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    New Product Release! Third Generation LifeDefender™ Updates are Designed With End-User's Needs In Mind.

    Posted by Rob Dell'Elmo on Dec 13, 2021 10:00:00 AM


    EMTs, paramedic’s and other critical care workers have an incredible responsibility and they’re often doing it while racing to the hospital and against the clock. They don’t have time to think about their own safety while caring for a patient. LifeDefender Cabinet Security Frames were developed with these dedicated workers and their patients in mind. The 3rd generation of this revolutionary product is the fruit of the feedback from ambulance manufacturers and their customers. 
     

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    Improved features in the 3rd generation updates include:

    - An optional key locking feature is now available pre-installed for both the fixed and restocker (a.k.a. "speed-load") frames. 

    - Tag brackets, an optional inventory control feature that can be pre-installed onto the frame, have been improved with more mounting options and soft, over-molded covers on exposed areas.  

    - The slider handles have been redesigned smaller while maintaining the same operation and latching function. The smaller size allows the slider to open further, providing an extra inch of access space when the slider is open. 

    - Hinges are now anodized aluminum to improve the appearance against the frame as well as cosmetic durability.
      
    - To more easily adjust a cabinet's latch clearance and door position, the hinge shims have been improved with all hole locations now slotted, allowing the shims to be added or removed between the hinge and cabinet without removing the hinge screws.  

    - Frames are now available with an optional pre-installed protective film on the outer frame. The film can remain on the frame without affecting the frame function.  

    - Fixed-frame LifeDefender units now include a new tether system to provide an extra connection between the cabinet and frame, which is especially helpful in wooden cabinets.  

    - Unframed LifeDefender doors (CW series) are now available with pre-engineered motion control options (gas springs or dampers) to move and hold the door in its open position. 

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    Topics: ambulances, Essential EMT, LifeDefender™

    National First Responders Day

    Posted by Austin Hardware on Oct 28, 2021 2:08:49 PM

    The United States Congress
    has designated October 28
    as National First Responders Day

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    Topics: Essential EMT

    The Top Austin Engineered Products for Essential, Life-Saving Industries

    Posted by Austin Hardware on Dec 17, 2020 10:00:00 AM

    The Top Austin Engineered Products for Essential, Life-Saving Industries

    Austin Hardware® is a leading supplier for essential, life-saving industries, including life-saving devices for ambulances, EMS, and other emergency vehicles. Our engineering team works hard to provide top of the line products that save lives. The average EMS response time is less than 20 minutes. Each minute during an emergency response is crucial for patient care. We work hard to provide quicker response times for emergency medical teams, and enhancing patient care is important to providing the best safety solutions. Our complete line of safety solutions is designed for saving lives and supporting essential industries.  

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    Topics: Essential EMT

    New Product: Polycarbonate Protective Panels From Austin Hardware®.

    Posted by Rob Dell'Elmo on Jul 20, 2020 11:00:00 AM

     

    Companies are looking for ways to safely allow employees to return to the workplace as businesses open back up amid the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the primary modes of transmission of COVID-19 is via airborne droplets.

    A simple solution to mitigate the transmission of these droplets is to place a physical barrier between employees working in an office environment. Placing a partition at individual workstations, and other key areas throughout the business can help to insulate workers from the potentially virus-carrying particulates emitted by others.  

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    Topics: Austin Engineered Solutions™, Polycarbonatepanels, Essential EMT

    New Product From Austin Hardware®: The Ceiling IV Hanger for EMS Vehicles

    Posted by Austin Hardware on Jul 8, 2020 5:20:46 PM



    EMT’s and ambulance personnel are under tremendous pressure. They have to concentrate and react quickly to care for their patients, and they have to do it while trying to stay on their feet in a fast-moving vehicle.

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    A critical moment for EMT’s is when they need to change out IV bags. Most IV hangers used in ambulances today require the EMT to use two hands to thread the bag onto the hanger. The process of identifying the hanger then trying to quickly thread the bag onto a stiff clasp can rob them of critical seconds. Moreover, with no extra hand available to provide balance, they’re exposed to injuring themselves, coworkers, or even the patient in the event of a quick turn or sudden stop.

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    Topics: Innovative Solutions, Essential EMT

    New Solutions For Critical Industries: The B Lift From Austin Hardware®

    Posted by Austin Hardware on Apr 28, 2020 11:33:00 AM

     

    Austin Hardware® is a leading supplier for critical industries including life-saving devices for ambulances, ems, and other emergency vehicles. We are proud to offer the B Lift hydraulic bariatric power lift as part of our complete line of solutions for life-saving industries. We truly believe that this is a beneficial and innovative product, that will save lives, and make the jobs of our important first responders easier, and more efficient. Not only does our product provide safety solutions, but it is also durable, strength tested, and made in the U.S. with quality parts and craftsmanship. The average EMS response time is 14-16 minutes, meaning that each minute is crucial, we aim to maximize the time that emergency medical technicians can focus on response time while providing a safe way to accomplish that. Providing quicker response times for emergency medical care, as well as enhancing patient care is important to providing the best solutions for safety. 

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    Topics: Products (General), ambulances, b-lift, Essential EMT

    LifeDefender™ Sets the Top Safety Standards With Innovative Designs.

    Posted by Austin Hardware on Dec 18, 2019 11:04:00 AM

    When it comes to safety, LifeDefender™ not only meets the industry standards, we helped to establish them. From our beginnings, we worked with a select group of emergency vehicle and ambulance manufacturers to set the toughest safety standards as well as design products that meet these standards. Our rigorous safety standards keep occupants inside emergency vehicles safe during transport. Austin Hardware's LifeDefender™ Cabinet Security Frames have been designed to provide a solution to meet the *SAE, CAAS GVS & NFPA safety standards. In addition to meeting strict safety standards, our frames are crash tested to ensure that the vehicle occupants, ems workers, and patients are safe during transport and in case of an accident.  

    Not only is safety our top concern, but we also created a top-quality design for all of our products. We utilized our custom engineering services to create efficient, quality designed products. The LifeDefenderline designs feature a quick and easy install for quick assembly of emergency vehicles. Our cabinets are designed for ease of use, and some only require one-handed use for on-the-go applications. The simple, functional design is not only handy but is also suitable for many different uses, including marine and RV applications. LifeDefender™ has designed one tough frame and offers a variety of products to fit different needs and applications. Each product is designed with safety in mind as well as easy installation and use.  

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    Topics: Austin Engineered Solutions™, Innovative Solutions, ambulances, Essential EMT