“The addition of stainless steel doors and frames to the rest of our line provides a total Steelcraft solution for our dealers and integrators by using Steelcraft products for projects that require stainless steel doors and frames in addition to hollow metal,“ emphasizes Jeff Necastro, Product Manager for Steelcraft Doors and Frames at Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies. “Steelcraft stainless steel doors and frames also offer a striking look combined with performance that is ideal for airports, restaurants, museums and performing arts centers. LS-Series doors and FS-Series frames are also environmentally friendly since stainless steel is 100 percent recyclable.”
Steelcraft’s new line of stainless steel doors and frames are available both in a standard offering and can be customized to fit the most demanding application performance or aesthetic design requirements.
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CyberLock Case Study: Managing Access To Watersheds
The Cedar River Water System was developed by the City of Seattle in 1895. Almost 100 percent-owned by the city and under the management of Seattle Public Utilities (SPU), the watershed encompasses 90,638 acres of pristine forest land in the Cascade Mountains.
The Cedar River Watershed along with the 12,500-acre South Fork Tolt River Watershed supply drinking water to 1.4 million people in the greater Seattle area.
After 9-11, the Federal Government required SPU to undertake a utility-wide assessment to identify critical assets. The assessment revealed that the protection in place on the watershed needed some improvement.
Darian Davis, SPU Security and Watershed Protection Manager, says, “We needed to track and electronically document traffic in and out of our facilities and watershed areas.”
The drinking water supply from the Cedar River is unfiltered so the watershed is completely closed to the public. No trespass of any kind is allowed. SPU was tasked with meeting Federal Critical Infrastructure Guidelines for municipal water supplies. With over 30 gate entrances on the Cedar River alone, this presented unique challenges.
After extensive research, SPU selected CyberLock to secure all the entrances to the watershed that could not be serviced with automated gates due to no available power and communication lines. In June, 2007, they proceeded to install CyberLock electronic padlocks on these remote watershed gates, storage units, and utility sheds. Since the initial installation, SPU has expanded the CyberLock system to include the 12,500-acre Tolt River Watershed due to similar challenges. A strong reason for implementing the CyberLock system was to maintain their Limited Alternative Filtration status on the Cedar.
“CyberLock helps us comply with Department of Health regulations by maintaining a closed and secure watershed,” says Davis.
The CyberLock system allows SPU additional control over the access of contractors, employees, and researchers throughout the watershed. “Being able to program each person’s electronic key to open specific locks that allow them to do their job is a real benefit. Also, the audit trail the locks and keys provide is a good investigative tool when there is an incident on watershed property,” says Davis. He adds, “CyberLock is an important part of Seattle Public Utility’s security plan-of-action that enables our watersheds to meet Federal Guidelines for securing critical infrastructure.”
A Look Inside A Fiberglass Entry Door
A fiberglass entry door is more than just a beautiful decorative accent; it’s a hard-working part of a home’s structure. Constructed to meet durability guidelines and standards set by the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) and the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) for resistance to air leakage, water penetration and wind pressure, a residential fiberglass entry door must also pass a testing standard of 25,000 door slams before it can be certified.
Mentally peel back the layers of an energy-efficient Therma-Tru® Classic-Craft® fiberglass door and you’ll find components that combine to provide the home with protection from air and water infiltration.
Start with the core of the door. The polyurethane foam core offers up to four times the energy efficiency of a wood door and contains no CFCs. A solid hardwood square edge for strong performance that reproduces the look of a real wood door surrounds the foam core and a wood lock stile runs the entire length of the door to add structural integrity and heft.
Participating students use the aptiQmobile application on their personal iPhones to enter the building and pay for laundry using their existing credentials
Installing a multi-credential reader at every new door provides flexibility for the future, for an easy transition to NFC-enabled smartphones.