Optical turnstiles from Smarter Security protect Boston office tower

Feb. 11, 2016
Company's Fastlane Glasswing solution chosen to secure building's lobby entrance

Austin, Texas – February 10, 2016 – Smarter Security, Inc., provider of premium, innovative entrance control and outdoor security solutions, today announced a new office tower in Boston recently ordered Fastlane® Glasswing optical turnstiles to secure the building lobby entrance. The owner of the building scheduled to open this year also opened a nearby building with Glasswing® in 2010. The highly positive experience over the years convinced the company to match the aesthetics across the buildings and rely on a proven solution.

“Boston is one of those high-profile cities where the threats to individuals and businesses are more extensive and come in many forms” said Jeff Brown, CEO of Smarter Security. “As a result, it has become the norm for new Class A high-rises to open with optical turnstiles in the lobby. We are thrilled to be chosen again by this building development team, and we are working to extend our New York City market dominance further east into Boston. Bringing on Stefano Wildermuth, our first New England region manager, in the last year is helping us achieve this objective.”

This customer ordered five lanes of Fastlane Glasswing from Smarter Security to secure the lobby entrance of the office tower opening in Boston later this year. A consultant specified the Glasswing turnstiles for the same customer back in 2009 due to Fastlane’s technology advantage. In both buildings, the tops of the turnstiles were customized to match the unique stone in the buildings. Smarter Security’s flexibility in handling this customization request the first time, the effectiveness of the entry control, and the reliability of the lanes over the many years since startup led to this second order. Despite the numerous turnstile brands available, the customer chose to continue buying Fastlane due to its industry-leading technology and aesthetics.

Smarter Security’s Fastlane Glasswing is a turnstile with wing-shaped, glass barriers that retract into the pedestals upon authorization. The barriers move quickly out of the path and will stay open for a series of authorized entrants. Safety beams prevent human contact by the barriers. In fact, Glasswing has more beams dedicated to safety than some competitive turnstiles have altogether. Intruders as close as ¼” inch behind authorized users will be alarmed, and anyone entering the lane without a credential or pushing aside the barriers will sound different alarms. An optional locking barrier will prevent the barriers from being opened by hand. Glasswing is UL 2593 listed to further enhance safety and streamline building inspections.