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mantrap

A short narrow section of corridor purposely constructed to permit passage by only one person; has interlocking doors at both ends; used in some high-level security installations.
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An automated Mantrap is a physical access control solution comprising of a space between two interlocking doors.
A mantrap can be configured so that when an alarm is activated, all doors lock and trap a suspect between the doors in the "dead-space" or lock just one door to deny access to a secure space such as a data center or research lab.
Video cameras are trained on every corner and the exits are fitted with mantraps - just in case an intruder does try to help themselves.
Wuthering Heights expended more time and music on Edgar and Hindley than on Cathy and Isabella, who are presented as demonized mantraps.
Usually concealed behind the fortress-like protection of mantraps, CCTV, security guards and biometric scanning, Interxion gave limited access to key areas across its data centres in order to show how its facilities act as the technology backbone of some of Europe's most successful businesses.
The security of those data centers is provided by 24-hour on-site personnel and plenty of other specific features as mantraps, biometric and key-card access controls, CCTV and OSC interior and exterior monitoring, secure parking areas, user-defined access lists, and locking cages and cabinets to augment the trained and on-site officers.
A number of companies have enhanced normal audio/visual surveillance and security personnel with measures such as high-tech access systems, turnstiles and mantraps to limit access to critical areas without authorization.
Marmion arrived in late August 1143, threw the monks out of the monastery and began to fortify the building and dig ditches and mantraps in the area between the monastery and castle.
Card key access, biometric entries, and mantraps are all utilized to ensure only authorized personnel gain access to the data center.
of Sag Harbor, New York, is capable of controlling up to 99 doors grouped into any number of mantraps.
In addition, Fast Trac(TM)'s patented bi-folding doors with infrared sensors can remain open to all authorized personnel, and close only when necessary to prevent any un-authorized access, allowing a more efficient flow of traffic than competing portal designs such as turnstiles, mantraps and revolving doors.
On-site security guards and mantraps provide additional layers of physical security.