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Red Alert! Security Entrances and Emergency Egress Plans

Alarms are sounding, lights are flashing, and there is a sense of panic in the air.

In the confusion of a sudden evacuation, most people want to run and get out of the building as quickly as possible; however, doing so increases the risk of injury and other unnecessary losses. It can also hamper your ability to obtain a quick and accurate headcount to confirm everyone is out and safe.

Having an egress plan will establish a clear set of guidelines about what employees need to do and where they need to go. The clear progression of steps can calm nerves and eliminate confusion, while keeping employees focused on getting to safety.

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From the Ground Up: 5 Installation Tips for Revolving Doors

Revolving doors are an excellent solution for commercial buildings due to their appealing aesthetic appearance at the entry, in addition to their ability to minimize the influx of unconditioned outdoor air and unwanted noise and debris.

The most important decision to make is which type of revolving door you will install. The best door type and features for your application would be the subject of a different blog - here. I’ll assume you’ve made the right decision and in this blog post I’ll focus on ensuring a smooth installation.

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Security Barriers: Finding the Balance Between Throughput, Safety and Security

Turnstiles and security revolving doors are designed to work smoothly and seamlessly so that people can walk through them without ever coming into unwanted contact with the barriers. When people are well-trained, which is a necessary component of a successful implementation, security entrances are very effective at mitigating potential catastrophic loss of property, life, continuity, etc. as part of an overall physical security plan.

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Security Entrances for Indoors or Outdoors – or Both

You have a team of security guards, an ID card system in place, and a top-notch video surveillance system. Your facility is secure, right? Not so fast. While those security solutions are solid and necessary to help you to mitigate security risks, it is important to ensure that your entrances are secure, as well. After all, every door or entrance is an opportunity for someone to get in to your facility and cause harm.

Security entrances have become an essential tool to secure people, property and assets. This is true whether they are used indoors or outdoors, but not all entrances can handle both applications. Here are some types of security entrance solutions that can function indoors, outdoors – or both.

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Four Elements of Security Entrance Safety that Directly Impact Your ROI

Next up in the eighth installment of our S.T.A.R.T.S.S. blog series, we are discussing the final “S” for Safety.

This vital component of the security entrance selection process is often missing from the conversation upfront. A failure to consider the safety features of security entrances could quickly and tragically undermine the effectiveness and success of the entire project, negatively affecting your ROI.

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Maximize ROI by Including Service in Your Purchase Decision: 9 Important Questions to Ask Before You Buy

It’s the seventh installment of our S.T.A.R.T.S.S. blog series. This series was created to help you make the best decision when choosing security entrances. To see the introduction to the S.T.A.R.T.S.S. blog series, please click here.

Today we’re exploring: Service. A factor that if overlooked could result in unexpected financial consequences and long-term headache.

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