New chemical, radiation detectors launched

May 10, 2012 at 1:47 PM
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SAN FRANCISCO, May 10 (UPI) -- New inexpensive sensors for detecting dangerous chemicals and radiation in buildings have been launched by Building Protection Systems Inc. of California.

The detectors -- four models in all -- continuously monitor the air circulating within a facility. They can detect more than 38 toxic chemicals and 120 radiological isotopes. Once a danger is detected and analyzed, they automatically activate the predetermined mitigation protocol to isolate the dangerous substance.

"Numerous critical infrastructure organizations are protecting their facilities with our full backbone Sentry One systems," said Greg Eiler, BPSI founder and chief executive officer. "Our new 'Smart Sensor' and 'Extended Sensor' approach provides proven protection at a price point that is affordable to even the most cost-conscious building owner.

"Now, virtually every building can be protected from an airborne toxic event. Further, the building owner receives extraordinary liability protections via the Sentry One's U.S. Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act Designation."

BPSI said the design of its sensors allow them to be plugged directly into a building's HVAC system.

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