Tag Archives: Security Vestibules

The Hack & Jack

Modern-day bank robbers no longer need to enter banks for cash. Robbers have made hacking into and manually robbing ATMs a global, scalable enterprise. Foreign crooks are literally recruiting candidates and training them on how to rob hacked ATMs. We’re naming this methodology the “Hack & Jack”; whereby hackers override bank instructions, and contracted street thieves do the taking. ATM theft and fraud cost the banking industry billions of dollars annually, and guess who pays for that? US Secret Service Read More

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ELBC Technologies; a Security “No Brainer”

If you ever saw someone sneaking into a movie through a theatre’s exit while the audience was leaving, you witnessed a crime/theft via an exit lane breach. That might not seem important; after all, it’s only a movie. Think again. More money is lost annually by movie theatres from people sneaking into movies than by all the bank robberies committed in the U.S. Now, take the same act, but change the venue to a courthouse, a strategic site or a Read More

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How to Rob a Bank

Clay Tumey claims he has robbed more banks than he can count, and he never used a gun. He did however carry a concealed hammer strapped to his leg. After serving 4 years in prison Clay is sharing information we can draw from. After serving his time, Clay held a number of Q&A sessions as part of his repentance and paid full restitution to the banks he robbed. The Q&A is informative. On Cameras Q: Did you know the placement Read More

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Technology Breakthrough for Weapons Detection

Artificial Intelligence is now available for X-ray machines. Continue reading

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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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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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Active Shooters Are Sizing You Up

             According to a thirteen-year study by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 77% of active shooters are planning their acts of pre-meditated murder from a minimum of 8 days up to 2 years!  They are sizing up and selecting their strike points in schools, churches, concerts, libraries, courthouses, public and private places of business. If you or your facility does not have a plan to counter this threat, the risk to your vulnerable population is Read More

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How Much Does a Safety Entrance® Cost?

Let’s talk about pricing, so you can get an understanding if our safety and security solutions fit within your budget. Pricing for a Safety Entrances® is on parallel with asking how much for a Ford truck. I chose Ford because I’ve been driving one since 1973. Think of the options and accessories. Want the crew cab? What size engine? Want the towing package? How about the metallic paint job and the sporty rims? How about leather seats and Bluetooth compatible Read More

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Red Hawk Using IQ To Double Safety Entrance® Life Span

Orange County,  California – Doug Bentley of Red Hawk Fire & Security had a vision and understood the value of extending the useful life and increased functionality of the Safety Entrances® they service for their clients. Doug worked with Isotec’s Tim Carrillo tcarrillo@isotecinc.com on a plan for multiple interlocking door electronic upgrades throughout Red Hawk’s California market. Red Hawk’s customers required a proven standardized upgrade configuration that was scalable, rapidly installed, reliable and easily serviced, enter IQ. IQ’s advanced technologies increase Read More

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How to Protect the Branch of the Future

Bank & Credit Union “Branches of the Future” have smaller footprints. They typically have occupancy ratings of 50 people or less, are trending, and prefer single lane Safety Entrances® over multi-lane.  A single lane Safety Entrance® may be the perfect fit for bank and credit union branches with smaller footprints. Along with requiring less space, Isotec’s single lane entrances are more economical.   Isotec uses a special, DHS Certified Ceia column metal detector, which is specifically configured and designed for our Safety Entrances®. Read More

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