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Since Detex Corporation was established in 1923, our Newman, Guardsman and Safe-T-Chek watchman’s clocks have become icons in the history of America’s security industry, and have helped to cement our reputation for Quality, Service and Reliability.

Since the early 1990s, however, the market has gradually moved away from the mechanical clocks and toward more technologically advanced guard tour solutions, such as our GCS Escorte system and, more recently, our proximity-based GCS ProxiPen.

Accordingly, we have decided that the time is right to retire our venerable watchman’s clocks. Therefore, Detex Corporation will discontinue the production and sale of the Newman, Guardsman, Safe-T-Chek and Newman Quartz watchclocks effective December 31, 2011.

It is our goal and our plan to continue to support current users of these watchclocks for the next five (5) years, or through December 31, 2016, to include repair parts, service and consumables (tapes and dials). We are currently organizing the production and procurement of adequate inventory to allow us to meet that goal.

For end users of Detex watchclocks who wish to take this opportunity to transition to either a ProxiPen or Reliant system, we are prepared to offer appropriate discounting.

We appreciate the trust placed in Detex by the security industry that has made these products viable and relevant for so many years. You can read about the evolution of the mechanical watchman’s clock by visiting the Detex Watchman’s Clock Album at http://watchclocks.org.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your Detex Distributor; or contact Detex Corporation at (800) 729-3839, or by e-mail at marketing@detex.com.


Detex Corporation, 302 Detex Dr., New Braunfels, TX 78130
Tel: 830.629.2900 Toll Free: 800.729.3839 Fax: 830.620.6711
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