About Smarter Security.

In a world of ever-present threats, Smarter Security provides innovative, top-of-the-line entrance control solutions to help organizations protect their people and assets.

Why We're Smarter

Since 1992, we’ve offered Fastlane turnstiles, the most elegant and intelligent optical turnstiles available. Fastlane protects over half of the Fortune 100, along with thousands of commercial and government lobbies on six continents, including many of the world’s most iconic buildings. Smarter Security is privately held and headquartered in Austin, Texas, with team members located throughout North America.

Better Technology

Our turnstiles “think” in real-time, with an infrared beam matrix and multiple microprocessors with neural network programming. The system analyzes patterns when the beams are interrupted, so it can accurately position the size, shape, and speed of individual entities. This intelligence also helps discriminate between people and objects such as suitcases, while better detecting collusion attempts.

Faster Throughput

The system can track multiple entities in the lane, so it doesn’t need to wait for one authorized user to pass through before a second authorized person can go. The result? Much faster throughput rates and reduced traffic buildup during peak periods.

Safer Operation

Our technology operates at a higher safety standard. We initiated the UL2593 standard, which is now the industry standard for turnstile electrical safety and efficiency. Fastlane’s multiple microprocessors can better analyze factors like visitor location, size, and movement patterns to decide whether the barriers should close. This minimizes the chance of barrier contact, and allows barriers to close tightly behind authorized users to block unwanted entries.

Environmental impact

Fastlane turnstiles are built with a focus on responsible manufacturing and generating the least amount of waste possible. Fastlane has an environmental management system in place, ISO 14001:2015, and aims to create low-energy-consumption units that can be efficiently recycled after the end of their long product lifecycle. As low-voltage systems, Fastlanes are chosen for many LEED certified buildings because they provide customers significant energy and cost savings over the long life of the product.


The Fastlane manufacturer Integrated Design Ltd (IDL) developed a quality management system that was first accredited to ISO 9001 over 18 years ago, and continues to be approved to each successive revision of the standard.

Currently working with ISO 9001:2008, they are aligning processes with the new release of ISO 9001:2015. The refined quality system provides the means to monitor and improve procedures; which ultimately supplies Fastlane customers with what they want, when they want it.

Executive Team

Jeff Brown

Chief Executive Officer

Jeff has led Smarter Security through its rapid growth since acquiring the company in 2002. He has propelled the company to its status as a consistent industry leader, recognized by Inc. magazine six times as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in America. Under his leadership, Smarter Security has become
widely known for marketing the industry’s best looking turnstiles and the best technology, backed by unsurpassed customer support. Jeff and his team are incredibly proud to secure many of the world’s most iconic buildings. Prior to Smarter Security, Jeff established himself as a marketing leader in consumer brands, working with companies like American Airlines, PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay, and Pillsbury, as well as in the technology sector, with MCI and IXC Communications. He earned a bachelor's degree in Finance from Kent State University, and a master's degree in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

David Dolmanet

Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer

David brings 25 years of finance, accounting, and operational experience across a broad spectrum of industries and company lifecycle stages. In his current role at Smarter Security, he provides executive leadership in areas of strategic direction, financial planning and analysis,
customer success, logistics and supply-chain management, and accounting and controls. Prior to joining Smarter Security, David was Managing Director of Financial Advisory Services at 9Gauge Partners, where he managed service delivery teams for over 80 active clients. He was also a partner at Lone Rock Technology Group, an operationally oriented private investment firm focused on the enterprise software industry. There, he held executive roles in finance and operations for multiple portfolio companies. Prior to Lone Rock, David served as CFO for Minco Technology Labs, a Hi-Rel/Milspec semiconductor manufacturer and as co-founder and VP of Finance/HR at CacheIQ, Inc., an Austin-based start-up in the Enterprise NAS performance market that was later sold to NetApp. He also spent over a decade in finance and operational roles at Motorola/Freescale Semiconductor. He holds a BBA in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin.

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Clayton Brown

Executive VP

Clayton is driving new value into the traditional access and entrance control markets with a technology framework that integrates intelligence into control systems. These efforts are helping Smarter Security guide organizations to better achieve their current security objectives, while preparing them for more advanced threats in
a low-trust future. He is a member of the SIA Government Relations committee & Data Privacy groups, and has had the opportunity to speak on multiple occasions at ISC-West, GSX and InterOp.

Bruce Kutsche

Sr. Director, Solution Sales

Bruce started his electronic security career with Sensormatic, where his interest in access control started with their pioneering and industry-leading access control platform. He has spent much of his career in integration leading national and global account teams with Tyco, ADT, Stanley, Diebold and Securitas Electronic Security. His experience with the logistics, telecommunications, entertainment, restaurant, retail and gaming industries provides a unique perspective on the challenges faced and the intelligent solutions available to conquer them. His knowledge and practical application of risk-adaptive, intelligent physical security are at the core of his role at Smarter Security. He has a Bachelor of Science from Hope College in Human Sciences.

John Cocking

Sr. Director, Entrance Control Sales

John joined Smarter Security in 2007, and has helped fuel the company’s continual growth with his sales performance and leadership. His capability with customer relations, product knowledge, and the market landscape helps Smarter Security retain the industry leadership position. Prior to joining Smarter Security, John primarily worked in Datacom and Security Distribution. As a Branch Manager, John opened and established Accu-Tech Corporation’s Houston location, and also help revitalize Rexel Datacom’s Houston operations. His career also included roles with Anixter, Krone, and Connect Air.

“From top to bottom: great people, staff, and product line. Smarter Security is my go-to when it comes to turnstiles.”