Seattle, WA - April 22, 2010 - Newton Security Inc, the global leader in the supply of machine vision single person detection systems, and SimplexGrinnell, a longtime leader in life safety and property protection, are installing Newton Security Inc's patented T-DAR access control system at employee entrance/exit points at the Winnipeg International Airport, Canada. Seven mantrap systems are being installed throughout the airport with the estimated installation to be completed by August 2010.
The installation of the T-DAR mantrap system will improve airport security by identifying and preventing occurrence of tailgating and piggybacking while decreasing the high cost of employing security personnel at the secure entrance/exit points.
Tailgating is the act of an unauthorized person discreetly walking through a door without consent after an authorized person. Piggybacking occurs when an authorized person holds a secure door open for another person that he or she perceives to have authorized access. This security violation avoids the electronic authorization system from the process and bypasses a security system's capability to reject an invalid or fraudulent pass.
“Integrating the airports new access control system with the T-DAR access control system meets the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority requirements and cuts costs by eliminating the need for guard posts at the secure employee pathways,” stated Dean Bousquet, Project Manager at SimplexGrinnell. “The system validates the credentials of an employee with security operations center to control the doors in the mantrap. An employee scans his or her access card to get through the first door then an iris scanner is used to validate the employee within the mantrap to pass through to the secure area.”
The Winnipeg International Airport installations utilize portals equipped with a T-DAR mantrap system. The
T-DAR system manages the flow of employees into the secure premises by ensuring that both doors are not opened at the same time and only one authorized person is in the portal when access is granted. Once the access control reader has been successfully instigated, the T-DAR system locks the public-side door. The system then scans the interior of the portal and grants access if only one person is detected.
The T-DAR solution is utilized globally in airports, government buildings, data centers, research laboratories, financial concerns, power plants, manufacturing sites, unmanned immigration and virtually every other category of secure areas.
Newton Security Inc. — Seattle based Newton Security Inc is a privately held provider of high technology solutions to today's security needs. The company develops and markets high-performance, computer-driven answers to difficult security problems. Newton Security's products are designed to allow the quality, efficiency and cost effectiveness of computer technology to replace the human element in those security applications where the tedious nature of the job and the high cost of personnel makes it difficult to maintain the necessary 100 percent effectiveness of today's security requirements. Additional information about Newton Security Inc. and its products may be found at www.NewtonSecurityInc.com.