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Do the Math! Why Calculating Throughput is Essential to Entrance ROI

It’s the third installment of our S.T.A.R.T.S.S. blog series! This unique decision methodology provides a framework for selecting the best security entrance and provider. Click here to learn more by reading the S.T.A.R.T.S.S. series introduction.

Today we’re discussing: Throughput.

The C-suite approves security entrances because they are an effective way to manage risks, ensure safety and security, secure physical and data assets, and prevent liability issues. It’s up to you to make a solid decision as to the type of security entrance product to choose, install and maintain to ensure a solid ROI. But once that selection is made, you have another decision that could make or break your project: what’s the right number of entrances necessary to handle your traffic needs? And how do you calculate that?

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Security Entrance Throughput: What's in a Number?

One of the biggest mistakes security professionals can make is not installing enough entrances to accommodate the number of people moving in and out of their building. This is known in the industry as "throughput." What's the impact of a miscalculation in throughput? Highly visible and impactful pileups of people during rush periods that can trigger complaints and undermine the success of your security entrance project.

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