Unique Pulsor Applications - Success Stories
These are just the ones we know about.
Situation: Museum had full-size,
reconstructed dinosaurs displayed on a moveable platform. People were
attempting to climb on the platforms to touch the dinosaur bones.
Solution: Pulsors were mounted under the displays to
alert security if anyone attempted to reach the dinosaurs.
Protecting History - Site Unseen
Situation: Historical societies throughout
the USA have historical buildings, some dating back to the 1600s, that need
security systems. To preserve the the sense of history, these
organizations do not want security devices that can be seen by visitors.
Solution: Sure Action Pulsors are installed.
They provide the needed security protection, yet remain invisible to the
general public. Sensors are installed without damaging the buildings.
Securing a Gravel Walkway
Situation: One of the USA's historic forts had
sections of property that were off limits to visitors. The staff
needed to be notified if people trespassed in these areas.
Solution: Pulsors were buried in the ground beneath the
gravel walkways. If anyone ventured into the off-limit sections, the
Pulsors sent a signal to security.
Cell Tower Vandalism
Situation: During a labor union strike in
Maryland, some individuals targeted local cell towers. The cell towers
needed to be protected immediately to mitigate damage.
Solution: Pulsors were mounted on the cell tower ladders.
The individuals were caught the first night the Pulsor system was put in
Sea Lions Overstaying Their Welcome
Situation: A tourist attraction in San Francisco
was having an issue with sea lions. At night, after the attraction
closed, sea lions would climb onto their docks and hang out. The
problem was that they left a considerable mess by morning, and the tourists
Solution: The Pulsor
stress sensors were installed under the dock. When the sea lions
pulled themselves onto the dock, a siren sounded chasing them away.
Even Concrete Bends
Situation: A security company local to us
had to secure two hurricane-proof, residential buildings made out of concrete.
The security needed to be invisible.
Solution: Pulsors were mounted to the steel panels supporting
the concrete. The sensors worked even mounted under 5" of concrete.
The Tressel and the Barges
Situation: A tressel that spanned a river kept
being hit by barges as they passed under it. Regulations stated that the
tressel's supports needed to be inspected each time it was hit;
however, captains didn't always report the occurrences.
Solution: Pulsor stress sensors were mounted on the
supports. Each time a boat hit the pylons, the Pulsors turned on a camera
that took a picture and notified authorities.
Jewelry Store Door Stopper
Situation: In Florida, there were a series
of jewelry store robberies in which the thieves gained entry by crashing
through the steel doors in the back of stores. A jewelry store owner,
who owned several locations, wanted an alarm to go off before the door was
Solution: The stress sensors were buried in the frame of the
back door. When the thieves attempted to open the door using a crow
bar, the Pulsors sensed the motion, and a silent alarm was tripped.
Water Tower Climbers
Situation: Kids were climbing a water tower.
Authorities wanted to be alerted if they tried again.
Solution: Pulsors were mounted to the ladder on
the tower. (We've seen this type of installation a number of times.)
Situation: We were contacted because a jail
was seeing an increase in suicides and needed a way to successfully intervene.
The ceiling of the jail cells were comprised of bars. Prisoners were
using the bars to hang themselves.
Solution: Pulsors were mounted on the frame of the bars.
If someone attempted to hang themselves, the system was triggered, and the
guards were alerted.
Giving Quadriplegics Independence
Situation: A house was renovated to provide
housing to quadriplegics. The goal was to adapt and automate as much
as possible in the house so the housemates could move around on their own as
much as possible.
Action's Pulsors and Probes were both used for this application. A
magnet was placed on each wheelchair. If a Pulsor was tripped followed
by the probe reacting too, one response happened (such as opening a door
automatically). If only the Pulsor tripped, another response occurred.
Situation: A high security mental hospital
was having trouble with patients accessing the roof. The facility had
a chain link fence surrounding most of the property, but it stopped at the
main building. Initially the facility's roof was protected using
microwave detectors, but the system kept falsing.
Sure Action's Pulsors were successfully installed on the roof. No
Easy Access to NYC Apartments
Situation: Apartment buildings in New York
were having issues with unwanted people climbing metal basket fire escapes.
The Pulsors were installed on the fire escapes as a deterrent.
Handling Ancient Pottery
Situation: A museum had pottery displayed on
tables. They had concerns about people handling the items.
Pulsors were installed under the tables. If anyone attempted to move
the pottery, an alarm sounded..
Dancing to Lights
Situation: A business owner wanted to create
a dance floor that lit up when dancers stepped on it.
Sure Action's Pulsors were installed under a plexiglass dance floor.
As dancers stepped in various areas of the floor, it would light up
in differenct colors.
Situation: On occasion we have boat owners
who wish to protect their boats that are moored to floating docks.
Often, these boats are located in remote areas.
Pulsors can be mounted to the metal or wood framing of the floating dock.
It is a tricky installation, but has been accomplished a number of times.
Monitoring Young Patients at Night
Situation: A health facility for teenagers
had a problem with patients roaming their rooms and bathrooms at night.
Staff did not always realize that patients were awake and up. The
facility had installed motion detectors, but the teens broke them.
Pulsors were installed under the floor joists and triggered if any young
person got up and wandered around their room at night. When that
happened, the Pulsor would trip, and staff would be notified.
Honda of America
Situation: A Honda facility in Ohio needed
to secure its underbody inspection pits after an employee backed up, fell
into one of the pits and was injured. The plates were stepped on 20-25
times a day. To prevent additional injuries, Honda's Safety Committee
needed a solution to warn employees if they got too close to the pits.
Sure Action's stress sensors were installed under the metal plating
surrounding the pits. If an employee stepped on a plate, a warning
Securing a Coal Mine
Situation: A mine in New York had closed one
of its tipples for economic reasons. The vacant building posed a
security concern. The company wanted to protect the building from
vandals and had expensive equipment it needed to secure. The building
was metal. It was near train tracks. It had many ingresses that
needed to be secured. In addition, it was exposed to high wind
conditions, the building was plagued by humidity, and it had a pigeon
Solution Sure Action's Pulsors
were the only security device determined to be able to withstand all the
logistical and environmental issues. The sensors were installed on the
numerous catwalks, belt-lines and other potential areas of ingress.
This test case was so successful that the company installed similar systems
at other locations.