Monthly Archives: August 2010

How To Manage Visitors

Visitors to your facilities come in many shapes and sizes. They may be business guests, employee family members or potential new hires arriving for an interview. Delivery personnel can range from uniformed USPS or FedEx drivers to bicycle messengers; they can be carrying food that has been ordered for a meeting or by an employee for lunch; they can be surprising an employee with flowers or a singing telegram. Contractor tradesmen can be scheduled to work on an interior construction project, to repair a copier, to clean a carpet, to install a new phone or to implement a new network in a sensitive IT server room. Some of these visitors may be regulars, and others may be first-timers.

Regardless of their access needs, all visitors need to be processed quickly, efficiently, accurately and with a sense of welcome and friendliness.

Although employees and building staff with a permanent building or company credential usually represent the majority of people entering a facility, visitors require a different type of processing to keep security at an optimum level. That optimum level often depends on the security profile of the host facility; and the assets (physical or intellectual) to which the visitor will need access.

Gunnebo Entrance Control installed in Laos

In Spring 2010,Gunnebo’s partner, Kerberos Security (Kerberos Co. Ltd.), had installed the first Bullet & Explosion Resistant Door and Window for French Embassy in Laos. The pioneer green field project (no local company set up such security installation before) established the highly secured pedestrian and vehicle checkpoint of the Embassy – including design, architecture, construction, engineering and security equipments etc.
Gunnebo Singapore together with its local partner, Kerberos Security, had been won the project to supply the first Bullet Resistant Door and Window for French Embassy in Laos.
”It took us half a year from the start of the discussion to get the right product specification which meet with strict security requirement and to finally being confirmed and approved by the French Embassy. I am glad that we have a strong partner in the area to push it through and good support from Jean Daniel Gross of Baldenheim to put the proposal together under a tight deadline”, says Jeffrey Hermawan, Business Line Manager .
“This is another milestone after the first successful penetration of Chubbsafes products in 2008 in the area, and now we are moving forward steadily with the other Gunnebo product to expand further”, says Elsie Tay, Country Manager.
“We do work strongly on marketing and sales channels to convince local and international companies and organisations to invest in high quality certified equipments instead of going for low end products. Kerberos Security already started to work on further physical security projects with the Embassy like the redesign nd set up of the consulate building and secured vehicle pass”, says Mr. Dom, director of Kerberos.

The Benchmade story

It’s not just a knife. It’s a Benchmade.

For two decades Benchmade has been committed to designing and manufacturing world-class sports cutlery and edged tools.Continuallystrive to manufacture high quality products that will deliver superior performance and provide great value for the customers.

Whether you are using a Griptilian™ as a basic cutting tool or one of our professional grade rescue hooks to perform a quick cut in an emergency situation, you can count on your Benchmade to get the job done.


Benchmade Knife Company, Inc. set-up shop in Clackamas, Oregon in 1990 (originally founded in California in 1988). The initial knives primarily consisted of Bali-Song® knives, using a combination of outside vendors and inside processing to build finished products. And like most companies, starting out meant scarce money and big plans, using second hand equipment and limited resources.