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MSSI Customer FAQ Top 10 Perimeter Security Questions

Posted by KJ Williams on Wed, Mar 11, 2020

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MSSI Customer FAQ Top 10 Perimeter Security Questions - DID YOU KNOW?

1. What is perimeter site security? How does my jobsite accomplish this successfully?

  • Perimeter site security is how your organization ensures unwanted/non-authorized visitors or intruders do not end up in places they should not be inside your workspace. 
  • MSSI ensures your jobsite can restrict or deny access based on lack of credentials, subpar training certifications, jobsite restrictions, etc.
  • MSSI can partner with you by gathering the proper jobsite information, your specific site needs/requirements, and ultimately recommending the proper patented MAC Portal product to give you the confidence that compliance will be in full force. 
 
2. Why do I need a turnstile on my project or jobsite?
  • Lots of answers for this one including: Limiting/reducing/eliminating exposure/risk/liability to your project, ensuring the safety and security of all the workforce on the inside and to the general public on the outside, assistance with payroll accuracy, as well as restricting unwanted guests from walking onto your project when no one is looking. Many of our customers utilize us to remain compliant for Local Law 196 or other site-specific regulatory obligations.

3. What is the cost of a turnstile?
  • MSSI completely customizes every solution offering based on the different factors involved. Ask us for more details.
4. Does MSSI offer a full turnkey solution with provided Access Control systems?
  • Yes. MSSI, if needed, can offer a full turnkey solution with dedicated Access Control Software, monitoring and reporting capabilities, along with a patented MAC Portal turnstile unit ensuring your perimeter site security needs are met and exceeded.
 
5. Customers sometimes experience “sticker shock” with MSSI costs. Why?
  • Fantastic statement and one that needs context around it. Most of the time, folks fail to realize the scope of their project and the need for a larger budget for safety and security when they are doing their initial bids. Once they come to the realization that they need to procure a full professional security layout, for their organization as well as the end user’s best interests, they have already committed to a smaller budget than is needed.
  • The other important factor to include here is the cost of having an unauthorized person come onto the site and either get injured or cause injury, not having the proper certifications to be onsite or having previous violations nobody knew about. What is the cost of reactively cleaning up a mess that could have been avoided? The time lost, money spent on recovery from the consequences of regulatory issues, and negative publicity to all parties could be incredibly expensive.
 
6. Who uses turnstiles? Where is the “sweet spot” to have a turnstile on a project?
  • End Users, General Contractors, Contract Managers, Security Integration Firms, etc. – anyone who is looking at ensuring a SAFE and SECURE perimeter to their worksite. 
  • The “sweet spot” to have a turnstile solution onsite has changed throughout the years. It used to be stated that our solutions were meant for the biggest jobsites only. These days, organizations are realizing that personnel safety via security tracking is a major priority whether it’s a $500 million new build or a $25 million renovation school project.
 
7. What is the lead time on getting a turnstile on my project?
  • Lead times vary, depending on a few factors including: are you looking for a standard unit or a customized request, what is the quantity of units desired, and what is the destination of the delivery? Most of our units are on-site ready to go within 1-6 weeks fully integrated and plug-n-play ready to go.
8. Do you lease/rent or only outright sell your products?
  • Great question! MSSI offers our customers the ability to rent or purchase, giving you the flexibility you desire on your project.
9. Are these engineered solution offerings with the patented MAC Portals for Commercial, Industrial, or Government/Military project use?
  • ALL of the above. You can find our SecuredByMAC Products all over the world on military bases, data center builds, healthcare venue builds, turnarounds/shutdowns/outage projects on industrial facility sites, etc.
10. What other products does Modular Security Systems Inc. carry to assist our organization?
  • We are glad you asked! MSSI also carries Vehicle Access (VAC) Portals to assist with motor vehicles coming in and out of site. Guard houses are another popular product line that we assist our customers with. Check us out at www.SecuredByMAC.com for further details on all our products including specification sheets, drawing layouts, and much more.
 
For more information on how to keep your next construction site safe and secure and to learn more about our access control partners 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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Rent the New MAC-Lite Complete with Access Control Technology

Posted by Miles Duncil 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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