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Security Entrances for Indoors or Outdoors – or Both

May 3, 2019

Security Entrances for Indoors or Outdoors – or Both

You have a team of security guards, an ID card system in place, and a top-notch video surveillance system. Your facility is secure, right? Not so fast. While those security solutions are solid and necessary to help you to mitigate security risks, it is important to ensure that your entrances are secure, as well. After all, every door or entrance is an opportunity for someone to get in to your facility and cause harm.

Security entrances have become an essential tool to secure people, property and assets. This is true whether they are used indoors or outdoors, but not all entrances can handle both applications. Here are some types of security entrance solutions that can function indoors, outdoors – or both.

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When it came to choosing entrances for the Dubai Frame in UAE, designers selected revolving doors for security, safety and accessibility

April 10, 2019

When it came to choosing entrances for the Dubai Frame in UAE, designers selected revolving doors for security, safety and accessibility

Nearly 1000 teams of architects from around the world competed to design an important new building – a “Tall Emblem Structure” that would promote “the new face of Dubai”. The selected winner was the iconic Dubai Frame, and when its doors opened to the public in January 2018, those doors were automatic revolving doors from Boon Edam.

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Featured project: Bronx Community College

February 22, 2019

Featured project: Bronx Community College

After more than 50 years in operation Bronx Community College was in need of modernization. Learn about how #AMBICO provided Recessed Panel Doors to return this historically significant site to its former glory.

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Pocket Doors: Perfect Solutions for Clean & Concealed Storage Design

February 7, 2019

Pocket Doors: Perfect Solutions for Clean & Concealed Storage Design

Pocket and flipper doors are a great solution to saving space while maintaining clean esthetics. These innovative openings have pull-out doors that fold into the cabinet structure. This feature keeps open cabinet doors concealed and safely out of the way.

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3 Reasons Mantrap Portals Provide the Highest Level of Security Compliance for an Entry

January 14, 2019

3 Reasons Mantrap Portals Provide the Highest Level of Security Compliance for an Entry

Your physical security system must comply with regulations specific to your industry. A regulation that is of major concern to security managers is the requirement to restrict physical access to a building. A failure to comply with this regulation could result in a number of associated liabilities, ranging from physical harm to an employee or guest, to hefty fines and bad press. Managing the entry to the best of your ability is key to compliance regulations.

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Four Elements of Security Entrance Safety that Directly Impact Your ROI

November 7, 2018

Four Elements of Security Entrance Safety that Directly Impact Your ROI

Safety. This vital component of the security entrance selection process is often missing from the conversation upfront. A failure to consider the safety features of security entrances could quickly and tragically undermine the effectiveness and success of the entire project, negatively affecting your ROI.

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Wood door solutions for high-risk areas

August 24, 2018

Wood door solutions for high-risk areas

Balancing the need for strength and security along with patient comfort is an important goal of behavioral health facility managers and their building design teams. The desire to develop a wood door robust enough to satisfy the physical abuse requirements of behavioral health patients has been an exhausting challenge to concerning architects. At the architect’s request, AMBICO has stepped forward with our latest product to satisfy this demand.

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2018 Trend: Custom Corporate Security Systems

August 20, 2018

2018 Trend: Custom Corporate Security Systems

“Since the start of the year, we’re finding that physical security for C-level executives is more of a focus,” notes Total Security Solutions CEO Jim Richards. “That’s nothing really new. The guy in the corner office has always had a little more to worry about when it comes to security. But at one time, corporate security like this was only top-of-mind for companies that were dealing with things that they knew people aren’t happy with. There was bad press, or actual threats. Now, we find that these customers are rarely responding to a specific threat. This is about staying ahead of the game.”

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Aesthetics: When Looks and Beauty Matter for Security Entrances

August 15, 2018

Aesthetics: When Looks and Beauty Matter for Security Entrances

Google the term “best looking offices” and you’ll find no shortage of results, with photos of interiors featuring beautiful design, materials, light and color. But do office space aesthetics actually have an effect on companies and their people? And how do aesthetics fit into the equation when it comes to how secure an office space is?

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How the 116RC is changing hospital sliding solutions

June 26, 2018

How the 116RC is changing hospital sliding solutions

Staying true to the tagline of Always Moving Forward, we’ve released an innovative product that exemplifies the strength and reliability Accuride has produced for over 50 years: The 116RC, a heavy-duty linear track system.

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Art in Motion by Ethereal Light Installation Artist Spencer Finch

June 9, 2018

Art in Motion by Ethereal Light Installation Artist Spencer Finch

When entering the new Segerstedthuset building at the Uppsala University in Sweden – guests, students and employees alike are cheerfully greeted by a colourful revolving door. This unique door is an art installation by renowned American artist Spencer Finch (http://www.spencerfinch.com/) and is aptly named ‘The Colour Wheel’. The artist is best known for installations that visualise his experience of the nature of light, colour, memory.

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Regulatory compliance: how a lack of clarity around the entry leads to fines

April 13, 2018

Regulatory compliance: how a lack of clarity around the entry leads to fines

Many organizations spend a great deal of time and financial resources in making the entrances to their buildings artistic and beautiful, with designs and materials that inspire awe. They may work with an architect, engineer, or building contractor and ensure compliance to NFPA safety and fire guidelines regarding egress, along with the desire for user convenience and an overall aesthetic design. Often, they select standard swinging doors to make it more convenient for employees, visitors and vendors to enter. For security, they employ security officers to stand guard.

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Flipper & Pocket Doors: What’s the Difference?

March 29, 2018

Flipper & Pocket Doors: What’s the Difference?

Once relegated to storing console televisions and video cassettes, flipper and pocket doors have made a resurgence in space-saving designs. If you haven’t considered or may be totally unfamiliar with, these types of entries, you could be missing out. Here’s a quick overview.

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How are mantrap portals designed to mitigate physical security risk?

March 12, 2018

How are mantrap portals designed to mitigate physical security risk?

Organizations around the globe are looking for ways to reduce the risk of unauthorized entry due to tailgating and piggybacking. If not addressed appropriately, that risk can quickly turn into a liability, costing a company added time and expense, a bruised reputation and even the removal of members of the leadership team.

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A Gateway To A Translucent Space

December 15, 2017

A Gateway To A Translucent Space

The typical point of entry into an interior environment tends to be simple, boring, and often mediocre. The primary purpose is to allow access, paying no attention to any crucial design attributes Avanti Eclipse sliding glass doors are a collection of quality Sliding Glass Door Systems that provide a contemporary solution to applying design and seamless flexibility.

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Art Gallery of Ontario enjoys more space and comfort with BoonAssist TQ revolving door entrance

November 28, 2017

Art Gallery of Ontario enjoys more space and comfort with BoonAssist TQ revolving door entrance

Due to space constraints during remodeling, the Art Gallery of Ontario opted for a revolving door at the front entrance.

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Kawneer Project Profile: Heifer International World Headquarters

November 2, 2017

Kawneer Project Profile: Heifer International World Headquarters

When Heifer needed a larger HQ that remained true to the earth's resources, we helped them create one.

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Mitigating Protests, Smart Mobs and Crime with Manual Revolving Doors

September 6, 2017

Mitigating Protests, Smart Mobs and Crime with Manual Revolving Doors

It is no secret that we’re living in a time of great unrest. The news is laden with headlines publicizing 'lives matter' and 'occupy Wall Street' movements, political protests, active shooter incidents… the list goes on. As a result, businesses are seeing an urgent need to protect their customers and staff from the impacts of these disruptive, destructive, and even deadly acts.

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Security Entrances Protect Your Bottom Line and More

March 31, 2017

Security Entrances Protect Your Bottom Line and More

Executives must handle large security decisions that affect the entire organization – and these choices are rarely easy. One reason is that there are often competing goals – balancing security vs. convenience, or allocating budget to one priority area vs. another. To make it worse, these decisions – for example, on how to deal with potential security risks – can rely on data that the organization is not tracking.

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The Original Orange Elevator Smoke Curtain

March 28, 2017

The Original Orange Elevator Smoke Curtain

When it comes to elevator protectives, Smoke Guard is the “original orange smoke curtain”. With over 20 years of installed product, our transparent orange colored polyimide film is iconic. Our orange transparent fabric is unparalleled when it comes to providing the smoke protection you require with the ease of install that you have come to expect.

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