DHS Issues Alert To Law Enforcement For 9/11 Anniversary.
Fox News (9/2, Dean) reported DHS issued an alert bulletin to law enforcement agencies urging them to remain on high alert for “potential terrorist activity leading up to the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.” The alert warns that terrorists “may be inspired or directed to conduct attacks against events associated with 9/11 memorial commemorations or other mass gathering targets timed to this date.” The alert highlighted recent “unsophisticated, opportunistic attacks by lone-ISIL inspired individuals” in Nice, Orlando, and Istanbul as “a caution to U.S. law enforcement agencies to remain vigilant in the face of an ‘ongoing heightened threat environment.’”
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.
Washington, D.C. (April 5, 2012)
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate designated Isotec Security’s Automated Weapons Control Portals as a Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology (QATT). The designation award is the culmination of an 18 month vetting process by the Department of Homeland Security and its Science Directorate. The technology’s designation is retroactive to March 19, 2010 for Isotec Security systems that meet the criteria set forth by the Office of Safety Act Implementation.
In a statement released earlier, Isotec President David Barnes stated “The DHS designation is the result of Isotec’s commitment to protect the innocent the unassuming and those charged with their protection. The designation by DHS and its Science and Technology Directorate’s confirms our ability to protect the most secure facilities on the planet along with their employees and patrons.”
The Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technology (SAFETY) Act of 2002, was enacted by Congress as part of the Homeland Security Act of 2002. The SAFETY Act has had a prominent role in improving the security of the U.S. citizens and their interests.
Isotec’s Automated Weapons Control Portals have long since been the standard of choice by agencies within the Departments of Defense, Energy, Homeland Security, courthouses and financial institutions nation wide by protecting their employees, visitors and facilities. No strategic, public facility or bank has ever suffered an armed incursion or successful armed robbery with an Isotec portal in operation. Unlike bandit barriers Isotec’s automated systems are designed to prevent weapons and targeted contraband from entering any facility.
Effective April 1st Isotec will identify DHS Qualified Anti-Terrorism weapons control systems with the ATT acronym in recognition of their Anti-Terrorism Technology designation.
The SAFETY Act provides incentives for the development and deployment of effective anti-terrorism technologies through systems of risk and litigation management. The purpose of the Act is to ensure that the threat of liability does not deter potential manufacturers or sellers and users of anti-terrorism technologies from developing and commercializing technologies that could save lives. The Act creates certain liability limitations for claims arising out of, relating to, or resulting from an act of terrorism where “qualified anti-terrorism technologies” have been deployed.
For more information, please contact Isotec Security at 303.452.0022