SOURCE: DKL International

October 06, 2006 09:18 ET

DKL and Justice Department Agency to Produce New Security Products

VIENNA, VA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 6, 2006 -- Federal Prison Industries (FPI, trade name UNICOR), an agency of the U.S. Justice Department's Bureau of Prisons, has concluded an agreement with DKL International, Inc., a leading provider of passive human detection technology, to produce a revolutionary new security system for sale to government agencies.

"We are pleased to have the support of Federal Prison Industries in bringing the reliable, passive, human-specific, DKL SilentGuard™ perimeter security system to agencies of the federal government, while adding our support to this very worthwhile work experience program," said Howard Sidman, chairman of DKL International.

Using an autonomous version of the sensors in DKL's LifeGuard™ to create a silent and passive electronic tripwire, DKL SilentGuard™ detects only living humans by sensing the unique electric field created by a beating human heart. DKL SilentGuard™ can be concealed in walls or doorways, or buried underground, and can reduce the false alarms associated with other sensor systems, as part of an integrated perimeter system for military, security or medical use.

Under the agreement, DKL International will retain title to all intellectual property conceived or reduced to practice during the performance of this Agreement.

"UNICOR produces high quality electronics for major defense contractors, and the unique, state-of the-art detection technology that DKL has brought us is a good fit with our program," said Todd Baldau, FPI's Information Officer.

About Federal Prison Industries, Inc.

Federal Prison Industries is a wholly-owned government corporation. The FPI program's mission is to provide job skills training and work experience to inmates in the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Inmates who work in the FPI program are less likely to return to a life of crime and more likely to maintain a job after they are released than similar inmates without FPI experience. The FPI program is also the Bureau of Prisons' most important correctional management program. The FPI program eliminates inmate idleness, greatly assisting in the safe and efficient operation of Federal prisons. By law, the FPI program must operate in a self-sustaining manner, meaning the FPI program receives no appropriated funds from Congress.

About DKL International, Inc.

Patented in eighteen countries, DKL's initial product, the DKL LifeGuard™, is a hand-held, passive electronic sensor that detects only living humans. A patented Selective Polarization Filter (SPF) eliminates all but the unique ultra low frequency (ULF), non-uniform, electric field created by a beating human heart. The DKL LifeGuard™ can locate and track a standing adult at a distance of 500 meters in the open, and at shorter ranges through concrete walls, steel bulkheads, brick, earthworks, plastics, heavy foliage, water, and other barriers. The DKL LifeGuard™ is used in Asia and Europe for port security, mine safety, and by law enforcement and search and rescue groups.

To learn more about DKL please visit their website at

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    Todd Baldau
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