Category Archives: Banks & Credit Unions

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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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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

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GUNS TO STOP GUNS?

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

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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

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Having an Active Shooter Plan in Place is Important

Mass shootings in schools, private businesses, and public settings have long made headlines in national media. Many of these shootings are characterized as active shooter events. According to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS): “An Active Shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area; in most cases, active shooters use firearms(s) and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims.” Beyond active shooter events, fatal shootings Read More

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