Tag Archives: Bullet Resistant Entrances

Isotec's "Shootem Up" Reveals the Dangers of Low Spall Glass

Idaho Springs, CO We learned and witnessed number of things during our 8th annual “Shootem Up”. With all that what we learned, the unanimous take away was not to consider “low spall”  types of glass  as a substitute for UL® listed glass when ballistic protection is required. Think in terms of razor sharp shards of glass cutting into your employees or patrons, as was the case with our “witness” mannequin Polly Purebread. “Low spall glass” is a clever marketing term, somewhat like the Read More

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ISIL Claims Responsibility For Attack On Belgian Police Officers

ISIL has claimed responsibility for Saturday’s machete attack during which two police officers were severely wounded at a security checkpoint in Charleroi, Belgium, the New York Times  (8/7, Breeden) reports. According to a statement issued Sunday by ISIL’s Amaq News Agency, a “soldier of the Islamic State” carried out the attack “in response to calls to target citizens of countries belonging to the crusader coalition.” The Wall Street Journal  (8/7, A1, Norman) reports that Belgian authorities, who have opened a Read More

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OptiVia & Isotec Begin Partnership

OptiVia & Isotec Begin Partnership OptiVia Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary of Loth, Inc., has become Isotec’s newest distributor. Isotec is excited to be working with OptiVia, as they can service all aspects of a client’s building needs. From the initial consultation to the final ribbon cutting, they’ll serve as a trusted partner. OptiVia is scalable to handle any size project while remaining agile to ensure personal attention. OptiVia’s focus and experience in the financial arena empower the OptiVia/Isotec partnership to provide insight for advising on safety and security. Read More

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August 5th Ballistics Testing

On August 5th Isotec’s engineering department will conduct its annual ballistics testing on specified glazing and framing materials used in their Safety Entrances. In addition to testing against typical hand guns used in robberies and assaults, Isotec also test fires non-typical type firearms. This year they will be test firing a Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) on specified materials. Call (720) 545-2816 for more information.

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Robbery Risk and Prior Victimization

Because bank robbery is not a common crime, it may appear random, which suggests that all banks are at a high risk of robbery. In the short-term, however, the vast majority of branches do not get robbed. As an example over a 1 year period 14 percent of branches in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania were robbed. As the time period increases, however, more branches are victimized: in two years, 31 percent of branches in Washington, D.C. were robbed; in five years, percent Read More

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Compliant Victims

Factors contributing to bank robberies can largely be explained by three factors. More bank outlets and extended hours increase opportunities for robberies. Banks remain the most lucrative of all robbery targets; moreover, 80 percent of stolen money is never recovered. Bank robberies are usually fast, low risk crimes, because employees are trained to comply with a robber’s demands. Moreover, although the risk of arrest is high, much of this risk is short term, and risk – as reflected by clearances Read More

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Strategic Site Protection

Strategic Site Protection Protecting the people who protect the President, the keepers of America’s secrets, her strategic assets, and arsenals, are Isotec’s opportunity to serve our country. Without reservation, we pride ourselves on execution and deliveries that meet all contracted site-specific designs, and operational requirements. Serving the needs of our agencies is an honor and privilege. Isotec applies what we’ve learned from serving our country to our municipal and commercial projects. Contact us to learn how we can help protect your facility. Photos were not Read More

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Mark Bridges of QSI

This Safety Entrance is being assembled and prepped for Mark Bridges of QSI, out of Bardstown Kentucky. Mark and his clients appreciate and understand the importance of safety and security he’s designed for them.  Way to go Mark!

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Smart Doors

Smart Doors Do you consider doors that do what you want, when you want, to be smart? How about a door system that reacts before you do? Imagine doors that are disciplined enough to protect you from harm or respond to your request in an emergency. How does this magic happen? Smart doors are the result of aligning a series of arrayed sensors and components in constant communication with a computer know as a Programmable Logic Controller or PLC. PLCs Read More

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Ballistic and Hurricane Resistant Aluminum

Isotec uses a 6061-T6 aluminum alloy for our doors and frames in our Safety Entrances™. The 6061 alloy has 64{0da0b4c47deb7adb6cb4b94258fb97930383627607256e0b73b442c6f21152f9} greater strength to weight ratio, 72{0da0b4c47deb7adb6cb4b94258fb97930383627607256e0b73b442c6f21152f9} greater tensile strength, and 75{0da0b4c47deb7adb6cb4b94258fb97930383627607256e0b73b442c6f21152f9} greater shear strength than the 6063-T5 alloy used by others. Strength to weight is a rather self-defined expression. The 6061 alloy weighs less but is stronger than the 6063 alloy. This strength to weight ratio is reflected in the higher tensile and shear strength ratios of the alloy. Tensile strength is Read More

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