New Access Control & Security Solutions From Panel Built!
Military & Government Access Control Points
Panel Built has long been a modular guard booth provider to bolster facilities’ physical security efforts. However, our military Access Control Points take various physical security tools and put them together to serve and protect military installations. One of the primary aspects of a military aspect control point is a guard booth or inspection booth. Not only does this building house the officers whenever there is no traffic, but the building can also actively protect the officers in case of a threat.
Panel Built Military guard booths can be engineered to meet all levels of UL 752, NIJ, and STANAG bullet resistance levels. An additional layer of ballistic-rated steel is placed between the officers and a potential threat, providing them a place to recover, counterattack from, or wait for reinforcements to arrive. In addition to ballistic-rated windows, doors, and walls, Panel Built can install gun ports into the building walls to help the officers an edge against a threat. Additionally, the guardhouses can house computers and equipment to help inspect the vehicles of suspicious items.
Forced Entry – Ballistic Rated Buildings
Forced Entry/Ballistic Rated (FE/BR) is a standardized security concept with distinct levels of Forced Entry Protection for structural systems. The US State Department initially created these Forced Entry Protection levels to create standardized protection levels provided to particular government facilities. The higher the threat of a terrorist attack, the higher the facility’s threat level, the higher level of FE/BR the buildings/building materials will need to be. Today, there are four generally accepted FE/BR levels of protection: 5-minute, 15-minute, 30-minute, and 60-minute.
However, this only covers the FE (Forced Entry) portion of an FE/BR buildings. The US DOS establishes military rifles as the required level of ballistic protection to meet their specific FE/BR definition; however, Panel Built can design the buildings to meet a wide range of ballistic rated standards ranging from 9mm handgun rounds to multiple 7.62mm rifle rounds. Additionally, shotgun rounds can be used to test out any potentially vulnerable areas like transaction windows or pass-throughs.
Panel Built now offers more security solutions between the two solutions than ever before! These products were initially designed to meet strict security needs for government and military facilities. However, Access Control Points and FE/BR Buildings are security solutions that can help protect companies and campuses of all types. One of these products’ primary purposes is to provide protection and shelter in an emergency, delaying an attacker or mob till the police or other backup can arrive. Unfortunately, there are many examples of high threat violence and terrorism targeted towards practically any venue that holds a large population. Access control points and FE/BR buildings have been a growing need in the private sector and public spaces.
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