Tag: Physical Security

SIA Seeks Nominations for New ‘Women in Security Forum Power 100’

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has opened the call for nominations for the SIA Women in Security Forum Power 100. New in 2022, this annual initiative presented by the SIA Women in Security Forum will honor 100 women in the security industry who are role models for actively advancing diversity, inclusion, innovation, and leadership in the community. “The SIA Women […]

How to Prevent Workplace Violence

In an increasingly dangerous world, the need for providing a safe workplace is even more important than in the past, whether that workplace is a healthcare facility, food service provider, lodging, retail, or something else. Jim Sawyer, Director of Security Services at Seattle Children’s Hospital, was recently a guest speaker for a webinar entitled “Hard […]

Faces of Security: Jim Sawyer from Seattle Children’s Hospital

Welcome to the inaugural installment of “Faces of Security,” a new Q&A series profiling industry experts across various sectors. For our first profile, we at Total Security Advisor opted to focus on a sector particularly hard hit by the ongoing pandemic: healthcare. However, Jim Sawyer, Security Director at Seattle Children’s Hospital, has a lot more […]

NCS4, CISA Offer Best Practices for Touchless Security Screening at Public Venues

The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4), an academic center housed at the University of Southern Mississippi and partially underwritten by grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), has announced the publication of the Public Venue Security Screening Guide – Touchless Screening Annex. Produced in […]

Security Pros Talk Top Trends at ISC East Tradeshow

Did you miss the recent ISC East tradeshow in New York City? If so, fear not—we’ve got you covered! Our team at Total Security Advisor walked the showroom floor, shook many sanitized hands, took notes, checked out the newest tech, and picked the brains of attendees about top industry trends. The main takeaway? The security […]

How Buildings Can Optimize Visitor Management with Digitization

When the pandemic disrupted most facets of life as we knew it, it also accelerated a shift in visitor management (VM) to a more frictionless―and especially touchless―experience. For many companies and organizations, VM is a cumbersome manual process, with security personnel maintaining a physical entry log in which visitors would fill out a paper form […]

Is the Future of Access Control Touchless?

Before the COVID-19 pandemic made its way across the world, a handful of physical access control manufacturers were working on creating a frictionless authentication process that would involve a hassle-free and touch-free experience. Fast-forward to 2021, where we’re almost two years into this virus that has made everyone wary of door handles and nearly every […]

How IT/OT Has Turned Physical Security Into Cybersecurity

Anyone paying attention to the security industry of the past decade can tell you that the way we implement and carry out our tactical security programs is very different today than it used to be. Technology has brought massive changes into the physical security space, with smart cameras replacing eyeballs for surveillance, our cell phones […]

TSA Caught Record Number of Firearms at Airports in 2021

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers detected a record number of firearms at U.S. airport security checkpoints this year, establishing a 20-year record with three months remaining in the calendar year and fewer passengers traveling due to the pandemic. By October 3rd of this year, TSA officers had stopped 4,495 airline passengers from carrying firearms onto […]

Vax Mandate, Not Lax Mandate: Security Considerations for Vaccine Mandate Compliance

Despite rising COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations driven by the delta variant, executive leaders are pushing toward a post-pandemic return-to-work model that puts employees in the office at least two days a week. HR and IT/security professionals have been feeling squeezed between a rock and a hard place trying to meet workforce health, safety, technology, data […]