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.

Recent Attacks Underscore Need to Secure Utilities

While most are getting ready for the holidays, this month marked a time of several attacks on the U.S. electric grid, and the Security Industry Association (SIA) is hoping a recent webinar will help educate utilities on how to better protect their infrastructure in light of these incidents. Responding to Recent Incidents At the beginning […]

Why Should Security Professionals Use Artificial Intelligence?

Today’s security professionals should consider using artificial intelligence (AI) when it comes to security issues such as responding to alarms and identifying people on video camera footage. The Security Industry Association’s (SIA) AI, Drones, and Robotics Interest Group recently hosted the first part of an AI virtual town hall event featuring four professionals in the […]

Securing Properties Against Halloween Hijinks and Crime

As trick-or-treaters get ready to eerily descend into neighborhoods for Halloween, security professionals should understand how their properties might be just as vulnerable as a camp counselor in the Friday the 13th movie franchise and how to better protect them. Halloween shenanigans can include trespassing, toilet papering, egging, and pelting a facility with pumpkins, as […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

5 Steps Public Venues Should Take When Evaluating Security Solutions

Several public venues, including facilities hosting sports, concerts, and other events, have begun to trade out traditional technologies for frictionless screening solutions. Providers of these solutions promise to increase the fan experience without reducing screening capabilities. The potential can be polarizing, increasing the need to understand the technology and evaluate the unique needs of your […]