CHALLENGE: A well known national bank was looking for a solution to close off access after hours. Customers would come into the bank to use the ATM machine, but the main teller and advisory area needed to be secured. In addition, if there was a power outage people had to be able to open the grille to allow egress.
ACTION: We reviewed some product options and decided the VistaGard grille would provide the best solution to meet their needs. The VistaGard is a secure grille that has clear Lexan panes to provide visibility and extra security. We reviewed our recommendation with the bank and they liked the idea. As with many national banks and retail stores they had to conform to strict corporate design standards.
RESULT: We worked closely with their design team to customize this product to meet their aesthetic needs. This included changing the color of bronze clips that hold the Lexan panels to white and adding a closure plate to hide the bottom of the grille when it is open during business hours. These aesthetic changes did not affect function, but meant that the design met their standards.
We also recommended adding a motor with battery backup so the grille can be operated, if necessary,
during a power outage.