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 the functionality and product life of existing Isotec Safety Entrances® with enhanced features and capabilities that insure 100% objective safety & security compliance.

IQ can extend the life of an Isotec Safety Entrance® and even those of Novacomm’s Mark III & IV vestibules. Novacomm failed as a company in 2011, so Isotec also engineered IQ to replace the outdated electronics found in their Mark III & IV vestibules.

The video below is IQ’s Color Touchscreen showing what a person entering an exiting an Isotec Safety Entrance®. Call 303.800.3344 today for more information, or email lromersheuser@isotecinc.com

 

How to Protect the Branch of the Future

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®. The column metal detector provides and open and spacious environment for bank and credit union customers. The metal detector is certified to be safe and effective by the Department of Homeland Security. 
Isotec’s single lane Safety Entrances® are bi-directional and proven effective in detecting guns being brought into a building. Whether coming or going, the entrances are configured to meet any branch’s safety & security needs.
Isotec sales engineers design and configure single lane Safety Entrance® to protect bank and credit union employees and patrons. We are the only manufacturer in the country that uses Ceia’s column metal detectors with our interlocking door systems. Did we mention we’re SAFETY Act approved?
Below is a finished product photo and its project rendering for a bi-directional single lane Safety Entrance®. Click on the photo for a brief video detailing the Ceia Column Metal Detector. 

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Nick Laskovski is Making Things Happen

Nick Laskovski is Making Things Happen

Nine months ago Diebold’s Nick Laskovski made his way to our Westminster HQ to learn about Safety Entrances®. So far this year, Nick leads all of Diebold in sales of our Safety Entrances®. Diebold has about 16,000 employees. Sounds like Rookie of Year accolades are in order.

We understand the folks at Diebold may be surprised by Nick’s “out of the blocks” success, but not us. We know a little something about outlier like Nick, because we’ve been labeled with the moniker a few times. They’re a myth. Nick earned his success through action. He took the initiative and invested his time to learn our product. He then listened to his client’s needs, their concerns and then delivered on his promises. A tried & true formula for sustainable success.

Nick’s successes aren’t magic. He makes things happen through well planned action. We view Nick as an example of positive axioms such as luck favoring the prepared, or the smarter you work the luckier you get. We can all learn from sales professionals like Nick. That’s why we’re touting his success. Heck of a job by someone we didn’t know a year ago.

This is a photo of Nicks latest order going through Factory Acceptance Testing. His client required two Synergy Touchscreen operator consoles for their two lane Safety Entrance®, which allows command & control from multiple points. You can see them wired up on the right.

Nick’s Safety Entrance® will be shipped out after it’s approved for deployment.

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Smart Doors

Smart Doors

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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 play significant roles in our daily lives. They control stop lights, air conditioning (AKA HVAC), nuclear reactors, complex automated factories, and yes, for decades, our interlocking door systems.

PLCs don’t give operating instructions randomly. They are hard wired and pre-programmed with your operating instructions. They’ll transmit your instructions when you want and where, 24/7, every day. BTW, though done serially all this happens in the bat of an eye. We call this the “scenario of operation”.

A simple scenario of operation is “lock door A if door B is unlocked and remains unlocked”. That is a simple but fundamental act for an interlocking door system. Without that logic programmed in, both doors would be open and effectually lose “interlock’ functionality.

Doors can be programmed to work differently based on a multitude of requirements to accommodate a client’s need, and local codes. With the appropriate technologies in place, any operational requirement imaginable can be programmed into a PLC that will make the doors do what you want they and when.

Smart doors can now be controlled. Smart doors can be controlled and monitored from pretty much anywhere via web or cellular connectivity with smart phones, tablets, or dedicated wireless remotes.

Doors exist for a reason, what are yours? Do you need to protect or secure your facility, courthouse, airport, or hospital, but unsure how best to instruct and control your doors? Give us a call or send us a message. We can help.

Call us today at 303.800.3344.

 

The “New Normal” Security Standards

The “New Normal” Security Standards

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Terrorist and criminals have escalated their levels of violence throughout the world. They deem no act too severe, or target too soft to achieve their objectives. Therefore, safety and security countermeasures need to operate with zero risk tolerances to deny terrorists and criminals the ability to project their “new normal”.

Here are some requirements to protect against the “new normal” paradigm.

Must Work 24/7 – 365 Days a Year Safety & security countermeasures must operative and be effective nonstop. Terrorist and criminals are ambush attackers and seek the most vulnerable opportunities. They plan in advance and await their opportunity.

Operate on a “Pass/Fail” Basis with 100% ObjectivityTerrorist and criminals try to “blend in” to avoid detection, until they begin their attack. They will avoid human eye detection and reaction until they decide to act, leaving security personnel a step behind. Their best ability to blend in will be negated by countermeasures operating objectively.

Zero Limit Reaction Time to Contain Threats – It takes the average person .75 seconds to react to a threat, and even longer if they’re tired or distracted. Today’s effective security countermeasures require zero reaction time to contain a threat from projecting control or lethality.

100% Performance Standards Tested & Guaranteed – Performance standards need to be designed and tested so to operate as required, taking into account hundreds of pre-determined scenarios. Performance standards also must be upgradable to counter ever evolving “new normal” threats.

Detect Hidden Weapons – Even to the trained eye it’s easy to conceal a weapon. Automated weapons detection technologies isolate and deny criminals and terrorists the element of surprise, against their intended targets.

Take a Bullet Without FlinchingBallistic rated countermeasures must continue to perform and protect personnel. Properly designed ballistic rated systems will thwart the average threat while keeping safe patrons and bystanders.