More and more businesses are seeing the value in upgrading their building lobby security with turnstiles. A top 10 oil & gas company in the U.S. recently made such a move and looked carefully at its options before choosing Fastlane for its quality and capability advantages. The company ordered 20 lanes of Glassgate 400 to secure multiple entrances across several buildings on a campus in the southwest.
The customer selected Glassgate 400 because of the security of the 6-foot high barriers and the flexibility to have shorter barriers with the same pedestals in some less sensitive entrances – the order included lanes with 42” and 59” barriers. Though customer references told a great story of quality, this oil & gas company liked the idea of having the 3-year warranty that comes with Site Certification & Training services.
Fastlane Glassgate 300 Pushes Design Edge
Our latest turnstile, Fastlane Glassgate® 300, debuted at ASIS in September and was very well received. It is striking for its unprecedented design with heavy use of glass and a minimal frame. This open design accentuates the aesthetics of any lobby.
Glassgate 300 may look open, but it’s highly secure. Barriers come in three heights up to 5-feet tall that deter intruders and have brakes that resist and delay efforts to push through them. Fastlane optical technology accurately alarms tailgaters as close as a quarter-inch behind an authorized entrant. As with most Fastlane turnstiles, Glassgate 300 can be managed over an IP connection using Fastlane Connect™.
FastScan Cardstock Simplifies Visitor Management
Visitors are important for business but can present challenges for lobby traffic management. With Fastscan TVS, we integrate the visitor-entry process seamlessly by combining barcode and prox. readers into a single solution embedded in our Fastlane turnstiles. To simplify even further, Smarter Security also offers FastScan Cardstock for printing visitor badges.
FastScan Cardstock meets the ideal dimension and thickness specifications for optimal performance with our FastScan TVS solution and common badge printers. Fan-folded to prevent curling, badges are perforated with timing marks, and each has a slot suitable for most badge clips. For worry-free convenience, consider FastScan Cardstock. Contact your sales rep for more information.
High-Rise Reveals Fastlane is a Smart Investment
Fastlane optical turnstiles are one of the best security investments a building owner/manager or security director can make. If the alternative is an open lobby that anyone can walk into, the reduction in risk in most big cities is substantial and easily worth the expense. Many of our customers come to us to upgrade their guard-based lobby security and find that there’s a great return on investment in this scenario too.
Replacing security officers with turnstiles tightens security so thefts and vandalism are down which can lower insurance premiums and raise rents for property managers. The most tangible savings, however, are in the labor costs of guard staffing. This story of one high-rise shows the investment payback can come in less than two years and an ROI well over 200% is attainable.
Electric Co-op Grows with SmarterFence
An electric cooperative first ordered SmarterFence from us five years ago and has deployed SmarterFence at several substations and its main yard. When the opportunity to build a new substation developed recently, the customer built the cost of SmarterFence protection into the construction budget. Happy with solution after years of experience with it, the co-op didn’t want to grow without it.
SmarterFence is ideally suited for electric utilities because the fiber optic system is not affected by lightning or EMI interference. With many substations being in remote areas, it’s important to detect intrusions at the perimeter so there is time to respond. SmarterFence accurately alarms any attempt to cut, climb or lift a fence and is a cost-effective solution to prevent copper theft, vandalism, and other break-ins.