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The Original BACS Kiosk a Proven Workhorse
Customer Spotlight: Former Farmington Hills Police Chief, William Dwyer
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Greetings! 

 

LEID Products is proud to introduce the monthly "The LEIDing Edge" Newsletter. LEID Products is the leading innovator of high security electronic locker, cabinet and gun rack storage systems with tracking and reporting.

 

Each issue of The LEIDing Edge will feature an article covering an asset management/inventory control storage topic or application, and a 'Spotlight' article on an innovative forward-thinking customer who has adapted our 21st Century technology.

 

We are going back to our roots with our topic for this month; we will look at the performance of the original Biometric Access Control System (BACS) ID Station Kiosk installed in 2006 at our beta site, Farmington Hills PoliceDepartment. For our customer in the 'Spotlight', we thought it would be most appropriate for us to begin this tradition by featuring the former Farmington Hills Police Chief, William Dwyer.

 

For our Library customers, please note we are attending the American Library Association's Annual Conference this weekend in Anaheim, California. Visit us at booth #625 to learn more about our iLibrary System.

 

We always love your feedback. Let us know if there is a specific topic or application you are interested in or if you have comments on what we have covered here. Thank you for your interest in LEID Products!  

 

Best regards,

 

Georgia H. Whalen

Director of Marketing

LEID Products, LLC

Direct: (978)697-2664

gwhalen@leidproducts.com

www.LEIDProducts.com

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The Original BACS Kiosk a Proven Workhorse

The heart and brains of LEID Products Biometric Access Control System (BACS™) is our kiosk. The BACS ID Station Kiosk houses the customized asset management software and database and serves as the control point for access to assets stored in electronic storage units. The kiosk includes a biometric fingerprint reader for access authentication and an RFID Reader for asset verification. It is with great pleasure that we can report to you that our original kiosk 2006 installation at our beta site, The Farmington Hills Police Department in Michigan, is still performing like a workhorse.


Since 2006, how many computers have you gone through? Most of us have replaced our own personal computer at least once since 2006. Whether our client is a law enforcement agency tracking assets, or a private corporation protecting and tracking development materials, we understand the expectation our clients have when investing in a system to improve their operations. Durability, reliability and sustainability are of vital importance. The Farmington Hills Police Department BACS ID Station Kiosk has stood the test of time; enduring the demands and conditions required for daily operational use storing and tracking weapons and assets maintained for over one hundred officers.


LEID's Electronic Gun RackLeading a police department is a challenging endeavor, the chief is not only leading the officers and staff under his or her command, they are doing so with high visibility and accountability to the entire community. In the case of the Farmington Hills Police Department, retired Chief Bill Dwyer (featured in our spotlight), implemented the innovative BACS System to improve the department's asset management and streamline operations.

 

The return on investment was realized years ago. With the BACS System there are no manual logs to keep or misplaced equipment to locate. Inventory is electronically tracked and accounted for. Officers use the system to check out equipment they are authorized to use for

BACS ID Station Kiosk
New BACS ID Station
patrol duty on a self-service basis. The BACS System also tracks equipment maintenance requirements enhancing inventory management. Commander Matt Koehn manages the BACS System and has estimated they save approximately 11 hours in manpower weekly using the system. Additional savings have been realized by not replacing lost equipment and purchasing less equipment on a yearly basis.

 


While the original version of our BACS ID Station Kiosk is still going strong we have diligently worked to improve and enhance the design. In March, LEID introduced version 2.0 of the BACS ID Station Kiosk, Product enhancements in version 2.0 include all steel, tamper proof construction and a larger kiosk screen. The unit now comes equipped with wheels, so it is more easily moved. However, the unit can still be permanently installed. 

 

Spotlight on Bill Dwyer
Bill Dwyer
In each issue of our new monthly LEID Newsletter we are going to feature an innovative forward-thinking customer who has adapted our 21st Century technology. We thought it would be most appropriate for us to begin this tradition by featuring the former Farmington Hills Police Chief, William Dwyer.
For 23 years Dwyer served as Farmington Hills Chief of Police, running one of the state's most efficient police forces and made Farmington Hills one of Michigan's safest cities.

 

"Bill Dwyer is a true leader who is not afraid to think outside the box; he allowed the Farmington Hills Police Department to serve as our Beta site," said Sam Hoff, president of LEID Products. "We appreciate Bill's initiative and vision to see how adopting cutting-edge technology can create great benefits in terms of improved operations."

 

"I believe in the product, it is an excellent tool for accountability. Like any department, there was always misplaced equipment. The BACS System turned that around completely, proving to be an asset to the department, saving time and money through the years." Dwyer stated in regards to his decision to implement LEID's BACS System in the Farmington Hills Police Department.

 

Dwyer has dedicated his life to public service. His 48 year law enforcement career started with 23 years of service with the Detroit Police Department where he served as the Commander of the Narcotics Division for 7 years. Moving on, Dwyer was renowned for his successful leadership serving as the Chief of Police for Farmington Hills Police Department for 23 years. After his retirement in 2008, Dwyer served as the city of Warren's Police Commissioner from 2008 to 2010. In this new role, Dwyer instituted reforms that saved the city millions of dollars but still brought violent crime down 22% in the first year alone.

 

Publicly elected to serve as commissioner of Oakland County's 14th District in 2010, Dwyer is seeking re-election to serve a second term on the Oakland County Board of Commissioners. As with his law enforcement endeavors, Dwyer quickly became known for his work ethic as a commissioner, serving on more committees than any other member of the Oakland County Board.

 

Dwyer chairs the Ethics Ad Hoc Committee and the Parity Task Force, is vice chair of Public Services, and is a member of the Finance, Human Resources, Legislative and the Audit Committees.

 

In addition to his professional work, Dwyer has contributed to the community in many other capacities. He holds or has held governance positions with the Boy Scouts of America; the Optimist Club of Farmington/Farmington Hills; the Oakland County Substance Abuse Advisory Council; the Farmington/Farmington Hills Multicultural Multiracial Community Council; the Citizens' Crime Prevention Advisory Committee; the Farmington Hills Police Benevolent Association; Farmington Hills' Commission on Children, Youth and Families; and the Farmington/Farmington Hills Foundation for Youth and Families.

 

Dwyer lives in Farmington Hills with Doris, his wife of more than 50 years. They have two adult sons, David and Michael, and three grandchildren, Kathie, Branden and Jack.


LEID Products in the News

  

ALA Annual Conference 2012

LEID Products Attending the American Libraries Association Annual Conference
 
LEID Products to Showcase their iLibrary System Including Kiosk and Electronic Lockers at Booth 625 - A Complete Self-Service 'Mini' Library Solution

 

 

 

 

LEID Products Installs Mini Library at a Shell Gas Station in Madison County Kentucky

 

Using LEID Products Electronic Lockers, Madison County Public Library Expands their 'Library-on-the-GO' Program to Meet Growing Patron Demand.

 

 

BACS logoLEID Products Announces University Police Department Will Implement BACS System 

 

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

 

  

 

 

Skip Richardson
Skip Richardson
 

 

 LEID Products Hires New Federal Account Director

 

High Security Storage Solution Provider Hires Skip Richardson to Manage and Expand Growth in Federal Business Sector

Please keep in touch with us via our social media channels, we always look forward to hearing from you!
 
Sincerely,
 
Georgia Whalen
LEID Products

LEID Products is the leader of electronic locker and cabinet storage with biometric asset protection and control. With our trademarked Biometric Access Control Systems (BACS™), we streamline operations at military facilities, law enforcement departments, universities/colleges, amusement parks, library systems, software developers and large corporations by securing, tracking and providing full accountability to our clients' critical business assets.