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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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Portable Turn-Key Guard Houses with Vehicle Gates

Posted by Miles Duncil on Wed, Jun 5, 2019

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Portable Turn-Key Guard Houses with Vehicle Gates

When it comes to vehicle gates and perimeter security there's no such thing as a one size fits all product. A solution that works at one location might not necessarily work at another. For that very reason, Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) has established a customer concerns-based engineering and design team. We not only develop standard products, but also custom perimeter security solutions. Keeping the customer’s concerns in mind, MSSI and our engineering and design team work directly with our customers to develop the perfect solution to meet their site-specific needs. 

In response to our customers’ vehicle control needs MSSI has developed the patented Vehicle Access Control (VAC) Portal. Our patented VAC Portals were designed with three core security features in mind: vehicle access control, turn-key installation, and portability. With the ability to be custom built with or without guard offices, the VAC Portal can be moved from one location to another as needed throughout the life of the unit. 

For a little over a decade, MSSI has built these portable turn-key guard houses with vehicle gates ranging in a number of different sizes. Customers in the past have opted for climate-controlled guard houses from 4' (width) x 6' (length) up to 8' (width) x 40' (length), or even no guard office at all. Some customers in hotter climates have even chosen to go with solar energy as their power source for their patented VAC Portal. The strength, flexibility of custom options, and ease of installation make our patented VAC Portals a vital component of your sites overall perimeter security solutions. The use of the patented VAC Portal can drastically improve on-site perimeter security capabilities.

By adding a patented VAC Portal in the roadway of a site entrance, you can rest assured that your site can be secure. For more information on Modular Security Systems Inc., our Patented Vehicle Access Control (VAC) Portal, and all of our Portable Perimeter Security Solutions CONTACT US HERE or call us at 740.532.7822.

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The Importance of Vehicle Gates in Perimeter Security for Construction Sites

Posted by Miles Duncil on Tue, Apr 23, 2019

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The Importance of Vehicle Gates in Perimeter Security for Construction Sites 


There is an ever
-growing importance for vehicle gates in perimeter security on commercial and industrial construction sites around the world. Vehicle security gates are a fundamental component of perimeter security where access to facilities needs to be restricted. The purpose of vehicle gates is to ensure that access to specified areas is limited to authorized personnel and their vehicles only. In a broad majority of applicable locations, industrial-grade vehicle gates are placed at the entrance and access is granted only to authorized individuals vehicles – such as vehicles of management, preferred vendors, and workers.

Depending on the size or range of any given secure facility, there may also be secondary vehicle security gates inside the perimeter to further restrict access to other, more secure areas. 

Vehicle gates are common at secure facilities. Security gates are used in a wide range of industries from defense contracting, military, government installations, airports, ports, and commercial facilities. On any premises where access must be regulated beyond a certain point, the presence of a vehicle gate ensures that only authorized vehicles and people are allowed inside. 

Automatic vehicle security gates are also used in certain residential settings, including the entrances of apartment complexes and private gated communities. 

The use of vehicle gates have increased over the last few decades as security-minded individuals have come to realize the importance of not only restricting foot traffic, but also restricting the traffic of individuals in vehicles. 

Modular Security Systems Inc. has worked 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.

Our patented Vehicle Access Control (VAC) Portals were designed with three major elements in mind: vehicle access control, turn-key installation, and portability. With the ability to be custom built with and without guard offices based on your site-specific needs, the VAC Portal can be moved from jobsite to jobsite as needed throughout the life of the unit. 

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

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MSSI: The Importance of Perimeter Security & Vehicle Gates

Posted by Miles Duncil on Sat, Dec 22, 2018

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MSSI: The Importance of Perimeter Security & Vehicle Gates

There is a growing importance for vehicle gates and perimeter security on commercial and industrial construction sites around the world. Every year construction projects lose millions of dollars in equipment and tools to theft and unauthorized individuals making their way onto job sites. 

Security gates have an essential role to play on both industrial and commercial construction projects. The purpose of a vehicle access control gate is to provide assurances that only authorized individuals can physically access construction sites that have countless amounts of tools and equipment readily available. In the majority of applicable construction settings, industrial quality gates can be placed at the entrance, where access is granted only to authorized vehicles.

Depending on the size of the construction site there may also be a need for additional gates and additional entrances, some that may be specific to deliveries of building materials. An example could be an entrance for authorized workers or management with vehicle access permissions and another for larger trucks, cranes, or heavy equipment. 

Due to the flexibility of design the Vehicle Access Control (VAC) Portals like those offered by MSSI can be used for both the entrance for smaller trucks as well as larger trucks and equipment. Our patented VAC Portal was designed with three major elements in mind: vehicle access control, turn-key installation, and portability to be moved from jobsite to jobsite as needed throughout the life of the unit. The turn-key aspect and portability make it the perfect solution for commercial and industrial construction projects. 

Our VAC Portals have been used at commercial construction projects, military installations, mines, power plants, and other industrial construction plants.   

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

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Turn-Key Vehicle Access Control from Modular Security Systems Inc.

Posted by Miles Duncil on Fri, Nov 9, 2018

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Turn-Key Vehicle Access Control from Modular Security Systems Inc. 

In the world of perimeter security, vehicles should be considered just as important as foot traffic when it comes to access control. With years of experience in creating perimeter security for industrial and commercial construction projects, Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) is a global leader in dedicated vehicle access control and foot traffic control. With our patented Vehicle Access Control (VAC) Portal, we make sure that unauthorized vehicles will not easily gain access to your jobsite. While individuals in vehicles without the proper identification and clearance will not be able to easily enter your site, those that do have authorization can just as easily pass through our gates. 

Many industrial and commercial construction sites suffer from lack of vehicle access control. With too much traffic in/out of their sites, already overcrowded with little free space for additional vehicle parking, there is a need to control unauthorized vehicles from entering.

Our patented Vehicle Access Control (VAC) Portal was designed with three major elements in mind: vehicle access control, turn-key installation, and portability to be moved from jobsite to jobsite as needed throughout the life of the unit. 

With the flexibility to be utilized as either a permanent or temporary solution that is built from steel and delivered turn-key to your construction site, the vehicle access control solution is portable and built to last. The VAC Portal, once hooked to power, can easily be integrated into a site’s existing access control infrastructure or be utilized as and stand-alone solution. 

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

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Make Vehicle Access Control a Part of Your Perimeter Security Plan

Posted by Miles Duncil on Fri, Oct 19, 2018

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Make Vehicle Access Control a Part of Your Perimeter Security Plan

In the world of perimeter security today, industrial and commercial construction contractors are encouraged to expand the number of reasonable measures they take to prevent theft and vandalism, thereby completing construction operations on time and under budget. A project manager who is concerned with controlling vehicle access to their construction site can basically choose between a permanent solution that may have to be removed at a later date, or a temporary installation that often doesn't meet the security standards needed to prevent intrusion and theft. But the portable Vehicle Access Control (VAC) Portal from Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) can be used either way. You can have the best of both worlds in a single solution. The patented VAC Portal from MSSI can be used both as a temporary vehicle access control point for a short period of time, but it can also be left in place as a more long-term solution. 

With the flexibility to be utilized as either a permanent or temporary solution that is built from steel and delivered turn-key to your construction site, the vehicle access control solution is portable and built to last. The VAC Portal once hooked to power can easily be integrated into a sites existing access control infrastructure or be utilized as and stand-alone solution. 

With our line of Vehicle Access Control (VAC) Portals we can provide a range of gate arms (from 1 to 4 gate arms in a single system) to meet your site-specific needs. VAC portals are available with or without a climate-controlled guard office. In addition to a variety of floor plan options, our portable VAC Portals are available with accessories such as CCTV, access control technologies, and custom climate control packages designed for any climate. 

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

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MSSI: Solar Powered Vehicle Access Control Gates

Posted by Miles Duncil on Fri, Aug 17, 2018

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MSSI: Solar Powered Vehicle Access Control Gates

Does your job site need a vehicle access control gate somewhere along the perimeter? Do you have a limited budget and little time to find the right solution for your vehicle access control security?

If the answer to these questions is yes, we have the perfect solution for you – the patented Solar Powered Vehicle Access Control (VAC) Portal from Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI). Our portable vehicle barrier gate is easily delivered on a flat bed, offloaded using a fork lift, and can be operational within minutes of being delivered to your site. Did we mention it's solar powered?  

MSSI has created a new solar powered Vehicle Access Control (VAC) Portal. Complete with two vehicle barrier arms and a solar panel designed to provide enough power to keep the gate arms working 24/7. For customers in remote locations where power hookups aren't available these patented VAC Portals can charge in the daytime, storing sufficient energy in batteries to provide power through the night. 

Prior to leaving our manufacturing facility in Worthington, Kentucky, we fully test the solar powered VAC Portal to insure that once it arrives on your site it is operational and ready for use within the shortest amount of time possible. 

MSSI has delivered these units to industrial sites, mines, the military, and more. 

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

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Patented Vehicle Access Control (VAC) Portal Solution for Perimeter Security

Posted by Miles Duncil on Thu, Jul 12, 2018

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Patented Vehicle Access Control (VAC) Portal Solution for Perimeter Security

Access control for vehicles is as old as the vehicle itself. In general, access control has been around since the early days. In the days of horse and buggy transportation access control consisted primarily of fences and rudimentary gates. Today countless access control technologies and physical security solutions have been utilized to maintain vehicle access control.

Today when a security or project manager is thinking about controlling access to their construction project, they can basically choose between a permanent or temporary installation for vehicle access control. But with the portable Vehicle Access Control (VAC) Portal you can have the best of both worlds in a single solution. 

The patented VAC Portal has the flexibility to be utilized as either a permanent or temporary solution. Built from steel and delivered turn-key to your construction site the vehicle access control solutions offered by MSSI are durable, portable, and built to last. The VAC Portal once hooked to power can easily be integrated into any existing access control technology or be utilized as and stand-alone security solution. 

Our VAC Portal can be delivered in a wide range of floor plans with optional security features. 

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

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MSSI: Perimeter Security Gates for Construction Projects

Posted by Miles Duncil on Tue, Jul 3, 2018

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MSSI: Perimeter Security Gates for Construction Projects

In terms of perimeter security, a solid perimeter fence and the access control gates you use could mean the difference between a profitable project and a delayed, over budget project. The perimeter security gate you use can make all the difference in the world, and the ability to move the gate as the project progresses can give you the flexibility to let the security of your site evolve as needed.

Simply put, a movable gate can allow entry at one location of your project, and when necessary it can then be moved to another location. Without a gate, there would be no exit or entry past the perimeter fence you've established around your construction project. 

The gate itself could come in many forms. The key requirement being that it can lock out unwanted individuals while allowing authorized individuals to easily access the construction site. Controlling foot traffic to your site is essential, but if you are planning on taking vehicles past the perimeter security, it may also be ideal to add a vehicle gate. For gates that will control access of vehicles, a movable gate may also be required on larger construction sites where heavy equipment may need to enter and exit the site. Sometimes a swinging fence will work, other times a guard and a vehicle barrier arm makes much more sense

An effective perimeter security solution means focusing on security and convenience for both your workers and the delivery of much needed tools, equipment, and building materials. However, the level of security you implement should not be sacrificed for convenience and a lackadaisical approach to controlling access to your construction project. 

If you are in need of perimeter security solutions that are easy to use for authorized individuals and impenetrable by unwanted intruders you've come to the right place, Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI).

For more information on Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) and all of our portable perimeter security solutions CONTACT US HERE or call us at 740.532.7822.

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MSSI: The Patented Vehicle Access Control (VAC) Portal is Here

Posted by Miles Duncil on Wed, May 30, 2018

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MSSI: The Patented Vehicle Access Control (VAC) Portal is Here

When you need exceptional portable perimeter security and access control for both foot traffic and vehicles there's only one company to turn to, Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) and our line of patented perimeter security products. 

Our line of Vehicle Access Control (VAC) Portals can easily be installed onto any industrial or commercial construction project that requires additional vehicle gates around the perimeter. The vehicle gates we provide come with a range of gate arms (from 1 to 4 gate arms in a single system) and can be designed to meet your site-specific needs with or without a climate-controlled guard office.

Our designing, engineering, and manufacturing capabilities ensure that we can create and deliver our vehicle gates in any size and configuration. 

Manufactured to meet the needs of a wide variety of security solutions
, our units are also turn-key, portable, and can be relocated throughout the construction process to accommodate for oversize vehicles on and off your site. 

In addition to a plethora of floor plan options, our portable VAC Portals are available with a variety of accessories including CCTV, access control technologies, and custom climate control packages designed for any climate. 

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

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