LifeStorage Sets New Standards in Security by Adding Defentect Radiation Detection Capabilities to Its Chicago Area Self Storage Facilities
New Strategy Deters Terrorists By Monitoring for Dirty Bomb Materials Enhancing The Trend Toward Comprehensive Self Storage Security
Equipped with radiation detection, LifeStorage becomes a leader in securing self storage facilities in America. Among the first in the U.S. to add this additional layer of protection to their facilities’ video surveillance systems, LifeStorage continues to work with leading vendors to protect their customers’ possessions.
There are approximately 2.2 billion square feet of self storage area in over 52,000 self storage facilities in the U.S. (equivalent to three times Manhattan Island). One in ten U.S. households now rents a self storage unit, creating a U.S. self storage industry generating more than
Self storage customers are allowed to store non-hazardous, non-toxic, non-perishable material in their facilities. The Self Storage Association (SSA) (www.selfstorage.org) in
“Radiological material can cause tremendous psychological, sociological and economic devastation, and even kill, when dispersed by a dirty bomb,” said
“We view the Defentect solution as a way to protect both our customers and our physical assets,” said
When high-energy gamma rays from dirty bomb components reach Defentect’s GT2(TM) sensors, DM3′s(TM) proprietary algorithms confirm the event and alert authorities to radiation that may pose a security threat. Communication features in Defentect’s DM3(TM) software provide the ability to notify virtually anyone with a telephone, PDA, computer or full command center, helping to coordinate response team efforts.
Through the installation of Defentect’s DM3(TM) threat management, monitoring and messaging software and Gammatect(TM) radiation sensors in all its facilities, LifeStorage becomes a vigilant leader in their industry and its customers and the public receive an added layer of protection.
LifeStorage is a
Defentect is a homeland security technology firm that develops and markets intelligent threat awareness solutions. Defentect is committed to the discovery and deployment of advanced technologies to fight the worldwide threat of terrorism. Defentect customizes radiation detection, messaging and alert systems for clients to monitor threat level radioactive and other event detectors including chemical, biological, nuclear and explosives sensors. Committed to creating a critical part of the protection network against terrorism as well as safeguarding facilities that store radiological source materials, Defentect is headquartered in