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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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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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MSSI, the Patented MAC Portal, and Alvarado Turnstiles

Posted by Miles Duncil on Fri, Feb 7, 2020

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MSSI, the Patented MAC Portal, and Alvarado Turnstiles 

It is common for companies like Modular Security Systems, Inc. (MSSI) to team up with or cross market with companies such as Alvarado turnstiles when those companies offer complementary, noncompeting products to the same or similar customer bases. Throughout the company’s history and the manufacturing of the patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal MSSI has used and continues to use a wide range of turnstiles from several turnstile manufacturers. Recently MSSI has come to use more and more Alvarado turnstiles based on customer requests both in the US and abroad.

As a U.S. based company for over 60 years, Alvarado has grown into North America’s leading full height turnstile manufacturer. With thousands of installations worldwide, Alvarado’s customers include governmental organizations and many of the world’s largest and best-known companies. “One of the key reasons for Alvarado’s success over the years is building strong relationships with companies like MSSI”, said Nick Simon, National Security Sales Manager for Alvarado. “Incorporating Alvarado into the MSSI solution opens up a new market for us. We’re now able to offer a unique and flexible solution to customers looking for a plug-and-play type option”, said Simon.      

Rob Slagel, President/CEO of Portable Solutions Group, parent company of MSSI says, "Over the past few years we have enjoyed cross marketing opportunities with turnstile manufacturers like Alvarado and others and we look forward to future success in developing relationships with them and access control technology providers. Another thing that has drawn us to partner with Alvarado in these initiatives is that they like us are an American company and manufacture their products right here in the USA."

MSSI meets and exceeds customers’ expectations by providing a fine line of standard and customizable perimeter security solutions. That flexibility and the ability to adapt to the customers site specific security needs has led to an ever-growing number of turnstile installations in a wide range of customized patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portals.

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To learn more about Modular Security Systems Inc. and the patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal with Alvarado turnstiles and a wide range of access control technology CONTACT US HERE or call us now at 740.532.7822. 

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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Modular Security Systems Inc. and the Turnstile Flow Calculator

Posted by Miles Duncil on Fri, Jan 17, 2020

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Modular Security Systems Inc. and the Turnstile Flow Calculator

When installing turnstiles along the perimeter of your construction site, it’s important to consider the number of authorized workers you'll have entering your site, the duration of shift changes, and the access control technology required to meet your site-specific needs. That’s why Modular Security Systems Inc. offers our Turnstile Flow Calculator to help answer some of those questions. Using our turnstile flow calculator gives potential customers the opportunity to assess the number of turnstile lanes needed to make sure shift changes can be carried out smoothly by allowing authorized individuals to enter and exit the site. 

Would you like to try our turnstile calculator? If so, visit our patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal Page and give it a try! 

Remember Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) can provide a standard product offering or custom designs for your patented MAC Portals and can produce a solution customized to the meet your site-specific needs for perimeter security. 

While we do offer a wide range of standardized floor plans, MSSI has professional security specialists ready to work with you regardless of your site security requirements.

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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MSSI: Top 3 Tips to a Secure Construction Site

Posted by Miles Duncil on Wed, Jan 15, 2020

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MSSI: Top 3 Tips to a Secure Construction Site

Experienced project managers and construction site supervisors know the importance of keeping a safe and secure construction site. A secure construction site perimeter can mean the difference between construction project that is completed on time and under budget verses a drawn out, over budget project that falls short of meeting its completion date. 

Construction equipment theft and loss of time due to delays costs American construction companies nearly $1 billion every year. Construction managers, planners, and project management need to work on preventing these losses at every step of the construction process, start to finish. 

In most cases, a minimal investment in perimeter security can help prevent these losses and avoid theft on the jobsite. Working with knowledgeable professionals is essential when trying to properly secure your construction projects. In this week’s edition of the Turnstile blog we'd like to take a look at the top 3 key elements required to keep your construction site secure. 

 Our Top 3 Tips for Construction Site Security:
 
1. Fences
This should be a given. Fences are the first line of defense when it comes to keeping your construction site secure from intrusion and preventing theft. A fence can provide both a physical and visual deterrent for thieves and prevent the public from accidentally wandering onto your construction site. Durable chain link fencing is not only a great idea but it's also easy to put up and tear down.
If you don’t have the time or energy to install this fencing on your own, hiring professional temporary fence installers is your best bet to a secure perimeter. They will have the expertise needed to ensure the temporary fence is installed correctly and will effectively secure your construction site.
 2. Gates for Foot & Vehicle Traffic
Now that you've got the perimeter protected with fencing, it's important to provide gates for workers and deliveries of critical tools and equipment to your construction site. Gates on construction sites can take a number of sizes, shapes, and forms. The most effective way to provide easy access for workers and deliveries to your site while also preventing access to unauthorized individuals is through the use of turnstiles, vehicle gates, and access control technologies. 

By providing turnstiles and vehicle gates with access control technology integrated into your security plan, you not only gain an added level of security in physical form, but also in visual form. Thieves and intruders are often deterred by the sight of a turnstile or vehicle gate.

3. Access Control Technology

Access control technology can provide security, time-keeping/payroll data, and be tied into existing security infrastructure or act as a stand-alone solution specific to a gate or entrance to your site. Many different types of access control technology have been developed over the past few decades. Access control solutions from as simple as magnetic card swipes, RFID readers, all the way to more complex hand geometry reader and iris scanning solutions can be used to create a secure perimeter for your construction site.

Products provided by Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) like the patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal can tick two of the three boxes on the above list on any construction site.

MSSI has worked with construction companies on projects large and small around the world to successfully secure their perimeters. Complete with turnstiles, vehicle gates, climate-controlled guard offices, and the access control technology of the customer’s choosing, MSSI has provided turn-key perimeter security solutions to keep numerous construction sites safe and secure. 

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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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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Happy New Year from Modular Security Systems Inc.

Posted by Miles Duncil on Wed, Jan 1, 2020

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From all of us at Modular Security Systems Inc. to all of you around the world we just want to wish you a very happy, safe and secure new year in 2020!

For more information on Modular Security Systems Inc. and our patented perimeter security products like the Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal CONTACT US HERE or call 740.532.7822. 

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The Importance of Perimeter Security on Construction Projects

Posted by Miles Duncil on Fri, Dec 27, 2019

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The Importance of Perimeter Security on Construction Projects

Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) and the patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal has been used to secure the perimeter of ports, mines, construction projects, military installations, and government facilities around the world. From power plants in the US to pipeline construction in Kazakhstan, from the oil sands in Northwestern Canada to copper mines in the mountains of Chile, our patented perimeter security products have been utilized for a wide range of sites.

There is an ever-growing importance for perimeter security on commercial and industrial construction sites across the U.S. and around the world. Security on construction sites has become a fundamental component of a successful construction project that is completed on time and under budget. The purpose of perimeter security is to ensure that access to specified areas is limited to authorized personnel only. Depending on the size of your construction project there is a need for perimeter security complete with easily accessible gates that are integrated with access control, turnstiles, and climate-controlled guard offices.

All 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.

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.

For more information on Modular Security Systems Inc., our Patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal, and all of our Portable Perimeter Security Solutions CONTACT US HERE or call us at 740.532.7822.

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Portable MAC Portals with Turnstiles and Access Control

Posted by Miles Duncil on Wed, Dec 4, 2019

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Portable MAC Portals with Turnstiles and Access Control

One of the major benefits of having a patented Modular Access Control (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. Manufactured with any type of site-specified access control technology our portable perimeter security solutions offer the perfect solution for both temporary and permanent installations.

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. 

Our patented MAC Portals have been used for a wide range of perimeter security purposes on construction projects around the world. Many perimeter security installations on construction sites use turnstiles and are often built into permanent structures. These permanent installations require 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) and our MAC Portals from the competition is turn-key installation, a customizable design, and the lack of need for construction on site.

More information on the patented MAC Portal CONTACT US HERE. or call us at 740.532.7822. 

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Rent a patented MAC Portal for your next Construction Project

Posted by Miles Duncil on Fri, Nov 22, 2019

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Rent a patented MAC Portal for your next Construction Project

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 like the patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal and patented Vehicle Access Control (VAC) Portal. MSSI sales and core market segments include worldwide ports, worldwide refineries and petrochemical plants, military installations, global industrial contractors, as well as major commercial construction companies. 

During the past five or six decades, the use of prefabricated buildings on commercial construction sites has increased year over year. Through the use of portable turn-key products like the patented MAC Portal with access control and turnstiles, construction companies have been able to significantly reduce theft and loss of time on their projects. The patented MAC Portal, like all of our perimeter security solutions are easy-to-install, prefabricated, climate-controlled and combine guardhouse with turnstiles and access control technology. 

Major commercial construction projects like the building of the Freedom Tower in NYC, a terminal expansion at JFK International Airport, and the refurbishment of Trump hotel in Washington DC have relied on MSSI and the patented MAC Portal to secure their perimeter and to control access of individuals in and out of their sites. 

By partnering with a wide range of turnstile and access control manufacturers, MSSI and the patented MAC Portal have become 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 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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