SOURCE: Universal Detection Technology

February 18, 2010 05:00 ET

Universal Detection Technology Announces Test Results of Its Passive Zone Security Sensor

Results Show Sensor More Accurate Than Sensors Currently Available in Market

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - February 18, 2010) - Universal Detection Technology ( (OTCBB: UNDT), a developer of early-warning monitoring technologies to protect people from bioterrorism and other infectious health threats and provider of counter-terrorism consulting and training services, reported today test results for its passive zone security sensor, developed through its partnership with Precision Sensors Instrumentation (PSI), a leading developer of security sensors. The tests, conducted on an undisclosed airbase, show the sensor to be the most accurate Human Target Detection Systems that does not depend on line-of-sight visibility.

PSI has used one of the most sensitive seismic sensors available in today's market and adapted it into an ultra-sensitive position sensor. The system, marketed as the "Scorpion," was tested on an airbase and compared to sensors from U.S. and Russian manufacturers. PSI used Soldiers and Armored Personnel Carriers (APC) as targets to determine detection ranges for the instruments; the tests show the three sensors received the same ground excitations simultaneously via a rigid platform and sensing feet. The results determine the PSI sensor to be 20 times more accurate than the SM-24 ST Geophone, which is currently the most accurate seismic sensor available in the security industry.

Through the tests, PSI determined the following:

--  No Need for line-of-sight visibility
--  Can be used in rugged mountainous terrain
--  Senses intruders over and under the ground
--  Has underwater sensing advantages
--  Ultra wide frequency dynamic range allows:
    --  Simultaneously sense slow and fast targets
    --  Senses very slow moving targets
    --  Differentiates and classify targets

The U.S. border and perimeter protection market is expected to be one of the fastest growing market segments in homeland security. According to Homeland Security Research Corp's (HSRC) landmark research, 2007-2011 U.S. Homeland Security (Government & Private Sectors) Market Outlook, this market is expected to accumulate up to $13.9B between 2007 and 2011. The market demand is composed of both government and private sectors, with the majority of the growth coming from the federal government.

In 2006, aerospace and defense giant Boeing Co. won a multibillion-dollar contract to revamp how the United States guards approximately 6,000 miles of border. Boeing's proposal relies heavily on a network of 1,800 towers, most of which would need to be erected along the borders with Mexico and Canada. Each tower would be equipped with a variety of sensors, including cameras and heat and motion detectors. The company's efforts would be the basis of the government's latest attempt to control U.S. borders after a series of failures. The contract, part of the Secure Border Initiative (known as SBInet), will again test the ability of technology to solve a problem that lawmakers have called a critical national security concern.

"With the announcement of the test results we are ready to take the next step and commence the marketing of this instrument to the homeland security market," said Jacques Tizabi, CEO of Universal Detection Technology. "We our also prepared to custom fit the instrument to the specifications of our customers," he added.

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About Universal Detection Technology

Universal Detection Technology is a developer of monitoring technologies, including bioterrorism detection devices. The Company on its own and with development partners is positioned to capitalize on opportunities related to Homeland Security. For example, the Company, in cooperation with NASA, has developed a bacterial spore detector that detects certain biohazard substances. The Company is also a reseller of handheld assays used for detection of five bioterrorism agents, radiation detection systems, and antimicrobial products. For more information, please visit

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