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Since 9/11, security at airports has improved immensely. Nonetheless, beyond making sure weapons do not make it into the airport, counterterrorism efforts must include preventing unauthorized access to airport security staff's weapons.  Serving the immense need for proper security, storage and tracking of assets within airports, LEID Products is now offering the BACS Asset Management System to the Airline Industry. Read this month's article for the details.
Our spotlight article this month is on Mark Lister, Founder and President of StratTechs, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in brokering technology within the Defense, Intelligence, and Homeland Security markets. Mark is currently working with our federal team to build on our previous success to increase LEID's footprint in the Federal Government sector.

Thank you for your interest in LEID Products! 


Best regards,


Georgia H. Whalen 
Director of Marketing 
LEID Products, LLC 
Direct: (978)697-2664 

BACS Moves into the Airline Industry
LEID's patented Biometric Access Control Systems (BACS™) protects weapons and critical assets by ensuring accountability and controlled accessibility while enabling our clients to achieve ultimate efficiency and productivity. With proven 'rock-solid' performance, BACS Systems have improved critical asset management for our clients since 2006.

BACS Airport Asset Management System BACS Systems have broad application in a wide range of environments, such as those integrated in military facilities, law enforcement departments, universities/colleges, government agencies, medical facilities, large corporations and now airports.

The Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) focus on counterterrorism improvement through intelligence and cutting edge technology is a top priority for the Airline Industry. Intelligent technology makes airports more efficient and secure. While much has been done since 9/11 to improve screening of passengers to prevent weapons from making it past security check points, many airports have not invested in technology to prevent unauthorized access to airport police and security staff's weapons, keys and critical assets. Airport staff must remain vigilant that access to security sensitive assets be protected from falling into the wrong hands. The BACS System eliminates this potential liability while reducing the negative cost repercussions of human error in asset management.


 The BACS AssetBACS ID Station touch screen Management System for the Airline Industry is an advanced asset management system for the oversight, tracking and security of weaponry, keys and other critical assets. Eliminating paper-based processes and using BACS biometric and RFID technology streamlines the management of weapons to ensure a secure credential management solution to  prevent unauthorized weapons access, increase safety, eliminate inefficiencies and reduce the time it takes to get airport security staff on the job.  


 LEID Products' BACS technology stores and electronically locks access to rifles, tasers, handguns, other armory assets and ammunition. The BACS System is made up of any combination of long arm Smart Rail Gun Racks, single firearm Smart Guard Handgun Safes, BACS Key Cabinets, tall profile Electronic Access Cabinets, and easily configurable Electronic Modular Access Units. The system is configured from the central BACS ID Station kiosk so an administrator can enroll users, manage access permissions, view logs for tracking, and ensure proper maintenance and accessibility. Web-enabled administrative access allows for real-time remote monitoring and control.  


LEID's expansion of the BACS System for the Airline Industry is a natural progression of the company's goal to help organizations maintain proper asset management in any field that requires handling of critical devices and resources. Contact LEID's team if you are interested in learning  more.  



LEIDing Edge Spotlight on Mark Lister
Founder and President of StratTechs, Inc.

Mark Lister
Mark Lister

We have all heard that one of the golden rules of great leadership is to surround yourself with people who know more than you do! Skip Richardson - our colleague whom we lost way too early after his valiant battle with cancer - knew having an ally like Mark Lister would serve the company well.  Mark Lister was a longtime colleague of Skip Richardson, and we are shining the LEID spotlight on Mark this month.

Mark worked together with Skip on several different initiatives for various organizations.  Mark liked the fact that Skip thought big and strategically - Skip always had the big picture in mind.  Skip contacted Mark when he joined LEID Products to brief him on LEID's capabilities and brainstorm business development possibilities. Mark saw the value in LEID's BACS solution and opportunities where LEID Products could help enhance operational capabilities for end users while reducing costs within the Federal enterprise. Mark is currently working with our federal team to build on our previous success to increase LEID's footprint in the Federal Government sector.

Knowing Mark's roots, it is no surprise that Mark knows the federal sector inside and out. Mark was born and raised in Washington D.C., and now reside in Annapolis MD. Mark is the Founder and President of StratTechs, Inc. StratTechs is a consulting firm specializing in brokering technology within the Defense, Intelligence, and Homeland Security markets. Currently a member of the Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee, Mark recently completed service on the Secretary of the Navy Advisory Panel, and formerly served as Chairman of the Naval Research Advisory Committee, the senior scientific advisory group to the Secretary of the Navy, the Chief of Naval Operations, Commandant of the Marine Corps, and the Chief of Naval Research.

Formerly, Mark was Senior Vice President of Government Operations for the Sarnoff Corporation headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey.  In this capacity, he was responsible for setting the corporate strategy for the government sector, overseeing the management of Sarnoff's government programs, and serving as Sarnoff's legislative liaison.  

Mark founded, and from 2001 to 2005 served, as the Managing Director of the Rosettex Technology and Ventures Group, a joint venture of Sarnoff Corporation and SRI International.  He was responsible for leading a team of over 70 partners representing major technology consulting firms in translating research and developmental technology into sustainable user solutions.  Prior to Rosettex Technology and Ventures Group, Mark served as the Executive Director of the National Information Display Laboratory, and was responsible for directing research and development in the areas of advanced display and visualization systems, and other information technologies.  

Mark received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University, and a B.S. in Mathematics from St. Vincent College.  He also received an MEA from George Washington University. His government career began in 1981 at the Naval Research Laboratory, in Washington, D.C. where he was a member of the team responsible for the creation of the Global Positioning System (GPS).  In fact, Mark says his greatest professional achievement was being part of the team at the Naval Research Laboratory that designed and developed the world's first Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver which was used to help prove the viability of the GPS concept.

When Mark is not hard at work in the federal sector he enjoys spending time with his wife, Ann, who also happens to be his high school sweetheart, and their children Megan and Kevin. In his limited free time, Mark enjoys sailing in the beautiful Washington area bays.


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.