Especially during these times when companies are cutting or freezing jobs, Automatic Systems is pleased to announce several new hires. Nate Lynn joins Automatic Systems as Regional Sales Manager for the Southeast and New England territories; Philip Venero is coming aboard as a U.S. Field Technician for the Southern and Western U.S., and Costas Konstantopoulos joins the company as a Canadian Field Technician based out of the Greater Toronto area servicing the country. With eight years of experience in the Physical Security Profession, Nate’s career spans work as a Technician Project/Program Manager, as well as serving as a Physical Security Engineer for a large tech company based in Austin, TX. He is a proud ASIS member and received his PSP in 2019. Pedestrian barrier systems Costas brings over 25 years of experience as a technician, providing maintenance, installation, repair, and certification services for companies across Canada. Philip has six years of experience as a Security Technician designing, installing, programming and commissioning access control, CCTV as well as vehicle and pedestrian barrier systems. “We are pleased to welcome Nate, Philip and Costas to the Automatic Systems team,” says David Enderle, Automatic Systems’ VP of Sales. “They each look forward to serving our customers in their territories and providing the high level of service synonymous with Automatic Systems.”
Automatic Systems, an industry renowned manufacturer of pedestrian and vehicle entrance control access systems, is pleased to bring to market its Temperature Monitoring Integrated Solutions. This new introduction comes in proactive response to the COVID-19 pandemic and offers the safeguarding capabilities that fighting the virus demand. These newly developed monitoring solutions, developed for the Automatic Systems pedestrian products, detect if an individual seeking access is wearing a face mask and also verifies their body temperature while in motion. Equipped with the COVID-19 software predisposition option, Automatic Systems’ pedestrian gates deliver an automated process to help preserve social distances and ensure that public health requirements are respected. Access is granted only to authorised people when used in conjunction with the facility’s access control system. Body temperature detection When indicated for pre-identification authorisation, however, the system can monitor for mask and body temperature detection without the need for credentials. Access will be granted if these COVID-19 requirements are met. The integrated solutions can provide a visual display of the access result as well as audible and/or visual alarms when needed. Another key benefit that is especially valuable in these COVID-19 times is the ability to people count. Another key benefit that is especially valuable in these COVID-19 times is the ability to people count This allows facility management to control the number of people who pass through during any given time period. This Software management upgrade also offers Ethernet connectivity to Automatic Systems’ SmartTouch supervision system and an optional HDMI output device to help automatically control the maximum quantity of people in a designated area. This real time information can easily be viewed and shared on dedicated screens at the entrance of the area. Access control equipment “The COVID-19 pandemic has presented the need for new and unprecedented safety measures. It is the responsibility of leading manufacturers of access control equipment such as Automatic Systems to offer fast and effective solutions to help provide maximum protection for all individuals,” says David Enderle, Automatic Systems’ VP of Sales. These integrated monitoring solutions are compatible with most of Automatic Systems’ pedestrian entrance control products and turnstiles, all of which are UL2593 certified for user safety. Compatible models include but are not limited to: TriLane TL1, SlimLane, SlimLane EP and the new SlimLite. There is also a stand-alone pedestal model to retrofit existing Automatic Systems installations. The stand-alone pedestal can also be used for RevLock and ClearLock installations.
Automatic Systems, a manufacturer of pedestrian and vehicle entrance control access systems, announces that two of its automatic gates, the BLG 76 and BLG 77, have earned ETL listing to UL 325 standards. These redesigned, full-height automatic vertical lift gates are recognised for their reliability and low cost of ownership, while providing long-term access control to a facility’s perimeter. These BLG7 gates join other Automatic Systems products that are UL or ETL certified for user safety. The ETL Certifications to UL 325 standards for these Automatic Systems gates spell good news for installing dealers and integrators who need to provide their end users with perimeter security while also complying with increasing safety regulations. The UL 325 standards seek to protect people from accidents involving automated gates. To help significantly reduce the risk of injury or death caused by automated gates, it’s important that installers and technicians adhere to the UL 325 standards on each and every gate installation. Full-height automatic gate The Automatic Systems BLG 77 gate, ETL listed to ensure user safety, is a reinforced rising fenced barrier that is the preferred alternative to a sliding gate. One of the fastest full height automatic gates on the market, it is capable of opening a passage width of 20 feet in seven seconds and is an ideal solution for high traffic applications that require strict entry control. Automatic Systems redesigned these gates to implement the entrapment protection needed for the UL 325 standard These barriers are used at sensitive sites requiring a high level of security such as ports, airports, logistics companies, and military installations. The BLG 76 rising fenced barrier, which can control a passage of up to sixteen and a half feet wide, is equipped with aluminium fencing. Its fast speed and smaller footprint also make it a solid alternative to a sliding gate. Automatic Systems redesigned these gates to implement the necessary entrapment protection needed to comply with the UL 325 standard. It requires that, after sensing an obstruction, reversing must begin within two seconds. This requirement is intended to keep a person from being entrapped in a stationary position by the gate system. Quick opening and closing speed After the first contact, the gate must reverse and travel a minimum of two inches. If a second contact is detected by a Type A device (inherent sensor), the gate must stop only and not reverse. If a second contact is detected by Type B1 or B2 device (photoelectric sensor or edge sensor), the gate must stop but may also reverse. The ETL Certified Automatic Systems gates also comply with the ASTMF2200 standard. “Automatic Systems is committed to meeting the growing industry gate safety standards required,” says David Enderle, Automatic Systems’ VP of Sales. “We proactively sought these ETL Certifications to deliver the highest level of security and safety to our installers and end users. The BLG7 gate family offers the fastest opening/closing speed with the smallest footprint in the industry. Our ETL Certifications to UL325 standards are indicative of our commitment and ongoing dedication to remaining a trusted and world-leading provider of automated secure entrance control solutions.”
Automatic Systems, a world leader in the automation of secure entrance control, introduces FirstLane, its new security turnstile offering unbeatable value for money whilst ensuring safety and quality have not been compromised. With its modern and stylish design, FirstLane is perfectly suited to any type of architecture and its range of advanced technologies satisfies every need with regard to performance. The Firstlane series comprises of two models: FirstLane 960 and FirstLane 970. Both offer the same advanced features the only difference being the size of the walkway, FirstLane 960 offers a compact footprint, while FirstLane 970, with its wider passage, is designed to meet the needs of people with reduced mobility. Uses Detection Infra Red Automatic Systems technology The new Firstlane series combines best in class detection with advanced safety features. FirstLane uses the exclusive DIRAS® (Detection Infra Red Automatic Systems) technology, the best electronic detection system available on the market. It follows the users’ progression through the gate as well as ensuring their safety during opening and closing of the obstacles. With its multi-directional infrared beam matrix and its predictive algorithms, FirstLane’s detection system analyses and anticipates the size, position, speed and direction of the user in the lane, being able to differentiate between fraudulent use and irregular passage. Automatic Systems designed this new series to meet the needs of its clients who are always looking for a high-performance and reliable product to secure the entrances of their buildings. With the high opening and closing speed of its obstacles (0.7 sec.), the FirstLane can accommodate traffic of up 60 users per minute and offer a high bi-directional flow allowing the entry and exit of two people at the same time so long as the users have badged. Automatic Systems can boast that FirstLane’s total cost of ownership is one of the lowest price quality in the industry! User-friendly function pictograms FirstLane is easy to operate due to the user-friendly function pictograms, which help users interact intuitively with the equipment. With a focus on user safety, Firstlane is designed to prevent finger entrapment and other impacts and offers electronic user protection. FirstLane’s low energy consumption and carbon footprint benefit both the running cost along with the environment. All of this is available in a product that is designed and manufactured to European standards of quality and reliability. “Our ambition was to offer customers the best choice without sacrificing quality and security, attributes which have always been the hallmark of Automatic Systems.” says Eric Van Grimbergen, VP Pedestrian Division at Automatic Systems, “with FirstLane series we have succeeded in our objective and we hope our clients will appreciate our efforts and will take advantage of this new opportunity”. David Enderle, VP Global Sales goes onto say “today's announcement enhances our product offering specifically addressing the growing market segment where a basic out of the box product is the perfect solution to secure a client entrance. It is part of our long-term commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction. We look forward to continuing our growth in the entrance control/turnstile market through industry leadership and innovations in 2016 and beyond''.