Category: Security

What Are Healthy Buildings?

As we head into Healthy Buildings Week here at Facilities Management Advisor, one might ask: “What are healthy buildings?” Healthy buildings involve a variety of categories, including design, cleaning protocols, ventilation, water quality, safety and security, clear communication and signage, encouragement of active occupants, and certification programs. Healthy buildings take on added importance as many workers […]

Workplace Safety Concerns Hit All-Time High for U.S. Employees

Most U.S. employees are more concerned about workplace safety than ever before, with worries ranging from health hazards to cybersecurity, and they expect employers to ensure their well-being while on the job, according to a new study from AlertMedia. Based on responses from over 2,000 full-time U.S. workers, the State of Employee Safety Report found […]

Better Buildings: How Facilities Management Impacts Both Security and Productivity

There can be no doubt that the buildings we work in have a big impact on us. This issue was brought to the forefront during the COVID-19 pandemic, as many people were asked to work remotely.  Interestingly, around one-third of workers admit that they are less productive when working from home. So, we can say […]

Watch: Ohio State University Highlights Safety and Security Efforts

As part of its work to improve safety and security on and off campus, Ohio State University has announced new surveillance upgrades, ongoing collaboration with local officials, and widespread availability of personal safety devices. In a Health, Safety, and Well-being Update video on March 1, President Kristina M. Johnson said the university is installing surveillance […]

Access Control Benefits: SIA OSDP vs. Legacy Card Systems

Looking to install new access control products or enhance your current security system? Consider the communications technology approach that will futureproof your system’s performance and security. While some access control systems leverage legacy technology like Wiegand, the most modern, advanced systems are powered by Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP). OSDP is an access control communications […]

How Authorities Are Tackling Security for Super Bowl LVI

Before Super Bowl LVI kicks off on Sunday, Feb. 13, a massive coalition of federal, state, and local officials is hard at work to help ensure the safety and security of employees, players, and fans during the big game. U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas recently traveled to SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, […]

Neither Sleet nor Snow nor COVID-19 Stops Supreme Court from Its Appointed Rounds

Editor’s note: The Supreme Court’s recent rulings on vaccine mandates for large employers and healthcare workers are sure to impact facility operations. In this article, a legal expert provides an in-depth look into the justices’ decisions and offers some predictions. It snowed in Washington, D.C., over Jan. 6 and 7, and all federal buildings were […]

Is It Time to Upgrade Your Facility’s Access Control System?

Access control systems have come a long way in the past decade or so. No longer simply a tool to lock and unlock doors, modern access control systems offer a range of features like mobile credentials, biometrics, cybersecurity, and integration with building systems and even HR systems, that can not only be used to restrict […]

Hotel Giant Pilots Contactless Room Keys in Apple Wallet

Whenever you travel and stay in a hotel, odds are you’ve found yourself digging in your pockets, purse, or what have you for your room key. Well, one major hotel brand is testing out a new digital alternative to that elusive plastic card. Hyatt Hotels Corp., a global hospitality company whose portfolio includes more than […]

What Facility Managers Need to Know About Hybrid Workspaces

As with the concept of remote work, hybrid work may have already existed before COVID-19, but the pandemic took the idea of hybrid workplaces to the next level. Forced government lockdowns, social distancing, and other measures ensured that hybrid ways of working became more accepted and normative across many industry sectors. As such, the trend […]