Archives: February, 2006

Doug Bedell — February 17, 2006, 2:24 pm

Aesthetics – at a Distance

IMS Research, a marketing research firm in Wellingborough, England, advises that building entrance controls are in a period of transition to “more aesthetically pleasing products”. “Alongside this trend,” IMS adds, “the increased threat of terrorist activity has pushed to the forefront a number of high rise building security issues.” This brings to mind a point […]

Doug Bedell — , 2:02 pm

Entry Point Efficiency

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, reports Government Technology magazine, has been streamlining the administration of U.S. borders via its Secure Border and Expedited Removal initiatives. An overall approach to border security would include review of highway access points to insure that efficient barriers and vehicle inspection syestems are in place to move traffic safely. […]

Doug Bedell — February 6, 2006, 11:11 am

Where Hospitals Could be Hurt

Security Management Weekly reports that Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City, Mo., has tightened security by turning 10 of 15 entrances into emergency exits only and using mobile entry posts inside these five doors. Even so, these posts are, indeed, inside the building’s structural boundary. Hospitals, like other sensitive places of public access, […]

Doug Bedell — , 9:02 am

A Systems Approach to Travel

Virginia’s Governor Timothy M. Kaine has taken a commendable systems approach to transportation planning. He included the traveling public (“the customers”) – hosting 11 town meetings around the state since last November – and has produced a Virginia transportation plan including both highways and mass transit. Transportation leads to destinations. At the end of trips, […]