Stahlin non-metallic enclosure modifications contribute to a new outdoor emergency device with added functionality and increased reliability

The Situation

For more than a decade, Metis Secure engineers have studied and mastered a variety of technologies and methods of providing emergency warnings.

The company recently introduced a new product line: the MS-6100 Emergency Help Station.

This new, innovative alerting device is housed in a weatherproof, vandal-resistant exterior box that expands the application of our emergency notification system to locations such as outdoor parks, bus, train and subway stations, parking garages, parks and courtyards.

The Challenge

In addition to enabling the transmission of wireless signals, the enclosure housing the MS-6100 Emergency Help Station had to be able to handle the demands of an outdoor environ- ment and be highly visible.

Metis Secure needed an enclosure that could be molded in a bold yellow color and it would also need to be modified to ensure easy installation of components including an emergency light and heating element.

They also needed the enclosure to remain watertight over time.

The Solution

They felt fiberglass would be a prime choice of materials.

First, fiberglass would allow the transmission of wireless signals. Typically, an exposed metal enclosure would require an external antenna to ensure signals could be sent and received. The company’s systems are placed in extreme urban environments. They anticipated damage to antennas would compromise the functionality of the device, could pose a safety risk and create an ongoing maintenance and service issue.

Metis determined that Stahlin’s Non-Metallic DS (DiamondShield®) Series would meet their needs. The Stahlin DiamondShield® Series was developed for design, flexibility, and pleasing aesthetics. Applications include high-end electronics, harsh corrosive environments, and industrial applications both indoors and out.

“Stahlin’s DiamondShield® continues to meet all of our criteria. Stahlin was able to mold the MS-6100 with a bright safety yellow color. The enclosures proved to be rugged enough to resist vandalism. They accommodate and protect all of our controls." - Dave Hochendoner, Chief Technical Officer, Metis Secure Solutions

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