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We write articles mainly about visitor management, which helps you to know who is (or has been) in your facility. It is just part of an organization’s physical security processes that protect people and property within and around a building or campus.



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How budget-strapped schools may afford effective security

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 by Paul Kazlauskas

PlaceholderSchool budgets are tight all across America. Although resources are declining, requirements are not. This is especially true in the area of security. If a tight school budget is stopping you from implementing a visitor management procedure, there are ways to get around this school funding issue. Here are some ideas that can help your school afford a visitor management procedure for better school security… What you can do for yourself … with help from your PTO/PTA (or other ...

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"Better safe than sorry"

Thursday, February 19, 2015 by Josette Lumbruno

“Better safe than sorry.” Where did this phrase come from?  It was first used in 1837 by Irish writer Samuel Lover in his novel Rory O’More. It means, “better to take precautionary actions rather than to be sorry that you didn’t if something bad happens.” We have all heard or used this phrase, haven’t we? It’s how we rationalize the purchase of insurance when we rent a car or an extended warranty for a new high-definition TV. Better safe ...

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What is direct thermal printing and how do I choose a printer?

Monday, February 16, 2015 by Paul Kazlauskas

Placeholder Direct thermal printing uses a thermal print head that applies heat to the surface being printed. This type of printing uses chemically treated, heat-sensitive labels or paper that blacken when they pass under the thermal print head. Unlike with thermal transfer printing, no ribbon is used in direct thermal printing. Direct thermal printers also don’t use ink or toner. Because of this, direct thermal printers can’t print in color.Direct thermal images may fade over time, ...

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Do you feel stressed or unsafe at work?

Thursday, February 12, 2015 by Josette Lumbruno

Let’s face it, we all have stress in our workplace from time to time. The important thing is how we deal with it. The first thing to acknowledge is that you feel stressed, tired and worn out. There should be no shame in that. In this day and age where most of us are always connected to our devices, there is no real downtime. The societal expectation is to reply to a text, instant message, or an email quickly. We are so connected to everyone else in our lives that we fail to recognize ...

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Biometrics: what they are and how they work

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 by Paul Kazlauskas

PlaceholderOne of the hot, emerging trends in the security industry involves the use of biometrics. Biometric authentication involves ways of identifying people using a person’s unique physical characteristics such as fingerprints, facial structure, eyes, or voice. These identifiers are a distinct and unique way to recognize, describe and measure individuals. Biometric authentication of identity is very hard to forge and that is why it is being incorporated more and more in the field of access ...

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