A port runner is an individual that forces their way through the border in order to avoid inspection and apprehension. A Pedestrian Port Runner Suppression System (PPRSS) provides full area control of LPOE entry and exit areas. When a pedestrian attempts to avoid inspection at one of the designated areas for pedestrian processing, the PPRSS effectively closes the port and alerts all personnel.
The PPRSS operates in a similar fashion to the vehicular PRSS. Customs officers can easily activate the system, alert other customs officers of a problem and lockdown the port. Depending on the situation, the system can be used to lock only one inspection lane or the entire port. Once activated, the PPRSS shuts the port in such a way that officers can maintain total control of the situation. Once the issue is resolved, the port can be returned to its normal operation.
The PPRSS is available for both inbound and outbound pedestrian processing areas. The system is specially designed to stop pedestrians from forcing their way through the border.
Customs officers can activate the system quickly and easily when a problem is suspected. Typically, the first approach is to lock the turnstiles. When the PPRSS alarm is activated, audible sirens and flashing lights alert other officers of a problem. The alarm signals the system to automatically lock all doors. Once the issue is resolved, the system can be reset, and normal operation can resume. The PPRSS includes a fire alarm system interface. This allows the doors to be released in case of fire or panic.
The PPRSS for pedestrians leaving the U.S. is similar to the inbound system. Typically, outbound processing areas have full height turnstiles that can be locked if a problem is suspected. When the PPRSS alarm is activated, both inbound and outbound ports are locked. Audible sirens and flashing lights are activated, alerting officers of a problem. The system remains locked until it is reset.
PPRSS equipment includes turnstiles at each inspection lane and locking mechanisms at every door. Inbound turnstiles are typically the mechanical arm style. However, barrier-less turnstile openings and other barriers can be used with the PPRSS as well. Outbound turnstiles are generally full height, heavy duty and waterproof turnstiles. Each turnstile includes a counting mechanism as well as a flashing indicator.
Each inspection station has an activation button installed. Panic alarm buttons are also installed throughout the facility. Panic buttons are specially programmed to lockdown the facility and identify the source of the alarm. A combination of flashing lights and audible alarms are installed around the inspection area and each door is equipped with lights that show whether or not the door is secure.
Locking mechanisms are installed on every door. These mechanisms include magnetic and electromechanical devices. Doors equipped with other locking mechanisms, such as card access, can also be used with the PPRSS.
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