Tag: Access Control

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 […]

Bridging the Gap: Unifying Digital and Physical Security in the Modern Workplace

In the spirit of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, business leaders must be mindful to secure their workplaces, whether that workplace is remote, in an office, or in a hybrid model. Return-to-office (RTO) mandates have been gaining momentum post-Labor Day, with some surveys showing a whopping 90% of companies are planning to implement RTO policies by the […]

4 Reasons Your Facility Should Have Security Gates

We’ve all seen security gates at the mall that stop people from entering a closed store, but facilities and security managers should also install indoor and outdoor security gates in several other types of facilities, including restaurants, concession stands, arenas, hotels, parking garages, schools, museums, colleges, healthcare facilities, and airports. Additionally, security gates should be […]

Prevention Is Better than Reaction: 4 Smart Technologies to Secure Your Facility

Though recently published data indicates some physical crime rates such as burglary and aggravated assault may be declining across the U.S., other incidents including motor vehicle theft have been seen to increase by over 33%. In addition, violent crime rates remain elevated when compared to figures seen in recent years, placing unwanted stress on property […]

Top Trends in Healthy Buildings: A Guide for Facilities Managers

In the ever-evolving world of facilities management, there is a bigger emphasis on promoting the health and well-being of building occupants. Healthy buildings go beyond energy efficiency and sustainability; they prioritize factors that directly impact the health, productivity, and comfort of those inside. From optimizing air quality to meeting industry standards, facilities managers should consider […]

Oakland Airport Completes $11M Security Exit Project

Oakland International Airport (OAK) has completed its Terminal 2 (T2) Security Exit Project. The exit upgrade will increase security at the airport and features new art that will welcome passengers to Oakland, Calif. Project costs totaled approximately $11 million with a six-month construction period. “I’d like to thank our passengers for their patience over the […]

Implementing Active Shooter Technology at Your Facility

Unfortunately, as gun violence continues to increase throughout the United States, all types of facilities should strive to know how to deal effectively with active shooter situations. There were 649 mass shootings in 2022 alone and already over 300 this year as of June 2023, according to the Gun Violence Archive. Facilities Management Advisor’s FM […]

Alabama A&M University Invests in Campus Security Improvements

Alabama A&M University (AAMU) announced it is implementing proactive measures to improve public safety infrastructure on campus. New police body cameras, an upgraded surveillance grid, and other enhancements are in the works. The $600,000 investment in campus security aims to increase safety and accountability for the entire AAMU community. Starting this fall, all AAMU police […]

Safety First: Facility Design with Security in Mind

Security consultants should work with facilities management on the design and implementation of security methods and technologies in order to have the best facility security possible. Facilities Management Advisor’s FM Now: Secure Buildings online summit was held on June 20 and included an opening keynote session called “Design Development Considerations for Security Systems.” The session […]

42 Mass. School Districts Receive Grants for Physical Security Upgrades

In Massachusetts, the Healey-Driscoll administration announced that 42 school districts have been awarded nearly $3 million in grant funds to facilitate physical security enhancements and help ensure the safety of students and educators. The administration awarded $2,910,000 in federal grant funds through the Safer Schools and Communities Initiative. The federal funds are managed in Massachusetts by the Office […]