Tag: security cameras

Amid Rise in Hate Crimes, DHS Offers More Security Grants for Religious and Nonprofit Groups

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it will distribute $160 million in Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) funds as a first tranche of additional funding that the Biden administration secured to protect faith-based institutions and nonprofit organizations against targeted attacks. The announcement accompanies the DHS’s release of an amended Notice of Funding […]

Back to Basics: Parking Lot Maintenance

Back to Basics is an article series that highlights important but possibly overlooked information facilities management professionals should know.  Now that warmer weather is here, it’s the perfect time to clean, inspect, and improve your parking lot after a long winter! Whether you’re a facility manager at an educational campus, a hospital, or an office, a […]

Revolutionizing Public Safety: The Power of AI in Surveillance Enhancement

Editor’s note: FM Perspectives are industry op-eds. The views expressed are the authors’ and do not necessarily reflect those of Facilities Management Advisor. Public safety threats like active shooter situations and acts of terrorism have become increasingly complex and unpredictable. While surveillance cameras are widespread across the U.S., many systems fail to provide real-time monitoring and threat […]

UGA Invests Millions in Security Upgrades Following On-Campus Murder

The University of Georgia (UGA) announced more than $7.3 million for campus security upgrades following the violent murder of 22-year-old Laken Riley. “The protection of our students, faculty, and staff at the University of Georgia is always top of mind for me and our senior administration, and we are continually evaluating our safety programs,” said […]

Top 4 Video Surveillance Trends for 2024

Video surveillance plays a major safety and security role at all types of facilities, and the technology has come a long way over the years. To help gauge what’s ahead for the video surveillance industry in 2024, i-PRO Co. Ltd. (formerly Panasonic security) shares its top four predictions below: 1. Customizable AI On-Site Learning Ushers […]

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 […]

Robots, AI, and Digital Transformation: The Future of Security in FM

Editor’s note: The Global Security Exchange (GSX), presented by ASIS International, is an annual gathering of security professionals worldwide. ESFM Vice President of Security Solutions Russ Collett recently attended GSX 2023 in Dallas and wrote his takeaways on how key trends apply to facilities management. The world is getting smaller, technology is getting smarter, and […]

The Evolution of Zero Trust in the Age of IoT

In today’s rapidly expanding digital ecosystem, the explosion of Internet of Things (IoT) devices has broadened network vulnerabilities. Recent statistics reveal that almost one in every five organizations has encountered cyberattacks targeting their IoT devices over the past three years. Regrettably, a majority of these compact computing devices were designed prioritizing convenience over security. While […]

Fighting Retail Crime with Security Technology

According to the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) latest National Retail Security Survey, retail crime represented $112.1 billion in losses in 2022. To bring attention to this crucial issue, October 26 has been designated as “Fight Retail Crime Day.” In support of the NRF’s initiative, Interface Systems shares some technology-based best practices for retailers to consider. […]

How to Tell if Your Security Cameras Have Been Hacked

Though technology offers many advantages to facilities managers and security professionals regarding safety, criminals can hack into a facility’s security cameras. This ability can put your operation in danger of robbery, damage, or ransomware. Here are four signs someone’s hacked you and four ways you can protect your surveillance system from potential threats. Can Security […]