Tag: Access Control

Physical Security Trends and Predictions

Organizations are taking stock and settling into a new way of working after a period of uncertainty and change driven by the COVID-19 pandemic. 2022 brought new challenges to the physical security industry, such as product shortages and human resource issues. Despite these changing conditions, the industry has shown resilience and adaptability. Recently, Genetec gathered […]

Op-Ed: We’re All in Customer Service—Sometimes, Accidentally

When Bulldog Communications signed on as lock maker Kwikset’s PR agency of record back in 2014, we provided them with a contract that outlined all the services we would be providing. Though the program had a hefty number of deliverables, customer service was not on the list. And yet, we’ve been doing it anyway, though […]

Why Mass Layoffs Pose Insider Risks and How Companies Can Protect Themselves

The last year-and-a-half has brought unusual mass movements of people leaving and entering the workplace. Trends have included record-breaking resignations, quiet quitting, and most recently, layoffs across industries including tech, financial services, food and beverage, and media. These shifts have led anxious employees to the latest trend of “career cushioning”—enhancing their skills, pulsing networks, and […]

The 3Ps of Campus Safety: Why a Fortress Full of Gadgets Will Not Keep Your Campus Safe and Welcoming

I work at a small college as their first-ever Director of Campus Safety and Security. Prior to my arrival, the college employed security for eight hours an evening, and the security supervisor was also the dorm supervisor/men’s soccer coach. When I came on board, I felt our new department should have a mission statement, because […]

Survey: Cybersecurity Remains a Top Concern for Physical Security Leaders

As Cybersecurity Awareness Month continues to be a focus of discussion in October, new research conducted by Genetec Inc. shows that cybersecurity remains a top concern for physical security professionals going into 2023. Based on insights from over 3,700 physical security leaders from around the world, the report revealed that almost half (49%) of the […]

Tech That Can Improve Emergency Lockdown Protocols

The rapid growth of technology has bettered our world in countless ways, some that we probably hardly ever consider. One of these is the amount of safety we have access to if we choose to access it. Another thing that technology has done is give us access to news anytime we want it. Through social […]

Vertical Integration and the Future of Commercial Security

If you have ever walked through an airport, there is no doubt you have glanced at the various doors when entering. If you pay a little more attention, or perhaps you work in access control and security, you will notice all the different types of locks, card readers, and electronic door controllers throughout the airport’s […]

Back to Basics: Parking Garage Security

Back to Basics is an article series highlighting important, but possibly overlooked, information that security professionals should know.  Security professionals whose facilities include parking garages should take steps to increase the security of these structures, which have their own unique challenges. These multilevel structures with ramps are often made of concrete, but some are made […]

3 School Security Tech Upgrades to Consider

It’s that time of year again. Time to go back to school. Security professionals have been hard at work over the summer on many campuses to make their facilities even safer for all occupants using different types of technology. Generally, campuses can include elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, boarding schools, colleges, and universities. Security […]

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 […]