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MSSI Secures Major Industrial Construction Projects Around the World

Posted by Miles Duncil on Wed, Jan 22, 2020

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MSSI Secures Major Industrial Construction Projects Around the World

Modular Security Systems, Inc. (MSSI) and the patented Modular Access Control (MAC) have quickly become the perimeter security and access control staple for time and attendance at power, petroleum, and chemical plants across North America and around the world. Our turnkey MAC Portals with access control technology consist of climate-controlled guardhouses, high-security turnstiles, and customer-specified access control technology. In addition to turnstiles and access control our MAC Portals can also be fitted with other security features like surveillance cameras, metal detection and explosive detection equipment if site security requires that level of technology.    

The MAC Portal is a plug-and-play access control solution that comes equipped with state of the art ID verification like biometric iris scanners, fingerprint readers, palm readers or simple proximity card readers.  

Our customers choose MSSI and the patented MAC Portal because they can pick the type and level of technology that they would like installed in their MAC before it ships to their site. Rapidly deploy-able and turnkey installation is the natural fit for major industrial construction projects in a post-9/11 environment where thousands of military base camps and job sites need additional security.   

Many North American plants have contractor entry gates and contractor parking lots that are not equipped with turnstiles or the needed access control in place at those plant entry points. Our patented MAC portals are the perfect fit and are therefore in high demand for refineries, chemical plants and large construction sites around the world.

Although initially developed with site security in mind, our patented MAC Portals are also being used for managing payroll when loaded with access control technology with gate-to-paycheck software.  

Many industrial customers use the MAC Portal when a plant is “manning up” for a large capitol project or turnaround maintenance project and expecting an increase in manpower for a limited amount of time. 

MSSI has quickly developed an impressive list of customers such as Sunoco Petroleum, Sunoco Chemical, Citgo, Marathon Petroleum, the US Air Force, US 3rd Army, US Pentagon, Jacobs Construction, KBR, Haliburton, Fluor Constructors, CB&I, Northup Grumman, Washington Group, and many others.  

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

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Modular Security Systems Inc. and the Turnstile Flow Calculator

Posted by Miles Duncil on Fri, Jan 17, 2020

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Modular Security Systems Inc. and the Turnstile Flow Calculator

When installing turnstiles along the perimeter of your construction site, it’s important to consider the number of authorized workers you'll have entering your site, the duration of shift changes, and the access control technology required to meet your site-specific needs. That’s why Modular Security Systems Inc. offers our Turnstile Flow Calculator to help answer some of those questions. Using our turnstile flow calculator gives potential customers the opportunity to assess the number of turnstile lanes needed to make sure shift changes can be carried out smoothly by allowing authorized individuals to enter and exit the site. 

Would you like to try our turnstile calculator? If so, visit our patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal Page and give it a try! 

Remember Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) can provide a standard product offering or custom designs for your patented MAC Portals and can produce a solution customized to the meet your site-specific needs for perimeter security. 

While we do offer a wide range of standardized floor plans, MSSI has professional security specialists ready to work with you regardless of your site security requirements.

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

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MSSI: Top 3 Tips to a Secure Construction Site

Posted by Miles Duncil on Wed, Jan 15, 2020

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MSSI: Top 3 Tips to a Secure Construction Site

Experienced project managers and construction site supervisors know the importance of keeping a safe and secure construction site. A secure construction site perimeter can mean the difference between construction project that is completed on time and under budget verses a drawn out, over budget project that falls short of meeting its completion date. 

Construction equipment theft and loss of time due to delays costs American construction companies nearly $1 billion every year. Construction managers, planners, and project management need to work on preventing these losses at every step of the construction process, start to finish. 

In most cases, a minimal investment in perimeter security can help prevent these losses and avoid theft on the jobsite. Working with knowledgeable professionals is essential when trying to properly secure your construction projects. In this week’s edition of the Turnstile blog we'd like to take a look at the top 3 key elements required to keep your construction site secure. 

 Our Top 3 Tips for Construction Site Security:
 
1. Fences
This should be a given. Fences are the first line of defense when it comes to keeping your construction site secure from intrusion and preventing theft. A fence can provide both a physical and visual deterrent for thieves and prevent the public from accidentally wandering onto your construction site. Durable chain link fencing is not only a great idea but it's also easy to put up and tear down.
If you don’t have the time or energy to install this fencing on your own, hiring professional temporary fence installers is your best bet to a secure perimeter. They will have the expertise needed to ensure the temporary fence is installed correctly and will effectively secure your construction site.
 2. Gates for Foot & Vehicle Traffic
Now that you've got the perimeter protected with fencing, it's important to provide gates for workers and deliveries of critical tools and equipment to your construction site. Gates on construction sites can take a number of sizes, shapes, and forms. The most effective way to provide easy access for workers and deliveries to your site while also preventing access to unauthorized individuals is through the use of turnstiles, vehicle gates, and access control technologies. 

By providing turnstiles and vehicle gates with access control technology integrated into your security plan, you not only gain an added level of security in physical form, but also in visual form. Thieves and intruders are often deterred by the sight of a turnstile or vehicle gate.

3. Access Control Technology

Access control technology can provide security, time-keeping/payroll data, and be tied into existing security infrastructure or act as a stand-alone solution specific to a gate or entrance to your site. Many different types of access control technology have been developed over the past few decades. Access control solutions from as simple as magnetic card swipes, RFID readers, all the way to more complex hand geometry reader and iris scanning solutions can be used to create a secure perimeter for your construction site.

Products provided by Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) like the patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal can tick two of the three boxes on the above list on any construction site.

MSSI has worked with construction companies on projects large and small around the world to successfully secure their perimeters. Complete with turnstiles, vehicle gates, climate-controlled guard offices, and the access control technology of the customer’s choosing, MSSI has provided turn-key perimeter security solutions to keep numerous construction sites safe and secure. 

For more information on Modular Security Systems Inc. and all of our perimeter security solutions CONTACT US HERE or call us at 740.532.7822. 

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Commercial Construction Looks to MSSI & the MAC-Lite for Site Security

Posted by Miles Duncil on Fri, Jan 10, 2020

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Commercial Construction Looks to MSSI & the MAC-Lite for Site Security

Perimeter security for commercial construction sites is evolving, and to meet the demands of those changing needs, Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) has introduced a new line of Modular Access Control (MAC) Portals. The all new MAC-Lite version of the MAC Portal was created specifically for commercial construction projects where foot-print, weight, and delivery of a standard MAC Portal may not be possible. Many commercial construction projects often take place in inner-cities and more urban environments where space constraints call for the need of a smaller, more compact version of our patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal with full-height, high-security turnstiles, and access control integration. 

The MAC-1 Lite with one full-height, high-security turnstile weighs 1,300 lbs and is 6'7" (W) x 6' (L) x 7'11" (H).

The MAC-2T Lite with a tandem turnstile (two turnstile lanes) weighs 2,300 lbs and is 6' (W) x 8'11" (L) x 8'5" (H). 

Since the introduction of the first 4-turnstile MAC Portal in 2004, MSSI has developed a standard line of patented MAC Portals ranging from 1 to 10 turnstile units. Focused primarily on industrial construction customers, the dimensions, design, and portability was perfect fit. Then in 2009, our “V” Series MAC Portals combined multiple boxes together to create vestibules on either side of what can be considered a standard MAC Portal for the nuclear power industry. By adjoining additional boxes to create vestibules on either side of one of our standard MAC Portals a, completely climate-controlled version was created to help nuclear power companies meet the requirements of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.  

With new regulations like NYC Local Law 196, which requires commercial construction workers in NYC be up to date on safety training before entering a construction site, there is a big push for companies to secure their perimeters with access control technology and turnstiles.

Complete with either 1 or 2 turnstile lanes, access control technology, and a slimmed-down, lightweight design, the new MAC-Lite is already making waves in the commercial construction industry. The new MAC-Lite has already saved many commercial construction projects time and money, and has kept them in compliance with regulations like NYC Local Law 196. 

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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MAC Portals Help Construction Companies Meet Safety Requirements

Posted by Miles Duncil on Wed, Jan 8, 2020

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MAC Portals Help Construction Companies Meet Safety Requirements

Over the years a growing need for safety on construction sites has lead to a wide range of changes in regulations and laws meant to help protect workers and secure commodities onsite. On any given construction site, the amount of risk inherent to construction can be mitigated through planning and implementation of a security and safety plan. New regulations like NYC Local Law 196 were created to protect sites from loss of time and keep workers onsite safe by insuring they have received necessary safety training before entering the construction perimeter.

Every construction project whether it be industrial or commercial must establish a perimeter, determine adjacent land use, and plan how access will be granted to authorized individuals while measures are taken to exclude unauthorized people from entering the site.  

There on the perimeter of those jobsites is where you will find Modular Security Systems Inc. and our patented line of Modular Access Control (MAC) Portals. 

Our patented MAC Portals include a turn-key "all-in-one" design meant for security professionals, to monitor and track workers and visitors as they enter and exit the site. Used in conjunction with access control technology, the patented MAC Portals turnstile lanes and climate-controlled guard houses can help projects meet regulations and conform to safety requirements.

At Modular Security Systems Inc. we know that a safe and secure construction perimeter can make a world of difference when it comes to both cost-efficiet and time-efficient project completion.

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

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MSSI: Patented MAC Portals from the Past Through Today

Posted by Miles Duncil on Fri, Jan 3, 2020

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Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) has been building patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portals since its' inception in 2002. From then through today almost 1000 patented MAC Portals have been sent to locations across the US, Canada, and around the world. With 2020 upon us we'd like to look back at a couple of the first MAC Portals to secure perimeters on major industrial construction projects here at home. These MAC Portals were sold back in 2007 and have been in use through today. These portable perimeter security solutions with turnstiles, access control technology and climate controlled guard offices have been used for plant personnel and contract workers on site for many projects over the past 12 years.
 
Utilizing full-height turnstiles and access control technology, these MAC Portals have been able to secure the perimeter of the site while tracking employees time keeping records for payroll purposes.

Do you have an industrial or other major construction project that requires perimeter security and access control technology?

If so contact MSSI today to learn all about the Patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal. 

MSSI builds a wide range of units from simple guard houses to the most complex "multi-box" units. With anywhere from one turnstile lane all the way up to 10 turnstiles in a single box, MSSI is sure to have the turn-key portable perimeter security solution you need.

Each of our perimeter security products are designed, engineered, manufactured for easy installation, and built for years of reliable service. Our perimeter security turnstiles were created by incorporating full-height turnstiles into a shipping container with portable access control technologies like card readers, biometric readers, or RFID cards and can be used as a standalone access control system or be tied directly into an existing plant-wide access control system. 

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

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Happy New Year from Modular Security Systems Inc.

Posted by Miles Duncil on Wed, Jan 1, 2020

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From all of us at Modular Security Systems Inc. to all of you around the world we just want to wish you a very happy, safe and secure new year in 2020!

For more information on Modular Security Systems Inc. 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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The Importance of Perimeter Security on Construction Projects

Posted by Miles Duncil on Fri, Dec 27, 2019

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The Importance of Perimeter Security on Construction Projects

Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) and the patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal has been used to secure the perimeter of ports, mines, construction projects, military installations, and government facilities around the world. From power plants in the US to pipeline construction in Kazakhstan, from the oil sands in Northwestern Canada to copper mines in the mountains of Chile, our patented perimeter security products have been utilized for a wide range of sites.

There is an ever-growing importance for perimeter security on commercial and industrial construction sites across the U.S. and around the world. Security on construction sites has become a fundamental component of a successful construction project that is completed on time and under budget. The purpose of perimeter security is to ensure that access to specified areas is limited to authorized personnel only. Depending on the size of your construction project there is a need for perimeter security complete with easily accessible gates that are integrated with access control, turnstiles, and climate-controlled guard offices.

All of our perimeter security products are designed, engineered, manufactured for easy installation, and built for years of reliable service. Our perimeter security turnstiles were created by incorporating full-height turnstiles into a shipping container with portable access control technologies like card readers, biometric readers, or RFID cards and can be used as a standalone access control system or be tied directly into an existing plant-wide access control system.

The MAC Portal can be delivered within 6-8 weeks from receipt of a purchase order. Built fully integrated with any type of site-specified access control technology, these portable perimeter security solutions with turnstiles offer the perfect solution for both temporary and permanent installations.

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

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Merry Christmas from Modular Security Systems Inc.

Posted by Miles Duncil on Wed, Dec 25, 2019

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From All of us here at Modular Security Systems Inc. to everyone around the world, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Safe, and Secure New Year!

Modular Security Systems Inc.(MSSI) is at the forefront of portable perimeter security solutions using a wide range of access control technologies 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 Security Systems Inc. and the patented MAC Portal

Posted by Miles Duncil on Mon, Dec 23, 2019

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Modular Security Systems Inc. and the patented MAC Portal

At Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) we design, engineer, and manufacture effective portable perimeter security solutions for construction sites large and small. To date, we have provided many of the world’s largest industrial and commercial construction companies with our patented brand of climate-controlled guard offices with turnstiles and access control technology. We've worked with major industrial and commercial construction companies like Black & Veatch, Fluor, Shaw, and Bechtel to name a few. In addition to construction firms we've also worked with end-users on permanent installations. Companies like General Mills, Northup Grumman, Duke Energy, American Electric Power, and ExxonMobil have also turned to MSSI and the patented MAC Portal for perimeter security at some of their largest facilities in the U.S. and around the world.

The application of perimeter security solutions like our products are often installed as part of an integrated security system with access control that can be used to track employees’ time and attendance for payroll purposes. Because the solutions we offer may be customized to meet the site-specific needs of our customers, MSSI has been able to create solutions for customers at refineries, power plants, and chemical facilities as well as major commercial construction projects including the Freedom Tower and Hudson Yards real estate development in New York City.

In addition to these high profile sites and clients, we have secured smaller projects at countless outages and turnarounds, and even projects at military bases, prisons, airports, and port authorities.

If you are a security professional or major contractor in need of a security solution for your next project, look no further than Modular Security Systems Inc. and the patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal.

For more information on Modular Security Systems Inc. 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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