Security’s patent-pending Tailgate Detection and Alarm Recording system (T-DAR) through DSI’s extensive representative and integrator network in North America. The marketing agreement covers Newton’s standard T-DAR door alarm and recording systems as well as its popular T-DAR equipped mantrap tailgate and piggybacking prevention solutions.
Newton’s sophisticated T-DAR technology detects and prevents the two most common forms of security violations “Piggybacking” and “Tailgating.” These simple, yet common security violations render all high-tech systems ineffective, including access systems such as biometrics and Smart ID systems. "Most access control systems around secure doors are only effective as long as no one holds the door open," said Newton Security President and Chief Executive Officer John W. Bramblet. "T-DAR takes this problem out of the equation. It detects, announces and records unauthorized entries in real time, enabling a customer's security force to respond in a timely manner.” Mr. Bramblet went on to add, “In addition to its alarm and recording capabilities on a standard door, when the mantrap version of T-DAR is deployed, Tailgating and Piggybacking are fully prevented."
“We're pleased to market a product that takes a giant step toward filling one of the biggest gaps in automated security access -- the 'tailgater' or 'piggybacker' who slips behind an authorized card holder while a door is open or past a portal monitoring device when they're not being watched by a guard or security camera," said Mark Crandall, Vice-President of Operations at DSI. "It's also a strong addition to our line of access control solutions."
T-DAR uses Newton's sophisticated three-dimensional stereo optical tracking system to monitor people passing through secure portals. The company's proprietary machine-vision technology then identifies and "tags" each human within the view of an overhead-tracking camera. The tag remains on each person as long as he or she remains in the view of the camera. The T-DAR platform by Newton Security Inc. is designed to shore up the security lapses caused by the inability of most current electronic access systems to prevent more than one legal entry per authorized passage.
About Newton Security, Inc.
Seattle-based Newton Security Inc. is a privately held provider of high technology solutions to today's security needs. The company develops and markets high-performance, computer-driven answers to difficult security problems. Newton Security's products are designed to allow the quality, efficiency and cost effectiveness of computer technology to replace the human element in those security applications where the tedious nature of the job and the high cost of personnel make it difficult to maintain the necessary 100 percent effectiveness of today's security requirements. Newton Security Inc. is affiliated with Newton Research Labs, Inc., a leader in the development and manufacturing of optical automation, optical tracking, machine vision and robotics. Additional information may be found on the company's web site at http://www.newtonsecurityinc.com
About Designed Security, Inc.
Since 1982, Designed Security, Inc. (DSI) has been developing, engineering, and manufacturing custom and standard state-of-the-art security and access control peripheral products for the corporate, commercial, and industrial marketplace.
A primary component of DSI's business philosophy is to provide customers with comprehensive engineering and technical support for all DSI products. DSI believes that effective communication and technical assistance during product evaluation, as well as after the sale, have substantially contributed to product acceptance, enhancements, and customer satisfaction.