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.

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Hospitals Face Increased Security Threats

Security professionals in health care are relied upon to both mitigate and manage huge complexes and remote facilities. The need to balance and maintain a welcoming environment, while protecting the people and assets within these healthcare facilities is a monumental task.

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Better Call Saul’s Glorious Total Security Moment

The fourth-season premiere of Better Call Saul landed on August 6, and it was every bit as entertaining and brilliant as fans have come to expect. But it also included a detailed, accurate, and dryly hilarious scene wherein a main character takes stock of a large corporation’s major security failings.

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YouTube Addressing Security Concerns as Part of Campus Expansion

The ease with which a disgruntled content creator walked onto YouTube’s property in San Bruno, California, last April and opened fire on employees shone a bright light on existing security issues inherent in Silicon Valley’s open campus culture. Tech companies have long desired to create a workplace that attracts the best talent, particularly the Millennials […]

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Action Items from OSHA Report Frame General Duty Workplace Compliance

OSHA’s Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs, first published in 1988 and updated in October 2016 is one of the agency’s most popular guidance publications.  In the 2016 revision, OSHA stated that much had changed over the preceding 28 years in the nature of work, conditions in the workplace, employees themselves, and how employers […]

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TSA Working Group Suggests Eliminating Screening at Smaller Airports

A recent proposal from a working group of 20 Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees suggests that the agency could end the screening of passengers at over 150 small- to mid-sized airports across the country. The group suggests that the cost-saving measure could provide an additional $115 million annually, which could be used to bolster security […]

School Security Starts at the Reception Desk

The number of high profile school shootings in 2018, and the shooting death of a San Bernardino, California teacher by her estranged husband in her classroom in April 2017 point to the need for more careful visitor screening at all K–12 public and private schools. While many schools have a “closed campus” policy for their […]

Protecting Spaces with Zone Thinking

While some facilities rarely see clients or customers because they have no need to come to the site, other buildings for public agencies and private sector companies get a lot of foot traffic. It’s important to set up zones of access based on the need to control how nonemployees go to certain places inside the […]