AMITYVILLE, N.Y., July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NAPCO Security Technologies, Inc., (NASDAQ: NSSC), one of the world's leading suppliers of high performance electronic security equipment for over 30 years, recently announced availability of the MARKS USA Loc-Down™ Life Safety Classroom Intruder ANSI/BHMA F110 Function Leverset with Clutch Design, which continues to broaden the Company's comprehensive line of school safety lockdown product offerings.
Richard Soloway, Chairman and President, stated, "Unfortunate security breaches which have resulted in fatalities, injuries, and destruction of property have continued to make news headlines in recent years and maximizing campus security remains a top priority at educational facilities across the country. Responding to the need to offer maximal protection and security, NAPCO continues to offer products that secure and protect people and property in the places they live, work, and study, from colleges and universities to high schools, K-12's, private schools and other educational facilities. We have been in the business of delivering school safety lock down products since 2004 and we will continue to innovate, develop, and launch products and technologies that make educational institutions safer and more secure. We are the only company in our industry with an integrated range of products that address the budget levels of any educational institution from pre-schools and child-care facilities up to elite, private universities as well as public universities, with a range of low-cost mechanical locking protection for tight budgets, mid-range electro-mechanical locking solutions and advanced wireless networked electronic locks with global remote control features on the higher end. We are proud to offer the broadest range of quality and affordable security products that protect students and staff of educational facilities that our security professional customers serve."
According to a 2011 report from the National Center for Education Statistics and the Bureau of Justice Statistics, 74 percent of public schools recorded one or more violent incidents of crime in the 2009-2010 academic year-the last year for which statistics have been compiled-and statisticbrain.com reports 157 school shooting deaths since February 2, 1996.
Mr. Soloway continued, "Our newest entry, the MARKS USA Loc-Down™ Life Safety Classroom Intruder ANSI/BHMA F110 Function Leverset with Clutch Design joins a growing range of low-cost to enterprise-level products from the Company to address the increased need for lock down protection from security threats in schools. It allows a teacher to secure the classroom without stepping into the hallway to lock the outside handle. Faculty and students remain safe within the classroom. There is no need to open the door as the exterior lever is disabled by operating the interior lock cylinder."
Mr. Soloway concluded, "We recently installed one of our Alarm Lock keypad-less standalone access control Trilogy PL3000 at an educational child care facility in Columbus, Ohio as part of its increased security measures for staff and the children who attend the school. This system was designed to be ultra-vandal-proof, wireless, and features high-efficiency circuits for low-power consumption. In addition, we are nearing completion of the installation of Continental Access Control Networx wireless locks, in which we are providing a full-featured, security-management suite, with the technological backbone necessary to support, and control the system designed to protect students at a leading private university with exacting specifications. As other educational facilities assess their needs for lock down products and services, we expect NAPCO will continue to win additional system orders based on our ability to deliver a broad range of product and technology offerings."
Advanced Technology Features:
Loc-Down™ Classroom Intruder ANSI/BHMA F110 Function Leverset with Clutch Design
- Incorporates all of the standard features of the Survivor Series Locksets
- Clutch system
- Super strength retractor
- Long life lever support springs
- Life test of over three million cycles
- Allows teacher to secure the classroom without stepping into the hallway to lock the outside handle in emergency life safety situations
- Exterior lever is disabled by operating the interior lock cylinder
- Rugged keypad-less lock
- Ultra-vandal-proof proximity reader built-in allows for no wiring and long-life battery operation (key override with IC core option)
- Individually programmed to gain access only with HID prox cards, prox keyfobs or prox tags
- Highest level of vandal-resistance and dependability available
Continental Access Control's Networx
- Best in class
- Encrypted proprietary wireless technology
- Longest battery life in the category - 5 years with normal use
- Easiest GUI (graphical user interface) of all integrated access control systems on the market
- Unique 'double-tap' feature enables an authorized user to present the access card twice to the lock and therefore toggle its state from 'passage' to 'locked'
- Custom architectural finishes meet the demanding abuse and wear typical of an educational application
About NAPCO Security Technologies, Inc.
NAPCO Security Technologies, Inc. is one of the world's leading manufacturers of technologically advanced electronic security equipment including intrusion and fire alarm systems, access control and door locking systems. The Company consists of NAPCO plus three wholly-owned subsidiaries: Alarm Lock, Continental Instruments, and Marks USA. The products are installed by security professionals worldwide in commercial, industrial, institutional, residential and government applications. NAPCO products have earned a reputation for technical excellence, reliability and innovation, poising the Company for growth in the rapidly expanding electronic security market, a multi-billion dollar market.
For additional information on NAPCO, please visit the Company's web site at www.napcosecurity.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve numerous risks and uncertainties. Actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of certain factors, including those set forth in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Peter Seltzberg, Regional Vice-President
Wolfe Axelrod Weinberger Assoc. LLC
(212) 370-4500; (212) 370-4505 fax
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