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.

Global Study: Security Challenges and Opportunities for the ‘New Hybrid Workplace’

As a rise in variants spurs new uncertainties around the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses around the globe are tasked with developing a long-term plan and work model—whether in-person, remote, or hybrid—that meets the needs of employees and the business. Amid this transition, Entrust, a provider of trusted identity, payments, and data protection solutions, set out to uncover […]

Vast Majority of Facility Managers Worry About Operational Cybersecurity, Finds Survey

Improving cybersecurity for operational technology (OT) systems ranks as one of the top priorities for surveyed facility managers over the next 12 to 18 months, according to a new report released by Honeywell. The tech company says this is likely because more than 7 in 10 (71%) of surveyed facility managers consider OT cybersecurity a concern […]

Case Study: Surveillance System Secures Houston Facilities for the Homeless

The Star of Hope Mission in Houston, Texas, has installed hundreds of Hanwha Techwin security cameras and a Wisenet WAVE video management system (VMS) to help secure facilities for unhoused men, women, and children. In this case study, Star of Hope Mission Director of Facilities Development Ike Kimmel and the security tech company discuss the […]

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Study: Physical Security Threats at Businesses Reach ‘Unsettling’ Pace Amid Intelligence Failures

As COVID-19 vaccinations continue, companies embrace hybrid work, employees return to the office, and the U.S. opens up, violence and physical threats to businesses are occurring at an unsettling, record-high pace. Furthermore, intelligence failures regularly occur at large U.S. companies, resulting in physical threats or harm and impacting business continuity.

Security Product Roundup from ISC West 2021

Were you at the ISC West 2021 (International Security Conference & Exposition) trade show? Held July 19–21 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, the industry event had a lot to offer. As with many trade shows, there were great people for networking; insightful sessions; cool swag to grab; vital coffee setups; and, of […]

Survey: Security and Safety Top of Mind for Education Facility Managers

Ninety-three percent of surveyed facility managers within the education vertical say they have experienced at least one emergency incident stemming from infrastructure malfunction during the last 12 months, and 43% report a physical site or cybersecurity breach in that time, according to a report released by Honeywell. Nearly half (45%) say they rank site security […]

Seattle Port Authority Permanently Bans Facial Recognition

The Port of Seattle Commission has voted to permanently ban the use of biometric technology—including facial recognition—for law enforcement, security, and mass surveillance purposes by the Port and any private-sector entities operating at its facilities, including the seaport and the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The Security Industry Association (SIA), a vocal advocate for the responsible use […]

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Survey: One-Third of Small Businesses Impacted by Workplace Violence as Concerns Rise

Workplace violence has occurred at one-third of small businesses, and many owners and managers worry the problem is getting worse, according to new survey results from HSB. HSB, a multiline insurer of businesses and a part of Munich Re, said its poll by Zogby Analytics found 34% of the small and midsize businesses responding had […]

Workplace Violence Citations Upheld by Federal Judge

A Department of Labor (DOL) administrative law judge, Dennis Phillips, found hospital management companies UHS of Delaware Inc. and Premier Behavioral Health Solutions of Florida Inc. exposed workers to workplace violence and showed bad faith by allowing the destruction of surveillance videos showing instances of workplace violence at a Bradenton, Florida, psychiatric facility. Phillips assessed […]

Lone Worker Risk Management: Apply the 4 Ps

Whether you are working for a large corporation with thousands of employees or a small business contractor with a handful of employees, there are times that will require employees to be lone workers. During these times, a lone worker must make many decisions to successfully complete a task on time. To work safely, these employees […]