Tag Archives: Weapons Control Portals

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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Security Guards Require Less Training than Manicurists

Lobbying by the security industry has been so effective that armed guards with tacit approval to use lethal force are offering armed personnel services state by state with inconsistent training and/or testing requirements. Big businesses have derailed attempts to require rigorous training standards for armed guards across the country, most of whom face fewer state training requirements than a manicurist in a California nail salon. In California, an armed guard must have received 14 hours of gun training, six of 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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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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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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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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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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