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.

Diverse IT Team

Get the Edge You Need at the Total Security Summit!

The Total Security Summit is a dynamic two-day event specifically targeted at Security Professionals across all sectors. The summit is set up to facilitate focused discussions between you and vendors who will walk you through the latest technologies and innovative solutions to meet your business’s security needs.

Fire prevention

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.

Flood Protection Sandbags with flooded homes and businesses in the background

September is National Preparedness Month: Is Your Business Ready?

It’s September, which means that National Preparedness Month (NPM) is in full swing. The National Safety Council (NSC) uses this time to generate awareness of how you can prepare yourselves and families for any disaster that could impact your businesses, homes, and communities. The NPM theme for the month is Prepared, Not Scared.

Tabletop active shooter training

Chicago Incident (Among Others) Exemplifies the Wrong Way to Do Active Shooter Drills

It’s good practice for security executives to work with Human Resources to develop an organization-wide policy regarding how to respond in the event of an active shooter in the workplace. It’s even better to notify every employee in the organization of the policy and conduct regular training on the procedures. But it’s a bad idea […]

Less-Traumatic Active Shooter Training

Red Ball Drills Take the Trauma Out of Active Shooter Training

The “Run, Hide, Fight” model of training for an active shooter event has been the prevailing model for quite a long time now. While a critical facet for helping people understand their choices when responding to an active shooter, the model isn’t a plan for dealing with the threat. Enter a unique emergency preparedness method—Red […]

School Security Starts at the Reception Desk

The number of high profile school shootings in 2018 and 2019, 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 […]

Image of unsorted first class mail

Reminder: Not All Phishing is High Tech

Security professionals have to prepare their organizations for any number of threats, both physical and cyber. As such, it’s imperative to create a comprehensive map of your business’s attack surface, and develop strategies that protect your assets, including people, infrastructure, and data. But with attention-grabbing headlines focusing on major security issues (active shooters, ransomware) it’s […]

Dive into Summer Vacation Business Security Preparedness Tactics

Almost every employee in the company is submitting a time-off request as the summer heat kicks into high gear. While workers’ minds are focused on their getaway plans, it is important to spend the time before the mass exodus begins to address the physical and cybersecurity measures needed to protect the company against data breaches, […]