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Optical Turnstiles Selected For Retail Group Lobby Security

Smarter Security Systems : 25 June, 2010  (Application Story)
US retail group improves security with the use of Fastlane GlassGate 200 turnstiles with optical control and glass barriers operated by proximity readers for convenient badging in and out
Optical Turnstiles Selected For Retail Group Lobby Security
One of the top ten retailers in the United States recently installed seven lanes of Fastlane GlassGate 200 from Smarter Security Systems in its corporate headquarters on the east coast. This initial installation is part of a broader agreement with the customer to supply additional GlassGate turnstiles for lobby security efforts in other buildings throughout the country.

Working with the consulting and engineering firm, WB Engineers Consultants, the customer's initial order was for seven lanes of Fastlane GlassGate 200 with 3-foot high glass. Four lanes were deployed in the main entrance and three lanes were installed at an employee entrance in another part of the building. Both areas have at least one lane with FastScan TVS, an integrated barcode/proximity reader, flush-mounted in the pedestal ends. For enhanced security and tracking of both visitors and employees the customer elected to require all people to badge in and badge out and included FastScan TVS or proximity readers in both ends of all lanes.

"We needed to specify an extremely reliable, aesthetically pleasing, high-capacity optical turnstile that would maintain a high level of security while still promoting a welcoming environment," said Philip Lofgren, Senior Associate and Director of IT & Security Design Services for WB Engineers Consultants in Boston, MA. "We accomplished all those goals using Fastlane GlassGate 200 turnstiles, and after several months of service, our customer is quite pleased."

"Fastlane was first-to-market with a streamlined, swinging glass barrier turnstile a few years ago and GlassGate has been one of our best-selling models ever since," stated Jeff Brown, President of Smarter Security Systems. "We are excited to work with this industry leader to protect their employees, visitors, and property in multiple locations. We are planning for the next order of up to nine lanes in the next two months."

GlassGate is a family of speedgates which combine intelligent Fastlane optical technology with a large swinging glass barrier to deter and block access. In addition to GlassGate 200, which is available in 3 different glass heights up to 5 feet, GlassGate 400 offers the highest security with up to 6-foot barriers and the 250 model is an entry-level speedgate with pedestal-height glass. With throughput speeds up to 60 people-per-minute, GlassGate is ideal for high-traffic entrances and the elegance of the glass and small, sleek design of the pedestals allow it to complement the design of the finest building lobbies.

Established in 1999, WB Engineers Consultants' team of expert engineers and industry-certified professionals provides mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire alarm and fire protection engineering and technology consulting services. The firm offers: building evaluations and due diligence studies; energy analysis; central utilities design; commissioning; mission-critical facilities design; sustainable/LEED design and strategic services. WB has significant experience in the interior fit-out of various types of projects including office buildings, retail, and hospitality spaces.
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