Smarter Security, Inc., a provider of premium, innovative entrance and access control solutions, proudly welcomes a new addition to the Sales team. Bruce Kutsche joins as the company’s Senior Director of Solution Sales. Kutsche brings valuable security experience and leadership to strategically direct Sales initiatives, delivering smarter solutions that redefine intelligent Access and Entrance Control. Complex security problems “We’re thrilled to have Bruce lead our Solution sales efforts. His deep experience solving complex security problems for large end-users will accelerate our efforts to replace the term ‘Smart Buildings’ with ‘Smarter Buildings’. To be totally blunt, you don’t have a smart building if its entry decisions have no context.” “Security is really dynamic, so your entrances need to factor critical data into permission decisions, just as networks do. Bruce is the ideal choice to help usher in this smarter future of Access Control,” said Jeff Brown, CEO of Smarter Security. Providing a unique perspective Prior to joining Smarter Security, Bruce gained valuable experience within access control and integration, managing national and global account teams with companies such as Sensormatic, Tyco, ADT, Stanley, and Securitas Electronic Security. His experience also extends into a wide variety of verticals including logistics, telecommunications, entertainment, restaurant, retail and gaming, providing a unique perspective on client challenges and the intelligent solutions available to conquer them. Bruce graduated from Hope College, earning a Bachelor of Science in Human Sciences.
Smarter Security, the intelligent entrance controls company, has announced new optical technology that reduces the risk of “sidegating” when two people attempt unauthorised side-by-side entry through a turnstile. Layered security strategy Jeff Brown, Chief Executive Officer at Smarter Security, says “Security teams must approach insider threats and collusion with a layered security strategy that starts at the front lobby. This innovative optical turnstile technology available in the Fastlane Glassgate 155 is the first of its kind to identify and alert when sidegating is occurring” Sidegating is a growing security issue as changing regulations and customer demands for increased pedestrian and wheelchair user comfort dictate the need for wider turnstiles. If a lane is wide enough to comfortably fit a wheelchair, it is also wide enough to fit two pedestrians side-by-side. Until now, turnstiles have been unable to detect this kind of behavior, which leads to increased risk for unauthorised access and security breaches. Fastlane Glassgate 155 turnstiles Intelligent infrared matrix powered by neural network algorithms senses who or what is going through Smarter Security’s Fastlane Glassgate 155 turnstiles feature new optical technology to prevent sidegating from happening. An intelligent infrared matrix powered by neural network algorithms senses who or what is going through the turnstile in real time and makes thousands of calculations per second to determine if entry should be authorised. The system can distinguish between people and objects to minimise nuisance alarms, and process unsurpassed throughputs of up to one person per second. “Security teams must approach insider threats and collusion with a layered security strategy that starts at the front lobby. This innovative optical turnstile technology available in the Fastlane Glassgate 155 is the first of its kind to identify and alert when sidegating is occurring,” said Jeff Brown, CEO of Smarter Security. “Our customers who need those wider lanes also need to have the confidence that only authorised people are coming into the building. This breakthrough reinforces how far ahead Fastlane technology is, and why it has been number one for much of the past decade.” Intelligent optical turnstiles, speed gates Smarter Security’s Fastlane brand of intelligent optical turnstiles and speed gates are favored by end users for their superior return on investment, and by architects for combining depth of functionality with extensive customisation options. The turnstiles are installed in thousands of iconic building lobbies, government buildings, corporate campuses and universities around the world.