Tag Archives: Access Control Vestibules

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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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Isotec & Womack Consulting Team Up to Protect Courthouse

Womack Consulting teamed with Isotec Security to protect a Minnesota courthouse. Facility managers & security personnel recognized the superior protection provided with a weapons detection vestibule which has been approved by the Department of Homeland Security for safety & efficacy. Isotec’s Safety Entrance® prevents unauthorized persons from carrying weapons into the building. In addition to providing greater safety for their staff and visitors, the weapons control vestibule reduces the over all demand for security personnel. The vestibule’s design and functionality 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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Why Physical Security is Just as Important as Cyber Security

Many businesses spend a lot of time and money focused on firewalls and encryption software to protect their IT systems and data – and rightly so. However, physical security is often overlooked when compared to cyber security when it can be just as crucial, especially for small businesses that do not have the same resources as larger firms to devote to security personnel and tools. Physical security helps companies protect assets, including IT infrastructure and servers that make their businesses run and Read More

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Single Lane Access Controlled Doors Gaining Favor

Isotec’s single lane Safety Entrances® accommodate smaller design requirements. Demand from financial institutions trending toward smaller branches and high value retail establishments with small footprints appreciate their long-term value. Single lane Safety Entrances® are bi-directional and programmed to provide entrance control or exit control. Isotec pre-programs logic controllers to determine the systems functionality; whether to operate as an entrance or an exit. The security vestibules have walk through metal detectors to protect against armed assaults. With operational lives of more than 10 years, the capital Read More

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Automated Security for $500 per Month

This ballistic rated multi-lane Safety Entrance® protects a municipal facility. The system prevents unauthorized entrance to people carrying guns. The Safety Entrance also enforces Exit Lane Breach Control, which denies entrance to people trying to gain access through the exit lane.  With an expected life of more than 10 years, an investment in this type of automated security can have capitalized cost of less than $500 per month.

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Red Hawk Using IQ To Double Safety Entrance® Life Span

Orange County,  California – Doug Bentley of Red Hawk Fire & Security had a vision and understood the value of extending the useful life and increased functionality of the Safety Entrances® they service for their clients. Doug worked with Isotec’s Tim Carrillo tcarrillo@isotecinc.com on a plan for multiple interlocking door electronic upgrades throughout Red Hawk’s California market. Red Hawk’s customers required a proven standardized upgrade configuration that was scalable, rapidly installed, reliable and easily serviced, enter IQ. IQ’s advanced technologies increase Read More

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How to Protect the Branch of the Future

Bank & Credit Union “Branches of the Future” have smaller footprints. They typically have occupancy ratings of 50 people or less, are trending, and prefer single lane Safety Entrances® over multi-lane.  A single lane Safety Entrance® may be the perfect fit for bank and credit union branches with smaller footprints. Along with requiring less space, Isotec’s single lane entrances are more economical.   Isotec uses a special, DHS Certified Ceia column metal detector, which is specifically configured and designed for our Safety Entrances®. Read More

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