Isotec Security & OptiVia Partner to Protect Courthouse

Isotec Security & OptiVia Partner to Protect Courthouse

OptiVia’s Brian Janczak hit the ground running in pursuit of a business opportunity to protect Emmet County’s state courthouse. Brian followed up on a request for information generated from Isotec’s direct marketing program. He spoke with Emmet County officials to understand their safety & security needs, and then worked with Isotec’s Paul Labarile to design a risk appropriate solution for the courthouse. The Safety Entrance® solutions chosen by Emmet County exemplify Isotec’s site specific design and engineering fortes.

The Safety Entrances® Brian recommended are Designated Anti-terrorism Technologies as defined by the 2002 SAFETY Act, and meet Department of Homeland Security UL 752 ballistic requirements.

Isotec Security is the only manufacturer in the U.S. that provides SAFETY Act approved interlocking door systems designed and engineered to keep guns out of buildings.

OptiVia Solutions is a wholly owned subsidiary of Loth, Inc., a 125 year old Cincinnati mainstay with a national presence.

Call Isotec today at 303.800.3344 for information on how we and our strategic partners can help you protect what matters most.  

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Department of Homeland Security Video

Department of Homeland Security Video

Take 3 minutes to listen to Bruce Davidson from Homeland Security and security professionals on the importance of SAFETY Act approved products. Isotec Security is in the anti-terrorism business. We know that offering SAFETY Act approved products removes the guesswork for our clients. They know the process and product standards set forth by Homeland Security reduce their liabilities while keeping safe and protecting what matters most. They understand that acts terrorism are rising and their countermeasures to prevent terrorism and violent crimes must prevail. Whether your facility is an airport, courthouse, hospital, place of business, or a strategic site, Isotec Security has SAFETY Act approved products that will keep safe and to protect what matters to you.

 

 

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.

 

Eliminate the Element of Surprise

Don’t sacrifice highly trained law enforcement, military or security personnel as exposed targets.

Additional personnel at a security entrance or secured site are required due to the already understood, inability for one guard to “contain projected velocity.” Typically and all too late, security personnel react to armed provocation without the strategic advantage of containment. Thus they are a step behind, as it takes the human body 3/4 of a second to effectively react to stimuli.

Even the sharpest of operatives periodically fall victim to complacency and lack of focus. These are but a few reasons, that without the advantage of containment, the first security officer to confront an armed assailant is not only at an extreme disadvantage, but in peril as well.

Conversely, bullet resistant automated security entrances, integrated with screening devices, manned or not, render the same assailant isolated, ineffective and without the element of surprise.

Security personnel recognize that an armed assailant is not deterred by detection. Typically the moment of detection merely becomes the catalyst for the assault to begin.

This is especially so for an organized assault, whereby the first perpetrator, by his actions, activates and identifies security measures for the benefit of a main force. This main group has now gained a tactical advantage as they go unnoticed while they pre-target security forces responding to suppress the immediate threat. The main assault group now has the advantage over the distracted and exposed security force.

By automatically detecting and isolating the first assailant, a proactive security system protects security personnel and denies a broader attack on the entrance from ever occurring.

Isotec Security’s deepest concern is that one day the inherent weakness of reactive vs. proactive security will be exploited at very dear cost to the facility targeted, the security personnel charged with its protection and citizenry. Our mission is to insure that does not happen.

David Barnes
Chief Executive
Isotec Security