Archives: 'Entrance Security'

Doug Bedell — September 19, 2018, 3:08 pm

When Courtesy Conflicts With Security, and Doors Lose Out

A Security Magazine blog makes the appropriate point that “Not every incident of unauthorized access is a criminal break-in – some of the most common types spring from common courtesy, like holding the door for a colleague.” Holding a door open? Yes, it’s called tailgating and occurs “when one or more people follow an authorized […]

Doug Bedell — March 14, 2018, 2:31 pm

For Fencing or Barriers, Security and Quality Go Hand-In-Hand

Here’s a mouthful, but a meaty one: The Advanced Perimeter Systems Security blog notes that effective perimeter security involves “3Qs” – Quality, Quotes and Questions. While theirs focus on fencing, they can also readily apply to PRO Barrier’s vehicle access control barriers at the entrance to securely fenced-in facilities. “When a customer knows that only […]

Doug Bedell — February 26, 2018, 12:07 pm

Barrier Stops an Intruder’s Car at the White House

The utility, indeed, the necessity, of vehicle barriers at key entry points was demonstrated last week when a woman’s car was stopped by a security barrier at an entrance to the White House grounds. It was another of several attempts by the same woman, from Tennessee, to penetrate perimeter security at the White House. An […]

Doug Bedell — January 21, 2018, 10:55 am

Security ‘Rings’ Enable Internal Protection

To be sure you’re as protected as you need to be, think of site security in phases, working inward. There’s the perimeter (fencing), access spaces (vehicle barriers and personnel checks), door locks and, inside, computer and other electronic protections. SecurityInfoWatch lays all this out nicely, noting that “The concept that is commonly referred to as […]

Doug Bedell — January 5, 2018, 11:32 am

A Primer on Designing Vehicle Security Barriers

On its website, PRO Barrier Engineering offers a primer on the different types of anti-terrorism vehicle barriers. At the start of a new year, it’s appropriate to refresh one’s understanding of barriers and what they offer in terms of protection for given circumstances. PRO Barrier thereby explains the differences between wedge, beam and mobile barriers, […]

Doug Bedell — November 17, 2017, 11:23 am

Watch Out: You’re Not As Secure As You Think You Are

You think you’ve got a reliable home or business security camera or wireless router. Maybe so, maybe not. “Several widely available security cameras and wireless routers can be easily hacked to reveal customers’ video feeds online, InHomeland Security reports, reigniting privacy concerns four years after the Federal Trade Commission filed charges to eliminate similar vulnerabilities.” […]

Doug Bedell — November 10, 2017, 2:23 pm

‘Contactless Access Control’ Becoming an Industry Priority

At whatever level, from doorways to lengthy perimeters, access control is becoming an ever-more pressing security need for enterprises. That was clear from a recent discussion at a Security Industry Association conference in New York reported on by SecurityInfoWatch. “I don’t think we are just five years away from total contactless entry. I think it […]

Doug Bedell — October 23, 2017, 7:14 am

Here Are the ABCs of Security Risks

The website of the Threat Analysis Group in Houston, Texas, excels in clear security thinking. There are, TAG advises, assets, threats, vulnerability, and risk – risk being the intersection of assets, threats and vulnerabilities. The problem is, though, that threats can’t be assessed with much in the way of certainty. They arise, are assessed and […]

Doug Bedell — October 16, 2017, 9:22 am

Getting Acquainted in Challenging Security Times

Google “physical perimeter security” and the first item to appear dates to March, 2013 – “The 5 D’s of Outdoor Perimeter Security”. In today’s digital world, four years can make a post a security classic. So what are the “5 D’s”? Kevin Marier, founder and CEO of Connex International, Inc., who wrote the piece, identifies […]

Doug Bedell — October 6, 2017, 2:17 pm

Las Vegas Massacre Becomes a New Security Threshold

Quoting experts, Joel Griffin on the Security InfoWatch blog thinks the Las Vegas shooting massacre “will likely serve as a game-changing incident for the security industry.” From hotel front desks and room service staffs to stadiums and open-air venues, the question will consistently become, “Are we sure we’re secure. Do we realize what could happen […]