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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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Portable Guard Houses with Turnstiles and Access Control

Posted by Miles Duncil on Tue, May 21, 2019

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Portable Guard Houses with Turnstiles and Access Control

The patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal is delivered completely turn-key with steel frame construction, climate control, insulation, windows, doors, counter tops, turnstiles, and access control technology. These industrial grade, heavy duty guard houses are built to be relocated time and time again, as needed, for our construction customers move from job site to job site. The engineering and design behind our perimeter security products guarantee their structural integrity over their lifetime.

Once delivered onsite, installation of our patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portals with climate-controlled guard offices, turnstiles, and access control can be completed within minutes. Based on your site and security objectives, your patented MAC Portal can be dropped into a fence line, connected to power, and have the access control technology tied into your onsite security database or act as a stand-alone system.

The portability and ease of installation make our portable guard houses with turnstiles and access control the go-to for major industrial and commercial construction companies around the world. Specializing in the perimeter security of power plants, refineries, chemical facilities, as well as major commercial projects in places like New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Montreal, the patented MAC Portal is a world renowned security product with a wide range of applications.

Built from steel, complete with corner casting and forklift pockets, the MAC Portal is the only patented portable guard house with turnstiles and access control in the U.S., Canada, and the E.U.

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: How Much a Security Turnstile Costs and Pricing for Turnstiles.

Posted by Miles Duncil on Mon, Nov 23, 2015

 

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The first question most patented MAC Portal customers ask and want to know is: How much does a turnstile cost? Although this can be a tough question to answer, we here at Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) will try to point out some basic pricing ground rules.

The purchase of a security turnstile is a lot like purchasing a home or a major appliance. With a wide range of options available, turnstile pricing can vary. Just as with the purchase of a home, amenities such as location, square footage, and additional luxuries can quickly drive up the price. Taking into consideration that the average home in the United States sells for $188,000 and knowing that this average is merely a median with homes priced both well below and well above that price, the same can be said for turnstiles. So why do so many people choose to get so many different types of homes – and  turnstiles? The quick answer is because not all people want and need the same functionality out of their homes – or turnstiles. Most people know the importance of getting what they want the first time to avoid buyer’s remorse down the road. Because most Americans spend the majority of their lives in their homes, they want to make sure their home will provide them with convenience, condition, and the durability to last a lifetime. These same aspects apply to the purchase of a turnstile or turnstiles for a major industrial or commercial construction company. Knowing that they are going to have to use their turnstiles daily for the security of their locations, as well as knowing that choosing the right turnstile with the right options the first time around is of the utmost importance to ensure maximum usefulness with minimum maintenance, most turnstile purchasers opt to get the turnstile that will work the best and last for years. 

Now that you can see the importance of finding the right turnstile with the right options, let’s take a look at some of the custom options that can come with purchasing a turnstile and turnstiles:

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Aesthetics

Full-Height

Waist-High

Single

Tandem

Turnstile Color

Galvanized

Stainless

Access Control Functionality

Biometric Readers

RFID

IRIS Scanning

Security Functionality

With a Guard Office

Without a Guard Office

Bi-Directional

Speed-Control

Indicator Lighting

There are a wide range of feasible options available when it comes to purchasing a turnstile and these options can cause the price of a turnstile to go up or down. As a realtor weighs a home buyer’s options while quoting prices on the purchase of a home, when we give a quote to our customers we look thoroughly at each option to provide the right benefits of our turnstile products to each individual customer.  With each quote, we discuss with the purchaser their needs and identify their individual requirements to achieve overall security success on their projects.

When a request for quote is made by our customers we take into consideration all of their security and access control needs. When a request for quote is made as to how much a patented MAC Portal or turnstile costs, the extent of options is always a key factor. What we mean by this is that as a company, we have a wide range of options to offer and unlike many security companies, we will do as much or as little as our customers need us to do in order to meet their needs. Our ability to work with customers leads to less stress and more savings for our security-minded customers. We offer numerous packages to assure that our customers get the security solutions they need. Some of these packages and corresponding prices range from and include:

1. The total package: This package includes the complete off-site engineering, designing, manufacturing, and delivery of a Patented MAC Portal with turnstile lanes ranging from 1-10 in a single patented MAC Portal, access control of our customer’s choosing pre-installed in the unit, climate-controlled guard offices (if needed) and delivery to our customer’s location. This option provides the best in ease of use and installation for our customers. With the delivery of one of these completed units, all that needs to be done once a unit arrives on-site is for the unit to be put in a fence line, connected to power, and its' ready to be used for controlling access to the site. Minimum work needed on-site! This package may cost anywhere from $6,000-$10,000 per turnstile lane* depending on access control options.

2. The Patented MAC Portal minus Access Control Technology: This package includes the engineering, designing, manufacturing, and delivery of a Patented MAC Portal without the access control technology pre-installed. We essentially send you a MAC Portal with the turnstile lanes and guard office (if needed) to your site where you or a security contractor will install the access control technology of your choosing. This package may cost anywhere from $4,000-$6,000 per turnstile lane* depending on turnstile and access control technology "tie-in" capabilities.

As you can see, the price ranges for turnstiles and turnstile lanes ranges quite a bit based on individual project needs. When purchasing a turnstile and a portable perimeter security solution like the Patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal we ask that you consider all options thoroughly before making a decision to purchase. 

Modular Security Systems Inc. is an Ohio-based intellectual properties holding company with expertise in designing and manufacturing unique perimeter security 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.

*Turnstile lane prices are rough estimates and do not include housing the unit in a Patented MAC Portal with or without a guard office. For a firm quote on the Patented MAC Portal with your custom access control and guard office needs taken into consideration, please CONTACT US HERE or call us at 740.532.7822.

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MSSI: Wide Range of Turnstile Options in Patented MAC Portals

Posted by Miles Duncil on Fri, Feb 20, 2015

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Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) uses a wide range of full height and half height or waste high turnstiles in the Patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal. Working with turnstile manufacturers including Boon Edam, Alvarado, and Controlled Access Turnstiles MSSI has been driven by customers needs and built Patented MAC Portals to suit their specifications. MSSI has built nearly a thousand Patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portals using full height, high security turnstiles and access control technology since its' inception in 2005. Over the past nine years we have built MAC Portals using waist high turnstiles, single turnstiles, and tandem turnstiles.

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Working with turnstile manufacturers and access control companies MSSI and the MAC Portal have been able to secure both industrial and commercial construction projects all around the world. The products offered by MSSI are Turn-Key, portable, durable, and can be fitted with any access control technology your site requires. Standard MAC Portal rentals from MSSI come with one, two, four, and six turnstile lanes depending on our customers on site needs. With a design that reduces payroll costs through the elimination of theft of time, buddy punching, and "ghost employees" the Patented MAC Portal can save your project significant amounts of time and money.

 MAC Portal, Turnstile, Turnstiles, turnstiles in a guard house, turnstiles in a guard office, Modular Security Systems Inc, access control turnstiles, turnstiles and access controlThe custom-built portable perimeter security solutions from MSSI include full height, high security turnstiles, access control technology, and climate controlled guard offices for industrial and commercial construction as well as military installations. MSSI offers a built-to-suit business model that caters to customers site specific security needs. With custom options that include exterior facades, insulation and climate control packages, ballistic packages, and customizable floor plans MSSI is sure to have the security solution you need to maintain access control to your site.

With high quality portable perimeter security solutions that utilize the expertise and toughness of full height and waist high turnstiles MSSI is committed to providing only the best security solutions for our customers. At Modular Security Systems Inc. we aim to improve and enhance customer satisfaction through effectively creating portable perimeter security solutions that can be custom engineered and designed to meet their site specific needs.

Find more information on the MAC online at www.securedbymac.com or CONTACT US HERE or call us at 740.532.7822.

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MSSI: Tandem Turnstiles in Patented MAC Portals

Posted by Miles Duncil on Fri, Jun 1, 2012

MAC Portal, MSSI, Turnstiles, Turnstiles in a container, turnstiles and guard houseModular Security Systems Inc. turns ISO shipping containers and turnstiles into Patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portals for perimeter security minded customers all around the world. MSSI has used turnstiles from a wide range of turnstile manufacturers from Alvarado to Boon Edam, and Controlled Access to name a few. In the process of building customer specified MAC Portals MSSI has used half-height turnstiles, single full height turnstiles, tandem turnstiles, and even turnstiles with metal detection for some nuclear facilities in the United States. This week MSSI will be delivering two MAC-8 (MAC Portal with eight turnstile lanes) units that utilize four sets of tandem turnstiles and an optional floor plan. The guard office in the MAC-8 (pictured above) has been moved to the end of the container as opposed to being located in the center of the unit. 

   
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By using full height tandem turnstiles additional space in this MAC Portal was freed up to be used as the guard office. This unit will be hooked to power and integrated with access control technology once it arrives on site. For more information MSSI, the Patented MAC Portal, our Turnstile Manufacturing Partners and other Custom Options for your MAC Portal feel free to Contact MSSI, call toll free at 888-388-7768 and check back as our Turnstile Blog is regularly updated.

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MSSI: Manufactures Custom MAC-6 with Six Full Height Turnstiles

Posted by Miles Duncil on Thu, Feb 23, 2012

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MSSI just recently completed construction on this new custom Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal with six full height, high security turnstiles and access control technology. Unlike most MAC-6 units built in the past this custom MAC Portal has it's guard office located on the end of the unit as opposed to the middle. Typically MAC Portals with six turnstiles are built using 6 single, full height turnstiles, where as this new model was built using 3 sets of tandem (two turnstiles built into one unit) turnstiles. Tandem turnstiles have previously been used in other MAC Portals because of the space saved using a tandem as opposed to two single turnstiles.  By using these tandem turnstiles additional space was available to increase the size of the guard office in this new MAC Portal.   

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The guard office in this unit like all MAC models is fully insulated and climate controlled. This particular unit however, offers personell in the office a nearly 360 degree view of their surroundings. This Custom MAC Portal also has proxemity card readers installed on each turnstile lane so that workers will be able to easily swipe their card, get clocked in/out for work, and be granted access or egress from the secure site. 

To learn more about Modular Security Systems Inc and the Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal and our Custom Options contact us or check back as our blog is regularly updated. 

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MSSI: Provide MAC Portal with Turnstiles at JFK Airport Project

Posted by Miles Duncil on Thu, Dec 8, 2011


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Modular Security Systems Inc. has reported here in our Turnstile Blog on a number of major construction sites where the patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal has been put in use. The portability, functionality, and ruggedness of MAC Portals make them the perfect solution for access control, time-keeping, and perimeter security at a large number of projects around the U.S. This week we are proud to display some images of this MAC-4 (MAC Portal with 4 full height turnstiles) that is located in the fence line of a major project at the JFK Airport in New York City, New York.

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When AECOM was awarded the $11 million contract at the JFK Airport to build a new terminal for Delta Airlines (Read More about the Project Here) perimeter security was one of their first concerns. Having heard about the MAC Portal from industry colleagues on other projects around the U.S. AECOM procurement staffers knew exactly who to call for a perimeter solution with full height turnstiles and access control technology. Through the use of this MAC-4 and the MAC-1 (pictured above in the background) the construction area has been secured and employees have a place to clock in and out for the day.  

For more information on Modular Security Systems Inc. and the Patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal feel free to contact us and check back for information on new projects as the Turnstile Blog is regularly updated. You can also view a Video Demonstration of the MAC Portal as well as a Company Overview Video.



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MSSI: Turnstiles in a Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal

Posted by Miles Duncil on Wed, Nov 23, 2011

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Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) has been building the Patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal for a multitude of customers around the world for nearly 8 years. In that time MSSI has established itself as the # 1 choice of security professionals when it comes to portable, perimeter security solutions built from shipping containers. This weeks edition of the Turnstile Blog takes us back to an Indiana power plant where this MAC-2 (MAC Portal with two full height, high security turnstiles) has been in operation for nearly 6 months.  

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Each day as employees enter the site they walk up to the MAC Portal, scan their access card, and pass through the turnstiles. In a matter of seconds each employee has been granted access to the site and is clocked in for the day. Given the site specific access control technology this MAC Portal is able to communicate with a separate MAC Portal on site as well as the plant security system itself. The MAC Portal can also act as a "stand alone" guard house with access control technology if required.

For more information on Modular Security Systems Inc. and the Patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal feel free to contact us and check back as Turnstile Blog is regularly updated. You can also view a Video Demonstration of the MAC Portal as well as a Company Overview Video.

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MSSI Delivers New MAC-3 with Three Turnstiles in a Guard House

Posted by Miles Duncil on Tue, Jul 26, 2011

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Just recently Modular Security Systems Inc. delivered this Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal with three turnstiles in a guard house. This unit has been put on site in Wilmington, NC as a way to maintain access control for this major construction project. Like all Patented MAC Portals this unit was built in Worthington, KY and was fully integrated with access control hardware and full height high security turnstiles before being delivered to the plant site. Upon delivery the MAC Portal was hooked to power and the access control software in the unit was tied into existing access control systems at the location. 

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Given the portability of MAC Portals this unit will, once this project is complete, be sent to another location to be used to maintain access control on a future project. The mobility of the MAC Portal and it's efficiency as a perimeter security solution that also tracks employees time for payroll make it the perfect solution for major industrial construction companies. By being able to use the unit on multiple sites this MAC Portal is sure to see a number of construction projects around the United States.

For more information on the Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal feel free to contact us and check back as our Blog is regularly updated. You can also view the MAC Portal Demonstration Video by clicking here.

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MSSI: The Benefits of Modular Guard Houses with Turnstiles

Posted by Miles Duncil on Wed, Jul 13, 2011

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Modular Security Systems Inc. has provided modular guard houses with turnstiles to customers all around the globe who see benefit in having a turnkey access control solution delivered to their site. Primarily used to control access via fencelined perimeters, our Patented MAC Portals with full-height turnstiles ensure single-user throughput and are extremely weather-resistant. With secure, simple and efficient equipment that guarantees intensive and extended operation even under severe conditions, the MAC Portal with full-height security turnstiles provides a sturdy, high security structure to guarantee single-user throughput.

Benefits of owning or renting a MAC Portal for your next major project, turnaround or outage include:

  • Portable turnkey automatic access control

  • Perfect for permanent or temporary installations

  • Reduced maintenance, tool theft, and security costs

  • Long-term investment based on exceptional durability

  • Multiple turnstile configurations of passage management adjustable to your specific requirements: free, controlled, locked

  • Compatible with all types of access control systems

The majority of customers who have found value in the Patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal come from a wide array of business segments. Previous customers include safety and security management groups in:

  • Industrial areas, logistics and major construction projects

  • Construction of Administrative buildings, schools and universities

  • Hospital Construction

  • Stadiums and sports complexes, amusements parks

  • Ports and airports

  • Military bases

For more information on Modular Security Systems Inc. and the Patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal feel free to contact us and check back as our Blog is regularly updated.

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