Portable alarming security device

  • US 7,629,895 B2
  • Filed: 10/31/2007
  • Issued: 12/08/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/14/2005
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A security device for displaying items of merchandise in a retail environment, said device comprising:

  • a base adapted to be mounted to a supporting structure;

    a housing secured to the base, said housing having a bottom closure plate formed with an opening and spaced from the base to form a void space therebetween; and

    an alarm system mounted within the housing including an audible alarm mounted adjacent the opening formed in the bottom closure plate of the housing for acoustically communicating directly with the void space and for enhancing the sound level of the audible alarm when actuated;

    wherein the alarm system includes;

    first and second switches;

    a mechanical key-operated locking mechanism mounted on the base for removably locking the housing to the base, said locking mechanism activating said first switch when in a locked position; and

    a magnetic key for operating the second switch to permit said first switch to be deactivated when the locking mechanism moves to an unlocked position without actuating the alarm system.

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