Archives: 'Entrance Security'

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 — 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 — March 8, 2021, 3:39 pm

COVID-19 Prompting Hospitals to Reconsider ‘Open Access’ Security

The COVID-19 pandemic has given hospitals and other healthcare facilities reason to consider anew their approach to physical security access control, reports Mike Hodges on the Proactive Security blog. “It is time,” Hodges writes, “for healthcare facilities to stop pretending an open design is most appropriated (sp?) for the healthcare setting. That doesn’t mean we […]

Doug Bedell — August 24, 2020, 1:14 pm

Bollards as Partners With Vehicle Access Control Barriers

A post promotes bollards as partners with vehicle access control barriers. A reference incident involved “a Mercedes-Benz SUV (that) crashed into another vehicle and ricocheted through the lobby of Atlanta’s Piedmont Hospital’s emergency room in June (2020). One person died and four were hurt.” Bollards, or fixed standing posts, can protect settings like hospital […]

Doug Bedell — July 27, 2020, 11:21 am

Preparing For a Career in Cybersecurity

Krebs on Security discusses what it takes to have a cybersecurity career. It’s challenging but, like most desirable skills, attainable with study and experience. “Granted, most people who have just graduated with a degree lack practical experience. But happily, a somewhat unique aspect of cybersecurity is that one can gain a fair degree of mastery […]

Doug Bedell — July 24, 2020, 12:50 pm

A Security Rub: We’re All Masked Now

It’s not so easy during the COVID-19 pandemic to identify people by full facial recognition – practically everybody is wearing masks. The Security Industry Association discusses what that means in a blog post.”Skeptics say that the adjustments will not be simple.” “While companies are adjusting their facial recognition systems in response to virus countermeasures, they […]

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 […]

Doug Bedell — March 11, 2020, 3:50 pm

Apple iPhones Soon to be Opening Doors

Open a presumably locked door with your smart phone? explains how Apple will soon be making that possible via the upcoming release of a new iPhone 11. “It has been nearly a decade since HID Global launched a pilot program to validate how mobile access control using Near Field Communication (NFC)-enabled smartphones can enable […]

Doug Bedell — January 3, 2020, 1:16 pm

Focused on the Web, Don’t Overlook Physical Access Control

With a growing focus on cyber, or computer, security in 2020, don’t overlook the risks of physical security as well, Vidya Muthukrishnan advises on The Last Watchdog blog. (We’d include the control of vehicle access to sensitive locations too_) “Traditional examples of physical security,” Ms. Muthukrishnan notes, “include junction boxes, feeder pillars, and CCTV security […]

Doug Bedell — December 27, 2019, 1:23 pm

Who’s at the Door? Check Via a Video Doorbell

Security protection can be provided by gadgets, one of which is a video doorbell for your home or office. When the doorbell rings, check who’s out there on your smartphone or computer. Read up on the “Best video doorbells of 2020” at this site.