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Extreme Ownership – Inspired by former Navy Seals Jocko Willink & Leif Babin

A brief look into improving your performance and those around you with direct communications that insure clear understanding of what’s necessary and why to complete your team’s mission. Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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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

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