Tag: Physical Security

Are You Prepared for a Workplace Shooter?

Did you follow the details of workplace shootings in 2022? A supervisor buys a handgun before his shift, shoots and kills a handful of coworkers, and then shoots himself. A gunman armed with a semiautomatic rifle enters a Buffalo, New York, grocery store, killing 10 patrons. Another enters a Colorado Springs, Colorado, LGBTQ nightclub and […]

28% of Businesses Report Rise in Physical Security Incidents in 2022

Amid ongoing supply chain issues and emerging economic uncertainty, businesses experienced an increase in physical security incidents in 2022. Yet many businesses have not updated their security strategies, despite believing these incidents will continue to rise in 2023. That’s according to Pro-Vigil’s new research report, “The State of Physical Security Entering 2023,” which polled 149 operations […]

Study Finds Workplace Violence and Harassment Is a Global Problem

More than one in five people (almost 23%) in employment have experienced violence and harassment at work, whether physical, psychological, or sexual, according to a new joint analysis by the U.N.’s International Labour Organization (ILO), Lloyd’s Register Foundation (LRF), and Gallup. “Experiences of Violence and Harassment at Work: A global first survey” provides a sense of […]

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 […]

Total Security Advisor’s Top 10 Stories of 2022

As 2022 comes to a close, we at Total Security Advisor would like to take a look back and highlight some of the most popular and important articles you’ve read over the past year. The Top 10 list covers the biggest security topics of 2022 and offers insights into where the industry might be headed in 2023. […]

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 […]

Faces of Security: Best Quotes of 2022

We at Total Security Advisor launched our “Faces of Security” profile series in December 2021, offering readers a chance to hear directly from industry insiders in both physical and cyber security. As we enter 2023 and celebrate the series’ first anniversary, let’s take a look back at some of the best advice, insights, and predictions […]

SIA Releases 2023 Security Megatrends Report

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has released its annual Security Megatrends report and made it publicly available for the entire industry. Leveraging insights from independent research, surveys, focus groups, and top sessions at the Securing New Ground (SNG) conference, Security Megatrends provides an industry forecast and breaks down the top 10 trends that will impact you and […]

DHS Extends REAL ID Full Enforcement Deadline to 2025

U.S. travelers are getting two more years to acquire identification that will be required to board domestic flights and access certain federal facilities. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced its intent to extend the REAL ID full enforcement date by 24 months, from May 3, 2023 to May 7, 2025. Under the […]

TSA Highlights Bomb-Sniffing Canines with 2023 Calendar

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) released its annual calendar honoring the agency’s more than 1,000 explosives detection canines working in the United States. TSA’s 2022 Cutest Canine Contest winner, Eebbers, is featured on the cover of the 2023 TSA Canine Calendar. TSA uses canines as part of its multi-layered security operations nationwide. These highly skilled dogs are trained to […]