Archives: 'Entrance Security'

Doug Bedell — September 6, 2017, 8:12 pm

Security for All Seasons, Providing We Plan Ahead

With hurricanes roiling the Gulf and now threatening the East Coast, it’s timely, indeed, that September turns out to be National Preparedness Month. The Department of Homeland Security’s motto for the month is “Disasters don’t plan ahead. YOU CAN.” True enough. DHS lists both specific and general steps to take to be as secure as […]

Doug Bedell — August 30, 2017, 4:38 pm

Vehicles Becoming Terrorist Weapons of Choice

The times are making us more subject to vehicle attacks, and in need, as well, of more vehicle barriers. What times? Times in which – and this was last summer – ISIS can send “a message to its supporters telling them to run over ‘disbelievers’”. “This has led,” the Security blog continues, “to some reports […]

Doug Bedell — August 14, 2017, 4:07 pm

Security Readiness Requires Planning, Preparations

Unfortunately, the presence of vehicles driven (let’s say wielded) as weapons has been much in the news of late. That’s nothing for a barrier company to seek capitalize on, but it is the nature of current reality, and reality is our context. Here’s an excerpt from a Security InfoWatch post discussing the reality of weaponized […]

Doug Bedell — August 10, 2017, 1:58 pm

Suppose a Security Emergency Hits, Say, Your Mall…

When there’s a security-related issue at hand, whether it involves theft, intrusion or, indeed, weather itself, the people at risk need to know about it. So, as an example in an educational setting, Caroline Hamilton advises about “Planning and Implementing a Campus Mass Notification System,” on the Security InfoWatch blog. “Every organization,” Ms. Hamilton writes, […]

Doug Bedell — August 9, 2017, 10:01 am

Security Remedies Take Time – Start Planning Now

“Obsolete/inadequate physical and digital perimeter protection capabilities.” Those are among today’s top five security drivers as noted analyst Kevin Coleman sees them and the Security blog reports. “Consider the physical and digital threats that were at the top of our minds 18 to 24 months ago,” Coleman writes. “Only a small percentage can get all […]

Doug Bedell — July 28, 2017, 11:02 am

Security’s Realities, Both Physical and Digital

On the Security blog, Kevin Coleman, a security authority and visionary, identifies “the top five drivers of current approaches and strategies for security.” They are both physical and digital. For PRO Barrier, whose expertise is primarily in entrance and perimeter security, the most pertinent of Coleman’s concerns is “obsolete/inadequate physical and digital perimeter protection capabilities.” […]

Doug Bedell — March 22, 2017, 1:14 pm

Healthcare Information, Too, Is a Computer Security Risk

Now, evidently, it’s in healthcare, too – complacency over computer security. Brand Barney reports on the Security Metrics blog that “When it comes to the security aspect of HIPAA (a 1996 act on medical data privacy), many healthcare organizations are complacent, thinking a data breach won’t happen. As a result, far too many organizations are […]

Doug Bedell — November 8, 2016, 12:44 pm

Security at Convention Centers

Who doesn’t need to be concerned about security? Certainly not convention centers executives, Don Erickson, CEO of the Security Industry Association, explains. Indeed, convention centers are considered to be “soft targets,” Erickson notes. The good news is that event operations teams “dedicate an incredible amount of resources to ensure that exhibitors, staff, attendees and the […]

Doug Bedell — September 26, 2016, 11:40 am

FEMA Offers Site Security Protection Manual

The Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) provides guidance on protecting building sites from terrorist attacks in its manual, “Site and Urban Design for Security“. Chapters three through five are especially helpful on perimeter security protection. “A perimeter security design,” FEMA explains, “involves two main elements” – the perimeter barrier that prevents unauthorized vehicles and pedestrians from […]

Doug Bedell — September 14, 2016, 11:12 am

Building Security Should Be High on Organizational Checklists

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is perhaps best know for its response to natural disasters. But FEMA is concerned with various aspects of security, including building vulnerability. Building (or facility) security may not be foremost among priorities during busy workdays, but it should be high up there. FEMA posts an extensive “Appendix A: Building Vulnerability […]