(54) ACCESS ANNUNCIATOR
(76) Inventor: Albert George Adams, 5975 Glen Erin Drive, Suite #302, Mississauga, Ontario (CA) L5M 5P2
( * ) Notice: Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this patent is extended or adjusted under 35 U.S.C. 154(b) by 0 days.
(21) Appl. No.: 11/342,823
(22) Filed: Jan. 31, 2006
(65) Prior Publication Data
US 2006/0187035 Al Aug. 24, 2006
Related U.S. Application Data
(63) Continuation-in-part of application No. 11/045,360, filed on Jan. 31, 2005, which is a continuation-in-part of application No. 10/902,098, filed on Jul. 30, 2004, now Pat. No. 7,081,826.
(60) Provisional application No. 60/490,957, filed on Jul. 30, 2003.
(51) Int. CI.
G08B 21/00 (2006.01)
(52) U.S. CI 340/652; 340/545.6; 340/541
(58) Field of Classification Search 340/652,
340/545.6, 541 See application file for complete search history.
(56) References Cited
U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS
4,422,068 A * 12/1983 Helft et al 340/514
4,603,327 A * 7/1986 Leonard et al 340/573.1
An electronic device is provided that functions as an areaintrusion informing embodiment for announcing the unauthorized entry into an enclosure or area which has at least one access opening and closing means. The invention is not intended to replace conventional alarm systems, but to provide its' own unique functional identity. The invention comprises components that, when installed, will function as a tamper proof device, whose components are packaged in a combination of at least one container, to facilitate remoteness, and substantially small for inconspicuous insertions, or surface mounting. The Access Annunciator is ideal for access doors, windows, filing cabinets, desk draws, closets, bottles, handbags, briefcases, envelopes, boxes and the like, and typically includes at least one light emitting diode, an optional numeric liquid crystal display, a timer, an alert signaling means, and resetting means. The components act together to provide notification of illegal entry between the times of departure, and arrival, of authorized users of the enclosure or area, or provide an indication of unauthorized access to a room or to materials contained within an enclosure. A simpler security alert system is provided.
13 Claims, 9 Drawing Sheets