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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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MSSI Offers Updated Spec Sheets for Perimeter Security Customers

Posted by Miles Duncil on Fri, Mar 13, 2020

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MSSI Offers Updated Spec Sheets for Perimeter Security Customers

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-efficient and time-efficient project completion.

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.

To help answer pre-purchase questions regarding our perimeter security products, MSSI and our in-house team of engineers/CAD draftsmen have worked diligently over the course of the last few weeks to create and update new spec sheets for our customers. The new and improved spec sheets can be found on any of the patented MAC Portal pages found at SecuredByMAC.com. 

Updated info on the new spec sheets include:

MODEL DESCRIPTION
General Features:
Enclosure
Approx. Shipping Weight
Approx. Footprint (L X W)
Approx. Shipping (L X W X H)
Approx. Overall (L X W X H)

Lifting Methods:
Bottom Corner Blocks
Top Corner Blocks
Fork Lift
Other

Office:
Approx. Dimensions (L X W)
Cooling Capacity / BTUH
Heating Capacity / BTUH
Heating Watts
Wall / Ceiling Insulation
Entry Door with Window

Turnstile Bay:
Lanes
Lane Style
Roll-Up Doors

Electrical Data:
Lighting Technology
Load Center Main Amps
Voltage
Frequency
Demand KVA
Demand Amps

We encourage potential customers to visit the page of the MAC Portal(s) they are interested in and click to download the new spec sheets as well as a sales set of drawings. 

Stay tuned to SecuredByMAC.com and the Turnstile Blog as Updated Vehicle Access Control (VAC) Portals will be updated soon!

Don't forget you can CONTACT US HERE or call us at 740.532.7822.

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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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Another Patented MAC Lite Lands in New York City

Posted by Miles Duncil on Wed, Mar 4, 2020

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Another Patented MAC Lite Lands in New York City 

For construction companies in New York City complying with safety requirements like Local Law 196, the patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal is the perfect solution. Turn-key and easily deliverable to active construction sites, the patented MAC Portal (and more recently the MAC Lite) have the ability to be offloaded and put to use within minutes of arrival. 

For more than a decade the patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal has been delivered to industrial and commercial construction sites around the world. Anytime the construction industry has been hit with new regulations or requirements for perimeter security, the MAC Portal has been there to provide the perfect solution. In the past, MSSI and the MAC Portal have worked to resolve perimeter security issues for ports, harbors, military installations, government agencies, and construction projects of all sizes. 

Recently in New York City, Local Law 196 was implemented to require all workers on construction sites to be up to date on safety training before they enter the jobsite. Coupled with the right access control software and hardware, the MAC Portal has come to the rescue by making sure that only authorized individuals with proper security/safety training credentials are able to access the construction site. 

With the first patented MAC Portal landing in New York City to support perimeter security on the Freedom Tower (One World Trade Center) construction in 2009, MSSI has been doing business for more than ten years. In recent years MSSI has had MAC Portals at the Hudson Yard Project, John F. Kennedy Airport, and a number of other projects in and around the Big Apple. 

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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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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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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Construction Site Security is one of the biggest Concerns in the Industry

Posted by Miles Duncil on Fri, Feb 14, 2020

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Construction site security is one of the biggest concerns in the construction industry. Construction site theft costs the industry billions of dollars each year. To make sure your site is secure there are multiple levels of protection that you can put into action to improve the security of your construction sites. Perimeter security solutions like those provided by MSSI can be used to prevent intruders and criminals from accessing the perimeter of your construction sites.

It is important on any construction project to keep your area well lit, put up a perimeter fence, and invest in gates with access control turnstiles and climate-controlled guard offices as needed. Gates with turnstiles and access control technology can act as a physical barrier that allows authorized workers through with ease, while visually and physically deterring intruders. 

When construction companies want to go one step further and up their site security game they turn to Modular Security Systems Inc. and the patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal. The patented MAC Portal can be more effective than simply putting a guard at the entrance to your construction project. 

Depending on your overall site security needs, MSSI can provide climate-controlled guard offices, containerized turnstile solutions, and access control products to prevent perimeter intrusion and enhance detection capabilities. The perimeter security solutions we provide are portable, turn-key, and can easily be delivered and installed in a fraction of the time of traditional stick-built structures.

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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MSSI & the MAC Lite Provide Easy Compliance for NYC Local Law 196

Posted by Miles Duncil on Wed, Feb 5, 2020

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MSSI & the MAC Lite Provide Easy Compliance for NYC Local Law 196

Modular Security Systems, Inc. (MSSI) has recently received an influx of calls and web traffic from customers in New York and New Jersey that are interested in making sure they are compliant with Local Law 196. This new regulation requires that all construction projects and contractors meet specific safety and security requirements. The portability of the patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal allows these customers to rapidly come into compliance with this new OSHA regulation. Through the use of turnstiles and access control technology that tracks users training certifications, contractors in New York can guarantee that all workers onsite are up-to-date with their safety training. Perimeter security for commercial construction sites in major cities like New York is evolving, and to meet the demands of those changing needs, 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 a smaller, more compact version of our patented MAC Portal with full-height, high-security turnstiles, and access control integration.

Complete with either one or two 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.

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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Why MSSI puts the sMACk down on turnstile competition in NYC

Posted by KJ Williams on Fri, Jan 24, 2020

 
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Why MSSI puts the sMACk down on turnstile competition in NYC 
 
Is your organization being challenged with the New York City Local Law 196 project requirements and regulations? Does your team feel trapped by limited options to ensure all laborers are officially safety trained, up to code, OSHA compliant (10 and/or 30 hours), and approved for their SST cards prior to being allowed onto the project site? Many customers have been reaching out to us here at MSSI with these exact same concerns via phone calls, emails, social media requests, and our website SecuredByMAC.com. 
 

 
One of the most common questions we encounter is along the lines of “Why is Modular Security Systems Inc. the industry leader in assisting with NYC Local Law 196?” Our innovative and patented MAC Portal products ensure that safety is the priority via our perimeter security access control engineered turn-key solutions. Utilizing high quality products, the latest technologies, the best partnerships for tracking and reporting options, and the best customer service available are just a few of the things that help answer to the question, “Why MSSI?”
 
MSSI is here to partner with your organization to mitigate/eliminate risk and liability, assisting you in complying with Local Law 196 to avoid hefty fines, but most importantly to allow you to focus on all the other tasks at hand. Reach out to us for your perimeter security access control engineered solution option needs today. Come see the MSSI difference for yourself!
 
For more information on the patented MAC Portal and how MSSI can help you comply with Local Law 196 CONTACT US HERE or call KJ Williams at 740.532.7822 or email him at kwilliams@SecuredByMAC.com
 
About MSSI: Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) is a Portable Solutions Group Company. MSSI is an Ohio based intellectual properties holding company with expertise in designing and manufacturing unique solutions to address ever-changing worldwide security issues. MSSI sales and core market segments include worldwide ports, worldwide refineries and petrochemical plants, military installations, global industrial contractors, mass transit and large public events. 
 
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Why MSSI is the industry leader in assisting with NYC Local Law 196

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