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.

Is CPTED Still in Use Today?

The security concept known as CPTED—or Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design—started back in the 1970s with the publication of architect Oscar Newman’s book, Defensible Spaces. His thinking has influenced building designers, facility maintenance directors, security consultants, and even police agencies since that time. The question today is, does it still work?

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Perimeter Surveillance Needs More than Just Cameras

With the demands placed on them by internal employee-driven security concerns and cybersecurity issues, many security directors and managers have had to turn the protection of the outside of their facilities—the company parking lots and building exteriors—over to external cameras. If they have the luxury of either a contract or proprietary security guard force, that […]