Category: Facility Security

Every organization has its own unique facility security needs, but the basics of gatekeeping are nearly universal. We take a look at all levels of facility security, including building access, protocol and procedures, visitors, security staffing, the common challenges for specific types of facilities, and much more.

Florida Security Guard Shoots His Colleague

The incident, which occurred last month, does not appear to be an accident, either. Read on for more details on what happened, along with a few tips for ensuring something like this doesn’t happen at your facility.

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The Unique Challenges of Protecting a Children’s Hospital

Healthcare facilities are particularly vulnerable to incidents of workplace violence, and keeping hospitals safe for patients, staff, and visitors can be a monumental task. It’s a daily challenge for Jim Sawyer, CHS-IV, CPP, CHPA, Director of Security Services for Seattle Children’s Hospital.

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Data Tools for Campus Safety and Security

A tool from the U.S. Department of Education helps security leaders and professionals in the education industry effectively analyze data in order to make their campuses more secure.

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New Responses to Church Security

Earlier this week, a mass shooting occurred at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, resulting in the deaths of at least 27 people, including the shooter. Such tragic events highlight a unique issue in facility security—how can an institution that is meant to be open and welcoming balance its message with its security needs?

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New Hotel Security Ideas in the Aftermath of Las Vegas

Much has been said, written, and guessed about the motives and methods of the gunman who killed 58 and wounded over 500 in Las Vegas in the late hours on Sunday, October 1. The event has placed much scrutiny on the police response and what the hotel knew before, if anything, or during the attack.

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Will Concert Venues Want More Police or More Armed Security?

The mass attack in Las Vegas should stimulate new discussions among concert promoters, event producers, and the venues that wish to bring in popular and cutting-edge talent for shows. Performing artists who may have previously assumed that security at the places where they will play is fully handled by the site and the related security […]

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