BPSI named Exclusive Master Distributor for the U.S. and Canada for the best in class Naebula™ Security Fog Intrusion Protection Machines to help protect against senseless acts of physical violence, theft and vandalism.
San Francisco, CA - May 11, 2016 - - Building Protection Systems, Inc. (BPSI) announced today that they have entered into an exclusive master distributor relationship for the U.S. and Canada of the best in class Naebula™ Security Fog Generation Machines. Naebula™ is a visual based defensive measure capable of blocking an intrusion before it turns into a robbery or violent exchange. Upon activation, a thick fog curtain is generated in seconds giving innocent employees time to flee and seek safe shelter as the intruders are forced to escape as the fog confuses their senses and virtually eliminates their line of sight. The fog generated is harmless and its composition is dry with zero trace residue meaning the Naebula™ can be deployed in virtually any venue or environment.
"This is precisely the type of forward looking protections that are needed in venues where high value merchandise is left unattended or places where the risk of violent robberies utilizing potential deadly force on unsuspecting employees is anticipated. They can't steal what they can't see and they can't harm an innocent store clerk if they are nowhere to be found" said Greg Eiler, President at BPSI. [Read More...]
BPSI and MKS Instruments join forces with a definitive Sales and Distributorship Agreement.BPSI to add the high-powered AIRGARD™ to the robust line-up that comprises the BPSI Building Sentry One CBRNe detection solution.
San Francisco, CA - May 9, 2016 - Building Protection Systems, Inc. (BPSI) announced today that they have successfully executed a Sales and Distributorship agreement with MKS Instruments, the manufacturer of the FTIR based AIRGARD™.
A key terrorist threat identified by the Department of Homeland Security is the use of Radioactive Material, Toxic Chemicals and/or Chemical Warfare Agents (CWAs) distributed through a building's HVAC system to either harm building occupants or cause business disruptions. The MKS AIRGARD™ ambient air analyzer is an ultra-sensitive, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) based gas analyzer designed to rapidly detect CWA's and other toxic gases. The AIRGARD™ analyzer has been thoroughly tested by the Department of Defense for its sensitivity, specificity, response time, and immunity to false positive alarms. This immunity to false alarms prevents unwarranted evacuation of buildings, associated interruptions of business, and emergency notifications when no threat materials are present in the building airflow. AIRGARD™ is now accepted by DoD and DHS as one of the pre-eminent technologies for chemical vapor detection. [Read More...]
BPSI creates new Zero-Cost Warranty for 4 years on all its Fixed Chemical Detection Systems.
Proven field reliability of their deployed Sentry One systems since 2008 spark the initiative.
San Francisco, CA - June 23, 2014 Building Protection Systems, Inc. (BPSI) announced today that the company will provide a no-cost 4 year warranty on its US Department of Homeland Security designated Sentry OneT Chemical Detection Systems. This new 48 month warranty on the breakthrough equipment is unheard of in the detection industry. "After amassing millions of instrument hours with our systems installed in commercial office buildings and subway platforms and stations with no sensor issues, we chose to take the lead in providing a new warranty that guarantee the customer will have the lowest operating costs possible - Zero for 4 years," said Greg Eiler, President of BPSI.
The new warranty covers BPSI's patented Chemical Sensor Array and PLC based Sentry One Controller (the brain). "Now users can install this technology worry-free, "said Mike Welden, VP of Homeland Security at BPSI. "Many of our competitors have always had an expensive detection engine replacement issue after 12-24 months that surprised the user with unforeseen costs. Now, BPSI users know that their equipment is proven reliable, is SAFETY Act Designated by the DHS and that BPSI covers them for a full 4 years." [Read More...]
Another Metropolitan Transportation Agency deploys BPSI's Alpha Sentry OneT Chemical Detection System in a large subway station in a pilot test for future deployment.
San Francisco, CA - February 22, 2014 Building Protection Systems, Inc. (BPSI) announced today that another undisclosed Tier 1 Metropolitan Transportation Agency has deployed a BPSI Alpha Sentry OneT Chemical detection system to monitor the air in a heavily trafficked subway station. This deployment is being utilized as a pilot test for a future installation of a broad network of connected sensors. The BPSI system will continuously operate 24/7/365 and will notify MTA officials in the event of an accidental or targeted toxic chemical release. The installation was completed by BPSI representatives in conjunction with Metro employees.
"This is yet another indication that transit agencies are becoming diligent in protecting the lives of their ridership through the vulnerable underground subway system. During these times of global unrest, it is critical that certain aspects of the US infrastructure be protected and this is a sign of that progressive yet necessary movement." said Greg Eiler, President of Homeland Security at BPSI.[Read More...]
The US Department of Homeland Security awards BPSI a 5-year extension of its SAFETY Act
Designation for BPSI's proven Chemical and Radiological detection system platform.
Five years of deployed Building and Metro Rail Chemical and Radiological Dirty Bomb protection
performance noted a huge success.
San Francisco, CA - October 10, 2013 Building Protection Systems, Inc. (BPSI) announced today that the US Department of Homeland Security has awarded a 5-Year extension of BPSI's SAFETY Act Designation for its breakthrough next generation Sentry One? toxin detection technology platform. "The Department of Homeland Security's extension is a clear indication of the trust in our technology that lives will be saved during certain acts of terrorism and as a result our customers will truly benefit from the extended SAFETY Act liability protections." said Greg Eiler, President of BPSI. The SAFETY Act of 2002 provides liability protections for suppliers, partners and upstream/downstream users of the SAFETY Act designated technology. The Act's purpose is to encourage adoption of such designated Qualified Anti- Terrorist Technologies (QATT) that are designed to preserve human life during certain acts of terrorism. BPSI's Full Designation is valid through 2018 with provisions to extend as needed.
First deployed in commercial buildings in 2008, BPSI's Sentry One chemical detection systems have now been operating in excess of 1.8 Million instrument hours with Zero false alarms ? unheard of in the detection industry. BPSI's Sentry One Systems are further deployed in the nation's largest Metro Rail Stations reliably monitoring the air and providing real time actionable data to security/life-safety teams. The Sentry One controller seamlessly interfaces with any building (or) automation management system to automatically activate the predetermined mitigation protocol while also feeding useable data wherever desired. [Read More...]
Metropolitan Transportation Agency deploys BPSI's Alpha Sentry One Chemical Detection
System on subway platform to protect public.
San Francisco, CA April 4, 2013 Building Protection Systems, Inc. (BPSI) announced today that an undisclosed Tier 1 Metropolitan Transportation Agency has purchased a BPSI Alpha Sentry One Chemical detection system to monitor the air at 3 separate locations on-platform in a heavily trafficked subway station. The BPSI system continuously monitors the air and automatically activates predetermined safety protocols in the event of an accidental or targeted toxic chemical release. The installation was completed by Metro employees with ease and the system is operating flawlessly. "This system purchase is the first step by this agency in protecting all of its high-risk underground platforms. Now, life-safety, security and operations personnel will have reliable, real-time, actionable data to use in the event of a toxic chemical release. We are proud to be protecting the citizens of this great city." said Mike Welden, SVP of Homeland Security at BPSI.
First deployed in commercial buildings in 2008, BPSI's Sentry One chemical detection systems have now been operating in excess of 1.5 Million instrument hours with Zero false alarms unheard of in the detection industry. With only a simple air filter change required annually over a four year period, BPSI's Sentry One systems are the most robust and lowest operational cost detection system on the market today. The Sentry One controller seamlessly interfaces with any building (or) automation management system to automatically activate the predetermined mitigation protocol while also feeding useable realtime data wherever desired. Additionally, the real-time Sentry One output data can be piped into a fusion platform tying in cameras, access control and more. [Read More...]
BPSI launches new inexpensive airborne Toxic Chemical and Dirty Bomb "Smart Sensors"
New design provides affordable HVAC protection for virtually all large facilities
San Francisco, CA May 10, 2012 Building Protection Systems, Inc. (BPSI) announced today the release of two new Chemical Sensor Arrays and two new Radiation Area Detectors which continuously monitor the air circulating within a facility for dangerous chemicals or radiation. These new Sentry One "Smart Sensors" detect over 38 toxic chemicals and 120 radiological isotopes in seconds then automatically activate the predetermined mitigation protocol to isolate the toxin thus protecting the air people breathe inside a facility. Utilizing BPSI's proven sensor technology, this modified design allows the sensors to plug directly into the resident building automation system reducing installation and equipment expense by as much as 60%.
"Numerous critical infrastructure organizations are protecting their facilities with our full backbone Sentry One systems. Our new "Smart Sensor" and "Extended Sensor" approach provides proven protection at a price point that is affordable to even the most cost conscious building owner," says Greg Eiler, BPSI Founder and CEO. "Now, virtually every building can be protected from an airborne toxic event. Further, the building owner receives extraordinary liability protections via the Sentry One's U.S. Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act Designation." [Read More...]
Thought-leading company installs BPSI's unique air monitoring technology to protect office workers from a toxic chemical release at critical headquarters tower in the Midwest.
San Francisco, CA December 19, 2011 - Building Protection Systems, Inc. (BPSI) announced today that another thought-leading building owner has chosen BPSI's proven next generation Alpha Sentry One toxin detection system to protect critical executives and employees at an undisclosed headquarters building in the Midwest. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act designated technology reliably monitors the fresh air entering the building to guard against an accidental toxic release or targeted terrorist attack. First deployed in commercial buildings in 2008, BPSI's chemical detection systems have now been operating in excess of 1,000,000 instrument hours with Zero false alarms unheard of in the detection industry.
"The safety and security of our people is paramount. We chose BPSI because of the proven reliability and relative simplicity of their system," says company Security and Life-Safety Manager who asked the company not to be disclosed for security purposes. "Far beyond traditional air monitoring, this system has easily replaced our less reliable first generation detector system and seamlessly integrated into our command and control protocol. This is a great example of how security and life-safety work together to protect the people and operations at our critical business facility." [Read More...]
BPSI Selected by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as Part of a $250M Security Contract
San Francisco February 9, 2011 - Building Protection Systems, Inc. (BPSI), the developers of the first complete next generation Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) detection system to actively and reliably protect critical facilities and buildings, announced today that their technology has been selected by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as part of a $250M small business award. BPSI's partner, Trofholz Technologies, Inc. (TTI), has been awarded a contract to provide electronic security systems for the U.S. Army Corps. As part of TTI's contract, BPSI will provide its U.S. Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act designated Sentry One system for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear contaminate detection. This $250 million indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract is a three year award with a two year option.
"BPSI is honored to be recognized in supporting the Army Corps providing our next generation CBRN solution," said Greg Eiler, founder and CEO, BPSI. "Protecting the air that we breathe is critical to physical security, and we are pleased to be teaming up with Trofholz Technologies to deliver a comprehensive security approach." [Read More...]
San Francisco company receives second 20-year Patent on Anti-Terrorist Technology to protect millions from an extraordinary vulnerability.
San Francisco, California August 30, 2010 - Building Protection Systems, Inc. (BPSI) announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a second 20-Year Patent (BUILDING PROTECTION AND METHOD) further protecting their Building Sentry One toxin detection system technology. BPSI has perfected the first complete building protection system proven to operate with Zero false alarms for over 110,000 hours to date, an unheard of feat in the industry. The Sentry One family of products has received full SAFETY Act designation from the Department of Homeland Security for protecting buildings, critical infrastructure and public gathering places from the known vulnerability of an airborne chemical or radiological targeted terrorist attack or accidental release.
The Building Sentry One is deployed at several Fortune 100 corporate world headquarters buildings in the New York market and is gaining favorable attention in other key markets in the US, Middle East, Great Britain and Asia. "Thought-leading companies and agencies are beginning to execute on the challenge of protecting their people, critical infrastructure, and assets from the identified CBRN threat and vulnerability," says BPSI President Greg Eiler. "We are continuing to adapt the Sentry One solution to more high value venues using our advanced next-generation detection technology. The system not only saves lives, but benefits decision makers by limiting their liability and providing a new standard for security, safety, and asset protection." [Read More...]
BPSI's Airborne Toxin Detection Systems Surpass 100,000 Hours of Operation With Zero False Alarms.
San Francisco March 15, 2010 – Building Protection Systems, Inc. (BPSI), the developers of the first complete Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) detection system to actively and reliably protect buildings, mass transit stations, stadiums, and public venues from airborne toxins, today announced a critical milestone in its achievement of surpassing 100,000 hours of operation of it's Sentry One detection technology without a single false-positive or false-negative, a feat that until now has not been accomplished in the industry.
"The false-positive nuisance alarm problem has plagued the detection industry for decades," said Greg Eiler, Founder and CEO, BPSI. "Infrastructure managers have been afraid to adopt unreliable first generation technologies rendering millions of people unprotected from a CBRN release. Our achievement of surpassing the 100,000 operational hour milestone is a big step in encouraging more security professionals to adopt this proven solution and further strengthens BPSI's position as the recognized leader in the next generation of CBRN detection technologies." [Read More...]
Breakthrough Anti-Terrorism Technology Company BPSI Teams Up With Former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge.
Real-Time Toxin Detection Company Wins Patent Award, Security Designation
San Francisco, California - June 2, 2009 – Building Protection Systems, Inc. (BPSI), the developers of the first complete building protection system to actively and reliably protect buildings and their occupants from airborne toxins, today welcomes Tom Ridge, the first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security and former governor of Pennsylvania, as senior advisor to the technology firm. Consulting firm Ridge Global, led by Ridge, will advise on the strategic marketing of BPSI’s flagship Building Sentry One™ product line. Building Sentry One recently received a 20-year patent for "building protection and method" from the United States Patent Office and is also a U.S Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act designated qualified anti-terrorist technology (QATT).
BPSI’s Building Sentry One™ (and the Metro Sentry One™ for public gathering spaces, and Alpha Sentry One for schools and smaller buildings) is the first complete QATT (Qualified Anti-Terrorist Technology) system that incorporates proven sensor technology with proprietary firmware and software to Detect and Identify a toxic attack via the HVAC system within seconds. Immediately following, the Building Sentry One™ communicates with the existing Building Management System to shut down the building HVAC system to mitigate the spread throughout the building and Isolate the dangerous toxins. Critically, in parallel with the shut down, the Building Sentry One™ Informs BPSI’s Remote Monitoring Center with real-time release data. The Remote Monitoring Center responds to predetermined protocols including instant notification and continued real time reporting to first responders expediting a safe building rescue.
BPSI receives 20-year Patent Protection on Qualified Anti-Terrorist Technology (QATT).
San Francisco, California - February 28, 2009 – Building Protection Systems, Inc. (BPSI) announced today that the United States Patent Office has issued a 20-Year Patent (BUILDING PROTECTION AND METHOD) for their Building Sentry One™ toxin detection system technology. BPSI has developed the first complete building protection system which has also received full SAFETY Act designation from the Department of Homeland Security for protecting buildings and public gathering places from an airborne chemical or radiological targeted terrorist attack or accidental release.
The Building Sentry One™ is deployed at several fortune 100 corporate world headquarters buildings in the New York Market and is gaining favorable attention in other key markets in the US, Israel, Great Britain and Australia. "Thought-leading companies and agencies are now stepping up in the challenge of protecting their people, critical infrastructure, and assets from this extraordinary vulnerability of a building to an airborne toxic release," says BPSI President Greg Eiler. "We are honored that the Patent Office has recognized our Building Sentry One technology, which represents a huge advancement in detection speed and reliability. The system not only saves lives, but benefits building owners by limiting their liability and providing a new standard for tenant acquisition and retention."
Existing Fortune 100 client begins rolling-out toxin protection for portfolio buildings.
San Francisco, California - November 3rd, 2008 – Building Protection Systems, Inc. announced today that they have received an order for another Building Sentry One™ toxin protection system from their Authorized Service Provider in New York. Their Fortune 100 client, enthused by the performance of their first Building Sentry One™ system installed in their Headquarters building last May, wishes to protect the people and assets of another key building in their portfolio from an accidental chemical or radiological release or targeted attack. “Ordering a second system to provide protection to another portfolio building speaks volumes about how our system is performing. The client cares about their people, and our New York partners are doing a terrific job working with their clients to eliminate a catastrophic vulnerability.” said Mike Welden of BPSI.
BPSI launches compact Alpha Sentry One™ toxin detection system.
San Francisco, California - October 1st, 2008 – Building Protection Systems, Inc. (BPSI) announced today the launch of their compact Alpha Sentry One ™ toxin detection system. Designed for simple installation to protect building lobbies, hospitals, schools and vulnerable buildings near highways or chemical plants, the Alpha Sentry One™ is a value engineered solution and a new addition to the BPSI family of products.
The Alpha Sentry One™ utilizes the same reliable technology as the full Building Sentry One™ (BSO) system, and produces the same result; toxin detection and identification with automatic HVAC shutdown (and other desired protocols) in seconds with no false alarms. The Alpha Sentry One™ also pushes real-time toxin and location data to first responders via BPSI’s optional 24/7/365 remote monitoring center to expedite a safe building rescue. By offering a value engineered compact sensor network and a smaller communications infrastructure BPSI is able to offer high quality protection at a small building price
“Our Class A building clients love the fact that we can offer this breakthrough security solution for their lobby or a vulnerable fresh air intake for such a low price. What’s more, we already had a call from a school district interested in perimeter air quality control...opening a whole new market for us.” Jay Poggi of BPSI is quoted.
The US Department of Homeland Security grants “Full Designation” to BPSI’s Building Sentry One and Metro Sentry One.
San Francisco, California - June 9th, 2008 – Building Protection Systems, Inc. (BPSI) announced today that their breakthrough technology the Building Sentry One™ and Metro Sentry One™ toxin detection systems both received designation upgrades to “FULL” SAFETY Act Designation - from the US Department of Homeland Security. “This elevated designation is another example of the expert validation that BPSI’s systems keep earning. We are absolutely pleased that the DHS has issued BPSI technology full designation. It is a clear indication of the trust in our technology that lives will be saved during certain acts of terrorism and as a result our customers will truly benefit from the extended SAFETY Act liability protections.” said Mike Welden of BPSI. The SAFETY Act of 2002 provides liability protections for suppliers, partners and upstream/downstream users of the SAFETY Act designated technology. The Act’s purpose is to encourage adoption of these designated Qualified Anti-Terrorist Technologies (QATT) that are designed to preserve human life. BPSI’s Full Designation is valid through June 30, 2013 with provisions to extend as needed.
Building Sentry One system shipped for installation in the New York market.
San Francisco, California – April 9th, 2008 – Building Protection Systems, Inc. announced today that they have shipped a Building Sentry One™ toxin protection system to their Authorized Service Provider in New York for their first of many installations in the New York market. “We are delighted to be protecting the thousands of workers, corporate executives and physical infrastructure of this large financial institution. The client’s leadership in protecting their people from a catastrophic attack via toxins placed into the HVAC system, or even accidental release, speaks volumes about their progressive executive team. Our partners in New York are doing a fabulous job.” said Mike Welden of BPSI.
Toxin Alerting Building Systems Inc. named as Premier Authorized Service Provider and Distributor for BPSI’s Building Sentry One™ in New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia…
San Francisco, California – May 29th, 2007– Building Protection Systems Inc. announced today that Toxin Alerting Building Systems, Inc. (TABS) has signed on as the ASP&D for New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Delaware and the United Kingdom. “Having an established partner in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Florida and Great Britain will catapult the Building Sentry One™ into buildings, protecting millions of office workers and physical infrastructure against targeted airborne chemical and radiological attacks or accidental contamination. We are very pleased. TABS’ expertise in those markets is phenomenal” said Mike Welden of BPSI. “We saw that the Building Sentry One™ truly solves a market problem and can protect lives and business property in the Financial Capital of the World. We are looking forward to driving this fantastic solution to market….” said Peter Striano, Chairman of TABS.
Toxin Alerting Building Systems, LLC. is a partnership between Unity International Group and leaders in municipal & building design and corporate infrastructure management. Divisions of Unity International Group provide several decades of experience in system design, installation, maintenance and monitoring: Unity Electric will provide system installation, electrical and network cabling and maintenance services, while a second division, Uni-Data & Communications, Inc. will provide 24 x 7 monitoring of Building Sentry One™ installations from their Network Operations Center, and will capture chemical and radiological information useful to first responders.
BPSI Building Sentry One™ receives FDNY and New York Department of Buildings “Site-Specific” MEA approval.
San Francisco, California - March 20, 2007 – Building Protection Systems, Inc. (BPSI) announced today that they have received a “Site Specific” Mechanical Equipment Acceptance (MEA) approval from the New York Department of Buildings after a lengthy review by both the New York Fire Department and the Department of Buildings. “This is a terrific step in our planned Building Sentry One™ roll-out to protect the millions of office workers in Manhattan and surrounding Central Business Districts (CBD’s) against a targeted terrorist attack” said Mike Welden of BPSI. In February, BPSI demonstrated the fully operational Building Sentry One™ system to FDNY Inspectors, Engineers and Chiefs from the Technology and Hazardous Materials divisions and engineers from the Department of Buildings. They saw the BPSI technology as highly useful in protecting not only building occupants, but as a system to protect first responders through the real-time information that the Building Sentry One™ provides. The Site Specific MEA allows new, favorable technologies to be installed into specific locations to be further evaluated by an independent testing lab and by the FDNY as a precursor to being approved for a “City Wide” MEA Number.
BPSI Receives SAFETY Act Designation for Building Sentry One Technology
San Francisco, California - October 27th, 2006 - Building Protection Systems, Inc. (BPSI) announced today that it has received SAFETY Act Designation for its breakthrough technology, Building Sentry One. SAFETY Act Designation provides insurance and litigation safeguards for BPSI, its clients and partners, in order to encourage adoption of Anti-Terrorism technology deemed by the Department of Homeland Security to be essential to protecting critical infrastructure from acts of terrorism.
BPSI Produces System for Containment of Building-Targeted Terrorism
San Francisco, California - July 25th, 2006 - Building Protection Systems, Inc. (BPSI) announced today that it has successfully produced and tested the first to market system for monitoring, detecting and containing airborne toxins in large commercial buildings. The announcement comes as BPSI enters discussions with two premiere REITs for a pilot program to introduce Building Sentry One, BPSI's innovative contaminant prevention system, into the Class A Commercial Office market.