Glassgate 300 Secures Electronics Company in Canada
An electronics company with operations in the Greater Toronto Area moved to renovate its lobby to enhance aesthetics and also to increase employee accountability. The previous access-controlled lobby doors had frequent piggybackers moving through them. Both objectives were met with two lanes of Fastlane Glassgate® 300 with four-foot barriers.
The company favored Smarter Security due to a great experience with Fastlane in a west coast-USA office. Upon seeing the unique, minimal design of Glassgate 300, the choice for the glass-heavy lobby was obvious. We are pleased to be working with this customer again and to add to our installations in Canada where we are working to serve more organizations.
Fastlane Training Video to Help End Users
It seems nearly everyone knows what a turnstile is, but some have never seen optical turnstiles in a nice building. This means our turnstiles are somewhat intuitive. Since not all brands work the same and some elements are not obvious or intuitive, we’ve created a Fastlane training video designed for the employees or tenants that will be using Fastlane units on a daily basis.
Where do I present my badge? What does that alarm mean? Will this turnstile slow me down in getting to my desk? Users with various backgrounds can have many concerns or questions when using Fastlane turnstiles for the first time. We encourage corporations and high-rise buildings to use this video with workers just before or as they open the lanes for their first usage. You can access the video on YouTube or we can send it to you on a CD.
Two More Glassgate Models with Locking Brake
Last year, we introduced the locking brake option for our Glassgate 400. We’re happy to now announce that locking brakes are also available options on our Glassgate 200 and 250 turnstiles. With this option, an intruder is not just deterred and detected. He or she is now obstructed from entering the secure space.
Just as barrier models have largely replaced optical-only turnstiles and now taller barriers are becoming more commonplace, the locking barrier is a natural next step. As Fastlane regularly does, this is taking security to the next level, and we are pleased to offer it on more models.
Accessory Integration Saves Space and Cost
Some of our turnstile end users have space constraints, particularly when adding Fastlane solutions to an existing building. We have helped many customers over the years because Fastlane designs are sleek with small footprints. We now have accessory integration options that will address space issues in a more elegant manner than typical.
Glassgate 300 has a unique design where the only encased vertical piece is a post in the middle. For customers wanting a secure entry gate for large items, this post can double as one of the posts for an adjacent Intelligate. Where there’s more space in a passageway than the lanes will occupy, infill may be required. Tall infill that mimics the appearance of a barrier gate can affix to the outside of Glassgate 400 for elegant security.
Telecommunications Company Protects Roof with SmarterBeam
A telecommunications company was tired of vandals and thieves getting on the roof of a facility in California so they turned to their integrator for a solution. The systems integrator had good experience with SmarterBeam at other end users and recommended the outdoor intrusion detection system. Now six units of SmarterBeam VWA100 protect the rooftop.
SmarterBeam is a line of passive infrared motion detectors with precision engineering that reliably alarm intruders passing through the detection area while ignoring false alarms. It has tamper protection to thwart more sophisticated intruders and operates in extreme weather conditions. The VWA100 model has a 90-foot wide detection range which secures the entire roof area, not just the perimeter. We’re happy to help keep the communications going for people.