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.

Cannabis Security: 3 Legal Considerations When Working at Dispensaries

This is Part 2 in a two-part series covering the Security Industry Association’s (SIA) recently held Vertical Insights Symposium on Cannabis Security. Part 1 explored how security managers can protect cannabis establishments, and Part 2 will examine legal considerations when working with such businesses. Imagine seeing robbers sawing through the ceiling, descending with ropes, and […]

Cannabis Security: 9 Pro Tips to Protect a Growing Industry

This is Part 1 in a two-part series covering the Security Industry Association’s (SIA) recently held Vertical Insights Symposium on Cannabis Security. Part 1 will explore how security managers can protect cannabis establishments, and Part 2 will examine legal considerations when working with such businesses. In the past, robbers used to target banks if they […]

Workplace Homicides Peaked in 1994, Report Shows

On July 21, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced the release of a new report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the BJS, and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) titled “Indicators of Workplace Violence, 2019” (NCJ 250748; NIOSH 2022-124). According to the report, workplace homicides […]

Are Mobile Phones the Future for Accessing Your Office Building?

For many, mobile phones are the center of their world. They have endless capabilities and functions, which has led to their use in many industries. Security is one of the many industries that has utilized the abilities of mobile technologies to their advantage. Many modern security technologies now come with mobile phone enablements. Mobile phones […]

Ohio Awards $47M for School Security Upgrades

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced more than 1,000 K-12 schools across Ohio will receive state assistance to pay for security upgrades that enhance the safety of students and staff. While speaking at the Ohio School Safety Summit on Aug. 2, DeWine said 1,183 schools in 81 counties will receive nearly $47 million in grant funding as […]

10 Ways Security Professionals Should Utilize Video Cameras

In today’s environment, security professionals should consider installing or reviewing security cameras in their facilities for a variety of reasons. The topic of video cameras was discussed during the recent session “Review of Untapped Innovative Opportunities and Possibilities Around Healthcare Physical Security” as part of the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety’s (IAHSS) 54th […]

Safety Advocates Issue Call for Schools to Install Inside-Locking Doors

In the wake of the Uvalde school shooting tragedy, the Door and Hardware Institute, in conjunction with the Door Security & Safety Foundation (DSSF), released the following joint statement: On July 12, NBC News published an article highlighting a basic security feature that is lacking in more than a quarter of all schools across the country—classroom doors […]

Back to Basics: 7 Security Professional Considerations for Metal Detectors

Back to Basics is an article series highlighting important, but possibly overlooked, information that security professionals should know. The increase in violence in schools, retail stores, shopping malls, and churches has brought metal detectors, which produce a sound if they detect metals, like a concealed weapon such as a gun or knife, on someone’s body, […]

Steps to Take Before Installing Video Surveillance at Work

Question: We plan to install security cameras in the production area of our nonunion food packaging facility because of an increase in damaged product and safety incidents. Can we post signs at all entrances stating surveillance cameras are in use, or do we need to have each employee sign a waiver? Answer: Generally, you may monitor […]

Key Factors Boosting the Physical Security Market

The rising prevalence of global risk factors, from industrial vulnerabilities to terrorist threats, will position physical security as a primary pillar for safety in the current era. According to estimates from Global Market Insights Inc., the physical security market is poised to cross $150 billion by 2027. Businesses operating in the modern industrial landscape encounter […]