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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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5 Tips for Turnstile Users During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted by Miles Duncil on Fri, Mar 27, 2020

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5 Tips for Turnstile Users During the COVID-19 Pandemic

It's common knowledge that anything people put their hands on regularly can be a major hotspot for germs and the spread of bacteria and viruses. From doorknobs to water fixtures to credit/debit card machine keypads to vending machines to cell phones, germs can hide in the most obvious of places. MSSI customers who use the patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal with full-height turnstiles have been asking what they can do to protect their employees while navigating their way into and off of construction sites around the world. In response, MSSI would like to offer some tips for turnstile users during the COVID-19 pandemic.

1) Wash your hands regularly. In light of the circumstances we face with COVID-19, "Wash your hands!" has become a major catch phrase. From news anchors to elected officials to co-workers and folks at home, everyone by now has gotten the memo. WASH YOUR HANDS (with warm water, for at least 20 seconds, as often as possible)! It can’t be said enough. 

2) If possible, wear gloves when touching a turnstile arm. A great way to limit exposure to viruses and bacteria is to wear gloves when you must make contact with frequently touched surfaces. Gloves create a bit of a barrier between you and the germs that might be on the turnstile arms. Washable gloves should be laundered each day in warm water. Disposable gloves should be placed in the trash immediately. Be sure to wash your hands or use antibacterial hand sanitizer immediately upon removal of whichever type of gloves you choose to wear.

3) Use your elbow, shoulder, or back to push through the turnstile. Don't have a pair of gloves? Use another part of your body to turn the turnstile. Turnstiles are designed to turn in the direction in which they are being pushed. Once the turnstile is unlocked, you can simply (and carefully)  push through the turnstile with your back, elbow, forearm, hip or another part of your body. 

4) Don't crowd your co-workers as you make your way through the turnstile. You've probably heard by now that social distancing is key to preventing the spread of COVID-19. You can help reduce the spread by not crowding at the turnstiles as you are making your way through them. Give each other some room (the CDC recommends at least six feet) and be patient as those in front of you enter or exit your construction site through the turnstiles. 

5) Regularly disinfect the turnstiles using CDC approved methods. Between shift changes, designate someone on-site to use disinfectant wipes, sprays, and other cleaners to thoroughly clean the surface of the turnstile arms.

At Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) we know how important we all are in preventing the spread of COVID-19 and flattening the curve. We also know that while many have been forced to stay home, many can't, so it's important to be informed on what we can do while at work to stay safe, secure, and healthy. 

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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Limitless Access Control Options in Your Patented MAC Portal from MSSI

Posted by Miles Duncil on Mon, Mar 9, 2020

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Limitless Access Control Options in Your Patented MAC Portal from MSSI
When it comes to industrial and commercial construction projects it takes more to protect a perimeter than simply building a tall fence with some barbed wire on the top. A well-thought-out perimeter security plan for any construction site should incorporate multiple levels of security solutions to keep a site safe and secure from intrusion. More than ever before, major construction companies are realizing the value of not just stopping theft on their projects but also taking measures to combine the efforts of security with time-keeping, and payroll capabilities in their access control solutions.

By incorporating access control technology and software into a patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal with full-height turnstiles, customers around the world are not only keeping their perimeter secure but they are also able to track employees’ safety training credentials, produce mustering reports, and maintain time-keeping and payroll functionality.

At Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) we work directly with our customers to pick out the right access control solution from a wide range of access control providers we've partnered with over the years. 

Every project and construction site has its own set of circumstances, locations, duration, and man-power needs. For that very reason, the security professionals at MSSI know that there is no "one-size-fits-all" access control solution for each of our customers.

By maintaining a working relationship with a wide range of access control technology providers, we have been able to provide RFID card readers, hand geometry readers, and other biometric security devices into our patented MAC Portals. 

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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Turnstiles & Access Control in a Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal

Posted by Miles Duncil on Fri, Feb 21, 2020

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Turnstiles & Access Control Technology in a Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal
 
Full height 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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Endless Access Control Options in Your Patented MAC Portal

Posted by Miles Duncil on Wed, Feb 19, 2020

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Endless Access Control Options in Your Patented MAC Portal

At Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) we continue to provide the highest quality portable perimeter security products you need when and where you need them. Delivered turn-key ready, our security solutions can be set up and put in use within minutes to hours from delivery. Complete with the number of turnstile lanes you need, the climate-controlled guard office for security staff, and the access control technology required to meet security, time-keeping, and payroll reporting.

Over almost two decades MSSI and our security professionals combined with a network of the biggest names in the access control technology and software industry. We work directly with our customers and access control network of partners to provide solutions to meet a wide range of access control requirements. We have provided our patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portals with RFID readers, card readers, magnetic swipe readers, proximity card readers, hand geometry readers, and IRIS scanners. 

The patented MAC Portal is a portable perimeter security solution utilizing the portability of the ISO shipping container and full-height, high-security turnstiles, access control technology, and climate-controlled guard offices. Working with our customers’ site-specific needs we have been able to create patented MAC Portals with a range of the number of turnstile lanes, different office sizes, and a variety of climate control packages (we have packages to meet any climate). 

Once delivered, installation can also take place in a matter of minutes! 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. 

For more information on the patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal and all of our Access Control Options CONTACT US or call us now 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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Access Control and Turnstiles from Modular Security Systems Inc.

Posted by Miles Duncil on Wed, Dec 11, 2019

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From the beginning of time through today, there has been and will continue to be a need to limit accessibility to some places for some people. Since the 1960s, access control technology has been utilized to add or restrict entrances and to track people coming and going, and to do so in a wide range of manners. In the not-so-prehistoric early days of access control technology, a simple keypad was used to restrict certain areas. Shortly thereafter, RFID or simple magnetic swipe cards came into use.

In order to meet the needs of modern day access control and perimeter security access control, technology has evolved into tools that allow you to create many layers of protection that can adapt to any security concerns – whether you are at a bank, a military base, or a major industrial or commercial construction site. That evolution and the ever-changing security concerns give reason as to why access control technology today has been developed to allow security professionals to update and maintain their chosen security solution(s) with just a few clicks on a keyboard or with a mouse.

Using biometric access control hardware that ties into access control software, security pros can keep all of their security solutions up to date, management can revise access control lists, times and attendance for payroll purposes, and grant a wide range of authorization levels for individuals quickly and easily – within just a few seconds. 

The access control technologies that involve biometric parameters don't require someone to keep track of a card, badge or PIN number. By scanning someone’s fingerprint, hand, the veins in their hand, their eyes, or even their face using facial recognition devices, the access control technologies available use identifiers that can't easily be lost or left on the kitchen counter at the house. 

These access control technologies and software solutions can perform tasks above and beyond simply granting access of an individual into a room. They can also help track an individual’s history of activity, create alerts if a door or gate is left open, and in the case of an emergency such as a fire, unlock to allow escape. 

Not only does today's access control technology give you peace of mind knowing the harvest won't be raided by the next village over, but it's also friendly to your pocketbook and can help save security-minded folks a lot of time and money. Unlike more traditional modes of perimeter security, modern day access control technologies can not only prevent theft, but can also help track employees for time and attendance – and can be installed at a fraction of the cost of building a 10’ perimeter wall of concrete block. Access control technologies today are so easy to update and maintain that they can give customers a fantastic return on their investment.

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. 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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Access Control and Turnstiles in a Turn-Key Security Solution

Posted by Miles Duncil on Wed, Oct 16, 2019

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Access Control and Turnstiles in a Turn-Key Security Solution

Some Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) 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.

At MSSI we get calls daily 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 portable perimeter security solution with turnstiles and access control technology, the patented MAC Portal is the most customizable, easily transportable 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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MSSI: MAC-Lite Rental Program for Commercial Construction Projects

Posted by Miles Duncil on Fri, Sep 27, 2019

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MSSI: MAC-Lite Rental Program for Commercial Construction Projects

Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) provides unique perimeter security solutions with turnstiles and access control technology on commercial construction sites around the world. Our core customer base has been built over the last decade by providing 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.

Recently MSSI completed construction on a new line of patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portals specifically designed for the commercial construction industry. These new perimeter security solutions are much lighter than our traditional unit. These "MAC-Lite" units have been specifically designed to provide the same level of perimeter security as our standard MAC Portals but at a lower purchase and rental price.

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. We currently offer two MAC-Lite models, built with either 1 or 2 turnstile lanes and your choice of access control technology. 

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 Introduces the MAC-Lite for Commercial Construction Projects

Posted by Miles Duncil on Wed, Aug 14, 2019

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MSSI Introduces the MAC-Lite for Commercial Construction Projects

Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) recently completed construction on a new line of patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portals for the commercial construction industry. We're calling these new perimeter security solutions the MAC-Lite. MAC-Lite Portals have been specifically designed to provide the same level of perimeter security as our standard MAC Portals but at a significantly reduced price.

At MSSI we know that many commercial construction projects are under strict budget constraints and often can't justify the price of a standard MAC Portal. With that knowledge, our engineering and design team has come up with this new simplified version of the MAC Portal. Excluding roll up doors, exterior/interior lighting, and replacing the standard steel walls with aluminum panels makes these patented MAC Portals much more affordable for customers in the commercial construction industry. 

While perimeter security on commercial construction sites is often limited to a fence, a robust physical security plan with turnstile access points for employees can dramatically improve the overall success of a construction project. If you are involved in planning a major commercial construction project, the work force, tools, and building equipment are likely consume much of your construction budget. However, a relatively small investment in perimeter security can provide significant protection to a project’s assets and reduce costs associated with loss of time, time theft, and insurance claims.

Proper commercial construction perimeter security solutions 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 an money over the life of the turnstile product. 

We currently offer two MAC-Lite models, built with either 1 or 2 turnstile lanes.

For more information on Modular Security Systems Inc. and patented Modular Access Control (MAC)-Lite for perimeter security on your commercial construction project, CONTACT US HERE or call us at 740.532.7822.

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