Rent the New MAC-Lite Complete with Access Control Technology

Posted on Fri, Nov 15, 2019

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Rent the New MAC-Lite Complete with Access Control Technology

Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) provides unique perimeter security solutions combining turnstiles and access control technology into a turnkey fenceline-ready product. We are now offering two "MAC-Lite" models of our patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal. Complete with either 1 or 2 turnstile lanes, access control technology, and slimmed down, lightweight design the new MAC-Lite is making waves in the commercial construction industry.

At MSSI our core customer base has been built one satisfied customer at a time. Over the past few years we've provided 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.

While perimeter security on commercial construction sites is often limited to a fence, a more extensive physical security plan with turnstile access points for employees can dramatically improve the overall success of a construction project. A well-thought-out commercial construction perimeter security plan 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 and money over the life of the turnstile product. 

For more information on Modular Security Systems Inc., our new line of MAC-Lite products CONTACT US HERE or call us at 740.532.7822.

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MSSI Provides Portable Guard Offices to the Biggest Names in Construction

Posted on Wed, Nov 13, 2019

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MSSI Provides Portable Guard Offices to the Biggest Names in Construction

Over the past several decades the prefabricated building industry has been building guard booths and guard houses as security units at commercial and industrial construction sites around the world. The prefabricated guard booths and guard houses provide a versatile space for security staff to hold watch over the perimeter and also provide space for breaks, security meetings, and meals.

Completely climate controlled, the portable guard house gives workers a comfortable environment that is out of the weather and multi-functional. At Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) we know that the security of your commercial and industrial construction sites is of the utmost importance. We also know that providing a comfortable work space for your security staff helps assure that they can perform their duties more effectively. 

Turn-key and easily put in use, the portable perimeter security solutions from MSSI have been used by many of the biggest names in industrial and commercial construction. Companies like Fluor, Bechtel, Jacobs, Turner Construction, AECOM, Kiewit, Whiting-Turner, Skanska, and CB&I use MSSI products on jobsites around the world everyday. 

Like all of the other perimeter security products that we offer, MSSI units can be delivered with the access control technology of your choosing pre-installed or it can be installed once onsite.  

Do you need a guard booth? If the answer is yes, look no further than MSSI and our portable, climate controlled guard booths. 

For more information on our line of guard booths and other perimeter security solutions, CONTACT US HERE or call to speak with one of our security specialists at 740.532.7822. 

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MSSI Wins MAC Portal Patent Enforcement Lawsuit Against Turnstiles.us, Inc.

Posted on Fri, Nov 8, 2019

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MSSI Wins MAC Portal Patent Enforcement Lawsuit Against Turnstiles.us, Inc.

Many professionals in the physical security and access control industries will be interested to learn that this week MSSI successfully concluded its patent lawsuit against patent infringer Turnstiles.us, Inc.

On February 17, 2016 MSSI filed a suit against Turnstiles.us, Inc., a company owned by Patrick McAllister of Conifer, Colorado. The suit was filed after years of warnings to Turnstiles.us, Inc. that they were failing to recognize the multiple patents owned by MSSI for the MAC Security Portal (www.SecuredbyMAC.com). 

In the settlement document signed this week by both parties, Turnstiles.us, Inc. agreed to stop sales of several of its infringing access control products, pay MSSI a substantial amount of money, and acknowledged, “... The MSSI Patents collectively cover access control units with (i) structures made of shipping containers, including but not limited to ISO shipping containers; (ii) fiberglass or other plastic structures attached to framed floors made from steel, wood or any other material, and (iii) structures having walls, including solid walls or walls with openings, such as, but not limited to, chain link fence, bars, or wire. (Such access control units are referred to in this Agreement as the “Prohibited Products”) ...” 

Dale Lazar, one of the DLA Piper attorneys on the MSSI legal team, had this to say about MSSI’s victory, “This litigation did last a bit longer than any of us originally predicted, but throughout the nearly four-year ordeal MSSI remained on firm legal ground. As the patent attorney of record who filed the MSSI patents with the US Patent and Trademark office starting back in 2004 I must say that I am proud of the outcome in this settlement. You never really know the strength of your patent work until it is challenged.” 

The litigation settlement reached this week comes following a nearly four-year legal battle over the patent rights that were awarded to MSSI starting in 2010. The awarded patents cover, among other things, a modular, self-contained access control solution for job sites, construction, military base camps and highly sensitive industrial “soft targets.” MAC Portals have been shipped from the MSSI manufacturing operation in Worthington, Kentucky to customers on six continents. In addition to the US patents owned by MSSI, the MAC Portal is also patent protected in approximately 36 other countries abroad. 

Robert Slagel, MSSI CEO and President, had this to say about this patent victory, “I must give credit to the defendants. They were extremely creative and innovative in their quest to find a chink in our patent armor. Turnstiles.us, Inc. ran our patent claims and filings through a myriad of invalidity and other disqualifying attempts. The MSSI legal team was able to quash each of these attempts by Turnstiles.us, Inc. to legally breach the MSSI patent. For years I’ve been confident that MSSI had strong patents but having now run our patents through this gauntlet of legal ‘litmus tests’ gives me immense confidence in our intellectual property position moving forward.” 

As part of the settlement document that was signed, this week Turnstiles.us, Inc. will transfer non-monetary property in addition to the substantial monetary payment mentioned above. 

About MSSI: Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) is a Portable Solutions Group Company. MSSI is an Ohio based intellectual properties holding company with expertise in designing and manufacturing unique solutions to address ever-changing worldwide security issues. MSSI sales and core market segments include worldwide ports, worldwide refineries and petrochemical plants, military installations, global industrial contractors, mass transit and large public events.

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Portable Perimeter Vehicle Access Control Gates from MSSI

Posted on Wed, Nov 6, 2019

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Portable Perimeter Vehicle Access Control Gates from MSSI

The strength and flexibility of custom options and the ease of installation make our patented VAC Portals a vital but easily attainable perimeter security solutions. The utilization of the patented VAC Portal can quickly and effectively improve on-site perimeter security.

Vehicle gates like our patented Vehicle Access Control (VAC) Portal are common at many secure facilities around the world. Security gates are used in a wide range of industries including defense contracting, military, government installations, airports, ports, and commercial facilities. On any premises where vehicle access needs to be regulated, the presence of a vehicle gate ensures that only authorized vehicles and people are allowed inside.

Over the past 10 years, MSSI has built VAC Portals with vehicle gates ranging in many different sizes and combined with climate-controlled guard spaces. In the past, our customers have opted for climate-controlled guard houses from 4' (width) x 6' (length) up to 8' (width) x 40' (length). For some customers in more extreme, hotter climates, we also offer solar panel packages as their power source for their patented VAC Portal.

For more information on Modular Security Systems Inc., our Patented Vehicle Access Control (VAC) Portal, and all of our Portable Perimeter Security Solutions CONTACT US HERE or call us at 740.532.7822.

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Easy-to-Install Turnstiles from Modular Security Systems Inc.

Posted on Fri, Nov 1, 2019

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Easy-to-Install Turnstiles from Modular Security Systems Inc. 

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. Almost $1 billion is lost on construction projects around the US every year to equipment, tools, and stolen time. Any commercial construction manager knows that equipment, material, and tool theft accounts for lost revenue every year.

A well-thought-out and planned commercial construction perimeter security solution can serve as a valuable line of defense against many different construction project concerns.

The patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal is an easy-to-install 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 on commercial construction sites around the world. Though the guardhouse isn’t a new concept, the containerized MAC Portal with access control and turnstiles is a new invention and is becoming commonplace on many construction projects. 

Let MSSI and our staff of portable perimeter security specialists find the right easy-to-install turnstiles solution for your next construction project. 

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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Top 3 Perimeter Security Solutions for Your Next Construction Project

Posted on Wed, Oct 30, 2019

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Top 3 Perimeter Security Solutions for Your Next Construction Project

Roughly $1 billion is lost on construction projects around the US every year. The loss of equipment, tools, and stolen time costs construction companies countless amounts of time and money every year – from the smallest residential construction sites to major industrial and commercial construction projects. 

The theft of equipment, tools, and loss of man hours is a number one concern for our customers in the construction industry. Traditionally, thieves have considered construction projects “easy” targets when compared to more obvious robbery targets like banks, convenience stores, and gas stations. Many major construction projects are in open areas, in remote locations, and do not have the essential security of walls, fences, and/or people on watch 24 hours a day. The lack of 24-hour security and no local law within sight often means criminals can easily walk away with tools and equipment with little to no way to track the items they've stolen. 

Here is where Modular Security Systems Inc. finds its sweet spot. 


By utilizing the proper security on your construction site, you can be assured no criminal will easily walk away with the tools and equipment you need to get your job completed on time and under budget. In this week’s edition of the Turnstile Blog, we'd like to take a look at the top 3 critical solutions on your next construction project.

1) GUARD HOUSES

Understandably, not all construction project managers are willing to depend on access control, fences, turnstiles, and vehicles alone for the security of their construction site. Some site managers want to provide the actual physical presence of security guards at their site. Guard houses, guard booths, and guard offices make the perfect place for security professionals to do what they do. Climate-controlled and keeping guards out of the elements when necessary, guard houses may be equipped with access control technology, cameras, counter space, and any other security site requirement that security guards need to keep construction projects safe and secure 24 hours a day. 

2) TURNSTILES

Have you ever walked right onto a construction project without even being approached by a security guard or having to pass through a secure turnstile or access point? No? Well, criminals have and do. Undeterred by an opening in a fence line and without having to produce identification granting them access to a construction site, criminals enter and exit construction sites everyday just "under the radar" and often walk away with thousands of dollars’ worth of tools and equipment. By utilizing turnstiles as security gates, construction sites around the U.S. are keeping their job sites safe from being entered by individuals who are out looking for stuff to steal. 

3) ACCESS CONTROL TECHNOLOGY

Access control technology? What's that? Access control technology can come in a wide range of hardware and software solutions. From the tracking of employees for time and attendance to the tracking of tools and equipment that can easily be tagged with RFID chips, access control technology can not only prevent theft but also help in the incarceration of thieves who are "brave" enough actually steal your stuff! While the type of access control technology you select for your specific job site may vary from one job to another depending on the size and scope of your project, we believe it’s been proven time and time again that no construction site security solution is complete without the implementation of some type of access control technology. 

For more information on Modular Security Systems Inc. and to learn how we can help you keep your job site secure, CONTACT US HERE or call us at 740.532.7822.

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Watch MSSI Video and 3-D Models of Patented MAC Portal Videos

Posted on Fri, Oct 25, 2019

 

Watch MSSI Video and 3-D Models of Patented MAC Portal Videos

Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) builds access control gates out of ISO shipping containers, turnstiles, and access control technology for major industrial construction sites in the United States and abroad. A while back MSSI began creating a number of videos to give customers some insight about the company and all the products offered by Modular Security Systems Inc. The most popular video, with over two thousand views on YouTube, is the company overview (above). This video was produced to give potential customers a broad understanding of MSSI, its capabilities in regard to portable perimeter security solutions, MAC Portals, and V-Series MAC Portals with turnstiles and access control technology. A group of 3-D model videos has also recently been created.

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This first 3-D video is of a Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal with two full-height, high-security turnstiles, a guard office, and a vehicle barrier arm.

 

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This first 3-D video is of a Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal with eight full-height, high-security turnstiles, a guard office, and access control technology.

 

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This first 3-D video is of a Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal with four full-height, high-security turnstiles, a guard office, and access control technology.
These 3-D Model videos have seen some traffic and views on YouTube since they illustrate the features available in a Patented MAC Portal from an overhead view. By removing the roof from these 3-D models, potential customers are able to take a 360-degree tour around (and over) these Patented MAC Portals.

For more information on pricing, floor plans, for the Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal as well as other products offered by Modular Security Systems Inc. feel free to contact us or call toll free at 740-532-7822. 

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MSSI Provides Perimeter Security on Commercial Construction Projects

Posted on Wed, Oct 23, 2019

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MSSI Provides Perimeter Security on Commercial Construction Projects

For your construction site and your work force, a safe and secure perimeter can make all the difference between a project that is completed on time and under budget and a past due completion date with a loss of construction profits. At Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) we know that the security of your commercial construction sites start at the perimeter. A battle on two fronts, the difference begins with a fence line and a gate where your authorized personnel can enter with ease.

While keeping unauthorized individuals off of your construction site is paramount, so to is making it easy for authorized individuals to gain access to the job-site. It's no mystery to any commercial construction manager that equipment, material, and tool theft accounts for millions of lost revenue every year. Hindering the construction process these losses trickle down to time lost and money down the tubes.

MSSI will help you mitigate this problem by both protecting your perimeter from theft but also by helping you track employees time and attendance for payroll purposes.

Let MSSI keep your commercial construction site on time and under budget by helping maintain a completely secure perimeter. We offer 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.

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: Perimeter Security for Major Industrial Power Generation Projects

Posted on Fri, Oct 18, 2019

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MSSI: Perimeter Security for Major Industrial Power Generation Projects

With the ever-growing need for energy, many power generation facilities are going through major upgrades to improve the efficiency of their power plants. For the most part, job site security at these locations is top of mind, and extra measures are being taken to increase perimeter security systems. On-site security for major outages, new construction projects, and a wide range of various long-term projects are major concerns for many invested in the industry of power generation.

Driven by the ever-increasing demand for more efficient clean power, many of these companies extend the size of their work force on site by up to ten times the normal daily staff. This increase of workers creates a need for an increase in job site security and time-keeping capabilities. 

Through the accuracy of the patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal as a perimeter security system, many companies have found that they experience a significant drop in lost or stolen time, which the American Payroll Association estimates is 10 percent of a company’s gross income.  

Using the patented MAC Portal, many construction projects have drastically increased on-site perimeter security and timekeeping capabilities. By adding a patented MAC Portal in the fence line of a site entrance, no one can access the now-secured area without scanning identification first and being clocked in. The patented MAC Portal can also prove very useful in emergency situations. Through the use of its time-keeping abilities, instant mustering reports can be run to give an accurate account of employees clocked into an area of concern.

Increasing the job site’s perimeter security and safety the patented MAC Portal often pays for itself on many major projects in a relatively short amount of time. 

More information on the MAC Portal can be found online at www.securedbymac.com or call us now at 740.532.7822.

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Access Control and Turnstiles in a Turn-Key Security Solution

Posted on Wed, Oct 16, 2019

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Access Control and Turnstiles in a Turn-Key Security Solution

Some Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) customers prefer to have access control hardware and software pre-installed prior to the delivery of their patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal. The ability to have card readers and biometric access control solutions already installed and ready to "plug and play" makes the patented MAC Portal the most flexible security solution with turnstiles and a guard office. Depending on your site-specific security requirements, the MAC Portal can come delivered with access control ready to be integrated into your existing access control infrastructure or act as a stand-alone unit.

At MSSI we get calls daily regarding custom access control options that can be integrated into our Patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portals. In addition to access control technology, MSSI has installed any number of other features including cold/extreme heat weather packages, exterior siding, restrooms, and ballistic packages to our MAC Portals.

When it comes to a portable perimeter security solution with turnstiles and access control technology, the patented MAC Portal is the most customizable, easily transportable solution in the security industry.

Traditional stick built guard houses with turnstiles and access control technology can take months if not years to design, engineer, build, and integrate. In comparison, MSSI can build and deliver a turn-key, ready to use MAC Portal with turnstiles and access control technology in as little as six weeks.

For more information on Modular Security Systems Inc. and the patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal rental program CONTACT US HERE or call us at 740.532.7822.

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