Midtown Action Council (MAC), Harrisburg’s oldest continuously operating community group, is adding wireless surveillance cameras to an existing system in the city. The council needs funds to match a grant for more cameras and has started a GoFundMe account to help raise money for the project.
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.
The number of Americans less willing to attend large events because of terrorism is rising to record levels, according to a recent Gallop poll. Increased security can change their view.
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?
Union Square, San Francisco’s premier shopping and cultural hub, sees a positive impact to public safety with the upgrade of districtwide security protection. A unified IP surveillance system manages some 350 cameras and allows the ability to identify and quickly respond to potential security events.
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 […]