Telular and Sonitrol announce distribution agreement

SSN Staff  - 
Friday, February 1, 2002

VERNON HILLS, Ill.-Telular Corp. and Sonitrol Corp. have agreed to distribute Telular's Classic series of UL-listed back-up products through Sonitrol's franchise network of more than 150 dealer locations. The celluar back-up products, called Telguard Classic, are expected to increase sales for Sonitrol due to affordable pricing and ease of installation, according to a recent press release.

The products communicate wire-lessly over existing cellular networks. The Telular products connect to Sonitrol's security system in series with the RJ31X phone jack, enabling the unit to monitor the telephone line used by the security system and detect if the telephone line has been disabled. If the control panel tries to communicate, the Telguard unit will establish a connection and transmit an alarm to the central station through the cellular network.

Security equipment OK'd by school board

EAST PENN, Penn.-In July, the school board here approved the installation of security and safety equipment totalling more than $261,000 to fulfill its goal of securing its 11 schools.

Wind Gap Electric of Wind Gap, Penn. will install door access controllers and a voice and video systems. Builders Door and Hardware Inc. of Allentown, Penn. will install door entry sensors on 35 school doors. More security cameras are scheduled to be installed in the high school. Funding for the project will be drawn from the district's capital reserve account.

The school board is also considering the installation of safety gates and fences at two entrances to Emmaus High School. The barricades would create an enclosed courtyard to stop unwanted people and traffic from entering school grounds. That system would cost about $180,000.