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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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Top 3 Perimeter Security Solutions for your Construction Site

Posted by Miles Duncil on Fri, Sep 6, 2019

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Top 3 Perimeter Security Solutions for Your Construction Site

Perimeter security is a critical component for industrial and commercial construction projects to be successful, finish on-time, and finish under budget. One of the most cost-effective ways to assure your construction projects are completed on time and on budget is through the use of a high-quality perimeter security solution.

Due to the highly critical nature and value of perimeter security solutions on construction sites, we'd like to use this week’s Turnstile Blog to illustrate the top three most cost-effective security solutions to secure your construction sites while allowing easy entry for authorized individuals to enter and exit your site.

1) Turnstiles like those found in the patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal.

When you want to keep the wrong people out and allow the right people in, a turnstile is the best solution. Highly customizable with a wide range of options and available lanes, a turnstile should be a part of your security infrastructure where foot traffic will be present.

2) Vehicle Barrier Gates

Vehicle barrier gates like turnstiles work as deterrents for intruders in vehicles but allow easy access for deliveries and shipments to enter your jobsite. The patented Vehicle Access Control (VAC) Portal is the perfect solution for incorporating vehicle barrier arms/gates into your perimeter security plan. 

3) Access Control Technology

Access control technology in the form of hardware and software are the perfect add-on to any perimeter security solution. Perfect for security as well as reporting and time-keeping, some access control technologies can also work with payroll functions.

Did you know that roughly, $300 million to $1 billion in equipment is stolen from commercial and industrial construction sites every year in the United States? The cost of implementing a perimeter security solution can be dwarfed by the loss of man-hours, time, tools, and equipment on an unsecure construction project. 

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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MSSI Builds Perimeter Security for Data Centers Around the U.S.

Posted by Miles Duncil on Tue, Jun 18, 2019

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MSSI Builds Perimeter Security for Data Centers Around the U.S. 

Rooted in the very first computers of the 1940's, computers that consumed entire rooms in some cases, data centers have played an ever growing role in our lives. From the dot-com boom of the late 90's to the early 2000's and on through today, the collection, protection, and security of data have played a major role in our lives. As these data centers have grown and new data centers have been built, the security of the data centers physical locations has also grown. Global companies like Google, Facebook, and Amazon are in the process of building data centers around the world. It is projected that in 2019 alone more than $204 billion will be spent each year on IT in the U.S. while $3.79 trillion will be spent worldwide. 

This growth and development of greenfield projects require sufficient perimeter security, and that is where Modular Security Systems Inc. and the patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal come into play. Utilizing the turn-key portability of the patented MAC Portal with full height, high security turnstiles and access control technology pre-installed, customers involved in the construction of these data centers have been able to secure their projects and protect their sites.  

Built from steel, ISO shipping containers with corner casting and forklift pockets, the MAC Portal is the only patented portable turnstiles and access control solution in the US, Canada, and the E.U.  Our patented MAC Portals save construction projects like data centers significant amounts of time and money. Because our perimeter security solutions are fully engineered, designed, and manufactured off-site, they can be custom designed to meet our customers site specific needs with little to no work needed onsite. 

Once construction is complete, our patented MAC portals can be easily relocated to another location or used as permanent security solutions for the completed data centers. As the collection of data for cloud based storage companies continues to grow, the need for data centers will inevitably grow as well. In turn so will the need for security on these projects. 

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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Is Security on Your Construction Site a Concern?

Posted by Miles Duncil on Tue, May 7, 2019

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Is Security on Your Construction Site a Concern? 

Perimeter security on construction sites is an important factor when it comes to completing projects on time and under budget. In order to be proactive and reduce theft or vandalism on jobsites, many commercial and industrial contractors look to invest in developing a jobsite security plan long before construction starts. As part of the initial planning phase of the project, budgets are often created to include perimeter security as a line item. Major contractors in the know realize that the amount of money and work it takes to implement a security plan may be minuscule compared to the losses that can result from the theft of construction equipment.

Contractors with years of experience take into account the specific security risks associated with their projects and the importance for perimeter security. Recognizing that potential problems of theft or vandalism exist on all construction sites, security-minded contractors can implement measures to reduce the risk of being targeted for construction site vandalism and theft.

Implementing a plan that includes portable perimeter security solutions like fences, lighting, and secure entry/exit points with access control technology like the patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal and Vehicle Access Control (VAC) Portal have proven to save time and money on construction sites all around the world.

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

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Turnstiles & CIP Compliance with MSSI and Force5 Inc.

Posted by Miles Duncil on Wed, Apr 10, 2019

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Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) recently partnered with Force5 Inc. to provide the perfect solution for Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) compliance to one of their customers in the power generation industry. The patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal integrated with Force5 Gatekeeper technology combines the physical perimeter security of portable turnstiles with the minute-by-minute reporting of an automated alerting platform for reducing risk, avoiding potential violations, and cultivating an atmosphere of compliance with a wide range of rules and regulations. 

MSSI has installed hundreds of portable perimeter security solutions for customers on construction sites around the world. Utilizing turnstiles, vehicle barrier gates, and a kaleidoscope of access control technologies based on our customers site-specific security needs. Whether a customer needs an access control technology for payroll, time-keeping, mustering reports, or any other perimeter security concern, MSSI has the connections with access control technology providers to meet your security needs. 

Patented MAC Portals are delivered turnkey, so onsite installation in your perimeter security setting can be completed quickly. The portable perimeter security solutions we deliver can easily be offloaded, hooked to power, and integrated into an existing access control infrastructure within a short amount of time.  

For more information on Force5 and CIP Compliance CLICK HERE

For more information on perimeter security and how Modular Security Systems Inc. can help you secure your site, CONTACT US HERE or call 740.532.7822.  

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The Top 10 for Construction Site Perimeter Security

Posted by Miles Duncil on Thu, Mar 21, 2019

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The Top 10 for Construction Site Perimeter Security

When it comes to protecting the perimeter of your construction site, your construction equipment, and workers while on the job, it’s important to make site security a priority. While every jobsite and construction project is unique with its own set of risks, there are some basic security practices you can implement to help prevent major crime, losses, and keep your project on time and under budget.

This week at the Turnstile Blog we'd like to offer the Top 10 for construction site perimeter security:

1) Plan, create, and implement a well written security plan for the project.

2) Fence in the perimeter.

3) Provide parking outside the perimeter for workers.

4) Create an entry/egress location for workers/authorized individuals.

5) Create an access point for vehicles/deliveries onto the site.

6) Provide limited access to the site at all times, preferably with lockable turnstiles.

7) Utilize an access control technology for security purposes.

8) Make sure your site is well lit 24/7.

9) Consider CCTV on the project and around the perimeter. 

10) Stick to the plan.

By sticking to these Top 10 construction site perimeter security recommendations you can be assured that your project will be protected and the project can be completed on time and under budget. 

Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) has installed a wide range of portable perimeter security solutions for customers on construction sites around the world. Utilizing access control technologies, turnstiles, vehicle barrier gates, and climate-controlled guard offices like the patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal and Vehicle Access Control (VAC) Portal, we have helped our customers secure their jobsites.

Our in-house team of security specialists can work with you to design the perfect turn-key solution for your site-specific needs. 

For more information on perimeter security and how Modular Security Systems Inc. can help you secure your site, CONTACT US HERE or call 740.532.7822.

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Recycling, Re-Using, and ReInventing the Box for Perimeter Security

Posted by Miles Duncil on Thu, Feb 28, 2019

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Modular Security Systems, Inc. (MSSI) is doing its part to promote green construction through the re-use and recycling of shipping containers for the construction of portable perimeter security solutions. After completing their first trip into the U.S. filled with goods from around the world, these containers are emptied and stored in stockpiles around the U.S. The growing U.S. trade deficit brings roughly 7 million shipping containers in to the U.S. every year while only about 2.5 million are shipped back out.

MSSI takes full advantage of the abundance of these one-trip containers by converting them into the patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal, Vehicle Access Control (VAC) Portals and our custom guard booths/guard offices.

Our patented MAC portal is a portable perimeter security solution used to control employee access to secure work sites, as well as data collection for payroll and time and attendance purposes. These recycled shipping containers combined with our turnstile/access control integration are equipped with full-height turnstiles and a sophisticated access control system that will allow only authorized individuals to enter your work site.

The MAC Portals, like all of our perimeter security solutions, can be outfitted with simple proximity card readers or biometric devices such as fingerprint readers, hand geometry readers, or iris scanners. The units are customized to meet the level of security that you deem necessary for your specific site. 

The recycled shipping containers combined with turnstiles and access control technology have proven to be more durable and stronger than other materials that are typically used in conventional stick-built construction.

For more information on perimeter security, access control options, and how Modular Security Systems Inc. can help you secure your site, CONTACT US HERE or call 740.532.7822.

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MSSI: Access Control Turnstiles and the Key to Perimeter Security

Posted by Miles Duncil on Wed, Dec 5, 2018

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MSSI: Access Control Turnstiles and the Key to Perimeter Security

There are a number of different ways and solutions to controlling access to your construction sites. Regardless of whether you have an industrial or a commercial construction site, you can enforce access control through the use of security personnel or with a physical device like a fence and a turnstile with access control technology. Fences act as a physical barrier, whereas the turnstile with access control is there to allow authorized individuals onto the site while preventing unauthorized individuals from entering at the same time. While physical access control can be achieved by having a guard physically onsite at all times, the turnstile with access control can provide almost the same level of security without having to provide space for a guard to perform their duties. 

When it comes to physical security and access control it's all about who, where, and when an individual is authorized to be. An access control system with turnstiles determines who is allowed to enter or exit, where they are allowed to exit or enter, and when they are allowed to enter or exit. For the most part a turnstile with access control technology acts as a locked door that only allows entry to those with a key to said door. 

The key to a perimeter security solution that works best for you and your particular situation depends on you and your jobsite’s specifics. Our staff at Modular Security Systems Inc. has the expertise you need to discuss and work through your particular jobsite’s security requirements, and we encourage you to contact us to further discuss your concerns. 

For more information on perimeter security and how Modular Security Systems Inc. can help you secure your site, CONTACT US HERE or call 740.532.7822.

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MSSI: Top 5 Tips for Securing the Perimeter of Your Construction Site

Posted by Miles Duncil on Tue, Oct 23, 2018

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MSSI: Top 5 Tips for Securing the Perimeter of Your Construction Site

Modular Security Systems Incorporated (MSSI) is leading the way to more secure industrial and commercial construction sites around the world, one turnstile and one vehicle access control gate at a time.  Our products are patented in the U.S., Canada, and the E.U. and can be delivered turn-key and ready to implement in your perimeter security plan.

Here are the top 5 tips to securing your construction site and how Modular Security Systems Inc. can help:

1) Access control - An access control system or technology that is integrated into the perimeter of your construction site not only prevents risks of theft and vandalism, but it also helps you keep track of employees’ time and attendance for payroll and time-keeping purposes. 

2) Turnstiles – Full-height, high-security turnstiles can act as a visual and physical deterrent for unauthorized individuals and help keep them from entering the perimeter of your construction site. The sight of turnstiles alone makes onlookers aware that without the proper credentials they will not be able to enter your site, while turnstiles allow authorized workers, vendors, and management to easily gain access. 

3) Fencing - Much like the turnstile, a well-protected site often incorporates fencing that prevents unwanted individuals from entering your site and establishes a secure perimeter.

4) CCTV - CCTV helps protect your perimeter, cut costs, and provide the evidence you need in the event of a perimeter breach, theft, and/or vandalism. Many businesses today incorporate a CCTV system. CCTV systems are recognized on residential, commercial, and industrial construction job sites as superbly useful in perimeter security.

5) Climate Controlled Guard Offices - Having a climate-controlled guard office for security staff to take post gives your site an added level of security and safety. In the event of an "out of the ordinary" security occurrence having a live person on guard and a place for them to do their work is often unmatched in certain circumstances. 

For more information on perimeter security and how MSSI can help you secure your site, CONTACT US HERE or call 740.532.7822.

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Patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal Spotted in Kazakhstan

Posted by Miles Duncil on Tue, May 15, 2018

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Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) has delivered hundreds of patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portals to a wide range of locations around the world. In more recent years the number of MAC Portals that are being delivered outside the U.S. has increased significantly. The combination of being awarded our patent in the European Union and our expert sales staff has led to this increase in overall sales. 

This week we'd just like to take the time to reflect on our success in supplying several portable perimeter security units to Tengizchevroil in Kazakhstan for one of the largest Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) processing plants being constructed in the world. The construction of refineries and pipelines in that country lead to the need for a significant amount of perimeter security and MSSI was there to meet the needs of its customer. 

Above is a picture of one of the patented MAC-4 units that were delivered to the site this year. In addition to this MAC Portal MSSI also delivered MAC-2 units and custom patented Vehicle Access Control (VAC) Portals to the site.

For more information on Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) and the patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal CONTACT US HERE or call us at 740.532.7822.

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