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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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21 Lessons Learned by Hospitals After the Boston Marathon Bombing (Part 1 of 3)

Friday, July 26, 2013 by Paul Kazlauskas

Here are the tips security executives from Boston Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital are providing other hospitals that might one day face a patient surge as the result of a terrorist attack. Campus Safety magazine recently interviewed Bonnie Michelman, who is Massachusetts General Hospital’s (MGH) director of police, security and outside services, and Constance Packard, who is Boston Medical Center's (BMC) director of public safety and control center for parking ...

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School Security Bill passes through Senate Committee

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by Paul Kazlauskas

There is an important school security bill, recently approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee with bipartisan support, which would provide $40 million of federal funding annually to communities and schools to install a variety of security solutions.  These security solutions include things like visitor management systems and surveillance cameras.  Administrators will now have more access to federal funding (assuming it passes a full Senate vote) to assist with the purchase of the ...

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Expert predicts increase in insurance fraud

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by Ron Coleman

Ongoing changes brought on by the Affordable Care Act of 2010 will be significant incentive for individuals to try to circumvent the new rules and regulations, according to Warren L. Rydstrom, Deputy Chief of Investigations at the Insurance Fraud Bureau of Massachusetts. Mr. Rydstrom offered his opinion during a presentation at a dinner meeting I attended Feb. 21 in Newton, MA. It was sponsored by the Boston Chapter of ASIS International, an association dedicated to increasing the ...

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Connecticut General Assembly Session on School Violence

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 by Ron Coleman

What:  Connecticut General Assembly Session on School ViolenceWhen: 1/25/13Where: State Legislative Office This event was an informational hearing on gun violence and children’s safety.  It included reports to state legislators from… CT Association of Public School Supt. CT Association of Board of Education CT Association of Schools CT Association of School Business Officials The State Dept of Education.  In addition, several service groups presented ...

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Security Risk Assessment and Checklists

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 by Ron Coleman

A security checklist is a valuable tool in evaluating the safety of your facility and pointing out vulnerabilities, threats and risks.  Your security program’s objective should be to deter, delay, detect, deny, respond to, and recover from a security incident.  Understanding the security problems facing your facility will help you to meet these objectives.  This is done by assessing the unique types of threats that could impact your assets, the probability of these ...

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