Archives: 'Building Management'

Doug Bedell — June 6, 2017, 8:43 am

Schools Being Protected From a Security Control Center

The public schools in Littleton, Colorado, are demonstrating how security principles can be applied to an entire school system, with the state of the electronic art monitored from a single control center. “Staff,” advises the Security Industry Association, “can watch video feeds displayed on a wall of 16 screens and view access control information for […]

Doug Bedell — April 21, 2017, 10:34 pm

Robots Marching In…

New pieces of security gear continue to arrive on the scene – security robots. Briefs noted the arrival of security robots (along with drones and virtual reality) in a post last February, and they keep coming on. The Security Magazine blog has the International Federation of Robots (IFR) projecting that “the number/use of industrial robots […]

Doug Bedell — February 21, 2017, 9:10 am

New Security Gear: Drones, Robots and Virtual Reality

Welcome a new set of staffers to security scenes just about everywhere: Robots and virtual reality rigs. The Security blog interviews an integrated security director on the prospects that site protection will become increasingly robotic. “I don’t think robots will ever replace humans 100-percent,” says Joe Young, Director of Cloud Monitoring Services for G4S Secure […]

Doug Bedell — January 31, 2017, 2:05 pm

More About Drones, and Their Security Role

Here’s an update on the use of drones for emergency management and security functions. This Emergency Disaster and Emergency Management post calls it “tremendously important” for crisis managers (police, fire and emergency medical personnel, among others) to consider purchasing a drone, or drones, for gathering useful information at a disaster scene. “Used properly,” drones “can […]

Doug Bedell — January 24, 2017, 12:33 pm

‘Insider’ Security Challenges Growing

Time out to provide a sense of the people/cyber security setting overall, courtesy of Security Magazine. The “insider challenge” is getting ever worse. Insider threats and corporate cyber espionage are survey–certified top security challenges for 2017. “All too often,” says Security Magazine, “enterprise security departments are not involved in the acquisition of human resources (contract, […]

Doug Bedell — January 10, 2017, 3:43 pm

If It’s on Wi-Fi, Can Even the Fridge Be Trusted?

Gee, isn’t this great? A refrigerator with a Wi-Fi-accessed camera “so,” for example, “you can look inside from your phone while you’re at the supermarket to see just how much mustard is left in the jar.” As we keep adding to the Internet-of-Things, we’re also adding to personal security risks. We don’t want to overplay […]

Doug Bedell — November 18, 2016, 4:02 pm

DHS Offers Help on Infrastructure Security

Looking to insure that your commercial buildings and grounds are safe? Beyond appropriate vehicle barriers, you can seek a means of insuring that’s so from the Department of Homeland Security. DHS has an Office of Infrastructure Protection to help critical infrastructure owners and operators “understand and address risks to critical infrastructure. “IP provides information on […]

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 — October 12, 2016, 3:13 pm

‘Active Shooter’ Readiness Requires Workplace Training

Yes, it’s unthinkable. But it’s happening at an increasing rate – “it” being active shooter incidents either at businesses or K-12 schools and colleges. SecurityInfoWatch has been keeping a watchful eye on trends in school and workplace violence. Watchfulness is, after all, the linchpin of site security. So active threat training is recommended, even though […]

Doug Bedell — October 3, 2016, 6:33 pm

Employees May Not Feel Well-Trained for Emergencies When Employers Think They Are

Polling has its limits in accurate findings, but it’s worth considering the difference between workers and managers/supervisors on how ready employees are to handle an emergency. Government Security News advises that, “according to a National Safety Council poll, 34 percent of workers in the United States do not feel well trained in emergency practices, including […]