Category: Security

TSA Preps for Huge Holiday Crowds, Offers Travel Tips

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said it is prepared for sustained higher passenger volumes during the winter holiday travel season and expects airport security checkpoints to be busier this year compared to last year. To help travelers avoid security issues and lessen wait times, the agency also provided its top 10 tips to keep in […]

Challenges of Deploying Physical Security for Multi-Site Organizations

Managing the security at multiple sites for an organization is no small feat. Facilities managers often confront a myriad of challenges, especially when considering physical security and the networking infrastructure to support it. Whether it’s about setting up the right alarm and video monitoring system or harnessing business intelligence and analytics with cameras, an organization’s […]

Majority of Retail Workers Are Concerned About Their Safety this Holiday Season

As the year’s peak shopping season hits its stride, an inaugural Retail Worker Safety Report from Motorola Solutions found that many retail workers and managers perceive safety incidents at their stores are on the rise. The survey’s U.S. respondents reported that petty theft (54%), grab-and-run incidents (35%), and hostile customer interactions (31%) have increased in their stores over […]

AI Dominates Security Megatrends of 2024

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has released its 2024 Security Megatrends report, which identifies the top 10 factors influencing both short- and long-term change in the global security industry. SIA’s 2024 Security Megatrends were selected based on fall 2023 survey data and focus group input received from hundreds of security business leaders, association leadership, key volunteers, and […]

DHS Releases Physical Security Performance Goals for Faith-Based Organizations

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released new resources to help houses of worship and other faith-based organizations enhance their physical security. The Physical Security Performance Goals—modeled after previous Cybersecurity Performance Goals—are in response to the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict and a heightened threat environment, in general. These new resources build on a longstanding partnership […]

UNC-Chapel Hill Students Evaluate Emergency Response to Campus Shooting

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has released a summary of findings from the campus feedback portal it created following a shooting incident that resulted in the death of a faculty member. On Aug. 28, the campus went into full lockdown after a graduate student opened fire at the school and shot and killed a […]

Navigating Facilities Management Challenges in Educational Institutions

When we think of educational institutions, we often think of the students, faculty, and staff who make up these communities. However, behind the scenes, there is a complex network of facilities that play a vital role in creating a positive learning environment. This is often done through facilities management, which maintains all physical assets such […]

NSA’s New Mission-Critical Facility Earns LEED Gold Certification for Sustainability

The Morrison Center, constructed on the National Security Agency (NSA)/Central Security Service (CSS) Washington East Campus in Fort Mead, Md., has received the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification—the first project on the campus to earn the designation. The 843,000 square-foot, seven-story facility opened in November 2022. As the […]

More Physical Security Leaders Are Turning to the Cloud

The physical security market is rapidly embracing cloud and hybrid solutions, according to the 2024 State of Physical Security report from Genetec Inc. Based on insights from over 5,500 physical security leaders worldwide (including end users and channel partners), the report looks at the security strategies organizations are putting in place to effectively navigate the […]

2024 TSA Canine Calendar Highlights Bomb-Sniffing Dogs

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has released the 2024 TSA Canine Calendar, an annual tradition that honors the agency’s more than 1,000 explosives detection canines working across the United States. The 2024 TSA Canine Calendar is available for immediate download here. TSA uses canines as part of its multilayered security operations nationwide and also trains about 300 […]