Archives: 'Security Planning'

Doug Bedell — December 21, 2020, 12:53 pm

Forecasting the Market for Physical Security Products

memoori, a smart building research company (that spells its name in lower case), offers its forecast for access control, video surveillance and other security markets through 2025 based on two scenarios – with and without the COVID-19 pandemic. With the virus, and soon a vaccine to combat it, memoori anticipates a situation in which “global […]

Doug Bedell — December 18, 2020, 1:02 pm

Russian Hackers Pose a Challenge for the New Biden Administration

Here, from the Threat Post blog, is background on the “ever-widening SolarWinds-driven cyberattack that has impacted rafts of federal agencies and tech targets.” Microsoft has become the latest victim and “Its president, Brad Smith, warned late Thursday to expect many more victims to come to light as investigations continue.” Russian hackers are believed to be […]

Doug Bedell — December 16, 2020, 1:38 pm

Climate Change a ‘Big Subject’ Setting for Security Strategies

Climate change is a much-mentioned but little-understood reality of our times. From the Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) comes this post: “Climate Change & Health: Assessing State Preparedness”. Here’s a summary: “The findings show that no state is perfect, and more needs to be done to combat climate change. The authors stress the need for […]

Doug Bedell — December 11, 2020, 11:55 am

Cyber Security: Introduction to an Increasingly Timely Subject

For those of us interested in cyber – essentially computer – security, Juliana De Groot’s post on Data Insider, the Digital Guardian blog, “What is Cyber Security? Definition, Best Practices & More” sets the stage nicely. Ms. De Groot begins with a definition: “Cyber security refers to the body of technologies, processes, and practices designed […]

Doug Bedell — December 9, 2020, 3:59 pm

DHS Provides Guidance on Drones for Law Enforcement

If you’d like to be introduced to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Digital Library, here’s how to do it, especially if you’d like to be flying without leaving your desk. DHS has posted guidance on “Implementing Drone Programs for Law Enforcement”. There’s eight steps of guidance on “the process for planning and implementing drone […]

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 — December 7, 2020, 12:52 pm

Access Control Market Healthy and Growing, Including Vehicles

Joel Griffin, Editor-in-Chief of, has a post headlined “Access control industry potential ‘grossly underestimated’ “. Griffin quotes Lee Odess, the founder/CEO of the consulting firm Group337 and author of the book, “The Phase Changes Shaping Access Control”, as noting to Imperial Capital’s annual Security Investor Conference that “The (access control) industry is in the […]

Doug Bedell — November 30, 2020, 12:18 pm

Need Vehicles for a Security Company? Tips on What’s Best

The Thinkcurity blog considers the question of what classes of vehicles are best for use by physical security companies. Writer Korey McGuiness suggests that, in addition to design, you consider the Cost-per-day – that is, Depreciation + Fuel + Maintenance + Interest + Taxes/Fees divided by the Number of Operating Hours per Day. McGuiness comes […]

Doug Bedell — November 27, 2020, 11:55 am

Police Officers Harder to Recruit Among the Generations

Generational changes in outlook are making it harder to recruit police officers and to meet community security needs, Dr. Nicole Cain of American Military University advises on Here’s a refresher on the generations: “Although not an exact science, many researchers agree that the Baby Boomer generation describes people born from 1946 through 1964; Generation […]

Doug Bedell — November 25, 2020, 12:05 pm

Cuba-born Alejandro Mayorkas Named as Head of Homeland Security

Cuba-born Alejandro Mayorkas has been named by President-elect Joe Biden as the new secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, reports. “Mayorkas, who was born in Havana, attended the University of California, Berkeley,” Infowatch advises, “and began working for the government as an assistant United States attorney in the Central District of California, […]