NORWALK, Conn., March 10 (UPI) -- U.S. company Defentect has been contracted to install its threat-detection sensor technologies at LifeStorage's suburban Chicago self-storage facilities.
Defentect was contracted to install its GT2 gamma radiation sensors and DM3 threat-awareness software at LifeStorage's 10 suburban Chicago self-storage facilities.
LifeStorage decided to equip its self-storage facilities with radiological detection technologies in a move to prevent terrorist groups from storing dirty bomb parts, weapons or other illicit items at its facilities.
"Radiological material can cause tremendous psychological, sociological and economic devastation, and even kill, when dispersed by a dirty bomb," Frank O'Connor, Defentect president, said in a statement.
"The primary objective of LifeStorage's Defentect radiation-detection system is to identify the presence of these materials and provide information necessary to make a quick and informed response."