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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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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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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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