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MSSI & the MAC Lite Provide Easy Compliance for NYC Local Law 196

Posted by Miles Duncil on Wed, Feb 5, 2020

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MSSI & the MAC Lite Provide Easy Compliance for NYC Local Law 196

Modular Security Systems, Inc. (MSSI) has recently received an influx of calls and web traffic from customers in New York and New Jersey that are interested in making sure they are compliant with Local Law 196. This new regulation requires that all construction projects and contractors meet specific safety and security requirements. The portability of the patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal allows these customers to rapidly come into compliance with this new OSHA regulation. Through the use of turnstiles and access control technology that tracks users training certifications, contractors in New York can guarantee that all workers onsite are up-to-date with their safety training. Perimeter security for commercial construction sites in major cities like New York is evolving, and to meet the demands of those changing needs, 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 a smaller, more compact version of our patented MAC Portal with full-height, high-security turnstiles, and access control integration.

Complete with either one or two 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.

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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Turnstiles & Access Control In a Turn-Key Perimeter Security Solution

Posted by Miles Duncil on Fri, Jan 31, 2020

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Many of our 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.

We get calls every day 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 customized portable perimeter security solutions with turnstiles and access control technology, the patented MAC Portal is the most easily deployed, all encompassing 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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Portable Perimeter Security and Access Control Technology

Posted by Miles Duncil on Fri, Feb 1, 2019

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Portable Perimeter Security and Access Control Technology

Access control refers to the practice of restricting entry to a construction site, a building, or a room to unauthorized persons while allowing authorized individuals to pass through with some level of ease. Physical access control can be achieved by a security guard or through some form of access control. 

Physical access control all comes down to when, where, and how an authorized individual is granted entry to a specific area like a construction site or physical location. Access control technology determines who is allowed to enter or exit, where they are allowed to exit or enter, and when they are allowed to enter or exit.

In the past, access control has sometimes been accomplished by something as simple as a lock and key. However, as technologies have advanced, newer forms of access control technologies have become more and more prevalent in the world of physical security. 

Access control technologies like card readers, RFID readers, and biometric identifiers like hand geometry scanners, IRIS scanners, and many more have been put in use. 

When a predetermined credential is presented to an access control reader, the reader sends the information to a database that then determines whether or not the individual is granted access to that location. 

Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) has installed a wide range of these access control technologies into our patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal and have delivered these perimeter security solutions to construction sites around the world. 

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

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MSSI: Access Control Turnstiles and the Key to Perimeter Security

Posted by Miles Duncil on Wed, Dec 5, 2018

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MSSI: Access Control Turnstiles and the Key to Perimeter Security

There are a number of different ways and solutions to controlling access to your construction sites. Regardless of whether you have an industrial or a commercial construction site, you can enforce access control through the use of security personnel or with a physical device like a fence and a turnstile with access control technology. Fences act as a physical barrier, whereas the turnstile with access control is there to allow authorized individuals onto the site while preventing unauthorized individuals from entering at the same time. While physical access control can be achieved by having a guard physically onsite at all times, the turnstile with access control can provide almost the same level of security without having to provide space for a guard to perform their duties. 

When it comes to physical security and access control it's all about who, where, and when an individual is authorized to be. An access control system with turnstiles determines who is allowed to enter or exit, where they are allowed to exit or enter, and when they are allowed to enter or exit. For the most part a turnstile with access control technology acts as a locked door that only allows entry to those with a key to said door. 

The key to a perimeter security solution that works best for you and your particular situation depends on you and your jobsite’s specifics. Our staff at Modular Security Systems Inc. has the expertise you need to discuss and work through your particular jobsite’s security requirements, and we encourage you to contact us to further discuss your concerns. 

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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MSSI: Patented MAC-2 Unmanned Automatic Security Gate

Posted by Miles Duncil on Thu, Aug 9, 2018

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MSSI: Patented MAC-2 Unmanned Automatic Security Gate

At Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) we know that not every site that needs a secure perimeter is the same. Depending on your locations site-specific needs, a climate-controlled guard office might or might not be required. Either way, MSSI and the patented MAC Portal are there to help secure your site. Customers in industrial and commercial construction alike rely on MSSI and our wide range of floor plans and custom options to meet the security needs of their construction sites.  

Today when a security or project manager is thinking about controlling foot traffic onto their construction project,they can basically choose between a permanent or temporary installation using turnstiles and access control technology. But with the portable, turn-key Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal our customers can have the best of both worlds in a single perimeter security solution. 

If you are a construction manager or facility owner and you need perimeter security solutions that are easy to use for authorized individuals and impenetrable by unwanted intruders, MSSI is your "go-to" provider regardless of whether you will have guards onsite or not. 

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

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The Patented MAC Portal Often Imitated Never Duplicated

Posted by Miles Duncil on Fri, Aug 3, 2018

 

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The Patented MAC Portal Often Imitated Never Duplicated

When it comes to portable perimeter security solutions, Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) and the Patented MAC Portal are often imitated but never duplicated. Since the early 2000's MSSI has been building shipping container modifications with turnstiles and access control technology into what we now call the Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal. With patents in the United States, Canada, and the European Union there have been a number of competitors that have tried to match our level of quality, but those competitors fall short. Where those competitors fall short, MSSI has picked up the pace and continues to improve on the patented MAC Portal. By working with partners in the access control technology industry, we have delivered custom MAC Portals with a wide range of access control hardware and software to satisfy the needs of customers all around the world on some of the largest industrial and commercial construction sites imaginable. 

MSSI is at the forefront of portable perimeter security solutions. We use a wide range of access control technology, turnstiles, and our expertise in shipping container modification to build solutions to meet the security needs of our customers site-specific projects. We understand the various site-specific concerns of each of our customers. By learning from the experiences of our customers over the years, MSSI has helped design, engineer, and manufacture custom perimeter security solutions and helped reduce losses for our customers across the United States and around the world.

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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MSSI: One to Ten Turnstiles in a Container

Posted by Miles Duncil on Thu, Jul 19, 2018

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MSSI: One to Ten Turnstiles in a Container

Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) works with our customers to build the custom perimeter security solutions they need to not only secure their perimeter, but to also allow for reporting for time-keeping and payroll purposes. Regardless of your project size, the number of employees you have, or the location of your construction site, MSSI can build the patented MAC Portal you need. With MAC Portals with as few as one and as many as ten turnstiles in a single container we are sure to have the floor plan you need to manage the flow of foot traffic in and out of your project. 

Our portable perimeter security solutions are designed and engineered to be rugged structures that are built to last and out-perform traditionally stick built access control systems. Our patented MAC Portals are built from ISO shipping containers that are manufactured to be stacked 10 high and loaded with over 60,000 pounds of cargo, and because of this our MAC Portals can handle any industrial or commercial construction site. Our MAC Portals can be found around the world in both cold weather and extreme heat. Complete with an optional climate-controlled guard office, the MAC Portal is the perfect security solution regardless of whether your site does or does not need guards. 

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

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MSSI Exhibits with Trimble CrewSight at the AGC Convention

Posted by Miles Duncil on Tue, Feb 27, 2018

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Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) partnered with Trimble CrewSight for the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Convention in New Orleans this week. MSSI and Trimble CrewSight were located in booth 207, showing a patented MSSI Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal with one full-height, high-security turnstile and integrated with access control technology from Trimble CrewSight. Todd Deere (MSSI) and Chris Henderson (Trimble) are pictured above, exhibiting a perimeter security solution that is created by combining some of MSSI and Trimble’s offerings.

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is the leading association for the construction industry in the U.S. The AGC represents more than 26,000 firms, including over 6,500 of America’s leading general contractors, and over 9,000 specialty-contracting firms. More than 10,500 service providers and suppliers are also associated with AGC, all through a nationwide network of chapters. This was the 99th year for the annual conference that has been held all around the United States. 

For more information on the AGC Convention and Trimble CrewSight click the respective links and don't forget to CONTACT MSSI with all of your perimeter security solution needs. 

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MSSI: The Importance of Turnstiles on a Commercial Construction Project

Posted by Miles Duncil on Thu, Feb 22, 2018

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MSSI: The Importance of Turnstiles on a Commercial Construction Project

The idea of a turnstile is relatively simple to understand. Turnstiles such as those used in the patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal can be paired, or “tandem” turnstiles with two lanes – or single, full-height turnstile lanes. The mechanical turnstiles used in MAC Portals physically prevent entry or exit where other more traditional forms of perimeter security are not as dependable. 

Utilizing Turnstiles the Right Way


As risks or threats to secure sites increase, there is also an increase in the need to better control people entering and exiting secure locations like commercial or industrial construction sites. 

The mechanical turnstiles like those in our patented MAC Portals typically use ratchet mechanisms to allow the rotation of the turnstile in one direction, allowing entrance but preventing rotation in the other direction. For effective perimeter security, our MAC Portals may be integrated with an access control technology, allowing access only to authorized individuals with the proper security credentials or identifiers.

Turnstiles that are integrated with access control software can also be used for time-keeping and payroll purposes by counting the number of authorized and identified people passing through the secure gate.

If left unattended and unsecured, theft of tools and equipment from construction sites where a commercial property is being built can cause a significant amount of lost time and money. (Remember, thieves may be looking to steal small things like power tools, and also large equipment like bulldozers, fork-lifts, and more.) Just a few years ago a man was arrested in Phoenix, Arizona after stealing a dump truck from a construction site. In 2015 a man in Amarillo, Texas walked on to a construction site and hot-wired a forklift. In Charleston, West Virginia a man was arrested in August of 2017 for stealing a concrete saw and a bucket full of miscellaneous power tools and batteries. We would love to have the opportunity to work with you to prevent these types of things from happening at your job site.

Modular Security Systems Inc.(MSSI) is at the forefront of portable perimeter security solutions using a wide range of access control technology, turnstiles, and vehicle barrier gates. 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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MSSI: Custom Portable Perimeter Security with Turnstiles & Access Control

Posted by Miles Duncil on Wed, Dec 20, 2017

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Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) manufactures a complete line of full-height turnstile security solutions for perimeter security. Fully engineered and designed to meet the most demanding security and control requirements, our portable perimeter security solutions complete with access control technology and turnstiles function as stand-alone units or can be integrated into an existing security infrastructure. Our Patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portals can be fitted with any applicable ancillary security devise like CCTV, guard houses, and ballistic doors/windows.

In addition our full-height turnstile solutions can be integrated with any type of access control technology like card reader systems and biometric solutions.

MSSI has been manufacturing perimeter security solutions for a wide range of entry/egress control applications since the early 2000's. Whether you are looking for full-height turnstiles, waist high turnstiles with or without guard houses, access control, or any other security solution, MSSI has the product to meet your perimeter access control requirements.

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. Our manufacturing facility is located in Worthington, Kentucky. 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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