Smart Doors

Smart Doors

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Do you consider doors that do what you want, when you want, to be smart? How about a door system that reacts before you do? Imagine doors that are disciplined enough to protect you from harm or respond to your request in an emergency. How does this magic happen?

Smart doors are the result of aligning a series of arrayed sensors and components in constant communication with a computer know as a Programmable Logic Controller or PLC. PLCs play significant roles in our daily lives. They control stop lights, air conditioning (AKA HVAC), nuclear reactors, complex automated factories, and yes, for decades, our interlocking door systems.

PLCs don’t give operating instructions randomly. They are hard wired and pre-programmed with your operating instructions. They’ll transmit your instructions when you want and where, 24/7, every day. BTW, though done serially all this happens in the bat of an eye. We call this the “scenario of operation”.

A simple scenario of operation is “lock door A if door B is unlocked and remains unlocked”. That is a simple but fundamental act for an interlocking door system. Without that logic programmed in, both doors would be open and effectually lose “interlock’ functionality.

Doors can be programmed to work differently based on a multitude of requirements to accommodate a client’s need, and local codes. With the appropriate technologies in place, any operational requirement imaginable can be programmed into a PLC that will make the doors do what you want they and when.

Smart doors can now be controlled. Smart doors can be controlled and monitored from pretty much anywhere via web or cellular connectivity with smart phones, tablets, or dedicated wireless remotes.

Doors exist for a reason, what are yours? Do you need to protect or secure your facility, courthouse, airport, or hospital, but unsure how best to instruct and control your doors? Give us a call or send us a message. We can help.

Call us today at 303.800.3344.

 

The “New Normal” Security Standards

The “New Normal” Security Standards

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Terrorist and criminals have escalated their levels of violence throughout the world. They deem no act too severe, or target too soft to achieve their objectives. Therefore, safety and security countermeasures need to operate with zero risk tolerances to deny terrorists and criminals the ability to project their “new normal”.

Here are some requirements to protect against the “new normal” paradigm.

Must Work 24/7 – 365 Days a Year Safety & security countermeasures must operative and be effective nonstop. Terrorist and criminals are ambush attackers and seek the most vulnerable opportunities. They plan in advance and await their opportunity.

Operate on a “Pass/Fail” Basis with 100% ObjectivityTerrorist and criminals try to “blend in” to avoid detection, until they begin their attack. They will avoid human eye detection and reaction until they decide to act, leaving security personnel a step behind. Their best ability to blend in will be negated by countermeasures operating objectively.

Zero Limit Reaction Time to Contain Threats – It takes the average person .75 seconds to react to a threat, and even longer if they’re tired or distracted. Today’s effective security countermeasures require zero reaction time to contain a threat from projecting control or lethality.

100% Performance Standards Tested & Guaranteed – Performance standards need to be designed and tested so to operate as required, taking into account hundreds of pre-determined scenarios. Performance standards also must be upgradable to counter ever evolving “new normal” threats.

Detect Hidden Weapons – Even to the trained eye it’s easy to conceal a weapon. Automated weapons detection technologies isolate and deny criminals and terrorists the element of surprise, against their intended targets.

Take a Bullet Without FlinchingBallistic rated countermeasures must continue to perform and protect personnel. Properly designed ballistic rated systems will thwart the average threat while keeping safe patrons and bystanders.