Access Control Mantraps Guide

By Brian Rhodes, Published Sep 26, 2019, 11:31am EDT

One of access's primary goals is keeping people out of places they should not be, but slipping through open doors (ie: Tailgating) is often easy.

For high security locations, strict access controls often require the physical opening itself to help restrict access, and mantraps are one of the most effective methods of doing this.

Inside we examine these key six mantrap factors:

  • Using Mantraps vs. Turnstiles
  • Mantraps have been used for hundreds of years
  • Revolving doors can be used as mantraps too
  • Mantrap cost
  • Vehicle mantraps called 'Sallyports'
  • Free egress still applies

Using ******** **. **********

*** **** ************, *** choice ******* ******** ** turnstiles (*** ************* ******** ****) ******* ******* aesthetic, *** ******** *** 'higher ********' **** ********** alone.

**** ********, ******* ******** risks **** ********** **** jumping **** ****, ******** objects **** ********* *****, and *********** ******** ********* to ****** *** *********:

** **** *****, ********** look '*************' *** ***** while ******** ***** **** access *******, **** **** can ***** ** *********** in ** *************** ******** way:

Mantraps **** *** *********

*** ** *** ****** techniques ** ****** ******* is ***** **** *****. Mantraps **** **** ** medieval ***** *** ********* access ** **** ******* to ******** ******, **** the ***** ******* ** 'trapping' ** ********.

****** **** ** ******** vary *** **** ******** over *** *****, *** the ******* ** ***** applied ** **** ********** today.

Mantrap ****** ** *********

*** **** ***** ******** a ****** ******* * mantrap ** ***:

****** *** *** ********** of *** ** *****:

  • *** ******* **** ****** opens ******* *** ****, until *** ****** ****** scans * **********
  • *** ****** **** *******, and *** ******* **** locks, ********** ****** **** entering *** '********' ****.
  • *** ******* **** ******* locked ***** *** ****** door ****** *** *******.

*** '***********' ****** ** the ******* ****** **** one **** ** ** unlocked *** **** ** a ****. ***** **** restricting ******, *** ******* of *** ********* *** permit *** *********** ****** the **** ** ** normalized (***********, ********, ****) before *********** ** ** the ****** ****, ** even ***********. **** **** this ***, "********" *** often ****** "********", *** even **** ******** ** not *** ******* ****, the ******* ********** ** doors ** *** ****.

*** ********* ***** ***** the **** *** ***** take, ***** ******** ******* the ****** ****, ******* for ** ** *****, validating ****** *** **** opening *** **** ******** door.

Revolving *****

*** ** *** **** aesthetically ********, *** ********* turnstile ***** *** ********* doors. **** ********* **** is ***** **** ** a *******. *** ******** of ***** ***** *** the **** ** **** Height **********, *** *** chambers *** ********** ***** for ********* ******* **** than * ****** ******:

***** ****** ******* ********* is ******, ***** *** installation ********** *** **** high. ****** ******-**** **** can **** $*,*** *** and **** ***** **** occupancy ********* *** **** ~$25,000 *** ** **** and ******* *********** ********* and ***** ***** *********** to *******.

Mantrap ****

** * **** *****, coordinating **** ** ***** via *********** *** ********* configuration ** ********* *** least ********* ****** ** access ** ******* ***** used.

********'***' ** ***** ***************** **** ~$*,*** - $10,000, *** **** ***** may ** **** *********, less **********, *** ******* installing **** ****** '***** *****' *******.

*** ********* *****, ******-**** kits *** **** $*,*** USD *** **** ***** high ********* ********* *** cost ~$**,*** *** ** more. ***** ******* ***** require *********** ********* *** trade ***** *********** ** install.

Vehicle ********: **********

***** **** ********** ********** ingress **** * *****, mantraps *** **** ******** to ******* ******* ********* in ********-********* ****** ******** like '**********'.

**** ***** *** **** prisons ******* **** *******, so **** * ******* or ******** *** ** unloaded **** * ****** vehicle ******* ****** *********** to ******.

** **** *****, * sallyport ********** *** ******** of * ****/****** **** with * ******-**** ******** door. ** ***** ***** the ******** **** ** up, *** **** **** is ******, ********** ******* from ******** **** *** outside *******.

********, **** *** ******** door ** ****, *** inside **** ** ********, allowing * ******* *** enter *** *******/******* ****, but ****** ** ****** to *** ******* *******.

Safety ***** ***** *****

*** ******** ***** **** apply ** *** ** maglocks ****** ******* ** the********* **** **************** *** ********. *** example, * ***** *********** or **** ** ********** differently **** ** ****** building *** ** ****** from **** ** *** 'life/safety' *********** ********. ******** to *** ***** ***** apply ***** ******** * clear ************** ** *** building ****.

*** **** **********/*********/********** ***************, Life ****** ******* *** 'golden ****', ***** ***** that **** ****** **** always ** **********. ** this ****, ******** *** be **** ** **** people *** ** ** area, *** **** ****** be **** ** **** people ****** ***.

** **** *****, ******** RTE ******** ******** *** fire ***** ********** *** required, ** **** ** an ********* ** *** can *********** ** ******* inside * "********" ****.

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** ******** *** * technician ***** * ****** of *** **** ******* from ** ******* *** relays *** * ******** as *** *** ** had **** **** * manufacturer **** ********.

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*** ****! ** *** remember *******/****/***** ** *** unit **** *************?

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*** ** ******** **** isn't **** *********** *** trap. **** ** **** of *** ***** **** to ** ****** ** order ** ******** ** to *** **** ****. So **** **** **** it ***'* * *** trap ******. ** * don't ******** *** ************.

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**** ******, *** ***** are ****** *** ******* form **** *** **** to **** ****** **** the **** ** **** application. **** *** ******** photo, **** **** *** paying *********. **** **** up ***** ** ** on *** ****** ********** side, ***** *** ** a ***** ** ***** futuristic ******** **** ** they ** *** *****? This ***** ****** ********* a ***** **** *********** where ** *** ********** to * *** ******** of ****. ** * have ** ****** ****** on ** ***** *** traps *** *** ****** tracking/authentication.

**** ********* *** ***** listening ** **** **** and **** ** *** things ** *** ******, well ** ***** *** drastically ** *** ***** industry.

******** ****:**** **** - *'* Do ******** *** **** (But * ***'* ** That) (******** ***** *****) - *******

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* *** *** ***** is * ******* ********* in ******* **** ******** to ********** ** *********.

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*** **** ****** **** commercial *** *** ***** solutions. ****** ****** ****** cant ** ********** ** the *****. *** ***** ability ** ****** *** build **** *** ********* into ******* ***** ******* to ****** *** *****. Let ***** *** ** you ****** *** ******** once ** *****. ** clue ** ***** ** get *** ******** *****.

**** ******* * **** from * *********** ***** breaking **** *** **** you ****** ******. ** means *** ** **** another ***********. * *** a ******* **** ********** transfer ****** **** *** manufacture. *** ***** **** breaking ****** *** ***** within *** ***** *** months ** *******. ** shopped ******, ******* * different *********** *** ***** had * ******* ***** that. * *** ****** after **** **** *** lasted ** ***** * - * ***** ****** i ***** ** **** that *******. ** *** as * **** *** replacement ****** *** ***** going ******.

*** ******* ** *** trap ** ** ****** an ****, ******* ***** backing, *** ** *** 100 ******* ************** ** those *** ***** ** exit * *****.

*'* **** ***** *** besides *****, **** ********** cash ******** ********** **** as * **** ********** vault ******** **** *** a *********. **** ** to ***** *** ******* vehicles * **** ***** to *****, *** **** or **** *** **** and **** ******* ***** exposed ** *** ******. This ** *** **** local **** ******. * am ********* ** * commercial *****. *** ******* hub *** *** **** where **** **** ** all ** *** **** and ******** **** ***** branch ***** *** **** the ****** **********/******** *********.

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** ***** *** ********* door ******* **'* * mantrap

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****'* **** *** ******* of "*******" **** *****,

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