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Responding to MARS-E Security Requirements, Insurance Company Replaces Aging Optical Turnstiles in Headquarters with Fastlane Glassgate 150
Austin, Texas – November 11, 2015

Smarter Security, Inc., provider of premium, innovative entrance control and outdoor security solutions, today announced an insurance company in the southern United States recently installed Fastlane Glassgate 150 optical turnstiles to secure access to its headquarters. Already a user of a competitor’s optical-only units, the company upgraded to barrier turnstiles and switched to Fastlane in order to tighten security and avoid the risk of steep fines for lack of compliance with MARS-E regulations.

“MARS-E is a good example of where physical security and cybersecurity intersect,” said Jeff Brown, CEO of Smarter Security. “If someone can gain access to a private network by unauthorized physical intrusion into a corporate facility, critical data is suddenly at risk. We are pleased to be working with this insurance company and will work to help other such companies in the exchanges secure highly personal information.”

The insurance company in the southern United States ordered two lanes of Fastlane Glassgate 150 to secure lobby access to the elevators in its headquarters building. The company has employees present their credentials not just to enter, but also to exit the building in order to maintain strong access records and know building occupancy at any given time. Due to MARS-E, a turnstile with barriers was a requirement. A strong recommendation from a systems integrator very experienced with Fastlane and the sleek, open aesthetics of Glassgate 150 led the company to replace existing lobby turnstiles from a competitor. Minimum Acceptable Risk Standards for Exchanges (MARS-E) is a set of federal requirements for insurance companies to adequately secure the personal health, tax and identifiable information of exchange users.

Smarter Security’s Fastlane Glassgate 150 is one of many barrier turnstiles in the Fastlane line. Glassgate 150 has pedestal-height swinging glass barriers complemented by glass side panels that together create an open feel in the lobby. With advanced Fastlane technology, a tailgater as close as one-quarter inch behind an authorized worker will be alarmed, and nuisance alarms from bags and other items are virtually non-existent. Glassgate 150 is IP-enabled and with this IP connection and Fastlane’s Multi-lane Controller, a building or area population count can be tabulated for safety and smarter facility management.