How to Run A Physical Security Risk Assessment on Your Business

  With frequent warnings about hackers, digital theft, and general cybersecurity, it’s easy to overlook physical security as a concern of the past. But crime hasn’t gone completely digital and never will. Most companies wait until they face a major threat before conducting a physical risk assessment. By this time, the company has lost not only dollars but may have taken a hit to their reputation and harmed consumer trust. Don’t wait for a security breach before you reevaluate safety Read More

Posted in Access Control, Anti-Terrorism, Commercial Facilities, Community Protection, Courthouse Security, Exit Lane Breach Control, Isotec Security, Jewelry Store, Safety Entrance, Security Monitoring | Leave a comment
Credit Union doors

Physical Security Measures – What Can Isotec Security Systems Protect

Are Isotec Security Systems Right for Your Building? Physical security is critically important for countless industries; many institutions are unfortunately under constant threat and must invest heavily in measures to ward off intruders. These organizations have traditionally relied on security guards, and while guards will likely always remain invaluable to safety procedures in the workplace, modern access control technology can assist or replace them in many instances. Isotec’s high-tech doors and other systems are trusted not only by banks and Read More

Posted in Access Control | Leave a comment

Grant Funding for Law Enforcement Technologies

Grant Funding for Law Enforcement Technologies The National Sheriffs Association recently hosted a webinar for municipal law enforcement agencies on areas to be focus that are receiving state and federal funding. The webinar featured representatives from Grants Office, LLC out of Rochester, NY. There are many technology deployments that can be funded via state or federal grants. The two largest funding initiatives by the Department of Homeland Security are the Urban Area Security Initiative (USAI) and the State Read More

Posted in Anti-Terrorism, Courthouse Security, DHS, Federal Security, Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Local Community Protection, Local Government Security | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Three Reasons You Should Consider a Bulletproof Glass Door for Your Company

        There is no doubt that crime statistics and news stories influence the way you feel about operating a business. While it’s not always healthy to dwell on the risks involved, we all have to live in reality and prepare for the worst while hoping for the best. With the world being far more unpredictable in violence and theft, what should you do to protect your business? Even if you think no one would do anything to Read More

Posted in Access Control, Anti-Terrorism, Banks & Credit Unions, Commercial Facilities, Courthouse Security, Isotec Security, Jewelry Store | Leave a comment

Access Control Systems Manufacturers: What You Need to Know

  Isotec Security is a leading manufacturer of access control systems that protect individuals and businesses from potential threats by monitoring and controlling access through the use of proven protection systems and modern technology. Our systems include elements such as bulletproof doors and ballistic resistant glass panels, and our Safety Entrance has been certified by the Department of Homeland Security as a qualified anti-terrorism technology. For those businesses experiencing a need to implement access control systems in the workplace, there Read More

Posted in Access Control, Anti-Terrorism, Homeland Security, Isotec Security, Safety Act, Safety Entrance | Leave a comment
Airport lane

Los Angeles Airport Installs Automated Lane Security Systems

Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and TSA recently unveiled the first five Automated Screening Lanes (ASL) to be installed as part of a $12.3 million project to upgrade 14 lanes in the Tom Bradley International Terminal security checkpoint at Los Angeles International. The new lane security systems allow up to five travelers to place their items in trays simultaneously and submit them for screening without waiting for the first person to complete the process. Passengers then line up at the Read More

Posted in Access Control, Airport Security, Anti-Terrorism, Exit Lane Breach Control, Isotec Security, Security Monitoring | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment
Gun duel at close range


Using armed personnel to stop or deter an armed assault is the premise behind using guns to stop guns. Using guns to stop guns promotes lethal conflicts. What about the general public in the immediate vicinity? What is their defense? As quoted by the Center of Investigative Reporting, “The presence of an armed guard was the strongest factor whether incidents turned violent.” An analysis of FBI bank crimes data by The Center for Investigative Reporting found guards with guns pose Read More

Posted in ANSI & ADAAG Products, Anti-Terrorism, Banks & Credit Unions, Isotec Security, Safety Entrance | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment
(2012) ATM Hooded Killer Screenshot 1

Winter Creates Security Issues for Banks & Credit Unions

Last year ATM vestibules in New York City became sleeping quarters for transients. On some occasions the homeless converted the unsecured areas into makeshift bedrooms. Those bank customers willing to risk a potential robbery literally had to step over them to access the ATM machines. Many customers chose alternate solutions to access their funds instead of running the risk of being mugged or assaulted. Colder weather increases the likelihood that transients will turn to ATM vestibules for use as makeshift Read More

Posted in Access Control, Banks & Credit Unions, Commercial Facilities, Security Monitoring | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Dispensaries and Physical Security: How Protecting Your Business Improves your Business

As a growing market, marijuana dispensaries have become a lucrative prospect for developers and consumers. They’ve also become known for their risks. There are very few other retail industries that have the unique security requirements of the marijuana industry. Besides ensuring the legality of their clientele, they must also ensure the safety of their products and their finances. Physical Security and its Impact on Business Most dispensaries probably employ traditional security features, like alarm systems, cameras, security guards, and pass Read More

Posted in Access Control, Commercial Facilities, Safety Entrance | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Los Angeles Airport Police Target Insider Threats

CNBC (9/7) reports on the teams of undercover police officers with Los Angeles Airport Police that patrol Los Angeles International Airport to spot “insider threat[s].” Law enforcement officials “say airports around the country routinely monitor the thousands of employees, who must undergo a criminal background check and get fingerprinted.” At Los Angeles airport, police “screen employees and check IDs as part of a multi-agency operation.” Chief David Maggard Jr. enforces the airport’s “zero tolerance” policy for employees, which means an Read More

Posted in Access Control, Airport Security, Anti-Terrorism | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment