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Wildeck Awarded Patent for Open Gate Alarm System

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Wildeck Awarded Patent for Open Gate Alarm System



Wildeck's newly patented EdgeAlert open gate alarm system is designed to continuously monitor gate status and warns personnel when gates are inadvertently left open.

Wildeck, Inc. has been awarded U.S. Patent No. 9,834,975 for its innovative Hazard Alert Device for Elevated Barrier, known commercially as Wildeck's EdgeAlert open gate alarm system.

"In today's busy distribution centers, warehouses and manufacturing facilities, an open gate on an elevated mezzanine level is a serious safety concern that could result in an employee falling and sustaining severe injury, including broken bones, lacerations or even death. For every elevated application where an open gate situation could occur, an early warning device such as the EdgeAlert could make all the difference," said a company spokesperson. When properly installed, the EdgeAlert alarm will signal an open gate condition with a highly visible flashing light and a loud audible alarm. Use of Wildeck's EdgeAlert can also assist facilities in compliance with federal and state safety regulations.

The EdgeAlert alarm is easy to operate and can be installed on new or existing swing gates, slide gates, tilt gates and scissor gates. It includes a 120 VAC plug-in power supply and can also be powered by four long life alkaline D cell batteries. A single-pole, single-throw 30V, 2A, 60W relay output is provided for connection to other alarms or safety controls. A dual-channel processor system is self-monitoring and will display a "fault" signal if a sensor or wiring problem is detected.

For maximum visibility at elevated and ground levels, amber-colored LED lights are located on the front and back of the alarm enclosure. When a gate is being used, workers may choose to silence the EdgeAlert alarm for 120 seconds by pressing the "Snooze/Acknowledge" button. However, during this brief loading or off-loading period, the highly visible warning light continues to flash. Once an open gate has been closed and secured, users can reset the EdgeAlert alarm by pressing the "Snooze/Acknowledge" button again, or simply opt for the Automatic Reset mode.

For more information contact:

Wildeck, Inc.

405 Commerce St.

Waukesha, WI 53186

262-549-4000

info@wildeck.com

www.wildeck.com

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