Weighing the Pros and Cons of Three Security Turnstile Installations

January 23rd, 2020
high security turnstile installations

One of three security turnstile installations are optical turnstiles, which rely on sensors instead of mechanical barriers.

Security turnstiles are excellent access control tools for a variety of facilities that require secure entrances and exits. There are generally three kinds of security turnstile installations, with features that vary depending on the facility’s needs. Selecting the right turnstile for your property requires considering the placement of the entrance, the desired level of security, the budget, and aesthetic preferences. The pros and cons of each of the three security turnstile installations are outlined below to help make your decision easier.  Read the rest of this entry »

3 Factors to Consider Before a Turnstile Installation

January 16th, 2020
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Three factors to consider before a turnstile installation are power outages, ADA regulations, and installation requirements.

Installing security turnstiles is an excellent way to increase your facility’s security and access control. However, as with every security measure, a turnstile installation comes with a few factors that need to be carefully considered for the turnstiles to be effective. Preparing for potential emergencies and power outages, ADA compliance rules, and the installation and maintenance requirements that come with turnstiles will ensure that your facility’s security is the best it can be.  Read the rest of this entry »

The 5 Best Security Benefits of Turnstile Gates

January 9th, 2020
subway turnstile gates

Turnstile gates offer increased security benefits when compared to traditional security personnel.

No matter the size of your business or facility, you will need a robust security system to protect your assets and your staff. While you necessarily protect your business’s computer system, you must equally shield all entrance and exit points from unapproved entrances. Hiring security personnel for every door may not be financially or practically feasible for your facility, but there is an efficient and economical alternative. Turnstile gates offer reliable access control, ease of use, and flexibility that make them an excellent choice for facility security. Read on to learn more about the security benefits that turnstile gates can offer your business.  Read the rest of this entry »

The 6 Best Practices for Perimeter Protection

January 3rd, 2020
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Video surveillance and motion sensors are tools you can use while implementing perimeter protection best practices.

The first line of defense for any facility is its perimeter, but any security system worth having will have layers of protection that only begins with that perimeter. With the many physical and electronic security devices available today, developing perimeter protection with a combination of tools can be a complex undertaking. However, while you design your facility’s perimeter security plan, it is helpful to remember the following six best practices that ensure an effective protection plan.  Read the rest of this entry »

Why You Should Not Underestimate Chain Link Fencing

December 19th, 2019
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Chain link fencing is a reliable and low maintenance perimeter security option

Chain link fencing is undeniably practical for providing security to any home or business. However, it can often be passed over in favor of other fencing materials, because it lacks a more polished appearance. Chain link fencing should not be underestimated, though, as it offers several crucial benefits that every business and high-security facility needs. Read the rest of this entry »

What Are Crash Ratings and What Do They Mean?

December 11th, 2019
fence crash ratings

Fences such as this one, with K4 crash ratings, can withstand significant damage.

Security gates and fences are issued a “K” rating to communicate their security abilities and strength. A K rating is a Crash Test Certification issued by the Department of State (DOS) to any fence, gate, bollard, or barrier, which indicates how the barrier reacts to a vehicle of a specific weight at a particular speed. Essentially, the K crash ratings indicate the stopping power of a barrier. The crash ratings indicate something specifically for each gate and are communicating to people designing security barriers what they can expect. Read on to learn how each crash rating differs, and what each rating means for your security needs.  Read the rest of this entry »

10 Perimeter Security Features to Consider: Part Two

December 6th, 2019
access control security feature

Access control that requires keycodes is one of many security features that facilities should implement.

In our previous post, we discussed the various important features of perimeter security. From locks and fencing to lighting and security gates, every aspect of your facility’s perimeter security design is essential to maintaining a safe facility. In addition to the five features from the previous post, there are five more we would like to highlight the importance of today. Read on to learn about the extensive perimeter security features to consider while planning your facility’s safety.  Read the rest of this entry »

10 Perimeter Security Features to Consider: Part One

December 2nd, 2019
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A security gate is one perimeter security feature that can provide a secure facility.

Perimeter security refers to all security that prevents entry into a building or property. Appropriate perimeter security is essential for high-security facilities and buildings, but in this modern age, there are countless ways for people to get around perimeter security. That is why planning your facility’s security system requires careful consideration of various perimeter security features. Read below for five perimeter security essentials, and visit us at the end of the week for five more necessary features to consider in your security plan.  Read the rest of this entry »

How to Maintain Your Facility’s Security During Winter

November 21st, 2019
A security fence covered in snow during winter

Follow these guidelines to maintain your facility’s security during winter.

Thorough security measures are necessary for any facility year-round. However, many people may not consider that different seasons require slightly different approaches to a facility’s high-security plan. As we move further into the cold, winter months, it is essential that you review your facility’s security features and how they function. Read our guide below for tips on how to maintain high security during winter.  Read the rest of this entry »

How to Choose the Right Bollard Material For Your Security Needs

November 14th, 2019
Stainless steel bollard material

Stainless steel bollard material gives your security perimeter a polished look.

Security bollards are available in a variety of materials to offer a range of security services. The type of bollard material that is right for your property will depend on what you primarily need your bollards to do. Bollards used for safety and security, foot traffic navigation, and path designation all require different materials. Read our guide on bollard materials to determine which material may offer you the optimal bollard performance.  Read the rest of this entry »