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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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