Pevco Pneumatic Tube Station Security Doors Reduce Product Loss

Pevco introduces security doors for Pevco and Swisslog pneumatic tube stations to help prevent unauthorized pneumatic tube station access*  

Baltimore, MD (April 16, 2010) –Pevco, a leading provider of pneumatic tube delivery systems to the healthcare industry, today introduced a pneumatic tube station security door for its standard and compact stations which offer added security for high-value medical products and pharmaceuticals.

Hospital pneumatic tube systems are a critical element of hospital materials delivery.  It’s faster and more cost-effective than hospital couriers and more secure than other options. The pneumatic tube system delivers everything from blood-products to pharmaceuticals to lab specimens.  Yet, when pneumatic tube stations are near public areas or high value pharmaceuticals are being transported, additional security may be necessary to ensure stations are not inappropriately accessed.

“Pneumatic tube stations located in public areas may be vulnerable to non-authorized use. By adding a Pevco Security Door high-value cargo is protected and only authorized users can gain access.” explains Bill Powder, Pevco National Sales Manager.

With a Pevco Security Door in place, hospital staff must enter an authorization code to release the lock and access the station’s contents.  If the door is not manually closed within 60 seconds, a programmable alarm rings as a reminder to close the door. When additional security is needed on a Swisslog or other non-Pevco station, a stand-alone door is available which operates independently of existing station controls through a door-mounted, 10-digit keypad.

Made of the same durable, powder-coated steel as Pevco’s stations, the security door is built to withstand the most demanding environment. The clear, shatter-proof polycarbonate window is secure yet allows users to easily see when a carrier has arrived. For added security, an alarm is triggered if the door lock is ever forced open.

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* Swisslog™ pneumatic tube stations are manufactured by Swisslog Healthcare Solutions, and have no affiliation with Pevco.

About Pevco
Pevco designs, manufactures, installs and supports hospital pneumatic tube delivery systems that enable healthcare professionals to quickly, safely and reliably transport patient-critical materials between labs, pharmacies, blood banks, ORs, ERs and nurses’ stations. Used by more than 600 leading healthcare facilities, Pevco’s flexible, intelligent products consistently reduce hospital operating costs and are compatible with all competing pneumatic tube systems. Pevco is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, with support staff positioned throughout the United States. To learn more about Pevco’s healthcare materials delivery solutions, visit our web site at

Steve Dahl