MedixSafe Founder and President of Electronic Security Specialists (ESSC) authors new Home Security E-Book

New E-Book – Peace of Mind and Home Security: Make Sure Time is on Your Side 

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September 11, 2015

Electronic Security Specialists & Cabling (ESSC) has released the first four chapters of their highly anticipated new e-Book titled Peace of Mind and Home Security: Make Sure Time is on Your Side. Real Security & Peace of Mind = Perceived Risk + Time + Difficulty. This formula illustrates the different parts of securing a home.

After reading this book, one can assess their own home security needs. The first four chapters cover perceived risk, effective diversions, and types of home security systems.

When considering the best options for securing a home, the perceived risk that the intruder will be caught or harmed is crucial. Knowing that the majority of burglaries occur while no one is home, making visible signs from the outside is important. Things like home security stickers and/or a dog are things that deter burglaries.

Secondly, time is on your side and making it costly to break into the home are important factors in protecting and securing the home. A safe that has a TL 30 classification would take longer to break into, therefore making the potential for the burglar to be caught more likely, especially if the home security system calls and notifies a UL central listing system. The longer it takes to finish the burglary, the less likely the thief will be successful.

Chapter 4 covers security systems. Understanding the terminology such as wireless vs cellular alarm system will help avoid confusion when deciding on an alarm system. Knowing the differences between things like a panic button or an interior siren, which notifies not only the central station, but also allows the burglar to know they have been caught is definitely helpful when choosing the right security system. The book states, “Once the intruder knows he’s been detected, he also knows that his risk of being caught or hurt have increased.” Another thing to take into careful consideration is that these security systems can help to protect people from not just burglaries, but also fires, which are a common source of personal property damage and loss.

The author of Peace of Mind and Home Security: Make Sure Time is on Your Side is Jim Turner, President of ESSC Inc. Turner has over three decades of experience designing and managing Professional Security Systems. Prior to founding ESSC Jim managed Electronic Security for Memphis-based Malone and Hyde, Inc, AutoZone and Super D Drugs.

Turner has provided business security services to small and medium businesses, Fortune 500 Corporations, as well as Residential Security to the celebrity homes of Jimmy Connors, John and Bo Derek, Yvonne De Carlo, Douglas Cramer (Producer of Love Boat and Dynasty), Bill Bone (Owner of the ranch Michael Jackson turned into Neverland), former Undersecretary of the Interior Thomas J. Barrack, and the famous horse whisperer Monty Roberts among others.

ESS_Logo2In 1987 Turner started Electronic Security Specialists, a licensed low-voltage contractor in Tennessee and Mississippi. The company is also licensed in Tennessee and Arkansas to install and service electronic security equipment, alarm monitoring, CCTV systems, UL Certificate fire systems, and access control systems.

Now with roughly 20 employees, Electronic Security Specialists installs alarms, access controls and fire alarms, and performs video integration. Clients range from residential to commercial sites, including large medical campuses, office buildings, warehouses, lodging establishments, educational facilities, and retail stores.

A partial list of its growing client base includes Allenberg Cotton; BancorpSouth Bank; Coca Cola Refreshment USA; CVS Pharmacy; First South Credit Union; First Security Bank Batesville, Miss.; Methodist Healthcare University; Methodist Hospital North, South, and Germantown; Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau; and the University of Mississippi.

For more information about ESSC, visit them online at or call (901) 366-4505.

For complimentary access to the early release of Peace of Mind and Home Security: Make Sure Time is on Your Side, visit


Gold Theft in Dental Offices and Dental Labs

Every year employee thefts make regional and national news. Many of those were in dental offices, clinics, and labs. Employees are stealing controlled substances like narcotics as well as precious metals like gold and silver palladium.

Keys or PIN numbers alone are no longer enough to ensure security and accountability for restricted employee access. Across the country the dental industry is suffering from the high costs of employee theft. Among the biggest concerns are staff integrity, liability, and the bottom line. This has led to a demand for an access audit trail and inventory tracking systems. MedixSafe offers unique, field-tested security solutions to meet those demands and keep controlled substances safe.

Highlights from this year’s headlines:

Sarasota, FL – A Sarasota lab tech was arrested for pawning dental grade gold after the suspicious pieces of gold were noticed by a local deputy. After contacting the owner of the laboratory, it was determined that about 60 pieces of gold and 240 pieces of silver palladium were missing, valued at about $8,800. The lab tech was charged with three counts each of Dealing in Stolen Property and Fraud for Providing False Ownership Information for Pawned Items.

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Omaha, NE – a dentist was convicted of stealing gold from VA hospital. The 59-year-old dentist has been convicted of stealing dental gold and equipment when he worked at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Omaha. Investigators say the dentist stole more than $16,000 in dental gold and equipment from a locked cabinet.

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MedixSafe gives you the option of incorporating Biometric fingerprint scanners, proximity cards and even IP based remote management to your inventory security protocols.  While maintaining quick access to emergency medicines, MedixSafe technologies allow for greater accountability and automated record keeping – assuring compliance with new, stricter regulations.  Please contact us to learn more.

Narcotic Theft Continues To Plague Unprepared Departments

Narcotics theft today is rampant: as much as $1.8 billion in narcotics are stolen each year from cargo alone. That doesn’t include narcotics pilfered from fire trucks, ambulances, doctors’ and veterinarians’ offices, urgent care units, clinics, and hospitals.

April 25, 2015 The Columbus Dispatch reported – Columbus police are investigating the possible theft of narcotics from two Columbus fire stations after several bottles of painkillers disappeared within a 24-hour period. There is growing suspicion within the division that a firefighter or paramedic took the drugs. A review after the drugs disappeared found broken and malfunctioning locks in 13 ambulances. In some instances, the logs kept in fire stations of who had the drugs and when they were dispersed and records of how much was still on board were not kept up-to-date.

April 29, 2015 Dispatch News reported – A former Middletown paramedic was indicted for theft in office charges for allegedly stealing morphine from life squads in Middletown and Fairfield Twp. The fire and police departments conducted a thorough investigation and the paramedic eventually confessed, according to the chief. If he is found guilty he could face four-and-a-half years in prison.

Keys or PIN numbers alone are no longer enough to ensure security and accountability for emergency narcotics access. Across the country, reductions in schedule II drug inventories are having a critical impact on patient care, staff integrity, liability, and the bottom line.  This has led to regulatory demands for an access audit trail – MedixSafe offers unique, field-tested security solutions to meet those demands and keep narcotics safe.

Our newest solution is the MedixSafe M2 Vanguard. The M2 Vanguard is a M2 Narcotics Locker with a Vanguard 2 reader upgrade.

New Whitepaper, Veterinarian Clinics & Animal Hospitals Vulnerable To Narcotics Theft By Employees


New whitepaper explores security options to keep narcotics safe in veterinarian clinics and animal hospitals. Selecting a method of controlling narcotics is an important decision for administrators. Achieving the desired results of authenticating and documenting access is the keystone in the decision making process. MedixSafe provides a system that requires methods of entry that permits the management of narcotics with the ability to make confident decisions when narcotics are missing and/or a discrepancy arises.

Here is a direct link to the free whitepaper.

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MedixSafe Introduces New High Tech Narcotics Security Solution – Vanguard 2

(PRWEB) April 02, 2015

MedixSafe Vanguard 2 provides the ability to protect drugs from being stolen while alerting the administrator to narcotic access and inventory in real time

MedixSafe Vanguard 2 is available, a full line of narcotics safes, cabinets, and lockers to meet security demands – from stocking a large inventory at a medical facility down to an ambulance service keeping limited narcotics from falling into the wrong hands.

MedixSafe Vanguard 2 provides triple security-plus technology® with a wireless connection to your network and mobile devices that enables one to monitor narcotics access 24/7.

MedixSafe Vanguard 2 provides tracking narcotics inventory for audit purposes. Built-in software includes an SQL server database or can be easily integrated into an existing SQL server. The system automatically records and documents all activity, providing an accurate audit trail for the DEA and other authorities having jurisdiction.

The MedixSafe system administrator can remotely allow or deny access to any user in any MedixSafe Vanguard 2 unit connected to the network. Instant alerts can be set to notify you when narcotics are removed, the safe is tampered with, and/or any other activity occurs involving the safe – with an automatic message sent to your mobile phone or PC.



MedixSafe Announces Josh King New Manager of Production and Development

Re-posted from:
WMC Action News 5
Memphis, TN January 31, 2015

January 26, 2015 MedixSafe announced the appointment of Josh King as Manager of Production and Development. King brings 15 years experience in the electronic security industry.


Josh King

MedixSafe has been producing hi-tech narcotics cabinets since 2009 when a fire commissioner requested a more secure solution for narcotics storage. The M1 was built to meet those specifications. The MedixSafe M1 is the ambulance trades first, simplest dual access security solution, incorporating both proximity card readers and PIN pads.

MedixSafe has experienced continuous grow and now produces 6 different sizes with multiple access choices. The M-Series is the smallest with dimensions – 12W x 14H x 16D. The S-Series is the largest with dimensions 40W x 48H x 29.5D.

MedixSafe narcotics lockers are the most technologically advanced narcotic safes on the market. They are equipped with a stand-alone networkable TCP/IP based controller and designed to require combinations of fingerprint, PIN and/or Proximity Cards to gain access.


MedixSafe Introduces New High Tech Reader

MedixSafe, Industry Leader in Narcotics Security continues to integrate new technologies like fingerprint scanners, Wi-Fi, and now – inventory management.

(PRWEB) December 31, 2014

Memphis, TN: MedixSafe produces the most advanced narcotics cabinets in the world. This new scanner increases the complexity of security credentials and adds new features while maintaining fast and easy access for the user and administrators. The most noticeable advancement isnarcotics inventory management. This new reader tracks inventory, assists with inventory ordering, and increases accountability and compliance.

The MedixSafe now provides inventory tracking by time, date, and personnel. With remote access Administrators now have instant access to who, what, where, when, and why. MedixSafe also provides records and documents for DEA and AHJs.
Additions features include:

  • MedixSafe proven and field tested products and system
  • Fast fingerprint identification. (3,000 prints in 1 second)
  • Real time email notifications to smart phone or PC
  • Easy network integration using wireless network (Wi-Fi)
  • Remote access to any MedixSafe (network connection required)

MedixSafe offers six different size cabinets with a variety of configurations including the new reader. The MedixSafe M-series is the ambulance trades first, simplest dual and triple access security solution. Incorporating biometrics, proximity card readers and PIN pads. The smallest in line is the MS-series at only 8 wide x 7 tall x 10 deep.

The S-series is the largest at 48 high x 40 wide x 29.5 deep. The S1 has two separate compartments, each with their own access security solution. This allows for separation for daily use while maintaining a higher level of security for back-up quantities. Each compartment can be programmed with completely separate user credentials.

For more information contact MedixSafe directly at or toll-free 855-MEDIXSAFE.

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MedixSafe – Huge Success at EMS World Expo


MedixSafe was a big draw at this years EMS World Expo. The EMS World Expo was at Music City Center in Nashville, TN, November 11th-13th.

The show was great!

We met tons of people from all over the country. We has visits from current customers as well as many new interested parties. We even had a good number interested in the new readers that we haven’t given a name yet (more info below).



Did you enter to Win?

We also had a drawing and gave away a $200 speaker system.



New Reader

Yes, a new reader is on it’s way. The biggest feature is a revolutionary inventory tracking system and real time email notification for total accountability. Product names and detailed specifications will be released December 15, 2014.



Next Year

If you missed us at the Expo this year you can find us there next year but why wait. Visit us now at or talk to a live real person toll free at 855-MEDIXSAFE.

New Wi-Fi Pre-Deployment Site Survey

Lynchburg, VA
October 31, 2014

MedixSafe continues to lead the narcotics security market; integrating technology to make a great solution the best solution. MedixSafe introduced Wi-Fi in July 2012 and it has been very popular addition to their line of high tech narcotics cabinets. The new site survey helps ambulance and EMT administrators evaluate system requirements and network weaknesses before installation. The site survey can be found on the MedixSafe support page.

MedixSafe Wi-Fi promotes the power and efficiency of remote network administration, enforcing authorized access and tracing access for unprecedented accountability. The Wi-Fi is highly configurable and supports the widest range of security protocols making integration a snap. Supporting; WPA, WPA2, WPA2 Enterprise, and the widest range of certificate management support on the market.

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New Testimonial Page

Check out our new Testimonial Page!

testimonial page


New Testimonial Page features Customer Reviews and Facebook Recommendations.

After phenomenal feedback on our narcotics security products we have added a testimonial page to our website. Read some reviews or submit one of your own.

For more information on our product line of narcotics cabinets visit our products page.