FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., U.S.A. — As meters become more sophisticated, keeping them secure is becoming more important. To help meet the needs of utilities, co-ops and contractors, Brook Utility Products Group is expanding its line of high-security meter security devices.

One new line of products being introduced is the I-3 and I-4 Series of stainless steel barrel locks that are comparable to the Jimi/3 Dot and the Mark IV/4 Dot barrel locks.   Brooks Security Products’ I-3 and I-4 provides high-security protection for ring- and ringless-style meter sockets and gas valves. The I-3 Series is available now, while the I-4 Series will be available during second quarter 2006.

The I-3 and I-4 Series feature:

  • High security, stainless steel barrel lock with unique key.
  • Weather seal for keyway protection against bugs, dirt and debris.
  • Field repairable key.

The Click Ring is the other new addition to Brooks Security Products’ hardened, high-security product line. This high security ring is ideal for AMR deployment or contractor installation, as it can be installed without a key. Ring design promotes utility security and key control.

The Click Ring is available in stainless steel, and with F, G and I Series locks. It also will be available during second quarter 2006.

“We’re seeing more utilities and co-ops reviewing their security needs as they also review their operations, and add new services or upgrade to new technologies,” explained Steven Rios, marketing manager for the Brooks Security Products unit of Brooks UPG.

“Meter seals will always be necessary for meter security. However, many are considering where higher-security devices should be used,” Rios added.

The new products are in addition to Brooks Security Products current line of hardened security products. These include the Snap Ring™ high-security locking device for ring style electric meter sockets, and the Quik Lock™ security locking device for ringless electric meter sockets.

Brooks Utility Products Group, part of the E.J. Brooks family of companies, consists of Brooks Ekstrom, Brooks Meter Devices and Brooks Security Products. Brooks UPG provides a complete line of metering related products for the utility and electrical contracting industries. For additional information visit www.brooksutility.com.

Contact:

Steve Rios

+1 973 597 2931

steven.rios@ejbrooks.com