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New York City Gets Another Patented MAC Lite

Posted by Miles Duncil on Fri, Apr 3, 2020

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New York City Gets Another Patented MAC Lite

For over 10 years the patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal has been delivered to a wide range of customers in industrial and commercial construction. When the construction industry has been hit with new regulations or requirements for perimeter security, the MAC Portal has been there to provide the right solution time and time again.  

Just last week, yet another Patented MAC Lite was delivered to New York City in support of a major commercial construction project. Integrated with access control technology from Triax Technologies this MAC Lite unit will soon be used by authorized individuals to access the perimeter of the construction project.

Headquartered in Norwalk, CT with a Product Development Suite in East Hartford, CT, the solutions offered by Triax Technologies are designed, engineered, and serviced in-house. They pride themselves on exceptional customer service, which is why they work hard every day to connect project leaders and teams with the insights they need to build safer and smarter.

With some of the first patented MAC Portals landing in New York City in 2009 to support perimeter security on the Freedom Tower (One World Trade Center), MSSI has been doing business for more than ten years in the the largest city in the U.S. Other notable projects where the patented MAC Portal has been used in New York City include the Hudson Yard Project, John F. Kennedy Airport for a terminal expansion project, and a number of other projects through the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. 

For more information on Triax Technologies visit them HERE

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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Protect the Perimeter of Your Construction Site During the Coronavirus

Posted by Miles Duncil on Wed, Apr 1, 2020

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Protect the Perimeter of Your Construction Site During the Coronavirus

The importance and essential nature of physical security on construction sites is now more important than ever. Every year millions of dollars are lost to thieves on construction sites. But tools and equipment are not the only things that those thieves are stealing. Millions of dollars are also lost because of the time and effort it takes to replace those tools and equipment, and in many instances construction can grind to a halt while awaiting their arrival. Construction and the building of new homes, power plants, and commercial buildings is essential to the growth of our economy and the prosperity of our world. In order to keep up and push through these tough times, Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) has been able to keep the lines of communication open for our customers both current and prospective.    

In this week’s edition of the Turnstile Blog we'd like to take a look at some of the things you can do to make sure your construction site is secure.
Physical Perimeter Security

The outer perimeter of your construction site is defined by your perimeter fence and is essential to control who can walk or drive onto your property. In order to maintain a secure perimeter on your construction site, a solid fence that is professionally installed can make all the difference in the world.

In addition to a solid fence, the appropriate gates for foot traffic and vehicle traffic also need to be considered.  Products like the patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal and the patented Vehicle Access Control (VAC) Portal complete with climate-controlled guard offices, full-height turnstiles, and vehicle barrier gates can provide easy access for authorized individuals while acting as both a visual and physical deterrent for would-be thieves.

For many in the construction industry, the coronavirus has emphasized the need for a safe, healthy, and secure workforce. Even as the coronavirus sweeps around the world, many construction workers must continue to do their jobs.  We at MSSI would like to reiterate the CDC guidelines to keep yourself and your co-workers healthy in these trying times.

Make Sure To:

Wash your hands often

Refrain from touching your face

Allow for 6 feet of distance between co-workers

Remain positive, because we’ve got this!

Remember, as construction workers – the builders of our tomorrow – your team is essential to the future of our country and our world. MSSI and our line of perimeter security solutions is there to keep your construction sites secure and your workers safe, especially during times like these, when we are all being asked to do our part to stay healthy and think of others who may be impacted by our necessary daily activities.  

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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The Patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal Rental Program

Posted by Miles Duncil on Fri, Feb 28, 2020

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The Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal Rental Program

The flexibility of the patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal to incorporate site-specific requirements and access control software integration has helped make it the most trusted portable perimeter security solution for construction companies across the US and around the world. Today construction sites around the world have taken the initiative to guarantee successful projects by protecting the assets onsite through effective perimeter security.

The patented MAC Portal is a prefabricated, climate-controlled guardhouse with turnstiles and access control, and it’s making a big impact. During the past five or six decades, the prefabricated buildings have been used as guard booths and guardhouses at major industrial plants and on commercial construction sites around the world. 

While typically patented MAC Portals have been sold directly to end users, the MAC Portal rental program has taken shape and come to the rescue of major construction companies in need of site security when they don’t have the capital to make purchases.  

By partnering with a wide range of turnstile and access control manufacturers, MSSI and the patented MAC Portal have become significantly more flexible in terms of design and implementation for our customers. Coupling that with the creation of a standard fleet of MAC Portal rental units ranging in sizes from one turnstile lane up to six turnstile lanes has significantly increased the use of MAC Portals on commercial construction sites. We take our commercial construction customers’ specifications in mind, implement them into the design process, and make the entire rental process as simple as possible, and our portable perimeter security solutions can be found in almost every major city in the US. 

For more information on perimeter security on your commercial construction site Modular Security Systems Inc. can help! CONTACT US HERE or call 740.532.7822.

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Modular Perimeter Security for Your Construction Site

Posted by Miles Duncil on Wed, Feb 26, 2020

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Modular Perimeter Security for Your Construction Site
 

When it comes to securing your job site or major project, your tools and equipment are valuable and your people are priceless. MSSI can help you protect both with our Patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal and our other portable perimeter security solutions like the patent pending Vehicle Access Control (VAC) Portal and our wide selection of portable guard booths. The portable perimeter security systems offered by Modular Security Systems Inc. are easy to transport, install, and begin monitoring visitors and employees to any major project. Besides the basic components of turnstiles, vehicle barrier gates, and access control there are many additional features that can be added to ensure security and up-to-date reporting capabilities.

The portable perimeter security solutions offered by MSSI combine years of experience within the turnstile and access control industries to prevent the passage of unwanted visitors onto job sites and high-security areas. Designed to meet both standard and site-specific requirements put forth by our customers, MSSI has manufactured a wide array of guard office facilities, vehicle barriers, and turnstile products that include cold and hot climate packages, ballistic packages, and snow/wind load upgrades.

In most industrial and commercial settings the protection of assets like tools and equipment, as well as the tracking of employee timekeeping and payroll records, is equally as important as the project itself. By installing portable perimeter security solutions like those offered by Modular Security Systems Inc. hundreds of projects and construction companies have been able to save time and money.

For more information on Modular Security Systems Inc., the Patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal, the patent pending Vehicle Access Control (VAC) Portal, and all of our portable perimeter security solutions CONTACT US HERE or call us toll free 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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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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Recycle, Re-Use, & ReInvent the BOX with Modular Security Systems Inc.

Posted by Miles Duncil on Wed, Nov 20, 2019

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Recycle, Re-Use, & ReInvent the BOX with Modular Security Systems Inc. 

Modular Security Systems, Inc. (MSSI) located in Worthington, Kentucky is doing its part to recycle, re-use, and re-invent the box. We re-use or recycle "one-trip" shipping containers that have completed their trip across the ocean bringing imports into the United States. After the goods from these containers are offloaded, the containers themselves are often stored in shipyards around the U.S. and may or may not ever be used again. Given the U.S. trade deficit, it is estimated that about 7 million shipping containers enter U.S. ports every year, and only about half of those containers are reused to ship exports out of the country. MSSI takes full advantage of the surplus of these one-trip containers by modifying them into our patented Modular Access Control (MAC), Vehicle Access Control (VAC) Portals, and ground-level guard offices.

Our portable perimeter security products are then utilized on industrial and commercial construction sites to secure the perimeter and control employee/visitor access to these secure work sites. Built with turnstiles, vehicle barrier gates, climate-controlled guardhouses, and access control technology these re-purposed containers allow only authorized workers to enter the secure site. 

The recycling of these shipping containers is environmentally friendly and is a great example of how an otherwise wasted resource can be re-used. The recycled or reinvented boxes have proven to be far more durable and stronger than other stick-built structures that are typically used in conventional construction for construction site security.

Turn-key and easily put in use, the portable perimeter security solutions from Modular Security Systems Inc. have been used by major industrial and commercial construction companies like Fluor, Bechtel, Jacobs, Turner Construction, AECOM, Kiewit, Whiting-Turner, Skanska, and CB&I.

For more information on MSSI and our portable perimeter security solutions for industrial and commercial construction projects CONTACT US HERE or call us at 740.532.7822. 

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Perimeter Security MAC Portals Turnstiles & Access Control Technology

Posted by Miles Duncil on Wed, May 1, 2019

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Perimeter Security MAC Portals Turnstiles & Access Control Technology

Turnstiles like those in our patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal have been used for a wide range of purposes for decades. Many perimeter security installations on construction sites use turnstiles and are often built into permanent structures. Requiring expensive construction, long timelines, and limited feasibility because they need to be built and are often torn down after a project ends. What separates Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) from the competition is the portability of our MAC Portals, their turn-key installation, and the lack of need for construction on site.

Once onsite, installation is a cinch! Depending on the site and specifications, the patented MAC Portal can be dropped into a fence line, connected to the electric, and the MAC is fully operational. The portability and ease of installation make the patented MAC Portal the perfect solution for industrial and commercial construction sites in the US and around the world. 

A major benefit of having a MAC Portal delivered to your site is the lead time. 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.

More information on the patented MAC Portal can be found online at www.SecuredByMAC.com or CONTACT US HERE. You can also call us at 740.532.7822. 

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For Perimeter Security There's Only One Patented MAC Portal

Posted by Miles Duncil on Fri, Mar 15, 2019

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For Perimeter Security There's Only One Patented MAC Portal

When it comes to portable perimeter security solutions that can be used in both temporary or permanent installations, there is only one patented product for turnstiles. With patents in the U.S., the E.U., and Canada, the Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal is the right choice for customers concerned with efficiency, turn-key installation, and state of the art perimeter security. 

All around the world, for perimeter security on industrial and commercial construction projects, customers have turned to the patented MAC Portal to protect their projects. While copy cats, impostors, and stick-built structures have offered an alternative to the patented MAC Portal, those in the know know that the advantages to MSSI's line of products are unmatched. 

Our patented MAC portal is a portable perimeter security solution used to control employee access to secure work sites, as well as data collection for payroll and time and attendance purposes. The patented MAC Portal from MSSI combines turnstiles with access control integration and equipment. Equipped with full-height turnstiles and sophisticated access control systems that will allow only authorized individuals to enter your work site while restricting the access of unauthorized intruders.

Patented MAC Portals are delivered turnkey, so onsite installation can be completed quickly. The portable perimeter security solutions we deliver can easily be offloaded, hooked to power, and integrated into an existing access control infrastructure within a short amount of time. It's simple. The portability and ease of installation make our portable, turnstile/access control solutions the perfect solution for any temporary or permanent installation.

MSSI is at the forefront of portable perimeter security solutions using a wide range of access control technology 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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MSSI: Exhibiting at ISC West 2019 in Las Vegas

Posted by Miles Duncil on Thu, Mar 7, 2019

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Modular Security Systems Inc. and the Patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal are going to be exhibiting at the annual ISC West show in Las Vegas, NV next month. 

The ISC West show is the largest security industry trade show in the United States. With over 1,000 exhibitors and brands from the security industry, the show will be held at the Sands Expo Center from April 10-12.

Exhibitors from around the world will be on-site with everything from access control technology to facial recognition software, turnstiles, and perimeter security solutions.

Located in booth 10135, MSSI will be exhibiting our patented brand of portable perimeter security solutions like the patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal.

For more information on ISC WEST visit their website HERE. 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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