Category: Security

MSU Details Security Upgrades Following Mass Shooting

Michigan State University (MSU) officials recently shared a progress update on campus safety and security initiatives taken in response to a mass shooting on Feb. 13. Three students were killed and five others were injured during the tragic event. In late April, MSU’s Department of Police and Public Safety (DPPS) announced key findings from its ongoing […]

Considerations When Choosing Your Facility’s On-Site Security System

Earlier this year, a car was driven straight through the closed entrance of a mall, and suspects made off with thousands of dollars worth of electronics. The police described the event as a “smash-and-grab” style robbery and were unable to locate the suspects in question for multiple weeks. Eventually, they did apprehend two suspects, with […]

Report: Most CEOs Unprepared for Rise in Physical Threats to Their Businesses

Although physical threats are “skyrocketing,” most C-suite leaders are unprepared to mitigate the impact on operations and people. That’s according to a new report from critical event management provider OnSolve. The study found significant increases to three rising threats globally in 2022 when compared to 2021: infrastructure and technology (+688% globally, +807% in U.S.); transportation […]

What We Learned From… FM NOW: Building Tech Summit

We here at Facilities Management Advisor have wrapped up our Facilities Management NOW: Building Technology summit! The online event featured educational sessions covering a variety of hot topics. If you missed any of the webinars, here’s a rundown with key takeaways and links to free on-demand recordings. Tuesday, April 25, 2023 Opening Keynote | Refreshing […]

Back to Basics: PSAP and EOC Facilities

Back to Basics is an article series that highlights important, but possibly overlooked, information facilities management professionals should know. With April being Emergency Communications Month, let’s spotlight facilities that are vital in responding to emergencies. Public safety answering points (PSAPs) and emergency operations centers (EOCs) are critical facilities that provide essential services to the community […]

What’s New in the PASS Guidelines for Securing K-12 Schools

In a constantly changing world, the security and safety challenges schools face—as well as the ways in which schools can address those challenges—are also ever-changing. The Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) has released the sixth edition of its Safety and Security Guidelines for K-12 Schools—a free resource that offers comprehensive information for school administrators, […]

FMs, Resilience, and Risk Management

Risk mitigation is the process of planning and developing options to reduce threats or risks to people. Resilience is the ability to learn, respond, reflect, and recover from emergencies. While risk mitigation activities are preventative, and resilience activities are reactive, both place serious responsibility on the shoulders of facilities management teams. What’s important in resilience […]

Chicago Cubs Hit Home Run with Modern Security at Historic Wrigley Field

When talking about Major League Baseball (MLB) in the United States, it’s hard not to think of the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field. With a history spanning more than 100 years, the Chicago Cubs are one of the most recognized teams in professional sports. Every season, over 40,000 passionate and loyal fans flock to 81+ […]

FMA Shorts: What’s a Major Weak Link in Facility Security?

On this latest episode of FMA Shorts, Jamie Hamilton, senior building security, energy, and branding consultant at NGS, explains why windows are a security weakness at facilities. This clip was taken from a recent webinar panel session titled “How to Improve Building Sustainability, Resilience, and Aesthetics at the Same Time.” The full session is available […]

Webinar Watch: FM NOW Sessions on Building Technology

Be sure to join us for our FM NOW: Building Technology online summit on April 25-26, 2023! The FREE virtual event will include educational sessions hosted by industry experts. Can’t make it to the live webinars? No worries! All registrants also receive a link to an on-demand recording. Opening Keynote | Refreshing Your ‘Why’ As […]