HSI Sensing debuts new high-security sensor achieving highest UL security class

HSI Sensing, an Oklahoma-based manufacturer of custom reed switch and sensor technology, recently announced its Sentinel high-security entry-point sensor has been UL 634 Level 2 listed, placing it among an elite group of security sensors capable of monitoring highly sensitive areas. HSI Sensing is one of only five companies worldwide to achieve the UL 634 Level 2 listing.

“We are very excited to announce the availability of Sentinel,” said Ryan Posey, CEO of HSI Sensing. “By using Hall effect technology, we were able to develop a new and unique product that meets all the needs of the high-security industry. Sentinel is an innovative product intended to be a door contact or entry point sensor useful in a wide range of security applications, for monitoring everything from bank safes to doors in government facilities.”

Sentinel is designed with a wide range of anti-tamper features that allow it to resist physical, electrical and magnetic tampering, all in a package 50 percent smaller than comparable sensors while still offering adaptive digital processing. At the core of Sentinel, multiple Hall sensors detect the actuator’s magnetic field in the X Y and Z axis. Most security sensors only detect the presence of a magnetic field. Sentinel can detect small changes in the magnetic field caused by other magnets or movement from the actuator. This technology makes Sentinel ideal for monitoring highly sensitive areas, including Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF), financial institutions, data centers, military facilities, prisons, power grid facilities, airports, seaports and other high-level secure applications.

UL, a global independent safety science company, introduced its UL 634 as the standard for all connectors and switches for use in burglar-alarm systems. It is the standard for SCIF intrusion detection systems for the government Intelligence Community, which has a preference for Level 2 devices. The UL 634 requires 40 standards be met to be listed, an additional eight testing criteria to achieve Level 1 and another eight requirements to achieve UL 634 Level 2. These eight requirements for Level 2 include passing a switch assembly removal test, a magnetic field compromise test and an extended endurance test.

Sentinel is offered in two variations, with a rear-exit cable and side-exit, metal jacketed cable. Every Sentinel sensor includes a recessed tamper plate, actuator, mounting hardware and security screws. It’s aluminum housing can be anodized in a limited number of colors to help match the entry point it is monitoring. To learn more about Sentinel and place an order visit www.hsisensing.com/research-development/sentinel.

About HSI Sensing

Headquartered in Chickasha, Oklahoma, HSI Sensing (Hermetic Switch, Inc.) is the innovative leader in the engineering and precision manufacturing of custom reed switch and sensor technology. The industry experts in solving problems for customers in challenging design applications, they also precision manufacture those solutions to ensure consistent, unmatched quality.

Since 1968 HSI Sensing, an ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 registered company, has been the premier choice for custom and standard reed switches, proximity sensors, and other sensing technologies for an array of industries including fluid control devices, reed relays, implantable medical devices, aerospace, heavy equipment, communications, transportation, and more. Their products are used in a variety of applications including commercial and military jet engines, security systems, commercial lawn mowers, external defibrillators, implantable medical devices, space station equipment, animal tracking, and more.

HSI Sensing is a privately-held company wholly owned by the employees. For more information about HSI Sensing, please call 405.224.4046 or visit www.hsisensing.com.