Top 3 Perimeter Security Solutions for your Construction Site

Posted on Fri, Sep 6, 2019

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Top 3 Perimeter Security Solutions for Your Construction Site

Perimeter security is a critical component for industrial and commercial construction projects to be successful, finish on-time, and finish under budget. One of the most cost-effective ways to assure your construction projects are completed on time and on budget is through the use of a high-quality perimeter security solution.

Due to the highly critical nature and value of perimeter security solutions on construction sites, we'd like to use this week’s Turnstile Blog to illustrate the top three most cost-effective security solutions to secure your construction sites while allowing easy entry for authorized individuals to enter and exit your site.

1) Turnstiles like those found in the patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal.

When you want to keep the wrong people out and allow the right people in, a turnstile is the best solution. Highly customizable with a wide range of options and available lanes, a turnstile should be a part of your security infrastructure where foot traffic will be present.

2) Vehicle Barrier Gates

Vehicle barrier gates like turnstiles work as deterrents for intruders in vehicles but allow easy access for deliveries and shipments to enter your jobsite. The patented Vehicle Access Control (VAC) Portal is the perfect solution for incorporating vehicle barrier arms/gates into your perimeter security plan. 

3) Access Control Technology

Access control technology in the form of hardware and software are the perfect add-on to any perimeter security solution. Perfect for security as well as reporting and time-keeping, some access control technologies can also work with payroll functions.

Did you know that roughly, $300 million to $1 billion in equipment is stolen from commercial and industrial construction sites every year in the United States? The cost of implementing a perimeter security solution can be dwarfed by the loss of man-hours, time, tools, and equipment on an unsecure construction project. 

Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) is at the forefront of portable perimeter security solutions using a wide range of access control technology and shipping container modifications. For more information on MSSI and all of our access control options, CONTACT US HERE or call at 740.532.7822.  

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Modular Perimeter Security for Liquid Natural Gas Operations

Posted on Wed, Sep 4, 2019

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Modular Perimeter Security for Liquid Natural Gas Operations 

Over the last decade, the production of natural gas in the U.S. has increased by 70 percent. The U.S. has been the world's leading producer of liquid natural gas (LNG) since 2010, when the U.S. production surpassed the rest of the world in LNG production.

Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) has worked with customers around the world in a wide range of perimeter security site solutions regardless of the industry or project. More recently, MSSI and the patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal have seen a real increase in the demand of chemical facilities in the natural gas industry. With the ever-increasing need of LNG for everything from home heating to fuel for fleet vehicles to electric power generation, an increase in production has led to a heightened awareness of security for sites pertaining to the LNG industry.

This increase in LNG production has also led to an increase in regulations and a demand for the industry to meet strict security infrastructure guidelines. These security guidelines often mean that temporary and/or permanent security perimeters are established on the many LNG-related projects that are taking place in the U.S. For a site to stay in operation and meet those guidelines, MSSI is a one-stop-shop when it comes to perimeter security gates for turnstiles and access control technology.  

To meet the perimeter security needs of our customers in the LNG industry at drilling sites and refining facilities, MSSI offers portable solutions for foot traffic into and out of their sites. Portable perimeter security solutions can be put in use for both long-term and short-term situations. The portability of the patented MAC Portal makes it the perfect solution that can be easily dropped into a fence-line and begin tracking authorized individuals who enter the site while deterring and prohibiting the entry of unauthorized persons. 

To resolve customers’ security needs and create long-lasting custom solutions suited to meet their site-specific needs, MSSI representatives have worked with security-minded personal within the LNG industry. MSSI has been able to quickly and easily deliver a turn-key portable perimeter security solution to our customers within weeks of receiving a purchase order. 

For more information on perimeter security and how Modular Security Systems Inc. can help you secure your LNG site, CONTACT US HERE or call 740.532.7822.  

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Cost-Effective Turnstiles Delivered Quickly to Your Construction Site

Posted on Fri, Aug 30, 2019

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Cost-Effective Turnstiles Delivered Quickly to Your Construction Site

At Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) we understand that not everyone everywhere sees or uses a turnstile on a daily basis, but turnstiles are becoming a part of everyday life for many. Whether it's in subways, amusement parks, sporting events, concerts, or construction projects at power plants and major commercial construction projects, turnstiles and access control solutions to track users are becoming more and more popular.

In today's security-concerned world, turnstiles are used for a wide array of security functions. In this week’s edition of the Turnstile Blog we are going to take a look at when, where, and why turnstiles are needed in a wide range of locations for a number of reasons. Not only are we going to address these needs but we're also going to offer a cost-effective, rapidly deployable solution for those security-minded individuals among us.  

When do I need a turnstile?

Turnstiles are needed when some sort of perimeter security is required, such as when you're trying to control traffic into or out of a location or event, or when potential risks of intrusion are inherent.

Where do I need a turnstile? 

Turnstiles are often needed at major sporting events, concerts, outdoor festivals, military installations, and major industrial and commercial construction projects, as well as at power generation facilities like nuclear power plants, refineries, and petrochemical facilities. 

Why do I need a turnstile?

Turnstiles are most often utilized for two reasons: safety and security. By integrating a turnstile solution into your perimeter security you can keep it secure and safe from the intrusion of unwanted individuals. Did you know that turnstiles can also help you save money? Turnstiles may also be used in combination with access control technology to help track employees’ time for payroll purposes, which helps prevent time theft and/or buddy punching. 

How do I find a cost effective quickly deployable turnstile?

That's simple. The best, most cost effective turnstile on the market can be found in the patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal. The versatility of the patented MAC Portal allows companies to meet site-specific security requirements by combining cost-effective turnstile installations with access control technology, and has earned the respect of a wide range of construction and security companies across the U.S. and around the world. Patented MAC Portals are delivered turnkey, so onsite installation can be completed quickly with little-to-no onsite work needed prior to its arrival. The portable perimeter security solutions we deliver can easily be offloaded, hooked to power, and integrated into an existing access control infrastructure within a short amount of time.  

We would love to work with you to provide a turnstile security solution for you and your specific needs. For more information on our Patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portals and all of the perimeter security solutions offered by Modular Security Systems Inc. CONTACT US HERE or call us now at 740.532.7822.

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Perimeter Security with Turnstiles, Access Control and Guard Offices

Posted on Wed, Aug 28, 2019

 
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Perimeter Security with Turnstiles, Access Control and Guard Offices

Since the early days of man, perimeter security could be as simple as natural barriers like mountains, hills, and tree lines. Today, more advanced chain-link fences, concrete walls, and restrictive gates that require authorized credentials to pass have become the norm. Sophisticated technologies that are meant to keep intruders out and prevent access to certain protected areas are more common in today's perimeter security world. Contained within those perimeters and protected gates – whether by natural barriers or more technologically advanced fences, walls, and gates – are buildings, complexes, and construction areas.

Since the Roman Empire and the building of the Great Wall of China barriers have been an important part of protecting the perimeter of territories, towns, villages, private property – and increasingly more common today, construction sites. Perimeter security for construction sites is designed to keep intruders out, protect tools and equipment, and to protect the public from injury.

Construction companies use perimeter security not only for the safety of their workers, but to also control the flow of authorized individuals in and out of the construction area. Property owners and construction organizations of all sizes use various access control technologies to achieve varying degrees of perimeter security from the smallest to the largest construction sites on the planet.

Beginning with the advent of electronic access control technologies, the concept of perimeter security has continued to evolve rapidly to include more modern, technological solutions like hand geometry readers and iris scanning devices. Today, access control technology coupled with turnstiles and climate controlled guard offices in a turn-key solution can be found on industrial and commercial construction projects from New York City to San Francisco and on around the world. 

Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) provides unique perimeter security guard housing with turnstiles and access control technology on commercial construction projects. Our core customer base has been built over years of providing site-specific perimeter security solutions for commercial and industrial construction companies. Every perimeter security turnstile product we provide is driven by a commitment to provide quality products, excellent customer service, flexibility in design, and cost-effective solutions.

For more information on perimeter security and how Modular Security Systems Inc. can help you secure your site, CONTACT US HERE or call 740.532.7822.  

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Top Commercial Construction Companies Use MSSI on Projects

Posted on Fri, Aug 23, 2019

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Top Commercial Construction Companies Use MSSI on Projects

Did you know that some of the biggest names in commercial construction turn to Modular Security Systems Inc. and the patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal for the perimeter security on their projects? According to the Engineering News-Record's list of the top 400 commercial construction companies in the US (see article) every single one of the top 10 companies listed has used the patented MAC Portal.

About 80% of all major construction projects in the U.S. are commercial construction projects. While the MAC Portal has traditionally been used at industrial construction projects at power plants, refineries, chemical plants, ports, and shipyards, more recently the push to secure commercial construction sites has led to a significant increase in use of the MAC Portal. 

Major commercial construction projects like the building of the Freedom Tower in NYC, a terminal expansion at JFK International Airport, and the refurbishment of Trump hotel in Washington DC have relied on MSSI and the patented MAC Portal to secure their perimeter and to control access of individuals in and out of their sites. 

With construction expenditures topping 1,293 billion, the US is the one of the largest construction markets in the world. Since the 2007-2009 recession, construction projects that were once stalled have picked up pace. Positive trends in the residential and commercial market are the primary drivers of our currently booming construction growth. Here in the US, new construction is among the highest in the world. Bechtel Corporation is currently one of the largest U.S.-based construction firms and is a previous and current user of the patented MAC Portal on many of their projects in major population hubs like San Francisco, New York, and Dallas. Headquartered in San Francisco, Bechtel is just one of the top ten construction companies currently using the MAC Portal on their job sites.

In addition to Bechtel other "Top 10" construction firms using the patented MAC Portal are Fluor, Turner, AECOM, Kiewit, Skanska, and more. At MSSI we pride ourselves not only on the quality of our perimeter security products but also on the quality of our customers and their work. We are proud to have supplied perimeter security products like the MAC Portal on some of the biggest projects in the U.S. and around the world, for some of the biggest names in the commercial construction industry.

For more information on Modular Security Systems Inc., our Patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portals CONTACT US HERE or call us at 740.532.7822.

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Safe & Secure Perimeter Security on Commercial Construction Sites

Posted on Wed, Aug 21, 2019

 
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Safe & Secure Perimeter Security on Commercial Construction Sites

Keeping the public and unauthorized individuals off your construction site can be especially challenging when you have a major commercial construction project underway. Due to the location of most commercial construction projects the area around your work site can often be congested and highly trafficked. The safety of your employees, the timeliness of your project completion, and the protection of valuable equipment and tools are all factors that can be resolved through the use of a perimeter security plan.

For your team, a safe and secure perimeter can mean the difference between a successful project that is completed on time and under budget and a past due completion date and a loss of construction profits.

Do you have a commercial construction project? Are you in the planning phase? Let Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) and our team of experienced perimeter security specialists help map out your path to perimeter security. MSSI can help protect your site against all of the risks associated with perimeter security. 

At MSSI we know that the security of your commercial construction sites is a battle on two fronts, the first being outside the fence line and the second at the gates where your authorized personnel can enter with ease while keeping unauthorized individuals off of the construction site.

For this, MSSI offers the patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal that provides a physical barrier using turnstiles, access control, and climate-controlled guard offices complete in a turn-key security unit. MSSI and the MAC Portal helps your site run smoothly by providing an easily accessible entry point for employees with the proper security credentials and provide a comfortable space for security staff to maintain watch of your perimeter.

It's no big secret to any commercial construction manager that equipment, material, and tool theft accounts for millions of lost revenue every year. MSSI will help you mitigate this problem by helping you track who is on your site. Let MSSI keep your commercial construction site on time and under budget by helping maintain a completely secure perimeter.

For more information on MSSI and our patented perimeter security products like the Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal CONTACT US HERE or call 740.532.7822. 

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MSSI Sees Increase in Interest from Commercial Construction Sites

Posted on Fri, Aug 16, 2019

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MSSI Sees Increase in Interest from Commercial Construction Sites

Having provided Modular Access Control (MAC) portals to over five hundred locations in the U.S. within 10 years of its inception, it seemed like only a matter of time before the rest of the world caught on. In recent years, MSSI has delivered more than one hundred patented MAC Portals outside the U.S. in places like Canada, to secure the oil sands in places like Iraq and Kuwait, to aid in the security of our troops overseas, and more recently in the Republic of Kazakhstan to protect and secure oil refining.

Modular Security Systems, Inc. (MSSI) has recently received an increase in calls and a significant uptick in internet traffic from potential customers for commercial construction in both the U.S. and abroad. 

The patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal is a prefabricated, climate-controlled guardhouse with turnstiles and access control, and it’s making a big impact. During the past five or six decades, the prefabricated buildings have been used as guard booths and guardhouses at major industrial plants and on commercial construction sites around the world. 

Though the guardhouse isn’t a new product, the containerized MAC Portal with access control and turnstiles is a new invention and becoming a staple on construction sites for both industrial and commercial construction projects. 

Having already proven its functionality as a tool for improving security perimeters for major contractors around the globe including Flour, Jacobs, KBR, and Bechtel at both refineries and coal-fired power plants, MSSI is encouraged by the great responses that it receives from commercial construction project managers in places like Montreal, New York City, Chicago, and San Francisco.

“Given the success and approval by those onsite at major commercial construction projects in some of the biggest cities in the U.S., we are very excited about the product’s potential going forward. Traditionally, we have been hugely successful in the industrial construction world, but industrial construction only accounts for about 20% of the major construction projects in the U.S. This uptick in interest and positive responses from commercial construction contractors bodes well for MSSI and the patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal” stated Robert Slagel, President and owner of MSSI.

“We encourage owners, construction managers, and security professionals in the commercial construction community to visit our website at SecuredByMAC.com and learn more about our products.” added Mr. Slagel.  

For more information on perimeter security for your commercial construction project and how MSSI can help you secure your site, CONTACT US HERE or call 740.532.7822.

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MSSI Introduces the MAC-Lite for Commercial Construction Projects

Posted on Wed, Aug 14, 2019

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MSSI Introduces the MAC-Lite for Commercial Construction Projects

Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) recently completed construction on a new line of patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portals for the commercial construction industry. We're calling these new perimeter security solutions the MAC-Lite. MAC-Lite Portals have been specifically designed to provide the same level of perimeter security as our standard MAC Portals but at a significantly reduced price.

At MSSI we know that many commercial construction projects are under strict budget constraints and often can't justify the price of a standard MAC Portal. With that knowledge, our engineering and design team has come up with this new simplified version of the MAC Portal. Excluding roll up doors, exterior/interior lighting, and replacing the standard steel walls with aluminum panels makes these patented MAC Portals much more affordable for customers in the commercial construction industry. 

While perimeter security on commercial construction sites is often limited to a fence, a robust physical security plan with turnstile access points for employees can dramatically improve the overall success of a construction project. If you are involved in planning a major commercial construction project, the work force, tools, and building equipment are likely consume much of your construction budget. However, a relatively small investment in perimeter security can provide significant protection to a project’s assets and reduce costs associated with loss of time, time theft, and insurance claims.

Proper commercial construction perimeter security solutions can serve as a valuable line of defense against many different construction project concerns. This new line of MAC-Lite patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portals can save any commercial construction project time an money over the life of the turnstile product. 

We currently offer two MAC-Lite models, built with either 1 or 2 turnstile lanes.

For more information on Modular Security Systems Inc. and patented Modular Access Control (MAC)-Lite for perimeter security on your commercial construction project, CONTACT US HERE or call us at 740.532.7822.

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A Variety of Turnstiles are Available in your Patented MAC Portal

Posted on Fri, Aug 9, 2019

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A Variety of Turnstiles are Available in your Patented MAC Portal

In 2004 MSSI invented and applied for a patent for the MAC Portal. The MAC Portal is now patented in the U.S., Canada, and over 30 countries in the European Union.

Some of the largest industrial and commercial construction companies around the world rely on a variety of perimeter security products provided by Modular Security Systems, Inc. (MSSI), which include our patented ISO shipping container modifications with turnstiles. The versatility of the patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal allows companies to meet site-specific security requirements by combining our patented products with access control technology, and has earned the respect of a wide range of construction and security companies across the U.S. and around the world.

Typically, standard MAC Portals are built using full-height, high-security turnstiles provided by Alvarado or Boon Edam, but MSSI has historically been open to customer recommendations/requests for other turnstile brands. By partnering with different turnstile vendors such as Controlled Access, Philips Burle Turnstiles, Tomsed Turnstiles, Boon Edam, and Alvarado, MSSI has been able to stay competitive and offer a wider range of products to meet the ever-changing needs of our customers.

“The ability to meet the customer’s site-specific security needs by making them part of the design process is what, I feel, sets us apart from the competition,” stated Kevin Harrison, MSSI Senior Sales Representative.

For more information on MSSI and our patented perimeter security products like the Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal CONTACT US HERE or call 740.532.7822. 

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Modular Security Systems Inc. Offers the Modern Day Brass Shack

Posted on Wed, Aug 7, 2019

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Modular Security Systems Inc. Offers the Modern Day Brass Shack

You may be asking yourself, "What's a brass shack?" 

The brass shack is traced back to the use of brass rings for time-keeping and attendance purposes. The phrase, "Brass me in!" may be just a figure of speech but for years it was considered the best way to track employees. In the old days before card swipes, biometrics readers, and bar codes were so common, the "Brass System" was a simple, inexpensive and reliable method of timekeeping and tool control on large construction projects. Actually, the practice started as a safety roll call method in the mining industry.

Each employee was issued a brass coin approximately the size of a half dollar stamped with the employee's unique control number and a small hole to facilitate hanging it on a peg board in the brass shack. The typical brass shack was like a ticket booth with the window parallel to a walkthrough gate called the "brass alley".

Every morning the employee would "brass in" (pass through the brass alley where he would be given his brass). At start of work the timekeeper would close the brass alley and inventory the brass. The presence of a brass indicated the absence of a worker. At quitting time the worker would brass out and the brass would be inventoried again. A vacant spot on the pegboard represented a worker who had not yet brassed out. If an employee had not brassed out on time it could indicate a safety problem or simply an overtime assignment that would have to be verified.

During the course of the day if an employee needed an item from the tool crib he would use his brass as a security deposit until the tool was returned. A typical tool crib had a pegboard where the employee's brass would be posted along with a paper tag for each item he had out on loan. He would have to return all the tools at the end of the day in order to retrieve his brass.

Modular Security Systems, Inc. (MSSI) has in recent years developed what might be seen as an "electronic brass shack" or a "modern day time alley.”  In 2004 MSSI invented and applied for a patent for the MAC (Modular Access Control) modern time alley. To date, the MAC Portal is patented in the United States, Canada, and the European Union. Created by incorporating full height turnstiles with access control technology into an ISO shipping container, the MAC Portal allows for a mobile, portable "time alley" or "brass shack" that contains card readers, biometric readers or bar code readers in place of the old fashion brass system that was used for years on mining and construction site jobs as a way of controlling site attendance and security. 

Today, thanks to MSSI's patented MAC Portal, the construction industry is quickly moving into the 21st century with regard to how the industry addresses time and attendance and access control use on jobsites. 

For more information on MSSI and our patented perimeter security products like the Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal CONTACT US HERE or call 740.532.7822. 

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