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.

Getting Back to Facility Security Basics

In this era of mass attacks, cyberattacks, hacking, and the challenge of providing necessary security improvements without breaking the budget, it can help to prioritize your must-haves. This requires thinking beyond the usual (and expensive) security approach of “more guards, gates, fences, cameras, and lights.”

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Keeping Security Relevant in a Shared-Use Facility

How do you install new security devices or systems in a building you don’t own or operate? How do you get the landlord’s buy-in to make important changes to your part of the building? How do you keep your employees safe in a facility with multiple access control points and a shared lobby or reception […]

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Identifying Weak Points in Your Access Controls

When it comes to security systems, policies and procedures, and equipment, we tend to take for granted what works right up until it fails. It’s critical to continue testing, evaluating, and event-stressing the systems we have in place to protect employees, clients, customers, company assets, and the entire scope of the property.

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A Culinary Venture at Bustling Historic NYC Building Cooks Up Unique Security Demands

Nordic culinary entrepreneur, Claus Meyers, wants the proper tools in place for surveillance at the Great Northern Food Hall and Agern restaurant, both in the Vanderbilt Hall of Grand Central Terminal, NY. The historic nature of the facility, the high-bandwidth multisystem requirements, and large user-base demands, brings a challenging installation for many reasons.

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Nurses Face Many On-the-Job Risks

It’s ironic but true. Health care is one of the most dangerous professions in this country. It’s also one of the largest, employing 18 million people and growing. Hospital workers experience about twice as many job-related illnesses and injuries as private industry workers.

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Evaluating Water-Damaged Electrical Equipment

The impacts of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma may be catastrophic when it comes to electrically powered equipment and appliances. It is always best to contact your supplier for proper procedures, but these tips can help you evaluate damaged electronics.

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OSHA Fines Psychiatric Hospital for Violence Exposures

A Massachusetts behavioral health facility is facing $208,000 in proposed OSHA penalties for violations found while conducting a follow-up inspection. On June 29, the agency issued the hospital a notification for failure to abate workplace violence risks. The action follows a serious violation related to the same hazards found in 2015. As a result of […]

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