Automating entry control in building lobbies is becoming more common on the west coast and that’s where you’ll find many social media companies. One such established company that has used a barrier-free Fastlane model in a building for years recently opened a new facility and migrated to a barrier model by installing four lanes of Fastlane Glassgate 300 to secure access to the elevators.
Glassgate 300 is unique in the industry with an edge-less design that conveys a more open feel. This company chose pedestal-height barriers to be in-line with glass infill to further streamline aesthetics. Being in social media, it’s not surprising that this customer also is using Fastscan PS which allows visitors to pass through the turnstiles using QR codes emailed to their smartphones. This is high-tech security for a tech company.
IHS Reports Fastlane Tops a Fast-growing Market
IHS Technology is a leading research firm that covers the market for pedestrian entrance control and reports on it every two years. The firm issued its latest report last month, and the numbers show that in 2014 the United States was the fastest-growing country in the world for pedestrian entrance control. In the Americas, the market for speedgates (barrier turnstiles) grew over 40 percent since 2012.
This is strong industry growth and indicates more buildings are moving to strengthen lobby security. We are very happy to find that we grew faster than the industry as a whole: 2014 was a great year for Fastlane speedgates, and we retained our leadership position in the U.S. with a market share near 23%. It’s a competitive market, and we will continue to work smart and hard to earn business and please customers.
Door Detective Case Study Reveals Effect
Door Detective is a unique solution that solves the issue of tailgating and other entry control issues at access-controlled doors. We’ve aimed to help educate the market on Door Detective with videos and now we are excited to share with you a case study about an end user in the entertainment business benefiting from Door Detective securing a lobby door.
This case is unusual in that the building came to us with an aging turnstile at the door and wanted a new, cost-effective solution. Door Detective CL has solved the piggybacking problem, is much smaller and more beautiful and is securing the business from harmful intruders. Read more in the case study.
Fastlane Glassgate 300 Upgraded for High Security
Fastlane Glassgate 300 has been quickly embraced by many companies due to its unique, minimalist aesthetics. When it launched 2 years ago, the glass barriers could be as high as five feet. Since that time the world has changed a bit, and more end users are looking for optical turnstiles that offer even higher security levels.
We are happy to introduce the new Glassgate 300 which combines the original beauty with high security. The barriers now can be as high as 6 feet, and a locking brake is available to prevent the barriers from being pushed open. This is one of five Fastlane turnstiles that now have the option of locking barriers. See the new Glassgate 300 at ASIS this month.
Recognized by Inc. 5000 for Fifth Year
You may have seen the Inc. 5000 report that came out in August. Smarter Security was one of over 80 security companies on this list that recognizes the fastest-growing private companies across all industries. These companies had combined revenue of $205 billion and hired about 647,000 people in the last three years. That’s impact.
Smarter Security stands out among the Inc. 5000 as a 5-time honoree. There are not many companies that have been on this growth list 5 or more times in the 8 years it’s been published, and we are proud to be one of them. With the economy doing well these days, it’s harder to make the list, but we’re working on making it 6 years. Thanks to all our customers!