Author Archives: David Barnes

Exit Lane Breach Control – The New Normal

Dedicated secure entrances and exits continue to trend as the “new normal” for enhancing facility safety and security. Exit Lane Breach Control (ELBC) for facilities such as airports, courthouses, city halls, banks, police & sheriff substations, schools and commercial buildings have become focal points for the growing demand for failsafe security. Facility managers and security officials consider safeguarding exits to be just as important as safeguarding entrances. They understand that a facility’s security is only as strong as its most Read More

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Tailgating Detection and Prevention: Enforce One Person Rule

Tailgating or piggy backing is becoming a greater security concern. The term tailgating or piggy backing refers to two or more people attempting to pass through an entrance that has a “one at a time” rule, or where ID authentication is required to enter. Enforcing compliance with credentialed entries or exits is an access control process governed by certain rules. One such rule is one credentialed person entering or leaving a building or a specified part of a building at 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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Security Integrators – Worth Every Penny

Start with the end in mind when deploying life safety improvements or security measures. Contact a security integrator. A lot of behind the scenes effort and expertise goes into designing and delivering life safety and security solutions. Security integrators understand the regulatory codes required by Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) and are well versed in navigating projects through the various regulatory processes for code approval.    As with all professionals, security integrators stand by their work and the solutions they provide. 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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Defeating the Active Shooter: Part III

We don’t pick when bad things happen. They pick us. Part III: NFPA 3000 & ASHER Active Shooter Hostile Event Response On May 1, 2018 the National Fire Protection Association released standards related to active shooter responses (NFPA 3000). NFPA 3000 will become the template by which safety & security measures addressing active shooters will be measured. This link is to the NFPA 3000 home page. Before we start, it’s important to understand that tactics for defeating an active shooter Read More

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Defeating the Active Shooter Part II

  Part II: Deny Free Access  Last week we covered how to prevent ambush attacks at a school or facility. This week we’ll cover proven practices, procedures and technologies to prevent unlawful and unchecked access. Someone has breached your school’s perimeter, so now you need to play defense. The difficulties encountered by intruders when attempting to move through your facility may determine how serious the breach becomes. The challenge; make defensive measures as seamless as possible for students, patrons and Read More

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Defeating the Active Shooter Scenario: Part I

Like all predators and criminals, active shooters rely on the element of surprise, unfettered access, and non-confrontational targets for success. In coming weeks, we’ll examine some of the proven procedures and technologies used to prevent an ambush attack, assist in securing schools & facilities against unfettered access, and how to create a confrontational environment that resists active shooters.     Preventing an Ambush Attack A.) Screen everyone; whether it is by the naked eye, camera surveillance, hand wanding, or walk Read More

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Proud Sponsor of the National Sheriffs’ Association

Sheriffs fill multiple roles throughout our communities. Continue reading

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Isotec Security Features Promote Student & Faculty Safety

School incidents, from shootings to bullying to drugs and other negative behaviors, occur at uncomfortably high rates. For many students and faculty, anxiety can be overwhelming. The U.S. Center for Disease Control released the results of a 2016 survey that revealed six percent of students missed one day of school in the month leading up to the survey because they felt unsafe at school. Eight percent of students had been in a physical fight on school property in the month prior Read More

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