Courthouse Security Innovation

Isotec continues to advance the utility capabilities for automated entrance security that keeps guns out of buildings. Continue reading

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ELBC 101: Modern Solution for a Growing Need

A high level briefing on the functionalities and security benefits of Exit Lane Breach Control systems. Continue reading

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Extreme Ownership – Inspired by former Navy Seals Jocko Willink & Leif Babin

A brief look into improving your performance and those around you with direct communications that insure clear understanding of what’s necessary and why to complete your team’s mission. Continue reading

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Myth Busting on Bullet Proof Glass

Simply put, there is no such thing as “bulletproof glass”.  Anyone who says otherwise is trying to sell you something. A more accurate term to use when discussing protective glazing is “bullet resistant glass”. Many times even that term is a misnomer since the majority of bullet resistant glazing products are a blend of polycarbonate or acrylic material. Bullet Resistant Acrylic plastic refers to a family of synthetic, or man-made, plastic materials containing one or more derivatives of acrylic acid. The most common acrylic plastic is polymethyl Read More

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What type of door is best to secure my entrance?

Doors exist for reasons; what’re yours? Knowing the reason for a door’s existence is a key factor in determining what type of door you may need. With the operative word being need. These are a few questions that will take your search down the path for choosing the correct door type: • What size door do you want or need? • What type of materials are required? • Is the door a site barrier? • What are the dimensions for Read More

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Isotec’s $4.92 Hourly Employee

Where can you get an employee that works for less than $5 an hour? Give us a call. We can make that happen. Isotec’s Two-Lane DHS Designated Safety Entrances® cost $49,170. With proper maintenance, our Safety Entrances® have service lives of 10 – 25 years. Over 5 years that’s a $4.92 cost per hour based on an 8 hour day, and only $3.78 per hour for a 10 hour day. As the chart below shows our Safety Entrances® pay for Read More

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Security Guards Require Less Training than Manicurists

Lobbying by the security industry has been so effective that armed guards with tacit approval to use lethal force are offering armed personnel services state by state with inconsistent training and/or testing requirements. Big businesses have derailed attempts to require rigorous training standards for armed guards across the country, most of whom face fewer state training requirements than a manicurist in a California nail salon. In California, an armed guard must have received 14 hours of gun training, six of Read More

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Setting the Spec

“Proper Prior Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance.” James R. Steadham, Senior Chief USN Retired Scuba divers live by two important rules, “plan their dive and dive their plan” because they know the majority of diving accidents occur when “diving outside their plan”. Planning out and thinking through a security entrance’s Product Specifications are key steps in defining a project’s scope of work, and its Scenarios of Operation. The scenarios of operation define how the security entrance will perform when specified Read More

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Isotec’s Flagship Technology

Another 1st! Isotec’s Synergy Tablet We’re excited to introduce Isotec’s Synergy Tablet as our flagship operator console. Synergy’s Wireless or Ethernet versions are the new standards for Safety Entrances® and Access Control Entrances. The tablet can be sleek or rugged; with greater functionality and performance than our esteemed 3 in 1 Synergy Console. The Synergy Tablet is another industry first for Isotec; with a multitude of IP features and benefits that include WiFi or Ethernet wired utility, greater intuitive functionality, Read More

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How Uncertainty Protects You

Ambush attackers depend on consistency. They time sequences. They count on the predictability of habits. They approach while avoiding recognition until they strike. Unknowingly, many retail businesses, especially banks, enable a criminal’s ability to plan their attack by standardizing the building designs, secured access points, and operating procedures. Criminals have become very efficient in exploiting these practices. “Although such uniformity may help customers feel comfortable banking in any branch, it also provides great predictability for robbers.” “Bank employees are so Read More

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