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SentryHound-Pro stops personal electronic devices in their tracks

Ferrous detection portal more sensitive than metal detection but with less false triggers

Metuchen - New Jersey, January 18, 2021

Berkeley Varitronics Systems, Inc. (BVS), a leading provider of advanced wireless security, test, safety and cybersecurity solutions and products sees strong growth in their ferrous detection products.

SentryHound-Pro™ Ferromagnetic Contraband Portal is a dual pole (also works as a single pole) portal solution to detect unauthorized or illegal PEDs (Personal Electronic Devices) including cell phones, tablets, laptops, smartwatches, wearables and even weapons including guns and knives. This detection works whether the devices are powered on or off.

SentryHound-Pro’s ferromagnetic inspection zones are highly sensitive to trace amounts of ferrous material found in plastic cell phones and miniaturized electronics. These same cell phones slip through regular metal detection but not SentryHound-Pro because of its sensitivity, unique motion detection and enhanced false trigger rejection.

Standard metal detectors falsely trigger on all kinds of commonly used metals including titanium found in medical and prosthetic implants and aluminum used in everyday containers but not SentryHound-Pro. This allows for a rapid foot traffic in perimeter security and checkpoints of pockets, bags, purses, clothing and even body cavities.

Setup of the unit out of the box typically takes less than 30 seconds from powering up to full operation. SentryHound-Pro ferromagnetic contraband portal is lightweight (only 17 pounds per pole) so it can be transported and deployed by any security personnel instantly. Unlike most walk-through or gated metal detection systems, SentryHound-Pro detects full head-to-toe (75 inches) with light-up zones to pinpoint the area or zone of interest.

SentryHound-Pro Ferromagnetic Contraband Portal is fully sealed against the elements for rugged indoor and outdoor use and contains a sealed gel cell internal rechargeable battery for a full day of continuous power. SentryHound-Pro also features security key lock and dry trigger contacts for alarms, DVRs, video surveillance and intrusion detection systems.

SentryHound-Pro pricing starts at $4,995 with discounts for multiple sensor poles and is available directly from Berkeley Varitronics Systems.


Scott Schober (BVS CEO and President)