Access Control for Improved Courthouse Security

Today’s security threats are more complex and challenging than ever. Mass shootings and terrorist attacks have changed the security landscape dramatically, forcing security practices to evolve rapidly. In today’s world, anything can be a target, especially government buildings such as courthouses, leaving millions of people vulnerable to attacks.

The Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation warn that with the current evolving and diversifying Homeland threat environment and recent occurrences involving small arms operations at home in the United States confirm the need for continued vigilance and situational awareness. Both agencies are recommending additional steps towards federal courthouse security systems and surveillance.

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Lane Security Systems for Courthouses

In response to recent events involving the introduction and use of firearms, attention has focused on access control for courthouses. The walk-through metal detectors for courthouse entry must ensure compliance with the high levels of courthouse security required while allowing easy access to visitors and employees at the courthouse.

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 The primary purpose of walk-through metal detectors and other lane security systems for courthouses is to detect the entry of weapons into the building. Once discovered, it becomes necessary to isolate the weapon and the individual carrying it with minimal risk to law enforcement and the public. A combination of walk through metal detectors and a weapons detection mantrap work together to stop a lone shooter or small armed group from moving beyond the entry point of the courthouse. This system also protects security personnel and law enforcement by not exposing them to these ambush type attacks.

Further security is provided through Exit Lane Breach Control (ELBC) technologies. ELBC for courthouses provides additional entry security by preventing unauthorized access via the courthouses exit lane.

Isotec is committed to controlling access and ensuring a safe environment in public, private, and government workplaces. Their team specializes in preventing security breaches and violent crime. Their security systems can not only ensure that your building is protected but can save you money by reducing the required amount of human resources needed for security. To learn more about courthouse security and how Isotec can improve the security and safety of your building, contact us today.