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 […]
Category: Grounds Security
For many businesses, it’s not enough that the building is secure—the immediate area surrounding it must be secure as well. We cover everything from fencing and perimeter security to grounds surveillance methods and appropriate staffing.
It is important to determine suitable shelter-in-place locations and lockdown rooms in a facility before an incident. Knowing what characteristics make a room more conducive to shelter in place or secure in place (lockdown) helps to avoid danger during an incident.
It’s easy for vendors to get overly familiar with their customers and try to bypass security policies related to access control, waiting time, or being in parts of the facility they really don’t need to be. All employees need to be reminded to follow established protocols for vendor interactions.
With the cost of IP-based surveillance cameras, access controllers, and other security devices continuing to fall, there is a lot of interest in deploying such equipment pervasively. The challenge in such applications, however, is wiring. Often, cameras and other devices need to be placed in areas where electrical power is readily available, but network connectivity […]
The market for surveillance equipment has expanded dramatically as the expansion of the internet of things (IoT) and general success of connected devices has helped drive costs down. Now, homeowners and small business operators can easily keep an eye on their properties and assets without having to part with a significant amount of cash for […]
There’s an inexpensive, simple fix that can improve productivity, control ergonomic hazards, enhance security, and reduce accidental injuries in your workplace. Proper workplace illumination can accomplish all of these things, and the good news is that much of what you need is probably already present in your workplace.
As the Carr Fire tore across Northern California earlier this year, firefighter James Bevins spent 2 weeks providing rescue support for helicopters dispatched to dump water and fire-retardant chemicals on the 230,000-acre blaze.
On Friday, August 10, 2018, a 29-year-old Horizon Air ground crew employee was (sadly) able to highlight the immediate, seemingly unpredictable impact posed by insider threats. The worker, Richard Russell, was able to use his access to the cargo area and tarmac to steal the aircraft. Using a pushback tug designed to move planes on […]
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.
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 […]