LEID’s Access.it Electronic Access Lockers will be installed to save aircrew time while maintaining security of equipment and ensuring squadron “readiness”

Auburn Hills, MI – December 4, 2014 LEID Products, LLC., the leader of electronic locker and cabinet storage with biometric asset protection and control, today announced that it has been hired to complete a project to remove existing lockers and install its Access.it Asset Management System’s electronic access lockers at 161st Air Refueling Wing (ARW).

The system will store the flight crew’s airman safety bags that contain equipment such as helmet and oxygen gear – including equipment that must be recalibrated in between flights for safety reasons. The 161st ARW joins a long list of military bases that have chosen to replace antiquated storage methods with new technology to enhance productivity. The Access.it Asset Management System will replace old manual lockers to eliminate the time consuming manual logging it requires of the staff currently. Flight crew safety will be ensured with real-time tracking reports to provide full accountability that equipment has been calibrated and is ready to go.

LEID Products’ Access.it Asset Management System is equipped with electronic lockers and a web enabled controller that electronically tracks all activity, validates entry codes and provides secure web-based reports for administrators. Users are able to access and manage the lockers through an LCD-keypad and/or card reader interface. All systems are able to be managed on premise or via a remote web-based administration platform. Beyond initial installation and warranty period, LEID Products offers ongoing service contracts for continued support throughout the newly extended life of the equipment.

“Often times in an Access.it replacement project, we are replacing antiquated electronic systems, but in this case we are replacing a more ‘old fashion’ method: manual combination lockers,” said Sam Hoff, president, LEID Products. “The new system will save the 161st ARW staff time as they are no longer required to keep manual logs. The command staff has proven their forward thinking attitude and dedication toward its staff and the organization’s safety procedures. They’ve done their due diligence in researching options for replacing a time consuming system, with technology that will ensure its flight crew safety while saving time.”

The new lockers at 161st ARW will have open backs to track entrance into lockers and provide electronic reports detailing all locker access for administrators via a unique dedicated PC. The dedicated PC will be installed by LEID Products by the request of the organization, as it wants to keep the system separate for security purposes. The system can be accessed by 161st ARW management and patrons through that PC, or through an LCD-keypad interface attached to the unit or via a remote web browser. The units are manufactured with 16 gauge galvanneal steel and coated with powder coat paint to protect against wear and tear. Patron compartments are secured with robust electronic rotary latches.

About LEID Products:

Law Enforcement Intelligent Devices (LEID), LLC is the manufacturing leader of electronic locker and cabinet storage with biometric asset protection and control. Originally founded to assist police departments in securing guns, weapons, radios, etc. through an electronic tracking and fingerprinting system, LEID products are also utilized to track books within a library system, medical supplies, laptops and even business documents to selected personnel. Their Biometric Access Control Systems (BACS™) streamlines operations and provides full accountability for critical business assets. For more information and demonstrations of our products, visit www.leidproducts.com.


Georgia H. Whalen