Tag: facility security

Office Access Control: Three Innovations for a Post-Pandemic World

COVID-19 has profoundly altered the way we work and, as a result, the way building owners and employers operate office buildings and other workplaces. As they’ve quickly adapted, they’ve embraced three new trends in access control and visitor management: digitizing these systems and moving them to the cloud; streamlining them to be more frictionless; and […]

Professional Sports Venue Security Issues, Emerging Threats, and Technology Solutions

The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) conducted an online survey in April/May 2022 to explore professional sports venue security issues, emerging threats, and technology solutions. A total of 40 venue directors hosting teams from Major League Baseball (MLB), Major League Soccer (MLS), the National […]

Are Mobile Phones the Future for Accessing Your Office Building?

For many, mobile phones are the center of their world. They have endless capabilities and functions, which has led to their use in many industries. Security is one of the many industries that has utilized the abilities of mobile technologies to their advantage. Many modern security technologies now come with mobile phone enablements. Mobile phones […]

How Government Organizations Can Protect Their Physical Security Systems from Cyber Risk

It might seem ironic that a physical security solution designed to protect people and property can provide an entry point for cybercriminals. However, because these systems—video surveillance, access control, alarms, communications, and more—are increasingly connected to networks and IT infrastructure, they can be quite vulnerable. Nearly every day brings the news of another data breach […]

Preventing Workplace Violence Through Situational Awareness

“What can we do?” This is among the most common questions I get after a major incident of violence. It’s not uncommon for there to be a heightened interest for a while, then things go back to “normal.” However, things feel different this time. As I’m writing this article, the news playing in the background […]

For Business Resiliency, Detect Threats in Real Time

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and various stages of reopenings occur, the threat landscape is dramatically expanding, which is compounded by global geopolitical issues such as the war between Russia and Ukraine. This perpetual state of volatility impacts the ways businesses operate and their ability to plan ahead to mitigate risks. According to Ontic’s 2022 […]

Houston Concert Tragedy Casts Crowd Management into the Spotlight

Update 11/15/21: The death toll has risen to 10 after a college student and 9-year-old boy critically injured at the event later died. Over the weekend, tragedy unfolded at NRG Park in Houston, Texas, when eight young concert goers, between the ages of 14 and 27, were killed when reported crowd surges occurred during the Astroworld […]

Case Study: Surveillance System Secures Houston Facilities for the Homeless

The Star of Hope Mission in Houston, Texas, has installed hundreds of Hanwha Techwin security cameras and a Wisenet WAVE video management system (VMS) to help secure facilities for unhoused men, women, and children. In this case study, Star of Hope Mission Director of Facilities Development Ike Kimmel and the security tech company discuss the […]

Top Facilities Management Conferences of 2021: In-Person Events

As a facilities management professional, it is important to keep your ear to the pulse of the industry, grow, and learn new skills and best practices. Attending the industry’s top facilities management conferences can help you do just that. Don’t know where to start? Don’t fret! We’ve done the research for you, so you won’t […]

Does Your Facility Have a Sound Workplace Violence Prevention Strategy?

Workplace violence is not industry specific and can happen to workers in any facility. With that in mind, the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) states that workplace violence is a recognizable hazard and reminds employers that they are responsible for protecting employees from assaults and homicides at their facilities.