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Another Patented MAC Lite Lands in New York City

Posted by Miles Duncil on Wed, Mar 4, 2020

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Another Patented MAC Lite Lands in New York City 

For construction companies in New York City complying with safety requirements like Local Law 196, the patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal is the perfect solution. Turn-key and easily deliverable to active construction sites, the patented MAC Portal (and more recently the MAC Lite) have the ability to be offloaded and put to use within minutes of arrival. 

For more than a decade the patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal has been delivered to industrial and commercial construction sites around the world. Anytime the construction industry has been hit with new regulations or requirements for perimeter security, the MAC Portal has been there to provide the perfect solution. In the past, MSSI and the MAC Portal have worked to resolve perimeter security issues for ports, harbors, military installations, government agencies, and construction projects of all sizes. 

Recently in New York City, Local Law 196 was implemented to require all workers on construction sites to be up to date on safety training before they enter the jobsite. Coupled with the right access control software and hardware, the MAC Portal has come to the rescue by making sure that only authorized individuals with proper security/safety training credentials are able to access the construction site. 

With the first patented MAC Portal landing in New York City to support perimeter security on the Freedom Tower (One World Trade Center) construction in 2009, MSSI has been doing business for more than ten years. In recent years MSSI has had MAC Portals at the Hudson Yard Project, John F. Kennedy Airport, and a number of other projects in and around the Big Apple. 

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

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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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The Patented MAC Portal Helps Contractors Comply with Local Law 196

Posted by Miles Duncil on Wed, Jan 29, 2020

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The Patented MAC Portal Helps Contractors Comply with Local Law 196
 
 
Modular Security Systems, Inc. (MSSI) has recently been barraged with calls and internet traffic from customers in New York City regarding an easy solution to make sure they are in compliance with Local Law 196. The law requires that all workers on construction sites receive 40 hours of safety training, and supervisors receive 62 hours of safety training before they are authorized to work on a site.
 
Contractors that do not comply with the law can be penalized $5,000 per untrained worker and can get hit with a $2500 fine if they do not keep a log or track the safety training of their employees. Contractors that have been found non-compliant are also subject to future, unannounced inspections. 

 

The prefabricated building used as a guard booth or guard house is no new product and having been in use for the past 50-plus years, is fairly ubiquitous throughout construction plant sites across the US and around the world. Though the guardhouse is no new invention, the prefabricated building guard house including access control turnstiles [the patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal] is becoming a staple on construction sites.

The patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal integrated with access control technology helps contractors in New York and around the world by making sure that only workers with up-to-date safety training are granted access to a secure construction site. Any time an employee completes a required safety training, that information can be recorded and added to their individual credentials. With the click of a mouse and the right MAC Portal with the right access control technology infrastructure, contractors can assure that only employees who are properly trained can enter the site. 

Rob Slagel,  President of Modular Security Systems, Inc. (MSSI) has this to say about the new invention, “Our MAC Portals including turnstiles integrated with access control technology revolutionized perimeter security on construction sites. The MAC Portal makes it easy for contractors in NYC to get a turn-key portable security solution that makes it easy for them to make sure they are in compliance with Local Law 196.”

MSSI is at the forefront of portable perimeter security solutions and has helped contractors around the world comply with a number of rules, regulations, and laws. 

More information on the patented MAC Portal and how MSSI can help you comply with Local Law 196 CONTACT US HERE or call us at 740.532.7822. 

 

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Why MSSI puts the sMACk down on turnstile competition in NYC

Posted by KJ Williams on Fri, Jan 24, 2020

 
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Why MSSI puts the sMACk down on turnstile competition in NYC 
 
Is your organization being challenged with the New York City Local Law 196 project requirements and regulations? Does your team feel trapped by limited options to ensure all laborers are officially safety trained, up to code, OSHA compliant (10 and/or 30 hours), and approved for their SST cards prior to being allowed onto the project site? Many customers have been reaching out to us here at MSSI with these exact same concerns via phone calls, emails, social media requests, and our website SecuredByMAC.com. 
 

 
One of the most common questions we encounter is along the lines of “Why is Modular Security Systems Inc. the industry leader in assisting with NYC Local Law 196?” Our innovative and patented MAC Portal products ensure that safety is the priority via our perimeter security access control engineered turn-key solutions. Utilizing high quality products, the latest technologies, the best partnerships for tracking and reporting options, and the best customer service available are just a few of the things that help answer to the question, “Why MSSI?”
 
MSSI is here to partner with your organization to mitigate/eliminate risk and liability, assisting you in complying with Local Law 196 to avoid hefty fines, but most importantly to allow you to focus on all the other tasks at hand. Reach out to us for your perimeter security access control engineered solution option needs today. Come see the MSSI difference for yourself!
 
For more information on the patented MAC Portal and how MSSI can help you comply with Local Law 196 CONTACT US HERE or call KJ Williams at 740.532.7822 or email him at kwilliams@SecuredByMAC.com
 
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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Why MSSI is the industry leader in assisting with NYC Local Law 196

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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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New York Contractors Use MAC Portals to Comply with Local Law 196

Posted by Miles Duncil on Fri, Dec 6, 2019

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New York Contractors Use MAC Portals to Comply with Local Law 196

Our patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal helps keep non-employees from just wandering onto construction sites and helps keep workers who have not met the Local Law 196 safety training from entering. Through the utilization of a patented MAC Portal turnstile with access control technology, managers on job sites are able to guarantee that only workers who are up-to-date on their safety training certificates can enter the secure construction perimeter. Utilized on job sites from the Hudson Yards project to the JFK airport terminal expansion and the construction of Freedom Tower, contractors all around New York have used the MAC Portal as the first line of defense against site intrusion and to make sure workers are keeping up with their safety training.

What is Local Law 196?

Local Law 196, once fully phased-in, will require that:

*Workers at certain job sites receive 40 hours of safety training; and

*Supervisors at certain job sites receive 62 hours of safety training.

Who must be trained?

*Workers at job sites that are required to designate a Construction Superintendent, Site Safety Coordinator or Site Safety Manager.

*Supervisors at these job sites must also be trained. This includes Site Safety Managers, Site Safety Coordinators, Concrete Safety Managers, Construction Superintendents and competent persons.

How is Local Law 196 enforced?

*Permit applicants will be required to certify to the Department that workers who will be working under the permit will have the required training.

What's the consequences of non-compliance?

*If the Department discovers that workers at a construction site are untrained, the Department will issue a violation with civil penalties that go as high as $5,000 per untrained worker to the owner of the site, the permit holder and the employer of the untrained worker. These civil penalties can be mitigated if an employer sponsors training for such untrained worker.

*If the Department discovers that a permit holder has failed to maintain a log that demonstrated that all of the workers at a site are trained, the Department will issue a violation with a civil penalty of $2,500.

*The Department will also conduct unannounced inspections at sites where untrained workers have been discovered.

How does the patented MAC Portal help contractors comply with Local Law 196?

The patented MAC Portal integrated with access control technology helps contractors in New York and around the world by making sure that only workers with up-to-date safety training are granted access to a secure construction site. Any time an employee completes a required safety training, that information can be recorded and added to their individual credentials. With the click of a mouse and the right MAC Portal with the right access control technology infrastructure, contractors can assure that only employees who are properly trained can enter the site. 

It's just that simple. 

More information on the patented MAC Portal and how MSSI can help you comply with Local Law 196 CONTACT US HERE or call us at 740.532.7822. 

 

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