Archives: 'Entrance Security'

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? SecurityInfowatch.com 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.

Doug Bedell — October 25, 2019, 3:29 pm

‘Front Door’ Security Cameras Can Yield Safer Neighborhoods

One element in a steadily developing Internet of Things (IoTs) security system is footage from residential and business security cameras, the In Public Safety blog advises. “Footage from residential and private business security cameras can be instrumental in police investigations,” the post notes. “New technology services such as Ring, Nest, LorexTechnology, and others offer internet-based, […]

Doug Bedell — October 11, 2019, 11:42 am

CPTED: An Approach To Security Via Environmental Design

A confessed “childhood vandal” discusses Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) in a post on SecurityInfowatch.com. CPTED applications include “commercial office buildings, industrial buildings and facilities, parking facilities, schools, automated teller machines and U.S. federal government buildings — obviously this is not the comprehensive list of all CPTED’s focus. It’s interesting to note that the […]

Doug Bedell — September 11, 2019, 10:51 am

On the Internet, the FBI Breaks Into the Fraudulent Email Racket

The FBI is on to the threat of fraudulent emails intended to pry money from unknowing people. “Federal authorities,” reports ThreatPost, “have arrested 281 people and seized nearly $3.7 million in a coordinated effort between multiple agencies to disrupt a massive email-fraud scheme.” “Perpetrators of a global business email compromise (BEC) scheme” ThreatPost adds, “were […]

Doug Bedell — May 29, 2019, 9:50 am

Slowing Down Vehicles at Parking Areas Helps Security

SecurityInfowatch.com provides pointers on providing adequate security for vehicle parking areas. “When planning security features for a new or existing parking lot or garage,” the post reads, “the first consideration is the level of security required for that particular facility. A parking garage for a foreign embassy or federal courthouse will require far more serious […]

Doug Bedell — January 31, 2019, 4:05 pm

Security Considerations Important for Busy Entrances

Entrances come, or should anyway, in security packages. SecurityInfowatch discusses varieties of buildings and the security challenges they pose. “For facilities, buildings or areas that require the highest level of security, intrusion prevention is of greatest priority. Examples of this include data centers, vital records storage buildings, or any facility that requires compliance with government […]

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 […]