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What sets Isotec apart?

Isotec Security is the only access control company in the U.S. solely dedicated to manufacturing door access control systems trademarked as Safety Entrances®. Our UL® Ballistic rated mantrap security systems have the Certificate of Designation by the Department of Homeland Security as Qualified Anti-terrorism Technologies. Isotec is also proud to partner with the General Services Administration (GSA) and is the only access control company whose mantrap security doors are available for purchase through our GSA contract.


What are the features of Isotec’s Security Entrances?

Isotec’s mantrap security door systems are stand-alone structures. Our typical configurations can accommodate bi-directional foot traffic or uni-directional traffic, with dedicated lanes for entry and exit. Because we build to standardized specifications our mantraps are guaranteed and warranted to perform as defined by the client’s scenario of operation.

Isotec uses 1200lb pull force magnetic locks to secure our mantrap security doors. Each of our Access Control Systems uses a “mag locks” that has been cycle tested and proven for durable performance for 3,000,000 cycles. In addition, we utilize “bonding sensors” to ensure our mag locks are bonded with the door’s armature plate.

Our new Synergy tablets now control the ladder logic that runs our Safety Entrances® and Access Control Entrances. The encrypted tablets can be Ethernet wired for the highest possible security. Isotec engineers have taken our base operating system a step further and developed our Access Control Electronics (ACE) package that can repair old security vestibules as well.

How much do they cost?

As with any products customized or site-specific designs and configurations will cost 20-40% more than a standard product. That being said our standard two-lane Weapons detection & prevention entrance MSRP starts at $47,700. Our standard single lane weapons detection & prevention entrance MSRP starts at $39,400. Our single lane access control entrance MSRP starts at $29,500.

Are these doors safe for use in schools?

While schools may be alike, they still may differ in design and or desired security needs. No two schools or campuses are the same. To meet these needs Isotec offers standard products and user-specific security and architectural options. The site-specific designs of our single and two-lane Safety Entrances®, allow for height, width and length modifications so they fit within existing entrances or specifically constructed to meet architectural requirements. The pre-programming for different scenarios of operation is also included with our site-specific Safety Entrances®.

Why would I invest in a Security or Mantrap Door?

Law enforcement and security experts agree that protecting your building against active shooters and harmful events need to be addressed in layers. Isotec’s Single and Two-Lane, Safety Entrances® with Exit Lane Breach Control (ELBC) technologies can play a crucial role to ensure that guns and unauthorized persons are kept out of schools, banks, & courthouses – just to name a few.

No matter the location, design or desired level of safety and security, 24/7 operational objectivity is the key performance metric that distinguishes our superior automated technologies from posted security. The response functions of our sensors are pre-determined, they happen in milliseconds and are not susceptible to the judgmental or arbitrary responses that come with human error. Most importantly any perceived threat that comes through a security vestibule is isolated from vulnerable populations until it can be cleared.

How do your systems work?

Whatever the moniker, mantrap, security vestibule, security portal, or interlocking doors operate under the premise of only one door being open at a time, with the second opening only when certain operating conditions are met. There may be other conditions that keep the second door from opening, but this is just one example. If a person carrying a gun enters a Safety Entrance® the metal detector will transmit a signal not to open the second door. This alarm also signals building personnel to further screen the individual or lend assistance. The person will not be able to enter the building until security personnel is satisfied that the individual meets the safety & security requisites.

How much time does it take to walk through your entrance and into the building?

Assuming that the person does not trigger an alarm typical transit through the entrance is 2-3 seconds.

How many people can enter or leave a building through an entrance?

Recognizing that each facility may have varied entrance security requirements; our two-lane entrance could easily accommodate 5-6 people at a time, as long as all the occupants passed the set screening requirements.

How long does it take to manufacture and entrance?

Once entered into the production queue, the typical time to manufacture a standard Safety Entrance® is 5-6 weeks. Site specific designs and larger sized special configurations will take longer. Your sales contact can supply you with more accurate delivery times.

How long will it last?

By following best practices bi-annual preventive maintenance Safety Entrances® have operational lives in excess of 10-15 years. We’ve designed and engineered solid-state circuitry that performs critical functions, so more times than not, electronics become obsolete before they fail. Whenever possible, the replacement technologies we develop are reverse compatible with existing entrances. Additionally, Isotec warranties key mechanical parts such as door closers for up to 10 years. One of our mission-critical screening devices has historical average meantime before failure (MTBF) of 88,000 hours! Nope, that’s not a typo.

How long does it take to install?

There two types of installation scenarios; a new build and a retrofit. A “new build” will take 1 ½ days to install. Depending on the amount of demolition and building construction required “retro-fit” could take 3-4 days to install.

Who would I hire to install an entrance?

Isotec trains and supervises security integrators and or construction companies during the installation. The entrances arrive partially assembled and are marked for easy in the field assembly.

How am I assured the product will perform as ordered?

Isotec’s entrances must pass three levels of quality control performance checks. Each entrance must pass our Factory Acceptance Test (FAT), Installation Site Acceptance Test (ISAT), and Operational Site Acceptance Test (OSAT). The onsite performance test must be approved by the customer.

What are the frames made of?

Isotec Safety Entrances® and Access Control vestibules are made from 6061-T6 Aluminum tubing. Depending on order requirements the aluminum will be either 1/8” or ¼” thick. 6061-T6 Aluminum is resistant to corrosion, and a very strong but lightweight material. All of our aluminum is milled in the U.S. Our 1/8” wall aluminum can stop a 9mm round. Our ¼” wall aluminum stops a .44 caliber round.

What types of glass goes into the entrances?

The ballistic glass used in our Ballistic Safety Entrances® is typically UL 752, no spall, Level I, II or III. These ballistic levels can stop rounds from 9mm, .357 magnum, and .44 caliber handguns. The glass used in our Access Control entrance is typically UL 972 High Impact Energy resistant glass which protects against penetration from repetitive forceful blows.

Can I get an entrance custom designed to fit into my building?

Yes. Isotec specializes in site specific engineering. More than 90% of Isotec’s entrances are custom fitted to meet either the building’s architectural or aesthetic requirements.

Can I customize the way the entrance operates?

Yes! Since no two individual clients have the exact same needs, the Scenario of Operations for our entrances is configured to meet the security needs for each facility we protect. It is not uncommon for the same facility to require different scenarios of operation for different parts of the same building.

What distinguishes Isotec’s entrances from other entrances?

In 2012 the Department of Homeland Security issued a certificate of Designation for Isotec’s Safety Entrances® as Qualified Anti-terrorism Technology (QATT) under the 2002 SAFETY Act and proven to be safe and effective against acts of terrorism.


If you have any additional questions, or would like to learn more about Isotec’s patented security solutions – call us at (303) 974-7699 or email our Sales Director at sales@isotecinc.com today.

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