Tag Archives: Weapons Control Portals

Potential Shooter Stopped Cold

AUBURN, IN — A potentially tragic event was averted when an Isotec Safety Entrance, recently installed at the Dekalb County Courthouse, stopped a man with a gun trying to enter the building. The man, yet to be identified, was denied access by Isotec’s Safety Entrance when it detected a concealed weapon on his person. As designed, the security vestibule’s automated security functions denied the man access into the courthouse. After being detected with a weapon, the man brandished, what was Read More

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Has Terrorism Won?

MERCER [County PA] – On the morning that single-point entry and security screening arrived at the Mercer County Courthouse, county Commissioner Matt McConnell made a grim assessment of the action. “The terrorists won,’’ he said. Source: Mercer Harold – Michael Roknick & Eric Poole The public’s access to their courthouses may only be the first adverse consequence on the slippery slope caused by fear of armed attacks, the rising security costs and relentless pressure to control or reduce budgets. We Read More

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How to Rob a Bank

Clay Tumey claims he has robbed more banks than he can count, and he never used a gun. He did however carry a concealed hammer strapped to his leg. After serving 4 years in prison Clay is sharing information we can draw from. After serving his time, Clay held a number of Q&A sessions as part of his repentance and paid full restitution to the banks he robbed. The Q&A is informative. On Cameras Q: Did you know the placement Read More

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Technology Breakthrough for Weapons Detection

Artificial Intelligence is now available for X-ray machines. 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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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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Proud Sponsor of the National Sheriffs’ Association

Sheriffs fill multiple roles throughout our communities. Continue reading

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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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