Safety & Security


Safety & Security

  • Border control officers must meet stringent requirements, such as passing regular firearms certification tests. To that end, the program of the border station includes a shooting range. Not required in every GSA border station, this is the only such facility in Maine. The walls and standard lay-in ceiling are clad in an absorbent acoustical foam which has a convex pattern formed into its surface. The back wall, behind the targets, is a bullet trapa surface composed of rubber pellets that collects the bullets and lead and is periodically cleaned out.

    U.S. Land Port of Entry

    A new station on the border of the U.S. and Canada shows that a secure facility can also be well designed.

  • Sure-Lites, a division of Cooper Lighting, has relaunched its collection of die-cast, plastic, and steel exit signs. The CX, LPX, and SLX Exit Signs are now available with red and green letters in one universal package. Sure-Lites has also added its EZ Key external battery disconnect technology, which helps reduce installation time and prevents unnecessary battery drainage. The signs feature lower wattage and faster battery recharge time. They also have a die-cast aluminum housing and can be ceiling-, wall-, or end-mounted. Three finishes are available: black housing with brushed aluminum face, white housing with white face, or black housing with black face.

    Sure-Lites CX, LPX, and SLX Exit Signs

    This series of exit lights from Cooper Lighting is now available in red and green letters.

  • U.S. Supreme Court Shuts Front Doors to Visitors

    In a triumph for security concerns over architectural symbolism, the U.S. Supreme Court announced on May 3 that visitors can no longer climb the famous marble steps and enter the building via its iconic front entrance. Instead, they must use side entrances.

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    Lifeline Has Dual-Mode Operation

    DBI-SALA, a Capital Safety brand, has developed the Ultra-Lok RSQ SRL with Rescue self retracting lifeline.

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    Railing System Protects Against Falls

    The Bilco Co.’s BIL-Guard Hatch Railing System on its line of roof doors is a fixed railing system that provides a permanent means of fall protection for hatch openings.

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    Respirator Purifies Air

    Miller Electric Manufacturing Co. has introduced the Arc Armor PAPR, a powered air purifying respirator with a lightweight blower and a belt/shoulder strap design for comfort and safety.

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    Gloves Prevent Blisters

    Wells Lamont’s Blister Armor with Liquicell glove technology helps prevent blisters and next-day soreness.

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    Prevent and Protect Against Falls

    The U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, D.C., lists falls as one of the leading causes of traumatic occupational death.

  • Plus collection from Bretford

    Designed to increase user comfort and overall health and safety

  • A family walks through the community plaza in front of the new Hollenbeck Police Station, in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of East Los Angeles.

    Hollenbeck Police Station

    AC Martin's new police station in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of East Los Angeles strives to create a strong sense of community.



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