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GE Security & Riverside Showcase new Drug & Explosive Detection System
West Michigan Security Integrator to provide new tool to area law enforcement, schools, and commercial facilities.

Borrowing technology originally developed for the military fight on terrorism, a new drug and explosives detection system is now available for commercial use.  No larger than a small suitcase, the "Itemiser," as the unit is called, is able to simultaneously test for over 30 drugs and explosives in 7 seconds on doors, lockers, and other surfaces.

Local security integrator, Riverside Integrated Systems, Inc., in a strategic partnership with GE Security, has introduced the Itemiser in West Michigan.  On Thursday, November 2nd, GE Security will be demonstrating the uses of the Itemiser at the corporate headquarters of Riverside Integrated Systems on Oak Industrial Drive, in Grand Rapids.  Pilot programs using the Itemiser in school systems have proven successful while allowing school districts to have one more tool available to them in their efforts to maintain Safe and Drug-Free Schools.  Other uses for the product include the transportation industry, the healthcare market, law enforcement, manufacturing, and food processing plants.

Riverside Integrated Systems employs over 50 professional and technical staff members experienced in fire, security, and communication systems.   Area Riverside projects include the Hunting YMCA, Hope College, Caledonia Public Schools, the new Metropolitan Hospital, the Spectrum Health Heart Center, DeVos Place, and the Fifth Third Grand Rapids Headquarters, to name a few.  The company provides fire, security, and communications systems, including 24 hr. alarm monitoring services, to hundreds of facilities and businesses of every size.

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