Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will use the System to Ensure Maintenance and Security of Department Assets

Auburn Hills, MI – June 12, 2012 – LEID Products, LLC., the leader of electronic locker and cabinet storage with biometric asset protection and control, today announced Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will implement the Biometric Access Control System (BACS™). SIUE will use the electronic access cabinets to store critical shared assets and the BACS ID Station Kiosk, which serves as the control point for access to assets stored in electronic storage units. 

There are 39 police officers in the SIUE police department, staffing two campuses and sharing a number of department assets. The department wants to begin to focus on accountability for shared equipment, tracking equipment, and basic inventory needs. The police department plans to store Tasers, radios, AED’s, cameras, and officer equipment using the new BACS system.

The BACS system ensures proper maintenance and security of department assets, and will diminish issues SIUE has experienced. Each asset contains an RFID chip for tracking purposes, the system encompasses the BACS ID Station Kiosk and storage cabinets with electronic rotary latch locks to secure all front doors; law enforcement clients use to secure weapons, night vision goggles, lasers, AEDs, surveillance equipment and more. Remote access is available, allowing administrators the ability to control the system at all times. The BACS ID Station Kiosk uses a biometric (fingerprint) reader allowing only authorized users to access assets, each user is restricted to access to only the items they have been qualified to use by the administrator.

“The SIUE Police Department is excited about the purchase of the LEID Biometric Asset Control System,” said Gina Hays, Chief of Police, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. “We anticipate the benefits of accountability, maintenance, and security of police department equipment and believe this is the first step in our ability to streamline our asset management process.”

The BACS system – developed for LEID Products by Patti Engineering ( – is a proven asset management system used in law enforcement departments throughout the country to securely store and track weapons and valuable equipment allowing for full accountability of armory assets. LEID Products recently announced version 2.0 of the BACS ID Station Kiosk, which includes enhancements to its sleek tamper proof construction and larger kiosk screen for additional security and functionality.

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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