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We distribute a line of radiation detection products including the the NukAlert-Extended Range(ER) Personal Radiation Detector, NukAlert key chain radiation detector, and Automated Fallout Measurement Station. The NukAlert-ER is a simple to use, low cost, Geiger counter, radiation survey meter, and dosimeter all in a compact package. Unlike many higher priced Personal Radiation Detectors, the NukAlert-ER Geiger counter measures radiation from 1µR/hr background levels to above 700R/hr with no saturation (overload) below 1,000 R/hr. Tested by Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Our radiation detection devices are manufactured in the USA by Kno-Rad, Inc,a company with has 15 years’ experience in producing high quality radiation detection equipment. All of our products are available to local, state, and federal agencies through GSA Schedule 84 and are also available to public and business clients.
Is there a need for our products? In the 60’s, the yellow and black fallout shelter sign was a common sight across the county. Today, with our fast paced lifestyles and digital world, concern about a nuclear incident has faded. Yet, there is a clear and present danger that many don’t want to think about. No longer do school age children practice “duck and cover.” The threat of missiles with nuclear warheads seems remote.
Today, the new reality is a small Improvised Nuclear Device (IND) that can be carried in the trunk of a car or in a backpack by one person. Many of the radiation detection devices carried by government and local agencies are for Interdiction. Finding a device before it detonates. The typical detection range of a pre-detonated IND may be less than 50 feet and very difficult to find.
If an IND is detonated, the radiation cloud could be carried 700 to 1,000 square miles, depending on the size of the IND and the wind speed and direction. Radiation levels will vary dramatically. Most Interdiction radiation detectors will saturate (overload) at very low levels of radiation from 10mR/hr to 100mR/hr. Most communities are not prepared for a Post-Detonation radiological event. They say “we will call the feds if it is a radiological event.” Many DHS reports say federal response to a radiological event could range from 24 to 72 hours. What if multiple INDs were detonated in several large cities at the same time?
Most emergency response agencies do not use Response radiation detection equipment. Ask your local fire department if they have radiation detection equipment that will measure beyond 700R/hr. Post-Detonation or Post-Det is a term very few really understand.
The government is concerned!
The following quote is one of many published by the government about the threat of nuclear terrorism in the US:
DHS Strategy for Improving the National Response & Recovery from an Improvised Nuclear Device Attack
March 24, 2010. Page 21
“Conclusion: A nuclear detonation in a US city represents one of the most catastrophic incidents that could befall our nation, causing enormous loss of life and property and severely damaging economic viability. It is incumbent upon all levels of government, as well as public and private parties within the US, to prepare for this incident through focused nuclear attack response planning. Proper planning and preparation could result in life-saving on the order of tens of thousands of lives. This Strategy represents an integrated approach to Response to and Recovery from an IND incident in a major urban area.”
The NukAlert Automated Fallout Measurement Station is roof mounted and can send real time radiation data to multiple databases through email and text messages, such as FEMA’s RadResponder Network. The NukAlert Automated Fallout Station (AFS) also accomplishes Task 5.5 of the Rad Resilient City Initiative. The AFS station can also provide the data, through a connection to BACnet, that can shut down HVAC systems on buildings when a user defined radiation level is reached. The AFS is an inexpensive device that can save employees’ lives and protect building contents from potentially deadly radiation. The AFS is a perfect system for government buildings, data centers, hospitals, schools, corporate buildings, office buildings, public shelters, and other critical buildings.
Geiger counter, high range survey meter, and a dosimeter in one small package
1µR/hr to 700R/h ±20%
The NukAlert-ER™ Personal Radiation Detector is a unique 'Extended Range' radiation detection instrument. It is a very sensitive Geiger counter that is also able to measure life-threatening radiation levels that are beyond the range of traditional Geiger- based devices. The NukAlert-ER accurately measures radiation over an extraordinary intensity range from 1µR/hr to 700R/hr.±20% with no saturation (overload) below 1,000R/hr. It is a very sensitive Geiger counter, high range survey meter and a dosimeter, all in one instrument, with data collection, communications capability and adjustable dose and rate alarms. Every NukAlert-ER Personal Radiation Detector (PRD) is calibrated and tested in a licensed radiation testing facility and is guaranteed to meet or exceed published specifications. The NukAlert-ER PRD also sends real time data through the Windows App to live maps including FEMA's RadReponder Network.
The NukAlert Data Gateway receives data from a NukAlert-ER Geiger counter through a USB connection and connects it to the Internet through Ethernet or optional WiFi. The Gateway Data Hub can feed data, in ANSI N42.42-2012 format, to multiple database URL’s simultaneously, including FEMA’s RadResponder Network. The Gateway Data Hub also supplies power to the NukAlert-ER. A HDMI connector sends real time radiation readings in large, easy to view numbers along with an audio alert to a HDTV for viewing in an EOC, hospital emergency rooms, schools, government buildings, communities near nuclear facilities and command vehicles. The Gateway can also send information to shut off a building's HVAC system through BACnet.
Post-Detonation Radiation Detection. More than just a radiation detector, the NukAlert™ is a patented personal radiation meter, monitor and alarm. It is small enough to attach to a key chain and fit in your pocket. The device operates non-stop, 24/7 and will promptly warn you of the presence of unseen, dangerous levels of radiation. The device clicks in the presence of radiation from 100mR/hr to 5,000R/hr. In the event of a high level radiological event, the NukAlert will help you find shelter in lower radiation levels.
Live Radiation Map Example
Our Radiation Detection devices and Health & Safety DVD's are now available through the GSA Schedules 76 & 84
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