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MAC Portals Help Construction Companies Meet Safety Requirements

Posted by Miles Duncil on Wed, Jan 8, 2020

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MAC Portals Help Construction Companies Meet Safety Requirements

Over the years a growing need for safety on construction sites has lead to a wide range of changes in regulations and laws meant to help protect workers and secure commodities onsite. On any given construction site, the amount of risk inherent to construction can be mitigated through planning and implementation of a security and safety plan. New regulations like NYC Local Law 196 were created to protect sites from loss of time and keep workers onsite safe by insuring they have received necessary safety training before entering the construction perimeter.

Every construction project whether it be industrial or commercial must establish a perimeter, determine adjacent land use, and plan how access will be granted to authorized individuals while measures are taken to exclude unauthorized people from entering the site.  

There on the perimeter of those jobsites is where you will find Modular Security Systems Inc. and our patented line of Modular Access Control (MAC) Portals. 

Our patented MAC Portals include a turn-key "all-in-one" design meant for security professionals, to monitor and track workers and visitors as they enter and exit the site. Used in conjunction with access control technology, the patented MAC Portals turnstile lanes and climate-controlled guard houses can help projects meet regulations and conform to safety requirements.

At Modular Security Systems Inc. we know that a safe and secure construction perimeter can make a world of difference when it comes to both cost-efficiet and time-efficient project completion.

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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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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Easy-to-Install Turnstiles from Modular Security Systems Inc.

Posted by Miles Duncil on Fri, Nov 1, 2019

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Easy-to-Install Turnstiles from Modular Security Systems Inc. 

At MSSI we know that the security of your commercial construction sites is a battle on two fronts, the first being outside the fence line and the second at the gates where your authorized personnel can enter with ease while keeping unauthorized individuals off of the construction site. Almost $1 billion is lost on construction projects around the US every year to equipment, tools, and stolen time. Any commercial construction manager knows that equipment, material, and tool theft accounts for lost revenue every year.

A well-thought-out and planned commercial construction perimeter security solution can serve as a valuable line of defense against many different construction project concerns.

The patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal is an easy-to-install 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 on commercial construction sites around the world. Though the guardhouse isn’t a new concept, the containerized MAC Portal with access control and turnstiles is a new invention and is becoming commonplace on many construction projects. 

Let MSSI and our staff of portable perimeter security specialists find the right easy-to-install turnstiles solution for your next construction project. 

For more information on Modular Security Systems Inc., our Patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portals CONTACT US HERE or call us at 740.532.7822.

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MSSI Sees Increase in Interest from Commercial Construction Sites

Posted by Miles Duncil on Fri, Aug 16, 2019

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MSSI Sees Increase in Interest from Commercial Construction Sites

Having provided Modular Access Control (MAC) portals to over five hundred locations in the U.S. within 10 years of its inception, it seemed like only a matter of time before the rest of the world caught on. In recent years, MSSI has delivered more than one hundred patented MAC Portals outside the U.S. in places like Canada, to secure the oil sands in places like Iraq and Kuwait, to aid in the security of our troops overseas, and more recently in the Republic of Kazakhstan to protect and secure oil refining.

Modular Security Systems, Inc. (MSSI) has recently received an increase in calls and a significant uptick in internet traffic from potential customers for commercial construction in both the U.S. and abroad. 

The patented Modular Access Control (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. 

Though the guardhouse isn’t a new product, the containerized MAC Portal with access control and turnstiles is a new invention and becoming a staple on construction sites for both industrial and commercial construction projects. 

Having already proven its functionality as a tool for improving security perimeters for major contractors around the globe including Flour, Jacobs, KBR, and Bechtel at both refineries and coal-fired power plants, MSSI is encouraged by the great responses that it receives from commercial construction project managers in places like Montreal, New York City, Chicago, and San Francisco.

“Given the success and approval by those onsite at major commercial construction projects in some of the biggest cities in the U.S., we are very excited about the product’s potential going forward. Traditionally, we have been hugely successful in the industrial construction world, but industrial construction only accounts for about 20% of the major construction projects in the U.S. This uptick in interest and positive responses from commercial construction contractors bodes well for MSSI and the patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal” stated Robert Slagel, President and owner of MSSI.

“We encourage owners, construction managers, and security professionals in the commercial construction community to visit our website at SecuredByMAC.com and learn more about our products.” added Mr. Slagel.  

For more information on perimeter security for your commercial construction project and how MSSI can help you secure your site, CONTACT US HERE or call 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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The 2017 4th Quarter PSG Major Award Winner is...

Posted by Miles Duncil on Wed, Jan 17, 2018

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The 2017 4th Quarter PSG Major Award Winner is...

At Modular Security Systems Inc., a Portable Solutions Group Company, we build a wide range of very serious portable perimeter security solutions out of shipping containers, turnstiles, vehicle barrier gates, access control, and climate controlled guard offices. From the Patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal to the Patented Vehicle Access Control (VAC) Portal and all the guard houses in between. We take the safety and security of our customers very seriously as we deliver our portable containerized products to customers all around the world. Regardless of all that seriousness, we still like to take a deep breath in and realize that all work and no play makes anyone very dull indeed. 

We know that without the hard work of a long line of employees on the manufacturing floor and in the administrative offices, all of our companies’ overall success would not be possible, and we've come up with a fun way to show our appreciation for each other’s successes. 

In recognition of all the hard work and "can-do" attitude in the air here at Portable Solutions Group and MSSI we have been awarding a “Major Award” akin to the major award received by "The Old Man" (Ralphie's dad) in 1983's A Christmas Story. The award has been given on a quarterly basis for over two years now and has most recently found its way into the hands of our very own Jeremy Hamm.

The winner for the 4th Quarter of 2017, Jeremy has been with the company since August of 2011 when the CAD department was brought in-house. Jeremy began his career with PSG as a CAD Draftsman and has more recently stepped into the role of Technical Operations Manager. In addition to working as a project manager, IT specialist, and a number of other mission-critical roles here at PSG, Jeremy has continued to excel and prove himself a class act among colleagues and co-workers.

We'd like to Congratulate Jeremy for receiving the 4th Quarter Major Award and wish him all the success possible moving forward with PSG and its group of companies.

Congratulations, Jeremy!

For more information on Modular Security Systems Inc. Contact Us HERE or call us at 740.532.7822.

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Vehicle Barrier Gates & Perimeter Security From Modular Security Systems

Posted by Miles Duncil on Thu, Oct 12, 2017

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Access Control Turnstiles, Vehicle Gates, and Perimeter Security

Well thought out perimeter security solutions take every facet of a facility or construction project into consideration. They don’t give criminals an “easy out” to rob tools and equipment, or to steal time, or give them any advantage or an easy approach. The easiest way to accomplish perimeter security solution concerns is to clearly delineate between public space versus private space found on construction projects, and to control all entrances and exits to said projects. There should be no grey areas. Workers and visitors alike should be guided—both visually and physically—to where they are authorized in and around the jobsite.

Entrances and exits to construction sites along with fencing, lighting, vehicle gates, guard houses, and access control technology should be put in place to control pedestrian and vehicle traffic flow. 

Given the increase in construction site theft at major industrial and commercial construction projects, many companies are seeking a higher level of security. Vehicle gates are meant to do more than simply restrict vehicle access to a construction site; they can also be used to protect tools and equipment from easily being stolen. The same goes for turnstiles; pedestrians can easily walk away with mission critical tools and equipment when proper security measures aren't taken into consideration. 

For paths where certain vehicles need to enter for deliveries of building materials, but most visitor access must be restricted, removable vehicle access control gates can be an option; left in place, they will deter vehicles from entering the project, but they can easily be moved to enable deliveries to a site.

Over the past few years MSSI has built a wide range of these Vehicle Access Control (VAC) Portals. These VACs take the same concept of portable perimeter security as the Patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portals MSSI is known for, and apply it to vehicle traffic into and out of job sites. The VAC Portal incorporates vehicle barrier gates, guard houses, and access control technology into a fully functional, turn-key, portable perimeter security solution for vehicles. Working with customers around the world, MSSI has helped provide added security and functionality to insure the security of job sites with regards to vehicle access.

For more information on MSSI and our portable perimeter security solutions, CONTACT US HERE or call us at 740.532.7822. 

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MSSI Opens Regional Office for Customers in Lousiana and Texas

Posted by Miles Duncil on Wed, Oct 26, 2016

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Portable Solutions Group, parent company for Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) and DropBox Inc., recently opened a regional office in southwest Louisiana to help better serve customers in the south. By opening a local office with a laydown yard, a dedicated sales staff, and delivery/technician services, the Gulf Coast office will be able to provide customers with PSG offerings such as the patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal, Blast Resistant Modules, and their portable restroom units, the Sanitation Station.

Over the years MSSI has been able to send a wide range of patented MAC and VAC Portals to
customers in both Louisiana and Texas, but has always had a desire to better serve our customers by having equipment and staff closer to the action.

By opening the new southern branch, MSSI and other PSG companies will be able to readily deliver Modular Security Systems, MSSI, turnstile security, perimeter security, security turnstile, Turnstile, Turnstiles, Modular Security Systems Inc, portable turnstile, turnstile rental, Louisiana, MSSI in Texas, MSSI in Louisiana, Texasportable jobsite solutions which have become standard in many refineries, chemical plants, and other industrial workspaces in the Ohio River Valley.

"By opening the Gulf Coast Office, we hope to be able to meet customers’ needs for portable security, safety, and sanitation solutions in a fraction of the time it takes us to mobilize units for them from our locations in Ohio and Kentucky.", said CEO Robert Slagel. "It's a perfect fit both for us and for our customers in the south, something we've hoped to do for some time now, opening a southern office."  

The new location in southwestern Louisiana is conveniently located within just two hours’ drive time to Houston and one hour to Port Arthur, Texas and a little over three hours to New Orleans.

For more information on the products offered at the Louisiana location, CONTACT US HERE or call us at 740.532.7822. If you'd like to speak to the office staff at the Gulf Coast Office they may be called directly at 337-304-1272.

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Patented MAC Portals with Security Turnstiles and Access Control by MSSI

Posted by Miles Duncil on Tue, Oct 18, 2016

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The Patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal from Modular Security Systems Inc. provides access control for a wide range of security purposes. Complete with full-height turnstiles and access control, patented MAC Portals are the perfect anti-tailgating, time-keeping, and security solution. Ideal for short term and long term security solutions the MAC Portal may be used as a temporary or permanent installation. With a full range of turnstile functionality, these custom security units can be used for employees both entering and exiting any facility, project, or jobsite.

Wherever there is a need for turnstile security, MSSI is able provide custom floorplans and options to meet your security needs. Available either with or without climate-controlled guard offices, the MAC Portal can be built to suit your site-specific security concerns. Turn-key and easily deliverable to any site worldwide, the Patented MAC Portal (like all perimeter security solutions from MSSI) can be installed and put to use within minutes of delivery to your project or facility. Our wide range of turnstile options have made Modular Security Systems Inc. the one-stop shop for security-minded customers in the military, and in industrial and commercial construction industries.

Our custom perimeter security solutions such as the Patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal can be matched to meet your specific security requirements.

For more information on Modular Security Systems Inc. and all of our Portable Perimeter Security Solutions CONTACT US HERE or Call us at 740.532.7822.

 

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MSSI: Expansion with New Manufacturing Facility for PSG Companies

Posted by Miles Duncil on Tue, Sep 13, 2016

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PSG’s new manufacturing facility will help support current and future orders already on the books through 2017.

Worthington, KY – Portable Solutions Group, Inc., parent company of Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI), DropBox Inc., Johnny on the Spot, and Storage on the Spot is a world leader in providing of custom ISO shipping container modifications and portable jobsite solutions. Today PSG announced the expansion of manufacturing operations to an additional location in Wurtland, KY to accommodate the rapid growth in current and future orders. With current operations at the Worthington location running 3 shifts, 24 hours a day 7 days a week the need for additional space has become ever more present. “We are going to continue manufacturing out of our current facility at 801 Scott Street but really just need more space to keep up with our customer needs.” stated Robert Slagel, CEO/President of PSG. “An abundance of orders and the need for additional manufacturing space is really a great problem to have and we are excited about the opportunities this new facility provides.”

Located just 2 miles away from the Scott Street location the additional manufacturing space will make the perfect shipping container modification area for PSG. Complete with overhead cranes and over 50,000 square feet of manufacturing floor space the new location will more than double the company’s manufacturing footprint.

Currently owned by the J H Fletcher Company, PSG will enter into a multi-year, progressive lease agreement with J H Fletcher to assume the floor space required for this additional manufacturing capacity.

“PSG’s new manufacturing space will allow us to increase our shipping container modification capabilities for key customers and to meet the demand of increasing orders for those customers around the world. The new space will allow us to expand our manufacturing operations to support orders already on the books for 2017 as well as meet the need for new orders and the growth we are experiencing.” said Mr. Slagel. “Our whole team is excited about the growth we have experienced over the past couple of years and this move represents a commitment to continue to build on the success our team has accomplished.”

Portable Solutions Group is leading the world in providing portable jobsite solutions for industrial and commercial construction companies, the military, and governments. By offering turn-key ISO shipping container modifications for a wide range of jobsite solutions PSG has built a reputable customer base around world.

For more information, contact Portable Solutions Group at 801 Scott Street Worthington KY 41183, online at www.SecuredByMAC.com, www.DropBoxInc.com, and www.JOTSandSOTS.com or call us at 740.532.7822.

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