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.

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Ohio State University Pledges $20M More for Safety and Security

The Ohio State University will invest an additional $2 million per year over the next decade to enhance safety and security on and around campus, President Kristina M. Johnson and Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther announced Sept. 24. The additional investment is expected to be at least $20 million, and the university’s total safety and security […]

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 […]

5 Safety Measures for Your External Premises Security

Business owners with workplaces or commercial premises have a duty to provide a safe environment for workers and visitors alike. This includes protecting people within the grounds while keeping the premises safe from breaches of security. Below, we discuss five essential safety measures for the external protection of your premises. 1. Strengthen Entry Points Once […]

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 […]

Proper Lighting Can Prevent Shady Behavior at Your Workplace

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.

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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 […]

Lockdown

What Is the Difference Between Shelter in Place and Lockdown?

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.

Even Familiar Vendors Need to Follow Access Control Policies

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.

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It’s Been a Banner Week for Surveillance Camera News Items

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 […]

Photograph of the Griffith Park brush wildfire and the Woolsey fire in California

Land Use Policies Fueling Western Wildfires

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.