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.

Fake Cameras Can Mean Liability

Although it may sound counterintuitive, the only thing worse from a liability standpoint than no security cameras at a site are fake cameras in their place. Business owners or facility managers may not understand the inherent liability dangers of installing fake cameras in the hopes of saving money and not having to monitor or record […]

Essentials for Your Next Security Guard Contract

There can be a substantial disconnect between what a security guard firm offers in terms of staffing a site with its officers versus what the client actually wants. Some clients have completely misguided expectations about what they can get for the fees they are willing to pay. And some guard firms over-promise and under-deliver when […]

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Workplace Safety and Security in the Age of Legal Marijuana: What You Need to Know

Thirty-three states have now legalized marijuana use for medicinal purposes, while another 11 states and Washington, D.C. have legalized recreational use. As many states across the country become more lenient with their marijuana laws and regulations, organizations should seek out everything there is to know about marijuana use and workplace safety and wellness.

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Attack-Resistant Doors and Hardware Could Help Slow or Deter Attackers

Thinking about school safety requires more prescience than ever before, as the first 6 months of 2018 have proven. While some of the more public discussions have focused on the controversial political issues of gun control and arming teachers, there are other, more immediate stop-gap measures to employ in the interim. One move school districts […]

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Teach Employees Situational Awareness in Advance to Help Prepare for Workplace Violence and Other Emergencies

Every security officer’s top priority is to keep their facilities and workforce safe. While advances in technological solutions such as access control and surveillance systems have helped accomplish that goal, they are not completely fail safe. According to security experts, when creating a good security plan to deal with for their organizations, security officers need […]

A Clear and Present Danger: Domestic Violence in the Workplace

On Monday, November 19, emergency room doctor Tamara O’Neal was shot outside her workplace, Mercy Hospital & Medical Center on Chicago’s south side. According to sources, the shooter, Juan Lopez, was angry with her over a broken engagement, leading to yet another workplace active shooter situation. While coworkers can be the perpetrators of workplace violence, […]

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Fire Prevention and Fire Protection Go Hand in Hand

In addition to the safety of occupants with business continuity an ever increasing issue, protection from fire is an integral aspect in reducing downtime at any facility. An understanding of why you need both fire prevention and fire protection can reduce hazards and maintain safety.

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Integrate Operational Security and Cybersecurity to Best Address Changing Threat Landscape

To truly get to a place of total security, the importance of integrating your organization’s physical security and cybersecurity efforts is becoming increasingly apparent. For example, a motivated cybercriminal might start their research of your business online, but then choose to exploit a physical weakness they uncovered during the process. Are you confident that your […]

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Putting the Pieces Together: Speaking Up to Prevent Mass Shootings

Do you remember the parable of the blind men and the elephant? Each individual forms an incorrect conclusion about what an elephant is based on the limited information they have. The man touching the elephant’s tail concludes that an elephant is like a rope, while the man touching its tusk believed that the elephant was […]