Inventor: Robert Simpson

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The Simpson Security System is an automatic access control device originally conceived to combat the year-on-year rise in residential burglary, forced entry & home invasion crime. During development it has been established that this device can also be utilized in a number of commercial & industrial applications such as the security of freight & shipping containers also the implementation of the device installed within a high security door frame.

What is it?

The Simpson Security System is an automatic access control device originally conceived to combat the rise in residential burglary, forced entry & home invasion crime. When the Security System is installed at a residential entrance there is little or no opportunity for an attacker to break through the door. The Security System is a self-contained fully automatic protection system, with the ability to take defensive & offensive steps towards potential intruders. The system outlined at conception entailed the restrictive opening of the door to allow occupants to identify callers; however, during development it soon became apparent that the system could do a lot more and implemented into a variety of door (entry point) security applications. As you investigate further around this website you will see examples of support, we have gained for this innovative door security product, not only from police constabularies and alarm professionals, but from other inventors.

A normal door security chain/bar offers little or no protection against a determined attack!

A proactive response to a determined attack!

An everyday situation

What does it do?

This automatic access control device is a self-contained fully automatic protection system, with the ability to take offensive steps towards potential attackers

Once the system has been activated, a very strong metal arm is moved into place to restrict door movement. This is the primary function of the unit, however when the system determines that it is under serious attack a number of steps are taken to force the attacker to think twice.

The first thing an attacker will notice is a loud siren and flashing lights creating awareness that there is a problem. If this does not stop the attacker then a further set of steps can be taken, the first of which could be a spray system covering & staining the attacker with a forensically traceable liquid that is identified using ultraviolet lighting, this liquid fingerprint allows the police to identify an offender and the forensics the ability to place a marked criminal at the scene of an attack.

The system can also be configured to contact a local police monitoring station and alert them of a serious attack. The system can also be fitted with video surveillance equipment, allowing the police to have clear video evidence of the attack, although these further steps are to be designed, developed, and added at a later date.

To demonstrate the idea, we have three virtual animations, the first shows the vulnerability of a normal door security chain, the second with the security device in place and the third which depicts use in an ideal environment.

So, we have hopefully convinced you that this security system is far more beneficial than other door security products available today and can take substantial offensive steps against the attacker. With all this extra strength is there not a problem with occupants trying to exit the premises in the event of a fire, is one question we have been asked many times. With current door security products people are putting them on overnight, as an extra level of security, this is not a wise move in the event of a fire, as it will slow down the exit of occupants.

However, with the Simpson Security System in the event of a fire the system will be able to enter a full reset, or dead state, to allow occupants to exit the premises unhindered. The system does this by including in the basic package two or more wireless smoke detectors that not only sound sirens to warn occupants but also send a signal to the system allowing it to take appropriate action.

Throughout the development of the domestic model, it became apparent that a similar system can be used in commercial security applications such as shipping & freight containers. We are also investigating the possibilities of incorporating the system into a replacement door frame.

If the description has not convinced you to read more, then please feel free to contact us and voice your concerns. If however you are interested in the system, please read on and discover more about the system.

What has been done?

1999: First Patent Application Filed

2002: “Dragons Den” I was invited to demonstrate the idea using a CNC established model and received great feedback but alas no investment due to the lack of development and more importantly “sales”.

2004: Licensed to a third party who over a long period of time established a functioning prototype which can best be described as an “automatic door restrictor”.

2007: I became aware of a company that manufactured and sold handheld “personal attack alarms” one of which had a UV based forensic trace capability.

2008: I had another idea which was a simple cost-effective door security chain that had the capability if attacked to sound an alarm and at the same time sprayed a UV based forensic marking fluid.

2009: Manufacturers of auto access control expressed an interest and licensed the idea as a vessel to create a revenue stream to develop auto access control.

2012: Jan: Licensing agreement concerning auto access control was rescinded.

NOTE: When I originally had the idea and started to build it, one of the obstacles was the component parts required for development were not small enough or indeed had not even been manufactured yet, but with the passage of time we are pleased to say that this obstacle is now not the case and to verify this just look at the size of the camera on your smartphone.

What now?

As an innovations company we are not manufacturers, we are therefore looking for a licensee to take on the idea.

But why? The manufacturer we are looking for must have the vision to see the potential of the idea on a worldwide scale and be prepared to manufacture this next generation security product. During the development process we have contacted well established security firms who are very interested in installing the finished product.

At the innovations exhibition had we had a product we could have sold nearly twenty-five thousand devices, which shows there is a definite market for this product.

So, what can we do for potential licensees? We can give you a full demonstration of the domestic model prototype, we can talk you through the design of the device, and we can also provide you with details of the security companies approached.

So, what does a license agreement mean? It means that the licensee gains control over the final development of the product, and can mass manufacture under their own product, and company name in the licensed country. A sub-license agreement is also negotiable.

The next step for potential licensees is to get in touch with us to set up a meeting where we can discuss what we can do.