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.

Homeland Security Debuts First Fully Electric Law Enforcement Vehicle for Its Fleet

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) became the first federal agency to debut a battery electric vehicle (EV) fitted for performing law enforcement functions at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Cheltenham, Md. The Ford Mustang Mach-E is the first of a variety of EVs DHS plans to field across its varied law […]

MTA Installing Security Cameras in All NYC Subway Cars

In an effort to both increase safety and bring more riders back to the nation’s largest subway system, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will be installing security cameras in every New York City subway train car and at over 100 subway stations, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced on Sept. 22. The move comes in […]

GSX 2022 Security Product Roundup

Held Sept. 12-14 in Atlanta and hosted by ASIS International, the 2022 Global Security Exchange (GSX) attracted thousands of security professionals from around the world and showcased hundreds of new products. If you weren’t able to attend or didn’t get to see everything on the showroom floor, we at Total Security Advisor have rounded up […]

3 School Security Tech Upgrades to Consider

It’s that time of year again. Time to go back to school. Security professionals have been hard at work over the summer on many campuses to make their facilities even safer for all occupants using different types of technology. Generally, campuses can include elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, boarding schools, colleges, and universities. Security […]

Bomb-Sniffing Dog Eebbers Voted TSA’s ‘2022 Cutest Canine’

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced that Eebbers, an 11-year-old explosive detection canine who works at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) in St. Paul, Minnesota, was voted the winner of TSA’s 2022 Cutest Canine Contest. TSA recently held a nationwide social media contest on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook and encouraged members of the public to vote for the agency’s […]

Office Access Control: Three Innovations for a Post-Pandemic World

COVID-19 has profoundly altered the way we work and, as a result, the way building owners and employers operate office buildings and other workplaces. As they’ve quickly adapted, they’ve embraced three new trends in access control and visitor management: digitizing these systems and moving them to the cloud; streamlining them to be more frictionless; and […]

With School Shootings Rising, Educators and Gun Safety Advocates Propose Solutions

As children go back to school for the new school year, Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, in collaboration with the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), released a report detailing new data about the rise of gunfire on school grounds and solutions to prevent school shootings and keep students and […]

Professional Sports Venue Security Issues, Emerging Threats, and Technology Solutions

The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) conducted an online survey in April/May 2022 to explore professional sports venue security issues, emerging threats, and technology solutions. A total of 40 venue directors hosting teams from Major League Baseball (MLB), Major League Soccer (MLS), the National […]

Now & Next: Drone Market Is Taking Off

Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), commonly known as drones, have soared in popularity over the past few years. With nearly 1 million commercial and recreational drones currently registered in the U.S., the futuristic flying machines now represent both major opportunities and potential dangers for security operations. Thus, the security industry continues to develop UAS and counter-UAS […]

Cannabis Advocacy Group Talks Policy, Security, and the Future

The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) is one of the oldest and largest trade associations representing legal cannabis businesses. In an exclusive interview with Total Security Advisor, NCIA spokesperson Bethany Moore said these businesses need security professionals to help protect their facilities because they are “at high risk for theft and robberies due to the […]