Category Archives: Access Control

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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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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X-ray Machines with A.I. for Detecting Guns & Explosive

Today’s x-ray technologies are keeping pace with the ever-expanding threat from explosive devices. The levels of sophistication that must be engineered into security x-rays machines cannot be overstated. Security x-ray machines use low dose penetrating radiation to detect metallic and non-metallic objects. The intensity of the radiation required will be determined by the facility’s security requisites. As shown, public facilities that serve vulnerable populations utilize x-ray technologies as part of a comprehensive safety & security plan. People entering are screened Read More

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Artificial Intelligence for School Security

Isotec & All Secure Group Provide School Safety & Security Solution: There are a number of ways to protect schools. Our view is this is that, the more you screen the more safe and secure you will be. School safety and security personnel will need to be dynamic in range of interactions and have force multiplier mobility. Isotec CEO David Barnes was recently interviewed by CBS news affiliate WKRC, where he offered suggestions for increasing safety in schools. With those Read More

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Walk-Through Metal Detectors

Walk-through metal detectors, like those seen at airports, provide a mission-critical function of detecting weapons within our Safety Entrances®. Though very large in our universe, “walk-throughs” represent only a portion of the types of metal detectors used for a variety of applications. As an example, handheld metal detectors far and away outnumber walk-through metal detectors because there are many more applications they are used for. Think of that guy on the beach in search of lost watches & such. Walk-through Read More

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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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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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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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