Sure Action Pulsor Stories

Unique Pulsor Applications - Success Stories

These are just the ones we know about.
 
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Protecting Dinosaurs

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.

 
 
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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.

 
 
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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.

 
 
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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 operation.

 
 
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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 complained. 
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.

 
 
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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.

 
 
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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.

 
 
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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 opened.
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.

 
 
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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.)

 
 
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Suicide Prevention

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.

 
 
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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. 
Solution:  Sure 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. 

 
 
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Protecting Patients

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.    
Solution:  Sure Action's Pulsors were successfully installed on the roof.  No false alarms. 

 
 
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Easy Access to NYC Apartments

Situation: Apartment buildings in New York were having issues with unwanted people climbing metal basket fire escapes.
Solution:  The Pulsors were installed on the fire escapes as a deterrent.

 
 
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Handling Ancient Pottery

Situation:  A museum had pottery displayed on tables.  They had concerns about people handling the items.
Solution:  Pulsors were installed under the tables.  If anyone attempted to move the pottery, an alarm sounded.. 

 
 
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Dancing to Lights

Situation:  A business owner wanted to create a dance floor that lit up when dancers stepped on it. 
Solution:  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.

 
 
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Pulsors Float

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. 
Solution:  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.

 
 
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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.
Solution:  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.

 
 
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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. 
Solution:  Sure Action's stress sensors were installed under the metal plating surrounding the pits.  If an employee stepped on a plate, a warning sounded. 

 
 
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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 problem.
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.