Anti-Tailgating Solution from Smarter Security Systems Secures University Research Facility

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Large University in the Southeast Enhances Access Control to Secure Areas with Fastlane® Door Detective™

Smarter Security Systems, provider of intelligent entrance control and outdoor security solutions, today announced that a large university in the southeastern United States recently deployed more than fifteen Fastlane Door Detectives to create highly secure areas within a new research facility. The hazardous nature of the materials on site required a higher level of security than available with standard access control.

The university’s newly constructed research facility is a multi-story building that has some high-traffic elements, such as classrooms and an auditorium, but also has restricted areas housing sensitive and hazardous materials that require careful access control. Door Detectives are used to help control access to certain floors from the elevator bays and other units are installed as further layers of protection on doorways to more highly restricted areas making up part of the research programs. By ensuring that each person accessing the floor or passing through a secure doorway is forced to authorize, Door Detective enhances the access control and keeps the students and public in part of the building from wandering into areas they don’t belong.

“Access control systems and readers do a nice job of authenticating people and keeping doors locked but the risk of the open door is not normally addressed,” said Jeff Brown, President of Smarter Security Systems. “As this customer attests with its actions, this risk is sometimes too great and it can be mitigated in a cost-effective manner. Research facilities are key areas to protect and we are proud to be part of the security solution for this university.”

Door Detective is a tailgate detection and direction control system which uses Fastlane optical technology to detect tailgaters with a high degree of alarm accuracy. Infrared beams from enclosures mounted on each side of the doorway or hall monitor how many people move through an access-controlled portal and in which direction. Door Detective alarms anyone passing through without authorization and can lock adjacent doors to deny further access or integrate with CCTV systems to help assess threats.

About Smarter Security Systems, Ltd.
Smarter Security Systems provides extremely intelligent entrance control and outdoor security products to help organizations protect their people and assets in a world of increasing threats. Since 1992, Smarter Security has offered Fastlane turnstiles, the most elegant and intelligent optical turnstiles available, which protect thousands of commercial and governmental lobbies on 6 continents. Smarter Security’s comprehensive line of outdoor security products consists of remote surveillance and perimeter protection solutions, including SmarterSentry™, a complete mobile surveillance unit. For more information, please visit

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