Seattle, Washington - One of the newest data centers in the Pacific Northwest by Sabey Corporation, the award-winning Intergate Columbia located near East Wenatchee, Washington, is online and features tens of thousands of square feet that are protected from the physical threats of tailgating and piggybacking thanks to two, high-security entry mantraps guarded with T-DAR® stereo vision. This advanced, single-person access control technology was developed by Newton Security Inc. and installed by Seattle-based Cochran Electric.
Tailgating and piggybacking are the actual terms for two serious, well-recognized security risks. Piggybacking occurs when an authorized person holds a door to a secure area open for another person who is perceived to have access approval. Tailgating is the act of an unauthorized individual following an authorized person through a secure door without their knowledge. Both violations bypass the ability of electronic security systems to detect and reject a suspicious individual, or someone using an invalid or fraudulent identity card.
Strict access control at Intergate Columbia is critical for the facility's physical security, as well as being an important element promoted in the site's marketing plan. The effective elimination of piggybacking and tailgating is achieved by installing the patented T-DAR technology within the two mantraps. A mantrap, or security vestibule, is an enclosed area with one door in the public area and another door to the secure area. In the space between doors are an access control reader and one or more ceiling-mounted T-DAR camera heads. The T-DAR system, which stands for Tailgate Detection Alarm and Recording, is a combination of stereo vision and sophisticated software with the ability to identify, tag and track the human form within the mantrap, insuring that there is only one person present, while ignoring carts, luggage or parcels. Once the identity of a single individual is established, the public door is electronically locked and the door to the secure area is unlocked for that transit only.
In addition to other data centers in the U.S. and abroad, Newton Security T-DAR systems are deployed around the world to control and track access into restricted areas in many different venues such as airports, government buildings, research laboratories, financial institutions, power stations, manufacturing plants, unmanned immigration sites and virtually every other category of secure areas
About Newton Security Inc.
Seattle based Newton Security Inc is a privately held developer and the global leader in the manufacturing and supply of stereo vision, single person detection systems. Newton Security 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 make it difficult to maintain the necessary 100 percent effectiveness of today's security requirements.