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New Turnstiles Accommodate Multiple Readers, and GlassWing is Available in a Compact Size
Austin, Texas – July 8, 2008

Smarter Security Systems, provider of intelligent entrance control and outdoor security solutions, today announced the launch of three all new and four improved Fastlane optical turnstiles. The changes include a complete refresh of the Fastlane Plus line of barrier turnstiles and improvements to GlassWing that make the stylish turnstile a better investment and accessible to more organizations.

The enhancements to Fastlane Plus barrier turnstiles are extensive and include: upgraded barrier arms that are nearly silent in operation and can change direction mid-cycle for faster throughput, new indicator lights to improve ease of use, and the addition of a power outage failsafe option which further enhances safety. While aesthetics are one of the key advantages of Fastlane over the competition, upgrades to the appearance make Fastlane Plus turnstiles even more elegant and include tops that run the entire length of the pedestal for a streamlined look, and a change to a horizontal grain in the stainless steel used for the entire pedestal body which reflects light better and is more attractive.

For all new or improved Fastlane turnstiles, an important change that addresses a growing need in the market is the deepening of the tray beneath the tops which allows multiple readers to be installed. Increasingly, buildings require more than just a proximity reader to handle all the traffic entering their buildings. Bar code readers are commonly used for visitors and this added space in the turnstile will easily accommodate multiple readers.

Fastlane GlassWing has been improved in many of the same ways as Fastlane Plus. Instead of arms, this turnstile has glass “wing-shaped” barriers that have been made stronger to resist breakage. Most significant, however, is the launch of a compact version that allows for a lane that is only 21.7” wide. Losing none of its aesthetic appeal or security capability, this smaller version is more affordable and fits into tighter spaces, making it a viable option for even more organizations.

“With these new products, you see improvements to the safety, user-friendliness, durability, performance, and design aesthetics,” said Jeff Brown, President of Smarter Security Systems. “We are excited about the benefits customers will experience from this innovation and are confident these new products will further accelerate the market acceptance we’ve seen for our Fastlane turnstiles.”

All Fastlane turnstiles are based on the highly intelligent Fastlane optical technology, which is more secure because it detects tailgaters ¼-inch behind authorized personnel while enabling faster throughput and increased alarm accuracy. The Fastlane Plus product line includes the 30MA, a new smaller, single-arm turnstile, the improved 300MA and 400MA, and the all-new 400AS. GlassWing and the optical-only Fastlane Compact have also been improved and the Fastlane Elliptical – a non-barrier, optical turnstile with an imposing pedestal – is all new as well. For more information on any of these products, please visit: http://www.smartersecurity.com/entry/index.html.