Archives: 'Perimeter Security'

Doug Bedell — November 24, 2021, 1:41 pm

Radar Might Be Advisable for Secure Perimeter Fencing

For securing critically important areas, a barbed wire-topped fence may not be enough, advises. Radar might be added to insure redundancy. Where perimeter protection is essential – as at utilities and airports – “it is imperative to deploy multiple best-in-class sensors to improve detection times and deliver real-time, dynamic situational awareness to security personnel. […]

Doug Bedell — July 9, 2021, 12:55 pm

More on Writing Security Guard Incident Reports

Here, from Casey Evans on the Silvertrac site, is another post on security guard incident report writing, to accompany one Barrier Briefs posted from on June 16, 2021. Well-done reports are important for learning from breaches of site or computer security. First, Evans advises, “Keep it conversational and professional. Some officers have a tendency […]

Doug Bedell — May 3, 2021, 8:04 am

More on Video ‘Remote Guarding’

Here, from Security Infowatch, is another treatment of video security, which Briefs covered in a post on March 19. Michael Zatulov on Infowatch refers to the practice as “remote guarding”. “Remote guarding,” Zatulov writes, “turns standard video surveillance cameras into digital guards through the integration of artificial intelligence technology. The guards become the first line […]

Doug Bedell — March 19, 2021, 10:42 am

Security Becoming a ‘Cloud’ Service as Well as a Physical One

Security services provided over the Internet are becoming known as cloud services, not just physical ones, the memoori blog advises. Two key abbreviations are VSaaS (Video Surveillance as a Service) and ACaaS (Access Control as a Service). “Existing owners of video surveillance and access control systems who will need to upgrade their operations in the […]

Doug Bedell — March 17, 2021, 12:33 pm

Security While Keeping Given Settings Attractive

Combining security with aesthetics is the subject of a post by Reliance Foundry – “A Complete Guide to Attractive Security Perimeters”. “An ugly solid iron wall between the road and your building is not the only option,” Reliance advises. “A fence creates the feeling of living in a bunker and can drag complexity and interest […]

Doug Bedell — December 8, 2020, 12:41 pm

Property Walks Give a Sense of Security Challenges

Chris Anderson of the Silvertrac Software company explains the benefit of property walks in winning private security contracts. “Much like routine, on-site guard tours you run for existing contracts, property walks give you and your team the most hands-on knowledge of what’s going on at a property. It does way more than any sit-down conversation […]

Doug Bedell — November 13, 2020, 2:11 pm

‘Security Robots’ Coming Into Military Use Patrolling Perimeters

Security officers are likely to be having company in the near future, in the “person” of four-legged robots walking at their side. Tony Mixon on reports that Ghost Robotics held a demonstration recently at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida of a security robot “walking” alongside a security sergeant on his rounds. It looked […]

Doug Bedell — November 9, 2020, 11:44 am

From Signs to Barriers, Maintaining Traffic Safety

A Canadian firm, Reliance Foundry, provides a web treatise on highway traffic control devices. “Excellent traffic control,” Reliance explains, “is important from circulation to signage. Thankfully, most facilities manage slower speeds than those on public roads and highways, which lowers risk. On the other hand, people and cars may be more likely to share the […]

Doug Bedell — October 26, 2020, 12:00 pm

It’s an Edgy Time for National Security

The Department of Homeland Security has issued an assessment of threats to U.S. national security and there are seven clusters of them, too many, actually. Here’s the categories: 1. Cyber Threat to the Homeland – Based in our computers and information technology. 2. Foreign Influence Activity – “Russia remains the number one threat to US […]

Doug Bedell — March 18, 2020, 12:04 pm

Drones: A Big Role in Security’s Future

The more we learn about drones, the more we become impressed by their versatility as security guards. SecurityInfowatch is the latest source of information on their capability. Where we may be headed: “Will drones have an impact on the contract security personnel market? It’s probably not as unlikely as you may think.” “A key to […]