FARMINGTON HILLS, Michigan, April 1, 2004 - A member of the Brooks Utility Products Group, Brooks Security Products has developed the new Snap Ring™ high-security locking device for ring style electric meter sockets, and the Quik Lock™ security locking device for ringless electric meter sockets.

The Quik Lock, designed to fit most ringless meter sockets and CT cabinets, has two components: a bracket and a choice of a steel or plastic body. The economical plastic body is steel reinforced and made from high-impact resistant, glass filled nylon. The steel body is hardened to resist tampering, and plated to resist corrosion. Quick and easy to use, and, like the Quik Lock device, works with all standard length barrel locks. Made of stainless steel, the rear flange is scalloped to promote easy installation.

Brooks Utility Products Group, part of the E.J. Brooks family of companies, was formed in late 2003, as a reorganization of three utility industry companies: Ekstrom Industries, Meter Devices, and Brooks Security Products. Brooks UPG provides a complete line of metering related products for the utility industry. For additional information about Brooks Utility Products Group, visit www.brooksutility.com

CONTACT:
Steven Rios
Brooks Utility Products Group
1-888-678-3008
steven.rios@ejbrooks.com

Michael Drienhorst
The Lauerer Markin Group
1-800-535-3212
miked@lmgnet.com