Two Insiders to Bring 'Undefeatable' Door Contact to Alarm IndustryMAGNASPHERE in the News
by SECURITY SYSTEM NEWS Staff
WAUKESHA, WI. August 30, 2010. Two former alarm company owners, Michael Keegan and Chris Utter, have teamed up with a company called Magnasphere to bring a new kind of door contact to the alarm industry, one that they believe will become the industry standard within five years.
“The reed switches are going to go the way of the photoelectric beam,” Keegan predicted.
Most alarm dealers know about the vulnerability of your garden-variety reed-switch door contact, Keegan said. “If you present a magnet to the outside of a door where the contact is, you can open the door and never set off the alarm.”
The Magnasphere switch, on the other hand, is a “magnetic sphere or ball contact,” which Keegan says cannot be defeated with a magnet without setting off the alarm. It is also made of metal, which makes it “virtually indestructible,” he said.