Category Archives: Banks & Credit Unions

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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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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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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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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Choosing Security Door Systems

Security Door Systems & How to Choose the Right One

Choosing security door systems for your commercial building is of the utmost importance. You want to choose a system that is appropriate based on the flow of people, the valuable assets held within the building, and more. There is more technology on the market than ever before. This can lead to an overwhelming number of choices for you. By gaining a better understanding of how the different doors work, you can start to see which ones would be most appropriate Read More

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