Category: Security

Airports Receive Nearly $1B in Infrastructure Grants to Meet ‘Surging’ Travel Demand

With air traffic poised to reach or beat pre-pandemic levels this year, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is awarding nearly $1 billion from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to 99 airports of all shapes and sizes across the country. The funding helps meet the growing demand for air travel and invests in key areas to help […]

Webinar Watch: How to Improve Building Sustainability, Resilience, and Aesthetics at the Same Time

Learn about the importance of next-generation window films at Facilities Management Advisor’s FREE webinar, which will explore how window films can improve building sustainability, resilience, and aesthetics. Can’t make it to the live event? No worries! All registrants also receive a link to an on-demand recording.    Wednesday, March 8, 2023 Webinar | How to […]

Chicago to Invest $76.3 Million in School Security Cameras

Chicago Public Schools (CPS), the nation’s fourth-largest school district, has announced plans to spend $76.3 million on security cameras over three years. The initiative calls for adding new cameras and replacing outdated ones in an effort to ensure that all elementary and high schools in the district have state-of-the-art systems. “As a district, we remain […]

5 Factors to Consider When Choosing Multi-Sensor Security Cameras

Multi-sensor cameras are a boon to wide-area surveillance. You can install one camera where four may have been required for a 360° view in the past, saving not only the cost of additional cameras, but the cost of wiring, power, and installation too. Because multiple camera streams flow down a single ethernet cable, you can […]

Should U.S. Airports Ban Facial Recognition Security Tech?

The use of facial recognition technology has long been controversial, but the debate is heating up again among lawmakers and the security industry. Several U.S. senators have called on the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to immediately halt its deployment of the high-tech biometric solution at domestic airports. Meanwhile, the Security Industry Association (SIA) has deemed […]

Super Bowl Security: What Officials Are Doing to Protect the Big Game

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in close coordination with state and local officials, is leading federal efforts to ensure the safety and security of employees, players, and fans during Super Bowl LVII. Earlier this week, DHS Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas visited Phoenix and Glendale, Arizona, to inspect security operations and meet with law […]

Feds Arrest Pair for ‘Hate-Fueled’ Plot to Attack Energy Facilities

Federal prosecutors have charged a Florida man and Maryland woman with conspiracy to destroy an energy facility. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) alleges that the defendants—Brandon Clint Russell, reportedly a neo-Nazi leader, and Sarah Beth Clendaniel—planned racially motivated attacks on multiple electrical substations in an effort to “completely destroy” the city of Baltimore. The […]

8 Ways to Secure a Facility’s Perimeter

Facilities managers should work with security professionals on developing an adequate security plan to protect the perimeter of their properties. Each property is unique, so highly secure locations, like military installations, will have a different plan than areas open to the public, like shopping centers. 1. Vehicle Access Control Highly secure facilities should consider installing […]

3 Remote Management Tools for Rental Properties

Rental properties demand a great deal of attention. Managing the business aspects alone—loan payments, taxes, accounting, and maintenance—can require more time than facility and plant managers have to give. Facility managers can’t always offload certain tasks that demand their specific skills and attention, but there are opportunities to delegate work that is better outsourced or […]

Investigating Facility Safety Incidents

It is important that all work-related near misses, or incidents that could have caused harm had the circumstances been different, as well as workplace incidents that involve injuries, illnesses, and fatalities, be investigated by facilities professionals, security professionals, and other necessary personnel. The causes of those incidents in a facility and how to prevent them […]