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Janus Elevator Products
Janus Elevator Products offers its Panachrome 3D product in a range of profiles to suit all applications. The Panachrome 3D light curtain combines safety and aesthetics with its infrared protection between the doors and innovative illumination along the length to make it appropriate for all installations.
Combining a 154-beam light curtain between the doors with a landing door 3D detection zone, the Panachrome 3D has illuminated red/green segments to visually inform the passenger when it is safe to enter or leave the elevator. The detectors will illuminate green if the doors are opening, flash red as they start to close and stay red as they move together. The most recent addition to the product range is the Ultraslim 3/8-inch profile that fits unobtrusively to the elevator-door edge. All products in the range can be used on center-opening and side-opening doors. Info: 800.527.9156, www.januselevator.com
Esmet Inc. of Canton, Ohio, offers the TUFLOC 50 and 60 series high-security locks for utility, service and delivery vehicles as well as building doorsinward, outward, double-swinging, sliding and rollup. The locks are built with two interlocking wings made from nickel-plated investment-cast 304 stainless-steel. Bolt holes are recessed to resist tampering, and carriage bolts are positioned low within the wings, reducing the possibility of forced entry.
A rekeyable Medeco high-security lock cylinder is built into one of the wings, engaging and disengaging the bolt assembly. The cylinder is designed for drill resistance; a carbide insert resists cutting at the locking point. Left- and right-hand models are available. Info: 800.321.0870, www.esmet.com
1-800-PACK-RAT partners with fixed self-storage businesses to provide customers with portable weatherproof containers. With no investment, storage owners can receive a percentage of the revenue when customers have a PACK-RAT container delivered to homes or businesses. The container can be filled at the customers pace before being picked up on demand to be moved to another location or stored in PACK-RATs climate-controlled and video-monitored warehouses.
Containers are also an ideal on-site storage option for renovation jobs, home staging or construction. PACKRAT has established business alliances with the Security Self Storage chain in Raleigh, N.C., as well as other independent providers in Charlotte and Greensboro, N.C.; Chicago and Washington, D.C., and will have 25 facilities open nationally by the end of this year. Info: 212.226.8144, www.1800packrat.com
Building Science Resources
CertainTeed is helping building professionals understand more about the dynamics of a building with its free Building Science in-depth resources on the Internet. Building Science takes a systems approach to construction by applying the fundamentals of building dynamics to the relationships between each of the buildings components and its environment. It addresses areas of concern in existing buildings, including location, products and intended use.
Building Science guides industry professionals through the design, code compliance and material selection. CertainTeeds Building Science experts, with more than 75 combined years in the building industry, are available to offer technical training about products, installation and systems; national, state and local code assistance; material selection assistance for sustainable design and construction; and installation guidance for unusual construction. Info: 610.341.7328, www.certainteed.com/buildingscience
SSDS and SIA
Release Audio CD
Self Storage Data Services (SSDS) and Storage Investment Advisors (SIA) offer a free audio CD recording of the Fall 2006 Self-Storage Forum conducted in September during the SSA Fall Conference & Trade Show. The forum is a semiannual program in which industry leaders share insight about self-storage markets.
Hosted by Beacon Realty Capital, LaSalle Bank, SSDS and SIA, and moderated by Bruce Manley, chief executive officer of United Stor-All Centers, the interactive discussion covers lending and valuation differences in A-, B- and C-level property assets; whether the industry is on the verge of another development cycle; macroeconomic trends and their corresponding effects on the self-storage industry; and the growth of institutional investment in self-storage properties. Info: 713.376.2038, www.siallp.com
U.S. Door & Building Components
Model 502 Door
US Door & Building Components introduces the Model 502 Roll-Up Door featuring a fully enclosed barrel and new easy-to-adjust tension device. The 502s new galvanized steel barrel surrounds the axle, drums and a fully lubricated spring assembly. The state-of-the-art door barrel provides even lifting along the width of the door opening and a protective barrier against barrel dents. Available for areas of up to 12 feet by 12 feet, the doors are easy to install, operate and maintain. The 502 is available in 22 pre-finished colors and is a wind-load rated version. Info: 877.877.8875, www.usdoor.com
Extreme CCTV International Inc.
REG-Z1 License Plate Capture
Extreme CCTV International Inc. has released the REG-Z1 License Plate Capture camera to deliver definitive high-contrast license plate capture up to 120 feet, the furthest operational range of the REG product family. Based on award-winning REG technology currently in successful application at thousands of sites worldwide, the REG-Z1 operates under any lighting condition, from total darkness to direct glare from high-beam headlights. The system also features an overview camera that captures additional video evidence such as vehicle shape, color and other details. Info: 888.409.2288, www.extremecctv.com
Self Storage Education Network
Industry veterans Chris McGrath and Neal Gussis have become the newest faculty members for the Self Storage Education Network. Both have recorded sessions of interest to owners and managers of all-sized facilities.
McGrath is president of New York Capitol Consultants and executive director of the New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Vermont State Self Storage associations. His session, The Service-members Civil Relief Act, reviews federal legislation regarding self-storage as it relates to men and women on active duty.
As a principal with Chicago-based Beacon Realty Capital Inc., Gussis brings 20 years of real estate experience and mortgage lending to his session, What Should You Expect for Construction and Permanent Loans? The topic covers financing insights for newcomers as well as owners considering refinancing options.
The SSEN is dedicated to providing education for owners and managers via the Internet. Info: www.selfstorageeducation.net
Microsoft ISV Managed Partner Program
ONeil Software has been accepted into Microsofts Managed Portfolio, which entitles the company to a dedicated Microsoft Tele Partner account manager who will work with ONeil to grow its Microsoft relationship. A Microsoft professional will also assist ONeil with sales, marketing and technology.
ONeil recently attained Gold Certified status in the Microsoft Partner Program with a competency in oSV/Software solutions for its flagship product, RS-SQL Records Management Software. Info: 949.458.1234, www.oneilsoft.com
The Dickson Co.
Spanish-speaking personnel and organizations with quality concerns requiring accurate monitoring of temperature and humidity can now access a Spanish version of The Dickson Companys easy-to-use data logging software. The new Dickson Spanish Language Software is Microsoft Windows compatible and provides users all Dicksonware Software functionality. Features include the ability to view data from all Dickson data logger models; graphical or tabular data display; simple viewing or zoomin of all logged data; effortless exporting of data and graphs; complete data downloads in seconds; and battery-power status display. Info: 800.757.3747, www.dicksonweb.com