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In this issue of the LEIDing Edge we will share with you the story of how and why LEID Products formed. Originally called Law Enforcement Intelligent Devices, as our market segments expanded from law enforcement to federal government, commercial companies and Libraries, we shortened the name to LEID Products.


The original concept for the company was the brainchild of Rick Crigger; a veteran law enforcement officer who rose through the ranks of the Waterford, Michigan Police Department. Rick Crigger spent 28 years serving as an officer and administrator in law enforcement.


When he and his colleagues were unable to locate a critical piece of equipment, Rick knew there had to be a better way. He knew the system in place for storing and tacking equipment moving in and out of the station every day just wasn't working. The old pen and paper method was outdated, frustrating, and inefficient.

After inventing the BACS System in his mind and developing prototypes that came very close to what he pictured in his mind, Rick met and partnered with Sam Hoff, president of Patti Engineering. The Patti Engineering team brought the BACS System to life and LEID Products was formed. 

We have to thank Rick for being the man behind our Biometric Access Control System (BACS) -Thank you, Rick! In this issue of our LEIDing Edge Newsletter, we will shine the spotlight on Rick.

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Best regards,


Georgia H. Whalen

Director of Marketing

LEID Products, LLC


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 Inventive and Determined Law Enforcement Professional Invents BACS System, Sparks the Idea that is LEID Products

Waterford Police Badge At one point, when Rick Crigger was working for the Police Department in Waterford, Michigan, the ineffective, old method for tracking valuable assets and weapons in the station got to be too much. Rick describes it as "a nightmare of a process." One day, officers noticed that a shot gun was missing. After a few days, the department was required to alert the FBI to the missing weapon and the FBI came in to try and help locate the shot gun. Two weeks went by before an officer returned from vacation to alert his colleagues that he could not find a supervisor to check the gun back in before leaving for vacation, so he locked it in his personal locker. Although the location of the weapon was safe - the stress this caused and waste of time not only on the department's behalf, but also on the FBI's behalf - Rick knew there had to be a better way.


Click here to read how Rick's vision of a 'better way' became LEID Products.

 Spotlight on Rick Crigger - The Man Behind BACS

Rick Crigger grew up in Waterford, Michigan, where his Father owned Crigger Welding and Supply Co. He was educated by his Father on business and welding. Rick grew up in a home where, if you needed something, you built it yourself. This lifestyle and mindset, distilled in him from a very young age, is what drives his inventive nature. 



 Click here to learn more about the man behind the BACS System.

LEID Products in the News


Access.itLEID Products Introduces New Touchscreen Keypad for Electronic Locker Systems


Highlights Sleek Design, Enhanced User-Friendly Interface with Additional Functionality


 BACS ID Station Kiosk 

LEID Products Unveils Financial Benefits of the BACS System


Retired Chief of Police Details Responsibility of Department Budget and Involvement in First Deployments of the BACS System





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.


About LEID Products 

Law Enforcement Intelligent Devices (LEID), LLC is the leader in electronic locker and cabinet storage with biometric asset protection and control. Originally founded to assist police departments in securing guns, weapons, radios, etc. through an electronic tracking and fingerprinting system, LEID products are also utilized to track books within a library system, medical supplies, laptops and even business documents to selected personnel. Their Biometric Access Control Systems (BACS™) streamlines operations and provides full accountability for critical business assets. For more information and demonstrations of our products, visit www.leidproducts.com.